Calling all budget-friendly, common-sense gals who are on the hunt for reasonably priced, yet well-received Christmas gifts! 

Whether you’re looking to fill a few stockings as Santa’s main assistant or are gathering little surprises for an upcoming gift exchange look no further than this $5 (and under) gift guide. 

And just one little note before we dive in, all the listed prices are current at the time of publication, but as you know, things ebb and flow nonstop with online shopping so if you see it at the posted price or less, snag it ASAP.

So, without further ado, the $5 (and under) gift guide … and no, you need not feel any shame if you order a thing or two for yourself. These prices truly can’t be beat!

Scalp Massager – 2 for $7.49

I ordered these for my daughter and I this year. Holy moly, they’re amazing! It’s like a little touch of the spa at home.

Bamboo Kitchen Tongs – 2 for $5.66

This two-pack of tongs is a kitchen essential. They’re perfect for serving or safely pulling toast out of the toaster.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm – $3.49

Good ol’ Dr. Bronner has done it again! This chapstick is a winter essential!

IRWIN Tools Pocket Level – $3.19

Everyone can use a nifty little tool like this pocket level. Keep it handy for all the picture hanging projects and not a thing in your house will be off kilter.

Melissa & Doug Water Wow Activity – 3 for $10.99

This is the ultimate car ride activity for kids! Easy, virtually mess free (who cares about spilled water?), and peaceful.

Indoor Plant Food Spikes – $2.98

Easy, breezy, happy plants! I cannot believe it took me so long to give my indoor plants this extra boost. The perfect gift for plant lovers … and killers.

Stress Relief Pea Pod Keychain – $2.11

In need of a bit of stress relief? This pea pod is perfect … and portable! Ideal for kids or adults who need to fidget

Hiking Crew Socks – 5 for $24.99

Divide up this 5-pack of socks between stockings and everyone will be thrilled with their new, supportive footwear.

Uno Flip Card Game – $5.49

Ok, ok … 50 cents too much, but we recently picked up this game and it’s super fun! Definitely worth going a smidge over.

Knotted Headbands – 10 for $13.99

This darling style of headbands is all the rage this year and thanks to this screamin’ deal all your friends can have one!

Sponge Holder – $4.99

Every kitchen sink needs this handy little accessory. Practical in every way if you ask me.

Que Bella Face Mask – $1.99

Men, women, boys, and girls, everyone can use a little skin pampering, especially during the harsh winter cold. 

Mini Jenga – $4.96

Pocket size fun and laughter brought to you by this Hasbro classic.

Gear Tie, Reusable Rubber Twist Tie – $3.06

These Gear Ties are a family favorite, we use them in various sizes for all sorts of things and it helps keep cords so tidy.

Tru-Colour Skin Tone Bandages – $2.79

Finally, bandages that match almost every skin tone! Talk about the perfect, usable stocking stuffer.

Goodfellow Knit Cuffed Beanie – $5.00

Technically a men’s beanie, but versatile for all … and available is such great basic colors like olive, gold, and black.

Waterproof Stickers – 28 for $8.99

Decorate anything and everything with these darling cactus and succulent waterproof stickers. From computers to water bottles and more, everything deserves a cute sticker!

Mad Libs – $3.99

We all remember the fun of Mad Libs, right? Bring back the non-stop laughs and introduce your kids to this great activity.

Batiste Dry Shampoo – 3 for $12.99

Trust me when I say I’ve tried gobs of dry shampoo. Batiste is hands down the best, budget-friendly one out there and I can’t wait to try this fruity & cheeky cherry variety!Last, but certainly not least, is the snacks and sweets category. Trader Joe’s is hands down the best place to browse for unique and delicious options. If you have one within driving distance – get there! I highly recommend the Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend, their Soft Strawberry Licorice Twists, and the very best Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (10x better than their mainstream counterpart).

About Gretchen Bossio

Gretchen Bossio is a homeschooling mom of four from the Pacific Northwest. Writing has always been one of her favorite pastimes so she takes great joy in moonlighting as a freelance writer covering topics such as parenting, wellness, education, fashion, and travel.

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