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5 Great Gifts Under $5

Updated on December 6, 2012

Yes, You Really Can Get Gifts Under $5

If it's the thought that counts, then why do some many of us always seem to feel pressured to spend a lot of money during the holidays? Being frugal doesn't mean you're cheap or thoughtless. You can get some great gifts under $5. And your gift recipient won't even know you haven't spent much more! Here's a quick list of 5 gifts for under $5 that should help you save money and shop wisely.

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Trees of Harmony Travel MugUSE CODE TMUG2

At InkGarden, you can get a personalized travel mug for just $2 from now until December 3. Just use the code TMUG2 at checkout.

These 13-oz mugs normally sell for $13.99 - $14.99. They have over 200 designs you can personalize with your own images, or you can make your mug completely from scratch. The choice is up to you.

Plus, if you refer a friend, they can also get a mug for $1 and you'll get a $10 coupon for your next order.

Don't need a mug? Then click here to 50% off all custom holiday gifts!>

Gifts Under $5 - A Personalized Calendar

Something almost everyone can use

Like mugs, personalized calendars make great gifts because almost everyone can use one

Even if your gift recipient relies on an electronic device to keep track of important dates while on the go, printed calendars are a nice backup, and people enjoy having a personalized one with a photo of a loved one or a favorite destination.

You can get a personalized 2013 calendar like the one shown here from VistaPrint.

Gifts Under $5 - A Free Custom T-Shirt

Both practical and personal

Everyone needs clothes, so what's a better gift than a personalized T-shirt? You might pay $20 or more to customize shirts on other sites, but right now you can get one free from VistaPrint.

They offer over 30 short-sleeve designs that you can customize with your own text and/or photo, depending on the design. The free shirts are white, although you can upgrade to a gray or black one for a fee. Other customization options are also available for an extra charge.

Gifts Under $5 - 2 GB USB Flash Drive - Great for backups or carrying important data

A portable USB drive may not be the most exciting gift idea, but it's a gift virtually anyone can use. Use it to back up photo and music files for safe keeping, to transfer them to another computer, or to take them to a friend's house to enjoy there. These handy little devices are great for storage and backup.

Verbatim 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Cap-Less & Universally Compatible - Blue
Verbatim 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Cap-Less & Universally Compatible - Blue

Product description: Get back to basics—with Verbatim’s classic USB drive! Transport and share files without the unnecessary bells and whistles. These classic USB drives give you just the basics—the ability to capture your data in one small, convenient location and move that information with you throughout the day. The retractable housing protects the USB connectors and easily slides in and out--great for preventing breakage and prolonging product life! These USBs come in the most popular capacities around--2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. Whether you have a lot or a little to save, Verbatim has a capacity to suit your needs!


Gifts Under $5 - Hunger Games Mockingjay Necklace - Not the only jewelry under $5 at Amazon

Fans of The Hunger Games books and movie will love this necklace, which is a replica of the one worn by character Katniss Everdeen in the movie.

The Hunger Games Movie Necklace Single Chain "Mocking Jay"
The Hunger Games Movie Necklace Single Chain "Mocking Jay"

Product description: The Mockingjay single chain necklace has the Mockingjay symbol that dangles from its chain.


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      RandySturridge 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens