Yall! I have been sitting on this post since BEFORE I even started blogging. Not kidding-This was one of those things I wanted to share with the world SO BADLY-that it may have even helped kick me into the blogging game. No joke. That is how much I LOVE Dollar Tree!
I know DT may not be your first thought, and truly, some items there aren’t worth the purchase. I am here to make your life a little easier, and show you WHICH ITEMS are worth your money and your trip. Let’s get started, shall we?
1. Greeting cards/Thank you cards
This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE thing to buy at DT. I am known for sending thank you notes for just about anything, and love to send anniversary cards in the mail. Now with postage being over .50 a stamp, and at most major retailers, cards on average cost about $4.50 a piece-the dough adds up quick. Im sorry, but $5.00 a piece is just NUTS. SO go to DT, grab a pack of 8 thank you’s for a buck and BOOM done.
Their greeting cards are mostly 2/$1.00-And someone getting an unexpected card in the mail is PRICELESS. So do yourself a favor (and all your friends, for that matter) and buy cards-and SEND THEM OUT! They do no good sitting in a drawer-grab that pen and make someone’s day y’all!
Another fav-sunglasses. There is always such a great selection, and Hey! You paid 1.00 so if they break-Who cares? You lose them? Wonderful! Now you have an excuse to buy another pair.
If you wear readers, they have tons of super sassy ones! I can’t wear them ( I wear contacts) but if I needed readers, I would only buy them there!
Now, I am not saying you are getting the greatest quality….But hey. It’s $1.00 and it will make your kids day! There are tons to choose from, and my kids love when we can walk in a store and say “Ok, you can pick whatever you want.” Score one for Mom!
*My boys have been asking for mustaches for weeks now. I couldn’t’ find a pack for under 5 bucks–should have known they would be at DT! They cracked me up running around with these things on today-hysterical!
Puzzles are also an awesome buy here. We get new ones all the time for the boys! I don’t feel bad spending the $1.00 on each one as it makes for a good time together, and is a great brain building activity! *Hooray for big brains!*
4. Gift bags/Wrapping paper
I buy all my gift bags here! Seriously- they are GORGEOUS! You can’t beat a $1.00 gift bag! And the wrapping paper? AWESOME to have on hand for surprise gifts! Stock up when you see some you like!
5. Party supplies
You can’t throw a party any cheaper than with DT supplies. They have some gorgeous items, that are all disposable! There are supplies for any occasion, and it won’t break the bank. *Get your party cups somewhere else-I have noticed DT doesn’t have the best price point for cups!*
6. Doggie Items
I have had Peaches for almost 4 years now. She has worn a DT collar for 4 years. It served it’s purpose beautifully for those 4 years and I almost got her another one..but decided she has been my dog for this long-GEEZ the least I could do for her is get her a Target collar. #Upgraded. But really, collars and harnesses here (YES they sell HARNESSES for a buck) are a totally awesome DT buy.
7. Headache Meds
I can’t vouch for too much more than the headache meds, but let me tell you, their store brand PM meds are AWESOME….and I see no difference in them and the bottles that cost $5-$10. If I have a headache at night, I take one of these and BOOM. I’m asleep and headache is gone. Miracle.
Keep some on-hand for rough nights and you won’t regret it! This is another favorite DT item yall.
8. Bobby pins/Hair ties
Yup this heavy head of hair uses DT hair ties. They work! Now I can break them easier than others, but they do the job in a pinch! The Bobby pins are another favorite-somehow I lose them all monthly (Dollar Tree this is NOT YOUR FAULT. Don’t blame yourself. It’s not you-it’s me. Please don’t break up with me over this. Love you, mean it) but that’s ok. I can run back to DT and get some retail therapy -via Bobby pins. #worthit
9. Jergen’s hand soap
Is anyone else IN LOVE with that original cherry-almond scent? Because I am. It never gets old-and DT carries it in SOAP. Win!
10. Storage bins
DT has so many stories items to choose from-it’s insane! All of my under cabinet storage came from DT (Lordy I need to organize that again) but seriously -go grab you some bins/baskets and get to storing all the things! For $1.00!
11. Aluminum foil
Has anyone else noticed how expensive aluminum foil is lately? I hate to buy it…unless I’m at DT. Then I buy at least 2 boxes. It’s perfect-and hey look- A name brand! Go DT- I see you!
12. Catering trays
I may be saying this wrong–so look at the picture. Yeah-those. $1.00 so you don’t feel bad to throw those cumbersome things out when you are done. Awesome find!
13. Glow sticks
I love to treat my kids with these! They turn every light off in the house, and giggle nonstop when we give them glow sticks! Every other store is WAY TOO PRICEY for us to spend the money, but DT comes in clutch, yet again!
*These are also AWESOME to take to Disney and give your kids when they want those crazy expensive wands (YUP. DT sells glow wands too!) Or think about bowling/skating under the black light and how much fun going that extra mile (or really, its more like an inch) to make the experience THAT much cooler for your littles . (Bonus points for you Mom.)*
Not just any DT pens-but these pens are my favorite! They write kind of like a pencil and don’t slide all over the paper…. Such a great buy and I love to give these as gifts with a little notebook in gift baskets as well!
15.Washrags ( the soak in water ones)
I can’t believe my DT didn’t have these in stock when I went for pictures- but have you seen the little kids wash rags that come in a tiny square? You soak them in water and they expand to a big wash rag . Let me tell you-they feel rough. But my little secret ? I use them to scrub my face when it starts to feel bumpy and grimey. I’m telling you- a holy grail skin care product for me! Don’t knock it til you try it !
Well, if you made it here, you are a TROOPER. What did you think ?? Did I leave anything out? What’s your favorite DT items? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @Smittenwiththree_blog!
All the love dolls 💋