IKEA stocks a shocking number of items that are $5 or less. And it's not just junk, either. There's some legit good stuff that can be found at IKEA for a Lincoln or less. While many of these things aren't available online (the brand can't keep them that cheap if they're subsidizing your shipping!), it's worth it to make a trip to the brick-and-mortar store for these goodies. Just be careful because this inexpensive stuff can add up!
Here are the 15 best things currently at IKEA for $5 or less.
- TRÅDLÖS honey dipper and tea measure, $3: This gold-toned, stainless steel honey dipper looks way pricier than it actually is! Give it as a gift or get one for yourself to add a touch of class to your mornings.
- INTAGANDE glass, $2: Simple, elegant, and in an unexpected color (it comes in green, too), this cup is the perfect glass for wine or water.
- SOMMAR 2018 dish towel, $5 for two: I'm a fan of IKEA's dish towels, generally, and these are especially cute with a rainbow of stripes against the natural linen background.
- TEKLA dish towel, $1: As cute as they are, those $2.50 towels above seem downright expensive compared to the TEKLA towel. Kitchn editors are totally obsessed with these and often use them as napkins during casual dinner parties.
- BORGERLIG place mat, $1.50: This may be the most chic placemat IKEA has ever produced, and it'll look good on all types of tables.
- FINSTILT pot holder, $3 for two: This floral pattern lands somewhere between Liberty prints and Cath Kidston, and I love the cheerful colors.
- VARDAGEN measuring cup, $5: A clean, beaker-style look makes this measuring cup more design-forward than your typical kitchen cupboard find.
- SOMMAR 2018 tins, $5 for three: Great for storing your dry goods and creating a fun display at the same time, these tins also nest together, should you need to put them away at some point.
- TILLBRINGARE pitcher, $4: Sangria, lemonade, water, or whatever — it'll all look classy in a simple glass pitcher. This one's 10 inches tall and holds 1.7 liters.
- DRAGON children's 3-piece flatware set, $5: It's hard to find good-looking kids' flatware that's not brightly colored or super-expensive (I know because I spent a lot of time looking for it when my first daughter was old enough to start using it). This stuff will fit right in with your grown-up utensils.
- HEMMASTADD paper napkins, $2 for 30: I love IKEA's paper napkins, and these square ones are no exception! They're the perfect way to jazz up a casual brunch or dinner and inject the table with unexpected color and pattern. Plus, they're big (13 inches!) and triple-ply, so they're much heavier-duty than you'd expect from the price.
- KALASMAT serving plate, $5: This pretty stoneware platter deserves to be topped with pastries or cheeses. And will blend in nicely with much pricier dishware.
- UTSPÄDD ice pop maker, $4 for four: Make your own ice pops with these freezer- and dishwasher-safe molds — then squeeze out your pops to eat them. They're sure to be a hit with the kids!
- SJUDA trivet, $5 for four: A slight step up from the classic cork trivet, this set features a clearly Swedish design that's simple and beautiful.
- PRODUKT milk frother, $3: I've been obsessed with this ever since I read Kitchn's report on how it makes nut milk taste like real milk. The author wasn't lying!
What IKEA items — for $5 or less — are you totally in love with?