Dollar Store Christmas Gifts


Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

 

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

 

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

One Christmas tradition we are starting this year and are excited about continuing on with Leyton as he gets older is packing an Operation Christmas Child box. I’ve compiled a list of 20 dollar store Christmas gifts below to help you in case you are also wanting to pack a box for a little boy. We chose to do the 2-4 age bracket because it’s closest in age to Leyton and we can easily pick out things we think he enjoys or will enjoy soon.

In case you aren’t familiar with Operation Christmas Child, it is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S. You can see a video of kids unboxing their gifts on my Facebook page. If you are interested in participating in OCC, you can learn more on their website! Their national donation week is 11/14-11/21.

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

20 Dollar Store Christmas Gifts for Little Boys Age 2-4

  1. Bear or Other Plush Animal
  2. Washcloth: I got one that’s mini until you add water and it expands
  3. Balls: I got a football and a bouncy ball
  4. Flashlight + Batteries
  5. Silly String
  6. Socks
  7. Stickers
  8. Pliable Dough
  9. Colors and Shapes Flash Cards
  10. Harmonica or Other Instrument
  11. Cars/Trucks/Anything with Wheels
  12. Pencils/Colored Pencils/Washable Markers
  13. Coloring Book
  14. Bar Soap
  15. Hand Wipes/Tissues
  16. Balloons
  17. Sippy Cup/Eating Utensils
  18. Comb and/or Mirror
  19. Nail Clippers or Emory Board
  20. Clothes or Shoes

I’ve teamed up with several bloggers today to bring you #TheThankfulChallenge. We are each sharing something we are thankful for and today I’m really thankful for OCC and the cool opportunity it brings to share Christ’s love with children around the world. I’m excited to share this new tradition with Leyton and think it will be a great thing for him to see growing up.

What Dollar Store Christmas gifts do you have? I’d love to see in the comments below.

Be sure to check out these other posts in #TheThankfulChallenge

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ideas | Dollar Store Christmas Gifts featured by top Birmingham lifestyle blog My Life Well Loved

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9 Comments

  1. Avatar November 7, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Perfect timing on this post for me because I have to go and pick up my stuff for my OCC box before MOPS on Wednesday! Thanks for joining the #TheThankfulChallenge!

  2. Avatar November 7, 2016 / 11:35 am

    These are all PERFECT for OCC! Thanks for the ideas.xx

  3. Avatar November 12, 2016 / 10:04 am

    I love this idea! How great to give to a child with so little or nothing at all. The gifts you picked will be perfect too.

  4. Avatar November 14, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    My family has also participated in OCC for years. The Dollar tree is my go to for filling the shoeboxes because you can get so much. Thanks for spreading the word!

  5. Avatar November 15, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    This is one of our favorite holiday traditions!

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    Jake
    November 12, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    I love the dollar tree for filling shoe boxes. I packed 3 boxes for $20 (some times came from surplus Halloween items and other surplus things from my church’s pantry).

    Items from the dollar tree (each box got one):
    *Wash cloth with cartoon characters – they’re compact until you get them wet.
    *stuffed animal
    *water bottle
    *jump rope
    *brush & comb set
    *36-pack of hair ties

    Things from church surplus (each box got):
    *bar soap – large size
    *”motel size” bar soaps (2 in each box)
    * toothbrush
    *small bouncy ball
    * small stick deodorant
    *chapstick
    *toy airplanes (the kind that have a thin plastic body & you put paper wings through slots on the body)
    *dental floss
    *mini silly putty / slime

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