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21 Best Gifts Under £5 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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Whether you’re buying a Secret Santa gift or a stocking stuffer, it can be tricky to find something for less than £5 that’s not, well, tat. Luckily, we are expert shoppers at the Strategist UK (as our meticulously reported gift guides show). We’ve scoured Amazon (and our archives) to find 21 gifts, all under £5, for even the pickiest of giftees. Read on for the best gifts for nephews, sisters-in-law, and more — and they’ll all give you change from a tenner.

For your co-worker who’s trying out the pomodoro technique

This timer runs for up to 60 minutes (or two pomodoros).

For your niece who has tried every single Starbucks seasonal latte

This soap bar uses repurposed chai spices for a gentle scrub (and smells like a speciality coffee).

For your friend who follows the RSPCA, Dogs Trust, and Celia Hammond on Instagram

Maybe some dachshund-shaped ice cubes will help her hunt for the perfect pet.

For your uncle who has strong opinions on nib width

When we tested 87 pens, this one came out on top.

For your sister who managed to kill an “unkillable” fern

This wildflower mix (which you just soak in water, then toss into grass) might be a little more user-friendly.

For your sister-in-law who pollinated her own courgettes this summer

Set them a challenge with some Italian tomatoes.

For your friend who can’t have a cup of tea without a biscuit

For your friend whose tastes are more savoury

For your mum who loves a matte lip

For your little sister who’s just starting to wear makeup

This balmlike lipstick changes colour according to the pH of your lips — resulting in a natural, sheer pink.

For your boyfriend who is a Yoga With Adriene subscriber

Some incense to help him set his intentions for the day’s practice.

For your brother who keeps losing his AirPods

This tiny Ikea bag has a zipper and a carabiner — perfect for hooking onto his belt loop.

For your dad who can’t abide dog-ears

This little bookmark comes in a pack of three, so he’ll never have to use an envelope as an interim bookmark again.

For your mum who can’t abide your dad’s snoring

These come recommended by author Sophia Money-Coutts, who says they “remain lodged all night, comfortably muffling the world outside.”

For your goddaughter who taught you how to stitch on TikTok

For your godson who solves the Times crossword quicker than you do

Give him a new challenge.

For your cousin who has a strict wash-day routine

This silicone shampoo scrubber will help turn the shower into a spa.

For your friend who’s just cancelled their HelloFresh pass

This massaman curry paste makes it just as easy to throw together a curry for tea.

For your friend who has never made a ready meal in their life

This serrated knife is perfect for slicing tomatoes.

For your sibling who has ketchup on everything (including Christmas dinner)

While this might appear to be a slight gag gift, this spiced sprout sauce could turn out to be the star of the Christmas dining table.

For your nephew who is in his blue period

Some dual-ended felt tips (which wash off skin and clothing).

The Strategist UK is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Read about who we are and what we do here. Our editors update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

21 Best Gifts Under £5 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)