$5 and Under Gift List with Free Shipping and up to 95% Savings: Something for Everyone

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Yesterday we shared the $2 and under gift list and so now it is time to share the $5 and under gift list with gifts priced at $2.01 – $5 with the shipping and all costs considered for that price.

Please note: If you are reading this post in our email or in your reader, for some weird reason, the images of the items do not show up (many images did not come through on yesterday’s $2 gift list email)  and so you will need to click on the link to the post HERE to see all of the items we are showing because you will not see them in the email.

A couple of things to note about the following ideas:

  • These items were priced at $5 and under including the shipping at the time we posted, but prices change often and can change at any time.
  • All of the following items ship free with no minimum, ship free with Amazon Prime (or a $25 or more order) or have very low shipping to still make the total cost $5 or less shipped!
  • Many of these items are great for hard-to-buy-for on your list
  • Many of these items would also be great for shipping as they are lightweight too!
  • Most all of the items will ship in 2-4 days, which makes for great last minute shopping too!
  • A few items say they will arrive between Dec. 16th and Jan. 3rd, but it actually takes about a week or less to get to arrive.  So even though some items may say this at checkout, we received all of ours within a week, even after making separate orders.
  • We’ve spent several hours to research and links to these these deals, but there are many more, so let us know if you run across any finds!

With that, here’s the list and remember that prices can change at any time! You can see the current prices listed in each box shown below.  Just click on the box where the item is shown and you will be taken right to it!

Here we go……..

For the Techie:

(Please note, the pink headphones shown actually come in about 10 different colors to choose from. In addition, we are showing a couple of different types of phone covers for the Samsung Galaxy and the HTC EVO, but if you click through, you will find similar deals on phone covers for all phone types)


For Her:

For Him:

Other Unique Items:

Alright, and finally here’s some ideas in books and movies.

First, these are books that we love and there are hundreds of them from fun stories, to short biographies and short historical accounts and more.  They are easy to read and a lot of fun – even fun learning and reading on educational topics too!

You can also browse through thousands of options on these Scholastic Reader books in levels 1-4. Like we said, they are fun reads, the kids practice reading and with the educational subjects of many of them, they are learning things too!

These books are $3.99 and shipped free with Amazon Prime or a $25 or more order.  EVEN BETTER, most all of them are part of the 4 for 3 promotion that we talked about yesterday in the $2 list (with the $1.50 activity books) in which if you mix and match and buy 4 books, then you will get the 4th one free and only pay for 3 of them.  That means that each book is actually $2.99 each! That is a good price for fun books!

Here’s the links to the different levels of Scholastic Readers books!

First, you can see several hundred Scholastic Readers level 1 Books for $3.99 each or $2.99 when you buy 4 or more HERE.

Second, you can see several hundred Scholastic Readers level 2 Books for $3.99 each or $2.99 when you buy 4 or more HERE.

Third, you can see several hundred Scholastic Readers level 3 and level 4 Books for $3.99 each or $2.99 when you buy 4 or more HERE.

Plus, on each page showing an individual book, just scroll to the bottom and look for an image like this to see lots more!

Finally, one final thing that we will share in this post is that you can get many hundreds (maybe thousands) of DVD’s priced at $2.99 – $4.99.  Earlier today, we realized that we have never owned The Return of the King DVD from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  We have been watching a couple of hours each night to get ready for The Hobbit and we are finishing up The Two Towers tonight and tried to find The Retunr of the King and then we realized we never purchased it.  So we popped onto Amazon and found it for $3.99 and it was free shipping to be here on Thursday.  Well, we realized that there are numerous numbers of popular movies in DVD format for $2.99 – $4.99. As there are so many, we are going to give you three links to browse through the selection.

DVD’s make a great family gift, along with some popcorn/candy that you got cheap.

There are so many movies in this price range, that it is broken into three groups. These are also great filler items if you need to get to $25 on your order for free shipping.

Head to Amazon HERE for Group #1 of DVD’s priced at $2.99 – $4.99

Head to Amazon HERE for Group #2 of DVD’s priced at $2.99 – $4.99

Head to Amazon HERE for Group #3 of DVD’s priced at $2.99 – $4.99 (this group has more in the price range between $5 and $10, but there were a few at $3.99, so that is why we are including it!)

Like we mentioned above, there are MANY kids and family movies priced super low on Amazon and one easy way to find some and lead to other deals is by scrolling all the way down the page on any of the cheap movies and look for the section that says “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” and you will quickly be able to scroll through around 50 other options in kids and family movies for CHEAP!


So this is the $5 list so far…we will keep adding to it after we find more.  If you see something, leave a comment to the item or send us an email at thriftyus@thethriftycouple.com with subject “gift list item” so that we can find your email and include that item on the list!

Be watching soon for the $10 and under (items priced at $5.01 – $10), the $20 and under list coming soon! Be sure to see the list of hundreds of gift ideas for under $2 shipped on our previous post HERE.

Please note, any of the above prices can change at any time without notice.

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  1. Kelly says

    These are all GREAT deals but be careful when ordering from overseas. I placed an order at the end of October for some items to be shipped from Hong Kong and some of it STILL hasn’t arrived. I wouldn’t take a chance with overseas shipping if you need the items in time for Christmas. :)

    • says

      Good point. We do give that warning in the bullet list on the top of the post. But we ordered a bunch of stuff that said it wouldn’t be here until January and it all arrived within a week. However, that is not a guarantee :) The prime items or the free with $25 or more order items will certainly be here by Christmas. But, all something to be aware of! Thanks Kelly!


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