Who doesn’t love the holidays? Presents, pretty decorations, delicious food, happy kiddos…it’s so exciting, we can’t wait!
But, there is one thing we don’t like about the holidays. All the money it costs! Creating a beautiful holiday can break the bank—but it doesn’t have to. Here are 33 holiday must-haves that you can find at the dollar store, which means you will have money leftover for a nice prezzie or two for yourself!
Every present must have a name on it, and the dollar store makes that incredibly easy and cheap.
Ribbons should never cost more than a dollar. Come on, it’s getting ripped right off the box!
Yep, wrapping paper is also just getting ripped right off. Why waste $10 on a fancy roll? Trust us, kids only care about what is INSIDE the paper.
Perfect for gifts! Get a few mugs, stuff them with a few homemade cookies or a $10 gift card to Starbucks and make some of your kids’ teachers sooo happy.
Need a Christmas cookie cutter? Dollar store. Pie plate? Dollar store? Cake server? Dollar store.
Celebrate Hanukkah without breaking the bank.
Okay, if you are spending more than a dollar on your tree skirt, you’re just wasting money you could be using on your OWN SKIRTS.
Festive, affordable party-ware is always cheap at your local dollar store.
Need to decorate a tree or two quickly and on the cheap? Get some ornaments the dollar store.
Festive candy in seasonal wrapping makes for a sweet, simple, one-size-fits-all gift. Grab a handful or two and you will always have a gift on hand whenever you need one.
11. Tissue Paper
Stock up and never waste money at Target or Wal-Mart on tissue paper again!
12. Gift Bows
Same for bows! Get a few bags. You’re set until the kids go to college.
Perfect for making your home, office, or school classroom festive.
Get yourself to the dollar store and get not just one, but multiple stockings, for just a dollar. Perfect for decorating and gift giving.
15. Santa Hats
Yes, you can be jolly without breaking the bank.
Whether you want something shiny or classic, you can find cheap, pretty garland at the dollar store.
17. Place Mats
Make your kids smile with seasonal place mats.
18. Serving Platters
Need to bring a platter of cookies to your kid’s school? Grab a snowman-themed platter from the dollar store. You won’t even mind if your kid forgets to bring it home!
Holiday colored bowls are perfect for putting out chips, nuts, and other party-ready snacks.
20. Pumpkin Puree
Yes, you can buy it at the dollar store.
21. Baking Soda
You are going to need to some for all your holiday baking!
Goes without saying! Get at least two bags.
23. Cherry Pie Filling
A dessert that won’t blow your budget.
24. Cookie And Cake Decorations
Frosting, sprinkles, cupcake wrappers—you name it, the dollar store has it.
25. Hats, Gloves, Scarves
These are perfect for you, but also make for wonderful holiday donations. Homeless shelters and other organizations are always in need of clothing for cold weather.
26. Christmas Cards
Never spend more than a buck on these cards! It’s the thought that counts, not the expensive name brand on the back of the card.
27. Marquee Lights
Twinkling ecor that spells out “Joy” and “Peace” is perfect for dressing up your home or office.
28. Christmas Wreaths
Get several and make your home as merry as you please.
29. Christmas Lights
No, really! You can get strands and strands for just a dollar! At this price, you won’t worry when they blow out, as all lights eventually do.
Again, perfect for donations and for your own family’s feet! Holiday-themed socks are always a fun way to accessorize.
31. Holiday Buckets
These themed decorative buckets will make for easy gift-giving, whether you want to drop off a bucket of cookies at your kid’s school or your church’s bazaar.
32. Poinsettias And Berries
Decorating has never been easier or less expensive.
33. Holiday Soap And Washcloths
Because your house will soon be overflowing with family and friends!