Looking for stocking stuffers? Here are 20 affordable options under $5 you can get before Christmas for everyone on Santa’s list.

Hello stockings.

You look a little empty.

Good thing Christmas morning is on its way.

Do you open stockings on Christmas Eve? Christmas morning? Do you wrap everything in the stockings?

Around here we are all about a stocking. Santa individually wraps everything that goes inside of the stocking and when everyone comes in Christmas morning the stockings are spilling out onto the mantel.

And Santa takes those stockings very seriously and tries SO hard to find unique, creative, one-of-a-kind things that make Christmas morning even more fun.

But here’s the thing–Santa is not a gazillionaire–so all those unique things have to be affordable, too.

I know that Santa is busy and the elves are a little overwhelmed this time of year, so I thought I would make life a little easier so today on DAY THREE of “Getting Ready for Christmas,” with my incredible friend, Leslie from My 100-Year-Old Home, I’m sharing some inexpensive stocking stuffer ideas for under $5—the better to plan for December 25.

Here are 21 that are at the top of Santa’s list.

Under $5 Stocking Stuffers


1 The 18-In-One Tool

I know this looks like a snowflake.

But it’s a multi-tool that does so many different things.

Each part of the snowflake has 18 tools that can be used as wrenches(2mm-6mm), Allen wrenches(6mm-14mm), slotted screwdrivers, Phillips screwdriver, box opener, bottle opener, and twine cutter.

You can see the 18-in-one tool here.

2. Retro Vinyl Coasters

Look at these coasters.

I see you 1955.

What a fun stocking stuffer.

You can see retro vinyl coasters here.

3. Mini Beauty Spatula

This tiny mini beauty spatula.

It’s perfect for saving money and getting the last bit out of any beauty product. I saw it on Shark Tank and it makes the perfect stocking stuffer.

You can see it here.

4. Window crayons

Look at these window crayons.

They come in a set of five and you can use them to draw on any glass surface.

See the set of window crayons here.

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5. Facial spray

I have and use this facial spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. It’s amazing and helps revive dehydrated skin with a dewy glow.

Whether spritzed for a hydrating boost or midday pick-me-up it’s so refreshing.

You can see the facial spray here.

6. Ouchless hair ties

These ouchless hair ties.

There are 60 in a pack so you could even split them up into different stockings.

You can see them here.

7. These Scent-a-Claus shower steamers

Look how fun.

There’s Peppermint Paradise and Christmas Cedar and tons of other scents.

You can see the shower steamers here.

8. Monopoly card game

This game is just like Monopoly except a lot faster and in the form of cards.

You try and collect property sets to win the game.

See the game here.


9. Lip shimmer

This lip shimmer with peppermint oil.

The shimmer is amazing.

Perfect for all the beauty requests on Santa’s list.

You can see it here.

10. Hot Chocolate Treat

We serve hot chocolate on Christmas morning.

This takes it to the next level.

Here’s a fun way to add a little peppermint to your Christmas hot chocolate.

11. This instant brow lift

This is a dual-sized instant brow lift pen for under $3. It has almost 36,000 reviews and it’s GOLD.

The only thing better than a stocking stuffer?

A stocking stuffer that makes you look AMAZING.

See the instant brow lift here.

12. This pocket game

There’s nothing better than a stocking stuffer that works for everyone.

And the wild cards are customizable.

You can see the UNO game here.

13. Undereye mask

Look at this fun undereye mask from Ulta.

It’s a set to help reduce puffiness.

You can see the mask here.

14. Tide Sink Pods

These Tide Sink Pods are perfect for anyone who travels.

They come in a set of three and you can use them to wash a load of laundry in the sink.

You can see the Tide Sink Pods here.

15. Our favorite mascara

And this mascara.

You know how much I’ve talked about it all year. What a perfect stocking stuffer.

You can see it here.

16. Scalp massager

This scalp massager.

It removes the dust, oil, dandruff and dirt and creates healthy scalp and shiny hair. It also reduces hair breakage, and relieves stress.

You can see it here.

17. Stocking Stuffer Mad Libs

I love Mad Libs.

It always makes me laugh out loud and it’s so fun on Christmas morning.

You can see this best-selling edition here.


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Christmas is coming soon.

I hope this gave you a little inspiration in case you wanted to plan ahead

And feel free to pass this list along to Santa…

….just in case you’ve been good this year, too. 🙂

And now?

Looking for more stocking stuffers?

Leslie from My-100-Year-Old Home has tons more ideas for stocking stuffers for Christmas morning.

You can see them all here.

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    We play games on Christmas eve for cheap prizes. Some of the items are perfect. Thank you so much. You are correct, with your help "we got this."

  2. Image for Diana Diana

    Yes to the coasters I have never seen anything like them. Just fun! I also am going to get Burt Bee's lip balm. I have rarely passed up a good balm or gloss. These are really helpful hints KariAnnenlet's do more :)

  3. Image for Sue P. Sue P.

    Regarding the Essence Lash Princess mascara -- I was shopping in Italy recently and found it in a store there. They had several different "versions" of it so I bought the "Curl & Volume Mascara" and love it! I thought of you, KariAnne as soon as I saw it. Thanks for the recommendation. Guess I'll be buying it via Amazon no.

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    I think I'll by the Spatty for myself and put it in my stocking. :) I LOVE the Tide sink pods idea. How perfect would that be if you were traveling and didn't have easy access to laundry facilities? Also, we love Mad Libs and they were a regular feature on our road trips.

  5. Image for Carol Anderson Carol Anderson

    Hey girlfriend, You are the BESTEST! I'm feeling overwhelmed with Christmas already and these ideas sure do help to take a bit of that feeling off my shoulders. Thank you for all the hours you put into helping us. God bless you, KariAnne!

  6. Image for Teresa Teresa

    FUN ideas but what I love most is your stockings hung on chalk board. We have our stockings from childhood and two chalkboards. Where did you find the little red clothespins?

  7. Image for Wanda Wanda

    I am a recently new subscriber so grateful for your post about stocking stuffers! I am always challenged to shop for stocking stuffers and never thought to look at Amazon. Your ideas were great and sparked my imagination for additional items. Thank you so much🎄❤️🎄

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