Learning from my tips to avoid paying $8 per kid for Valentine's Gifts
A long time ago when I was kid, my older brother would always come to my school with flowers and surprise me for Valentine's day and it was one of my favorite memories from my childhood days so I have always wanted to do something special like that for my niece's.
The problem was by time I was able to afford to buy them something I had a job and I had to go to work during their school hours but now I am off and able to get to there school and visit, even if it is just a short period of time.
So this year I made it a point to make sure I could get them something even if I can't deliver it to them at school because I don't think J would act remotely calm when he is around other kids.
Where to go?
If you are a Target kid [aka adult age women that wonders around Target aimlessly in search of everything and nothing at the same time.], then you know all about their dollar section but this year after I picked up all these cute things in the dollar section I made it to their Valentine section and found a bunch of really cute things that were much better budget options than what I found in their dollar section.
TIP: Don't just go to where you think you will find the budget stuff, clearance sections, sales, etc., are also great places to find things. I feel like you have to think outside of the box because a lot of people will always gravitate towards the easy and the known.
Also don't wait last minute then hit yourself on the head later on wondering why you couldn't find anything on a budget.
How to Buy
The Target dollar section gets you in two ways, it is at the front of each store and by only giving you one item at a time at a dollar. The dollar section got me this time but next time I definitely know to look past the dollar section and make my way around the store.
Your better option is to buy multiple items at a lower price and then divide them up.
For instance, the pack of pencils down there was $3 dollars for 16 pencils which ends up being about .18 cents for each pencil. There was also a pack of bubbles in hearts, 4 for a $1 - each costing .25 cents.
The dollar section also had smaller bags at 2 for $1, then I found 8 for $2 once again .25 cents per bag!
Tip: Buying in bulk is good for your household as it is in gifting as well!
Lastly, if you find stuff on sale stock up for the next year. Buy totes or boxes and keep things for the next year. I wish I had time after Christmas to go back to the store and stock up on Christmas Decor but I know that some or most items can be very cheap after the holiday or the day before it is to happen.
If you have the space to spare in your house, totally stock up on items that won't expire and you can use next year. The dollar store even has small totes for a $1.
I hope you loves found this post, helpful. I know I shop at Target a lot and I am always looking for ways to save money. If you have any tips or tricks you would like to add to this post, please put them in the comments below.
Have a wonderful rest of your week! Love y'all!