This post is sponsored by ALDI. All opinions are 100% our own.
It’s officially official: the holiday season is HERE! Christmas preparations are in full swing at our house and things show no sign of slowing down until January. We have parties, dinners, school performances and all sorts of other fun social gatherings on the calendar this month. I LOVE the month of December for so many reasons – but mostly because we get so much time to spend together as a family. One thing that I don’t look forward to this time of year is the financial strain it can put on our budget. That’s why I have a bunch of money-saving tricks up my sleeve to make sure we can still pay the mortgage when January rolls around! Of course, one of the best ways that we save a TON of money is by shopping at ALDI.
I love shopping at ALDI year round, but some of their holiday offerings ALWAYS find their way into my cart. I would love to show you some of my seasonal must-buys!
Every year I pick up at least 1 Benton’s Kids Gingerbread House Kit at ALDI. I usually also grab a container of Baker’s Corner white frosting because it’s so soft and easy to spread. The kids absolutely LOVE decorating their houses and it actually keeps them occupied for a nice chunk of time!
Sprinkles! OH HOW I LOVE festive sprinkles!!! ALDI has the best (I think) variety of fun seasonal sprinkles at an affordable price. I always make sure to pick up the latest season’s container as soon as I see them go on the shelves. The Cake Mate Christmas Mix variety is PERFECT for cookies!!
I couldn’t resist showing you the back – look at the adorable trees and snowflakes!!
While I am picking up sprinkles, I always toss a box (or three) of Millville Crispy Rice Cereal into my cart, along with Baker’s Corner Marshmallows (mini and regular sized), as well as some Countryside Creamery Sweet Cream Butter. These ingredients are essential for our “world” famous Weaver Dream Bars!
Check out the finished result after adding those holiday sprinkles!
While I’m buying ALLTHESPRINKLES, I also pick up a container of these Baker’s Corner Rainbow sprinkles as well. They make the perfect decoration around the rim of glass milk bottles. We use them for party cups for kids during our New Year’s Eve party!
Sometimes I like to add a taste of summer to my holiday menu. On Christmas Eve we always host a big family dinner and Savoritz Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers pair PERFECTLY with tomatoes, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella cheese. OMG! Delicious Caprese Cracker Stackers!!
My last highlight for you when it comes to ALDI holiday faves is all about the CHEESE!! Last year Bob and I actually did something for dinner that I have a good feeling will become a tradition. We fed the kids their dinner and put them to bed. After they were sound asleep, we lit a fire in the woodstove and watched a movie while the Christmas lights twinkled on the tree. We ate a scrumptious dinner of cheese, meats, crackers, fruit and WINE. Absolutely delectable, thanks in large part to the always-stunning selection of cheeses at ALDI!
Delaware readers, ALDI is now in your state! Their new Middletown and Camden, DE stores opened on Thursday, Nov. 17. Get ingredients for these recipes and more delicious holiday treats at ALDI.
Visit the new stores here:
1002 Bunker Hill Road, Middletown, DE 19709
390 Walmart Drive, Camden, DE 19934
We have (1) $25 ALDI gift card to give away to one lucky random winner. Use the rafflecopter below to enter!