20 Gifts Under 5 Dollars for Adults

It’s indeed the thought that counts when choosing gifts rather than how much they cost.

If you’re on a tight budget, you may be worried that you don’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts for your loved ones.

In a rush? Here are our top picks:

However, in the following list, we are going to highlight some of the best gifts under 5 dollars.

These also make for great gift basket stuffers!

The 20 Best Gift Ideas Under 5 Dollars For Adults

Here are our top 20 gift ideas for the guy, lady or any adult in your life that carry just the right amount of satisfaction for the recipient and makes them feel loved!

Quripe 7-Piece Manicure Set


It’s only when you restrict yourself to a proper budget, you discover those hidden gems like this 7-piece manicure set.

We don’t know about you, but often when we’ve looked at nailcare gifts, they’re extremely expensive.

This has excellent reviews and comes with sharp stainless steel tools that can take care of all hand and foot care needs.

It even comes in a faux leather case, where everything slots nicely into place.

Work Sharp Pivot Knife Sharpener

Now, we kicked our list off with something for the ladies, so it seems only fair to include a small gift under $5 for the men in the form of this pocket-sized knife sharpener.

That’s right, for less than $5 you can get a portable and effective knife sharpener that offers precision sharpening.

It’s not just knives that this is great for though as you can also sharpen edge tools and fishhooks with the diamond plate. A bargain!

Mrs. Meyer’s Scented Soy Tin Candle

Know someone who loves scented candles?

You can get this Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Soy Candle for under $5. Although we have picked out soothing and relaxing Lavender, there are several other fragrances available.

What we love is that the wax is soy-based and non-toxic, the wick is lead-free, and it has a burn time of around 12 hours.

Oneage Multitool Pen

If you were impressed by the knife sharpener as a great gift under $5 for men, take a look at this. When is a pen not just a pen?

When it’s a multitool pen. The pen itself in this awesome gift acts like a pen, compass, glass breaker, emergency whistle, bottle opener, and self-defense weapon.

If that wasn’t enough, it comes with a multitool card that can be used for various odd jobs and emergencies and three ink cartridges for the pen.

Fauson Novelty Socks If You Can Read This Bring Me Some Coffee

When you’re looking for gifts under $5, you can always bet there are going to be a few novelty socks to choose from.

The pair we’ve picked out revolves around coffee.

They’re made from a premium soft cotton-polyester mix, so are breathable, stretchy, and comfortable.

The design features coffee beans up the leg, and a cheeky message split between the soles of each sock.

The message reads “If you can read this. Bring me some coffee!”

Even if it doesn’t work, the recipient still gets a cracking pair of socks!

Mini Cosmetics Bag for Women (Alpacas)

If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift for a special woman in your life, whether it’s your wife, girlfriend, sister, mom, or aunt, that’s stylish and practical at the same time, this is for you.

What woman doesn’t like bags?

This cosmetic bag is really helpful as it can be used to clear up all the loose makeup they may have in their bag or around the car and help them look and feel good on the move.

The design features colorful alpacas – who doesn’t love alpacas?

Wooden Beard Comb

Does the man in your life grow a big and gorgeous beard?

Do you ever feel it could benefit from some reining in?

For less than $5, you can gift him this wooden beard comb to help him keep his chin hair under control and free from tangles.

Hasbro Gaming Jenga Mini-Game

Who doesn’t love a bit of Jenga?

When you can’t be bothered with the full-size or giant editions, this is a great alternative.

It’s also perfect for enjoying some tense tower-building fun when you’re on a long commute (on the train or plane, we don’t recommend using this while operating your car or van) or on vacation.

Pooping Dogs Wall Calendar 2022 – 2023

Okay, if you’re easily offended, it may be time to scroll past this one. It’s one of those gifts that’s self-explanatory.

It’s a picture of some beautiful dogs when nature calls.

Not for everyone but if you’re getting a gift on a budget for someone with a silly sense of humor and who loves dogs, this is perfect.

Star Wars Mad Libs: World’s Greatest Word Game, Paperback

Star Wars and Mad Libs collide in this galactic variation on the classic fill-in-the-gaps word game.

For any wordsmith out there or Star Wars fan, this is a match made in heaven.

There are various themed passages related to Star Wars and lots of laugh-out-loud fun to be had.

All for less than a fiver.

Pepsi, 7.5-ounce Mini Cans, 10-Pack

Give the gift of Pepsi for under $5 with this 10-pack of extremely small, but delightful cans of cola from the other huge brand.

Although you don’t get much in those cans, this is still a bargain for the price and packs enough flavor and sweetness for a pleasant treat.

Salliy Rhinestone Mesh Mask

Even though Covid-19 is more under control as vaccine programs continue to provide people with the protection they need, face masks are still required in many places.

If that’s the case in your area, you’ll want to gift one of these cute and sparkly rhinestone masks to a friend or relative.

Even if they don’t need it for Covid-related reasons, it may come in handy for a ball or party.

Do Not Disturb, I’m Gaming Door Sign

Next up, we have a funny, but practical gift for under 5$ for either a female or male – a door sign.

It can be hung from their door or door handle whenever they’re busy gaming and don’t want to be disturbed.

Would be awesome for a gaming room, den, or man cave.

Carson Dellosa ~Aim High To-Do List Notepad

Know someone who loves to plan out everything and make lists?

This Aim High To-Do List Notepad is the perfect gift for under $5.

It features three sections – ‘Super Important’, ‘Then, Do This’, and ‘Chill, This Can Wait’ to help categorize things that need to get done.

With 50 sheets, there’s enough to cover most of the year.

Not a Day Over Fabulous Hairbrush Gift Set

Do we need to say much more than it’s a four-in-one hairbrush gift set and a perfect gift under $5 for any woman or girl in your life?

There’s a paddle brush, styling brush, tail comb, and wide-tooth comb.

So, everything any self-respecting female needs to get their hair looking amazing!

Hanes Women’s Cotton Tank

Surprisingly, in a list that has a lot of quirky, affordable gifts, one of the best gifts is a cool piece of clothing.

That’s right, a Hanes women’s cotton tank top can be bought for under $5.

This high-quality top is available in small, medium, large, x-large, and xx-large and black, lilac wash, navy, paleo pink, red spark, and white.

Machine washable and soft, this hugs your figure without clinging.

Hair Bands, 100-Pack

Another must have gift for under $5 that no woman (or man with long hair) is going to complain about is this pack of 100 hair bands.

They’re firm and flexible and made from an outer of soft cotton with no visible seams to protect hair from being tied up. A great bargain!

ChapStick S’mores Collection – Graham Cracker, Marshmallow, and Milk Chocolate Flavored Lip Balm Tubes

A purse or bag essential for men and women that suffer from dry lips, this fun, but useful gift under $5 includes three premium flavors of what is often considered the best lip balm with a tasty s’mores theme.

Thanks For All The Orgasms Mug

Before we get onto anything else, let’s just note that for under five dollars, you can get an 11-ounce mug in a gift box.

Yes, it’s a fun gift designed with a man in mind from a woman, and could be considered a little crude, but don’t hit the messenger!

Although it would qualify as a gag gift, the fact that it’s an actual mug that your man can have his actual coffee or tea in makes it a winner.

Best Wife Ever Wine Glass, 15-ounce

What’s maybe even more impressive is the fact you can get a high-quality 15-ounce wine glass that reads “Best. Wife. Ever.”

For that special woman in your life, this is the perfect way to show how much she means to you for under a fiver.

What Makes a Good 5 Dollar Gift?

There isn’t much difference between what makes a good 5 dollar gift and one that is more expensive.

With any gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts.

Even if you are only able to afford something small, as long as it is a thoughtful gift that you gave some consideration to, the gift recipient is bound to love it!


So don’t worry if you can only have a small budget to work with, some of the best gift ideas, as we’ve hopefully shown, are those inexpensive gifts that mean a lot.

Whether for Christmas or just to say thank you, a cheap little gift under 5 dollars is an easy way to show appreciation to any person or loved one (and save money at the same time!).

We hope you enjoyed these gift ideas under 5 dollars to make your recipient feel appreciated – happy shopping!

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