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Secret Santa Gifts Under 5

Updated on December 29, 2013

Secret Santa Gifts For 5 And Less

If you're in a Secret Santa exchange, finding Secret Santa gifts under 5 might sound daunting at first place. I mean can you even find anything at - or under this very low price? The answer is - yes you can, and more fun things than you might think of!

The Secret Santa gifts don't have to be expensive ones. Also called the White elephant gift exchange, this game is all about getting and giving fun gifts without breaking the bank.

Chick Salt and Pepper Shaker - only $4.50

Especially today, when counting pennies is a regular thing for many, avoiding spending lots of cash on gifts is a major requirement for most of us, so I can easily understand the need to go with gifts with $5 (or 5 Euros, or 5 GBP, etc).

Let's see what fun presents we can find for $5 or under, regardless whether they are for women or men. Some of these gifts are fun, some useful, some less so, but all are great gifts to give to a secret santa this winter.

Please Note:

While at the time of putting together this gift list all the prices were under $5, Amazon is known to change their prices without notice, so always check the actual product for the current prices - you never know what awaits you on the other side!

Cheap Secret Santa Gifts For Her

Chocolates And Sweets For Her

There are many women with a sweet tooth, so finding some cheap chocolates, candies or otherwise sweets should prove to be quite easy. In fact some are so cheap that you can buy two of them combined for $5!

Here are some fun and delicious sweets that you can choose from, starting from bar chocolates, drinking chocolates, candy and many more.

Christmas Candy Favor BoxCHECK PRICE NOW

Hershey's Pot of Gold Assorted Chocolate Nuts CollectionCHECK PRICE NOW

Ghirardelli Chocolate Business Card Gift BoxCHECK PRICE NOW

One Piece Nouveau Gold Truffle BoxCHECK PRICE NOW

Cinnamon and Cayenne Dark Chocolate BarCHECK PRICE NOW

Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense Dark 72% Cacao Twilight Delight Chocolate Gift BagCHECK PRICE NOW

Ghirardelli Chocolate Dark & Truffle SQUARES Stand Up Bag Gift BagCHECK PRICE NOW

8 Mini Gift CollectionCHECK PRICE NOW

Nips Rich & Creamy Chocolate Parfait Hard CandyCHECK PRICE NOW

Chocolate Long Stem RosesCHECK PRICE NOW

Patchi Chocolate Love Collection - Love Duo CHECK PRICE NOW

Patchi Chocolate Signature Collection - Duo ClassiqueCHECK PRICE NOW

Ghirardelli Chocolate Organza Wrap Favor BoxCHECK PRICE NOW

Chocolate Seashell Gift Bag FavorCHECK PRICE NOW

CBN: 3 box gift set:CHECK PRICE NOW

Mini Peanut Butter Chip & Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Pretzel Gift BoxCHECK PRICE NOW

Kitchen Accessories As Fun Gifts

There are many fun kitchen accessories that are priced so low that they will easily fit within a Secret Santa gift under 5. Salt and pepper shakers, flavored tooth picks, fridget magnets, knife sharpeners, there are so many interesting gifts you can give - even if they're not all useful, they're definitely fun!

Two Peas in a Pod Salt and Pepper ShakersCHECK PRICE NOW

Chick Salt and Pepper ShakerCHECK PRICE NOW

About to Hatch Egg WhiskCHECK PRICE NOW

Weddingstar Love Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers in Gift PackageCHECK PRICE NOW

Bacon Flavored Toothpicks AccoutrementsCHECK PRICE NOW

Smith's CCKS 2-Step Knife SharpenerCHECK PRICE NOW

5 pair Japanese Chopsticks Gift Set SceneryCHECK PRICE NOW

Funny Retro Nurse Sorry We Can't Cure Stupid Refrigerator Gift MagnetCHECK PRICE NOW

Funny Retro If We Were Meant to Pop Out of Bed Refrigerator Gift MagnetCHECK PRICE NOW

Wine - How Classy People Get.. Funny Fridge MagnetCHECK PRICE NOW

Candles And Candleholders As Fun Secret Santa Gifts Under 5

Women love candles, more so than men. There are many great choices available at $5 or less, some in white, others in color combinations that are pleasing to the eyes. You can also find many scented candles that are perfect for relaxation, especially around the Christmas time. Here are some of the best candles and accessories I've found under 5.

Gifts & Decor Small White Lantern Ivory Glass CandleholderCHECK PRICE NOW

Therepe Scented Soy Jar CandlesCHECK PRICE NOW

Hanna's 3x6 Pillar Candle (White Unscented)CHECK PRICE NOW

Hanna's 3x9 Pillar Candle (White Unscented)CHECK PRICE NOW

Glade Candle, 4-OunceCHECK PRICE NOW

Scentsy Baked Apple Pie Bar Wickless Candle Tart WaxCHECK PRICE NOW

Sweet Pea and Vanilla Scentsy Bar Wickless Candle Tart Warmer WaxCHECK PRICE NOW

Long Burning Emergency CandleCHECK PRICE NOW

Rose Ball Candle in Gift Box with Matching Bow and TagCHECK PRICE NOW

Teacups and Tealights Miniature Porcelain Tealight HoldersCHECK PRICE NOW

Adams Christmas Window Candle ClampsCHECK PRICE NOW

Wilton Hello Kitty CandleCHECK PRICE NOW

Tag Tea Blends Candle Jasmine Tea Scent CHECK PRICE NOW

Battery-Operated Flickering Triple Cordless CandlesCHECK PRICE NOW

Advent Candle SetCHECK PRICE NOW

Heaven Scent Candle

Kate Aspen "Heaven Scent" Baby Powder Fresh Frosted Glass Votive
Kate Aspen "Heaven Scent" Baby Powder Fresh Frosted Glass Votive

Very cute as a gift, one that will draw many smiles and chuckles once they get the joke. Gifts don't have to be always somber and useful. They can be cute, cheerful and leaving one a happier person for having seen it.


Photo Albums And Other Knick-Knacks For Under 5

Photo albums, photo frames and other fun accessories make for great Secret Santa gifts under 5. They are useful around the house as pieces of decorative accents or even just to store a few mementos in them, so they will be happily accepted by any woman who loves taking photos of their family and kids.

Pioneer Photo 4X6 Mini Photo AlbumCHECK PRICE NOW

Pioneer 4x6, 36 Images Photo AlbumCHECK PRICE NOW

Pioneer KZ46 4" X 6" Mini Brag BookCHECK PRICE NOW


Just Be, Yoga Picture Photo AlbumCHECK PRICE NOW

Pocket Big Max Embossed Friends AlbumCHECK PRICE NOW

Freez-A-Frame Magnetic 8.5-Inch x 11-Inch Photo FrameCHECK PRICE NOW

Magtech Magnetic Photo PocketsCHECK PRICE NOW


Kate Aspen Ornate Antique Gold Place Card Holder/Photo FrameCHECK PRICE NOW

Antique Gold Place Card Holder, Picture Photo FrameCHECK PRICE NOW

Zebra Picture Frame Black and White Felt Photo FrameCHECK PRICE NOW

Leopard Picture Frame. Cool Amimal PrintCHECK PRICE NOW

Photo Frame Matte Silver with Gold DustCHECK PRICE NOW

Acrylic Keychain Snap-In Photo Picture FrameCHECK PRICE NOW

Baumgartens Plastic Photo Key RingCHECK PRICE NOW

Lucky Line Photo Holder Key ChainCHECK PRICE NOW

"Pink Polka Flip Flop" Four Piece Pedicure Set with Matching "Thank you" Tag

Kate Aspen, Five Piece Pedicure/Manicure Set with Matching For You Gift Tag, Party Favor, Travel Kit
Kate Aspen, Five Piece Pedicure/Manicure Set with Matching For You Gift Tag, Party Favor, Travel Kit

A cute and useful Secret Santa gift for any woman who loves to pamper herself. It is a flip-flip that doubles as a manicure set.I love the adorable polka dot design. Perfect as a gift.


More Fun Manicure Sets For your Secret Santa

Cheap Secret Santa Gifts For Him

Secret Santa Gifts For Him - Assorted Gifts To Cherry Pick

So you're looking for great gifts for your male Secret Santa for up to $? Here are some cute, fun, adorable and even useful gifts that you can give him to bring a smile on his face.

Genie Head MassagerCHECK PRICE NOW

Hand Held Scalp Head Massager - Set of ThreeCHECK PRICE NOW

Acupressure Chinese Medicine RingCHECK PRICE NOW


Westminster Sudoku on a Puzzle CubeCHECK PRICE NOW

Reusable 6-compartment Wine Tote BagCHECK PRICE NOW

Built Wine Bottle Drip Collars, Black and Cranberry RedCHECK PRICE NOW

Wine Bottle Ring Drip StopperCHECK PRICE NOW

New Nose Ear Hair Trimmer Shaver Clipper CleanerCHECK PRICE NOW

Nose & Ear Trimmer Shaver Cordless Travel Mini SizeCHECK PRICE NOW

How About A Back Scratcher?

Now these back scratchers are fun and useful too. And at the price they're simply unbeatable for a Secret Santa gift for him. Check them out and buy one - maybe you feel prompted to buy one for yourself as well!

20" Extendable Metal Back Scratcher Portable Travel SizeCHECK PRICE NOW

Bear Claw Telescopic Back ScratcherCHECK PRICE NOW

Home Improvement And Electronic Accessories

There are many great electronic gagets and home improvement accessories that are so reasonably priced that you can easily buy them for up to $5. Check out the gadgets below and find the coolest gift for him for this Christmas.

USB Port Powered Metal Hot Plate Desktop Coffee/Tea/Drink Cup Warmer GadgetCHECK PRICE NOW

Mirror Men Lady LED Digital Sport Unisex Watch GiftCHECK PRICE NOW

Iron Samurai - Japanese Inspired Blue LED WatchCHECK PRICE NOW

Niteize Curvyman Cord SupervisorCHECK PRICE NOW

Gear Tie Reusable 3-Inch Rubber Twist TieCHECK PRICE NOW

Fosmon Black Capacitive Stylus Touch Screen PenCHECK PRICE NOW

Fosmon 6 in 1 Zebra Pattern Home Button Decals for Apple iPhone / iPod / iPadCHECK PRICE NOW

X-Gear Men's 4 Piece Flashlight Gift Set

X-Gear Men's 4 Piece Flashlight Gift Set
X-Gear Men's 4 Piece Flashlight Gift Set

Right now this flash light set is discounted from around $20 and it makes a great gift for a guy for under $5. Get it now before it goes back to the full price. It's useful, fun and makes a perfect Secret Santa gift for a man.


Royal Crest 16-Function Knife 420 Surgical Stainless Steel Blades Abs Camo Handle Gift Boxed

Royal Crest 16-Function Camouflage Slimline Knife
Royal Crest 16-Function Camouflage Slimline Knife

The perfect gift for your Secret Santa right now! It's given at a very discounted price of around $30, so for the current price of below $5 is a great steal, one that will be eagerly thanked for by the recipient!


Mirror Men Lady LED Digital Sport Unisex Watch Gift Jelly

Unisex Mirror Dial LED Digital Sport Watch (White)
Unisex Mirror Dial LED Digital Sport Watch (White)

Beautiful mirrored watch, a perfect gift for him (but also for her). Right now available in white, it makes for a great present for a male Secret Santa.


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    • Dressage Husband profile image

      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      It is always great to have information like this before you have to go out and buy something a very helpful lens.

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      5 years ago

      Some great ideas without breaking the bank, thanks!

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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

      That extendable back scratcher is great.

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      Alexandra Douglas 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Wonderful lens!

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      shawnhi77 lm 

      6 years ago

      I love inexpensive and I love this page. Wonderful job.

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      6 years ago

      I'm no longer involved in a Secret Santa, but always thought they were fun! If you can find out the hobbies or likes of the person, then you can sometimes find very cool stuff that works well. My one Secret Santa pick loved the Hard Rock Cafe and collected things from their different locations. I found a Vegas Hard Rock Cafe pinback button in a thrift shop. She was tickled to receive it! It cost two bucks.

    • LisaDH profile image


      6 years ago

      This page is going to help a lot of people find inexpensive gifts. Nice selection!

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      6 years ago from Cyprus

      @Frischy: LOL, good one indeed! I did belong once to a secret santa where we gave our partner gifts to an organizer and the person never knew who their partner was. So the trimmer is great for that kind of party :)

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      My sister belongs to TOPS which meets weekly. They give secret pal gifts and some of these would be great for that.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      These are some terrific Secret Santa ideas that are inexpensive, but don't seem cheap. I have to tell you, though, if my Santa brought me a nose hair trimmer I would not be very happy with him! If you pick that, you better hope your identity remains a mystery! ha ha

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      NickyT LM 

      6 years ago

      Timely lens that is going to save me some time this year. Thanks!

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      oztoo lm 

      6 years ago

      What great ideas for Secret Santa gifts. You've put together an amazing and useful list.

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      6 years ago

      Wow, I am impressed with the huge selection of items you have here for under $5. I wouldn't have thought it possible to find many quality items for that price these days. Secret Santa is such fun, both in the choosing and in the receiving, and these Secret Santa gifts under $5 are really great options.

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      6 years ago

      What an amazing selection of inexpensive Secret Santa gifts! Some of these would also make great stocking stuffers.

    • donaldwilson profile image

      Don Wilson 

      6 years ago from Yakima, WA

      You've provided lots of great ideas for inexpensive gifts. I always have a tough time thinking of the right things to give, so I appreciate the help.

    • SimilarSam profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Always a tough job to find gifts, you've definitely covered the topic extensively with some great ideas though.Put me down for a head massager, I love those things.


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