Christmas is coming soon so, I'm sharing some of my favorite items that I buy from the dollar store every year. I love enjoying the holidays and try to have my Christmas gifts bought and wrapped before Thanksgiving. I'm a total bargain shopper and love finding cheap items that make the holidays easier. Here's my list of items I buy from the dollar store.
*Wrapping Supplies: Tape, Ribbons, Boxes and Gift Bags are so affordable at the dollar store. The plain white gift boxes are two boxes for a dollar! And gift bags are usually the same price too! I love using the cute Christmas gift bags for cousin gifts from my kids. They have some really cute prints! I also found the prettiest gold ribbon there. It was a huge roll for a dollar and added that special finishing touch to my gifts.
*Batteries: I buy my batteries at Costco, but every so often I buy a Christmas gift that needs just one battery or one battery that's not very common. I'll buy a single package battery for $1 at the dollar store and wrap it with the toy that it goes to. It's cheap and makes the gift less stressful when the battery is included.
*Lights: I love that the dollar store has Christmas lights for a buck! My kids decorate mini trees in their rooms, so when they need the lights replaced, I buy them at the dollar store for cheap. I also found some cute, tiny battery operated lights one year for $2 dollars. They are one of my favorite Christmas decorations.
*Holiday Food Items: The Dollar Store is a great place for those last minute items that you might need for your holiday meals. This year one of the things I'm in charge of is the Green Bean Casserole. Their canned goods were on sale and I bought every thing I needed for the casserole for under $5. I also found some inexpensive toppings for a hot chocolate bar. You can also find some really cute Christmas food containers and platters for a dollar.
*Stocking Stuffers: The Dollar Store has great deals on stocking stuffers like candy, small toys, gloves and hats. I love grabbing a few of these to donate during the holidays to those in need, as well as to have some on hand if I need an extra neighbor gift. I always buy our neighbor gift items from there and print a cute tag to go with them.
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