Last-Minute Holiday Gifts You Can Grab at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's gifts everyone will love Kate Loweth

There’s something for everyone on your list at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s

The holiday season is here—are you looking for that last-minute gift idea? No need to make a separate run to the mall, just head to your local Trader Joe’s. The grocer has the perfect selection of quick gifts, including Trader Joe’s gift cards, beauty products, home decor, and more. Your recipients will be thrilled with whatever you pick out for them—we know it. And don’t forget to pick up the best Trader Joe’s holiday products while you’re there!


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Felt Ball Wreath

Felt ball wreath is a Trader Joe's gift idea
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What says “I love Trader Joe’s and I love the holidays” more than a festive wreath made out of colored or white felt balls? Gift it with a bottle of wine. $19.99

Gummy Bear Flavored Lip Duo

Trader Joe's gifts: Gummy Bear Flavored Lip Duo
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New for 2022: The word on TikTok is that this is a pretty close dupe to the favorite set from Lineage but we’ll leave that judgment to you. We love this option as a stocking stuffer. Get it for $6.99

Crackling Red Fruits in the Forest Candle

Trader Joe's gifts: Crackling Red Fruits in the Forest Candle
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New for 2022: These have a wood wick so you’ll think you’re sitting by the fire this holiday season. $9.99

Grump Tree

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Whether you’re feeling a little Grinchy or you’re short on space to decorate, these adorable little trees are the perfect accent to warm your home and your heart. The skinny evergreen Cyprus trees are wrapped in a red ribbon and topped with a single red ornament. Perfect to bring to your neighbor’s Christmas party. $9.99

Moisturizing Lip Balm Set

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The mango flavor tops our list but with six to choose from, you’ll definitely find one that suits your mood. $5.99

Hot Cocoa Polar Bear

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New for 2022: These take hot cocoa bombs to the next level and we.are.here.for.it. They make the perfect stocking stuffer or gift to go along with your gift card. $1.99

Olive Wood Cutting Boards

Trader Joe's gifts: Olive Wood Cutting Boards

We love these for charcuterie any time of year and Trader Joe’s has a pretty epic cheese selection to get the party started. $12.99

Chocolate Passport

Trader Joe's gifts everyone will love
Kate Loweth

Go on a journey of indulgence with these too-cute boxes of chocolates that take you to Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, The Dominican Republic, Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome, and Tanzania. Perfect for the chocolate lover on your list. $9.99

Paperwhites

Trader Joe's gifts: paperwhite bulbs
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These are an inexpensive addition to any gift this holiday season and they are pretty fool-proof as well. $3.99

Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles

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Whether you gift these to the mailman or your child’s teacher, we know they’ll love these tiny chocolates with a kick. $6.99

Merry & Bright Skin Care Trio

Trader Joe's gifts: Merry & Bright Skin Care Trio

Vitamin C serum, face mask, and lip balm are the favorite products that make it into this set for just $9.99. 

Candle Trio

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Cranberry pine, fresh currant, and nutmeg are the holiday scents that make up this fun trio. $7.99

Hand-Woven Newspaper Basket

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These baskets are a great size for displaying those holiday books by the fireplace or for tucking in a snuggly blanket. $6.99

Olive Wood Bowl Trio

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For $29.99, you can snag this set of three that’s perfect for displaying your Jingle Jangle at your holiday party. 

Jingle Jangle

Cookies, chocolate, candies, pretzels, oh my! The coveted Jingle Jangle tin makes the perfect hostess gift (or maybe even a little gift to yourself!).

Find it in the seasonal section for $10.

Hot Chocolate Sticks

Trader Joe’s

Perfect as a family gift or to bring for a hostess, these hot chocolate sticks will power any giftee through the chilly winter.  They are made with 46% dark cocoa, with cocoa butter and pure cane sugar and fashioned into 3.5-inch sticks that dissolve when stirred for two to three minutes. 

You can pick up a 7 ounce box for $3.29.

Cookie Mixes

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Whether you break up this trio of baking mixes or give them all to one person, you can’t go wrong with TJ’s variety of cookie mixes. After all, the holidays are all about getting your bake on, but not everyone has the desire to make cookies from scratch. Perfect for teachers or neighbors, pair a mix with a cute dishcloth or whisk and you’ve got a fun and festive gift! This year, Trader’s has Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix and a delicious Pfeffernüsse Cookie Mix.

Find these mixes in the baking aisle starting at $2.99 each.

Felted Wool Trivets

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Multiple colors are available this year, perfect for dressing up your holiday table. $4.99

Peppermint Cream, Gingerbread & Egg Nog Liqueur

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Want to spice up that holiday beverage? Just top it off with a little Peppermint Cream, Gingerbread, or Egg Not Liqueur! Made with vodka, these come in at $7.99.

Felted Wool Garland

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Three colors to choose from and some are even seeing a mini version of these, perfect for your Elf on the Shelf holiday display. $9.99

Mistletoe

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Meet me under the mistletoe! This preserved product is meant to last the entire season and would make a sweet gift for the loved ones in your life.

A box is just $2.49 and can be found near the front of the store.

Trader Joe’s Gift Card

Can you ever go truly wrong with a gift card? Let your family and friends grab their fave products on their own time when you wrap up a Trader Joe’s gift card that can be used in any store at any time.

Fantastic Florals

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No need to spend copious amounts of moolah on a seasonal floral bouquet, especially when you hit up Trader’s. Before you check out, sample the amazing holiday bouquets, classic bunches and glam greenery that always lines the buckets of the grocer’s floral department. You’ll never need to show up at a holiday shindig empty-handed again!

Wine

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TJ’s has long been known for its excellent and well-priced array of wine and this holiday you can take full advantage. Whether your giftee loves a good import or prefers a subtle sauvignon blanc, you can easily shop the vino department with confidence that whatever you choose, it has Joe’s stamp of approval––and it won’t break the bank.

Cheese, Please

Good Trader Joe's gifts include a variety of cheese
Trader Joe’s

Cinnamon Toscata, Chimay Autumn Cheese, Baked Blood Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta––these are just a few of the decadent cheeses at your fingertips at TJ’s. Pick up a few unique wedges and pair with chocolates, crackers or wine for the perfect hostess gift!

Chocolate

Trader Joe’s

There’s something for everyone for the holidays at Trader Joe’s! Sink your teeth into Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, the Taste Test of Caramels or Dark Chocolate Liqueur Cherries. Keep an eye out for specialty assortments, too!

Gourmet Coffee & Tea

Trader Joe’s

Help your loved ones cozy up this holiday with beautifully packaged teas and coffees that only Trader Joe’s can do. Tins of teas and artful bags of coffee make great gifts that are easy to snag on your next TJ run.

All the Nog Products

Trader Joe’s

Egg nog, almond nog, Greek whole milk yogurt egg nog––oh my! Nothing says the holidays like a nosh-worthy nog product! Pick up a few to wish your fam and friends a festive season on your weekly grocery run.

Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

Karly Wood

We’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s coveted Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s! Loved one, neighbor, teacher or friend, you can’t go wrong picking up a few boxes of these to keep around for last-minute gifts. Top with a red bow––or maybe a half-gallon of milk––there’s no wrong way to Joe Joe.

Additional reporting by Karly Wood

 

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