Holiday shopping doesn’t have to mean overspending. Be kind to your wallet this Christmas by shopping at your local dollar store, where you can give every special person in your life a gift they’ll love without having to pay top dollar.
1. Holiday Printed Travel Mug
In need of inexpensive Christmas gifts for multiple people on your list? Consider these 16-oz. holiday travel mugs from Dollar Tree, as they are the perfect way to spread holiday cheer on the cheap with several fun Christmas designs. Each mug has a rubbery grip sleeve to ensure you have a good hold on your hot or cold drink.
2. Jumbo Glass Sports Mugs
Do you have a sports junkie on your list who could use some jumbo glass mugs for those game-watching parties? If so, consider these high-quality glass mugs from Dollar Tree that hold 26.4 ounces. In fact, they’re great for just about anyone who wants a weighted glass mug to hold soda or an adult drink.
3. Kids’ Brightly Colored Peruvian Hats
Looking for something other than toys and cheap tech gadgets for the kids on your list? You can’t go wrong with these brightly colored Peruvian hats from Dollar Tree. They’re super fashionable with braided tassels that hang from the ear flaps and pom-pom toppers. They’re great for girls and boys as they come in a variety of colors: black, red, pink and blue.
4. Fuzz Friends Plush Hanging Monkeys
Children of all ages will love these Fuzzy Friends plush hanging monkeys. They’re soft and cuddly, and self-stick tabs on their hands mean they can truly hang around with their owners.
5. My Blox Construction Blocks Kits
Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or small gifts for under the tree, any kid will enjoy My Blox Construction Blocks Kits from Dollar Tree. These kits, which come in police, fire department and other themes, offer hours of mixing and matching entertainment for building block fanatics. They’re also compatible with other popular building block brands.
6. Magic Gloves, 2-Pair Packs
You never can have enough gloves on hand, which make these Magic Gloves a practical and cheap Christmas gift. The gloves are sold at Dollar Tree, are unisex and come in a variety of colors. Gift them to your co-workers, family members or book club buddies, or donate to those in need this holiday season.
7. Metal Carabiner Keychains with Tassels and Hearts
Tassel keychains are quite trendy right now, with even Dollar Tree selling these Metal Carabiner Keychains with Tassels and Hearts. They’re stylish and make finding your keys super easy. At a dollar each, you can give every female on your list both color choices.
8. Christmas House Gingerbread Cookie Houses
What’s sweet and make perfectly festive holiday favors? The Christmas House Gingerbread Cookie Houses from Dollar Tree, as they’re decorated and ready to give away as tasty gifts. Having a party? Use these as centerpieces and let the guests take them home. They also could make great classroom or workplace gifts — the options are endless!
9. Special Moments Concave Gold Picture Frames with Black Inner Edge, 8×10
When in need of cheap Christmas gift ideas, you can never go wrong with picture frames. At Dollar Tree, you can buy the Special Moments Concave Gold Picture Frames with Black Inner Edge to fit 8-inch by 10-inch photos. Snag this deal, add a favorite picture and gift them to grandparents, parents or a roommate. The best part about these frames is they’re already equipped with an easel and wall hangers and can be displayed horizontally or vertically.
10. Double-Wall Clear Case Plastic Tumblers, 16 ounce
Forget Tervis-brand drinkware and check out these stylish plastic tumblers from Dollar Tree. The double-wall design keeps your drink cold without creating condensation on the outside. Each tumbler has a screw-on lid and straw, which makes it a convenient take-along cup for anyone on your list. Buy in bulk and personalize with goodies inside.
11. As Seen On TV Pedi Spin Nail
Give the woman on your Christmas list what she really wants — silky smooth heels. The Pedi Spin is sold at Dollar General and can be purchased individually or in bulk if you’re in need of inexpensive Christmas gifts for the ladies. The Pedi Spin comes with a polishing plate for thicker, tougher callused skin and a finishing plate to smooth. It has adjustable speeds, too.
12. Beverly Hills Polo Club Double Zip Brown Wallet
Deliver something fashionable and practical to the special women in your life with this Beverly Hills Polo Club Double Zip Brown Wallet from Dollar General. The wallet has multiple card slots and sections, including two zipped compartments. The wristlet and gold medallion accent will dazzle the recipient.
13. My Very Own Slime Creations
Kids can’t get enough of slime. That’s why My Very Own Slime Creations from Dollar General makes the perfect gift. Each kit makes five different types of slimes and comes with all the supplies needed to create them — including the glow-in-the-dark paint.
14. The Alloy of Speed 32-Piece Vehicle Set
Every boy loves race cars. With The Alloy of Speed 32-Piece Vehicle set, you get 28 cars in a variety of styles and four accessories. At Dollar General for $5, these car sets certainly make for an inexpensive Christmas gift idea with a big wow factor.
15. Beverly Hills Polo Club Bi-Fold Wallet
Men tend to hold on to their wallets past their prime. That’s why the Beverly Hills Polo Club Bi-Fold Wallet from Dollar General could be a useful gift to give to your husband, dad, son, sibling or friend. The wallet offers plenty of space, includes an ID card window, and is made of bonded leather. It also comes with a stylish tin, so just add a bow and call it a wrap!
16. Mr. Potato Head Marvel Edition — Assorted Styles
There are classic gifts for children, and one happens to be Mr. Potato Head. The Mr. Potato Head Marvel Edition is sold at Dollar General and comes as Iron Man or Spider-Man. Kids will have fun mixing and matching parts.
17. Play-Doh Create and Cut Play Set
Imagine the kids on your gift-buying list giving some wacky hairstyles and cuts with Play-Doh. This Play-Doh Create and Cut Play Set at Dollar General comes with two character thimbles, two cans of Play-Doh, a fuzzy pumper and scissors.
19. Lisa Frank Activity Set
The Lisa Frank Super Activity Set is one of the best inexpensive Christmas gifts at Dollar General and is suitable for children 3 and older. Stickers, coloring and activity books all are included in this $5 bundle.
20. LED Glow Writing Board
If you’re looking for another busy activity for kids, you’ll want to check out the LED Glow Writing Board from Dollar General. For $5, the set comes with a glow writing board and three glow pens of assorted colors. It’s a gift that can keep on giving.
If these items are not available at your local Dollar Tree or Dollar General stores, visit the stores’ websites to check availability. A minimum-quantity purchase may apply when buying online.
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