Trader Joe’s Stocking Stuffers You Should Secretly Buy for Yourself
One for your stocking, one for me.
At some point this holiday season, your gift list will run too long and you won’t be able to make your hands fan out one more slice of salami for your epic charcuterie board – let alone think about stocking stuffers (by far the most forgotten holiday gift).
So when you get to that point or if you’re already there, that’s where Trader Joe’s comes in. You'll probably already be at the grocery store a lot this holiday season, so don't overlook the cult-favorite snack foods and handy household items for gifting when combing the shelves for pantry staples. The store has plenty of items that make perfect small gifts, so here’s a list of the best stocking stuffers from the store you’ll already be frequenting this holiday season.
Reusable Tote BagsStockings are useless. So instead of buying something that you have to pack away for 363 days a year, pick up a reusable tote bag that you can use year-round and fill it up with the rest of the items on this list. Now the stocking is the gift.
Grapefruit and Lemon Hand Sanitzier SprayYou can never have too much hand sanitizer (especially this year), so these sprays make a perfect stocking stuffer. The grapefruit and lemon scent is delightful, and the Aloe and Vitamin E keeps your hands from drying out.
Cookie ButterThis just might be the most talked-about thing from Trader Joe’s. It’s the kind of thing you avoid all year until one fateful night when you add it to your cart in the name of self-care, so needless to say, it makes a great gift.
Chocolate-Covered Peppermint Joe-Joe'sThe only thing better than Joe-Joe’s is chocolate covered Joe-Joe’s. And the addition of a candy cane crumble on top drives this product into excess, which is exactly what the holidays are all about, right?
This seasonal non-alcoholic brew can be enjoyed on its own or made into a mule, and the old-fashioned swing-top bottle in festive red and green will look great sticking out of a stocking.
Everything But The Bagel SeasoningAnother one of those things you definitely don’t need but would be happy to have, Everything But The Bagel Seasoning makes a perfect stocking stuffer. You can toss it on cream cheese to improve a plain bagel or use it on roasted vegetables, scrambled eggs, avocado toast, or really anything you want to be salty and crunchy and delicious.
You wouldn’t put one of those grocery store bottles of pancake syrup in anyone’s stocking. But if it’s vanilla bean infused, from a small family maker in Vermont, and from Trader Joe’s, it seems acceptable.
Tickets for a European vacation might fit better in a stocking, but this gift won’t hurt your wallet like an international getaway. For less than $10, this set includes single-origin olive oils from Italy, Greece, and Spain for a Mediterranean tasting experience.