30 Genius Items You Can Find on Amazon for $5 or Less

The only thing better than avoiding shopping with kids in tow is scoring an amazing deal. Thanks to Amazon, you can have both. We discovered the best things to buy on Amazon right now (five bucks or less!) that will not only make your life easier but will save you money, too. Now thats a win. Keep reading to see them all.

Stainless Steel Straws

With plastic straw bans steadily growing across the globe, you won't want to leave home without your own reusable straws. This five-piece set is just $4.99, so you can afford to keep a set at home and get one for your bag on the go.


Vacation Scented Essential Oil

Need a vacation? This essential oil will take you away for just $2.95. Okay, so it won't really send you on vacation, but the "Instant Vacation" scent is described as smelling like a sandy beach on a tropical island with a blend of juicy pineapple, creamy coconut and sweet peach.

Avocado Saver

For less than $3 you can save your $4 avocado from browning with this genius device.

Mad Libs

Remember how many hours you spent laughing over the silly sentences you created in Mad Libs? Share the fun with your own kids for under $5. It's the perfect activity for a rainy day, and your kids will be so busy laughing they won't realize they are actually developing their grammar skills. There are a variety of Mad Libs books available for $4.99 and less.

Reusable Water Bottle

You can never have too many water bottles handy when you have kids. This lightweight bottle is easy to tote around with all your other items, and it's just $4.99.

Car Cell Phone Holder

Navigate your way to all your after-school activities easily with this clip-on phone holder that keeps your cell phone in sight as you drive for just $4.99.

Baseball Hat Washer

Keep your kids' baseball hats looking sparkling clean for every game without a lot of effort thanks to this genius holder. For $4.59 it maintains the hat's shape when you toss it in the washer.

Stylish Hair Clip

Dress up that mom-do with this stylish triangle hair clip that looks way more expensive than its $3.49 price tag.

Bird House Key Ring

Never misplace your keys again with this adorable bird keychain that comes with its own house. Whenever you walk in the door, set the bird inside the house, and you'll know exactly where to find it when it's time to leave again. The keychain, which also features a safety whistle, and house are just $4.99.

Orange Opener

This is a must-have if your tots love oranges. This super simple $1 device makes it easy to pierce and peel an orange.

Wool Dryer Balls

Skip the dryer sheets in favor of these $4.79 dryer balls that'll save you money and the planet. They can be used over and over with absolutely no waste.

Tissue Box Cover

This cute, $5 tissue box cover will keep everyone in smiles all flu season long.

Animal Bento Boxes

You can either pack fruit or dip in these adorable animal bento boxes or use them as a place to store treasures. $5 for the panda, pig and chick.

Chalkboard Labels

Finally, the perfect excuse to organize your kitchen. The best part? These chalkboard labels are reusable and can be used on everything from mason jars to wine glasses! $4.99 for 36 labels.

Cradle Cap Brush

Deal with baby's cradle cap and first wisps of hair with this soft 2-in-1 brush from Safety 1st, just $4.99.

Travel Flossers

For those days when you're on-the-go, having micro dental flossers stashed away in your bag makes it easy to keep pesky dental debris at bay. Just 99 cents for a 12-pack.


Take a pack of WikkiStix with you the next time you eat out with kids. You'll be thanking us later. $4.97 for a 24-pack.

Onion Slicer

Never suffer from ill-chopped onions again! This stainless steel onion slicer is a whopping $2 and worth every penny.

Umbrella Holder

Excuse us while we go buy a ton of these.$2 umbrella holders! While you're at it, you can use them for brooms or any other Marie Kondo-approved organizing.

Cup Sleeve

Adorable and reusable cup sleeves for $5? Not only does your morning cup of Joe look way cuter, but you're reducing your carbon footprint, too.

Elephants Nightlight

Keep the dark (and the excuses not to go to bed) at bay with cuteness. These adorable elephantsfeature seven different light colors for $3.35 each.

Counter Trash Bag

This $4.99counter hangermakes for easy clean up when you're cooking.

Magic Erasers

You can never have too many Magic Erasers when you have kids at home, especially for $1.29 for a 10 pack.

Storage Bags

These $2cube-shaped storage bags are the perfect way to tidy up the back of the closet or store kids clothes under your bed neatly.

Odor Absorber

Eradicate diaper pail smells with this $4 odor absorber that's safer to use than a scented candle.

Bottle Brush

This $4brush makes cleaning baby bottles and sippy cups a snap.

Sponge Caddy

When spills happen (and they never fail with kids) your sponge will be right at hand with this caddyfor $3.29.

Cupcake Decorating Tool

Its always a good time for a fancy cupcake with this $4.99piping tool.

Purse Organizer

Youll actually be able to find your wallet before your two-year-old sprints away from the checkout line with this $4organizer.

Bag Holder

Anything that clears up the clutter of bags for under a buck, like this $1organizer, is worth a shot.

Shahrzad Warkentin & Karly Wood

All photos: Amazon

Editors Note: All items available and with a price of $5 or less at the time of publication.


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