With Christmas around the corner, your gift list is probably growing before your very eyes. Inevitably you’ll find yourself needing to pick up a last-minute holiday gift at least once this season; but never fear, Trader Joe’s is here! The neighborhood market is home to much more than your grocery essentials. The next time you make your TJ run, be sure to check out some of our suggestions for holiday gifts that are easy on the wallet, but big on Christmas joy.

photo: Karly Wood

Olive Wood Cheese Board & Cutting Board

Need a hostess gift or a present for someone you may not know that well? Trader Joe's fancy Olive Wood Cheese Board & Cutting Board is a fabulous way to say "happy holidays!" The handcrafted gift is made in Tunisia and requires no soap for maintenance. 

You can find in the front of the store for $12.99.

photo: Karly Wood

Olive Oil Trio

Trader Joe's single varietal Mediterranean Olive Oils are perfect for the foodies in your life. Your giftee will thoroughl enjoy these EVOO varieties from Italy, Greece and Spain and you'll look fancy, too.

Grab this holiday gift for just $9.99.

photo: Karly Wood

Gift Basket & Gourmet Goodies

This environment-savvy basket is handwoven and made from recycled newspaper. The eco-friendly holder can manage up to 15 pounds, so you can fill with plenty of wine and other gourment accouterments for the loved ones in your life.

Snag one before they're gone for just $5.99.

photo: Karly Wood

Cookie Trio Baking Mixes

Break up this trio of baking mixes or give them all to one person, you can't go wrong with TJ's Toffee Oat, Cinnadoodle and Triple Chocolate cookies! 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 with a cute dishcloth or whisk and you've got a fun and festive gift!

Find the trio in the baking aisle for $8.99.

photo: Karly Wood

Felted Wool Trivet

Coming in a colorful lineup as well as neutral grays, these Felted Wool Trivets are perfect for a hostess gift or as a last minute-add on. Pair with a set of pretty bowls or a baking mix for the ideal teacher gift, too!

You'll find these wool trivets near the front of the store for just $4.99 each.

Holiday Libations

Tis the season for festive liqueurs! If you're heading off to a holiday shindig, head to the liquor aisle and pick up a bottle of Egg Nog Liqueur. Made with real cream, spiced rum and french brandy, these Christmas-y treat is perfect for that upcoming party.

Find near the wine for $7.99.


photo: Karly Wood

Olive Wood Bowls

The handcrafted set of three Olive Wood Bowls are a sight to behold. Perfect for serving or decor, the made-in-Tunisia set would be perfect when paired with a baking mix.

Find the set of three in the front of the store for $29.99.

Essential Oil Collection

Great for stockings or for a fellow mom, this trio of Essential Oils makes a great gift this holiday. Each boxed set comes with three pure and additive-free oils that include, lavender, lemon and eucalyptus. Also in the box? A diffuser made from New Zealand wool!

Grab in the beauty aisle for $11.99.

Felted Wool Garland

Nine feet long and handcrafted in Nepal, this colorful felted wool garland is just what your mantle needs. Pick one along with a bottle of wine for the ultimate hostess gift.

Find near the front of the store for $8.99.

photo: Karly Wood

Nutty Popcorn Trio

Get ready for a triple threat of popcorn goodness. Each tin of Trader Joe's Nutty Popcorn Trio comes with Chocolate Almond, Macadamia Caramel Corn and Pecan Praline Caramel Corn. Bring to a party or gift to a neighbor––just don't forget to also buy one for yourself!

Find on endcaps or in the snack aisle for $6.99.

photo: Karly Wood


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.

Exfoliating Body Scrub Trio

Enjoy Brown Sugar, Citrus and Green Tea Scrub with this perfect-for-stocking stuffers trio. The simple beauty product is a great option for gal pals, tweens or teachers!

Each pack of three is just $7.99 in the beauty aisle.

photo: Karly Wood

Macaron Soap

Looking for a gift for your fave gal pal? Head to the beauty aisle on your next TJ run! The adorable Macaron Soaps come in honey, raspberry and mint scents and are perfect for rounding out a gift basket, giving as a hostess gift or to a neighbor.

You'll find in the beauty aisle or specialty endcaps for just $4.99.

photo: Karly Wood

Fantastic Florals

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!

photo: Karly Wood


TJ's has long been known for it's 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

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!


There's something for everyone come 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!


Trader's seasonal selections of candles are easy on the wallet but big on thoughtfulness. The grocer's natural candles come in at just $3.99 and are constantly changing with the holidays. Grab a few to finish off that gift basket––and don't forget one for yourself!

Gourmet Coffee & Tea

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

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.

photo: Karly Wood

Candy Cane Joe-Joe's

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.

––Karly Wood

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