Are you looking for an expensive and creative $5 gift idea? Today, I am sharing Dollar Store Christmas Gift Ideas for everyone on your list. Even if you are on a tight budget or you are looking for a thoughtful gift as a small token of appreciation, there are a lot of gift options at the Dollar Store.
Dollar Store Christmas Gift Ideas
I am usually able to finish up the majority of my Christmas shopping in plenty of time. But, inevitably, I forget that I have a bunch of smaller items to purchase for people including school admins, the mail carrier and other service workers. Or, I need a cheap gift exchange item for a white elephant or girls’ holiday party. These types of gifts are the ones I always struggle with the most. I want to come up with something fun but also stay on budget.
Plus, I really try to stick to consumable goods or something very useful for less expensive gift ideas. No one wants a bunch of trinkets that contribute to clutter. Most people are trying to live with less STUFF.
Today, I’m sharing some cute and fun ideas for those $5 gifts that will all have on our holiday shopping list! Plus, I’m giving some additional add-on ideas for each gift if you have a slightly bigger budget!
** Bonus: These gift ideas all make great stocking stuffers***
ONE| $3 BAKING THEME GIFT IDEA
Who to gift: Neighbors, Bus Driver, Holiday Gift Exchange, School Admins, Hostess Gift
There are a lot of different ways you ideas for a baking theme set. Keep it easy with a pre-made baking mix, oven mitt (who can’t use a new one of these) and a cute plate!
Additional Ideas for a Baking Themed Gift:
Cookie Cutters (with Sugar Cookie Baking Mix)
TWO| GRATITUDE JOURNAL GIFT
Who to gift: Family Gift Exchange, Friend, Babysitter, Teenager
Another gift idea that is less than five dollars ($3 to be exact!) is a gratitude journal set. If you haven’t shopped the journals and stickers at Dollar Tree, you need to check out this section. There is no reason to spend more on a journal set! You could even decorate the journal for the recipient for an extra special touch.
Read more about how to make DIY Journals HERE!
Additional Ideas for a Journal Themed Gift:
Washi Tape (To decorate the Journal)
Ball Point Pens
Lotion or Hand soap (Try this DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe)
Box of Tea
THREE| PUZZLES AND GAMES GIFT SET
Who to Gift: Tweens and Teens, Babysitters, Family or Friend Gift Exchanges
My kids immediately spotted this gift set and all tried to claim it as their own:) This would be a fun set for a cousin gift exchange (kids and teens) or really anyone that likes puzzles and mind challenges! Pick a few age appropriate books and a game or two for a fun gift set!
Additional Ideas for a Puzzle/Game Gift:
Deck of Cards
Any Brain Teasers Game
FOUR| CAR WASH GIFT SET
Who to Gift: Neighbors, Postal Workers, Dads, Uncles and Grandpas
Remember when I shared the Car Wash Gift Idea for Father’s Day? This useful and cheap gift idea is also a great idea for Christmas! All of these items for the car wash set were purchased at the Dollar Store! This would be a sweet gift to an older neighbor especially if you or your kids offered to wash his/her car!
FIVE| SWEET AND COZY GIFT SET
Who to Gift: Neighbors, School Admins, Bus Driver, Friend Gift Exchange, Friend
I spotted these mug cakes at the Dollar Store and I knew I had to get these for some small gifts. This set of Christmas mugs from the Dollar Tree is so cute! My daughter loves mug cakes, so I think this would be a fun gift idea for tweens and teens! Really, anyone would appreciate a sweet gift like this!
MOM TIP: Be sure to check that the mug is microwave safe (not all Dollar Store mugs are intended for the microwave!).
Additional Ideas for Mug Cake Gift Set
Hot Cocoa Mix + Mini Marshmallows
If you have more room in the Christmas budget, you can also add a small gift card to any of these gifts. But, honestly, these sweet and inexpensive gifts are perfect on their own!
More Dollar Store Christmas Gift Ideas
Are you still looking for more Dollar Store Christmas gift ideas?
Movie themed kit: Popcorn Bucket, Candy, One Bag of Popcorn
Pamper Set: Nail Polish, Nail File, Make Up Bag, Lotion
Candy Lover: Assorted Candy Bags
Teacher: Notepads, Thank You Cards, Post-It Notes, Stickers, Pens
Free Printable Gift Tags
Are you ready to get your gifts wrapped? Download these free printable gift tags that will go perfectly with your Dollar Store gifts!
For more holiday gift ideas, check out these posts:
I have teamed up with a few other bloggers to share our DIY Christmas Gift Ideas:
April at Love Our Real Life has a creative DIY project that even the kids could help with.
Do you enjoy funny Christmas movies? Check out these Christmas movie quote gift tags Morgan from our Pear Tree Home. She has a free download for these tags over HERE.
When your DIY gift does double duty as a Christmas decoration. Amanda of Miss Sue Living shares an easy Wood Slice Ornament project!
Budget Friendly Christmas Gifts
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show appreciation and thoughtfulness for others. There are many cute Christmas gift ideas at your local Dollar Tree, Target Dollar Bins and other discount stores! It just takes a little creativity to come up with a great gift idea!
For more inexpensive DIY gift ideas, check out my Pinterest board: