Guest post from Tanya of
I know from experience that Christmas gift giving can cost a lot of money and I am always looking for ways to save. One area I’ve found many ways to save is in buying stocking stuffers.
I actually enjoy picking out the stocking stuffers for my kids more than the presents! In fact, I start collecting them for the following year right after Christmas.
There’s a dresser in my guest room where I collect them all year. That way, when I see a deal I just grab it and save it. Shh! Just don’t tell my kids!
Here are seven ways I save money on stocking stuffers:
1. Look in dollar bins at Michael’s
Michael’s has great dollar bins as you are waiting in line to make your purchase. They make great stocking stuffers.
2. Shop at the Dollar Store
The dollar stores is a great place to find bargains on hair accessories, candy, socks, books, stuffed animals, and craft supplies.
3. Check the Target dollar bins
I have purchased eye masks, lotion, flash cards, and notepads from the Target Dollar Bins.
Although I am always appreciative of every gift I receive, I think we can all admit that we can’t always use everything we are given. Some of the things I have re-gifted are scented body lotions, small books, and pens.
5. Sign up for freebies
I have signed up for sites such as and and received things like razors, shampoo, makeup and lotion samples.
6. Give something useful
I like giving my kids things they can actually use as I know that it won’t be money wasted. Socks, toothbrushes, razors, and books make great stocking stuffers!
7. Shop after Christmas
Shopping after Christmas is a great way to save on things like Christmas ornaments, Christmas themed books, and coloring books. You might also be able to find things like scarves, hats, and mittens.
I hope these things have given you a few ideas of how you can be frugal during the Christmas season.
How do you save on stocking stuffers?
Tanya blogs at about trying to create a beautiful and loving home while living on a budget.
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