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The Ultimate Grocery Store Gift Guide

I’m all for one-stop errands. In college, it was the coffee shop/laundromat. Today it’s just natural that I holiday shop where I grocery shop. No, I’m not gifting collards and cashews. Instead, I’m reaching for truffles, flowers and toys and clothing and picking up ingredients for homemade gifts. Here’s how:

Gifts Under $5, $10, $15 and $30

From secret Santa swaps to stocking stuffers to gifts for that special someone, you can dazzle with fewer dollars with our gift guide. Choose from edible delights (of course), like a nice spice grinder (under $5) or silky chocolate truffles (under $10) to toys made from recycled plastic milk jugs (under $15) to handmade jewelry (under $30) at prices that please.

Gifts for a Good Cause

Make the future brighter by purchasing a Whole Planet Foundation® calendar – you’ll support microloans for entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Or warm hearts and feet with socks that support funding for projects that make positive changes in the world. See more gifts that give back.

Click and Create
Add handmade to your holiday with festive DIY decorating tutorials from Etsy’s community, created exclusively for Whole Foods Market. From gift wrap and ornaments to napkin rings and an advent calendar, find inspiration and ideas by visiting our online how-tos.


Gifts from the Kitchen

Rather make and bake than buy? We’ve got you covered. Cherry-Pistachio Crunch Bark, a terrifically flavorful, colorful bark, is ideal for holiday gift giving. And our Spicy Wine Mustard is gift ready with a downloadable gift tag.

Take a look at our favorite recipes for gifts including treats for Fido!

Wrapped in Style
Swap that pricey paper gift bag for our limited-edition reusable A Better Bag™ featuring custom artwork by Matte Stephens, a painter and illustrator and an Etsy seller since 2007.

For about $1 each and available in two sizes, these sturdy bags make beautiful gift bags they won’t toss. Get them while they’re here!

Pocket Art
Practical gift or work of art? Our limited edition 2013 holiday gift card is both! Designed exclusively for Whole Foods Market by artist Jason Middlebrook and made with sustainably harvested birch wood, it’s available for purchase online and in our stores in the US and Canada.

We’ve decked the halls and stocked our aisles with gifts for all budgets and tastes to make holiday shopping easier for you.

Which gifts from our stores would you like to receive? Share in the comments!

From carving with confidence to pouring with pride, our online Holiday Cheat Sheet means more of your best for less stress. Order holiday meals online too; we'll do the work, you'll take the credit.