24 Gifts Under $5 That Will Arrive by Christmas


When we told our fellow Strategist editor that we were going to find the best stocking stuffers for $5 and under that were not totally crappo, he was skeptical. It wasn’t easy, but we think we may have proved him wrong. Below, the cheap gifts — from dollhouse bread to a camping mug to some Russian literature — that we turned up.

Instant Pot–Specific Mitts

Instant Pot Mini Mitts

Chap Stick Upgrade

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Feline Paperclips

Midori D-Clips

Some Dostoevsky

“The Brothers Karamazov”

Chinese Milk Candy

White Rabbit Creamy Candy, 6.3 Oz

Carole King, Live at Carnegie Hall

Carole King: The Carnegie Hall Concert, June 18, 1971

Reusable Drinking Straws

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, Set of 4

Fancy Salt

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes Pinch Tin

Cute Contacts Case

Kikkerland Contact Lens Case, Ladybug

Enamelware Mug

Coleman 12 oz. Enamel Mug

Sparkly Play-Doh

Play-Doh Sparkle Compound Collection

12 Cans of LaCroix

La Croix Sparkling Water, Berry, Pack of 12

Lipstick Patch

Glitter Lipstick Sew-on Patch

Pimple Patch

Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

105 Twizzlers

Twizzlers Twist

4 Le Pens

Le Pen .03mm Point, Set of 4

Japanese Incense

Shoyeido’s Kyoto Autumn Leaves Incense, 35 sticks

Silver Shoelaces

TopTie Metallic Lurex Flat Shoelaces

Star Wars Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro-Health Star Wars Battery Power Electric Toothbrush for Kids

Banana Bag

Tenworld Silicone Portable Banana Coin Pencil Case

Note: The under-$5 version may not arrive in time for Christmas, but the $7 version definitely will.

Peach Squishy

Peach Squishy

Gumby Dog Toy

MultiPet Gumby Dog Toy

A Children’s Classic

“The Snowy Day”

Miniature Bread

Timeless Miniatures Bread and Knife

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Stocking Stuffers Under $5 That Will Arrive by Christmas