Trader Joe’s Gift Guide

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There is no doubt that Trader Joe’s has some amazing products. I’ve recently been getting really into making gift baskets for people and I just made a couple that have tons of amazing Trader Joe’s products. I think you are gonna love them as much as I do. 

There are a couple things I consider when putting a gift basket together. 

What they like to do? 

Is this person/couple the adventure type? Maybe they like picnics in the backyard? Or movie night every night?

What they like to eat?

Are they a wine and cheese gal? Beer and Brats guy? Or maybe a Newlywed couple who loves all things chocolate!

Here is an example of a basket I recently did with some mixed gifts from Marshall’s!

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Trader Joe’s has everything you need for the people in your life! In order to add a little something extra to this basket I put in a couple things I found at Marshall’s as well!

This basket is from Marshall’s but I found this one that would work well also! 

I added a lavender chamomile candle from Marshall’s, but here is the same one you can get online!

From Trader Joe’s: 

Menage Trois wine

 This is one of my favorite wines and most people I know like it as well. If the person you’re making the basket for isn’t a red wine person, Trader Joe’s has a great selection of white wines as well!  

Brioche Toasts

Okay if you haven’t tried these then you need too! These go great with some cheese and salami. They would be the perfect addition to your gift basket. 

Dark Chocolate

Because who doesn’t love dark chocolate? But honestly there is a great selection of chocolates at Trader Joe’s, this one is just my favorite! 

Chocolate Batons

Yes you know the ones at the check stand that you always want to throw in the cart. These are a great yummy treat but also add some height to your basket. They are great fillers and delicious! 

A Card

PSA!!! Stop buying your cards anywhere besides Trader Joe’s! This will probably save you over $100 a year! Cards are stupid expensive everywhere else. At Trader Joe’s, 99 cents! I am not joking. Not to mention they are so cute.

Here are some wedding cards I got the other day! 

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Now on to some other Trader Joe’s Gift Basket Ideas. I am really sorry I don’t have all these baskets made yet because I haven’t needed to make many yet, but I wanted to list some ideas I have for the future! 


Stocking your pantry with essential spices as a newlywed can really take a toll on your finances. Receiving some important spices are a fantastic gift! Trader Joe’s has an amazing selection of spices for you to choose from. 

First, I found this basket to be perfect for this gift idea. You can fill it with:

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Ground Cinnamon

Ground Cumin

Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend


21 Seasoning Salute

You can also add in some other fun items like:

Olive oil

Balsamic Glaze

Rubber brush

And I always love to add some dish towels to cushion everything.

Dessert Lovers

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This is another great basket for newlyweds! I found this basket or this basket to go with these items: 

Giant Chocolate bar (We buy these monthly in our house…)

Chocolate Batons

Popcorn Kernels

Peanut Butter Pretzels 

Dessert wine

Seasonal Treats (No matter the season Traders Joe’s always has something yummy!)

Brownie Crisps

Add any other deserts you think they will love!

Bakers Dream

Now this one could be for the newlywed couple or someone you know who loves to bake! I do add in a couple other items I think would be great that aren’t from Trader Joe’s but the majority are and you can totally make a basket just using the Trader Joe’s items. First, here is the basket I picked for this one! 

Organic Coconut Flour

Organic sugar

Organic Powdered sugar

Baking Powder 

Cocoa Powder

Cinnamon Spice

A couple extra items  to grab in order to help fill the basket would be:


Oven Mitts

Wire Rack

Booze and Snooze Basket

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Here is the basket I found to go perfectly with this one. The basket I used in the picture wasn’t my favorite and was a little small to work with. 

I suggest grabbing a couple different beers for this basket. Trader Joe’s has some interesting choices and I listed just a couple that the beer lover in your life would enjoy.

Jumping Cow Amber

Name Tag Classic Lager

Boatswain Chocolate Stout

Trader Joes Premium Lager 

Mission St. Pale Ale

Along with the beer, throw in some of these goodies to complete the basket:


Beer Bread

Peanut Butter Pretzels

Dried Chili Spice Mangos

Popcorn Kernals or Kettle Corn 

Add any other snacks you think they might love!

This is a great gift for a dad, husband, brother, uncle, or maybe a lady who enjoys her beer!

Health Foodie

There is no doubt that Trader Joe’s carries some of the most healthy foods when compared to other grocery stores, but sometimes those things can be hard to find. Here are some of my top health foods from Trader Joe’s for the health food lover in your life!

Here is the cute basket for this one! 

Fruit (Peaches, Apples, Oranges, Plums, Bananas. Pick a theme or get them all!)

Organic Tricolor Quinoa 

Almond Butter

Ancient Grains Nuts and Granola 

Organic Black Beans

Raw Almonds

Avocado Oil

Dried Fruit

Use as much or as little fruit as you want when filling the basket. This will be the perfect gift for someone who loves to eat healthy!

Coffee Lovers

New mom, newlyweds, or just plain coffee lovers will enjoy this basket full of all things Trader Joe’s Coffee! This basket is perfect for the coffee lovers gift!

Bag coffee-single serve 


Chocolate covered coffee beans 

Cold Brew Coffee

Organic Sugar 

Dark Roast

French Roast

Medium Roast


I hope you have a blast making these baskets for your loved ones! Trader Joe’s is packed with amazing products. Don’t forget to grab one of those 99 cent cards on your way out! 

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