Target has a great $1 section and also a 2 for $5 section at the front of the store. Also, this time of year you can check out the aisle with stocking stuffers in it - you'd be surprised what you can find there! Another idea would be board games - stores are always running specials on games. Find an inexpenisive one - I got a couple of Dora/Diego games for $3.99 each. Granted, they were on sale at the time, down from $8.99 - just keep your eyes open and the deals will come pouring in!