5 Thoughtful Gifts Under $5 for Kids+Adults

5 under $5 affordable thoughtful gifts for everyone

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. 


Gifts Under $5 | Play-Doh and Accessories

Play-doh and accessoriesGreat 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.

Gifts Under $5 | Melissa & Doug art kits

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.  

Gifts under $5 | dish towel and hand soap

Dish towel and hand soap – You can’t go wrong with practical.  Wrapped with a cute ribbon, a nice hand soap and trendy dish towel makes a thoughtful {inexpensive} hostess or teacher gift.

$5 gifts | thoughtful ornaments

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.  

$5 gifts | starbucks gift card

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?

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