Black Friday: Dollar store holiday deals

a one hundred dollar bill
a one hundred dollar bill

Many of us regularly shop dollar stores for household items and holiday-related items. I typically find most everything for entertaining like cooking pans, extra serving pieces, gift wrap and cookie tins (seriously, why would anyone pay those prices at The Container Store for holiday themed tins you will be giving away?). But I've been wondering about the gifts themselves, what dollar stores have to offer in this area.

Walletpop's own dollar store diva Marlene Alexander will be offering tips on dollar shopping and gift ideas as we get closer to the holidays, but until then, Family Dollar has some suggestions. The retailer will be offering a selection of $5 gifts with brand names like the Disney Play Hut, will issue a recipe and coupon booklet for the season.