20 Dollar Store Halloween Must Haves!

You never need to worry about going broke as long as you have a dollar store nearby. Dollar stores are famous for carrying all sorts of items for everyday use as well as for seasonal use. This Halloween season, there are many items your dollar store will carry that should be on your must have list. These items are not only ideal for the Halloween season, but can be used in other ways throughout the other months of the year. Take a look at 20 dollar store Halloween must haves that should be on your shopping list and in your cart this season.


20 Dollar Store Halloween Must Haves

20 Dollar Store Halloween Must Haves:


1. Holiday candles

Snag these up in browns and golds as you will be able to use them through the Halloween season all of the way up to the Christmas season. Plus, they make great last minute gifts and stocking stuffers.

2. Candy

Snag bags of Halloween candy to pass out to trick or treaters or have on hand for snacks and baking uses. When baking, this candy will serve you well all of the way until Christmas.

3. Stickers

Stock up on stickers to decorate your Trick or Treating bags or Halloween cards.

4. Treat buckets

These are not only great for trick or treating, but are also great for storage of all sorts of items. No one will see them when they are used to organize closet items, so they serve you well all year.

5. Holiday dishes

Snag dishes in orange and red and use them well into Thanksgiving.

6. Holiday linens

Orange dish towels can still be used through Thanksgiving, so stock up and tuck them in kitchens and bathrooms.

8. Window clings

Halloween window clings are a great way for kids to get in on the holiday decorating. Give them a sheet and let them go nuts.

9. Silverware

With the holidays coming you will surely have a lot of parties. Grab plastic silverware in red so you can use it all of the way through Christmas.

10. Picture frames

These are great for framing Halloween décor, trick or treating pics, and then change the pictures out for the holiday season.

11. Halloween tumblers

Sure they make great drinking cups, but you can also stuff them with treats for class parties or trick or treaters.

12. Halloween costumes

Find all of the costume items you need not only for the big night of trick or treating, but to use for dress up, school plays, and other events throughout the year.

13. Costume make up

There will be lots of theatrical make up available at your local dollar store. Grab it not only for the big night but also to use for art projects, school plays, or just for fun on a rainy day.

14.  Plastic tablecloths

These are great not only for your parties, but to keep your surfaces clean when carving pumpkins or doing holiday art projects.

15. Carving kits

Carving kits are great for giving your pumpkins some personality, but they are also great for making art out of other food items such as apples. Give it a try!

16. Toys

Your store may have fun holiday themed bubbles, balls, and other trinkets. Buy these to give as non candy treat alternatives or as prizes for good behavior later on during the year.

17. Brown bags

Brown lunch sacks can be cut into fun holiday luminaries, or decorated for treat bags. Anything that is left can of course be used for as they were intended… lunches!

18. Faux gourds and pumpkins

These are ideal for creating tablescapes and also for your crafting needs. Glue them to wreaths for an instant home décor item, layer them in vases, or you can even spray paint them for a fun and funky look.

19. Costume jewelry

You will see an increase in costume jewelry at your dollar store during the Halloween season. Stock up and use it for dress up, trick or treating, as rewards and prizes, as birthday gifts or even stocking stuffers.

20. Halloween crafts

These craft supply items not only occupy little ones when they are bored, but they can be used all throughout the year for your crafting needs. You can also give them as gifts, use them for a in classroom activity, or to create some frugal home décor.

Shop your local dollar tree for all of the Halloween goodies they have to offer. Remember many of these items can be used all throughout the year, not just the Halloween season. Think outside of the box and find ways to get creative with these items so you get more bang for your buck 


    1. I agree with you Robin.. They are under rated! Customers need to be wiser with their shopping on festive occasions.

  1. Dollar stores rock! Apparently the one in our town is REALLY awesome and people drive over 30 minutes to shop here.. LOL

    1. Exactly! I guess, the key is when to take that detour to dollar stores for your needs rather than being on auto pilot and buy EVERYTHING from the regular stores.

  2. Dollar stores are always my first stop for holiday decor & goodies! The local “party” stores sell the same quality items for 4x the price!

    1. cannot agree more Alanna. Why would you spend more at the local stores when you can get the same stuff much cheaper from dollar stores?

  3. This is a great list! We’ve been over to the dollar store a couple times in the last few weeks and there are some great things in there, although if you want fall stuff, you need to get in there fast. They’re already moving in the Christmas goods.

  4. Those are some great finds. I would add vases because they have so many uses and the decor can be changed for the different holidays.

    1. That’s a good point Pam! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to swing by our neighborhood dollar store to browse for some good vases.

  5. I used to always shop our Dollar store. I haven’t been there in months and I am not sure why. Need to check them out again, I can always find something I need there.

  6. I almost always buy my halloween treat buckets at the dollar store but have found that it works out cheaper to buy the candy at Walmart. I also get some of my decorations from the dollar store as well. They do have some great stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. When I see these kinds of blog posts I’m so sad we don’t celebrate Halloween around here, it’s such a fun holiday with lots of crafts and fun things to buy. Arghh…

  8. I absolutely love the Dollar Tree. I go there at least 1 a week to see what they have. They really have a great assortment of items for Halloween. I actually just picked up capes for my grandson’s there last week. It is certainly the place I will be getting candy from.

  9. We make regular stops at the Dollar Store (it is on the way home from my son’s school) and pick up craft and holiday items. I think it’s a great place to shop!

  10. I know a lot of people that get really cool stuff at dollar stores. I’m amazed to see sometimes what people do with the things that they get there! I am so uncreative that way!

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