It’s that time of year again! — that time when you go into Trader Joe’s intending to only get a loaf of gluten-free sliced bread (El Hub highly recommends the one in the green bag. He says the one in the pink bag tastes like sawdust.) and leave with a cart filled with snacks and holiday gifts “allegedly” for other people, but really they’re just for you.
1. Ginger Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream ($4.99)
This is SO GOOD. I bought three tubes because #hoarders, and I’m going back for more. It smells exactly like Origins Ginger Souffle Lotion. If you’re unsure about ginger scents, ask someone who works at TJ’s if they can open a tube so you can test it out first! That’s what I did, and the sales clerk mentioned that he ended up getting one for himself, each of his aunties, his sisters and his mom.
2. Lip Treatment Duo ($3.99)
A lady I was chatting up in the beauty section said that she bought this duo last year, and she 100% recommended it if you have dry lips.
3. Gingerbread Scented Candle ($3.99)
Another recommendation from my homegirl in the beauty section. It smells just like a gingersnap!
4. Macaron Soap ($4.99)
How cute are these little soaps? You might have to tell anyone who uses your bathroom not to eat them though!
5. Face Mask Trio ($6.99)
I’m so intrigued by the Rose Gel Mask! Pro tip/hack: If you see something in a gift set that you wanna keep for yourself, just break up the set and give away the things you don’t want as stocking-stuffers. 😉
6. Exfoliating Body Scrub Trio ($7.99)
I have a full-sized exfoliating body scrub from TJ’s that I love, and I bet these minis in different scents are just as great.
7. Handwoven Recycled Newspaper Baskets ($5.99)
Each basket looks different, and they feel sturdy, too.
8. Olive Wood Serving and Cutting Board ($11.99)
These disappeared quicker than a skittish street cat at TJ’s last year.
9. Olive Wood Bowl ($5.99)
Yet another highly sought-after gift that was gone with the wind in a heartbeat last year. I’m going back on Friday to grab a few of the oblong bowls. I love how they all look so different.
Happy holiday shopping!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty and Trader Joe’s addict,