Gift Edit 2023

20 Impressive Gifts They’d Never Guess Are from Five Below

published Sep 26, 2023
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, oh my! With so many events with a cause for celebration and several loved ones in your life, not only do we need a reserve for different great gift ideas, but we need them to also be budget-friendly for the sake of our wallets. Let’s face it, daily expenses add up quickly, and unfortunately, a good gift is no exception. However, having a budget shouldn’t take away from a nice gesture to someone special. That’s why we put together the ultimate Five Below gift guide together for the tightest of budgets. You can find so many unique finds that don’t scrimp on quality at Five Below. Whether you’re shopping for a stylish friend or a practical family member, we’ve curated a list friendly for just about anyone. From an insulated tumbler to a wireless Bluetooth speaker side table, there’s something for everyone on your list. Get shopping before these deals sell out.

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$5.55

For the friend that’s always on the go, why not give them the ultimate water bottle? This one in particular holds up to 40 ounces, so you don’t have to worry about constantly refilling it. Designed with a straw, handle, and ability to fit in most cup holders, it’s perfect to take with you in the car. Plus, it’s available in nine colors.

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$5.55

Make a switch from a traditional lamp and add a sunset projection lamp to a bedroom, dorm, or game area. USB powered, this lamp projects a sunset on your wall. This makes for a different form of wall art or can even act as a cool night light. It’s also available in four different sunset colors.

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$5.55

Add a little color to a reading corner with a mushroom lamp with a lampshade that can change colors. The base is available in three shades, too. One thing to note is it measures smaller than other lamps 7.3 in x 4.7 in x 4.7 in, so it won’t take up much space. Best of all, it’s battery-powered, so you can place it anywhere without having to worry about a cord.

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$5.00

Whether it’s simple note taking, needed for a class, or journaling at night, a quality notebook is always great to have on hand. This one is designed with blank, lined, and dotted pages, so it’s versatile based on need. Made with 480 pages, it will surely last a long time. They’re available in three different colors and wordings on the front, making them easy to distinguish if you need more than one for various projects.

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$3.00

Take a simple dining setup and add a little style with ombre candles. Candles can instantly elevate and showcase personal style in an unexpected place. These are great for hosting dinner parties or if you want to add a pop or color to a living room. With three shades available, you can mix and match throughout the home.

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$25.00

You can now have stylish home decor and a speaker all in one with this bluetooth speaker side table. With connection ability of over 30 feet away, link up your smartphone, tablet, or other bluetooth devices and listen to your favorite tunes. It also has radio mode to connect to your favorite local station. At only $25, this unique speaker is quite the steal!

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$5.55

Who doesn’t love a plush blanket to cozy up in the colder months? Wrap yourself up in this sherpa blanket with a good book in hand or to watch a movie with the family. The blanket comes with carrying straps so it’s easy to pack up and travel with in long car rides. It’s also available in four shades, perfect for styling in a couple rooms in the house.

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$5.55

Add a fun twist to a room with a strawberry shaped rug. At only 30 inches, it’s small enough to add into the entryway of your home or place in your child’s bedroom. It will even look great as a bathroom rug by the sink or shower. It’s machine washable and made of 100% cotton, so it’s easy to clean and use again right away.

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$5.55

Perfect for a party, hang up disco ball string lights for a groovy vibe. At only 6 feet long, you can also use them as decoration in the center of a dining room table for extra flair. Depending on the vibe you’re looking to achieve, they’re available in both multi-color and white. Battery operated, you don’t have to worry about finding an outlet either.

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$5.55

If you have a furry friend, treat them to a plush bed for them to cozy up all night long. The bed features an attachable blanket so they can burrow in, especially during the colder months. Priced under $6, it’s a great bed to have in a couple areas of the home or you can have one on hand specifically for when they travel with you.

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$5.55

Liven up the home with a plant that won’t die on you with a change of the season or if you plan to travel for an extended period of time. The realistic-looking greenery will have you fooled it isn’t real all while you get to add a spurt of color to your space. The plant would especially brighten up a home office or kitchen area.

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$5.55

Make the living area or your bedroom extra cozy and stylish with the addition of a colorful crochet pillow. Nothing amplifies a space quite like a new set of pillows. They’re also one of the easiest ways to transform the overall look of a room. At a size of 16 in X 16 in, it’s the perfect size to add to a sofa or on top of your bed.

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$4.00

Customize your space with a perfectly curated kit of photos to style a collage on your wall. What’s great is that no collage will look the same as you can arrange any of the photos as you please. The kit includes 30 photos as well as 140 double-sided mounting stickers. This is perfect for a home office, bedroom, or dorm and will surely brighten up the wall at only $4.

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$5.00

Get organized the right way with this desk calendar and organizer. Included in this is the organizer, phone holder, as well as 12 monthly inserts. This accessory for your desk is perfect because it creates a home for your phone so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle, and it keeps plans all in one place so you’re not missing that important business meeting.

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$15.00

At only $15, you easily have access to either hot or cold massage therapy at your fingertips. The massager features five intensity modes and five massage heads that allows you to customize exactly in the way you need it. It’s also in a mini size, so it’s perfect for travel and will take up little space compared to similar tools on the market.

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$5.55

Keep your cat entertained with this interactive toy. Designed to activate your cat’s senses, the toy includes a detachable teaser wand and jingle ball to chase and swat. There are also fun window shapes such as fish that you give your cat viewing access to the jingle ball inside the toy. They’ll be coming back each play time!

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$12.00

Add an unexpected design element with faux wall succulents. Nobody said you had to have real plants for a space to look brighter in your home. By utilizing wall space, you don’t have to compromise more shelf space for your plants. Style tip: Be extra and cover the whole wall for a cool twist.

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Five Below
$8.00

Work from anywhere with a folding lap desk at your disposal. From your bed to outside, you’ll now always have a desk to get your work done. The foldable legs also make it easy to store until needed. This is a great gift for a friend or family member constantly traveling for work.

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$25.00

A speaker that doubles as wall art is perfect for someone that wants to showcase their style and not compromise space. With a rechargeable battery and run time of 4-5 hours, this wall art can hang in the living room while you play your favorite music and host guests for an evening. It would also work great in a dorm.

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$5.55

Available in cream or black, add a little style to your typical throws by opting for one in a houndstooth print. It instantly upgrades the look of a space all while keeping you cozy all year long. Sized at 50 in. x 60 in., it’s also the perfect size for someone who wants to snuggle up on the couch with a good movie.