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How to Create Valentine's Day Gift Bags for Your Friends (Using Dollar Tree Items!)

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Nicole has a degree in psychology and is a mom to four sons. She has four cats, three of which were once feral kittens found in her backyard


Dollar Tree's Valentine's Day Inventory

Dollar Tree has some very cute and fun (and functional!) items for Valentine's Day. There are a myriad of ways to make wonderful gift baskets, decorations for your home, and anything you can think of using their extensive inventory. However, in this post I am going to focus on creating some fun and pretty gift bags for all your friends for Valentine's Day. In my case, I'm giving them to all my mom friends in my MOPS group. There are 10 gals in my group (11 including myself). So I decided to choose just a few items that were small enough to fit into the gift bags I chose, but also good quality items that would be functional and meaningful. Since our group meets at a church and we are all Christians, I have incorporated a spiritual/biblical element. What I've done here would also be perfect for a women's Bible Study. If you are making these for friends who are not spiritual or religious, you could just include the other items. It's really up to you what you choose to incorporate into this lovely gift idea. Your friends will undoubtedly appreciate you thinking of them on "Galentine's Day" (as Leslie from the popular TV sitcom "Parks and Rec" famously calls the holiday!)

1. Choose Your Gift Bags

The gift bags I chose came in a package of 25 and have cute little hearts and stripes on them. I like them because they're just the right size for several small items to fit inside, and there were enough in the package that I could easily make more than enough gift bags for my whole group of ladies. You could also pick some colorful bins or baskets, but I thought these were the perfect little Valentine's Day goodie bags.


2. Choose Fun Valentine's Day Socks And/Or Scarves

Dollar Tree always carries fun inventory for each popular holiday. Right now, all their Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day decor is up for sale. They have a good variety of colorful women's and kids socks with hearts on them, kisses, etc. They also carry some really cute women's scarves. They are light and thin, and they're excellent for adding a little Valentine's Day swag to any outfit, especially when you're only looking to spend a little bit.


3. Add a Fun Magnet or Notepad (or Other Item of Your Choice)

There happened to be some really beautiful and inspirational magnets at Dollar Tree this year for Valentine's Day. I liked the lovely designs and Bible verses on them so much that I pretty much cleaned out all of the cute ones from my local Dollar Tree! I went to another Dollar Tree closeby to try and find more, but unfortunately, they did not carry them there. However, I did find some really cute notepads in different designs and colors. You could definitely substitute something like a nice little notepad or even a coffee coaster (which I also saw) in place of the magnets. Stickers, a small stuffed animal, or a candle are some other options that are available. The sky is really the limit when it comes to making these adorable little goodie bags!

I found these neat devotionals on the fruits of the Holy Spirit that I thought would go perfectly into these goodie bags!

I found these neat devotionals on the fruits of the Holy Spirit that I thought would go perfectly into these goodie bags!

Self-control devotional next to a candy bar. Oh, the irony!

Self-control devotional next to a candy bar. Oh, the irony!

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4. Inspirational Book or Devotional

I found these really cool devotional books at the Dollar Tree. Each book helps you study one of the nine fruits of the spirit found in Galatians 5:22 in the Bible. I kept one of the "Joy" devotional books for myself, because these are just that neat that I wanted to have one to study on my own as well. I think these will be great additions to my goodie bags for my MOPS ladies, and I can't wait to give them away! If you're looking for something else besides spiritual content, I did also find some really fun and cute "best friend" books, which would also be adorable to include as well.

The Sky Is The Limit With These Gifts!

In conclusion, there are so many unique and fun ways to personalize these goodie bags for your friends or for your Bible study group, or whoever you plan to give them to. You could even make one of these for your teenage daughter, or your mom, or whoever you want to bless in your life with a little something special. The sky really is the limit and your creativity will be your best guide to making these gifts special. I hope this hub has been helpful in some way and that you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day this year!


Nicole K (author) on February 14, 2019:

Sp, thanks! Affordability is so important, I think! It's the thought that counts, so it doesn't have to be expensive. Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole K (author) on February 14, 2019:

Thanks, Dora! Sweet and lovely comment, as usual. I hope you had a very blessed Valentine's Day.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on February 14, 2019:

Lovely ideas which are very affordable.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 12, 2019:

Great ideas! You readers owe you their gratitude and Dollar Tree owes you that and more. Happy Valentine's Day.

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