Eeeeeeks! You guys, it’s SHAY’S ULTIMATE TRADER JOE’S CHRISTMAS POST!
This morning, I woke up on Nantucket SO EXCITED to celebrate Stroll this weekend! I flew up here yesterday by myself and then today, most of my peeps and my parents are joining me. We are R-E-A-D-Y to celebrate Christmas on our favorite little island 🙂 .
Before I left this week, I visited my local Trader Joe’s and it was DECKED for the holidays with so many of my favorite Christmas goodies. If you are gearing up to go, now is the time. If you’ve never been before, NOW IS THE TIME! I love Trader Joe’s all year long, but right now is when it SHINES!
Grab a coffee and settle in for my ULTIMATE TRADER JOE’S CHRISTMAS POST! You will want to head there straight away when we’re done.
As a reminder, we have a g-free house, so I am very limited to what I can put in my cart, but I’m including both “regular” and “g-free” here for a complete guide.
Okay, make a list, check it twice and go grocery shopping. Here are my favorite finds just in time for the holidays…
Just a bite of this after dinner is the perfect dessert! If you like the Williams-Sonoma version, you will love this too (and the price!). It’s also in a really cute tin so it makes an excellent holiday gift.
Yes, yes! You need these to stir your…
…hot cocoa! The directions say to add with water, but we’ve been adding it with warm milk. Speaking of which…
…grab you some peppermint hot chocolate and peppermint mini marshmallows too!
Nothing goes better with cocoa than…
…these chocolate covered minty marshmallows! Again, one little bite is decadent enough to be the perfect after dinner treat!
Sheaffer told me to…and I did!! She suggested putting it on a cracker with some cheese. Let me say, a cracker with cheese, some of this amazing goodness and a bit of chopped green onion will make you SO HAPPY!!! It really could do a billion things for you this holiday season!
STOCK. UP. This is a seasonal mix and my VERY FAVORITE Trader Joe’s sells! It’s the perfect little afternoon treat and/or bar mix for happy hour. You’ll love it! But don’t forget…
…they have SPICY too!! It’s not super, super spicy, it’s just really nice and flavorful.
Perfect on your Christmas charcuterie board or with dip!
Well, they swapped out the leaf chips for festive stockings and trees. If you buy these chips, make sure you make this…
…my Sausage Migas Breakfast Casserole 🙂 . Yours will be fun because it will be all Christmas-y!
This right here, in my opinion,…
…is their BEST holiday item. Jingle Jangle. So, this is not gluten-free and therefore, for years, I didn’t buy it. But I promise you when I say, IT’S THE MOST SUGGESTED TRADER JOE’S ITEM FROM YOU TO ME EVER. Seriously, I’ll post on here or Instagram in like July and say “what should I buy from Trader Joe’s” and a dozen of you will comment back and say “well, it’s not in season, but when it is, make sure you buy Jingle Jangle”. It’s like they took every cookie, popcorn, cracker, candy they make all year long, poured chocolate over it and stuck it in the tin. It is amazing. This week, I bought EIGHT TINS! I bought some for us and some to gift. It’s delicious and festive and oh so amazing.
It has their Unexpected Cheddar in it. YUM!!!!
You should buy both the Black Pepper Toscano Cheese and…
…the Toscano dusted with cinnamon. YUM! We also bought this to go on our board…
…the White Truffle Popcorn! We’ve already enjoyed the entire bag!
These Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Almonds! They’re so delish!! They would be super cute as a little gift or easy just to put out and make any evening a little more festive. These were not out yet when I stopped by on Tuesday, but I was told they *should* be out next week.
Just do it. Trust me. Do. It.
So festive, right?! AND GLUTEN-FREE!! It’s an individual portion size too, so if you’re looking for just one g-free dessert/breakfast to have on hand for someone, here you go! Speaking of which…
Whether you buy the g-free version or the “normal” version, buy them. Just buy them.
Kensington says these tasted like “eating the North Pole”. We all loved these so much, but our g-free girl especially loved them!! She even gave them as gifts to a few friends!
Okay, a few holiday finds I saw but didn’t buy…
…tons of holiday inspired beverages, both with and without alcohol.
Yummy cookie mixes! They even have jars to gift of pre-poured ingredients in adorable mason jars!
English toffee…my absolute favorite candy!!
How cute are these tins of Danish butter cookies?!
Dark chocolate covered Peppermint Joe Joes?! Yes, please!
These little cookie mug hangers are ADORABLE!!! I so wish they had been g-free! My kids would have loved these!
Speaking of which, their gingerbread houses are so cute too!!!
They have cookie kits for decorating…
…and mini dark chocolate stars too.
My happy place 🙂 .
Look at these cute mini gingerbread people!
And seasonal baked goods galore!
Needless to say, friends, get yourselves to Trader Joe’s. STAT!!
Now, if this is your first time to shop…
…make sure you first check out my FIRST TIMERS GUIDE TO TRADER JOE’S which includes a printable shopping list!
That wraps up Trader Joe’s Thursday! What did I miss? If I missed something for our holiday shopping guide, please comment and share!
I’ll see you tomorrow from Nantucket! xx