I think it goes without saying that Trader Joe’s is the Disney World of grocery stores. TJ’s (as it is affectionately called) has everything you’d ever want/need/dream of beyond just groceries. TJ’s is one of the best stores all year-round, but there’s something about that place during the holidays that is just downright magical. Whether you’re looking for sweets, appetizers, drinks or holiday classics, TJ’s has got you covered. Check out some of these TJ’s exclusive holiday items to add to your Christmas list, err-I mean grocery list.
1. Trio of holiday cookie mixes
This tower of absolute cookie heaven will make for the perfect gift for your favorite baker or the perfect excuse to spend the evening baking during holiday break!
2. Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s
Joe-Joe’s are Trader Joes’ version of Oreo cookies….but better. Yes, I said it. This holiday version includes bits of actual candy cane in it and I guarantee you won’t be able to eat less than one whole row at a time.
3. Astounding Multi-flavor Joe-Joe’s
Now take those round cookies of perfection, and cover them in chocolate. Boom. That’s it. That’s the whole story.
4. Sugar glazed Lebkuchen Cookies
These German holiday cookies are the perfect love child of a gingerbread cookie meets black & white cookie. The pillow-like texture will melt in your mouth and have you considering celebrating Christmas the German way this year.
5. Hot Cocoa Dunkers
Dunkers are the TJ’s version of a biscotti, and these are sure to make your next cup of coffee or hot chocolate 8,492 times better.
6. Gingerbread Crisps
Whether you choose to accept it or not, there’s no such thing as the holidays without gingerbread. These gingerbread crisps are the perfect twist on a holiday classic and pair perfectly with your hot cocoa.
7. Holiday Ornament Cookie Decorating Kit
This holiday cookie kit is the perfect activity for your Friendsmas party this year. Not only does it come with four different shapes, but it also includes all the icing and sprinkles your Christmas-loving heart could desire.
8. Gingerbread House Kit
This gingerbread house making kit is unlike any other because it is based on a traditional German “Hexen Haus” and includes the cutest little candy family & reindeer. Still considering celebrating German Christmas? Me too.
9. The Holiday Cookie Tins
These cookies are the universal symbol of the holidays, in my humble opinion, because you are guaranteed to find them on the kitchen counter at every holiday party. At TJ’s, there is no shortage of variety for you to choose from!
10. Hot Cocoa O’s
Like Cheerios, but make it Christmas.
11. Candy Cane Green Tea
The perfect way for tea lovers to get festive with this blend of vanilla, cinnamon, mint and green tea.
12. Gingerbread Coffee
For the coffee lovers out there, TJ’s is keeping your next cup of “Joe” festive & cozy.
13. Holiday Coffee-Cup Celebration
Five holiday flavored k-cups for all of your cheery coffee needs.
14. Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage
Non-dairy holiday drinks are the reason for my season, especially this one.
15. Every. Egg Nog. Ever.
Egg Nog for every type of person!
16. All of the ciders
Move over apple juice. The holidays call for cider and TJ’s has no shortage of options.
17. Cidre Brut
For the 21+ crowd! Try either the apple or pear flavored cidre brut for a spiked holiday classic.
18. Pastry Stout
These chocolate babka and tiramisu pastry stouts are perfect for those holiday recipes that call for some stronger ingredients.
19. Ginger Brew
This ginger brew makes for the perfect addition to any of your holiday drinks so time to start Pinteresting recipes.
20. Naughty & Nice Dog Treats & Gingerbread Dog Treats
Because your pupper deserves some holiday goodies too.
21. Bacon-wrapped Dates
Your holiday appetizer platter will thank you later.
22. Hot Cocoa Galore
Get the classic or be ~adventurous~ and try out a new flavor.
23. Dark Chocolate Mint Marshmallows
Stop ! Settling ! For ! Plain ! ‘Mallows! In ! Hot ! Cocoa !
24. Holiday Popcorn Tins
Sorry, Boy Scouts. TJ’s has got me covered this year.
25. Peppermint Bark & Peppermint Cremes
You can’t go wrong with a classic! BTW, these peppermint cremes might just de-throne Thin Mints as the best cookies, but you didn’t hear it from me.
All photos courtesy of Miranda Torres