The $7 Aldi Storage Gem Hiding in the Seasonal Section

published Sep 19, 2023
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Although you may know German discount superstore Aldi for its affordable (and delicious) groceries and no-frills shopping experience, it quickly made a name for itself as a home decor hotspot — and we’re here for it. As summer ends and fall rapidly approaches, the grocer’s got a seemingly endless variety of pumpkin-shaped decorations, gadgets, and gems gourd fans have to check out. There’s one reusable seasonal find in particular you’re going to want to snag ASAP: Huntington Home Frosted Pumpkin Candles.

Exclusive to Aldi (which you can now shop online!), the two-wick, 14-ounce candles come in three different fall scents and colors — autumn pumpkin (orange), pumpkin pecan streusel (white), and pumpkin honeycrisp (red). Roughly the size of a softball, not only do they smell incredible, but once the candles have been burned and spent, the adorable frosted glasses can also be reused for countless purposes.  

Lasting about 70 to 80 hours of burn time, you’ll have plenty of time to smell their light fragrance — then, the fun begins. Before you recycle your candle glass, we recommend reusing the glass around the house. If you’re having a hard time getting the last of the wax out, pour hot water into the container and let it sit. The hot wax should rise to the top, and once it’s dried, you can take it out and clean the jar. You can also put the jars in the freezer and pick the rest of the wax out that way. 

The jar itself is the perfect size to fill with Halloween candy like M&Ms or candy corn, or your favorite autumn dips and sauces (think: caramel apple dip or pumpkin cheese goat dip) for your next party or Thanksgiving feast. The gourd-shaped dish is also a great accent on your kitchen counters or on your dining room table to add a touch of harvest joy to your festivities. 

If you want to go the storage route, there’s even more you can do with this festive container. Load it up with spooky items like mini spiders or slime, or use it in your bathroom for Q-tips or floss, or as a soap dish. Some other brilliant ideas include using it as a mini succulent pot; to hold sand and seashells, tea light candles (or battery-operated candles), jewelry, or miscellaneous trinkets; or as part of an elaborate table centerpiece. You could even make your own fall candles with them to give away as a sweet seasonal gift! All that for only $6.99? That’s what we call a steal.

If you’re interested in getting your very own (who isn’t?), we recommend acting fast. Word on the street — aka the Aldi Aisle of Shame Community Facebook group — is that they’re going quickly, so stock up if you see them, because they won’t last long. Luckily, you can now order them online if you’re near an Aldi store. (If you don’t live near an Aldi, you can also snag this similar Amazon option for a few dollars more.)