25 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Under $5


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Do you need stocking stuffers under $5? It’s a bit hard to find some cheap fun gifts for nurses under $5 or even $1 so here are 25 ideas for you.

If you’re planning to buy these items on Amazon, just watch out for shipping charges as some of the items below aren’t eligible for Amazon Prime. If you’re here for the ideas, you can buy some of these items in your neighborhood grocery or drugstore.

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1. RN Decal Sticker

If you’ve got a Superman or superhero loving nurse colleague, this would make the perfect gift.stocking stuffers for under $5

2. ChapStick Candy Cane Flavor

Give your lips the TLC they need this cold season with these lip balms. They moisturize very well and they smell good!

3. Kikkerland 4-In-1 Pen Tool

Nurses are great in multitasking so this pen is perfect for them. This ball point pen comes with a flat screwdriver head, a level, a ruler, and a Philips screwdriver head.

4. Please Do Not Disturb Grey’s Anatomy is on Novelty Crew Casual Socks

This is an excellent gift for anyone who’s in love with Grey’s Anatomy. apart from the nice word stitching, the socks’ fabric is also breathable. They’re perfect for daily wear or when you just want to stay on your couch and watch the show all night.

5. Dead Fred Pen Holder

Stab Fred again and again with your pen.” Yep, exactly what is says in the blurb. This gift is a good way to release stress and anxiety for those impossible days at work. 

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6. Harry Potter Bertie Botts

The holiday season won’t be complete without some treats. However, instead of giving regular candies, pick these instead. They are the famous Hogwarts School of Wizardry jelly beans.

7. Jenga Mini Game

Working in the hospital for hours is stressful. Considering that, why not get your friends together and play a classic game of Jenga?

8. 80s Mad Libs Paperback

These 21 fill-in-the-blank stories are great as a family activity. You can use it as an icebreaker to kick off your festive meal at home!

9. Jergens Original Scent Dry Skin Moisturizer, Body and Hand Lotion with Cherry Almond Essence

Formulated with Vitamins B5, C, and E, this fast-absorbing lotion is perfect for nurses who struggle with dry skin. By deeply, moisturizing the skin, it can help improve how yoru skin feels and looks. Plus, it smells wonderful, too!

10. Donut Novelty Bandages

For your minor cuts and boo boos, consider treating them with these funny bandages. As they say, laughter is the best medicine.

11. Post-it Super Sticky Notes

You can’t go wrong with these sticky notes. Nurses write down a lot of important data. They’ll find these super useful!

12. Let Your Light Shine Cards – A Box of Blessings

These cards are designed to give you a bit of encouragement whenever you’re feeling down and unsure. Since they are small, you can carry them with you in your purse or your car.

13. Squeeze-a-Bean Soybean Edamame Stress Relief Anti-Anxiety Toy Keychain

This keychain is more than just a cute toy. It can actually help you stop habits, like picking your nail or rolling your fingers. It can also help you think and focus.

14. Nurses Rock Coaster

This coaster is very inexpensive and has a cute nursing design. Go for it!

15. Five Crowns Mini Round Card Game

The cards are small, making them perfect for traveling. Despite its size, they are super easy to read.

16. Erasable & Cute Kawaii Pens

Tired of bringing boring pens to work? Try these adorable pens. Designed with functional grip, you can use it all day without triggering hand pain. They are also erasable!

17. Rose Gold Medicine Stethoscope Heart Necklace Initial Necklace

This is a nice gift for a woman in the medical profession. The quality is impressive if you consider how cheap it is.

17. Post-it Printed Notes,Emoji designs

Making notes doesn’t have to be boring, particularly if you have this set. It has alternating designs and unique adhesive so you won’t have to worry about losing important notes.

18. Enamel Pins for Backpacks

Make your backpack look cooler with this enamel pin. You can also use it to style your jackets or even your bag.

19. Sugar Skull Tea Spoon

Does your giftee need some reminding on the dangers of sugar? If yes, this novelty spoon should do the trick. 

sugar skull tea spoon

20. Safety First Drink with a NURSE Bottle Opener

It looks like a pin but it’s actually a bottle opener. Very handy and personalized for nurses.

nurse bottle opener

21. Cute Dolphin Brooch Pin-on Lapel Watches

Made with durable materials, this watch is designed to keep up with nurses and the demand of their work. It’s easy to use, particularly with its clip-on design.

22. Stainless Steel Hip Flask

This steel flask can be used for camping, sporting and outdoor events.

Stainless Steel Hip Flask

23. Girl Nurse Decal

This silhouette-style window decal is made from weather-proof vinyl. It’s easy to apply to any clean, dry surface. And the best part? It won’t leave residues when you remove it.

24. Emergency Whistle Survival Safety Keychain

If you love hiking or jogging, carrying an emergency whistle like this one is something you should consider. Waterproof, it doesn’t break easily.

25. Set of 6 Cute Kawaii Novelty Cartoon Colored Assorted Animals Double Tips Highlighters

These flourescent highlighters are totally eye-catching. They can make bold and precise lines without smearing!

Other cheap stocking stuffers can include candies, drugstore goodies (like lipgloss, mirrors, or hairpins), or bookstore stationery. If you have the time to spare, DIY some gifts like crafts or baked yummies. You can also check your gift hoard from last year and see if you can recycle any gifts that you haven’t opened or used.

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