Ever wondered what is worth buying at Dollar Tree? Here are my 35 favorite Dollar Tree deals that I choose to buy there to save money!
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For years I avoided Dollar Tree, I guess mostly because I figured that the products had to be junk to be sold that cheap. But the last several years I’ve started to shop there more and have come to love Dollar Tree and it’s bargains!
Yes, some things are super cheap and not worth buying. And some things aren’t even that great of a deal and are cheaper bought elsewhere. But the truth is, you can get some great things for just $1.00!
Since you all enjoyed my What to Buy at Aldi post so much, just for fun, I thought I’d share my favorite Dollar Tree deals too!
What to Buy at Dollar Tree to Save Money
1. Greeting Cards
Dollar Tree is the only place that I’ve bought greeting cards for years! You simply can’t beat the price of 2 cards for $1.00! They have birthday, wedding, baby, sympathy and more, plus they also carry seasonal cards such as Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas!
2. Note Cards
Dollar Tree has a nice selection of both blank and thank you note card packs and the quality of the cards is great!
3. Gift Bags, Gift Wrap and Bows
There’s something to be said for attractively presenting gifts, but I definitely don’t like to spend more on it than necessary and love that I can find pretty gift wrap options at Dollar Tree for cheap!
4. Paperware, Plasticware and Tablecloths
Lots of solid-colored options available!
5. Party Streamers
Streamers of every color!
6. Blowouts, Party Hats, Banners etc.
Dollar Tree also carries lots of themed party supplies- both for boys and girls. Perfect for planning a fun, inexpensive party!
7. Helium Balloons
You won’t find helium balloons anywhere cheaper!
PERSONAL CARE SUPPLIES
8. Pregnancy Tests
I know what you are thinking- “But do they actually work?!” The answer is yes! We used these pregnancy tests to find out if we were pregnant with 4 of our 5 children and they were totally accurate!
9. Body Wash
I actually rarely need to spend money on body wash, just because I can typically get it free thanks to my couponing. But $1.00 is a really good price for body wash and if you don’t coupon, it’s worth checking out!
Toothbrushes can be crazy expensive, so I was excited to find them at Dollar Tree- and they even carry name brand ones! They also have kid’s toothbrushes too, which I love.
Again, I get lots of toothpaste free with my couponing. But if you don’t do coupons, this is a great price and they even carry Crest!
Another favorite! And of course, you can’t beat the price!
13. Cotton Swabs
I’m always surprised how much cotton swabs cost when I need to buy them and was pleasantly surprised when I spotted them at Dollar Tree!
14. Hair Stuff
Headbands, clips, ponytail holders and more! All for super cheap!
15. Reading and Sun Glasses
Such a great price, right? And no, I don’t use reading glasses myself, but I have several friends and family that do and they love getting them cheap at Dollar Tree.
One friend said she really likes that she can buy several pairs to have at different spots without spending a lot, plus, if a grandchild happens to break them, it’s not a big loss.
DOLLAR TREE DEALS on FIRST AID SUPPLIES
I was skeptical that cheap bandaids would actually work well, but we’ve not had any trouble so far! And my children think it’s great that I now get fun kid bandaids. I used to rarely by them because they were more expensive!
17. First Aid Tapes
Dollar Tree carries both waterproof and paper tape. I love being able to stock my first aid box so cheaply!
18. First Aid Gauze
If you’re like us, you rarely need gauze. But if you’ve ever had to buy it at a drugstore, you know it’s not cheap! Definitely worth stopping by the Dollar Tree instead!
19. Peroxide and Isopropyl Alcohol
More first aid supplies at a good price!
20. Pens, Pencils and Pencil Lead
For some reason, we seem to go through pens and pencils like crazy! I guess it probably has something to do with having school-age children who like to “borrow” my writing instruments. At any rate, I’ve been grateful for Dollar Tree’s inexpensive pens, pencils and pencil lead.
21. Glue and Tape
With three children that love to use glue and tape and one child that is especially interested in crafts, I’ve been very grateful for Dollar Tree’s great price!
22. Sticky Notes
Use sticky notes a lot or have a child like I do that loves to play with them? Dollar Tree will be your friend!
23. Plastic Baskets
Dollar Tree always has a great selection of fun baskets, perfect for helping you stay organized. They even have clothes baskets!
Totes like this are super versatile and I find myself using them in different places throughout the house to corral items.
25. Over the Door Hooks
Hooks like this can be so handy!
26. Shelf Organizers
I wish I would have known that Dollar Tree carried these sooner! I bought a couple for our kitchen at another discount store and could have saved myself several dollars.
CREATIVITY AND LEARNING
27. Coloring Books
My girls love coloring and Dollar Tree has become my favorite place to find books to keep them supplied. They also have some adult coloring books too.
28. Sudoku and Crossword Puzzle Books
My oldest and I both enjoy sudoku and word finds and of course I love this price! 😉
We all love doing puzzles, and while Dollar Tree puzzles aren’t quite as quality as some puzzles, they aren’t bad either. And because they are so cheap, I don’t stress if the kids mess them up or lose a piece when they are playing with them. I figure they got their $1 worth of fun out of them!
Kids love stickers, right? I know mine can never seem to have enough! Get them cheap at Dollar Tree!
31. Craft Supplies
Baker’s twine, popsicle sticks, ribbon, beads, glitter, jute twine, pompoms. Dollar Tree has it all!
The cheapest place I’ve found to buy bleach! I don’t use bleach a lot, but I do like to add it to my loads of white towels when I add dish clothes.
33. Light Bulbs
To save money, we’ve switched to LED bulbs, which can often be pricier to buy. But thanks to Dollar Tree, that’s no longer such an issue!
34. Lint Rollers
I use lint rollers all the time! My girls both have long, fine hair and I tend to have hair all over my lap when I’m done combing them. Lint rollers work great to clean it up in a cinch. I also like to use them to clean lampshades and cloth blinds.
Our kids love flashlights! Not sure why, but they play with them a lot. And I love that I can keep them supplied without breaking the bank!
I had a TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT. My surgeon recommend VITAMIN E OIL to reduce the scaring and lump from the surgery. The PHYSICAL THERAPIST CENTER sold it for $8.00 a bottle. We found the very same product at the $1.00 TREE FOR A DOLLAR. I took it into my PHYSICAL THERAPY and was told to NEVER BRING IT UP AGAIN OR BRING A BOTTLE ON FOR OTHER PATIENTS!
So interesting, Gregg! Thanks for sharing!
People laughed me and called me addicted to the dollar store. Of course you know they had never been in one. I go twice a week because there is always something I need or forgot. Basically everybody needs something everyday. 9 times out of 10 the dollar store has it. I buy the stuff and the food. The food is up to date and just as good as any other food sold elsewhere.
Yes, there are just so many fun bargains to be had, aren’t there?
You are all forgetting all the artificial flowers. They are great for making arrangements for the cemetery and also for seasonal door wreaths!
Love get greeting cards there – save so much money!
Ah, great addition, Barbara!
I absolutely love Dollar Tree. Lots of seasonal items too. Just this spring I was able to pick up hummingbird feeders! I saw the same feeders at another store for $6 each.
At Christmas, they always have Christmas village figurines and accessories, which can be super pricey at other stores. I’ve also found some of the most beautiful hand decorated Christmas tree ornaments and decorations.
They also have great dishes. I love the stemware, though you do have to be careful with picking the pieces to make sure they are symmetrical. And I love my soup mugs, which can be difficult to find. I do not use plastic-ware, and have found very nice glass storage containers, though they are rare. I have also found lovely candy dishes for the treats I regularly keep on my desk at work.
Although you mentioned the activity and coloring books, you didn’t mention the reading books. You do have to sort through them, but you can find great books to read in just about every genre, especially children’s books.
Another thing is the candles, I love being able to find just about any size candle from battery-operated tea-light to a 4 inch pillar in a wide range of colors. They also have emergency candles and even carry some tapers.
My last item is one that a lot of people overlook, or don’t think about, which is picture frames. Although not all the frames are of the best quality, it is typically easy to determine which ones are good quality.
These are great ideas and additions, Chel. Thanks for adding them! I never took the time to sort through the books but I have a friend who shops there frequently and has found all sorts of great, quality books- some of which she has used for gifts even. And your comment about stemware reminded me that I actually used Dollar Tree stemware at our wedding! It was elegant looking and you would never have known that they were only $1 each.
They put out some nice flower planters at my Dollar Tree today. I got 3 different sizes, and near the checkout they had a 3-pack, host right for windowsill herb garden
Oh, that’s good to know! Never thought to check Dollar Tree for plants!
One thing I love are the multipacks of small toys and multi snack packs. They are perfect for my kid’s school parties and events, with three boys it is a huge savings and the kids love that they get to bring something in every time. They also have really nice makeup brushes from time to time, I’ve gotten Eco Tools brushes before.
Great ideas, Stephanie! I keep being amazed by all the awesome finds that people share.