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Travel Essentials At the Dollar Store

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Are you getting ready to travel this summer? If you are, chances are you got a list of travel essentials and accessories you need to buy before the trip. For me no matter how prepared I am, someone in the family always seem to need something before going on a trip.

These expenses can add up and if you’re like me, you certainly don’t want to dip into your travel budget to pay for things before you even get to your destination.


I usually get most of my must have travel accessories at the dollar store. If you have not checked them out, I encourage you to look at your favorite dollar store.

If you are going somewhere sunny, they have the best travel accessories for those destinations with items like sunscreen, lip protection, beach toys and hats – all for only dollar each.



You can also find cute make up bags which are great for make up but also other things like snacks, toys, electronic cords and activity kits.


Need some entertainment for your trip? They have some there too.


You can also find great entertainment supplies for road trip kits for the kids. These also make great gift ideas for friends that are going on a trip soon. Blank notebooks can be used for travel journals.


I have made a list of what I found at the dollar store for your travel needs:

makeup/accessory bags



coloring/activity books

flip flops

sewing kits

water goggles


hair brushes








activity books

plastic rain ponchos


lip protection


Do you shop at the dollar store? What travel necessities have you found there?

For more travel tips be sure to read my post on planning a great family vacation.

how to plan a fantastic vacation




Monday 15th of June 2020

Hi, I was looking for items to add to my packing list in my travel bullet journal. I found this article extremely helpful. thank you so much :)

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy

Friday 12th of June 2015

I LOVE the dollar store lol! I go there all the time. I usually walk in needing like 2 or 3 items, and then manage to have a cart-full of stuff by the end!


Friday 12th of June 2015

I can totally relate Jenn! I often come out with more that I went in for, but the prices are so good! :)


Monday 8th of June 2015

Dollar Stores are one of my favorite hangouts and I probably spend too much time and money there. The only things I wouldn't buy there are medications.


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Same thoughts here on the medications Sandra. The do have a lot to offer, and they are a favorite of mine too!