Here’s What You Should Be Buying At The Dollar Store

Dollar Store Deals

Let’s face it, there are some things that you really don’t need to pay more for. If you have yet to enter or spend much time in your local dollar store, now is the time to pop in and see what you can find.

Tissue And Gift Bags

Gift bags make it fast and easy to wrap presents, and they are an excellent green wrapping alternative because they can be used over and over again—and even recycled. Head to your local dollar store for an impressive selection of seasonal and year-round tissue and gift bags. While you’re at it, check out the seasonal ornaments as gift toppers.

Simple Vases

Sometimes you just need a simple vase to give flowers as a gift, or to put on your nightstand—and you will find plenty of suitable options at the dollar store.

Potluck And Party Platters

The dollar store always has faux-crystal, solid color, and seasonal small and medium plates and bowls. At $1 each, you can stock up and never have to worry about getting your plate or bowl back at your next potluck or party.

Photo Frames

Sometimes it’s a bit hit and miss, but I’ve found some super cute lightweight photo frames—and clear wall and desk frames that cost at least 5 or 10 times as much at local craft stores.


Yes, you can find brand name toothbrushes at the dollar store! Why not, you’ll throw it away in 3 months anyway.

Poster Board, Notebooks, Real Books, And Many School Supplies

Poster board is only $1 per sheet, and there are tons of arts and craft items, notebooks, pencils, erasers, standard calculators, classroom decorations, scrapbooking, supplies, and classroom supplies you can find for just $1. I’ve even found some Oprah’s Book Club books!

Home Organizers

Although small, you can find a variety of clear, white, colorful, and woven baskets, buckets, cube organizers, desk organizers, and storage containers at the dollar store.

Next time you have the time, browse through the aisles and really take a look at the options of less expensive items you can find at the dollar store.

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