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Sometimes we don’t have the budget to buy a big gift, but small gestures can make an impact. Even a little something that lets the recipient know you care can brighten their day. Cards make a great gift, but if you’ve been in any greeting card aisle lately, you know they often cost more than the gift you are planning to give. That’s why we dug into useful and thoughtful gifts under $5.

We found a good number of cheap gift ideas and learned some tips along the way. For example, you can shop the Target Dollar spot and find small seasonal gifts for $3 – $5. This section usually has stuff like signs and throw pillows. You can also check out the Dollar Store to find pretty notebooks or activity books for kids. Michaels and Joann are always running sales or offering coupons, so you can check either of those places for cheaper projects, sweet candles, and home decor gifts.

For more inspo, here are gifts $5 and under that are sure to make anyone’s day. Note that prices will fluctuate as we get closer to the holidays. And for more savings, text DEALS to 57299 and be the first to know about the hottest deals each day.

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Gift Subscriptions Under $5

1. Harry’s Shave Club Kit — $3 Shipped

Request a free Harry’s Shave Club starter kit — just pay $3 for shipping. The kit includes the following: a weighted, ergonomic handle; a 5-blade razor cartridge; a 2-ounce shave gel; and a travel blade cover.

Harry's Shave Club Kit
ONLINE Deal
$3.00 $13.00 (77% Off)
Shipping: $3
PRICE SUMMARY
There’s no commitment to continue after your free trial ends — the option is yours to cancel at any time.
 

2. Big Bag of Zero Sugar Chocolate — $4.95 Shipped ($30 Value)

Choose from four flavors of SkinnyMe chocolate. Each bag contains 30 pieces of individually wrapped chocolate that are only 45 – 50 calories per serving. The same size bag is sold for close to $30 on Amazon.

SkinnyMe Chocolate
ONLINE Deal
$4.95 $34.95 (86% Off)
Shipping: $4.95
PRICE SUMMARY
There’s no commitment to continue after your free trial ends — the option is yours to cancel at any time.

3. I Can Read! 5 Kids’ Books — First Order for $5

For ages 3 – 7, these children’s books ($5, I Can Read Book Club) revolve around characters like Frog and Toad, The Berenstain Bears, Little Critter, Amelia Bedelia, and more. You’re essentially paying $1 per book for your first month when you use code READ5FOR5. Eventually, this subscription will cost $24.95 a month, but you can cancel it at any time.

ONLINE Deal
$5.00 $24.95 (80% Off)
Shipping: Free
 

4. Get 1 Year of Online Art Classes for $0.99

With your membership, you’ll get unlimited access to instructional drawing and painting videos, techniques, and expert tips with 24/7 access to instructors. All Artist’s Academy classes are conducted virtually.

ONLINE Deal
$0.99 $69.00 (99% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
There’s no commitment to continue after your promotional year ends — the option is yours to cancel at any time.

5. Get 3 Succulents for Just $5 Shipped

Succulent Studios is a monthly succulent delivery service. For the introductory offer, you’ll receive three surprise succulent plants. Every month afterward, you’ll receive two succulents in biodegradable pots that are all ready to be planted.

ONLINE Deal
$5.00 $16.50 (70% Off)
Shipping: Free
PRICE SUMMARY
This is a subscription deal but the option is yours to cancel at any time, for any reason.

6. Lumin 4-Piece Skincare Set — $3 Shipped

Choose one from three sets to try for free for 30 days — pay just $3 for shipping.

Lumin Skincare Set
ONLINE Deal
$3.00 $38.00 (92% Off)
Shipping: $3
PRICE SUMMARY
There’s no commitment to continue after your free trial ends — the option is yours to cancel at any time.

Clothing Gifts Under $5

7. Zhentor Elastic No Tie Shoelaces Pair in Black — $5.29, Shipped from Amazon

Available in over a dozen colors, these polyester laces come with a metal capsule lock. Shoelace length is 47 inches.

ONLINE Deal
$4.75 $10.99 (57% Off)

8. Reebok Women’s Tank Top — $4.50 at Walmart

ONLINE Deal
$4.50 $17.98 (75% Off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
EXPIRED DEC 28, 2022

9. Avia Women’s Joggers — $5 at Walmart

ONLINE Deal
$5.00 $12.98 (61% Off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
EXPIRED DEC 28, 2022

10. Slipper Socks — $3.50 at Walmart

ONLINE Deal
$3.50 $4.97 (30% Off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
EXPIRED DEC 20, 2022

Best Toy Gifts Under $5

11. Bright Starts Rattle — $2.39, Shipped From Amazon

We’ve seen this rattle go for as low as 47% off, plus Amazon has occasionally offered coupon listings to save an extra 5%. Reviewers like that it’s easy to hold for baby and easy to clean for parents.

Bright Starts Rattle
ONLINE Deal
$2.39 $4.49 (47% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
$0.48/1 - Bright Starts, Amazon Coupon, Limit 1
 

12. Slinky — $3.59, Shipped from Amazon

The great thing about this toy is that it grows with your kid from 5 years old to adult. Watch for Amazon to offer coupons on it on top of holiday sales.

Slinky
ONLINE Deal
$3.59 $4.99 (28% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
$0.72/1 - Slinky, Amazon Coupon, Limit 1
 

13. Fisher Price Puppy’s Remote — $4.99 on Amazon

ONLINE Deal
$4.99 $10.99 (55% Off)
EXPIRED DEC 23, 2022
 

14. Color Changing Stress Ball — $3.44 at Walmart

ONLINE Deal
$3.44 $5.95 (42% Off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
EXPIRED DEC 20, 2022
 

15. Best-Selling Stickers — $4.99, Shipped From Amazon

This 40-page sticker book is filled with over a thousand stickers designs like colorful letters, monsters, donuts, ice cream, tacos, rainbows, tropical plants, space objects, puppies, kittens, emojis, unicorns, and more.

ONLINE Deal
$4.99 $8.99 (44% Off)
EXPIRED DEC 25, 2022

16. 5 Surprise Mini Brands Capsule — $4.97 at Walmart

ONLINE Deal
As low as $4.97 $7.47 (33% Off)
Pickup: Free
EXPIRED DEC 20, 2022

Related: 11 Best Toys Under $10 That Your Kids Will Actually Play With

 

Beauty Gifts Under $5

17. ChapStick Holiday Tree Lip Balm, 4 ct — $4.99 at Target

When you use your Target RedCard, you can save an extra 5% on this popular lip balm tree.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
As low as $3.55 $4.99 (29% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
25% off - ChapStick Holiday Lip Balms, Target Circle Offer (exp Dec. 17)
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
Pickup: Free
 

18. Lip Smacker Lippy Pal Lip Balm — $4.99, Shipped From Amazon

Thousands sold on KCL last December, and at this price, they’ll be hard to pass up again.

ONLINE Deal
As low as $4.24 $5.50 (23% Off)
5% or 15% off with Subscribe & Save
 

19. Conair Pro Round Nylon Bristle Hair Brush — $3.10, Shipped From Amazon

55,000 reviewers love this brush, which is designed for all hair types and lengths. Ball-tipped wire bristles in the cushion base reach deep into your hair without the annoying discomfort of snagging to slow you down.

ONLINE Deal
$3.10 $6.99 (56% Off)
 

20. Eos Flavorlab Lip Balm Set in Mango Melonade — $4.99 at Target

Lip balm in fun flavors is an easy “just because” gift. We love that this is a 2-pack. It makes the price twice as nice!

21. Goody Ouchless Hair Ties, 60 ct — $2.16 on Amazon

Hair ties
ONLINE Deal
As low as $2.16 $4.85 (55% Off)
5% or 15% off with Subscribe & Save
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
$1.40/1 - Goody, Amazon Coupon, Limit 1
EXPIRED DEC 15, 2022
 

Home and Tech Gifts Under $5

22. Dice — $1.99, Shipped From Amazon

Over six thousand reviewers say this a great 10-pack of dice, perfect for Bunco, Yahtzee, or replacing lost dice.

ONLINE Deal
$1.99 $5.99 (67% Off)
 

23. Stainless Steel Straws — $3.99, Shipped From Amazon

This 8-piece stainless flex straw set is 10.5″ long and fits perfectly into Yeti or most other brands with lidded tumblers.

ONLINE Deal
$3.99 $9.89 (60% Off)
 

24. Mainstays Twist Jar Single Wick Scented Candle – In The Zone — $3.22 at Walmart

This lidded glass jar candle is a perfect gift for any occasion. With eight different designs and scents available for just over $3, you could buy several and keep them on hand for the next time you want to say “thank you” or “happy birthday.”

 

25. Stoneware Monogram Mug — Just $3.80 at Target

There’s no such thing as too many mugs. Target has this monogram mug in a wide variety of color options. Choose store pickup or head in stores to get this deal ASAP.

Monogram Mug
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
As low as $3.80 $5.00 (24% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
Shipping: Free with RedCard or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free

Related: We also have gifts under $25 if you want some more inspo.

 

25 Best Gifts Under $5 That Anyone Will Appreciate