43 Inexpensive Gifts Under $5 That Don’t Look Cheap At All

Updated on March 29, 2022 Updated on Mar 29, 2022
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    If you are looking for a small gift or a last-minute little something for your loved one we found 43 (yes 43) unique and affordable gifts that would work for any holiday or occasion. From great choices for Mother’s day gifts to Christmas gifts, our gift guide has the best inexpensive gifts under $5 that don’t look cheap at all.

  1. Cute Note Pad
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    The bright and colorful Today’s Plan Notepad brings a fun and happy touch to your daily school routine or goal-making list and is a delightful replacement for your typical stationery. Every decorative notepad includes 50 pages that are perfect for teacher, parent, and student use. Also makes a great inexpensive gift for a co-worker.

  3. Wine Tumbler
  4. Everyone needs one of these. It’s great for all kinds of hot and cold beverages, such as wine, coffee or beer. The Double-Wall Vacuum insulated thermal design keeps your drinks cold for 9+ hours or hot for 3+ hours. The insulation also protects your hands from temperature.  It’s a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer for any of your loved ones.

  5. Artisanal French Soap
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    Using old-world methods in the French Provence produces soap with few impurities and an incredibly smooth texture which creates a longer-lasting soap. Pre de Provence luxurious soaps create a rich, creamy lather to moisturize and softens your skin.

  7. 11 in 1 Multitool
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    This stainless steel tool card is so convenient and can be taken with you anywhere. Take it with you camping, hiking, fishing, and anything else. Keep one in your car, toolbox, backpack, or wallet. It features 11 important and essential tools such as a can opener, flat screwdriver, wrench for various size bolts, wrench, saw blade, and more. A cool birthday gift for the guy who loves gadgets.

  9. Car Coasters
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    These coasters are what you are looking for to give a nice little touch to your vehicle while keeping your cup holders clean. Crafted from a soft silicone material that absorbs moisture, it keeps it from sliding at all and protects your cup holders.

  11. Adult Coloring Book
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    This delectable & impolite coloring book is about to become one of your greatest small pleasures. It contains humorous and gorgeous one-sided pages with designs varying from minimal to highly detailed where you’ll find cute animals, leaves, and abstract patterns uniquely articulated around swear words and expressions such as ‘Dumbass,’ ‘You’re such a dick,’ and many others.

  13. Cereal Killer Spoon
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    A spoon might seem like a small gift, but it’s something they will use every day! This is the perfect gift for the person that eats the most cereal in your home. This high-quality stainless steel spoon is engraved as a ‘Cereal Killer’ using an industrial standard engraving machine so that the impression will remain forever.

  15. A Pretty Bookmark 
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    The exquisite design of this golden feather bookmark will put a smile on any book lover’s face. Made of pure copper, this simply modern bookmark will not fade or rust and can always stay as bright as new.

  17. Charm Necklace
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    Packaged with a heart envelope, this sweet necklace makes a great gift for any occasion. Give them this necklace as a reminder to smile, stay positive, and let the sunshine in.

  19. Magnetic Wristband
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    No more headaches from losing or dropping screws, nails, bolts, washers, pins, needles, drill bits, fasteners, and small tools. Can carry a portable toolbox on you and have easy access to all your tools in seconds. This top-notch tools holder magnetic wristband features 15 powerful magnets that can securely hold 144 half-inch nails, or 68 two-inch nails, or 100 medium wood screws, even 50 large wood screws.

  21. Reusable Produce Bag
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    It takes thousands of years to decompose plastic in landfills or the ocean, and the earth is becoming crowded with increasing plastics, which pollute the environment and harm wild animals. Try to use reusable produce bags to save your money and also protect the earth while taking advantage of their wide applicability—a thoughtful cheap gift idea for the vegan in your life.

  23. 101 Blessings Cards
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    Designed to encourage and inspire others, these cards are the perfect reminders that God is always near. These cards are an excellent way to spread a little encouragement to anyone.  Each card has been beautifully designed with floral watercolors and has a scripture verse on front and back. Conveniently packaged in a small reusable box, you can keep these cards in your car, office, or with you on the go. A great gift for Valentine’s day.

  25. Slim Wallet
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    This minimalist wallet feels almost non-existent. Wallets make a great gift idea because we all need something to carry our money in. These days most of us aren’t carrying around wads of cash. A few cards and an ID do the trick. That’s why minimalist wallets are all the rage. If you are looking for a gift for a guy or gal, a cool minimalist wallet might do the trick.

  27. Manicure Set
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    A prep set for at-home manicures with everything you need for salon-perfect nails anytime. This super convenient mani prep kit includes a cuticle trimmer, cuticle pushers, nail clippers, and other nail care tools. Set yourself up for mani success—add polish!

  29. Bath Bomb
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    Dissolve stress! Melt anger! This fragrant fizzer is designed to do just that. So the next time you’re FRUSTRATED, drop an F-bomb. (Into your tub, of course.) Fun surprise inside the bath bomb. These are handmade in the USA using just a few simple ingredients. A fun gift that will give them a spa day at home.

  31. Lip Gloss Gift Set
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    We could all use a new gloss. This set a three all do a different job. The rosehip essential oil reduces rine lines on lips while the peppermint oil soothes cracked lips and coconut oil to hydrate lips and lock in moisture. The best part, these glosses will give you shine without stickiness. 

  33. Reusable Chopsticks
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    Chopsticks are the ultimate in versatility, and with enough practice, they can become graceful extensions of your own fingers. Slim and inexpensive, chopsticks are a great addition to almost any kitchen. These chopsticks are incredibly durable, terrific for everyday use. A great gift for those who love the Japanese culture.

  35. Starbucks Gift Card
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    A Starbucks Gift Card is a convenient way to pay and earn stars toward rewards. The perfect “just because” gift to anyone in your life and the best gift for the coffee lovers in your life. Starbucks Cards are redeemable at most Starbucks locations and online. Put this in a gift basket with a great coffee tumbler and some great coffee beans for a great gift.

  37. Artisan Hot Sauce
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    Even food needs its hero. This hot sauce boasts an array of flavors, making it easy to add the perfect amount of fiery flavor to tacos, eggs, pizza, burgers, anything! Give them a flavor that kicks you in the mouth—a great stocking stuffer or cheap Christmas gift idea for any hot sauce lover or foodie.

  39. Army Guy Bottle Opener
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    Made of genuine die-cast metal and styled after the classic green army man figurines every boy grew up with. The army man bottle opener is a great gift for any man in your life or beer lover.

  41. Olive You Tray
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    We all love a little “dish” now and then, so spread some around at your next celebration! They’ll all be talking about you and your extraordinary taste in favors when you thank your guests with Kate Aspen’s “Olive You” Olive Dish and Spreader. Filled with LOVE (it says so right in the center!) and practical pizzazz, our fresh and fabulous favor says “Olive You” more! 

  43. Bourbon Lip Balm
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    Guys need to keep their lips moist too. This man-made bourbon lip balm is the perfect Stocking Stuffer for dad, brother, boyfriend, or a whiskey-loving lady like myself. This lip balm is fun and funky it is also intensely moisturizing.

  45. Gourmet Dark Chocolate
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    Inspired by passion for Mexican chocolate traditions, they hand-carve granite millstones to make these rustic, organic dark Mexican-style chocolate discs bursting with bright tastes and bold textures. Enjoy as a hot or iced chocolate beverage. Perfect gift for chocolate lovers.

  47. Water-Proof Phone Protector
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    Perfect protection. These universal waterproof cases prevent your phones, ID, credit cards, cash, MP3 player, phones, and keys from water and other damage.  Perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing, rafting, and even skiing so they can get a top-notch selfie for Instagram while hanging in the water.  Each case has a detachable lanyard and is waterproof up to 100 feet.

  49. Boho Earrings
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    These lovely earrings are beaded on the wire with vibrant colors and are beautiful embellishments. Though the earrings feel sturdy, they aren’t overly heavy. They come packaged on an earring card and would make a perfect gift for your boho best friend.

  51. Waterproof Notebook
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    This all-weather paper won’t turn to mush when wet and will repel water, sweat, grease, mud, and even survive the accidental laundry mishap. Everything in this bound book is designed to survive Mother Nature’s wrath. The Field-Flex cover, the Rite in the Rain paper, and even the glue is weatherproof.

  53. Artisan Beef Jerky
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    Country Archer is all about honesty and realness. So, let’s talk about the complex relationship between mangoes and Habanero peppers. Many of you have wondered whether our Mango Habanero beef jerky will be too hot (as in, “Bye-bye-eyebrows” hot) or too sweet (like, “is that all you got?”). As with most relationships, the truth lies somewhere in-between. But you can bet we worked really hard to achieve the perfect balance in our Mango Habanero beef jerky. Because, like you, they value our eyebrows.

  55. Face Mask
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    Feed your face with The Tropics, with this face mask is full of magical Algae. It sounds disgusting, but Algae is a powerhouse of nutrients that feeds your face with minerals and antioxidants. This mask will nourish, brighten, tighten and leave you looking like you have just come from a month-long holiday in the Caribbean. 

  57. Dude Wipes
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    Flushable DUDE Wipes are wet wipes specifically for cleansing the dude regions. Individually wrapped or in a 48-count dispenser, your dude parts are in good hands. These wipes are 25% larger than the average flushable wet wipes, and they’re unscented, with naturally soothing aloe vera and vitamin E to protect your sensitive sides. Treat yourself and your butt like the king of the throne with DUDE Wipes.

  59. Bracelet Keychain
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    Keep her keys safe in style with these bracelet and keychain combination. The tassel adds an extra bit of kick and the beads are made of silicone. 

  61. Wine Glass Markers
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    Make your party a hit, charm your guests, and keep your drinks from getting mixed up. Let each guest tag their own wine glass marker and at the end of the night, turn them into party favors! Whether you love to host and entertain or know someone who does, these unique wine glass markers make a memorable impression at any event.

  63. Sleep Mask
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    Pull out this incredibly lightweight, comfortable sleep mask anywhere – in a bed, on a flight, on a long car ride, while camping – and enjoy an uninterrupted, deep, restful sleep. Naturally improve your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function and get a full night’s sleep with this silk eye mask that naturally blocks light for a faster, deeper sleep every single night. 

  65. Makeup Sponges
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    Get ready for an airbrushed look and flawless application. This 4pc mini makeup sponge set covers a full face, corrects any misshapes, and adds color to your favorite features. Rounded sides blend large areas of the face, the tip covers blemishes &, and the flat edge is best for contouring around the eyes & nose.

  67. Brown Sugar Bear
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    Got a baker in your life? Yes? Then they need one of these. Brown Sugar Bear helps keep your brown sugar moist for up to three months. Also great for keeping cookies, raisins, and dried fruits moist. Made from specially fired clay, food-safe, and reusable. Soak in water for 20-minutes and place in brown sugar, baked goods, cakes, cookies, marshmallows, even dried fruit to soften and maintain moistness. Use dry, without soaking, absorb moisture and keep spices, salt, crackers, pretzels, and chips dry and crispy. 

  69. Meat Claws
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    These bear claws are the answer to perfectly shredded meat without the mess and headache of knives and forks. Easily grasp and shred pork, chicken, beef, and more with ultra-sharp claws. Lift, handle, shred, pull, and carve to your heartês content. Excellent as turkey lifters, too! Our unique design gives you a perfect handhold for safely managing the super-sharp shredding blades.

  71. Resistance Band Set
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    Get fit and sculpt a better body anywhere, without the need for expensive gym memberships, exercise equipment, or even having to leave your home. The included carry bag makes it easy to take them with you wherever life takes you.

  73. Fruity Coasters
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    Add a sweet touch to any room with these fruit-themed coasters. Set down drinks in summery design using these adorable coasters. Made out of silicone, they each feature a tropical fruit pattern in lime, orange, lemon, and watermelon. They’re great for everyday use or passing out during your at-home luau.

  75. 33 Glasses of Whiskey
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    Got a diehard whiskey lover in your life? The 33 Whiskeys is a whiskey journal that provides an easy way to quickly record whiskey tasting notes in a small, convenient notebook format. It’s thinner than an iPhone and easily fits in a back pocket.

  77. Mom Life Mug
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    This adorable Little Pear #momlife mug is the perfect gift for mom on her birthday, for Mother’s Day, or any other special occasion. This white ceramic coffee mug features a rose gold font and black dots adding a modern touch. The cute coffee mug holds 16 fluid ounces of mom’s favorite beverage (probably wine).

  79. Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Magnet
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    It’s happened to all of us. Grabbing a dirty glass or plate out of the dishwasher is just gross. Twist to rotate the magnet and indicate whether the contents are clean or dirty. Made of strong plastic with a white background and black lettering, this kitchenware accessory is sure to complement any living environment and serve you well for many years.

  81. Face Mask Brush Set
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    More than ever, people are doing their own skincare and facial treatments at home. These little applicators are a great tool to apply their favorite masks. The compact and convenient silicone jelly brush is essential to evenly spread your favorite mask onto your face without wasting any precious product.

  83. Periodic Beer Cooler
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    If you know someone who drinks beer “periodically,” this is a funny (but functional) gag gift for them. The Periodic Table Beer Kozy is a geeky beer cooler designed for science nerds who also like to get down. A step up from your average foam coolers, this neoprene koozie is great for keeping your hands warm and dry while maintaining your beverage’s cold temperature.

  85. Honey Pot
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    Bee hive-shaped, white-ceramic honey pot is accented with yellow-and-black honeybees on the base and the lid.
    Wooden dipper’s ceramic handle looks like honeybee wings and peeks out through a notch in the lid.