I have been so excited for the holidays because it is my favorite time of the year! Today I wanted to share the best place to shop for holiday decorating and gifts. That place is Dollar General! I have partnered with them multiple times now because they have everything you could possibly need. That statement remains true with Christmas!
***This post is in paid partnership with Dollar General. All words and opinions are my own.***
I had so much fun shopping with Dollar General for the holidays! I was able to find chic decor items, fun recipes to make delicious Christmas snacks, and all the gift giving items you could ever want. The best part was almost every item that I purchased was $10 OR LESS!!! Yes you read that correctly.
I also thought it was amazing that they had products I normally shop for, but at an even cheaper price than where I shop. This is something I’m always looking for because I am a young adult with bills to pay! I’m always out to save a buck and with Dollar General I saved many.
In this post I’ll round up unique food gifts, gifts for bakers, stocking stuffers for the whole family, and so much more! Dollar General seriously has it all and I want to share that with all of you. Keep reading to see all my top picks and all of the fun things I found while doing my holiday shopping!
Affordable Holiday Decor Under $50
I absolutely love the below photo! How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie. My best friend Lola and I always send Snapchats to each other every year showing each other that we’re watching it. What better way to get cozy and ready for a Christmas movie night than with the perfect decor! I think there are a few core pieces you need that I’ll talk about below.
I first wanted to share some of the fun holiday decor that I found with Dollar General! I am a huge fan of making my home feel cozier during the holidays, so that is what I did. The first way to do that is with candles! They are the best accent to any space and smell fantastic no matter what. Dollar General had so many great scents for the holidays, but my favorite was this Cinnamon candle! I love the smell of spices.
I also think everyone needs some stockings for the fireplace or the entertainment center! My mom always left the best trinkets in my stockings (usually hairbands, socks, fun holiday candy, etc!) and it was my favorite thing to “open” first on Christmas Day. If you’re a mom, Dollar General has amazing stocking stuffer ideas for kids AND the perfect selection of stocking stuffers for teens as well!
Unique Food Gifts for Everyone in your Life
If you are in the market for gifts for bakers (whether professional or amateur), then you have to look no further! Dollar General has a curated selection of baking and cooking goodies that are SO PERFECT for the chef of any level in your life. I decided to stock up on some baking necessities that I needed for holiday cookies!
I love baking in general, but during the holidays and the cooler months I love it even more. The coziness of it is nostalgic and the smell of cookies (or pie) in the oven makes life a little bit better to live. I grabbed some Betty Crocker cookies, icing, and sprinkles, and made the PERFECT giftable cookies. Dollar General also had these super cute tins that hold the cookies as well! They’re the perfect gift for teachers, bosses, or neighbors!
The coolest thing about Dollar General’s holidays aisles is the fact that they have recipe ingredients right there! I went in only intending to buy cookies and left with almond bark to make chocolate covered pretzels too. I used the sprinkles I purchased to cover these as well. These are the perfect holiday snack idea and can be a great gift too! I got their little container on my shopping trip as well.
Fun and Unusual Stocking Fillers
For the last few years, I’ve tried to mix up how I’ve thought about stocking stuffers! I love to deviate from the norm with most things I do and this is no exception. Instead of putting the stocking stuffer gift items into an actual stocking, I love using a small basket and having the gifts be in there instead! My friends and family have LOVED this concept.
The one that I put together below is honestly the best one I’ve ever created. I decided to make this “the perfect me day” in a basket! I chose to add in all the most perfect items for someone to be able to relax and recharge. I grabbed a cinnamon scented candle, some fuzzy socks, a small bag of Dove chocolates, a YesTo face mask, and a glitter gel soothing eye mask!
Dollar General has so many affordable items that work perfectly for gifts like this. This entire basket cost me less than $20 and it’s still such a thoughtful idea! I love giving gifts that don’t check off the typical gift checklist and that can actually be useful and necessary for people in my life.
Cheap Christmas Gift Bags and Wrapping Paper
My favorite part of Christmas is GIFT GIVING! I get more excited to give gifts than I do to receive them. My friends also say I’m crazy because I start buying Christmas gifts in like June, but I do so for a couple reasons! 1) It means I’m not spending money all at once on gifts and 2) it allows me to stock up on the best of the best gifts for my loved ones.
Dollar General as so many affordable & cute Christmas gift bags and beautiful wrapping paper options too! Browse all of the options on their holiday page. My favorite way to wrap gifts is by using classic Kraft paper. It may seem random, but then I can use ANY color of bow, ribbon, and marker for the outside! You can see below that this is how I wrapped some of my gifts and that I used a gorgeous gold bow and red ribbon as accents.
I bought everything from small paper gift bags to larger ones that have fun accents on them! The other great part is that Dollar General has gift packaging supplies too. I found invisible tape from their DG Office brand, scissors to cut everything, and tissue paper to put into all of my gift bags!
If you’ve been looking for Christmas wrapping paper, stocking stuffers for mom, or just general gift ideas, Dollar General is the place you need to go! I was able to get all of my gift packaging items as well as a majority of the gifts I needed and all for UNDER $200!
I couldn’t be more excited for the holidays and this is really the reason why. If you want to save more money at Dollar General like I did, be sure to download the new DG App. You can create a shopping list have access to hundreds of Dollar General Digital Coupons. Check it out here.
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