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Christmas Gift Ideas Under $5

Updated on December 16, 2013
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5 Bucks, 5 Bucks

Believe it or not, you can sit right where you are and get Christmas presents delivered right to your door for only $5. Sometimes shipping and taxes are extra. The aim of this hub is to inspire you and to show you some Christmas gift ideas under $5 so that you understand that you do not have to go broke to participate in holiday gift giving.

Even if the items you're looking for aren't listed here, perhaps these will get your gift buying creative juices flowing so you come up with your own unique ideas.

Happy Holiday Shopping!

She Will Love this Cute Gift!

For Girls and Women

People are raving about this item on Amazon. People have given it to their daughters, sisters, older woman friends and wives and it was much loved by all ages.
The 2" turtle pendant is comprised of genuine European crystals mounted on an 18 kt. gold finish setting. It is lead safe for children and comes in the cutest velour turtle box.

Wrist Watch with Quartz Movement

Yup, you really can get a watch for less than $5 these days.

This one is perfect for boys or men with small wrists. The band is 25cm long (9.84"), brown leatheroid. That is another way of saying faux leather. :)

The watch face itself is 4.3 cm (1.69") and is housed in a silver colored casing.

Great as a Christmas Gift or Stocking Stuffer

An Inexpensive Gift for Anyone

Crazy Cube - 6 - 99 years - When I published this hub in 2008, it was $3.88, now it is available at the bargain basement price of $.01! Comes with instructions and everything needed to predict the number on the dice.

The only way this could be cheaper is if it was free.

An Old Movie Favorite

Ben Stiller wrestles with extinct beasts, historical figures, and meddling monkeys in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the sequel to the popular 2006 special-effects extravaganza.

An entertaining comedy to watch with your family over the Holiday Season. Pop some corn and gather on the couch. Relax and enjoy.

Holiday Song CD

You get a total of 31 tracks on this CD! WOW Christmas features 30 top Christian artists singing a variety of songs for the holidays.

All your favorites have been recorded in this musical offering, everything from Ava Maria, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Silent Night to Little Drummer Boy.

This CD is sure to bring back warm memories of Christmas' past.

Give the Gift of Music This Year

For Susan Boyle Fans

This is Susan's debut album, showcasing that beautiful, crystal clear voice that surprised Britain's Got Talent and YouTube watchers worldwide.

Just look at the songs on this special CD: Wild Horses, Cry Me a River, You'll See, Daydream Believer, Proud, The End of The World, How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace, Silent Night, Up to the Mountain, Who I Was Born To Be, I Dreamed a Dream.

A Great Gift for LG Migo VX1000 Phone Owners

You can get two practical gifts for the price of one here!

  • Guaranteed to charge Your LG Migo VX1000
  • Packs the power you need to rapidly charge your mobile phone.
  • Small and lightweight for convenient portability and storage

Something for the Curious

45x LED Illuminated Pocket Microscope with Storage Case. Illumination provided by two LEDs. Microscope can be separated from LED Illumination assembly. 1 7/16 inches in length, 1 3/8 inches wide, 9/16 inch in thick. Requires three LR927 batteries.

Books Make Great Gifts

The story of Rebecca centers around a young Amish woman (Rebecca), who helps a brusque Amish widower and his daughter.

Rebecca's Christmas Gift is an inspiring story of love, family and faith in Amish country.

This book, written by Emma Miller, has a 5 star rating on Amazon. The paperback is currently available for only $3.08.

A Nice Stocking or Christmas Gift Idea for Under $5

Brightly colored vehicles will capture your child's imagination. The easy-grasp pegs reveal a fun picture beneath each piece. This puzzle encourages memory, hand-eye, fine motor and creative expression skills. It's sturdy wooden construction stands up to lots of use.

Ty Beanie Babies - Ruby

Did you ever notice that Beanie Babies have never gone out of style? It's true. How can that be? Easy, kids love them!

The one featured in this hub is Ruby. She is an official Ty product from the Beanie Babies Collection. She is handmade with the finest quality standards in the industy.

Ruby has lots of siblings, so get a different one for each child in your life, or give a whole collection. At only $2.95 each, this makes a really affordable gift that any child would love to receive.

Great Christmas Gift Idea for Children

Little ones can start to learn reading by sounding out words with this Usborne phonics board book. Sized at 6.3" x 6.3", it has 10 pages. There are other titles available. At less than $5, you can buy several.

Squacky and the Gift of Christmas

A Fun Board Book for Little Ones

The Pajanimals are excited that Christmas is coming! Squacky really hopes he gets the new Fantastic Splash Super Sub, but then becomes worried that Santa won’t bring it.

By the end of the story, Squacky remembers that Christmas isn't just about the presents. He learns that the holiday is about spending time with the ones you love.

This board book includes removable stickers for added fun.

Kids Love Story Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book

Children from 1 - 6 years of age will love this cute book about the hungry little caterpillar who eats his way (literally) through this board book. It's small, 4" x 4" size is perfect for tiny hands to hold and flip the pictures.

The story is charming but it is also educational, teaching counting and the days of the week.

This is one to check out for the kids on your list!

A $5 Amazon Printable Gift Card

A gift card from Amazon is the perfect answer!  The recipient can shop online from the comfort of their own home
A gift card from Amazon is the perfect answer! The recipient can shop online from the comfort of their own home

$5 Amazon Gift Card

Don't know what to get someone on your Christmas gift list?  That makes an Amazon gift card the perfect solution!  You can get any denomination from $5 to $5,000 as a printable pdf gift card.  Click on this link to go to that page:  Amazon Printable Gift Card

Timeless Movie Classics for the Whole Family

Christmas Classics is a 4 DVD boxed set that is perfect for giving and family viewing.

The four digitally remastered movie titles are:

  • Scrooge
  • A Christmas without Snow
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Beyond Tomorrow

These are warm classic stories that perfectly portray the feeling of Christmas.

Don't Forget Your Dog Child This Christmas

Baily Needs a Good Home

What dog could resist playing with Baily the blue dog?

Whether used for a game of fetch, or as a comfort toy, your dog will enjoy finding this plush KONG toy under the tree on Christmas morning. The rest of the family gets presents and your pet is a member of the family, so why not give him something that's fun and lovable?

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      lisa42 5 years ago from Sacramento

      Great list of suggestions!

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      deepakkumaarr 6 years ago

      helpful article you have

      All The Best

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      Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Glad to help, XIXI! I think people are just starting to recover from the economic downturn, so hopefully, these ideas were helpful to many.

      Thank-you for your comment.

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      xixi12 6 years ago from Everywhere but here. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. You can never be truly free till you have the discipline to manage it.

      this is really great, i had a budget of $10 for a few friends and here i am getting gifts for $5 that has so much value. Thanks. Really handy especially in these hard times

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      Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much, Kephrira!

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      kephrira 6 years ago from Birmingham

      I thought you did well finding decent cheap stuff in your 'under $10' christmas gift hub, but I'm even more impressed by this!

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      Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, KK Gals!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Shirley, you have some of the greatest ideas. I love it.

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      Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      LOL, Drew. You're right, I did. ;)

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      Drew Breezzy 7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      You left off McDonalds gift card! lol

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Jim - great! Have fun with it.

      Hi Dona - lucky find, good for you! That must've been a nice start to your day. Maybe next time, a $10 bill.

      Merry Christmas to you both and thanks for reading.

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      Dona Rosa 8 years ago from Tennessee

      GOod ideas, thanks! Just found a $5 bill at the mall :)

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      thejimster 8 years ago

      Cool, I'll get the crazy cube ;))

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, Anna! I hope it helps people, especially this year.

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      Anna13 8 years ago

      Great ideas! These really help when things are a bit tight n the money front !

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      ~Mommy's Advice - Yes, expanding families can put a strain on the budget, for sure. Hope these ideas can be helpful to you. Thanks for commenting.

      ~JJC13 - Thank-you, I really do hope they help.

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      JJC13 8 years ago from Liverpool

      We all love to buy gifts for all our loved ones and this season can surely drain us with our budget. Gift ideas like this will surely come in handy.

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      Mommy's Advice 8 years ago

      Considering the economic situation the majority of people are in these days this information is great. I know with the birth of babies and marriages I have more people to buy for this year than last :)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Shanel. Hope it helps.

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      shanel 8 years ago from Seattle

      Very useful tips for a gift exchange! Thanks a lot!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, Mdvaldosta.

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      Joe 8 years ago from Valdosta, GA

      Great ideas, well worth the read

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Jennrose. That washcloth is cute, isn't it? I appreciate you dropping in to see me!

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      jennrose 8 years ago from Texas

      Great suggestions! The reindeer washcloth is adorable :)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you very much, Juggalo!

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      juggalo 4 eva 8 years ago

      hey i loved your ideas they are very helpful!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Artist and Music. I'm sure people will check out your link, it fits in the right price range and gives them another option.

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      Ben Glovere 8 years ago from Michigan

      Hi. Shirley This Is A Great Ideas I think You are Helping A Lot Of People Out With Your Tips. This May Help Out New "Music This Is A real Good Song By A New Artist By The Name:"NOONY His New Song Called "The World, It Will fit In It's Under $5 It's only .99cents OVER AT "Amie Street. Here is the link:http://amiestreet.com/artist/noony/

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thx, Eileen. I wanted to be done by the end of November, but that hasn't happened.

      Hope you're having a good trip!

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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Great ideas shirley for this time of the year. I haven't started doing mine yet too busy travelling. Will have to get my act together

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Prosperity66. That's a bonus, I'm really happy to hear it helps in your part of the world, too! I have no idea of the conversion rate of the Canadian or U.S. dollar to the Euro, so this is great.

      Thanks for letting me know!

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      Prosperity66 8 years ago

      Hi michelle, lots of great ideas for inexpensive gifts that also would fit the euro (seems that euro market is more expensive than US market)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Michelle. One of my sisters and I have done that - had a one dollar limit on gifts. It was actually more fun trying to find something in the dollar stores than if I was looking to spend $50.

      Thx for coming by!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Shirley, it's actually fun looking for Christmas presents under 5$. I remember last year instead of the usual gift, we asked the teachers to buy something around 20 pesos. (Conversion, that's even less than a dollar LOL) It was a challenge and yet we enjoyed it. :) The above gifts are wonderful ideas! :)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm glad it gave you some good ideas, C.S. I like the picture frame idea. Put in a personal picture and it makes a really special gift.

      Good luck with your shopping, and thx for coming by.

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Just in time for the GOVT. who stole Christmas 2008. Great ideas and this article stimulates thoughts for other nice but less expensive gifts for Xmas. Thanks for sharing I will have to come back later and re-read here. C.S.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi again, Countrywomen.  I also did a stocking stuffer hub, gag gifts, gifts under $20, but I'm not doing anymore of these.  I HATE! shopping, so spending hours and hours looking through Amazon wasn't a lot of fun, but I thought it might be helpful.  Thanks for your encouragement, it's much appreciated!!

      RGraf, thank-you!  I hope this hub was helpful.

      Thanks, BDazzler.  Oh, that's wonderful of you to share that link, thanks a ton for that.

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Great ideas! Looking for toys for my nephew, (Crazy Cube is good for one of them) I typed "Under $5" at http://www.myToySearch.com and got a great list of cool toys.

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Love these ideas! Thank you for the tips.

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      countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

      10, 5 and what next....hehe. You amaze me with your gift ideas. Good job shirley.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Earth Angel. I agree about the debt thing. The stress of that alone is enough to take all the fun out of Christmas.

      I really admire people with talent like yourself. I am not crafty, though I'd like to be. I told my sister that I was going to make her a macaroni necklace. It's about the extent of my craft talent. I have been thinking about doing our family tree and giving family members copies of it.

      Personally, I like special gifts like the ones you're making. They have a great deal of personal meaning.

      Thanks for coming by, and for sharing your tips.

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      Earth Angel 8 years ago

      GREAT Hub Shirley!!

      I try and make all my gifts each year!!

      As an author, pieces written specifically for a loved one are always received with joyful tears!! As a watercolorist, portraits are always a favorite!!

      This year I have researched the meaning of each person's name!! It will be transferred onto one of my new giclee's and framed for each person!!

      There really is no reason to go into debt!! It's not really the true meaning behind the Season!!

      Thanks again for sharing!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

      Blessings always, Earth Angel!!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, Patnet! I absolutely despise shopping at the best of times but I assumed that people were going to feel the pinch this year and thought something like this might be of help (I hope, anyway).

      Thanks for coming by and having a look.

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      Patnet 8 years ago from San Diego Area

      Go for it Shirley! A lot of people don't have two dimes to rub together right now. I think there's a lot of people who will be purchasing inexpensive gifts this year, making gifts or not giving anything at all.