13 Little Luxuries (for $10 or Less!) to Pick Up at Trader Joe’s

updated Dec 15, 2020
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You’re likely already stocking up on tons of groceries at Trader Joe’s to stuff yourself with for the holidays … so why not stock up on some stocking stuffers while you’re at it? (That was wordy, but worth it, right?!)

If you’ve ever braved Trader Joe’s during the holiday season, you know that the store seriously steps up its gift game this time of year. The aisles are filled with limited-edition favorites, festively packaged boxes and tins of goodies, and extra luxurious beauty buys that will delight anyone on your list. Don’t believe me? Here are 13 super-fun (and inexpensive!) finds I found on my last trip.

Pick up any of these items for stocking stuffers, white elephant presents, socially distant deliveries, or little luxuries to spoil yourself.

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1. Graprefruit & Lemon Hand Sanitizing Spray, $1.99 for 2 ounces

If there ever was a year to give out hand sanitizer for the holidays, this is IT. The Trader Joe’s version comes in a sweet spray bottle, smells amazing, and even looks a little luxe.

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2. Butter Toffee Pretzels, $2.99 for 10 ounces

If you’d rather not gift this sweet treat in its original packaging, decant it into a mason jar and put a bow on top! These mini salted pretzels are coated in toffee and taste like happiness.

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3. Taste of Vermont Organic Maple Syrup, $9.99 for four bottles

Why get only one bottle of maple syrup when you can get four? This set of authentic Vermont maple syrup makes a great gift for breakfast-lovers who like to go overboard on the syrup situation.

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4. Chocolate Passport, $10

The Chocolate Passport, filled with single-origin chocolate bars, is back just in time for the holidays. (Do you think anyone will remember that I gave them the same thing last year?)

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5. Taste Test of Caramels, $6 for 12

No one will admit it, but the best part of every box of chocolates is taking a bite out every single one and trying to guess the flavors. This gift set from TJ’s makes a game out of it, stuffing the box with 12 chocolate covered caramels — all with unique flavor profiles.

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6. Nutty Popcorn Trio, $7 for 16.5 ounces

When in doubt, popcorn is the move. Specifically, this nutty popcorn blend with almonds, macadamia nuts, and pecan pralines. It’s the kind of casual holiday present that people can break into right away. And they WILL.

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7. Rainbow of Honey, $9.99 for six 4-ounce bottles

This aesthetically pleasing set of gorgeously hued honeys make the perfect gift set. This “rainbow” includes clover, sunflower, orange blossom, eucalyptus, macadamia, and cashew honey. And the honeys are made in the United States, Ukraine, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.

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8. Montezuma’s Chocolate Truffle Collection, $8

The only thing cooler than this truffle assortment? The graphic, colorful box they come in.

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9. The Spice Market Curated Seasoning Blend Set, $9.99 for five jars

Trader Joe’s packaged up five of their most popular seasoning blends and put them together in one box. Expect to find Spicy Italian Style Sprinkle Seasoning with Fennel, Cocoa Cinnamon Sugar Blend, Everything But the Elote Seasoning Blend, Chile Lime Seasoning Blend, and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend.

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10. Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream Trio, $7.99

I love Trader Joe’s classic hand cream so much that I squealed when I stumbled upon this set. It comes with coconut oil, avocado oil, and marula oil. With all the hand washing we’re doing these days, anyone can appreciate this.

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11. Centerpiece Wreath, $7.99

Decorate a holiday table with these fresh-smelling wreaths that double as centerpieces. TJ’s recommends putting a thick pillar candle in the center to light up the room.

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12. Mediterranean Olive Oil Gift Set, $9.99 for three 8.5 ounce bottles

One can never have enough olive oil. (It’s the best gift.) This gift set includes bottles from Italy, Greece, and Spain, so you can help a loved one fill her pantry shelves.

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13. Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, $3.99 for 1 pound

For those who don’t have the time to make homemade cookies for contact-free holiday deliveries, give the gift of a cookie mix and let your friends do the work. Just one of these festive tins makes 24 cookies.

What little luxuries are you stocking up on at Trader Joe’s this season?