Christmas Gift Ideas for an Enneagram 5

If you’re looking for Christmas Gift Ideas for an Enneagram 5, we’re ready to share 20 of our favorites with you.  Our analytical, perceptive, and self-contained observers have a need for knowledge and understanding, but understanding a Enneagram 5 can be a challenge if they feel put on the spot. Let’s start with a quick overview of our Enneagram 5 friends. Also, if you didn’t get to check out our Christmas gift ideas list for Enneagram 9’s or the Enneagram 4’s  make sure to check both out next. 

Christmas Gift Ideas for an Enneagram 5

Enneagram Five (5) Overview

Enneagram 5’s are analytical, intelligent, and perceptive. Crystal Knows goes on to mention their strengths include thinking through complex problems, observing the environment they are in, and the ability to have complete focus.  

While those leading with Enneagram 5 can often have a hard time with expression, we really just believe the Enneagram 5’s are managing a complex airfield of thoughts as if they were in an air traffic control tower.  When I think of Enneagram 5’s, I think of people who have made advancements in the sciences, and are the reason we have medicines, cures, and can see pieces of the universe we never knew existed. In the presence of a Enneagram 5, quiet, gentle wisdom and knowledge is in abundance.  

Christmas Shopping for an Enneagram 5

Knowledge, learning, and elements of introvert-ness are words often used to describe Enneagram 5’s, and words we embraced when shopping for Enneagram type.  This type tends to be sensitive, and independent, and we wanted to fully embrace and accept those characteristics of our Enneagram 5 friends.

The brain is a fascinating electrical organ, and discoveries have shown that it has the ability to change.  Celebrate the brilliance of an Enneagram 5 with this book of human stories on brain science.   

Enneagram 5’s sort and organize information in their minds, and this purse organizer sorts and organizes all the needed things within a tote or large purse.  It’s practical and it’s creates structure–much like our Enneagram 5’s.   

Collectors of facts will love this illustrated collection of facts. Because an Enneagram 5 is a habitual learner, this gift of curious, weird, and fascinating information is a perfect addition under a tree.  

Keep your family close at your desk or study, but more importantly in thought with a custom illustrated family portrait of those you love most. 

I want to watch the universe expand.

I want to break it into pieces small enough to understand,

And put it all back together again

In the quiet of my private collection.

If you haven’t heard the Enneagram 5 song, or the Podcast that explains its origins, you can explore it here

If it feels like all your thoughts and discoveries are at risk of being lost, document them here in this well-organized journal with specific sections for all the information. 

Known as the ‘vitamins’ of the air, salt lamps cleanse, deodorize, and purify their surroundings. Set a neutral atmosphere for increased concentration capacity and raise the  energy levels of an Enneagram 5 with a Himalayan Salt Lamp. 

Stay in your own world while out and about with a relaxing playlist. Your ears will stay warm AND avoid soreness that comes from headphones or AirPods being squished under a hat. This beanie houses a hidden bluetooth speaker (that can be removed for washing), and comes in a variety of colors perfect for an introverted, yet stylish, Enneagram 5.   

Your favorite book and your favorite quote personalized for you or your favorite Enneagram 5. Celebrate the learner with this thoughtful and customized gift. 

Our past-oriented Enneagram 5’s are sure to be transported back to a time and place where they were safe to explore and wonder from the comfort of Grandma’s kitchen hidden. With notes of butter and apple, this candle will inspire a deep heavy sigh, and a reminder that your needs are not a problem. 

Avoid eye-fatigue and digital eye strain with blue light blocking glasses.  For the Enneagram 5 (or 6w5 or 4w5) who enjoys processing information from a computer, phone, or tablet, a pair of blue light glasses will increase clarity and preserve energy. 

Calligraphy comes from the Greek words for “beauty” (kallos) and “to write” (graphein) according to Britannica, and is the knowledge of letters and language.  Even the learner needs a hobby, and what better combination of art and learning than a calligraphy set for beginners?

It’s compartmentalized. It’s stackable. It’s perfect for an ordered Enneagram 5’s lunch on-the-go. 

Give the gift of information with an annual subscription to Audible.  Our Enneagram 5 friends will love the instant access to 12 books, plus 2 Audible originals curated by Amazon each month for a year. 

Carry up to 70 of your favorite essential oils and blends wherever you go.  Change the atmosphere of a hotel room, a AirBNB, or a an office cubicle with your oils, plus an extra mesh pocket for a portable diffuser

It’s not your typical scratch off map of travel adventures (we’ll save that for the 7’s and where 5’s go in security), but it is a scratch off of written adventures.  Have you read Jane Eyre? Scratch it off, and document the journey of reading the top 100 books. 

Hardcover classic books by popular authors makes a sweet and thoughtful gift for the book lover. Nevermind if they already have these in paperback, this classic and matching hardcover set is a perfect and beautiful edition to the Enneagram 5’s library. 


Little Women
Jane Eyre
Anne of Green Gables
The Secret Garden
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice

Gather all the details about your mom’s life with this keepsake interview. Ask thoughtful questions and discover her journey with an heirloom gift that’ll be treasured for generations to come.  

Clear the air of toxins and germs with an essential oil diffuser. This diffuser also acts as a humidifier which is perfect for drier climates.  If you (or your Enneagram 5) already has one, make it two and give another room or space the gift of immunity and reduced stress.  

It’s a wrap, a blanket, and a scarf all in one. Feel safe and secure wherever your day takes you in this wrap that comes in 7 different colors.   

Are you an Enneagram 5, or are you close with someone who is? We want to hear from you! What Christmas gift ideas do you have for an Enneagram 5 this holiday season? Comment below to give us your thoughts. 

Author: Bone+Marrow