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Old 11-25-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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I'm looking for Dollar Store ideas for nephews and brothers -- ages 8 to 50.

Can you think of anything they ALL might like? Or anything I could get for the boys, and something else for the men.

For example, for my nieces, sis and SILs I found some cute angel figurines. The females just seemed easier to buy for. I saw the angels and thought of them right away. Each of them -- ages 6 to 50 -- will be ale to pick the figurine of their choice. It's a stereotype, but women and girls tend to like things like that.

But for the boys and men -- at the Dollar Store price point....I'm stumped. Something in the tool aisle maybe, or socks. Those ideas aren't doing anything for me.

Help?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:25 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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Sports branded stuff if you can find their team.
Duffle bags (always useful).
Small or one-piece games (hackey-sack, frizbee)
Things for their car, cup holders, travel mugs, those-things-that-keep-your-registration-and-insurance-cards-handy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Other than food, I cannot see how ONE item will be useful and relevant to EVERY male age 8 through 50.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Other than food, I cannot see how ONE item will be useful and relevant to EVERY male age 8 through 50.
Which is why I said...."Or anything I could get for the boys, and something else for the men."
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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For the boys - bags of those little plastic soldiers, marbles, a book, sports toy (like a sling shot or fishing/butterfly net).

For the older guys - calendars, sports items, playing cards, checkers, books, car items, music cds, eyeglass repair kits, sewing kits, shoe polish kits, screwdriver set, miscl tools.

It really depends on what the dollar store has in stock on any given day. Don't go there expecting to pick up one particular item because the inventory really seems to vary a lot.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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Flashlights!
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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With the female gifts it was automatic. I saw the figurines and immediately thought -- Oh, angels, for the girls and ladies. Being a female maybe that's why.

The guys it's more difficult. Can't even get toiletries -- because the men in my family do NOT like fragrance!

I think for the boys and men, I'll go to the store with the intention of seeing what I can find. I think if I go with intent -- and really THINK about it I'll find SOMETHING they'll actually like.

If not, I'm willing to try "Five and Below," we'll see.....
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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Also - gloves, mittens, scarves and hats.

Picture frames (if possible print out a picture from your digital camera to put into the frame as a keepsake)

Christmas tins filled with baked goods, spiced nuts, ets.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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I see a lot of angels for sale at garage sales. Did you ever see angels displayed in their homes? Most forms of knick knacks aren't wanted by many people unless they collect a certain type such as snow domes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Honestly, don't even waste your dollar or two - you won't find anything worth gift giving, it will just look cheap and dollar-store-ish. If you can't afford a gift, it's better to say that than give someone something crappy IMO. Think of something you can DO w/the person, write IOU's for things: play a game of catch, babysit, wash the car, etc.
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