14 Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays

Even if Aldi isn’t your supermarket of choice for weekly shopping, you may want to put it on your “nice list” when seeking holiday bargains.

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Even if Aldi isn’t your supermarket of choice for weekly shopping, you may want to put it on your “nice list” when seeking holiday bargains. At this time of year, the German discount grocer stocks an assortment of rotating seasonal items, including imports from Europe, that are ideal for entertaining and gift giving.

“Aldi offers so much more than discount groceries,” says Kelsey Sheehy, personal finance expert at NerdWallet (opens in new tab). “Shoppers can stock up on everything from toys to pajamas as they fill their carts with cheese and produce. Aldi is also a sleeper spot for great holiday gifts, including festive tins filled with popcorn or chocolate.”

We took a spin through an Aldi in Northern Virginia to get a sense of the holiday offerings available to shoppers. We weren’t disappointed. When feasible, we compared prices with similar items at nearby Giant and Wegmans supermarkets. Note that shelf space at Aldi is limited and products rotate in and out quickly, so if you see a seasonal item you like, grab it. Take a look at some of the best things we found at Aldi to buy for the holidays.

Bob Niedt
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Bob is a Senior Online Editor at Kiplinger.com. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty, and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.