Trader Joe’s Holiday Must List


boxes of candy cane joe-joes Is it even the holidays without a box of Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s from Trader Joe’s? If you have never been to TJ’s, as I affectionately call it, add it to your shopping list and pick up some of these delicious holiday treats and festive home decor items. You can thank me later! Don’t wait to shop–these favorites sell out quickly!

Cookies, cookies, cookies

If you are like me and love holiday cookies but don’t have the time to bake them, Trader Joe’s has you covered. Grab some or all of these to make a show-stopping holiday cookie plate.

Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s, are a must! Think an Oreo with creamy peppermint filling, come in both regular and gluten-free varieties. For the Joe-Joe’s trifecta, add some Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe-Joe’s. Don’t forget to grab a pint of Peppermint Joe-Joe’s Ice Cream while you are at it.

Dark Chocolate Stars are a deliciously adorable shortbread cookie treat. Pair them with Dark Chocolate Mini Star chocolate cookies and some cocoa and you are set.  If you can get your hands on TJ’s Hot Cocoa Ornaments you don’t even need to add marshmallows, they come in these adorable ornaments that are 100% edible, or in this case drinkable. Don’t forget a box of Cookie Mug Hangers. These adorable gingerbread man-shaped cookies are made to hang off the side of a mug or cup! 

Looking for something sweet and salty? Grab a bag of White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Slims.

If you like baking, grab a box of Gingerbread cake and cookie mix or Chocolate Peppermint loaf and baking mix

For the home

Trader Joe’s is the place for fresh holiday greenery! Their fresh wreaths and door swags are beautiful and smelled amazing. When I was there, I saw a colorful selection of poinsettias for only $4.99! They also had mini glitter Christmas Trees in cute holiday pots that would look great on any dining table. Cinnamon brooms and scented pinecones are a great addition to any holiday display.


I am a fan of Trader Joe’s candy all year long, but they really pull out all the stops for the holidays. 

Trader Joe’s English Toffee with Nuts is one of my favorites.  Bite-sized pieces of chocolate-covered toffee covered in nuts are a wonderful addition to a holiday treat plate. It comes in large containers or in snack-sized bags, perfectly portioned for a stocking stuffer.

Their festive holiday collection of winter-themed white, milk, and dark chocolates are almost too cute to eat and make great gifts!

For the ultimate chocolate lover on your list grab a Pound Plus Milk Chocolate Bar. If you are looking for a smaller chocolate bar, try the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s Dark Chocolate bar. This dark chocolate bar with Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s and candy cane pieces is a no-brainer addition to your cart.

If chocolate is not your thing, try the Scandinavian Tidings, holiday-shaped gummy candies. White Stars, green trees, and red ornaments make this bag of goodies as festive as it is delicious! Or Mini Peppermint Meringues, which are light, minty, and perfect as an after-dinner treat.

Impressive gifting ideas

Grab a few Belgian Cookie Collection tins for friends or neighbors. This big red tin is full of 12 different varieties of cookies. Coming in at more than two pounds of cookie deliciousness this is an impressive gift that tastes even better than it looks.

A tin of Jingle-Jangle is great for snacking. Everything inside is covered in milk and dark chocolate, including mini pretzels, peanut butter cups, Joe-Joe’s pieces, and caramel corn.

Crafty treats

Keep the family occupied with a Gingerbread House Kit. This adorable DIY kit comes with all you need to have the fanciest gingerbread house on the block, including tiny little marzipan people.

Believe it or not, this isn’t even all of the holiday offerings you can find at Trader Joe’s! Check out Trader Joe’s Holiday Fearless Flyer for even more inspired ideas.

What are your favorite Trader Joe’s holiday items? 


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