People often get nostalgic for the good old days when $5 cost a lot. Well, guess what… it still might on Amazon! You just have to know where to look. Hint, try here. Better yet, get started with our favorite finds for $5 or less below. For just a few bucks, you can keep a hero in your pocket (this 18-in-1 multi-tool) as well as a mini therapist (an adult fidget). Heck, why not throw a physio (this massage ball) in your bag while you’re at it. Happy shopping!
Improve your spy game
Kikkerland 4 in 1 pen tool
Restless Infinity Cube toy
Tighten your waist
Stainless Steel Cinch Clips, Pack of 4
primp on time
Louise Maelys foldable mini pocket hair comb with mirror
Keep a hero in your pocket
Snowflake Multi-Tool 18 in 1
roll the pain
Gaiam Restore Ultimate foot massage roller
wipe the dust
blind cleaning brush
place your cell phone
portable cell phone holder
Exfoliating Bath Towel, 5 pieces
Eat like a pro
Original Fred Toucan Munchtime chopsticks
Mr Gardening Scissors Pen, 6.5 inch
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“Brings out the nerd in me,” wrote one five-star fan.
One appreciative buyer shared, “It helps me focus… especially during zoom meetings or phone calls. I LOVE it! It makes a little noise, but I also turn it over with one hand. If I can’t find it, I’ll look until I can. It’s so good for stress and helping with focus. I use it so much I started using the cube stickers. Never mind, it still works great for me!”
One grateful parent wrote: “My daughter is so skinny and tall that even the leggings don’t fit her right. Any pants that go down to my ankles are too loose in the waist. I started wearing them to help keep the pants up. very durable and the clasps work great. These are a total lifesaver.”
“When planning a multi-day backpacking trip, every ounce counts and it’s best to find items that serve dual purposes,” wrote one five-star fan. “…great for regular travel, or maybe even to slip into a gym bag, car console, purse, or desk drawer for quick storage throughout the day.”
“One of the most useful tools I’ve seen,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “Replaces a multitude of tools with just one. It’s made of sturdy metal that should last for years. Great gadget to have and doesn’t take up much space. Easy to carry and keep handy.
One of over 1,200 five-star reviewers raved, “Small, sturdy, great feel! This ball really helps me after work to improve my plantar fasciitis. I’ve tried so many things to work the area and this one has been the best so far.”
A “must have” said this fan: “Awesome. Keeps my fingers from getting cut by the slats.”
“Have one at home, one at the office, and one in my backpack in case I have an impromptu Zoom call on my phone,” wrote one satisfied reviewer. “Simple yet highly necessary tool for organizing your workspace.”
“Shed your skin like a snake,” wrote one five-star fan. “Heck, I didn’t realize how much dead skin I’d been carrying around all these years! … I tend to take 20-minute hot showers anyway, so I just rubbed this in at the end of my regular shower and it worked perfectly. Quick tip: If you have to shave something, use these cloths to exfoliate first… and you’ll be amazed at how close the shave is! If you REALLY want to feel like a baby seal, exfoliate, shave, exfoliate, shave again ( It takes a while but it’s worth it!”
“I love this thing,” raved one fan. “It’s absolutely adorable and my little brother and sister were jealous. However, I’ve discovered an alternative use for them. You can dip it bird tip first with mouth open in a bag of mini M&Ms and feed yourself like a little bird. Use this information as you wish.”
Another alternate use: “Great for attaching bras with removable pads. … Just wrap the pad around the ends of the chopsticks, guide the chopsticks into the little hole in the pad, then let go. Ta-da, your bra pads are back with much less frustration!
One of more than 3,100 five-star fans wrote, “I love the size and sturdiness of these plant clippers. … I also love the safety lock feature.”
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