BEST finds at $1 store and Amazon for your OCC Shoeboxes within your budget!

Some Ideas & Essentials to pack in your shoeboxes

– Buy in bulk to save!!

Go here to learn more about Operation Christmas Child!!

Need more information on HOW to pack a shoebox or WHAT to put in the shoebox? GO HERE – this is the official Operation Christmas Child list of items to pack!

For the past 4 years my family, friends and I have fundraised and searched high and low for the best and most items to pack in our shoeboxes! We started at 20 and last year filled 60! We like them overflowing so I am CONSTANTLY looking for the best bulk deals!! This post is to share what I have found, and hey check out the pics from our packing parties 🙂

****(DISCLOSURE: FDD is an affiliate of both Amazon and DollarTree. There is a potential by purchasing through some links in this post that FDD may receive a small percentage of sale which does not effect your purchase price.)

Here is what I found below:

** Don’t forget your WOW item, this should be something the child opens and first sees! Something that makes them hug the item and feel loved! Don’t forget these kids may have never owned their very own! We want to show them the love of Jesus and having something to snuggle and show love to themselves is a great start!!  This can be a doll or cuddly soft stuffed animal! Here’s some options from the Dollar Tree or from Amazon 🙂

– 4 ct. Toothbrushes w/ plastic travel
case $1 per pack 
– Soccer pumps $1 each
– 3 count Car packs $1 each 
– Toolboxes $1 each 
– 4 piece tool set $1 each
– 2 pack of scissors – $1 per set
– Manicure set – $1 each 
 – Travel Sewing Kit – $1 each


-72 pencil sharpeners – currently priced at $6.95  w/FREE prime ship!

144 ct #2 Pencils – currently priced at $9.98 w/ FREE prime ship!

– 24 Backpacks!! – currently only $3.95 EACH w/FREE prime ship!

-72 Packs of Floss – currently priced at $39.95 w/FREE prime ship!

-100 toothbrushes!! – currently priced at $24.95 w/FREE prime ship!

– 72 nail clippers for $19.99 w/ FREE prime ship!

– 72 Lip Balms – currently priced at only $25 w/FREE prime ship!

– 144 Eraser Tops – currently priced at $4.39 w/ FREE prime ship!

– 2000 Safety pins – great for sewing kits only $7.99 w/FREE prime ship!

– 250 Crayons – currently priced at $11.49  w/ FREE prime ship!

-250 bouncy balls – currently priced at $19 w/ FREE prime ship!

– 100 Sewing kits – currently priced at $9.99 w/free prime ship!

-50 pack of Microfiber Washcloths – currently priced at $19.98 (8/21/17) w/FREE prime ship!

-10 pack of drawstring backpacks – currently priced at $1.59 each (8/21/17) w/FREE prime ship!

-10 pack of Finger puppets — currently priced at $2.83 w/ Free shipping!

-6 pack of Soccer balls & pumps – currently priced at $39.99 w/ Free ship!

-18 pack of jump ropes – currently priced at $12.57 w/ free prime ship!

-72 ct. of Combs! – currently priced at $7.17 with subscribe & save!

OR even better 240 ct 5″ combs – currently priced at $9.84 w/ FREE ship!

– 100 die cast cars assortment – currently priced at $18.99 w/FREE prime ship!

-6 Soccer pumps with metal tips – currently priced at $13.99 w/ FREE shipping!

-1000 piece lego pack – currently priced at $25.99 w/ FREE prime shipping!

-Pack of 1200 pom poms (great for Tic /Tac /Toe)! currently priced $7.89!

– 1 Lb of Pony beads (great for bracelets) currently priced at $4.98!

-24 ct. Neon Sunglasses – currently priced at $15.99!

-50 Girls headbands – currently only $8.99 w/FREE prime ship!

-25ct. 8″ Beach balls!! – currently priced at $11.95!!

-12 Aprons – currently priced at only $6!!

-36 pack of Watercolor paints – currently priced at $25.99!

-144 pack of paintbrushes! – currently priced at $12.18!

-300 pipe cleaners & 100 wiggly eyes – currently priced at $8.99!

18-Pack LED Flashlight Set w/ Batteries Inc – currently priced at $23.99!

*** ALWAYS Be aware that prices are fluctuating on Amazon – the prices are the current prices are as of 8/21/17 but are subject to change at anytime without warning. Check the price before purchasing 🙂 ***

—> Challenge you and your family this year, can you double the boxes you make?

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  1. This information is awesome and thanks so much for sharing and all the leg work – I have ordered while I am reading your list! Will print this off to share with my church! God Bless you! Sheila Waters – Church Relations Team in SE Metro of Atlanta, GA

    • Ms Frugal Deals

      May 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      Wow that just makes my heart so happy! Thank you so much for commenting. I had hoped my list could bless someone else or even a church (that is awesome) by having everything in one spot! It is easy to forget where to buy certain items etc. Thank you so much again! Blessings from Buffalo, NY! <3

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