If you know me, you know my love for Target runs DEEP. I’m there probably 3-4 times a week, buying God knows what. I swear, that place is like the Bermuda Triangle. My money inexplicably disappears every single time I go in. Do I really need that cute pair of Universal Thread sandals? No. But they’re $22.99 so you bet your ass they’re going into my cart. Are those cute dish towels absolutely necessary? Hell no. But they say “Rosé all day” so obviously I need to get them. I could seriously go on and on about my love Target, but today I’m here to talk about that beautiful slice of heaven that greets you when you walk through those red sliding doors: The Dollar Spot.
Today’s haul is for the kids. Specifically toys. Because we don’t have enough of those, right? Summer is coming soon, and I need things that will keep the kids busy outside. Target Dollar Spot to the rescue.
Sand. I know, I know. It’s the worst. The bane of every parent’s existence. It gets everywhere. Hair, shoes, clothes, eyes, mouth, ears. EVERYWHERE. But this isn’t that bad. It’s that fun moldable kinetic sand that’s much more manageable. Each bucket was $3 and came with 4 little molds.
The trusty bubble wand. These are a staple in any parent’s arsenal. Bubbles are a guaranteed kids pleaser. For $1 you get these huge bubble wands that will keep your kids quiet for at least 5 minutes. Just make sure you get 1 for each kid.
This roller chalk is pretty cool. You fill the bottle with water, shake it up, and let the kids go to town on the pavement. These $3 bottles kept Marley busy for a solid 20 minutes yesterday. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my little Picasso unknowingly drew a huge penis on our driveway with his roller. I’m sure my neighbors are loving it.
I love the learning toys in The Dollar Spot. This felt fishbowl is a fun way to help Chloe learn her numbers (even though I’m almost 100% sure she just likes the colors).
The felt play food is my favorite. Marley and Chloe love having picnics, but they also love throwing their play food at the pets. This is a nice (not so painful) alternative. Plus, who doesn’t love ice cream and pie?
There you have it. If you’re looking to purchase some absolutely unnecessary shit that will be used once and either break or be lost in the abyss that is the Forgotten Toy Bin, The Dollar Spot is the place for you. It’s like a really pretty version of The Dollar Store. No matter what you’re at Target for, 99.9% of the time you will always stop there just to see what you can score. And if you see some crazy woman raiding the cheap party supplies or bubble wands bin, say hi. It’s most likely me.