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12 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

They may be easy to buy, but they're every bit as special as other gifts under the tree.
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Holiday shopping can feel like a full-time gig, especially when you have to worry about shipping delays and supply chain issues. But did you know that you can actually get awesome gifts right at the grocery store?

There are so many great limited-edition holiday items and even year-round finds that you can grab as a gift while doing the rest of your food shopping. It works great for hostess gifts and stocking stuffers, too. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Cookie Pop Oreo Popcorn

Cookie Pop Oreo Holiday Gift Box
Credit: Sam's Club

Jazzed-up popcorn is always a fun thing to receive, but when you add in bits of peppermint and pieces of Oreo, it becomes the ultimate holiday gift. Head to Sam's Club to grab this box of cookie pop Oreo popcorn. We have a feeling it won't last long.

Buy it: $7.71; Sam's Club

2. Rush Creek Reserve

Rush Creek Reserve
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'Tis the season for cheese and charcuterie boards aplenty. Gift a cheese that is sure to be the star of any spread, Uplands Rush Creek Reserve, straight from Wisconsin. This cheese has a following for its soft and creamy center and festive and woodsy spruce bark.

Buy it: Whole Foods

3. Truff Hot Sauce 

Truff Hot Sauce
Credit: Target

This elevated hot sauce (hello, truffles) is always a win on any dish, and its sleek packaging makes it a great gift. You can find it at Target or Whole Foods. Add their pasta sauce or truffle oil, and you'll have an irresistible gift. Even Oprah loves it!

Buy it: $14.99; Target

4. Volpi Wine Salames

Volpi Garlic and Black Pepper Genoa Salami
Credit: World Market

This St. Louis company makes their salamis by hand, and they always get rave reviews. Pick up a chianti salame, pinot grigio salame, and rose salame, pair with a bottle of wine, and you have yourself an awesome holiday treat.

Buy it: $6.99; World Market or many grocery stores

5. Jack Rudy Tonic

JACK RUDY COCKTAIL CO Small Batch Cocktail Tonic
Credit: Whole Foods

Help your recipient elevate their cocktail game with a good mixer to go with the bottle of liquor they'll get as a gift. This tonic water is handcrafted in small batches in South Carolina, taking out any of the yucky stuff like corn syrup and additives.

Buy it: Whole Foods

6. Honey Mama's Cocoa Truffle Bars

Honey Mama's Cocoa Truffle Bar Tahini Tangerine
Credit: Whole Foods

Just because these chocolate bars are free of dairy, soy, and gluten, doesn't mean they aren't delicious. Unique flavors like tahini-tangerine and lavender-rose make these a special gift. Decadent, but won't break any New Year's resolutions.

Buy it: Whole Foods

7. 3-piece Mixing Bowl Set

3pc Earthenware Mixing Bowl Set
Credit: Target

If you are gifting a baker, this three-piece set is an adorable seasonal addition to the kitchen. With a mixing bowl, whisk, and plaid or snowflake spatula, it'll make holiday baking even more special.

Buy it: $9.99; Target

8. Cinnabon Brunch Set

Cinnabon 2 Mug Pancake Christmas Gift Set
Credit: Walmart

Hello, holiday brunch! This perfect little set has everything you need to start holiday morning off right: ingredients to make delicious Cinnabon rolled pancakes, two big mugs, and hot chocolate. Christmas jammies, optional.

Buy it: $12.98; Walmart

9. Merry & Bright Skincare Trio

Merry & Bright Skincare Trio
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It's been a year, and it's OK to spoil someone with a little bit of self-care time. Who knew you could get that in the grocery aisles of Trader Joe's? This mini Merry and Bright skincare trio includes a Vitamin C serum, a glow face mask, and a lip balm butter.

Buy it: $9.99; Trader Joe's

10. Godiva Masterpiece Collection

Godiva Masterpieces Assortment of Legendary Milk Chocolate
Credit: Costco

The chocolate lover will swoon over this Godiva masterpiece collection. Four bags of individually-wrapped smooth chocolates include favorites like milk chocolate Lion of Belgium, hazelnut, and milk chocolate bliss.

Buy it: $49.99/4-pack; Costco

11. Festive Bowl Candles

Head to Aldi for these cute cereal bowl-sized candles perfect for holiday decor. With phrases like Reindeer Treats, Don't Get Your Tinsel in A Tangle, or Milk & Cookies, it'll be hard to resist grabbing all three. Add a gift card to a local coffee shop, and you have a special guest for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, and more.

Buy it: $5.99; Aldi

12. Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
Credit: Costco

You might not have time to hand craft chocolates this year, but you can still treat your loved one to a sweet they won't soon forget. Costco only stocks these caramels at the holidays, and they fly off the shelves, so grab a pack while you can.

Buy it: $29.99/2-pack; Costco