10 Dollar Tree Items You Should Buy Online in Bulk

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Some of Dollar Tree’s best buys are available both in-store and online!

Buying online in bulk at Dollar Tree can be easier (and sometimes cheaper) than heading to the store for just one item. It’s also a great option when you can’t find multiples of the same item in-store. That’s when the beauty of online shopping at Dollar Tree comes into play!

We’re sharing the best buys to score online at Dollar Tree that are not only great deals, but they just make more sense to purchase in bulk anyway.

Hip tips to keep in mind when ordering online from Dollar Tree:

  • Shipping is an additional charge, so we recommend opting for free shipping to your store (if available).
  • Select items may incur a small handling fee, depending on your Zip Code and the methods of delivery available in your area.
  • Items that are marked as “Backordered” may be delayed by up to 30 days if you select free ship to store. For faster delivery, you can always select UPS shipping if you need a back-ordered item sooner!

1. Score tons of birthday balloons from Dollar Tree for a balloon arch or stash them away for all your future parties.

colorful balloons laying on the floor purchased at dollar tree online

Love to host parties with tons of balloons? When you buy a bulk order of balloons online at Dollar Tree, you’ll always be prepared for a party!

If you’re making a balloon arch, buying supplies from Dollar Tree is by far one of the most economical ways to do it. They even sells these balloon arch strips for just $1.25!


2. Stock up on Scotch Tape for all your school, office, and gift-wrapping needs!

holding Scotch Tape at Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree’s 2-packs of Scotch tape are a long-time reader favorite, and we love that you can order them online in quantities as small as four at a time. You’ll want to keep a roll in your desk drawer, gift closet, and pretty much every room of the house!


3.  These plastic 9-compartment organizer cases have endless uses!

holding a plastic storage container

These affordable storage cases will help you to stay organized and make it much easier to find small items. They have nine separate compartments for keeping everything in place.

These cases are incredibly useful for storing hardware, small craft items, school supplies, hair ties, and more. Or fill it with bandaids, ointment, and other health care items for an inexpensive first aid kit!


4. Add some nostalgia to your next movie night with these reusable popcorn buckets!

lifting a plastic popcorn bucket

Bring a little piece of the movie theater experience home with these plastic red and white striped popcorn buckets! They’re made to look like the striped paper popcorn bags from years gone by. Each plastic bucket is 7.25-in. tall and holds the perfect amount of popcorn for your next party or movie night.


5. Swap your candles for these safer, flameless, battery-operated LED tealights.

holding LED tealights at Dollar Tree

Safely add the cozy glow of candlelight to your decorations, craft projects, and more with these 2-packs of Luminessence Flameless Battery-Operated LED Tealights. Each one features a natural-colored flickering flame and lasts up to 120 hours!


6. Stock up on these 2-packs of clear plastic basket bags.

holding a package of basket bags

Use these large, clear plastic bags to wrap gift baskets! They measure 22″ x 30″ and allow the contents of your basket to remain visible while holding them in place. Perfect for gift-giving, basket raffles, silent auctions, and more!


7. These 14″ crystal-cut plastic trays are great to have on hand for a variety of occasions.

holding plastic tray

These serving trays are ideal for the dinner table or for setting out self-serve hors d’oeuvres for your guests. They’re also perfect for taking an appetizer to a potluck or for delivering holiday cookie assortments to friends.

At just $1.25 each, you can leave these trays behind without any worries about getting them back!


8. Serve up a 16-ounce drink in these country-style Glass Pint Jar Mugs.

glass jar mugs at Dollar Tree

These 16-ounce glass mugs are perfect for enjoying all of your chilled drinks! They have sturdy handles and will lend a laid-back vibe to any cookout, party, or evening on the front porch.


9. Take these tubes of Udderly Smooth Hand Cream anywhere for moisturizing on the go!

holding udderly smooth hand cream tube

Each tube of this creamy formula was made in the USA to smooth, soften, and hydrate dry or irritated skin. It keeps your skin moisturized at any time of the year without leaving behind a greasy residue.

At this price, you can stock up and keep a tube in every room of your house! They’re ideal for your purse, gym bag, travel, care packages, and more.


10. Stock up on tissue paper for all occasions.

hand holding up colorful tissue paper at Dollar Tree

Be ready for your next gift-wrapping occasion by stocking up on tissue paper in advance! In addition to the bright colors shown above, Dollar Tree also sells gift tissue in white and pastel colors.

Pairing tissue paper with a Dollar Tree gift bag has to be one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to wrap a present. It’s one of our favorite methods!


Get the very latest Dollar Tree deals and finds – all right here!


About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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Comments 41

  1. Desiree

    I wouldn’t recommend buying mugs and stuff from Dollar Tree online. It’s really hit and miss with the quality. I usually have to dig through a lot to find “perfect” ones.

    • Joely

      I’ve actually had great luck with their mugs. I have some that have lasted 20 years!

      • Cynthia Perkins

        Me too, cups plates, lots of things.

        • Deana

          Always happy with everything I ever bought .Love it

      • T

        I think they might mean when buying online since you can’t physically feel how durable it might be. Also when you buy in the store you have quite a bit that might have cracks, chips or imperfections. So it is best to buy in store so you know what you are getting. Especially during shipping when damage can happen.

      • David Weiss

        I didn’t know Dollar tree was around 20 years ago haha your mugs lasted longer than my marriage

        • simmonsd

          Since the 80’s!

        • Becky

          I bought sets of plates, bowls, mugs and glasses for my first apartment at Dollar Tree 22 years ago. I recently passed them down to my nephew for his first apartment. Same set, a few chips and some scratches all in all good condition though!!!

    • ccmama

      Not to mention the lead in cheap plates and mugs made in China. Do your research before Thinking a cheap plate or mug is worth it

      • Mona

        A lot of the higher end stuff is made in China. Well known British china companies are now having their products made in China, I see it all the time.

    • LJ

      I agree, you also have to watch out for lead in the paint.

  2. beth

    I brought my houseplants in for the fall and needed some saucers for under the pots. I picked up some dinner plates and saucers from Dollar Tree. Worked great!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s a great idea and cheap, too!

    • tipaye

      The clear glass plates are what I use to place my plants on 🙂

      • Winifred Norwood

        Great idea!! Thanks!

      • susan-5

        Tipaye thank you for that

    • Pammyjo

      I purchase plates in various sizes to place under indoor flower pots at thrift shops and garage sales. My preference is vintage plates, but I come across all different kinds. My favorite thrift shop has a 10 cents table that always has a few plates. Otherwise, I never pay more than 25 cents each.

      • Lana

        Yes! I buy pretty plates to give away with baked goods and such and tell them to just keep the plate or pass it on.

  3. Monika Hart

    Soup mug is great for plants or flowers arranged

  4. Sarah

    Their stemless wine glasses are very hit or miss too. One of the dollar trees near me has a shelf full of imperfect/damaged wine glasses. Such a shame.

  5. tipaye

    My Dollar Tree has a pack of 10 (mini) spring rolls in the freezer section. They’re really good and make for a cheap (and relatively healthy) meal or snack.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! Thanks for the tip! Good to know!

    • JAK218

      Yes!!! We love those too.

  6. Judy

    Thanks!!

  7. Dansjen

    I’ve gotten that hand cream before and I didn’t like it all. It was watery and didn’t seem to moisturize for even a half hour. I would hate to see one of you guys get stuck with 8 tubes of it. :/

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      DARN! Thanks for the honest comment. Sorry to hear it was watery.

    • Shoppingfan

      I agree Dansjen! I’ve tried it twice & it was not at all good for me.

  8. Brittany

    Has anyone seen the lunch box notes they used to have? My daughter will start Kindergarten in the fall I would love to get them for her. TIA!

    • HipMomof3

      I saw them in the area by the register.

  9. Maggie

    They also have dollar collars and leashes for dogs of all sizes. We buy lots of them, as we use them for our foster dogs. Our foster dogs go to their new home on “gotcha day” with a new collar (and tag). Most people surely buy a nicer collar eventually, but these cheap collars are great for the transition period when adopters are still shopping for “new dog” stuff. These are GREAT items to donate to rescues and shelters too!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip on the collars and leashes! Good to know they have worked well for your foster dogs!

  10. Evie

    Most manufacturing is in China, as they lobbied the politicans years ago for our jobs and factories.

  11. lindak

    Picked up some decorated fall pumpkins and a fall plaque to decorate the shelf outside my mom’s assisted living door. After finding an expensive Memorial Day/ 4th of July wreath in 3 pieces in the floor I decided dollar tree it is. Got to go well before the holiday though or they are cleaned out.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! Great that you could grab some fall items already! I sure love their seasonal items! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. Ariavenew

    They sell another lotion, Dermasil, that I love. 8oz for $1. It is comparable to Lubriderm, BUT dermasil has no parabens, and lubriderm does. So it’s actually a better quality, though generic, product.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to look for that one!

  13. Sara

    The DampRid knockoffs work well. You have to buy 36 at once if you buy them online. They have regular and charcoal versions.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are so right! I use these all the time!

  14. Diane

    I purchased a case of the 9 compartment boxes. I use them to hold jewelry making supplies. They are great.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How cool! Thanks for letting us know how you’ve been using them, Diane!

    • stefani

      I make fun snack packs for the plane ride/car trip. Kids love having the colorful variety of things to eat. Also, a little “survival pack” for teacher as a treat filled with their faves.

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