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Best Dollar Store Buys for the Holidays

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America's biggest dollar store chains are running major ad blitzes boasting big holiday deals for shoppers on a budget. his list introduces you to some of the best deals of them all. Keep in mind that a name is just a name. Dollar General isn't a true dollar store, but more of a discount retailer. At Dollar Tree, on the other hand, everything is actually a buck or less. Also keep in mind that Dollar Tree tends to require bulk purchases online and Dollar General does not, although you can purchase most items individually in stores at both chains.

Happy Holidays Wrapping Paper
Dollar General

Happy Holidays Wrapping Paper

$1 from Dollar General
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Perfect for crafts, gift-wrapping, and plenty of other holiday fun, this assorted pack of wrapping paper measures 35 square feet. It's available in-store only and includes both winter flannel patterns and classic themed images like Santa and snowmen.

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Expressions From Hallmark Cards
Dollar Tree

Expressions From Hallmark Cards

$1 from Dollar Tree
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Dollar Tree is promoting a holiday line of the very products that made Hallmark famous — cards. Cards in the Expressions line are a dollar each, and the Heartline line is two for $1. In select stores, you can also find specialty card lines from Hallmark, including Tree of Life, Vida, and Mahogany, which celebrate Jewish, Latino, and African-American culture, respectively.

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Holly Berry Dinnerware Collection
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Holly Berry Dinnerware Collection

$1 from Dollar Tree
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There are nine items in the Holly Berry Dinnerware Collection including stoneware dinner plates, side plates, mugs, and bowls, plastic chargers, and clear glass goblets, wine glasses, and glass coolers. Each cost $1, so you can build a set from as much of the collection as you like, but if you order online, there are unit minimums for each item.

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Reversible Sequin Christmas Stockings
Dollar Tree

Reversible Sequin Christmas Stockings

$1 from Dollar Tree
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These are cool because they come in four different colors that all share the same general theme, which means your family can match without getting their stockings mixed up. Unless you need 36 of them, however, buy them in person at your local Dollar Tree.

Licensed Character Laminated Stocking Tote Bags
Dollar Tree

Licensed Character Laminated Stocking Tote Bags

$1 from Dollar Tree
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Instead of regular no-name discount retail totes, these bags feature popular cartoon characters. Shaped like stockings, their themes include Baby Yoda, cartoon puppies, and "Minions."

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Lidded Christmas Tins
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Lidded Christmas Tins

$1 from Dollar General
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If you're the type of person who bakes their gifts, you're going to need some tins, so why not get tins that could double as gifts on their own. The tins in this set are 3 inches deep and 6.75 inches in diameter, enough to cover the goods whether you're known for your brownies, cookies, or whatever else your friends look forward to every winter.

The Cobblestone Corners Christmas Village Collection
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The Cobblestone Corners Christmas Village Collection

$13 for the set at Dollar Tree
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The Cobblestone Corners 2019 Christmas Village Collection contains 28 individual plastic and polyresin pieces, which you can buy in stores one by one — or you can buy the entire package in one complete set for $13. You can add LED tea candles to the buildings in this small-town Christmas scene diorama, which includes a house, bakery, church, and a post office.

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Christmas-Themed Potholders and Oven Mitts
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Christmas-Themed Potholders and Oven Mitts

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With 24 per case, unless you need a whole lot of potholders, it probably makes sense to pick and choose from this set a-la-carte in the store. The heavy duty black and red checkered set comes with 13-inch oven mitts and 7" x 7" potholders. Available design phrases include "Deck the Halls," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and "Winter Wishes."

Large Plastic Bell Decorations
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Large Plastic Bell Decorations

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Deck the halls, the Christmas tree, the mantel and more with bells. The 13.75-inch plastic jingle bells are accented with glitter, tinsel, and bows.

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Melamine Buffalo Check Christmas Plates
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Melamine Buffalo Check Christmas Plates

$3 from Dollar Tree
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Liven up your holiday dining with these red and black Christmas themed plates, which are decorated with messages like “Comfort and Joy,” “Tis’ the Season,” and “Deck the Halls.” The plates are suitable for homes or in restaurants and at special events.

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Paintable Clear Plastic Christmas Balls
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Paintable Clear Plastic Christmas Balls

$1 from Dollar Tree
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Create your own unique Christmas tree with hand-crafted decorations. These Christmas balls can be filled or painted, making them ideal for a holiday family activity. Once complete they can be used in your home or given as gifts.

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Christmas House Nutcrackers
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Christmas House Nutcrackers

$1 from Dollar Tree
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There are few decorations that better signal the Christmas holiday than nutcrackers. Each of the 36 nutcrackers in this set is unique holding a club, horn, scepter, sword, ax, or gun. You can use them around your home or give some away as gifts.

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Glitter Brushed Christmas Tree
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Glitter Brushed Christmas Tree

$1 from Dollar General
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Instead of regular no-name discount retail totes, these bags feature popular cartoon characters. Shaped like stockings, their themes include Baby Yoda, "Star Wars," puppies, and "Minions." You can't buy fewer than two dozen if you shop online.

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Deer Christmas Tree Ornament
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Deer Christmas Tree Ornament

$1 from Dollar General
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What Christmas tree is complete without a few sparkling reindeer ornaments? In addition to adding them to your own tree they can be gifted to others.

Metallic Pillar Wax Candles
Dollar Tree

Die-cut Tabletop Signs

$1 for the set at Dollar Tree
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TAdd Santa or Frosty the Snowman to your table top décor with these holiday signs. They’re designed to be used anywhere in the house – kitchen, office, living room and elsewhere. Use the extras in this set of 18 to give to friends or loved ones.

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Metallic Pillar Wax Candles
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Metallic Pillar Wax Candles

$1 from Dollar Tree
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You can never have too many festive candles on hand during the holiday season. These metallic candles can be used for your home, at church services, in office lobbies or at special events. Packages include an assortment of silver and gold candles.

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Round Woven Santa's Belt Bamboo Baskets
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Solar-Powered LED Window Candles
Dollar Tree

Christmas Sentiment Oval Buckets

$1 from Dollar Tree
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Christmas buckets with handles for easy carrying, these can be used for displaying produce, transporting presents, or as a decoration for your table. Each of the buckets is decorated with a message – either “Merry Christmas” and "Believe in the magic of Christmas." Don’t need all 24? They can always be resold or gifted.

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Felt Christmas Stocking
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Felt Christmas Stocking

$1 from Dollar General
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Need to get into the Christmas spirit without a lot of fuss? Hang one of these cute signs anywhere in the house and you'll enjoy being "gnome" for the holidays, too.

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Glittery Hanging Wall Décor Stars
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Glittery Hanging Wall Décor Stars

$1 from Dollar Tree
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Hang them from your tree, hang them in a window, or hang them from the ceiling, these large star ornaments are 13.7 inches and come in red, dark gold and light gold.