I have written about Dollar Tree more in my blogging career than I would like to admit. Not that I am ashamed of my ‘Tree love, it’s just that I am shocked I haven’t been put on the payroll yet.
It is because of Dollar Tree that I am not in the poorhouse right now. Because when you have children, they will put you in the poorhouse.
Birthday parties, friends birthday parties, graduation parties, school parties, holiday parties, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Greeting cards alone at Dollar Tree have saved me at least a solid 500 dollars over the past 18 years.
How Hallmark is still in business stymies me.
NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY EIGHT DOLLARS FOR A PAPER GREETING CARD.
A while back, I discovered that Dollar Tree has online shopping but never really thought much about it because you must buy in bulk.
Still. bulk at Dollar Tree is like 12 items at one buck each AND they also offer free ship to your closest store. Much better than Oriental Trading which offers similar items at much higher prices.
So because I like you so much, here are some of my most favorite things to buy at Dollar Tree online!
1- Flip Flops
Who doesn’t need 12 pairs of flip flops?? But seriously, if you wanted to make those fun flip flop wreaths, this is the way to go. Or maybe you are a girl scout leader and want to create funky flip flops for your troop? OR you’re like me and my girls and lose, destroy, tear, get dirty, and completely obliterate your flip flops before summers end, you will need 12 pair. Never again will you need to buy another pair this summer.
They also have stripes.
I love stripes.
2- Swim Goggles
Let me give you a tip from a mom who has been around the block a time or twelve: buy swim goggles in bulk. Because you will lose them. Your kids will lose them. Your kids’ friends will lose them when they borrow them. Don’t shame them for losing swim goggles, PICK YOUR BATTLES. In one recent four-hour visit to our local pool, my almost-fifth grader and a friend: lost a pair of goggles, found a different pair of goggles, lost THAT pair of goggles, and found some goggles that looked like someone paid a lot more than one dollar for. Did I get upset? Nope. I just dug into my bag and pulled out yet another pair of cheap goggles from Dollar Tree. Will they last until next summer? Nope. Do I care? Also nope.
3- Sand Toys
Don’t make your child be THAT child at the sandbox this summer. You know the one: GIVE ME BACK MY PAIL AND SHOVEL! Buy six of these bad boys and let your little one be the neighborhood hero.
4- Party Supplies
When I say I love Dollar Tree for party supplies, I am not kidding or just saying it for you to click the little links and buy shit. I am for real. If you are planning any kind of party this summer, spring, fall, or winter, go to Dollar Tree before you go anywhere else. I am sure there will be some items you may not find (colors etc..) but definitely try the website first which is what I wish I had done for Anna’s graduation party. Finding a round plastic tablecloth can be hard, trust me. Dollar Tree doesn’t have them in store but they do have them online. in addition to everything else you need.
I have Dollar Tree dinnerware in my cabinet right now that we use for everyday meals and I love that I only paid six dollars for six plates. We are a clumsy lot, my little family. So I don’t ever pay more than I have to for plates we use daily. In fact, the “china” I use for the holidays? Dollar Tree. I won’t tell if you don’t.
What are you waiting for? Get online now and scoop up the deals. Or head in-store and tell them Kari sent you. They won’t know who I am but they will someday.