Easter Basket Fillers at Dollar General

Easter is coming. Your shopping preparations might involve purchasing ham, rolls, all the fixings for macaroni and cheese, special desserts, and, of course, plenty of goodies to tuck inside Easter baskets. You can buy Easter basket fillers such as candy and small toys at many retailers, including Target, Walmart, drugstores, Five Below, Aldi, and Trader Joe’s.

However, if you’re really looking to stretch your budget, dollar stores are a treasure trove when it comes to finding small gifts to put in Easter baskets. In fact, dollar stores are great seasonal stores no matter what holiday you’re shopping for, whether it’s Easter, Halloween, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day.

During a recent trip to Dollar General, I found an aisle full of Easter decorations, Easter toys, and Easter candy all at reasonable prices. Below are some highlights from what I found during my visit.

Easter Baskets (Fill Your Own or Pre-Filled)

Dollar General Easter basket fillers

Choose what type of basket you want. The baskets shown here were $11 at our local store. 

If you want an empty, ready-to-fill Easter basket, Dollar General has them in several sizes, colors, and styles.

Dollar General Easter basket fillers

Need a pre-packaged Easter basket? Dollar General has them. These ones were marked for either $13 or $9 at our store. 

If you want to take the work out of Easter basket prep, they also sell a variety of pre-filled baskets containing toys (generic Barbies, sports balls, crayons, toy jewelry, etc.), puzzles and activities, and name-brand candy including Peeps, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Smarties, Tootsie Rolls, Fun Dip, Fluffy Stuff cotton candy, and more.

Dollar General Easter basket fillers

Some Dollar General Easter baskets are EBT eligible, like this $9 option

Some of the filled Easter baskets I saw were EBT eligible. Price tags on the pre-filled baskets in my local store ranged from $9-$13.

Candy and Plastic Eggs

Dollar General Easter basket fillers

Got candy?

Also spotted at my local Dollar General: lots of name-brand and store-brand candy along with plastic Easter eggs for egg hunts. The plastic eggs ranged between $1 and $2 depending on the package.

Name-brand candy included Bueno, Reese’s, Whoppers, Kit Kat, Russell Stover, Twizzlers, Skittles, Haribo gummy candy, Peeps, M&M’s, and Warheads. I also found plenty of chocolate bunnies in all sizes as well as cotton candy and assorted other sugary delights. Most of the candy I saw in my store ranged from $1 to $5.50 per package/bag.

Easter Toys and Decorations

Dollar General Easter basket fillers

Candy, crafts, toys, and décor galore.

You may want something besides candy in those Easter baskets. Or you may want to skip the candy all together and fill baskets with spring-themed toys and activities. I spotted lots of those at Dollar General as well, including bunny ear headbands, plastic bunny face “glasses,” paddleball sets, bubbles, generic Play-Doh, stickers, scratch art, painting or coloring kits, and various other craft kits. I also found goodie bags for Easter parties. Many but not all of these were marked as low as $1 each.

Dollar General Easter basket fillers

Suncatcher painting kits, window clings, hanging decorations, bubble tubes, candy, plastic buckets, fake Easter grass, and more.


In the décor category, Dollar General has Easter window clings, dish towels for $4, felt hanging decorations and garlands for $1, and more.

Easter Egg Dyeing Kits

Dollar General Easter basket fillers

Egg decorating kits, along with some more candy/toy basket fillers.

Finally, I also found a few Easter egg dyeing kits, including a glitter kit and a tie dye kit each for $2. So if decorating eggs is part of your Easter traditions, you can buy the supplies you need at Dollar General along with all your basket fillers.

What Easter items do you like to buy at Dollar General? Share with us in the comments below. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Dollar Store Reviewer. A writer and editor, she also enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

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