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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
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
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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