1. A Local Food Item
2. Seeds and Planting Supplies
3. A Good Pair of Socks
4. Fancy Soap
Five bucks will buy a couple really good bar of triple milled soap in a wrapper that's so pretty you won't need to mess with gift wrap.
Fruit baskets don't have to be elaborate to be nice. Pick out $5 of fruit from the grocery store, and deliver it in a pretty basket.
Invest your fiver in a couple bars of premium chocolate, like the Green and Black's organic bars pictured at left, and your popularity rating is sure to go up.
Tip: Stretch your chocolate-buying dollars even further by searching for coupons online before you head to the store.
7. Reusable Shopping Bags
8. A Gift Card for eBook or Song Downloads
Everything and everyone has gone digital these days, so a gift card for eBook or song downloads is sure to be a HUGE hit even if it just has $5 on it.
9. A Restaurant.com Gift Certificate
Ordinarily giving someone a $25 restaurant gift certificate means spending $25 on a restaurant gift certificate. However, that's not the case when you shop through restaurant.com. Take advantage of one of their frequent sales and you could net $25 certificates for as little as $2 each.
10. An Emergency Snack Stash
Getting a snack craving when you're at work is the worst because it leaves you turning to vending machines or convenience stores for munchies not good for your waistline or your wallet. Put together a collection of healthy snacks for someone on your list, and call it their emergency snack stash.