50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $5 - Unique Gifter

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $5

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Stocking stuffers don’t have to be brilliant, expensive little things. They can be simple, but fun gifts that fit each of the receivers’ tastes. Most of the following ideas are fun, low cost, and will delight whoever reaches in and pulls them out of their stocking! Check out these stocking stuffer ideas that are all under $5.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $5

Updated for 2023: We’ve gone through and updated these items to (hopefully) give you stocking stuffer ideas that are actually under $5. With inflation and the cost of living so high everything helps. Hopefully these will help your holidays stay on budget.

Partywind 10 Sheets Luminous Merry Christmas Temporary Tattoos for Kids, Christmas Party Decorations Supplies Favors

Christmas Temporary Tattoos

These are fun for pretty much everyone and can easily be slipped into one or multiple stockings for some holiday cheer.

McCormick Grill Mates Classic Smash Seasoning, 2.85 oz

McCormick Grill Mates Classic Smash Seasoning

Unconventional, yes, but a cook or foodie will appreciate some spices in their stocking. Trust me!

Green Sparkly Glitter Composition Notebook: Wide Ruled aesthetic notebook for teen girls, women & men - Preppy Green Journal for Writing and Note Taking

Glitter Composition Book

Composition books are smaller than regular notebooks, which means that if you curl them, they can fit nicely in most stockings. These are glittered, which makes them pretty and fun to write or doodle in!

Owl Keychain knit

Owl Keychain

This cute little owl keychain will please anyone who loves owls, birds, or small animals.

BAZIC Collorelli Gel Pen 0.8mm Neon Color, Acid Free Smooth Writing for Drawing Coloring Greeting Card Art Christmas Gift (12/Pack), 1-Pack

Neon Fashion Gel Pens Assorted Colors 8-Pack

Gel pens are super fun. They can write, draw, or color with these multi-colored pens. If you get them the composition book as well, they can use them together.

Fabulous Frannie De-Stress Natural, Handmade Bath Bomb Set, Rich in Essential Oil, Mineral Salt, Coconut Oil, Witch Hazel, Fizzies to Moisturize Skin 2.5 Ounce (Pack of 1)

Realaxing Bath Bombs

Oh how relaxing! These are natural bath bombs, great for making bathing fun… and fizzy!

Inspirational Keychain Gifts Birthday Animal Elephant Christmas for Women Men Best Friend BFF Him Her For Coworker Quote Pendant Son Daughter Aunt Niece Family & Friends -Stocking Stuffer for Women

“Don’t Forget How Strong You Are” Inspirational Keychain

This cute keychain reminds the receiver that they can get through anything. Plus it has an elephant charm too!

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Butter Gloss, Non-Sticky Lip Gloss - Angel Food Cake (True Mauve)

Nyx Lip Gloss

For the girl in your life, get this pretty lip gloss to put in her stocking. She’ll be tickled pink!

Mini Word Searches: 2022 New 50 Puzzles Small Word Search Books For Adults : Word Search Books Small Print Travel Size : Hours Of Fun And Entertainment To Enjoy!

Mini Word Searches

Travel size word search puzzles are small and easy enough to curl and tuck into the top of a stocking, and will give them something to do later or on vacation in the future.

20 Pcs Paint Brush Set for Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Miniature Detailing, and Rock Painting

Paint Brushes

These paint brushes are a great stocking stuffer for the painter in your life. Pair them with some water colors and they will have fun for hours, or even days!

OLINOWL Cat Eye Rimless Sunglasses Oversized One Piece Colored Transparent Eyewear Retro Eyeglasses for Women Men

Cat Eyed Sunglasses

Sunglasses may not be a typical gift to give for Christmas, or in the winter in general, but they are a nice stocking stuffer for someone who plans on going on vacation soon, or to take the edge off the gleam of the sun on the snow which can be absolutely blinding sometimes.

Lotion Bar

This lotion bar has a beautiful floral scent, helping them moisturize and smell nice at the same time.

Travel Sudoku - Medium - 100 Puzzles: Pocket Sudoku Puzzle Book for Adults - Compact Size - Black & White Polka Dots

Travel Sudoku

Sudoku will work their mind, as well as keep them busy and entertained.

Post-it Notes, 3x3 in, 4 Pads, Canary Yellow, Clean Removal, Recyclable

Post-It Notes

Post-it notes are fun, especially for those who love to make notes and stick them up on mirrors and walls throughout the house. You could also get some bulk packs in different colors and split them between multiple people.

Dream Catcher Keychain

Dream Catcher Keychain

Everyone needs a dream catcher to bring along wherever they go, catching their bad daydreams and helping them to have positive thoughts.

30 Pcs Classic Kaleidoscopes Vintage Kaleidoscope Toys, Return Gifts for Kids Birthday Mini Kaleidoscope Kit for School Classroom Prizes, Stock Stuffers Bag Fillers, Random Colors (Cute Style)

Toy Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscopes are small and fun, and these have an added bonus of being educational. Snatch up a few to stick in the kids’ stockings.

Johnson's Baby Bubble Bath for Gentle Baby Skin Care, Paraben-Free, Pediatrician-Tested, Hypoallergenic, Tear-Free, Dye-Phthalate & Sulfate-Free, 13.6 Fl Oz

Bubble Bath

This bubble bath is soothing, and comes in three different scents for that special someone who enjoys bubble baths.

Joiedomi 2 PCS Avocado Ornament, Glitter Green Glass Blown Guacamole Ornament for Hanging Christmas Tree Decoration, Christmas Ornaments, Holidays Decor

Tree Ornament

Ornaments always make nice stocking stuffers, and this avacado ornament is cute and simple which makes it even better to slip in their stockings so that they can hang it on the tree next year.

Personalized Leather Keychain

Personalized Leather Keychain

Have your loved one’s initials engraved on this personalized leather keychain. It is low cost but so special!

ALAZA Throw Pillow Case Decorative Cushion Cover Square Pillowcase, Vintage Wind Rose Compass Sofa Bed Pillow Case Cover(16x16inch) Twin Sides

Compass Throw Pillow Cover

This is a cute throw pillow cover for someone who needs to refresh their decor a bit with something new. It can fold up nice and small to fit in the stocking.

Eveready LED Flashlight, Compact EDC Flashlight for Emergencies and Camping Gear, Flash Light with AAA Batteries Included, Pack of 1, White

Mini Flashlight

Everyone needs a mini flashlight, even those who have flashlights on their phones. I mean, what if their phone died and the power went out, what would they do then?


Shower scrubbers are not always a great gift to give on a holiday, but these are cute and a bit decorative!

Cute Panda Toy Car Ornaments,Lovely Panda Car Dashboard Decorations Bobble Shaking Head Car Doll Desktop Toy Dolls,Car Interior Accessories,Perfect for Dashboard, Home, Kitchen, Office Decoration

Panda Toy

What a cute, tiny little panda doll to keep them company after they open all their presents.

Tulip Permanent Nontoxic Fabric Markers Black 2 Pack-Laundry Markers,Fine Bullet Tip,Child Safe,Minimal Bleed&Fast Drying-Premium Quality for T-shirts,Clothes,Shoes,Bags&Other Fabric Materials

Tulip Fabric Markers

Decorating shirts is fun and entertaining, start them off with these dye markers.

Compact Mirror Bulk Round Makeup Mirror for Purse, Set of 3, 2.6' L x 2.37' W (Black)

Compact Mirror

For your favorite young lady who always needs a mirror to do her makeup, this compact mirror is small and useful!

Carlisle FoodService Products Mug Plastic Coffee Mug with Large Handle for Buffets, Home, and Restaurant, Tritan, 12 Ounces, White

White Mug

Grab this white mug to write on with permanent marker, a favorite quote, their nickname, or a sweet note will be super meaningful for your loved one! Mugs aren’t easy to stick in a stocking, but if you have a stocking with a bigger opening, it can go in their nicely and be a great surprise.

YFONG Lavender Eye Mask, Warm Eye Compress Mask for Dry Eyes, Weighted Eye Masks with Adjustable Strap, Reusable & Comfortable Eye Cover for Puffy Eyes Migraine Sinus Pain-Pink

Eye Sleep Mask

Eye masks are great for sleep and relaxing. It is the perfect gift to drop into your loved one’s stocking to help them sleep, or relax, better.

Faccito Coloring Books Kids Party Favors 24 Pcs Xmas Mini Coloring Book Bulk DIY Art Drawing Book Set for Stocking Goodie Bags Stuffer Holiday Party Supply Gift School Activities Filler(Santa)

Mini Coloring Book

These mini coloring books are fun for kids to color later in the day, while everyone else is recovering from the festivities. Great if you have to stuff a lot stockings.

Custom Sunshine Keychain, Birthstone and Initial Charm Options, You Are My Sunshine Keychain

“You are my sunshine” Keychain

Remind that special person that they are your sunshine, whether that is your kid or your significant other, this keychain will give them a smile when they pull it out of their stocking!

Amscan Party Favors 12/Pkg-Smile Maze Puzzles

Mini Maze Party Favors

Party favors work well for stocking stuffers as well, and come in packages with many, which is certainly helpful if you have quite a few stockings to fill. These mazes are fun too, working to get the balls in the holes.

Logica Puzzles Art. Tokyo Equilibrium - Metal Brain Teaser - Difficulty 4/6 Extreme - Travel Collection

Metal Puzzle

Work their brain and their hands with this IQ toys metal puzzle. It may be one of the bigger stocking stuffers, but should fit nicely in there too.

Regal Games - Pop Chords - Colorful Fidget - Fun Travel Toy - Sensory & ADHD Friendly - Stimulating Creative Learning - Connect, Pop, Whistle - Travel Toy for Toddlers 1-3 - For Travel & Home - 4 Pack

Fidget Toys

These are something that always seems to go over well with kids. Thankfully you can find all kinds of fidget toy stocking stuffers for under $5.

Totally Relaxing: Adult Coloring Patterns

Totally Relaxing Adult Coloring Patterns

This paperback adult coloring book can be curled to fit in the stocking, and be hours of relaxing fun for your adult loved one.

pocket calendar 2024-2025 for purse: Small 2-Year Monthly Agenda for Purse | Floral Cover

Pocket Calendar

Calendars are great gifts on Christmas, since the New Year is right around the corner. Get your loved one a mini calendar to pull out of their stocking this holiday to prepare them for the year ahead.

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Glitter Star Ornaments

Once again, ornaments are perfect for Christmas, and these star ornaments are no different. They come in a package of six, which is handy if you have many stockings to fill too.

Strive not to be a Success, but Rather to be of Value. Albert Einstein Inspirational Quote Fridge Magnet

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value- Albert Einstein” Magnet

Inspirational quotes are perfect to fit in their stockings, but especially this one by Albert Einstein. Remind them that they are striving for value, not just success.

Tiger Cub Wall Art

Tiger, or baby animal, lovers alike will enjoy this tiger cub wall art. Roll it up like a scroll and stick it right in their stocking.

Cat Keychain

Cat Keychain

If you have a cat lover, or owner, in your life, this cat keychain is a wonderful stocking stuffer for them.

GOODY Holiday Ball Scrunchies Assorted, Hair Accessories for Men, Women, Boys & Girls to Style with Ease & Keep Your Hair Secured for All Hair Types, Burgundy, Gold, Blue, 3 Count

Goodie Variety Scrunchies

Every girl with long hair needs scrunchies and these black ones will go with any outfit!

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Snowman Brooch

It’s Christmas, it’s winter, this snowman with dogs brooch is a cute gift to give someone who appreciates cute things to pin to their clothes.

Christmas Tree Print

Christmas Tree Print

This one can be rolled up like a scroll and slipped into their stocking as well, and the Christmas tree is perfect for the holiday, yet not too green and red like everything else.

AOBIURV Inspirational Gifts For Women Men Motivational Gift Keychain Encouragement GIfts For Women Coworkers Positive Gifts For Female Believe In Yourself Keyring Necklace

“Believe in yourself” Keychain

Everyone needs a good reminder to clip their key to, that will tell them to believe in themselves in their school, work, or other pursuits.

LKQBBSZ Holiday Christmas Hat Plaid Santa Hat for Adults Wowen Men Christmas Party Supplies

Santa Hat

Santa hats are cute and fun to stuff in their stockings, they can wear it for this and future Christmases.

Bluelans Black Balaclava Ski Mask Full Face Mask Motorcycle Neck Warmer or Tactical Balaclava Hood (Black)

Full Face and Neck Warmer Hood

It is important to stay warm and this full face and neck warmer hood will be a nice gift for them to pull out of their stocking and be useful for the rest of winter.

Walking in a winter wonderland Print

“Walking in a winter wonderland” Print

Beautiful wall print to hang on their wall, with the “walking in a winter wonderland” quote that is so famous.

kaululu Silver Ankle Bracelets for Women Teen Girls Love Heart Charm Anklet Gift Summer Beach Anklets Adjustable double Chain

Double Chain Heart Anklet

Anklets are cute and pretty for that girl in your life. This one is simple with a heart and perfect for her stocking.

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Pink Plus Car Dice

Another car gift. I don’t think that fuzzy car dice will ever go completely out of style, there is always someone with these hanging from their rearview mirror.

Just Play Slinky Jr. the Original Walking Spring Toy, 5-pack Small Metal Slinkys, Kids Toys for Ages 5 Up

Mini Slinky

Slinkies are fun to play with and mini slinkies are perfect to fit in their stockings.

Christmas Reindeer Print

Christmas Reindeer Print

This pretty watercolor reindeer print is a nice thing to stick in their stocking and they can hang it up in their room like a poster later, or on the wall in the living room too.

Personalized Dog Keychain

Personalized Dog Keychain

Add their pet’s name to this personalized dog keychain, and have them swooning over the cute puppy on it.

As you can see, there are quite a few choices for low-cost stocking stuffers under $5. Take your pick and please your gift receivers! While you are shopping check out these amazing stocking stuffers too:

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