The holiday season is going to be here before we know it, and there’s no time like the present to start preparing. We’re here to help you with anything you might need to survive the holiday season, 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. Here are 15 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. Lodge Durable Grill Pan Scrapers
If your gift-ee has a Lodge cast iron grill pan, this is an excellent affordable gift that’s as useful as it is thoughtful. The scrapers have sets of teeth designed to scrape clean Lodge’s Grill Pan, and keep it in tip top shape for many future dinners. The scrapers are made with both straight and curved edges for getting every last inch of the pan clean, and they’re made of durable polycarbonate that’s heat-resistant up to 275°F. They’re also dishwasher-safe.
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Smarlin Marbling Ceramic 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 has a beautiful marble texture and a strong ceramic construction that’s dishwasher and microwave safe. We love an affordable piece of kitchenware.
6. 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 red 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Cable Bite Charger Accessory
These little biters are more than just cute animal companions for your smartphone, they accessorize your charging cable and help prevent breakage over time. Gift your loved one an adorable, reinforced charging cable they’ll smile at every time they reach for some juice. Currently, the panda, shark and dog are the available choices.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Favorite Boho 10 oz Tumbler
These gorgeous ceramic tumblers cost only $6.00, and come in three beautiful colors. They’ve got a speckled finish and an overlaid printed glaze that’s boho, chic and totally unique. All of them are food-safe, dishwasher-safe but should be kept out of the oven. You can’t go wrong with a mug, especially one as cool as this one.
15. Rosebud Perfume Co. Minted Rose Lip Balm
This hydrating lip balm is a super affordable grooming product anyone can use, no matter what their grooming or makeup routine is. It’s hydrating, made with clean ingredients and small enough to carry around in a purse, backpack, fanny pack or briefcase. It’s formulated to take care of dry lips and soothe burns, calm irritation and heal skin anywhere that could use a little TLC.
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