20 Of The Very Best Trader Joe's Holiday Items That Are On Shelves Right Now

    Get 'em before they're gone.

    If you, like me, are eager to get into the holiday spirit, it’s as easy as going to your local Trader Joe’s. In addition to being front and center on all of the displays, their holiday items are scattered everywhere throughout the store right now, from the freezer cases to the bakery section.

    holiday items on display at Trader Joe's

    As I wandered through every aisle, I discovered a (new-to-me) hack: the product signs for the holiday items are labeled “seasonal limited holiday.” (This seems obvious as I write it, but I swear I've never noticed it before on previous holiday trips.) If you see that on the label, you’ll want to grab these products ASAP, since they're here for a short amount of time.

    hand pies and almond kringles at Trader Joe's

    To help you decide which ones to snag, I filled my cart and tried as many products as would fit. As a recipe tester for several baking cookbooks (and an avid holiday baker myself), I like to think I know my way around seasonal treats. These were my clear winners:

    A holiday display at Trader Joe's

    1. Gluten Free Triple Ginger Muffins

    2. Belgian Cookie Trio

    hand holding a box of cookies

    3. Ridge Cut Potato Chips Seasoned with Horseradish & Chives

    4. Advent Calendar for Dogs

    dog holding onto an advent calendar for dogs

    5. Butter Toffee Pretzels

    bag of butter toffee pretzels at trader joe's

    6. Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Chardonnay Wine

    multiple wedges of toscano cheese

    7. Eggplant Parmigiana Sfogliatelle

    hand holding a bag of eggplant parmigiana sfogliatelle

    8. Sweet & Salty Snack Mix

    multiple bags of sweet and salty snack mix

    9. Cookie Mug Hangers

    box of cookie mug hangers

    10. Brussels Sprouts Stalks

    box of brussels sprouts stalks

    11. Stepping It Up Spicy Snack Bar Mix

    a few canisters of spicy snack bar mix

    12. This Classic Ivory Pillar Candle

    close up of pillar candle on shelf

    13. Pão de Água Portuguese Rolls

    14. Baton Lover’s Quartet

    a blue canister of multiple flavors of wafer cookies

    15. Trader Joe’s Puff Pastry

    four boxes of puff pastry in freezer case

    16. Crispy Vegetable Pouches

    A bag of veggie pouches from Trader Joe's

    17. Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Stirring Spoon

    several stirring spoons clipped to the wall

    18. Trader Joe's Caramel Sea Salt Chips

    hand holding a tan-colored bag of caramel baking chips

    19. Herbs de Provence Potato Wedges

    20. Coins of the World

    Coins of the World

    Which Trader Joe's holiday products have you tried and loved? Tell me in the comments!