Easy Gifts With Trader Joe’s Products!

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Exciting news! I am now a contributor to Trader Joe’s List! The blog is about all things Trader Joe’s and its wonderful products. I was absolutely thrilled and flattered to be asked to contribute to this great blog that has almost 79K Instagram and 56K Twitter followers! My first post for them was how to put together fabulous gift baskets using products from Trader Joe’s.

1. Holiday Delicacies Gift Crate

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This is perfect for teachers, family friends, or someone else you want to do something nice for but don’t want to spend a ton of money! I picked some of my Trader Joe’s favorites for this fantastic gift. Everything I’ve chosen is delicious, but you can choose more or less expensive things depending on your budget. These are the items I used:

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To make this beautiful gift, start with a medium-sized crate from Michaels (or use a wide, flat basket from home). Line the bottom of your crate with clear plastic wrap, newspaper, or recycled grocery bags. This prevents little pieces of straw from falling out of the bottom.

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Fill the crate with straw and arrange your items as you see fit. Larger items in the back, smaller in the front. A few tips: I took the dark chocolate orange out of the box for a better visual and I shook the pecan bag because they had settled. I also took the Cookie Butter Cups (yum!) out of the plastic container and sprinkled them around for a more festive look!

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Here’s a list of the exact products:

-Milk Chocolate Belgium Crisps ($2.49)
-Dark Chocolate Orange Break ($2.99)  – these are divine and so much to “break” open!
-Holiday Peppermint Cremes ($2.99)
-Dark Chocolate Cookie Butter Cups ($4.99)
-Holiday Chocolate Minty Mallows ($2.99)
-Pecan Halves ($4.49)
-Holiday Sea Salt Caramel Candy ($1.99)
-Sparkling Apple Cider ($2.49)
-3” Christmas Tree in a Gold Pot ($4.49)
-Medium-sized crate from Michaels (reg. $9.99 but with a 40% off coupon it is $5.99).
-Straw filling ($4.99) from Michaels (this is enough for multiple gift crates).
-Ribbon (Optional or use what you have on hand; mine is from The Container Store)

Total = $40.89 + tax

I love this gift because you can also switch out the cider for a nice bottle of wine (or two!).

And here’s another great gift for about $15…

Beautiful Assorted Fruit and Pinecone Crate

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A basket of fresh fruits is always a welcome gift! This one mixed with pine cones smells absolutely divine. And it’s so pretty that it can be left out on the kitchen counter for everyone to enjoy. I love this gift for neighbors, bosses, and teachers; it’s a little more personal than a gift card.

To get this “color blocking” look, put the pinecones in first, then the fruit.

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You can even wrap it with burlap ribbon to give it a more earthy feel. (I kind of like the bright red ribbons with the fruit, though.)

These are the items I used:

-Bag of D’Anjou Organic Pears ($2.69)
-Bag Jazz Apples ($2.69)
-Bag of Tangerines ($2.99)
-Bag of Pinecones ($2.99 from Michaels)
-Medium Crate ($5.99 from Michaels after 40% off coupon)
-Straw (used leftover from first gift)
-Ribbon (Optional or use what you have on hand; mine is from The Container Store)

Total = $14.36 + tax

What are your favorite items at Trader Joe’s? They have such fabulous seasonal items right now – you cant get really creative to make easy gifts with Trader Joe’s products.

 

Be sure to check out the full DoSayGive Holiday Gift Guide for more thoughtful gift ideas!

Happy Giving!

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Sources For My Easy Gifts with Trader Joe’s Products: 

Food: Trader Joe’s

Crate: Michaels ($9.99 but with 40% off coupon it’s $5.99)

Straw: Michaels ($4.99)

Red Heringbone Ribbon: The Container Store ($7.99)

Natural Glitter Burlap Ribbon: The Container Store ($8.99)

Enclosure Card: The Container Store ($3.49 for 6)

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