Need some cheap, low cost Christmas gift ideas for the tween girl in your family? A recent trip to my local Dollar Tree for classroom gifts turned up an incredible assortment of Christmas gifts for tweens that looked expensive but cost one dollar or less. If you are trying to save money this Christmas, shopping for a tween girl at a local dollar store is a great solution.
Dollar Tree 13″ teddy bears. The Dollar Tree franchise of dollar stores recently stocked a huge selection of 13″ plush teddy bears that are an incredible bargain. While the bears are pretty plain jane looking, we were able to dress them up with a festive two-inch wide Christmas ribbon tied in a bow around the neck. Dollar Tree is currently carrying festive Christmas ribbon that will work well for dressing up those bears. For tween girls who love stuffed animals (and most of them do!) a teddy bear for the bed makes a wonderful Christmas gift.
Dollar Store tin with spa supplies. Dollar stores are currently packed with seasonal gift tins that are well priced for a dollar. My favorite tins were located at the Dollar Tree and featured shimmery silver stars against a blue background. An inexpensive dollar store tin can be filled with dollar store spa supplies for a personalized Spa Gift Set for a tween girls will love to have. Dollar store items to place inside the tin could include exfoliating gloves, scrubby, bath soaps, and Yardley lavender soap.
Dollar store tin with manicure supplies. For the tween girl that enjoys giving herself a manicure, a dollar store tin container can also be used to assemble a custom manicure set. Cotton balls, nail polish remover, a mini manicure kit, fake nails, and fingernail polish all make wonderful gifts that cost a dollar or less. For the best bargain of all, hit places like the discount department stores where they sell huge 50 piece manicure kits for around $10. The packages can be broken apart for and packed into several tins for Secret Santa gifts, or gifts for multiple tween girls.
Journals, pencils, and more. We picked up some jumbo 15″ pencils at our local Dollar Tree which make a fantastic Secret Santa gift at school. These jumbo pencils in the Christmas themed also make great stocking stuffers for tween girls and are affordably priced at $1. Other gifts along this line are bound journals, novelty scratch pads, and writing papers which can be assembled into a dollar store tin for a custom stationary collection.
Hair gear. One of the best bargains found at the dollar store are hair accessories. Colorful rubber bands, hair scrunchies, hair bands packed 3-for-$1, packaged barrette sets and other dollar store hair accessories all make wonderful tween gifts that are every bit as pretty as those found at Claire’s or Forever 21, but for a fraction of the price.