Let me assure my friends and family that all your gifts have already been purchased at the socially acceptable department stores which means they were probably overpriced and name brand correct. But hey, you put up with me for another year, and you’re worth it.
Yesterday I was buzzing through one of the local Dollar General Stores and had more fun than browsing the Neiman Marcus catalog. Every aisle revealed another creative gift idea like the designer duck tape above – and even other ideas better than the glittery useless things I already wrapped for you.
Here’s a sampling of what I picked up for an offbeat song:
Designer Duck Tape – Oh my gosh. This is brilliant. I use duck tape for everything from re-covering sofa cushions to repairing an unraveling hem on my dress. Now I can do both in style. Every Christmas stocking needs a couple of rolls of these. They come in a variety of patterns and designs – I’m planning to wear one roll as a bracelet on Christmas Eve. If I have an emergency, I’m ready, baby.
I bought one figuring I can use it next year for Halloween decorations. I also picked up a big dog treat dispenser for less than $5 and filled it up with gourmet dog biscuits in the shape of humans. How cute is that?
If anyone wants to buy me something I will treasure..; this, is it. Of course they won’t last long but I’ll wear them proudly on my hips until New Years when I can get back on my exercise program.
Gel Pins – Pick up two for $1. These are great and as long lasting and smooth writing as the expensive cousins at the Office Depot.
Kitchen Essentials – Why not pick up a few oddwod items and create a gift for anyone who drops by unexpectedly. I bought all the items for this gift at right for less than $8. Heck, I hope I get to keep it because everyone needs new wooden spoons (without spaghetti sauce stains,)and fresh tea towels.
If you’re hesitant to shop at the Dollar General, I’m sorry for your loss. You can always wrap up a $5 gift in a $200 Neiman Marcus box and everyone will be suitably impressed.