First, I would like to say I am not being paid for this post. But, give me a dollar section anytime, anywhere, and I'm a happy Mama. Ok, moving on.
For Octavian's first birthday, one of his good friends gave him a gift bag packed full of goodies from the Dollar Store. At first, since Octavian was still eating everything (let me rephrase this- everything other than food), I didn't fully appreciate the gift. A few months later, I pulled the gift out and finally saw its brilliance. Of course! What toddler wouldn't want his very own mini broom, dish scrubber or toilet brush?
No toddler, I tell ya.
These magical stores, or sections of stores (ahem, Target) have become my favorite place to shop for Octavian. Having Octavian around, things tend to break quite often . If I have a choice, I would much rather he break a $1 piece of junk than a $20 piece of partial junk.
The other day, as we were heading to a birthday party for one of Octavian's friends, it hit me- why am I not giving a dollar store gift bag? Since I missed my opportunity for that birthday party, I thought I would write a post and share some ideas with you guys.
Other dollar section treasures:
Spatulas, Wooden Spoons, Whisk, Etc
Baskets, tins and bins- big and small
Alphabet magnets and puzzles
Sand pails and shovels
Plastic tupperware (depending on the child's age, grab a few bags of different beans. This could easily double as a sorting or counting game)
Hats (fire hats, army hats, police hats)
Fake insects- spiders, snakes, etc.
Holiday goodies- the Halloween stuff at Target right now is out of control!
The list goes on and on and on...
Oh! They even sell gift bags, cards, and tissue paper for $1!
I say A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
Mostly, have fun with it! Maybe even let your little one pick out the items he/she wants to give as a gift!