Even if you absolutely adore shopping for loved ones around the holidays, sticking to a budget is key — nobody wants you to overextend yourself for a gift. But small presents can make a big impact, particularly when they're personal, playful and actually useful. Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers for the family or affordable gifts for coworkers and friends, there are some great gifting options out there for $5 or less.
Yep, the following gift ideas all cost under $5, and they include personalized presents that are practical and unique. We found beautiful Etsy gifts, gifts for cool teens and even some funny gag gifts, too.
If you enjoyed these cheap Christmas gifts and want even more ideas, we also have budget-friendly ideas under $10, under $20 and under $30. These affordable Christmas gifts make inexpensive stocking stuffers for everyone on your list, too.
This dainty and unique hair accessory comes in silver and gold finishes.
Glossy lips are still the look du jour, making clear lip lacquer a must-have for beauty lovers. This e.l.f. lipgloss comes in 7 shades and has over 13,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — and only costs $3.
This gender-neutral beaded bracelet will look right at home on someone who loves earthy-designs.
Okay, so this one is just a smidge above $5, but is totally worth it. These pyramid-shaped crystals are great for finishing everything from roasts to toasts and cookies. The foodie in your life will thank you.
This way, the kids won't have a reason not use a coaster next time. These are cute, minimal and make a great family gift.
More and more people are trying to use reusable straws but don't actually have them on hand when they're out and about. This pack comes with two straight straws, two bent, one cleaning brush and a pouch to keep everything in.
You can get away with scoring a personalized present for cheap by finding something special with your friend's initial on it. This gold plated bracelet comes with a dainty leaf for a minimalist look.
Have a budding vlogger or TikTok star in your life? This cute desk accessory combines a ring light with a phone mount to match their star power.
These adorable lip balms from Lip Smacker (yes, that Lip Smacker) smell delicious. Choose from a range of cute designs, including a unicorn, fox, panda and bunny.
He doesn't have to just be a beer lover to enjoy this gift. The bottle opener also acts as a screw driver, saw blade, and can opener.
They'll have a whale of a good time with this cute silicone AirPods case. There's also a pig option for $1.99!
Design a creative nameplate (made of actual crayons) in any color combination you can dream up.
Cute desk decor and stationery can be motivating. They'll appreciate this notepad that keeps their goals and accomplishments all in one spot.
In case you were thinking of gifting her a Best of Beauty face scrub, throw in these silicone brushes reviewers swear by.
In as little as 2o minutes, enriched lavender essences will hydrate their skin for a healthy, plumped look.
Because e-readers aren't for everyone. Gift your favorite bookworm this inspiration marker, and they'll think of you every time they flip a page.
For the playful, artsy and Halloween-loving among us, there are these colorful drip candlesticks.
It's kind of hard to believe that this abstract art piece costs only $5. You can purchase it in different sizes and download it instantly once you make your order.
This gold-plated bracelet can be enjoyed by anyone! Its luminous finish makes it look more expensive.
Ideal for the jetsetter in your life who has their next big trip planned for 2022, the vintage-inspired tag is super unique, which helps when they're picking up their luggage from baggage claim.
You can download this sweet graphic print right at home, and gift it to your BFF (or anyone else who could use this reminder from Queen Michelle).
Everyone could use more organization in their life. This adorable little catch-all looks like a mini version of the super trendy plastic milk crates you see all over Instagram.
If a new sewing machine isn't within budget, this printable still shows how much you appreciate her craft.
A meaningful photo is a great gift, but put it on a photo stand to make it the perfect present.
These fidget toys have been all over TikTok and mimic the experience of popping bubblewrap. They make a great gift for young kids, teens and the fidgety among us.
Another great stress reliever, these colorful nee-doh balls will brighten up their work space.
These BPA-free stacking cups have numbers on the bottom to help your favorite toddler get started with counting.
If they love to sip tea every day, why not get them a box of their favorite blend from Taylors of Harrogate?
These makeup remover singles are life-changing. She can take them on a flight, to the gym to work — anywhere.
Everyone has at least once in their lives found themselves in need of another HDMI cable. They'll thank you later.
Made from 80% recycled plastic bottles, this bag is so cute, they'll ditch the plastic bags in a heartbeat.
Available in a ton of patterns, this cosmetic bag will hold lipstick, eye shadow and anything else they need while on the go.
There are 21 pages with fill-in-the-blanks that will have any Golden Girl fan rolling with laughter.
Yep, they are super practical, but with over 1,500 5-star ratings on Amazon, they're sure to be appreciated.