25 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Under $5

stocking stuffers under $5

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.

Price: $3.99
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2. Ring for wine keychain

Did you say wine? We need this bell!

Price: $4.99

stocking stuffer

3. Pill shape ballpen 6pcs

At 6 pieces for less than $2, these pens are a steal. They’re also easy to trace if your pens go MIA.

Price: $1.85

smiling face pill shape ballpoint pen

Also Read: 25 Cutest Gifts for Nurses You’ll Also Want

4. Cat ear crochet hat

This cat ear crochet hat is such a cutie! Gift it to an equally cute giftee. This hat comes in a nice beige color too.

Price: $3.92

cat ear crochet hat

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. 

Price: $3.30

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6. Super RN Badge Holder

Super RN badge holder… because nurses are superhuman!

Price: $4.99

super rn badge holder

7. Kate Aspen Boho Girl Nail Files

Check out these really cute nail files. This would make a really nice gift for any female friend.

Price: $4.05

kate aspen boho girl nail files

8. Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser

This post-it cat is simply purrrfect. It’s cute and functional at the same time.

Price: $5.00

post it cat note dispenser

9. 6 Pcs Syringe Highlighter Pen

Here are more nurse-type pens. They also come in a set of six.

Price: $2.84

syringe highlighter pen

10. I Want You To Want Me – Keepsake Ornament

The gag isn’t obvious but this elephant talks! Guess what is says?

Price: $4.97

hallmark ornament

Also Read: 2015 Holiday Shopping Guide For Nurses

11. Pack of 40 Cute Lovely Smiling Face Spring-Loaded File Organizer

The reviews are really nice on these smiley metal clips. Giftees love the cute emoticons they get and end up getting attached to these metal clips. There’s also a lot of comparing as to who got what as each color has a different emoji. With a pack of 40, you can definitely give these out to a lot more people.

Price: $4.38

smiling face file organizer

12. Poop Face Pillow

This is a funny and very soft pillow. You can definitely fall asleep on this gag gift.

Price: $4.07

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13. LED Digital Alarm Clock

This is just what every nurse needs – an alarm clock!

Price: $4.97

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14. Nurses Rock Coaster

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

Price: $1.40

nurses rock coaster

15. Yellow Submarine Tea Infuser

Does your giftee like to drink tea? If yes, consider this yellow submarine tea infuser.

Price: $2.48

yellow submarine tea infuser

16. Alloy Genuine Leather Bracelet Bangle

This leather bracelet has very good reviews online. Great price, great value, and very nice style. It’s a steal at under a dollar!

Price: $0.99

leather bracelet

16. Iphone 6s Flipcase

This flipcase is very attractive and comes with very useful pockets. You can put in some cards and some secret bills inside. People who bought this flipcase mentioned how it was better than expected.

Price: $1.49

iphone 6 flipcase

17. Nurse Caduceus Antique Pewter Finished Keychain with Split Keyring and Chain

This is a handsome caduceus keychain made from pewter. If your giftee is a male nurse or a colleague who is very proud to be a nurse, this would make a really great gift. Reviewers mention good quality and detail. This is one of our our favorite stocking stuffers under $5.

Price: $4.00

nurse caduceus


18. Silicon Rubber Fob Watches

The seconds hand is very useful for keeping count. If you work in pediatrics, the kids also apparently love the bright colors and are drawn to this watch.

Price: $4.99

silicon rubber watch

Also Read: Top 10 Best Watches For Nurses With Bonus Buying Guide

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. 

Price: $2.85

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.

Price: $4.75

nurse bottle opener

21. Triangle Compass with Keychain

Gift this one dollar compass to friends. Who knows when the next zombie invasion will come?

Price: $1.00

triangle compass with keychain

22. Stainless Steel Hip Flask

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

Price: $5.00

Stainless Steel Hip Flask

23. Silver Firm/Durable Alloy Key Chain with Whistle

Everybody needs a whistle for emergencies and this is small enough to store in a purse. It’s a nice one-dollar gift.

Price: $1.00

durable alloy keychain with whistle

24. Band Aid Memo Pads Sticky Notes

Band aid sticky notes! They’re novel and they’re perfect for nurses.

Price: $3.24

Band Aid Memo Pads Sticky Notes

25. Lab Values Card ID Badge

This is a great gift for new nurses or nursing students. It should be very useful during clinicals!

Price: $2.49

Lab Values Card ID Badge

Other cheap stocking stuffers can include candies, drugstore goodies (like lipgloss, mirrors, or hair pins), or bookstore stationary. 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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