Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry
Minty Mallows. $2.99 at Trader Joe's.
All photos by Laine Doss
The countdown to Christmas is here and we're not sure about you, but we're way behind on our shopping, not to mention planning the Christmas party. We have no time to bake cookies from scratch and prepare a holiday ham.
That's why we're thanking our lucky stars for Trader Joe's. The shelves are stocked with easy-to-prepare Christmas goodies like pre-roasted chestnuts, sugar cookie mix, and eggnog ice cream. Instead of stressing, visit Trader Joe's, pick up these ten items, and have yourself a stress-free Christmas.
Trader Joe's is open Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is closed on Christmas Day.
10. Glitter Tree
These adorable little live trees are pre-decorated with glitter for an instant tabletop decoration. Afterward, plant the little guy in your backyard ($4.99).
9. Spiced Cider
The holidays aren't official without warm cider. Heat up straight from the bottle or spike with a little rum or bourbon for an instant holiday classic ($2.99).
It's the classic holiday snack made easy. Even if you don't have an "open fire" to roast these on, you can still pop these pre-shelled beauties in the oven for a taste of Christmas ($3.99).
7. Sugar Cookie Mix
Sure, Santa wants cookies, but do you really have time to bake from scratch when you also have to pick up your parents at the airport? Buy this mix (complete with frosting). We'll never tell Jolly Old Saint Nick ($2.99).
6. Eggnog Ice Cream
It's Christmas-meets-Miami. Try a scoop on warm pumpkin or pecan pie for an awesome dessert ($3.99).
Having a holiday cocktail party? Pop a few boxes of pups in the oven and serve with some mustard sauce. It's a retro-cool party snack that goes perfect with Nat King Cole on the radio and Frosty the Snowman on the TV ($4.99).
You need bubbles to make a proper holiday toast. At $6.99 a bottle, you can afford to buy extra for Christmas day mimosas.
3. Pomegranate Seeds
Add a few pomegranate seeds to your champagne, sprinkle on salads or ice cream for a festive touch of color and flavor in just about everything ($5.99).
2. Spiral Ham
What's Christmas without a ham? These are fully cooked and come with a glaze. Just pop in the oven ($3.69/pound).
1. Sparkling Juice
If you're having guests over for the holidays, show them some love by substituting the booze for delicious sparkling juices at some point in the evening, ensuring everyone gets home safely to open presents in the morning. Serve in champagne flutes, garnish with fruit and they might not even know the difference ($2.49).
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