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15 Fabulous Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Under $5

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I have so many people on my list that have everything or could buy anything they want. Then I have others that are on my list, like co-workers, friends, neighbours, and the paper boy, that I wish to acknowledge but don’t want to break the bank showing them my gratitude. Every year, I struggle with what to get them as Christmas gifts, usually at the very last minute. Yes, I am one of those shoppers.

If you are stuck trying to come up with gift giving ideas and need some help, I’ve got your back. Today I am sharing with you, 15 Fabulous Gift Ideas that cost less than $5 and require very little DIY skills. No one needs to waste time or money on Pinterest fails at this time of year!

15 Cheap Gifts For Christmas Under $5

Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts

Need I say more? Caffeine, a shot of alcohol and a sugar straw in a mason jar from the dollar store. It’s like a Christmas survival pak. Especially this year, am i right?

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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Hot Cocoa Kits

Everyone likes hot chocolate. Make these gifts in bulk and have them ready as gifts for those surprise additions or the oops I forgot you people. I love these little containers, don’t you? Wrap it up with nice ribbon and embellish with some holly.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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DIY Sharpie Mugs

I love getting and giving mugs for Christmas because I know that they are a practical and useful gift. Especially for the coffee lovers on your list. Use your creative juices and customize plain ceramic mugs to make a personalized gift from the heart.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
Credit: A Beautiful Mess

Snowman Candy Bars

I will take chocolate any way I can get it but isn’t it nicer when it is wrapped up and presented in a cute way?What a great, inexpensive way to give them personality. Plus these are an easy DIY for your kids or grandkids to do.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
Credit: The Gracious Wife

No-Sew Microwavable Heating Pad

You had me at no-sew. Yeah so, I am old and my muscles ache and I use heating pads. These are great Christmas gifts for anyone that needs to warm up after skiing, shovelling snow or just plain old age. lol

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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DIY Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Ornaments

You can find these fillable Christmas balls at the dollar store and you can fill them with anything. But I prefer kisses. Let’s crack these babies open!

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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Candy Coins

Who doesn’t want money for Christmas? Especially useful for the student or apartment dweller in your life. They can always use quarters.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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DIY Clementine Wreaths

Here is a healthy alternative to giving chocolate for Christmas gifts. Perfect for those with dietary restrictions or a diabetic. A gift the whole family can enjoy and it looks so pretty!

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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Soap Socks

If you love to knit and give handmade DIY Christmas gifts, these are perfect! The recipient can use the soap and wear the socks or they can store in them in dresser drawers for a beautiful scent.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
Credit: Gingerbread Lady

DIY Photo Christmas Ornaments

Great gift for grandparents! They would adore a photo of their grandkids as an ornament to put on their Christmas tree. Give them one every year and they can see them grow and change. If you want to upsize, attach a gift card to the back!

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
Credit: It’s Always Autumn

Reindeer Gift For Girls

Hey girlfriend! I would love one of these. What girl wouldn’t? Wrap a candle or nail polish or other beauty product within a pair of fuzzy socks or luxurious facecloth and add some pipe cleaner antlers and wobbly eyes. This Christmas present is a joy to give and receive.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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Dog Treat Mason Jar

Who doesn’t have a doggy owner on their list? Why not give them a Christmas gift for their best friend. So simple to make. Just fill a mason jar with treats and wrap it with a pretty ribbon or bow.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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Memory Jar

The gift of memories is a wonderful keepsake for a grandma or a best friend. Record all the precious moments you had together and place them in a beautiful jar. Warning: This Christmas gift may elicit lots of tears!

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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Framed Kisses

This is a great Christmas gift for the love of your life, that newly married couple or your soulmate best friend. Fun, easy and inexpensive to make using a frame bought at the dollar store.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
Credit: A Beautiful Mess

Tackle Box Of Treats

Super cute Christmas gift for the fisherman, crafter or candy lover on your list. And they have to share it when they open it! You can buy these plastic containers with dividers at your dollar store.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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DIY Texting Gloves

Do you know someone that is always using their phone? Now they can keep their gloves on and keep their hands warm while using their touch screen! Simple DIY Christmas gift.

Do you find yourself having a hard time coming up with gifts for the person who has everything? Check out these fabulous ideas for under $5.
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I hope this list has inspired you and given you some great ideas for everyone on your list. Christmas gifts do not need to be expensive to be thoughtful and enjoyed. Let me know in the comments if you have made and gifted any of the above.

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Lanette Duncan

Friday 7th of December 2018

I love your ideas!!!

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