This time of year everyone is looking for gifts that are light on the wallet but we’ve got gifts ideas for you that might be a bit heavy on the wallet- because they all actually fit inside your wallet. Great for people who travel light, stocking stuffers, and to keep an emergency gift handy in case you need to reciprocate in a flash. Be sure to check out the rest of our holiday gift guides for more ideas.
It’s a real working lightbulb. This LED bulb pops up and lights up. Runs on a small battery (included). Maybe not the brightest light but certainly a bright idea. Comes in a pack of 5 for this price!
Buy Credit Card Lightbulb at Amazon for $8
Thin and strong bottle opener that slides right into your wallet. No need to bulk up your pockets with a keychain bottle opener, this stainless steel one will do the trick.
Buy Bottle Mate Bottle Opener at Amazon for $7.95
From the great product designer Art Lebedev comes Plastinkuzz, the DJ Scratch Pad. Just scratch your fingernails along it to make cool DJ scratching sounds. Check the shipping on this if you need it in a hurry since it ships from his store in Russia I believe.
Buy DJ Scratch Pad at Art Lebedev for $3
The Boker Credit Card Knife is a solid pocket knife the folds up to fit in your wallet. It also has a clip to put it on your shirt or use as a money clip. It’s made of a titanium liner and high performance 440C stainless steel blade.
Buy Boker Credit Card Knife at ThinkGeek for $29.99
Take all your important data with you with this high speed USB 2.0 flash drive. It’s ultra thin at just 1mm thick and holds a beefy 16GB of files.
Buy Ultra Thin 16GB USB Flash Drive at Amazon for $24.99
This 3x magnifier with 4.5x inset slides out and lights up to help you see things up close. There’s no more need to carry around a giant flashlight and Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass everywhere you go (although that is a very fashionable look for next Spring I’ve been told).
Buy Light Up Magnifier at Amazon for $14.98
Never lose your keys again. Just attach the key ring fob to your keys and put the credit card sized transmitter in your wallet. When you lose your keys press the button on the transmitter and the key ring will start beeping loudly and flashing it’s LED light. Works up to 120 feet away with RF technology to go through walls, drawers, beds, and anywhere else you might have misplaced your keys.
Buy Key Finder at Perpetual Kid for $19.99
The Tool Logic Credit Card Companion is a multifunction tool card with ten features including a blade, scissors, compass, screwdriver, tweezers, and more. Weighs just 1.3 ounces so it’s easy to take all that functionality with you because you never know when you’re going to need it.
Buy Credit Card Size Multi-Tool at Amazon for $18
When all else fails, you can always keep a stack of Amazon Gift Cards in your wallet to give out. Since they sell almost anything, it’s a great gift for anyone. They come in a variety of designs too, not just the plain one shown above. The best part about Amazon gift cards is that if you end up not giving them out, you can always use them yourself.