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13 Things to Get at the Dollar Store for the Holidays

The holiday season doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg. Save some money this year by spending less on certain items by getting them at the dollar store. Here are 13 things to look for during your next visit.

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Gift Wrap Supplies

Gift giving is all about the thought that went into the gift, not what it’s wrapped in. And often people rip of the paper without even looking at it! Stock up on wrapping paper, gift bags, tags and ribbon at the dollar store. Try these handy DIY gift wrap ideas.

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Holiday Baking Equipment

Need a special shaped cookie cutter or a Christmas platter for serving those cookies? You’ll find good deals at the dollar store on these seasonal items you only use a few times each year. Avoid these 13 dollar store rip-offs.

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Ornaments

Whether it’s your first year with a Christmas tree or you’re in need of some new ornaments, you can find affordable ornaments at the dollar store. Just make sure to avoid ornaments that are very fragile or have small moving parts if you have young children. Check out these five easy-to-make ornaments.

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Cookie and Cake Decorations

Don’t spend a lot of money on things like sprinkles and cupcake pan liners. The dollar store will have plenty of decorations for your baked goods, including seasonal colors and designs. Check out these 11 brilliant things you can create with dollar store items.

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Christmas Cards

Sending out Christmas cards this year? Whether you need just a couple individual cards or a couple boxes, check the dollar store for inexpensive cards and holiday stationary. Save money over the holidays with these 15 tips.

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String Lights

If you’re looking for several string lights you’ll use year after year, look elsewhere. However, if you need just a strand or two of inexpensive lights for a small holiday decoration, the dollar store is a good place to pick them up. These are the 10 things you should know about LED Christmas lights.

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Holiday Socks

The dollar store has you covered when it comes to stocking stuffers. Pick up a pair of holiday socks for you and the rest of the family to wear on Christmas morning. Keep Christmas gifts out-of-sight with these 15 clever hiding spots.

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Seasonal Tablecloths and Placemats

Decorate your dining table on the cheap with seasonal tablecloths and placemats from the dollar store. Since you’re paying less than you would at higher-end stores, it won’t matter when someone spills a glass of red wine or cranberry sauce. Try these 13 holiday decorating tips for minimalists.

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Hand Soap

There’s a good chance you’ll have guests in your home during the holiday season, so stock up on hand soap. You’ll find good deals at the dollar store on scented varieties fit for the season for the kitchen and bathroom. Get your kitchen ready for holiday meals with these 14 must-dos tips.

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Candles

Whether you’re looking to add some coziness to your home this holiday season or need some candles for a centerpiece, check out the dollar store. You may find just what you need at lower prices than other stores. Make your kitchen cozy this holiday season with these 10 ideas.

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Candy

Look for good deals on candy at the dollar store. Whether you’re looking for family favorites or holiday candy for the stocking, there are plenty of options to choose from. Just check for package expiration dates before buying. Need to decorate at the last minute? Try these 15 ideas.

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Holiday Mugs

Serve up coffee and hot cocoa in special holiday mugs. Pick out a mug for every family member at the dollar store! These are the 10 mistakes everyone makes when brewing coffee.

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Picture Frames

Pick up some picture frames at the dollar store for an easy last-minute gift. Just print out a favorite photo for the recipient, or frame a fun postcard or hand-written letter. Here are 14 DIY gifts you can make in a weekend.

Rachel Brougham
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