Hostess Gifts and Other Holiday Goodies at BJ’s

There are so many things I enjoy about the holidays. Despite all the stress that can come with shopping, decorating, cooking, and prepping, it’s all so worth it in the end. Watching the kids enjoy Christmas morning, sharing fun times at our friends’ holiday parties…it’s just the most wonderful time of the year.

But that stress! It can definitely get out of hand if you let it.  At the holidays more than ever, I’m thrilled to find ways to streamline and make my day easier. After all, the more time I save while planning and shopping, the more time I have to spend enjoying life with my family.

BJ's Logo

A favorite year-round, BJ’s Wholesale Club is an absolute joy for my holiday shopping. Whether I’m hosting a party and stocking up on fun foods and drinks, buying a hostess gift for a friend, or looking for interesting gift ideas for the family, BJ’s is usually the first place that comes to mind. They’re convenient, and they also offer incredible deals; saving time and money is a no-brainer!

For those of you attending holiday parties this season, you might be wondering what on earth to get your host or hostess (I was certainly wondering). Might I suggest this knight in shining armor?

BJ's Gift Basket

I think a gift basket from BJ’s is the perfect gift for the occasion. This particular basket is absolutely loaded with goodies, and it’s a total steal at only $19.99. I love any gift that offers a selection of treats, because it practically guarantees you’ll include something they love. This one has both sweet and salty goodies, and it really does cover all the snack bases.

Hostess Gifts from BJ's

BJ’s has more than large gift baskets, and you’re sure to find plenty of ideas if you visit a store and browse the shelves. On my last visit I saw a lot of fun gifts like coffee sets (coffee and mugs), countless chocolate gifts (hot chocolate and assorted chocolate treats tucked inside pretty mugs), and baskets that feature a variety of savory goodies like cheese, crackers, honey mustard, and more. There really is something everyone will love.

BJ's Holiday Hostess Gifts

If you’re the one hosting the next party, BJ’s Wholesale Club has you covered, too. At our last gathering we served delicious Wellsley Farms appetizers from BJ’s, and there wasn’t even a morsel left by the end of the night.

Our favorites were the Spinach & Artichoke Bites and the Artisan Appetizers. (BJ’s had coupons for both!)  The spinach bites are a crunchy little mix of cheeses, spinach, and artichoke coated in panko crumbs, and you really can’t go wrong with that. The Artisan mix includes 12 apple fig brie bites, 12 cheese and caramelized onion puff pastry tarts, and 12 chicken pot pie bites. They’re the perfect choice for a party, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t consider sitting down with a plate of them for dinner on my own. They’re fabulous.

BJ's Appetizers

If you’re near a BJ’s, I definitely recommend making them the first stop on your shopping trip. The bargains can’t be beat, the gifts are great, and the food is delicious. Are you making your list yet? Me too.

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About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.


  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    We are at BJ’s all the time. I actually did most of my Christmas shopping there.

  2. It seems like BJ’s has everything! Now, if we could only get one in our area. =(
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  3. These are all great ideas. I always love to bring a gift basket for the hostess when I got to a party.
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  4. Catherine S says:

    It looks like they have a great selection of gifts and party supplies. I wish we had a store closer to us.

  5. I love how BJ’s has premade gift baskets. Those are perfect for when you don’t know what to buy for someone.

  6. I never show up to a home empty handed, so easy hostess gifts are so important. It seems as if BJ’s offers a wonderful selection.
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  7. Oh…the spinach bites

  8. Our Family World says:

    What I love in Bj’s are they’re really good at packing some gift baskets, and they can do flower arrangements.

  9. This is a gorgeous gift basket I’ve ever seen from Bj’s, it makes me intrigued and I wish I had Bj’s near in my area.

  10. This creation looks like a great gift presentation.
    I really like the components you put together.

  11. Those are great gift baskets. I never know what to give as a hostess gift, but this would be perfect.

  12. Bj’s has such amazing gifts this season! I definitely need to get there a few more times before the holidays!

  13. Wow I’ve been hearing some great things about BJ’s this season! Looks like they have a lot of great things available! Wish I lived near one right about now!

  14. At 19.99, I’d get one for the hostess and one for myself

  15. That’s some great snacks and treats there. I wish we had a BJ’s in our area.

  16. I’ve been hearing a lot about this store lately and it sounds like a blast! Great items so far that I’ve seen!

  17. When it’s this hectic, being able to get it all done in one store is such a huge help. BJ’s is such a time saver with all those awesome gifts.