I’ve walked you though the ins and outs of finding the real deals at dollar stores before, but with the holidays in full swing, it’s a whole new ballgame. There are some big mistakes to be made out there in the dollar store, but also a few brilliant buys. So, step away from the glitter for a moment while I give you my take:
The Dud: “I’m at the end of the roll already?!” wrapping paper
Not only is the amount of paper in a roll deceiving, but the quality is as well. This stuff will rip open before your kids even get to it.
The Deal: the gift bags
Here, what you see is what you get. For those oddly shaped or large items, there are plenty of cute (but also not-cute) bags to chose from.