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8 Best-Value Items You Should Buy at Dollar Tree

Learn what to buy at the store where everything is really $1 or less.

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Dollar Tree is one of only a couple dollar stores where everything is actually $1. That makes this gem of a store a must when you’re shopping for large family meals on a budget or a holiday party, or even need to stock up on everyday at-home items. Here are 8 items you should start buying at the dollar store.

Psst! You’ll be surprised why we’re hooked on Dollar General, too.

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Flowers That Are Always in Bloom

Dollar Tree also boasts some amazing finds for everyday decor at your house or even for a large event like a wedding—yes—we said wedding. You can find vases, artificial flowers, ribbon, and more that will save you money and look gorgeous.

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Quality Kitchen Utensils


If you are forever losing (or ruining) wooden spoons and spatulas Dollar Tree has a large selection of these items that are good quality. You can even find Rubbermaid-brand items at many stores.

Make a fun gift for the baker in your life by loading up kitchen gadgets. Learn how to make the ultimate gift basket here.

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Thrifty Cleaning Supplies

Why spend a ton of money on sponges, rags, bleach, or other cleaning supplies when they get used frequently and will soon be thrown away. You can pick these up—plus buckets and brooms.

Psst—check out our best budget-friendly cleaning tips.

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Holiday & Seasonal Items


Many Dollar Tree locations have a row or two dedicated to the holidays. You’ll find items like Valentine’s Day cards, stuffers for Easter baskets, everything but the orange for Christmas stockings, and even awesome decorations for Halloween.

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Office Supplies

Pick up pens, sticky notes, correction fluid (like White-Out), markers, highlighters, notebooks, index cards, and envelopes at Dollar Tree. You’ll save money and stay organized, which is the best of both worlds.

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Your Favorite Snacks

You might not know it, but many of your favorite snacks are staples at Dollar Tree. Chips and pretzels are always a great deal there, and you can stock up on movie theater-sized candy. Yum!

Dollar Tree definitely has deals for us. But wait—there’s more! Make sure you know about all the best dollar store food buys, too.

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Fun Party Supplies

Hosting a party? Dollar Tree is easily the most cost-effective place to get the items you need. From plastic tablecloths and cutlery to kid-friendly decorations and gift wrap, they have everything.

Making your own birthday cake or cupcakes? Dollar Tree is a go-to for box cake mix as well. (You can also use that box mix to whip up something that will wow your guests.)

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Kids’ Classroom Stuff

If you’re a parent or a teacher, you know that things like crayons, stickers, and notebooks add up. Dollar Tree has these items at a fraction of the cost of other stores. For teachers, they often have classroom decor, too.

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