It’s always my goal to have my in-store Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. I like to shop TJ Maxx, Walmart and Target for Christmas gifts – but this year Target was my favorite. They have such a great selection of affordable yet “giftable” items in the dollar section! I love being able to purchase multiple gifts for the people on my list while staying within my Christmas budget. There are quite a few items in the dollar section that make great “small” gifts or that work nicely when paired with a bigger gift.
Target really came through with some great options for the kids on my shopping list! There is a great selection of children’s items in the dollar spot this year. Here’s a gift I put together for our 3 year old niece – and it only cost $10!
I found two wooden puzzles (that look a lot like Melissa and Doug puzzles) for $3 each. I chose one with a princess theme and one with various emergency vehicles – I think she’ll like them both. They also had a fun magnetic play scene for $3 that I thought would be great for travel. It’s compact and might even be quiet enough for church! I rounded out the gift with a pair of Minnie Mouse Christmas socks for $1.
Of course, I didn’t just spend $10 at Target. 🙂 I found several other treasures that I think would make great Christmas or hostess gifts – all in the dollar section! I filmed my haul, and if you want to see me get really excited about Christmas pillows (and talk really fast in the process), you can watch it below.
Now that my in-store shopping is done, I’m moving on to my favorite – online shopping! I have my online carts filled and ready for coupon codes and sales this weekend. Where is your favorite place to shop for Christmas gifts?
I’m going to take a little break from blogging this week, so there will not be a post on Wednesday. I’ll be back sometime Friday with a recap from Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful week!