We all love Trader Joe’s for the unique selection of food, the rush of getting our hands on the hottest seasonal finds, and the store’s overwhelmingly positive vibe (seriously, I feel like I’m besties with the employees every time I go).
But have you ever done your gift shopping at Trader Joe’s? A grocery store might not be the first place that comes to mind when you hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts… but I think we can agree that TJ’s is more than just a grocery store.
There’s something for everyone there, whether you’re looking for a treat to gift or non-food gifts. There are gifts for the TJ’s enthusiast in your life (it’s me, HI), or for someone who has yet to discover the TJ’s magic. Plus when it comes to price and quality, they’re nailing it.
So put down the box of chocolates from CVS and head to Trader Joe’s for the best Valentine’s Day gifts this year.
Here are the best Trader Joe's gift to shop right now
Belgian Chocolate Hearts
Everyone loves chocolate for Valentine’s Day, especially when it’s high-quality Belgian chocolate. These hearts are pretty, festive, and delish. You can’t go wrong.
Rose Hand Cream
Hand creams are like chapstick. You need one in your bag, your car, on your nightstand…everywhere. TJs is known for the quality of their hand creams and this one looks as sweet as it smells.
Felt Heart Wreath
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for teachers! Not only is it really cute, but it can be used for classroom decor year after year.
Raspberry Mousse Cakes
Trader Joe’s Mousse Cakes. IYKYK.
If you don’t know, you must.
Rose Water Facial Toner
Rose water is known for hydration and alleviating redness. This facial toner is perfect for stashing in a purse or in your car for any time you need a quick refresh.
The Cutest Reusable Bag
So this is a micro version of the iconic TJ’s shopping bag. And inside…is a reusable shopping bag! This would make the cutest Valentine’s Day gift for a Trader Joe’s lover, or really just anyone in general. My store is OUT so gift me one, pls?
Chews Me Dog Treats
Because OF COURSE your dog can be your Valentine.
Trader Joe's Cookbook
Okay so this Trader Joe’s gift idea isn’t actually available at the TJ’s store. However, it’s a great idea for the Trader Joe’s lover in your life! Written by Kelsey Lynch (you may know her as @traderjoesfoodreviews), this book is full of recipes using all of the most-loved TJ’s products.
Ricotta Cuoricini Ravioli
Make this heart-shaped ravioli for Valentine’s Day dinner.
This isn’t just one of the best Trader Joe’s gift ideas for the holidays. It works for any occasion – housewarming, mother’s day, birthdays, a casual “thinking of you.”
Truffle Hot Sauce
Two things I know to be true:
1. Every foodie loves a new hot sauce
2. Truffle makes everything better
We all love the selection of unique seasonings at TJ’s. I haven’t seen the holiday boxes of spices in-store (yet!), so keep an eye out! If you don’t spot them, you can easily curate a very cute gift set with a few of your faves (plus maybe an olive wood cutting board?)
One of the best Trader Joe’s gift ideas, IMO. TJ’s is known for their wine selection (and the prices). Not sure what to get? Here are few fan favorites:
- Bread & Butter Chardonnay
- Monique Sauvignon Blanc
- Corvelia Zinfandel
- Honey Moon Viognier