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25 Stocking Stuffers Under $5 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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If you’re still running around trying to round out your last-minute Christmas shopping list, we’ve got your back, especially if what you’re looking for is non-crappo stocking stuffers under $5. Below, 25 tchotchkes from Amazon that are actually useful and entertaining that most anyone would enjoy. From toys for tots to games for the entire family, everything will arrive just in time for Christmas. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.

Smith’s CCKS 2-Step Knife Sharpener

For the home cook who cherishes her fancy knives.

Kikkerland Mini Karaoke Microphone

Bring the karaoke party home.

Infantino Good Bites Textured Carrot Teether

We like how this carrot looks a little bit frightened of the prospect of going into a baby’s mouth.

The Body Shop Exfoliating Skin Towel

Nothing relieves an annoying back itch quite like a scratchy exfoliating bath towel.

Hiware Extra Wide Smoothie and Boba Straws with Cleaning Brushes

These wide-barreled, rainbow-colored straws are great for the boba-fanatic who also wants to be ecofriendly.

LED Tonka Dump Truck Night Light

The cutest little nightlight for the cutest tot in your life.

“The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

It’s a classic for a reason.

ALEX Jr. Tots Sticker Pictures

Kids love stickers, and with this set, they can create little vignettes on six different backgrounds.

White Rabbit Green Tea Matcha Milk Creamy Candy

Try this milky White Rabbit candy infused with matcha flavoring.

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes Pinch Tin

For the co-worker who’s always complaining about his sad desk lunch.

Kikkerland Contact Lens Case, Ladybug

This ladybug contact lens case is cute and practical.

Play-Doh Party Pack

For an adult in need of stress relief, or a crafty kid.

Multipet Gumby Dog Toy

This plush Gumby toy for dogs squeaks.

Dog Ate My Mad Libs

Play this party favorite after too many glasses of eggnog for maximum hilarity.

Eos Visibly Soft Vanilla Mint Lip Balm

For the teens who want to keep their lips smoothly hydrated and tasting of vanilla.

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

For the nephew who hates brushing his teeth but loves Star Wars.

PAVICICO Bamboo Toothbrush

And a set of individually numbered ones made from natural bamboo for his parents.

Slow Rising Strawberry Cake Slice Squishy

A squishy slice of toy cake that looks delectable enough to eat.

CHARYEAH Waterproof Makeup Travel Case

This handy cosmetic case looks like a miniature suitcase. It’s even waterproof.

Hot Sox Women’s Artist Series Crew Socks

Who doesn’t appreciate a statement sock?

UNO Card Game

The classic game now comes with customizable cards.

Elegant Twist Bamboo Chopsticks

For the Asian-food fanatic — or someone who likes to eat Cheetos without staining their fingers orange.

Hasbro Rubik’s Cube

Hours of brain-teasing fun for just five bucks.

ALEX Spa Sketch and Sparkle Tattoo Pens

Stencils and stickers included.

Marvel Black Panther Black Panther Slash Claw

The claws extend and retract for ultimate Black Panther make-believe play.

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25 Stocking Stuffers Under $5 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)