Christmas, birthdays, thank-yous… the list goes on. Whether we have the funds or not, gift giving is something that we do year-round. But, remember, it’s the thought that counts and you don’t have to splurge to show that you care. Here are 5 ideas for easy, thoughtful gifts under $5.
Play-doh and accessories – Great for kids of all ages. You can find individual cans of Play-doh on Amazon for about $1.50 each, or at the dollar store for, well…a dollar! Plastic cookie cutters, rolling pins, and other accessories can also be found in the kitchen section of the dollar store. I love this set of dough accessories from Amazon that’s only $2.66.
Melissa & Doug art kits – Did you know that Melissa & Doug has a huge selection of unique art kits for under $5 each? A few of my favorites are the educational books, like the Scissor Skills Activity Pad, the mess-free glitter kits like the Ballet and Dance Fashions Craft Kit, and the velvet sticker collections like this one I got my son for Christmas.
Thoughtful ornaments – It’s the thought that counts. And if you know just a little something about your giftee, then you can surely pick out a thoughtful Christmas ornament. Some ideas: baby’s first Christmas for a new baby, favorite dog breed for a dog lover, or first Christmas for a new couple.
Coffee shop gift card – You can’t buy much for $5. But you know what you can buy? An over-priced cup of coffee. And we could all use that little luxury every once in awhile. A $5 gift card to a favorite coffee shop is just a small token of your appreciation for someone on your list.
Do you have any other $5 gift ideas? Do you agree that it’s the thought and not the price that counts?