All the Trader Joe’s Holiday Treats I’m Buying This Season

Trader Joe's Holiday Treats
Source: Kathy Sisson

You know some of the people I’m really thankful for? The Trader Joe’s team members. My cart was so full for this haul of holiday treats, I was able to have a lovely conversation during checkout with two members of the TJ’s team about our holiday plans, in-laws, and the new Trader Joe’s holiday items this season.

Below, I’m sharing some of my favorite Trader Joe’s holiday standbys as well as some treats I’m excited to try, from sweet desserts to savory snacks to festive beverages. Plus, don’t forget Trader Joe’s always has the best affordable wreaths, garlands, flowers, and more to help with your decor and holiday hosting.


Sweet Treats


Dark Chocolate-Covered Gingerbread Cookie Folk

Move over holiday Starbucks cups, Trader Joe’s gingerbread house-inspired packaging is my new favorite this year. From the adorable houses on their brown shopping bags to these new soft gingerbread cookies covered in dark chocolate, the packaging 100 percent worked on me—*adds to cart*. 

Trader Joes Holiday


Dark Chocolate Star Cookies

I wait all year for these cookies to come out: delicious star-shaped shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate with white snow-like sprinkles. My daughter also loves the mini-star mint chocolate-flavored cookies. I stock up on these for daily treats all through the season, but they also look so cute as part of a holiday cookie tray.

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Danish Butter Cookies

I’m officially obsessed with the Scandinavian-style packaging for these butter cookies. Not only are they delicious, but they’ll also look so cute on the counter.

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Chocolate Caramels

For those who, like me, have a weakness for chocolate-covered caramel, Trader Joe’s has no shortage of treats to delight. I love the idea of grabbing this giant taste test package—complete with directions—for a holiday party activity. Or as a gift to someone (or yourself), grab a delectable box of Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. 

Trader Joes Holiday

Trader Joes Holiday


Mini Gingerbread People

My sister-in-law texted me a pic of these cookies with the caption, “If you don’t know, now you know.” Gingerbread cookies with white fudge frosting—yum! These gender-inclusive “gingerbread people” are just one more reason to love TJ’s. 

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Gingerbread House Kits

These cuties go fast, so grab them when you see them. Both my kids loved making their little A-frame gingerbread houses that come with everything you need for an at-home kid’s activity in this adorable package!

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Gingerbread Ice Cream

Still craving even more gingerbread? Grab a pint of TJ’s Gingerbread ice cream too! 

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Mini Chocolate Mousse Desserts

For a more sophisticated treat, try these new mini chocolate mousse desserts with a shortbread crust or these adorable mini chocolate mousse presents. Just be sure to read the label: These tiny treats need two hours to defrost in the fridge before enjoying.

Trader Joes Holiday


Hold the Cone! Peppermint Flavored

My year-round go-to treats at Trader Joe’s are the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Hold the Cones. My kids have been loving these peppermint-flavored Hold the Cones! for the holidays.

Trader Joes Holiday


Savory Treats


Brie With Truffles

This cheese had me at truffle. Since I’m hosting Christmas dinner this year, I grabbed this early to make sure it would be part of my holiday cheese board.

Trader Joes Holiday


White Truffle Popcorn

And for other truffle fans, this airy popcorn with a hint of truffle is another yummy munchable holiday snack.

Trader Joes Holiday

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Spicy Snack Bar Mix

Add this snack mix to a charcuterie board or a bowl for a perfect holiday happy hour appetizer. A not-so-spicy mix is also available. 

Trader Joes Holiday


Panoply of Organic Italian Pasta

While not technically a savory “snack,” pasta is certainly a treat in my book. This pretty package comes with five organic pastas, including lemon-flavored torchietti. I’m considering it a holiday gift to myself.

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Holiday Beverages


Candy Cane Green Tea

According to TJ’s Fearless Flyer, this tea garnered a surprisingly enthusiastic response when it was launched in 2009. It continues to be a holiday favorite 13 years later because it’s “astonishingly evocative of an actual candy cane.”

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O’Nog Non-Dairy Oat Beverage

For eggnog lovers hoping to go light on the dairy this season, try this oat-based O’Nog with a spot of rum or whiskey for a holiday cocktail—or add it to your espresso for a seasonal coffee.

Trader Joes Holiday


Triple Ginger Brew

Grab this ginger brew for all your holiday mule recipes, like the berry mules on our festive drinks recipe list!

Trader Joes Holiday


Sparkling Pomegranate Punch Beverage

Pomegranate is another festive flavor to drink on its own or use to create holiday cocktails.

Trader Joes Holiday


Sparkling Cranberry & Ginger Beverage

A friend texted me this very photo of the packaging, which includes a recipe to make it a cocktail—or a mocktail—perfect if you’re pregnant this season and still want a way to toast to the end of 2022!

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Sugar Plum Sparkling Beverage

For those looking to make festive mocktails this season—whether pregnant, under 21, or trying to drink less alcohol, consider TJ’s Sugar Plum Sparkling Beverage! I’ll admit I haven’t tried it, but for under $4, this seems like a low risk worth taking.

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Ugly Sweater Red Blend

And for those who like a little libation, consider this year’s Ugly Sweater Red Blend for under $10. As a loyal fan of Trader Joe’s Tribunal Red Blend (another wine under $10) I’m willing to test this one out for holiday parties this year. This wine has notes of raspberry, strawberry, and cinnamon spice, plus a super fun label!

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This article was previously published at an earlier date and has been updated for timeliness.

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