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11 Best Dollar Tree Items for Fall 2023

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The autumnal equinox is what most people associate with the beginning of fall, and this year, that date falls on Saturday, Sept. 23. Since it's already September, it's high time to get out your fall décor.

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Even if your current stash of harvest-themed decorations is looking a little worse for wear, there's no need to break the bank to spruce it up. Instead, a well-planned Dollar Tree haul could make all the difference -- in your seasonal style and your budget. To help you make your shopping list, here are 11 of the best fall items at Dollar Tree right now.

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©Dollar Tree

Harvest-Themed Leaner Signs

"These are $5 each and measure 48 inches, so they're perfect for porches and entryways," said consumer analyst Julie Ramhold with DealNews. "Shopping at other stores, these kinds of décor are easily closer to $15 at least, and I saw more that were around $20-$30 at some retailers, including craft stores and even discounted home stores."

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©Dollar Tree

Pumpkin-Shaped 3D Metal Wreath Forms

These 13-inch x 17.625-inch pumpkin-shaped metal wreath forms are perfect to make fall-themed wreaths. You might be able to pick up inexpensive ribbon, flowers, burlap and more at Dollar Tree to create your own one-of-a-kind wreath or view some online tutorials from experienced crafters to provide inspiration.

These pumpkin-shaped metal wreath forms come in a 2-pack on Amazon for much more -- $11.20 -- which is over $5.50 each.

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©Dollar Tree

Harvest-Themed Door Mats

Welcome guests to your home in style this fall season with a harvest-themed door mat from Dollar Tree. You can choose from mats with sunflowers, leaves, pumpkins or dogs in fall attire and appropriate wording, such as "Hello, Pumpkin" and "Nuts About Fall."

Shop for fall-themed door mats at big-box stores like Target and you'll pay $25 to $30 each. Target's mats might be sturdier, but these are seasonal mats -- not an item you'll use year-round. And at Dollar Tree's prices, you can afford to buy two or three mats and still come out ahead.

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©Dollar Tree

Luminessence Apple-Cinnamon Scented Pillar Candles

"One of my favorite fall items to purchase at Dollar Tree has to be candles," said Grace Baena, interior designer at Kaiyo. "They offer a variety of fall-themed candle scents perfect for adding a cozy autumn atmosphere to your home. For example, you can find a Luminessence apple-cinnamon scented candle at Dollar Tree for $1.25, while the same candle sells for over $5 on Amazon."

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©Dollar Tree

Leaf Shaped Glass Tealight Candleholders

The Leaf Shaped Glass Tealight Candleholders are fantastic for those looking to create a warm and cozy autumn ambiance. These candleholders beautifully capture the essence of fall with their intricate leaf designs. Their glass construction showcases the candle's warm, flickering light, and their small size makes them versatile enough for table centerpieces, mantle displays or even as part of a Thanksgiving table setting.

At just $1.25 each, you can buy as few or as many as you need and enjoy the cozy ambiance created by these candleholders throughout the season. Their timeless design also ensures that they can be used year after year, making them a valuable addition to your seasonal décor collection.

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©Dollar Tree

Royal Norfolk Fall Leaves Ceramic Plates, 10.5-inch

If your goal is to create a fall-themed dinner table for holiday celebrations this season, Dollar Tree can help you do it for much less with these plates.

"They're $1.25 each, so you easily pick up whatever number you need without buying a whole set or breaking the bank," Ramhold said. "Similar designs cost as much as $51 for a set of 4 plates -- that works out to $12.75 per plate, so Dollar Tree is a truly unbeatable value."

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©Dollar Tree

Royal Norfolk Fall Leaves Ceramic Mugs, 12-ounce

After-dinner coffee, hot apple cider or hot chocolate topped with marshmallows will become more festive when served in these vibrant fall mugs.

"A 12-ounce mug that matches the above plates is also $1.25 each, so you can create a matching look for less," said Ramhold. "A 16-piece set of a similar design will cost you around $110 elsewhere, but for about $20, you can build your own at Dollar Tree, and even mix and match fall designs if you want."

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©Dollar Tree

8-Inch Velvet Pumpkins

Think of all the possibilities for these 8-inch velvet pumpkins from Dollar Tree. Table centerpieces, anyone?

Not only are they plush, but they also come in five other colors besides the traditional pumpkin hue. If you don't want orange, choose from gray, light blue, dark blue, red or pink. These could also make great decorations for offices and schools -- or serve as part of a fall-themed gift for a teacher.

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©Dollar Tree

Fall Kitchen Towels

Spruce up your kitchen for fall with these bargain-priced, fall-themed kitchen towels from Dollar Tree.

"Selection of these may vary by location," Ramhold advised, "but you should be able to get a 2-pack for $1.25 or so. Other retailers tend to charge around $6 for themed, printed towels."

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©Dollar Tree

Harvest-Themed Galvanized Oval Metal Buckets

These charming buckets bring a delightful touch of seasonal décor to your gatherings. They can be used as rustic centerpieces filled with colorful gourds and decorative foliage or even as candy holders for trick-or-treaters. Their durable construction and galvanized finish lend a rustic and farmhouse-style charm.

Beyond the fall season, these can be repurposed for organizing gardening tools or storing crafting supplies.

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©Dollar Tree

Crafter's Square Harvest Icon Felt Stickers

The Crafter's Square Harvest Icon Felt Stickers are an excellent buy for autumn crafters. Featuring your choice of pumpkins, scarecrows or turkeys, these stickers offer a charming and affordable way to add a touch of autumnal flair to seasonal creative projects. With nine stickers included in each pack, they offer value for a range of applications throughout the autumn season.

Cynthia Measom contributed to the reporting for this article.

Disclaimer: Prices and availability may vary by location.

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