These Are the 15 Best Stocking Stuffers You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s

published Nov 25, 2022
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If there’s one place I count on to help me celebrate the seasons, it’s Trader Joe’s. I load up on everything and anything pumpkin in the fall, and when winter rolls around, I always check out the holiday-themed products. On top of fun wintery foods (Did someone say Candy Cane Joe-Joes?), TJ’s always stocks fun-yet-affordable gifts. 

This year, I perused every aisle of my local Trader Joe’s in search of stocking stuffer ideas, and I found tons of food, drink, and home products that are worth considering as gifts. Here are 15 of the best stocking stuffers you can find at Trader Joe’s, across a variety of price ranges, but all under $8. 

Because who doesn’t love a savory nut mix as an hors d’oeuvre or an afternoon snack? This one comes with almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and pecans seasoned with salt and rosemary. 

Anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate the delectable combo of cookie and Belgian dark chocolate. Dip it in coffee or just eat it alone!

3. Chocolate Peppermint Loaf & Baking Mix, $3.49

This rich mix makes a moist holiday loaf, or you can use it to make cookies. (Just follow the instructions on the back.) Either way, it’s a nice excuse for anyone to spend more time in the kitchen!

Give the entire box to someone who enjoys a cozy cup of herbal tea, or split the tea bags across multiple stockings. 

5. Mini Succulents, $2.99

Great for novices and experienced plant parents alike, these adorable mini succulents come in classic terracotta pots. 

6. Head-to-Toe Moisturizing Balm, $3.99

No matter your climate, the winter months can lead to dry skin. Help a loved one out with this hydrating balm, for use on chapped lips, flaky skin, and even flyaway hairs.

This room refresher is scented with citrus and clove, perfect for rejuvenating any room during the winter months and beyond. 

8. Pop-Up Sponges, $7.99

The pack comes with 12 compact but surprisingly robust sponges, so you can gift them all or divy them up between stockings. Just soak each sponge in water and wait for it to pop up before scrubbing.

9. Fruit & Vegetable Wash, $3.99

Help your recipient to clear the grime and germs off their produce with this fruit and veggie wash, which contains coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract, and lemon-orange extract.

One spritz, and your recipient will feel like they’re at the spa. It doesn’t just smell good — it also helps moisturize, tone, and soften the skin.

11. Dark Chocolate Bar with Caramel & Sea Salt, $2.49

This treat combines sweet and savory for the ideal little indulgence. Can’t find this one at your local store? Really, any of the chocolate bars in the TJ’s checkout make excellent stocking stuffers. 

This tangy spice works on poultry, meat, veggies, and anything else that could use a flavor boost. If you’d rather lend a spicier kick, check out TJ’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend.

What says winter holidays more than hot chocolate? Arguably nothing, so this hot cocoa stirring spoon (marshmallows included!) makes a delicious stocking addition for kids and grown-ups alike.

Who doesn’t need more hand soap? This one smells like the holidays, but it’s classic enough to up the vibes in any bathroom year-round.

Made with 100 percent New Zealand sheep’s wool, these soft and colorful trivets add interest to any kitchen. At 6.5-inch-by-6.5-inch, they’re not tiny, so snag them for XL stockings!