My Favorite Places to Buy Halloween Decor

Halloween decor has arrived in stores! And just in case you’ve been living under a rock or haven’t had a chance to visit a store yet, you can check out my Halloween hunting series for sneak peeks at the stores I’ve already visited.

While I try not to play favorites for that series I, of course, have a handful of stores I am always most excited to visit for Halloween goods.

Today I’m rounding up my faves for you, telling you what makes them my favorites and sharing my favorite item I’ve bought there in recent years.

My favorite places to buy Halloween decor:

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Michaels is where I do most of my Halloween DIY and decor purchasing. They always have fun decor that fits my taste, a wide array of DIY supplies and, best of all, the best deals. I watch their emails and app coupons like a hawk in September and October, waiting until I can get the best deal possible on my Halloween treasures.

The fuzzy black and white skull pillow was my first – and secondfavorite – purchase of Halloween 2016, and it has found its home in my bedroom all year long. Good news – it’s also in this year collection!

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At Home

At Home is a Halloween wonderland I am grateful to have. While not everything might be my taste, I love wandering aisle after aisle of Halloween goodies. They’re usually one of the first stores in my area to get Halloween, and it’s a moment I look forward to every summer as the official countdown to my favorite holiday begins.

I fell in LOVE with this candy corn throw pillow last year. It is so simple, yet so stinkin’ cute. Of course, when I went back for it…it was gone. My mom came to the rescue and surprised me with one! Can’t wait to put it out in my living room again this year.

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I think we can all agree HomeGoods has the BEST Halloween decor around. A lot of the items are unique and usually one-of-a-kind…by which I mean stores don’t usually carry a huge stock of the same item. I like that because I like having things no one else does! Plus, it makes Halloween hunting there feel more like a true treasure hunt.

This dancing skeleton mug seemed to be the must-have among my spooky friends on Instagram last year. While I love mine for Saturday morning coffee all year long, I’ve also found it’s great for a couple scoops of pumpkin ice cream in the fall.

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Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts

Craft stores tend to be my favorite haunts for Halloween because of the possibilities they hold. Not only are there endless aisles of decor; there are also endless ideas for DIY projects. I always love wandering Jo-Ann stores, looking for Halloween treats…and ideas.

Of course, that said, my favorite items in recent years have been their Halloween sock collection. Yup, really.

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I’d be remiss if I left Target off the list because Halloween lovers who don’t wait for the very second they put their Halloween collection out on shelves. While my love for their decor has waned just a bit in the last few years (it feels a lot more childish overall than most other collections), I still get just as excited as everyone else when the seasonal back corner of the store changes over from back to school to Halloween.

It seems everything “favorite” on this list is coming from 2016 – I found some GOOD Halloween goodies last year. From Target, I managed to find the holy grail – their spirit board serving tray.


Finally, Zulily has become one of my recent favorites. It takes some digging, and you have to be ready to buy as soon as you find a treasure…but the site is a treasure trove of Halloween goodness these days. I love the cutesy vintage vibe a lot of their pieces have.

I scored this Halloween tea towel just a few weeks ago, and I’m in LOVE with it. Can’t wait to put it in my kitchen when I decorate for Halloween this year!

Spirit Halloween

And last, but certainly not least, is Spirit – the store we all get excited about when we see those black and yellow signs pop up. They have me really excited this year because if you’ve taken a peek online…you’ve already seen how much decor they have in their 2017 collection! I’m dying to see it all in person.

This is my mini-haul from last year. I couldn’t resist those Ouija Board coasters, which have stayed out all year in my living room. (I live dangerously…) I was also thrilled to finally grab one of those “Support Halloween” ribbons – it lives on my freezer door all year.

What are your favorite places to shop for Halloween?

I’d love to hear in the comments!

Happy haunting,

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Miranda is the Houston-based writer, blogger and Halloween lover behind Spooky Little Halloween, the blog celebrating October 31st all year long. She is addicted to pumpkin guts, witches’ brews, skulls and all things spooky and celebrates her favorite day of the year with her annual party, Halloweenie Roast, each October.


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    August 13, 2017

    I 100% agree with you- JoAnn’s has the BEST socks! It’s also my favorite thing in the store. Always unique and we’ll made. Love your list! These are also my favorite places to shop, Homegoods being my favorite!

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    Lola Tarantula

    August 17, 2017

    A lot of these places are favs of mine as well! I already scored some of those socks. It’s weird though, because the socks at your Jo-Ann’s seem to be totally different than the ones at my store.

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    Chelsea Celaya

    August 18, 2017

    I discovered the magic that is HomeGoods last year and man, I can’t wait for mine in my area to get their stuff out (the pumpkin that shows up in the background of a lot of my IG photos came from there and I LOVE him so much, I couldn’t put him away)! Most of your picks are my go-tos too. It is convenient for most of them, and helps a lot that they’re all within my city. I think I prefer Joann’s over Michaels when it comes to ready-made decor, but I love the wider selection of craftable stuff from Michaels. Target has actually really grown on me each year and are breaking from too much of the kiddy stuff, I feel. They’ve gotten better each year, I think.

    I know a lot of my friends LOVE shopping on Zulily, but I just can’t bring myself to. I guess I just don’t have the patiences to search for stuff. Plus I do prefer in-store shopping over online shopping. There’s just something special about holding the product in your hands to know if you really want it. >.<;;

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      Miranda | Spooky Little Halloween

      August 18, 2017

      I’m excited to head to HomeGoods this weekend and hunt for Halloween. One of my Instagram friends made some good finds at one about 30 mins from me, so I am headed there!

      With Zulily, you kind of have to have the thrift store mindset to find what you’re looking for. You either have to be looking for something very specific…or be looking for a surprise treasure. They’re another one where being on their email is list helpful for keeping up with when Halloween items are released. I tend to just pop on the site and browse when I think about it. If I find something, great. If no, no harm.

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    August 31, 2017

    Target is my favorite place for novel treats. I already tried the M&M’s Cookies and Screeems and the pumpkin pie Kit Kats. I also got to try the new spooky design Kit Kats. They were fun.

    The first places I go on the 5th of July is Hobby Lobby and Michaels. The next place that usually has Samhain goodies is Kirkland’s. Some Party City stores keep their Halloween stuff out in a back room all year.

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    Anette Norwegian Halloween

    October 15, 2017

    Oh wow! I wish we had those stores here in Norway 😍 I usually shop online or at these shops called Europris and Nille :)



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