Gifting on a Budget: The Best $5 Christmas Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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You’ve only got a few days left to shop the best Christmas gifts of the year, and make sure everyone on your list has something great under the tree. Most shipping deadlines have passed, but you can still get great gifts from retailers that specialize in fast, expedited shipping like Amazon.

As always, we’re here to help you with any and all things gift giving, from nabbing that must-have tech gift of the year to finding the perfect gift for your dad.

Sometimes, however, the perfect gift is expensive, especially if you’re looking for that “perfect” gift for everyone on your list. Great gifts don’t have to break the bank, and if you’ve got a long list of gift-ees and can’t afford to spend a fortune on each one, we’ve got you.

We’ve gathered the best $5 Christmas gifts available in categories ranging from home to health, fashion and grooming. You can do a lot with $5, especially in the gifting space. We’ve also tried to only include gifts that will arrive in time for Christmas, according to Amazon’s shipping calculations. Of course, all delivery dates are subject to change, and we can’t guarantee on-time delivery, but you should be good to go with the gifts below.

Here are the most top-notch Christmas presents, all at, under or around $5, so you can ball on a budget and still treat your loved ones to something special this season.


1. iPhone Lighting Cable Phone Charger

Everyone who owns an iPhone needs another charging cord, no doubt, and you can grab this 5-pack on Amazon for just over $7.00. Each lighting cable is six feet long, made with a high purity copper core as well as an intelligent chip with overcharge protection. These cables are compatible with any iPhone that charges via lighting and USB, including iPhone 13, 12, 11, Max and more.

iPhone lighting cable 5-pack, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


2. BELURSUS 11-in-1 Multitool

Sure, you can get a great gift for $5 but what about multiple gifts for $5? This multi-tool comes with 11 different functions built into one device including a can opener, beer bottle opener, ruler, wrench and more. It’s made of treated stainless steel and is perfect for slipping into your wallet in case you need a job done. Plus, it costs $5.99 and is the perfect affordable gift for the handy person in your life.

BELURSUS multi-tool, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


3. Fidget Toy 6-Pack

Fidget toys are an excellent gift for your friend who has trouble sitting still, and needs something to play with between activities. This 6-pack of toys comes with objects that can be squeezed, stretched, folded and rearranged. They’re all made of durable, high-quality materials like stainless steel and fine nylon, and you can get the entire pack for less than $5.00.

fidget toy 6-pack, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


4. Green Marble Non-Slip Mouse Pad

A mouse pad is one of those retro items that everyone still needs, especially if you work from home and are going for the most efficiently workspace possible. They make scrolling, clicking, pointing and all other mouse actions easier, and this one comes in a bunch of fun patterns. It’s got an ultra smooth surface for easy navigation and can be washed without losing its color.

green marble mouse pad, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


5. Bicycle Standard Face Playinc Cards

It’s never a bad idea to have playing cards around, and this Bicycle Playing Card 2-Pack is a great affordable gift for the gamer in your life. From Gin Rummy to Hearts, there are countless games you can play with a deck, and this red and blue duo is a thoughtful, classic present for anyone on your list.

Bicycle standard playing cards, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


6. KitchenIQ 2-Stage Knife Sharpener

A knife sharpener is a gift that keeps on giving, in that it’s a useful tool that’ll never not be necessary. Sharpening knives is essential to their care and keeping you safe in the kitchen, and this top-rated one costs just over $5.00. It’s made coarse for dull, damaged knives and built to give sharp knives a touch-up. It’s got an edge grip for sharpening on the edge of a countertop or table, and is super compact making it easy to store between sharpening sessions.

kitchenIQ knife sharpener, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


7. Fashion Angels 1,000+ Sticker Book

This sticker book from Fashion Angels comes with over 1,000 cute, fun, bright stickers for kids to decorate anything and everything with, and it costs just under $5.00! The stickers have a bunch of themes, from ice cream to tacos, rainbows, plants, kittens, puppies and more. The book has 40 sheets of decorative stickers in it, and the high-quality adhesive is perfect for personalizing journals, lunchboxes, water bottles and more.

fashion angels sticker book, gifts under $5 Courtesy of Amazon


8. Svenee Mini Artificial Plant

If you’re friends with a black thumb, this artificial plant is super cheap and looks great at the same time. It’s made of advanced PE materials made to look lush, and real just like actual grass. The plant comes in a neutral, fun little planter you can place in an office, bathroom, guest room or entryway.

Svenee artificial plants, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


9. Reusable Metal Straw 4-Pack

Can you say eco hero? While spending less than $6.00? Reusable metal straws are the new must-have coffee shop accessory, with their convenience and turtle saving abilities. This pack comes with four straws, each of which is made of 18/8 stainless steel for no metal aftertaste and is dishwasher-safe as well. The set also comes with a scrub brush for thorough cleanings between uses.

reusable metal straw 4-pack, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


10. Dr. Teal’s Foaming Pure Epsom Salt Bath

A cheap gift that’s also excellent for self care? You can’t go wrong. Dr. Teal’s specializes in epsom salts for soothing bubble baths, and this mix is lavender scented for even more relaxation. The mix has essential oils mixed in directly and the bubbles are formulated to be long-lasting in the tub. The mix is also made with aloe vera for nourishing the skin, and is dermatologist-tested for safety and efficacy.

Dr. Teal's epsom salt bath, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


11. UNO Mario Kart Card Game

This deck of UNO cards costs only $5 and comes with a fun Mario twist, including all your favorite characters from the infamous go-cart game. Each card is decorated with images from the game, and the deck plays by the same rules as classic UNO so you won’t need to re-learn the game in order to play. Each deck also includes a wild card found exclusively in this collector’s UNO deck.

UNO mario kart, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


12. Coleman 10 Ounce Enamelware Coffee Mug

Everyone loves a good mug. They make great gifts for almost anyone in your life from your team at work to your hairdresser, mailman or neighbor. This one from Coleman is perfect for camping or a rustic look in your home kitchen when sipping tea, coffee or another hot beverage. It’s made of super high-quality enamelware and the blue speckled color is dishwasher-safe. It’s also lightweight, impact-resistant and has a rolled rim for comfort while sipping.

Coleman mug, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


13. ChapStick Classic Cherry Lip Balm 3-Pack

One item everyone, and we mean everyone, perpetually loses? Lip balm. ChapStick sells a 3-pack for just over $3.00, a perfect cheap gift to give as a stocking stuffer or as a practical present to your coworker. The formula softens as it protects your lips, and the sticks are small, portable and easy to keep within reach.

chapstick 3-pack, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


14. Pre de Provence Artisanal French Soap

A nice fragrant hand soap is a perfect cheap gift this holiday season. Everyone can use it, it brightens your day and is very affordable for you, the giftee. This Pre de Provence soap is made with a smooth texture, few impurities and luxurious fragrances. It comes in a wide variety of colors and fragrances, including White Gardenia pictured below, and is free of parabens, sulfates and imitation ingredients.

Pre de Provence soap, gifts under $5 Courtesy of Amazon


 15. Amazon Basics Silicone Skillet Handle Holder

Is there anything worse than accidentally grabbing the handle of your cast iron skillet, only to have it *literally* scold your hand in punishment? Nope, not really. Save your loved ones this fate over the holidays with this silicone handle cover. It’s made of high-quality, heat-resistant silicone and is perfect for slipping on and off as you rotate pans, or pull things in and out of the oven. It’s also dishwasher safe and has a textured, anti-slip grip.

amazon basics silicone holder, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


16. Vibrant Life Reflective Dog Collar

Pups need Christmas presents too! They might not know what day it is, but they’ll appreciate the gesture nonetheless. This reflective dog collar from Vibrant Life has a bright blue design that reflects light for safe walks at night. It also has a D-ring included for attaching tags, vaccination information and contact numbers. It’s got a sturdy plastic buckle with a side release clasp for convenient on and off, and it can be easily adjusted for a good fit.


vibrant life dog collar, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Walmart


17. Tough Headwear Large Bandana Handkerchief

A bandana is the ultimate multipurpose gift, as there are so many uses for it. You can tie it around your face, head or neck. You can also use it as a tissue, rag, napkin and even fan in desperate circumstances. There are countless ways to tie it and so many colors to choose from. Plus, it makes an excellent affordable gift for anyone in your life — whether they’re nature lovers, live in colder climates or need a good handkerchief from time to time.

tough headwear large bandana, gifts under $5 Courtesy of Amazon


18. Mini Creature 3D Kits

So technically these creatures cost $10 and not $5, but we couldn’t help but include them in this round-up as a great gift for the crafty people in your life. They’re petite puzzles you can snap together to create an adorable llama, narwhal and sloth. They’re easy to assemble, fun to build and don’t take a lot of material or effort to make. Slab on some non-toxic glue and you’ll have your new cardboard friends in 20 minutes or so.

mini creature 3D kits, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Uncommon Goods


19. Hot Sox Novelty Crew Socks

Novelty crew emoji socks for less than $5.00? These have “stocking stuffer” written all over them. They come in a whole bunch of colors, corresponding to different emojis, and are machine washable as well. Each purchase comes with one pair, so you can stock up on a few and gift them to all your funky-sock-loving friends.

girls novelty socks, gifts under $5 Courtesy of Amazon


20. BRG Airpods Pro Case

If your gift-ee has unprotected AirPods fending for themselves out in the universe, it’s time for a case. This one is made of a soft silicone sleeve that slides over the AirPods without adding too much bulk or weight. The case has been specially constructed so the LED indicator light can still shine through, and the added carabiner can easily attach to a briefcase, keychain, wallet or purse.

BRG Airpods Pro case, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


21. TONYMOLY I’m Real Face Mask

A good sheet mask is a great gift. It’s self-care, skincare and a calming ritual all in one. Plus, they only cost $3, so you can stock up on them and distribute them out to everyone in your family for a budget-friendly gift everyone can enjoy together. They’re made with moisturizing agents like bamboo extract and each face mask in the collection contains an ingredient that targets a different skincare concern. Avocado is all about hydration, but there are many more to choose from.

TONYMOLY I'm real face mask, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


22. Colgate Extra Clean Full Head Toothbrush 6-Pack

Alright, toothbrushes might not be the most exciting gift in the world, but they’re perfect for your practical friend whose a bit jaded about the holidays, or your buddy who LOVES dental hygiene. Regardless, this pack contains six brushes and costs less than $5.00, a real bargain. Each toothbrush is made with circular power bristles for cleaning teeth effectively and easy grip handles for comfortable maneuverability.

Colgate toothbrush pack, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


23. LANG XUAN Friendship Compass Necklace

This super cute necklace costs less than $5, and comes with a wish charm for your friend that’ll show how much you care about them. The brand makes a bunch of different ones with different charms, including adventure, beauty, karma, good vibes, etc. All of them come on a neutral chain you can easily layer with other necklaces, and they all come in decorative packaging so gifting is a breeze.

friendship compass necklace, $5 christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


24. The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy

Did you know you could buy a Slinky toy for less than $4.00? We certainly didn’t, but it would make a great cheap gift for anyone on your list this year. I mean really, who doesn’t love a toy that can walk itself down the stairs? It’s been around for 75 years for a reason: it’s beloved by children and adults alike.

slinky walking toy, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon


25. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smartwatch

This pretend smartwatch made by Fisher-Price is a super affordable Christmas gift for children, at just over $5.00. It’s made with bright colors, buttons, dials to turn and a screen with engaging characters on it. It’s got built-in lights, music and sounds that activate when the buttons are pushed, and the band is soft and easy to grasp for take-along play. It’s made for ages 6-36 months.

fisher-price smartwatch, $5 Christmas gifts Courtesy of Amazon