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26 Stocking Stuffers Under $5

The right stocking stuffer is the cherry on a great dessert.

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As you get a handle on your holiday shopping list for momdadbest friendboyfriend, or girlfriend, one must never forget the stocking stuffer. Like the cherry on top of a great dessert, stocking stuffers, when chosen correctly, can make all the difference between saying “I care” and “I really care.” And you needn’t break the bank to get it right, as there are plenty of interesting stocking stuffers out there for less than the price of your morning latte. Below, we found an assortment of 26 stocking stuffers on Amazon — all for $5 and under — for just about everyone on your list. Some are truly useful, while others are outlandish, but we think any are a great way to show whomever you’re shopping for that you thought of every last, tiny detail.

Smith’s CCKS 2-Step Knife Sharpener

For the home cook who cherishes her fancy knives.

Kikkerland Kitchen Mouse Timer

And a cute kitchen timer to go with it.

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Jane Austen’s Finest Balm

As Austen once wrote, “Friendship is really the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

Hot Sox Women’s Food and Drink Novelty Casual Crew Socks

Some fast-food fashion for that dad, uncle, or brother who loves a statement sock.

Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool

An all-in-one ruler, wrench, bottle opener, box cutter, screwdriver, and key chain for the always prepared friend in your life.

American Tourister Character Travel Accessory Luggage ID Tag

A Mickey Mouse luggage tag will help your sister’s black Away suitcase stand out from all the rest.

J.R. Watkins Shea Butter Lemon Cream Hand Cream

This rich formula will instantly moisturize any dry, winterized hands.

Mamison Quality Kitchen Rubber Gloves

A pair of durable rubber kitchen gloves that also goes a long way toward preventing chapped hands.

Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/towel

Nothing relieves an annoying back itch quite like a scratchy exfoliating bath towel.

Crayola Silly Scents Scented Colored Pencils

If you’re gonna get your favorite nieces and nephews a set of colored pencils, they might as well be scented.

Faber-Castell GRIP Trio Pencil Sharpener

A solid sharpener to keep those pencils at the ready.

Unicorn Coloring Book: For Kids Ages 4-8

And a coloring book filled with unicorns — which, if you didn’t know by now, are all the rage among young girls.

L.O.L. Surprise!

L.O.L. Surprise! is even bigger.

The First Years Stack Up Cup Toys

These stacking cups are a staple in many a baby’s playroom.

Fisher-Price Coffee Cup Teether

For those new-parent friends or cousins, so they can finally let their baby play with their coffee cup. (This teether also doubles as a rattle.)

BIC 4 Color Fashion Ball Pen

We like that these four-in-one pens come with pastel ink, unlike the standard foursome of black, blue, red, and green. Great for the teacher or editor (or bullet-journaler) in your life.

Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Top-Spiral Notebook

This waterproof notebook is the perfect companion to the pens above.

Vantic Collapsible and Reusable Silicone Straws

For the friend who wants to cut down on single-use plastic products.

Jelly Belly Draft Beer Jelly Beans

Could be gross or awesome, depending on who you ask.

Scunci Effortless Beauty Thermal Twisters

For the VSCO girl who’s also a ’90s-grunge riot grrrl.

Bigfoot Air Freshener - Pine Scent

For your 16-year-old cousin who just got their driver’s license.

Chuckit Indoor Ball Dog Toy

Dogs also deserve gifts (and their owners will never turn down a new toy).

Petstages Catnip & Cat Toy

And something for your feline friends (or their owners).

Bison Bike Light

Tiny clip-on lights to keep the cyclist in your life safe on the road at night. Or to let your aunt get a better view inside that Mary Poppins tote she’s always carrying.

Fox Run Stick-Um Candle Adhesive

A simple fix for keeping your mom’s candlesticks from toppling over onto her dining table during holiday dinners.

Forum Novelties Grow a Boyfriend

And finally, something for that pesky relative that asks you for the hundredth time whether there’s “someone special” in your life.