Affordable holiday trinkets at Target’s Dollar Spot

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The Target Dollar Spot – formally known as Bullseye’s Playground – is notorious for carrying hidden gems for next to nothing.

Dollar candles, $5 storage bins and $7 blanket scarves are just a few things that shoppers can pick up, among the variety of other bargain-priced goods.

This holiday season, there are a few pieces that will spruce up any dorm or apartment and get you in the mood for some holiday cheer.

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Within the $1 price range, there are miniature window plants from Buzzy Seeds that are great to stick on your windowsill. Both the Christmas Basil and Carpet of Snow are complete garden kits that include seeds, soil, a container for the plant and instructions on how to keep your mini garden happy and healthy.

Sets of  $1 gel clings in the shapes of Santa Claus, reindeers and snowflakes can make a window pop with festive fun. The snowflake gel pack contains roughly 16 pieces in varying sizes and shapes, while the Santa package contains four snowflakes, one reindeer and one piece-together Santa to rearrange any way you like.

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A 50-count set of glitter gift tags for $1 adds a nice touch to personalized gifts and presents. The set features a variety of stickers depicting lots of Christmas icons, from Santa, snowmen and penguins to Christmas trees and snow globes.

Some more decorative pieces fit into the $3 and up category, including knit stockings with dangling pom-poms to hang up by the fireplace or above your TV, if that’s more your style. The stockings come in dark green, red, light gray and dark blue.

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A zipper clutch for $3 could be a select item for the annual white elephant gift exchange. Approximately 10 inches by 5 inches, the clutch makes for a carry-all that can be dressed up for a night out or down for a run to the store.

Clear, “decorate your own” orbs allow your inner DIY-er to run wild. Fill with water and glitter for a snow globe effect, or drip paint on the insides for a more tableau-esque ornament.

Whatever you choose, these $3 shatter-resistant decorations will keep your masterpiece safe from any accidental drops (or from pets).

There are two decorative trees to choose from at $3 — a shiny, tinsel-like, foot-high tree in multiple colors or a burlap-and-pinecone-covered mini tree.

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The tinsel trees come in teal, hot pink and silver with bendable branches. Matching sequined tree skirts can be picked up for the same price and come in a variety of colors as well.

To finish the Christmas decorations off right, there is a “Santa please stop here” sign in the shape of a traditional ornament and a felt letter to Santa envelope, both for $3.