BLOGMAS DAY #3: Trader Joe’s Christmas Must-Haves

Trader Joe's
Photo cred: @eats.bysarah IG

Day #3 of BLOGMAS 2020 is here! Today, we’re talking Trader Joe’s. If you’re new to the blog, you should probably know that I am TRADER JOE’S OBSESSED. It’s been in Little Rock for an entire year now and I don’t know how I lived without it for 30 years of my life. It’s hands down my favorite grocery store, and for good reason. If you’re not a TJ’s fan…well…you must not have been to one before. It’s near to impossible NOT to love. And if you don’t have one where you live, I will cross my fingers and toes that they’ll open one near you really soon! It really is the best of the best for so many reasons! But, that’s a post for another day.

One of the best parts of Trader Joe’s is their seasonal goodies. It’s like a Christmas wonderland there so of course I’m loving every minute of it. I wonder who I could talk to to see about them keeping a Christmas all year round corner of the store…? Anyone?

Anyways, I wanted to share their MUST-HAVES this Christmas season with you today! PS this post may induce serious hunger cravings and drooling on your screen. πŸ˜‰ Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Let’s just jump right into today’s goodness. Shall we?

Trader Joe's Must Haves

First up on the list, we’ve got the Grump trees. I mean, how cute right? These would be perfect for a kids room or even as a little cute addition to the fireplace. Or, know any grumpy grinches on your Christmas list this year? This just might be the perfect gift for them! πŸ˜‰ They need Christmas cheer too!

Trader Joe's Grump Trees
Photo cred: @traderjoeslist IG

Next, the cutest of cute garland you NEED on your Christmas tree or on your mantle. TJ’s Handcrafted Felted Wool Garland is a must-have (if you can find it before it sells out!)

Trader Joe's Wool Garland
Photo cred: @traderjoeslittle IG

Okay, so I may or may not have made a special trip back into TJ’s this week because I completely forgot to add this goodness to my cart my first go around. You better believe I marched right back in and snagged 2 for myself. I mix a little bit of this with their half and half and it makes for quite the Christmas cup of coffee, if I do say so myself. SOO YUM! You should definitely give it a try if you’re a choc/peppermint fan! Also it’s allergy friendly! 🀩

Jingle Jangle anyone? This is so giftable and a must-have to have as a snack around the house for when that sweet tooth craving kicks in! This stuff flies off the shelves here in LR, so hurry and snag yours quick! Sweet and salty goodness all in one.

Trader Joe's Jingle Jangle
Photo cred: @traderjoeslittle IG

We can’t talk Christmas and NOT talk hot cocoa. Besides TJ’s delicious boxed (organic!) hot cocoa–you NEED these yummy hot cocoa stirring spoons! I don’t really know how you can go back to normal hot cocoa without these little treats to go with them.

Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Spoons
Photo cred: @traderjoeslittle IG

And when you need a little crunch to go with your hot cocoa, why not have the cutest cookie mug hanger? I mean…who thinks of these things? I need to meet them and give them a (socially distanced) high five for their creativity.

Trader Joes Mug Hangers
Photo cred: @traderjoeslittle IG

Let’s talk booze. Chocolate booze that is. Next (socially distant) girls night–you can be the favorite foodie of the party when you bring these Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles! YUM, YUM and more YUM.

Trader Joes Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles
Photo cred: @traderjoeslittle IG

Okay this one may be a few days late but that’s okay!! If you’re in need of an Advent this year-RUN don’t walk and snag this Advent of the Cocktail Hour! 25 days of boozy truffles sounds pretty fantastic if you ask me! πŸ˜‰ Honey Caramel? Yes please. Sign me up.

Trader Joes Advent
Photo cred: @traderjoeslittle IG

Speaking of advents, I couldn’t NOT mention the advent calendar for dogs again. Our puppers are on day 3 and they’re big fans of counting down the days to Christmas this year. So add this to your list if you’re a dog mom like me! Tell the fluffers they can thank me later.

Trader Joes Advent Calendar for Pups

Our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning hand soap because…well…#2020. Right? Add this Peppermint foaming soap to your new favorites list and snag a few next time you’re there! I know I am! I mean…can you really have too many soaps this year? I think not.

Trader Joes Peppermint Hand Soap
Photo cred: @traderjoeslittle IG

Alright, are you halfway to your local Trader Joe’s yet? I hope so! (Well, don’t drive and read blogs…that’s not very responsible of me to suggest). But, RUN friend RUN and be sure to come back here and tell me all of the goodies you found! And, if I missed anything be sure and drop your suggestions in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you find!

Questions for you:

Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? (I HOPE SO!!)

What’s been the best part of your week so far?

Any weekend plans? Is there anything festive going on where you live? Do tell…

4 thoughts on “BLOGMAS DAY #3: Trader Joe’s Christmas Must-Haves

  1. First of all, I am OBSESSED with TJ’s anyway, but boozy truffles??? I was going to go next Monday but now I’m thinking that I can’t wait that long.

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