So many people have been coming in looking for $5 gift ideas, so we rounded up some of our favorite options. Because getting a gift on a budget doesn't mean you have to skimp on quality. Whether you need six gifts for a group of friends, something small for a co-worker, or something to say thank you.

Granite State Soap Company Soaps

Bay Rum. Love Potion No. 9. Lavender. Lilac. Oatmeal & Honey. Sandalwood. From floral to earthy tones, these 4.5 oz bars ($4.95) are the perfect purse-sized gifts. They're infused with coconut, oil, and palm oils, then blended with Shea butter to create these skin-soothing bars. Plus, they're locally-made, which is a HUGE part of what Pear Tree is all about!


Notebooks and Pens

Gifting a pad of paper might seem odd for non-stationary lovers, but these colorful list pads from Totem ($4.95) have a deeper meaning tucked behind the cover. Each of the four designs - bee, acorn, sparrow, squirrel - has its own different vow of inspiration, like the opening words of one: "Believe that the world is on your side. Believe that your hard work is paying off." 


Lotion and Lip Balms from Northwood Naturals

Again, pocket-sized local love, this time from New Hampshire-based Northwood Naturals. Their super softening lotions come in 2 oz travel-size options for $5.50 in scents like Rosemary Lavender, Sandalwood, Almond, and Pink Grapefruit. Plus, their natural honey lip balm is only $2.95 and made with natural beeswax and raw honey.

Quirky and Witty Shannon Martin Magnets

These are more than just-stick-on-you-fridge magnets. This is one of our favorite lines. Shannon Martin pairs family photos with knee-slapping phrases and quotes. Our favorites: "Carpe the hell out of this diem" and "Does running late count as cardio." At $4.95 a piece, you can even pick a few up for yourself!



BONUS Gift: Thoughtfulls

One of our most popular items. So much so that it's hard to keep them in stock. Each themed box ($6.95) comes with 30 pop-up cards, all with a different quote, phrase, or saying. When you need to send lots of little gifts, toss a Thoughtfull card in the present as a card because you can easily write on the back!

AuthorJennifer Blosser