6 Perfect Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Host Gifts

Trader Joe's Host Gifts, turkey gravy with bow

6 Perfect Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Host Gifts ~ because for every Thanksgiving host, there’s an average of 6.87 guests, and that means a lot of us are going to need a little something-something to bring along wherever we’re headed this week.

I assume your mom brought you up to know it’s only polite to bring something special for your long suffering Thanksgiving host, sad supermarket pumpkin pies aside. TJs is the place to find fun, affordable stuff your host will love…

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Gingerbread cookie decorating kit

~ for the host with the kids who’d otherwise turn the Thanksgiving table into a fort, right about coffee time.

Trader Joe’s Turkey Kit (gingerbread with candy decorations) $7.99 ~ baked turkey cookie, ready to decorate (it’ll keep ’em busy.)

Trader Joe's Turkey Kit


 The perfect wine to pair with turkey

~ for the teetotaling host who’s famous for her cranberry mocktails.

Decoy Sonoma County Pinot Noir $16.95 ~ a light fruity red that won’t overpower the bird.

Perfect Trader Joe's wine to go with turkey


The ultimate flight of caramels

~for the harried host who needs a little pampering.

Trader Joe’s Holiday Taste Test of Caramels $5.99 each ~ they can test their tasting skills while everybody else does the dishes.

Trader Joe's tasting caramels


Extra turkey gravy

~ for the host who always runs short…

Trader Joe’s Kettle Cooked Turkey Gravy tubs $3.99 each ~ and who doesn’t love a little extra gravy?

Trader Joe's Host Gifts ~ gravy


A bouquet of Brussels sprouts

~ for the host who forgets you’re vegan. Every year.

Fresh Brussels sprouts on the stalk 3.99 + cut flowers $12.99 ~ veggie/floral arrangements are the hot new thing.

Trader Joe's host gifts, flowers


Advent Calendar for Dogs

~for the four legged host who loves to bird-dog your dinner plate. 

Salmon and sweet potato dog treats packed in a cute advent calendar $5.99…these’ll put him off the scent for sure!

Trader Joe's Advent Calendar for dogs



Prefer to make your own host gifts?

See the Holiday Food Gifts section of my recipe index…you find easy recipes like Mulled Cranberry Jelly, Sweet Red Pepper Jam, and Coffee and Cardamom Truffles to wow your hosts, whoever they are 🙂


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    November 25, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Forget all the other choices, the Brussels sprouts are the absolute best! Just like you picked them from your garden. I just wish there was a Trader Joe’s close to me. I have to drive 60 miles each way plus pay tolls of $24. Do yourself a favor and get those Brussels sprouts.

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      December 6, 2020 at 9:15 am

      Same here, without the tolls.

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    November 24, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Yes!! These are all what I would buy for myself. I love the turkey decorating kit, I want to get one for my son.

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    Andrea Metlika
    November 24, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I need those caramels and dog advent calendar for myself. Thesse are great ideas.

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    November 24, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I want that flight of caramels!

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      November 24, 2019 at 9:42 am

      That caramels are fun ~ and yummy!

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    November 24, 2019 at 8:41 am

    That gingerbread turkey looks like a great gift.

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    November 24, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Great thoughts! Thanks for the ideas!! 🙂

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