Dollar Tree Items You Should Always Buy if You See Them

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Are you a fan of the Dollar Tree? Well, you’re not alone. Many people love to shop at this discount retailer for its amazing bargains and unbeatable prices. But with so many items on offer, it can be hard to know what to buy and what to pass up.

That’s why I’ve put together a list of Dollar Tree items you should always buy if you see them. From household essentials to crafting supplies and everything in between, I’ve got you covered.

Dollar Tree is one of my favorite stores to shop at simply because it’s so inexpensive. How can you possibly go wrong with $1.25? You simply cannot.

And my bottom line is – while there are certainly items I will splurge on, if I can save money on something, I will.

Dollar Tree is one of those places I often find items I’d normally buy anyways for a lot less than anywhere else thus helping me save money, stay within budget and allows me to build a stockpile for my family without breaking the bank.

Pro tip: You can actually shop Dollar Tree Online.

With that being said, I’ve taken the time to browse the isles of my local Dollar Tree to help tell you which items are entirely worth the cost and if you ever see them, don’t pass them up! I’ve already done a Dollar Tree Grocery Items post but this one is more of a broad range of items.

The reason I chose these items is because they are quality items and at $1.25 each, they are nearly 50% off or more from normal retail price at other retailers.

So, grab your car keys and get ready to make a mad dash to your local Dollar Tree to snag some of these items…

Dollar Tree Items You Should Always Buy if You See Them


You may have heard me talk about it before but in case you haven’t, did you know that Dollar Tree sells name brand bread?

In fact, just today, I was there when the bread delivery guy was there stocking the shelves. Fresh bread, donuts, bagels, buns, and even packaged cookies.

Pro tip: Always check the expiration date but I typically find these items expire within 3 days to a week and I often times freeze them if I can’t use them right away.

My favorite bread is the Naked Minimalist Wheat bread. It’s the bread my family enjoys the most and at any other store, 1 loaf costs me $4-$6 so when I find it at Dollar Tree, I stock up and freeze additional loaves.

Vitamins and Supplements

I’ll be honest – not all vitamins and supplements at Dollar Tree are worth the cost in my opinion.

However, if you take the time to look really well, you can find some incredible deals.

For example, just today I found these Goli gummy vitamins. I found both the Goli Greens and the Goli Apple Cider Vinegar gummies.

Now, if you don’t know, these are very popular, name brand vitamins and these exact bottles retail for $8.99-$19.00 each at Target, Walmart, etc. So, this is an amazing deal!

Another great find that my mom actually found was these Centrum Men 50+ Multigummies.

These retail for $10.99-$14.99 online!

I also love grabbing these To-Go Packs of medications like Tylenol, Advil and any other name brand items.

These to-go packs are great to pack in diaper bags, purses, put in your car and even pack on a carry on bag on the airplane.

These are also cheaper than you’d find in the travel size section at your local Target or Walmart.

Pregnancy Tests

Now, don’t come at me for this one but in my opinion, these dollar store pregnancy tests work just as well as the name, brand expensive tests.

In fact, I found out I was pregnant with all 3 of my kids using these tests and then later confirmed with more expensive tests.

If you are someone who is trying to have a baby and test quite often, stocking up on these dollar store tests can be a lifesaver.

Food Storage Containers

I typically wait until containers like these go on sale around Black Friday.

However, if you can find these Rubbermaid Take Alongs, they are a great deal for 2 for $1.25 and I’ve found several different colors and sizes with this brand.

These are perfect for storing leftovers, controlling portions and even for taking lunch to work. They are BPA free and are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Poster Boards

If you’re a parent, you know that you will need poster boards far too often and many times, late at night when stores are closed.

With that being said, Dollar Tree has a great variety of poster boards.

The white poster boards are 2 for $1 and the colored are $1. They also have the thick foam boards and even the cardboard project display boards used for science fair projects.

These are all also great for yard sales, fundraisers, etc. I like to grab some and keep them in my garage until I need them.

What are your favorite Dollar Tree items you always buy if you find them?


  1. I love our Dollar Tree! Everything is always well-stocked and the cashier is always friendly and helpful. ❤️

  2. Carol Jesep says:

    Does Dollar Tree sell large cardboard boxes to mail items?

    1. I’ve never seen large cardboard boxes there. However, check with your local grocery stores as they typically allow you to come get any boxes they no longer need for free.

    2. Marilyn Richmond says:

      @Carol Jesep, I don’t think they do, but they will GIVE you boxes if they have them.

  3. Empty shelves. Our Dollar Tree does not have folks to work and shelves are so bare. If I stop there to see if anything for sale, my daughter goes through and opens boxes and places on shelves, sometimes she does 5/6 while I walk through.

    I would love to order Groceries from Amazon, but can I use my EBT Card to purchase them?

    1. @Agnes, try Snap on line – 😊

    2. @Agnes, yes you sure can use EBT

    3. geraldine tow says:

      @Agnes, yes. It might take around 1 week to get it, it does for me.
      You have to enter your ebt card number where you add choice of payment. Otherwords where your credit card or debit card and gift card goes. They will tell you your balance after order and locks your card so nobody can use it
      I’ve never had problems with them
      You can also program to where you want only to see ebt eligible items. That makes things easier.

  4. Hi I love shopping st dollar tree I save money at the same time I have fun dollar tree is my store I like the brand names to thank u for ur time Kimberly Fava

  5. Carol S Thomas says:

    I shop Dollar Tree for all My Flowers to do flower arrangements..they make up very nice..I also buy all my picture Frames when needed.
    I buy all my Plastic Bags…a
    All sizes.. I love looking
    For all the New stuff that comes in!!

  6. Casper,Wyoming store on west side is very clear and nice to shop at. You can find thing have the frozen there Store on east off of 12th Street is a mess,not walk on dirt.sorry I’ll drive to the west side any day! When east side store open they had a great manger you need to get him back or just close the east store. on 12,the street of Casper,Wyoming.

  7. I love shopping at Dollar Tree. I buy a great deal there. What I don’t like is people cutting down the Dollar Tree saying you can find better deals at like Walgreens,Sam’s Club etc. Some of us can’t afford those places. I have no complaints at all on Dollar Tree.

    1. Sonny F. pisa says:

      @Leah, bathroom wS so gross , I left without buying anything.I only had to go #1..

  8. Taco shells

  9. Jessie Charlton says:

    Love the Dollar Tree

  10. Marjory Schiller says:

    I wish I could find these items at my local DOLLAR STORE in OCEANSIDE NY.
    The OCTOBER store is horrendous and everything and I truly mean everything is all over the store in one big mess.
    The shopping carts are VERY FEW & FAR BETWEEN.
    Something really needs to be done to make the store more inevitable.
    I will start going to one of the DOLLAR TREE stores that is a distance from my home. From previous shopping at that particular store everything was neat and clean and in place where the items should be.
    I hope this comment goes to the right person’s or the POWERS THAT BE.
    Thank you.

  11. Agree

  12. Julie Hanagan says:

    I love our dollar store but the have al the islile if with filled with out work freight had to shop and items are on floor in boxes

  13. Pillar candles.
    Always have one lit for my loved death husband. They are over two dollars everywhere.

  14. Peds brand footies – often in a 3 pack! I recently found K. Bell brand socks, which usually retail for $9ish per pair. Name-brand dry shampoo, face masks, & foot lotion – recently Freeman brand. China Glaze nail polish. Monster Java. Disney mini tsum tsums. Chapstick – tinted & botanical.

  15. Pickles,Texas toast,pens paper, house diy, ketchup, mustard,paper towels, Hair ties, glassware, bread, butter, Nail glue pregnancy tests, sunglasses,paint brushes, make up organizer,so many more I can’t think of .

  16. I purchase a good bit of my holiday items at the dollar tree. I not only decorate inside my home, but my outside porch, as well. I have a seasonal tree on my porch and decorate with something different every month! The dollar tree helps me to afford my hobby:)

  17. Love dollar tree. Always something new

  18. Don’t forget spices

  19. WOW what area are these bread items in. I’m in 34476 area code NEVER have seen such variety of bread and goodys Just off brand bread 😢

  20. Can’t find the Utterly Smooth hand creme or thin pizza crust but still love the Dollar Tree.

  21. Love The Dollar Tree. Can’t beat all the great finds but hand creme called Udderly Smooth has disappeared and their thin pizza crust

  22. I just wish the Dollar Tree Stores around my area had half of what the videos show. It can be quite disappointing.
    We also need a Plus Store!!!!

  23. Thanks for the heads up!

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