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Quick Gifts from Whole Foods (Day 11), 12 Days of Shopping

Whole Foods for Great Quick Gifts

I usually zip in and out of Whole Foods with my cart of food so I don’t always notice their other great stuff. I went today with just my camera — no wallet  and no shopping list — and I was AMAZED to find that you can almost do your entire holiday gift shopping there. It’s a great option if you are pressed for time or want to combine gift shopping with grocery shopping.

Capability:Mom found some great stuff too, both at Whole Foods (we notice different things) and at gourmet speciality shops.

How is your holiday shopping going? Are you finding great items in unexpected places too?


Whole Foods has great Chanukah or stocking stuffers!

I found lots of great eco-friendly toys for kids of all ages. It’s a veritable toy store at Whole Foods right now!

Whole Food stocking stuffers

These bamboo brain teasers come in all kinds of configurations.

eco friendly toys, eco friendly stocking stuffers

This kit to teach kids to knit looks perfect for my kids!

teach kids to knit toy

There are lots of Melissa and Doug toys too!

melissa and doug toys at whole foods

Hostess and Last Minute Gifts for Friends from Whole Foods

The Lemon Cypress has a wonderful lemony fragrance and the Rosemary Topiary can be used for cooking long after the holidays are over.

lemon cypress plantrosemary topiary

Lovely candles help create a festive ambiance.

holiday gifts at Whole Foods, 12 days of shopping
candles at whole foods, hostess gifts


Gourmet Delights

I’d be thrilled to get some fancy spices or salt! It’s a great gift for someone who loves to cook! I especially love the nice packaging!

whole foods gifts, fancy saltWhole Foods gifts, exotic spices

Artisanal salami with fancy cheese and crackers make a nice hostess gift that would come in handy during this busy entertaining season!

artisan salami


Yoga Gifts at Whole Foods

It’s so convenient to find high quality yoga products at Whole Foods!

yoga mats at whole foods
yoga blocks whole foods


The 12 Days of Shopping

Saturday, December 1:  Make Your Own Gifts with granola two ways. Hers and Mine.

Sunday, December 2:  Kids Make Gifts Craft, Clove Fruit and Crafts.

Monday, December 3: Personalized Gifts, Hers and Mine.

Tuesday, December 4:  Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom

Wednesday, December 5:  Tutors/Teachers

Thursday, December 6:  High Tech/Low Tech

Friday, December 7:  Hostess/Doing Good

Saturday, December 8:  Sanitation Engineers, Mail CarriersHairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer

Sunday, December 9:  Husband, Me (Our Own  List), CapabilityMom’s List

Monday, December 10:  Cats/Dogs

Tuesday, December 11:  Quick Gifts from Whole Foods and Gourmet Food Store

Wednesday, December 12:  ’Cause I Am So Together,  Last Minute Home Made Gifts, Homemade Ornament Crafts for Kids and Capability:Mom’s Homemade Gift

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Love the rosemary tree! Our is still holding strong in the garden but the little trees are so nice in the dead of winter.
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  2. If I can keep the tree alive for more than three weeks I will plant it, too! I may need some green advice, Emily! Love Whole Foods and the kids gifts are adorable!
    Nancy recently posted…Quick Gifts When You Are On The Run – Day 11 of 12 Days of ShoppingMy Profile

  3. Wow, I didn’t realize they sold so many non-food items. I usually shop at Trader Joe’s instead…
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