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Stocking Stuffers for Under Five Dollars

By Edited Dec 3, 2015 2 6

Cheap Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List

It is easy to find stocking stuffers for under five dollars. After the big presents are opened, it is always fun to go look in your stocking and see what kinds of goodies are hidden in there.

If you wish to find plenty of stocking stuffers for under five dollars, you cannot wait until the last minute to shop and buy everything. If you shop throughout the year for bargains and clearance rack items from name brand stores and place them in a gift box, you'll be set with everyone's stocking stuffers the night of December 24th. A great system is within your gift box, label a brown bag with the person's name and place all of the five dollar stocking stuffers that you find in there.

If you are a last minute shopper, or if you did not find as many bargains as you had hoped, there are plenty of stocking stuffers for under five dollars for you to pick up right before Christmas. In fact, when you order them all at one place while shopping online, not only can you get all of your shopping done at once, but you will more than likely score free shipping.

Stocking Stuffers Under 5 Dollars

If you are shopping online for small, unique gifts to put inside the stockings, then do not get hung up on the price.  Dollar cost average the items you are buying. 

For example, if you are buying five items and three of them are six dollars, one is five dollars and one is two dollars, they average out to five dollars each.  

Another helpful shopping hint is to break up sets.  If you have three daughters, you can buy a anil polish set of six bottles for under ten dollars. Split the set up and the gift is now a little over three dollars a person.

Here is a list of cheap stocking stuffers:

Lottery tickets

Money (five singles looks like a lot of money to young children)


Gift cards to their favorite store

Itunes gift card

Coffee shop gift card

Ice cream shop gift card

Gift card to a fast food restaurant like McDonald's or Burger King

Stocking Stuffers for Adults

Photo from Retro Planet

Retro gifts for adults

Gift card to the local movie theater

Framed picture of you and the person




Word puzzle books

Stocking Stuffers for Adults

Photo from Retro Planet

Wax lips

Disney's The Good Dinosaur Books Are Great Stocking Stuffers

The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along Storybook and CD) (A Disney Storybook and CD)
Amazon Price: $6.99 $3.28 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 3, 2015)
Books are a gift children can open again and again. This book is for early readers who are beginning to read on their own with little or no help. Favorite characters and familiar plot lines are one way to get kids more interested in reading and feeling successful.

Soduko books

Discount DVDs

Travel sized sprays, body lotions and shower gels (great variety at Bath and Body Works or Victoria's Secret)

Large size body sprays, body lotions and shower gels (Ulta has great Buy One, Get One Free sales)

Nail polish

Nail jewelry

Emery boards

Makeup-lipstick, eyeshadow, eye pencils, lip pencils

Makeup brushes

Manicure sets

Barrettes, headbands and pony tail holders-any kind of hair pretties for girls

Gift card towards a manicure or pedicure

Cozy socks (the fuzzy ones)

Nail Polish Sets for Girls

Klean Color Retro City Metallic Nail Lacquer .17 oz Mini Collection KleanColor
Amazon Price: $5.59 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 3, 2015)
The price for this mini set of funky nail colors cannot be beat. If you have more than one daughter, then you can break the set up or give each one her own.

Jewelry for girls

Small jewelry box

After shave

Dress socks

Craft materials, such as wooden sticks, pipe cleaners. pompoms, beads, crayons, magic markers, drawing pads, glue, glue sticks, glitter glue, gel pens, googly eyes, scissors with fancy edges,  watercolor paint set, paint brushes, fabric paint, colored pencils, pencil sharpener

Pack of sticky notes (don't eye roll-young kids love this!)


Small squeeze flashlight (kids love this one-it's a classic!)

Flashlight for car or home

Memo cube

Pocket calendar

Bud vase

Crayola Model Magic

Kids Love Mini Lights

HDE No Battery Dynamo Hand Press Charge LED Emergency Flashlight
Amazon Price: $3.00 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 3, 2015)
Do you remember the joy of having your own little flashlight when you were a child? This tiny light is the perfect price and size to put into a stocking. Everyone can have one!

Kitchen towels

Oven mitts

Kitchen tools, like a veggie peeler, spatula, paring knife, or measuring spoons

Photo calendar

Gourmet coffee

Gourmet tea

Gourmet cookies or other sweet treats 

Jump rope

Deck of cards

Pokemon cards

Sports cards

Disney cards

Card games such as Uno, Flinch, Monopoly

Beautiful Ring for Those Who Love Costume Jewelry

Psiroy 925 Sterling Silver Women's Gorgeous 3.5mm*3.5mm Round Cut Emerald Quartz Filled Charms Ring
Amazon Price: $2.99 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 3, 2015)
A beautiful find for a young woman who wants pretty things but is not responsible enough to own something "real".

Barrel of Monkey

Toy cars (Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tonka)

Littlest Pet Shop animals

Miniature See-and-Say

Small lego sets

Barbie Doll


Play Food

Thomas the Train

Disney Store clearance items (cups, bowls, Disney Beanies, fans, candy, and Tee shirts, pajama pal sets, miniature doll sets)

Favorite team cap

Bath toys

Small candle




With all of these stocking stuffers for under five dollars, your family will be delighted with all of the goodies they find inside on Christmas morning.



Apr 25, 2011 3:58pm
Good list for stocking stuffers, some could be used to make very nice gift baskets as well.
Dec 1, 2012 2:42am
Great idea!
Oct 9, 2011 6:32pm
Stocking stuffers are for me the most fun things to buy. As you suggested, I buy items throughout the year to be used in gift baskets or stockings.
Dec 1, 2012 2:42am
Buying ahead makes the holidays less stressful!
Nov 12, 2011 11:34pm
Awesome list!
Dec 1, 2012 2:42am
Thank you!
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