Brrrr! Time to bundle up at the dollar store

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
I don't know what like weather is like where you live but here in Southern Ontario we've already had some distinctly winter-like days. So I thought I'd check out the selection of cold weather accessories at the local dollar store. I found a wide variety of polar fleece gloves for the whole family including some cute mittens for toddlers that are lined for extra warmth. Then there's the ever-popular magic stretch gloves that seem to be popular with school-age kids and you can get two pairs of these for a buck. These are handy for doubling up with other gloves for extra warmth when the kids decide to spend an hour or two building a snowman. The way kids lose things, it doesn't hurt to keep a couple of extra pairs of these on hand.
Scarves are plentiful, too. I saw some women's long skinny knit scarves in a variety of solid colors that are perfect for folding in half and looping in that loose tie that's so popular of late. There are also a multitude of polar fleece scarves in a variety of patterns and colors for the whole family.

I was impressed with the men's knit hat I found. Not only is it attractive with it's sold color and coordinating zig zag patterns but it has a lining and that weighty feel to it that bespeaks warmth. Lots of polar fleece hats, too for boys, girls and toddlers. There were also some solid color head bands available, some of them with Thinsulate insulation in them.

You'll need to check your local dollar store to see what's available in your area.

Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes tips and ideas for decorating using only items from the dollar store.

Read Full Story

Markets

S&P 500 2,374.15 25.46 1.08%
DJIA 20,763.89 216.13 1.05%
NASDAQ 5,983.82 73.30 1.24%
DAX 12,455.35 0.37 0.00%
NIKKEI 225 19,079.33 203.45 1.08%
HANG SENG 24,455.94 316.46 1.31%
USD (per EUR) 1.09 0.00 0.27%
USD (per CHF) 0.99 0.00 -0.15%
JPY (per USD) 110.47 0.83 0.76%
GBP (per USD) 1.28 0.00 0.27%

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

If You Find One Of These In Your Yard, Don't Touch It - And Try Not To Panic If You Find One Of These In Your Yard, Don't Touch It - And Try Not To Panic
Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts
Cops Catch Up To A Suspicious Speeding Vehicle - And Make An Appalling Discovery Inside Cops Catch Up To A Suspicious Speeding Vehicle - And Make An Appalling Discovery Inside