I love dollar stores, although in Canada the stuff they sell is never actually a dollar. American friends complain about that all the time. I’ve gotten most of my kitchen supplies there except the pots and pans (my favourite frying pan is from Winners, of all places). Great Canadian Dollar Store even has brand name stuff sometimes and their party supplies section is always reliable. When I was a kid, the pharmacy and the dollar store were the only retail locations in town, so guess where most people’s birthday presents came from?