Before you start panicking, check out these top places for buying Halloween decorations this year. (Bonus: They all let you order your decor must-haves online, too.

By Madison Alcedo and Lauren Phillips
Updated September 21, 2020
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’Tis the season for Hocus Pocus (and Halloween movies on Netflix), costume parties, and piles of candy because Halloween is here—almost. No matter how far away Halloween is (it’s October 31, FYI), you can begin decking out your home with DIY Halloween decorations and finds from the best Halloween stores that are both scary and chic.

Stores are releasing more and more Halloween decorations that can seamlessly fit into your home’s aesthetic without being too cheesy. This year, our favorite places to buy Halloween decorations include Pottery Barn’s Halloween Shop featuring dishware for entertaining, and Target’s Hyde and Eek! Boutique, but there are so many more places to shop for Halloween supplies, decorations, and more.

We’ve rounded up the best stores for Halloween decorations this year so you can shop for holiday must-haves without wandering from store to store. Best of all, these Halloween stores offer online shopping (and some even have curbside pick-up), so you can shop however you like to prep for the spookiest season of all.

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The best stores for Halloween decorations

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What makes it great: Is there anything you can’t get at Amazon? Sure, it’s probably your go-to for candy already, but you can also get costumes and Halloween decorations here, all ordered straight to your door. The beauty of using Amazon as your go-to Halloween store is that you’ll find everything: It has classic Halloween offerings, of course, but if you’re willing to do a little research, you can also find unique decorations from smaller, more obscure vendors to really take your Halloween decorating to the next level, especially if you want your yard to be very scary.

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What makes it great: Crate & Barrel has a very specific aesthetic, and it brings its distinctive casual elegance to Halloween decorations, too. You’ll find plenty of geometric yard decor and chic indoor garlands and candle holders that add to your regular decor instead of clashing with it—plus doormats, table linens, and dishware to spook-ify any Halloween meal.

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What makes it great: For handmade (or small-batch) Halloween decorations, Etsy is the place to look. You’ll find plenty of spooky (and sweet) decorations made with heart here, whether you’re looking for fall pumpkins or an appropriately welcoming door wreath. Thanks to its huge number of merchants and shops, you’ll be able to find anything you want in Etsy’s online marketplace.

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What makes it great: Grandin Road is the best store for Halloween decorations if you want to go all in this October, without spending a fortune or getting absolutely terrifying. Some of its selection is plenty spooky, sure, but it’s not house-of-horror-level stuff—though it has a great array of large-scale Halloween decorations to dress up your yard and porch.

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What makes it great: Hayneedle offers home basics at an affordable price year-round—with reasonable delivery or shipping costs, too—including during the fall and Halloween season. Here, you’ll find a little bit of everything in classic silhouettes and colors, from wall art to throw pillows to yard decor. Hayneedle’s collection won’t be the most frightening or ground-breaking on the block, nor will it be the most expected, making it the perfect place to buy Halloween decorations for the person who wants to decorate a little for Halloween without making it a full-month project.

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What makes it great: For cuter Halloween decorations, turn to Kirkland’s. As a Halloween store, it offers cute outdoor porch decor, indoor ghost motifs, charming throw pillows, and more. Its selection is pretty classic, with traditional Halloween imagery and sayings all at an affordable price.

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What makes it great: Michaels is the best Halloween store if you plan to get crafty this Halloween. A well-known craft store, Michaels has a colorful array of classic decorations—think skull statuettes and fake gravestones for the yard—plus a huge variety of supplies and gear for making your own Halloween decorations (or even easy Halloween costumes). From craft pumpkins to stencils to crafting kits, it has what you need to take your Halloween decorations into your own hands.

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What makes it great: If you’re celebrating with kids this year, Oriental Trading is the place to look for kid-friendly Halloween decorations, doable crafts, tools for safely distributing candy, and more. (It even sells Halloween face masks.) Oriental Trading is especially great if you’re shopping for a group or class, as many items come in bulk.

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What makes it great: Pottery Barn has a (well-deserved) cult following for its preppy, polished, more traditional decor. Its Halloween decorations follow the same refined, well-made aesthetic, with lots of dark colors, matte metals, and wood finishes—though, in typical PB fashion, it has some elevated surprises, like a skeleton punch bowl, that will impress everyone and anyone when it’s brought out. Shop here this Halloween for plenty of skeleton, ghost, spider, and bat motifs on glassware, serving dishes, and more.

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What makes it great: Target’s annual Hyde and Eek! Halloween boutique is a great spot to shop in-store (while you’re grabbing other Target essentials) for Halloween costumes, decorations, candy, and more. Target offers drive-up pick-up for online orders plus shipping, too, so you can get your Halloween essentials however you like. Shop here for basic Halloween decor and costumes that are super affordable and on-trend, though not always super durable. With trendy decorations, though, isn’t that exactly what you want?

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What makes it great: Williams Sonoma takes a polished, food-first approached to Halloween. You’ll find plenty of baking supplies for Halloween-themed cookies and gear for cooking up a Halloween feast, plus plenty of Halloween decorations for your kitchen and dining room. Some of the decorations are plenty kitschy—it’s Halloween, after all—but it’s quality stuff you’ll use year after year.

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What makes it great: If you shop regularly at World Market, you probably have the coolest decor and home finds around. As a place to shop for Halloween decorations, World Market is great for finding a unique, eclectic variety of serving gear, wall decor, and more. If you want Halloween decorations no one else will have, this is the place to look.