Friday, December 18, 2015

Dollar General: Filling the Stockings with Favorites for Under Twenty Bucks!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I've got six Christmas stocking to add finishing touches to this weekend. Those stockings belong to my four kids, my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter. I've got about $20 left in my Christmas budget (my first year to use a budget for shopping, I'm so proud of myself :) ), and I want the items in the stockings to be special in one way or another. In order to make my buck stretch further than it might in most places, I'm headed to Dollar General.

I know that Dollar General will have the traditional candy my oldest three have come to know and love, and my youngest too.


For the oldest I will be picking up some chocolate covered pretzels. He doesn't eat them often, but on the holidays, those are a must-have, and I'll definitely be bringing these home. These cost $4.


The second oldest loves the Ferrero Chocolates so I always put those in his Christmas stocking. Dollar General sells a 15-pack of these, with three flavors for just $6.


My third-oldest and my youngest love Hershey Kisses. They like them in their stockings, and they like to use them to make holiday cookies (which we will also be doing this weekend). The bag of Kisses you see above are $2.95.


This Double Chocolate Kisses Cookie Recipe can be found on the
Dollar General website.

AND speaking of cookies, did you know Dollar General offers some pretty tasty recipes on their website? I did not know that until just now, but when I was poking around I came across this delicious variation of a standard favorite: Double Chocolate Kisses Cookie Recipe
My daughter-in-law and the precious little one are not big on sweets but I know that my DIL does like to have some cozy, soft slippers on her feet. The Bobbie Brooks terry plush slippers you see above amazingly cost just $3.50 at Dollar General. They come in different colors too.


And my sweet baby granddaughter is getting oh so independent, so for her the cute Sippy Cup by Nuby will be just the right finishing touch for her holiday stocking. This item costs $3.25.

The grand total for all of the above? $19.70. Yep, I can make everyone in the family happy for under twenty bucks. What's not to love about that? Visit the Dollar General online (everything can be shipped too) or head on in to the store to find great deals in person. You can also follow Dollar General on Facebook and/or Twitter.

36 comments:

Mom Knows Best said...

I do love chocolate. It makes for a great stocking stuffer.

Mai C. said...

Cute ideas! Nothing like cookies and chocolate as a stocking stuffer!

Pat Hatt said...

You can get some good stocking fillers there indeed. Dollar stores work.

menopausal mama said...

I love Dollar General. You can't beat those prices!

Elephant's Child said...

Well done. Both on the budget and on being finished the mad shopping rush.

Victoria Heckstall said...

This is absolutely a great deal. The ferrero here was $8

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - well thought out ... happy bunnies (or family) when Santa visits ... cheers Hilary

Claire Cly said...

These are great ideas, I love ferreros :) Merry Christmas x

ana de jesus said...

What a cute idea I love the slippers x

Jessica Harlow said...

This is a great shopping list for under $20! I'd love to find those Ferrero Chocolates under the tree!

Sandee said...

I've never been to a dollar store. They are building one near us and when it's done I'm going. What a great way to fill stockings.

Have a terrific Saturday. ☺

Jenjen said...

Nice! All for below $20! I love the hersheys kisses to death :)

ConciergeLibrarian said...

This is a great way to not be in debt come January...

Joyce Lansky said...

Looks good, but I've had all the candy and junk that I need to eat for the rest of the year!

Jenn Peters said...

I love chocolate any time of the year ;) Stocking or just in my purse lol.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I had no idea that Dollar General had recipes on their site. Good to know and heading over there now.

rika said...

Very nice stocking ideas and very affordable! Love it!

~ Noelle said...

Lots of good prices over there!
You are right.
Perfect for stocking stuffers!!!!!

Mya Kroeplin said...

my mom and dad both love chocolate and I love the slippers thy look so warm.

Claudette P. Esterine said...

The chocolate is to die for!!! And who doesn't like to save? Thanks for this.

Angie Church said...

thanks so much for some great ideas, gonna go shopping and keep my eye out for a few of these

Michelle Mink said...

i didn't realize dollar general had hershey kisses! those are a stocking stuffer must for me

Ourfamilyworld said...

I love the list. You can really get so much from your twenty bucks at dollar general.

Liz Mays said...

I find so much when I go into Dollar General. Since I really do need to get some stocking stuffers, I think I'll head in there!

Marielle Altenor said...

Ferrero Chocolate and slippers for me please! Dollar General always has great items to fill those Christmas stockings!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I still need to do stocking stuffers. I have one that cannot have chocolate though. I will have to do something else for his stocking.

Natalie Peters said...

I love the Dollar Store! We stop in there regularly because they often carry items that are useful at a FANTASTIC price. These suggestions are awesome - we would love all of them...except the sippy cup. Praise the Lord we're finally out of that stage. LOL!

Dominique Goh said...

Those are really yummy treats. Love the chocolate ideas.

Ai Sakura said...

Mmm... Ferrero and Hershey's chocolates are always good choices in my book! ;)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Angie@Chasingmyhalo said...

Great list, and those cookies look amazing!!

alissa apel said...

I love chocolate covered pretzels. I didn't make any this year. Maybe next year, or I may even get pink or red candy melts and make some for Valentines Day.

Masshole Mommy said...

I got some stocking stuffers over there the other day! They have something for everyone over there.

CourtneyLynne said...

Awesome stocking stuffer ideas!!! I live right around the corner from a Dollar General! I will probably be making a stop there for some Christmas goodies!

Go Bronson! said...

Ferrero all the way! I love that chocolate 🎄

Theresa Mahoney said...

I didn't realize that Dollar General had so many amazing stocking stuffers in store. I haven't been to one in a long time, but I think I need to go get me some of those $6 chocolates!

Angela Ricardo said...

Pointers, ideas and post like this is awesome bookmarking. We love being able to save. Thank you so much.