18 of the best things to get at Aldi this month for under $5

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has lots of festive products hitting shelves this month. Aldi
  • Aldi is stocking its shelves with plenty of festive and affordable products this December.
  • The store is offering holiday-themed pizzas, pastas, cheeses, and more for your get-togethers. 
  • You can also stock up on baking essentials, including cookie kits and festive chocolate chips. 

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen has a duo of holiday-themed pies.
Christmas pizza
Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen’s star- and tree-shaped pizzas. Aldi
Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen’s holiday-themed frozen pizzas are easy and festive.

Choose from a star-shaped pizza topped with cheddar, mozzarella, and bell peppers or a tree-shaped pizza with cheddar, spinach, bell peppers, and a pesto cream sauce for $US2.49 ($AU4) each.

Three Mills gingerbread mulled wine is sure to fill you with holiday cheer.
Pr ad shot of aldi gingerbread mulled wine next to plate of gingerbread cookies
Three Mills gingerbread mulled wine. Aldi
Nothing says holiday season quite like mulled wine or gingerbread. 

Combining red wine with warm spices makes this drink perfect for serving a crowd, gifting a host, or cracking open while decorating gingerbread houses. 

Each bottle is $US4.99 ($AU7).

Dunk, drizzle, or sprinkle Clancy’s pretzel rods and holiday shapes.
Two tubs of clancy's holiday-themed pretzels in rods and shapes from aldi
Clancy’s pretzel rods and holiday shapes. Aldi
Clancy’s 18-ounce (510.29g) buckets of pretzels are the perfect place to start for quick holiday treats.

Available in rods or holiday shapes like stockings and bells, the pretzels can be enjoyed plain, or you could dunk them in colorful melted chocolate and sprinkles for a festive touch.

Each container is $US4.29 ($AU6).

Baker’s Corner jumbo-cookie kits are a crowd-pleasing dessert.
Two flavors of aldi's holiday-themed jumbo cookie kits
Baker’s Corner jumbo-cookie kits in reindeer crunch and Santa’s sugar and spice. Aldi
If you’re heading to a holiday potluck or prepping a wintry dinner and dessert for family, consider one of Baker’s Corner’s jumbo-cookie kits.

The reindeer-crunch cookie kit includes a white chocolate-cranberry cookie mix and pecan pieces. Santa’s sugar-and-spice kit includes a caramel, sugar, and spice cookie mix.

Both kits cost $US4.99 ($AU7) and include a 9-inch (23cm) foil pan, so you can just bake and take the cookie on the go.

Crafty Cooking Kits Elf on the Shelf baking kits are easy and fun.
Aldi elf on the shelf cookie decorating kit
Crafty Cooking Kits Elf on the Shelf sugar-cookie kit. Aldi
‘Tis the season for baking. Make cookies and cupcakes for friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers with easy-to-follow baking kits that include mixes, frosting, icings, sprinkles, and/or decorative pieces.

Choose from iced sugar cookies, decal sugar cookies, or frosted holiday cupcakes for $US3.49 ($AU5) each.

Add some sparkle to your cookies with Nestle’s disco semi-sweet and edible-glitter morsels.
Nestle disco edible glitter morsels from aldi
Nestle disco semi-sweet and edible-glitter morsels. Aldi
You can also skip the full baking kits and just spice up your own creations with Nestle’s sparkling morsels.

They’re sure to light up the faces of kids and adults alike.

Stock up for only $US2.48 ($AU3) a bag.

Add Nestle’s peppermint-hot cocoa mix to all your favorite desserts.
Nestle peppermint hot cocoa morsels form aldi
Nestle peppermint-hot cocoa morsels and more. Aldi
For more baking fun, consider Nestle’s peppermint-hot cocoa bag of “morsels and more,” including chocolate chips, peppermint-swirl pieces, and mini marshmallows.

They’d be great to add inside homemade hot-cocoa bombs, sprinkle atop brownies, mix into cookie dough, or stir into spiked hot cocoa.

Each bag is $US3.48 ($AU5).

Pair Priano’s Christmas gnocchi with your favorite pasta sauce for a quick dinner.
Packs of priano holiday-themed gnocchi from aldi
Priano Christmas-themed gnocchi in two flavors. Aldi
For a quick dinner, try Priano’s adorable Christmas gnocchi with your favorite pasta sauce.

The red-and-white gnocchi is made with potatoes and is shaped as mittens and Santa hats. The green-and-white gnocchi is made with potatoes and spinach and is shaped like stars and Christmas trees.

Try both for $US1.99 ($AU3) each.

Reggano’s Christmas-shaped pasta makes any dinner merry and bright.
Two bags of reggano chirstmas-themed pasta from aldi
Reggano Christmas-shaped pasta. Aldi
Festive gnocchi isn’t the only holiday pasta available at Aldi this season.

For a wheat-based pasta, Reggano’s festive bags feature traditional-, red-, and green-colored noodles shaped like Santa, reindeer, and sleds.

Each bag is only $US0.99 ($AU1).

For the host with the most, gift Southern Grove holiday nut packs.
Southern grove nut trio pack from aldi
Southern Grove holiday nut pack in sweet trio. Aldi
Holiday nuts make for a great gift, or you can add them to your charcuterie spread.

Southern Grove’s festive options come in sweet or savory packs. The sweet trio includes chai-spiced almonds, honey-glazed pecans, and peanut brittle. The savory trio includes rosemary almonds, a Sicilian snack mix, and a “preferred nut blend.”

You can try both for $US4.99 ($AU7) each.

Gift the Desert Heat hot-sauce set to all the foodies on your list.
Aldi hot sauce gift set desert heat collection
Desert Heat hot-sauce gift set. Aldi
Hot sauce is a popular gift, especially for foodies and home cooks.

The Desert Heat gift set includes four bottles of hot sauce — garlic habanero, chipotle, jalapeño, and cayenne — for only $US4.99 ($AU7).

Add Emporium Selection’s Gouda holiday trees to your cheese plates.
Gouda trees
Emporium Selection’s Gouda holiday trees. Aldi
If you’re setting up cheese platters for holiday parties, don’t skip Emporium Selection’s Christmas tree-shaped chunks of Gouda.

They’re the perfect size to stick with a toothpick, so guests can easily grab a bite and go off to mingle.

Each container costs $US3.99 ($AU6) and contains 14 pieces of cheese.

Finish off the holiday table with Park Street Deli blue-cheese-pecan or truffle dips.
Two containers of park street deli dip in blue cheese and truffle form aldi
Park Street Deli blue-cheese-pecan and truffle dip. Aldi
You can never have too many dips for your holiday spread.

Dunk pretzels, chips, veggies, and more in Park Street Deli’s seasonal flavors, or spread them on sandwiches.

Choose from blue-cheese-pecan or truffle flavors for $US4.99 ($AU7) each.

The Benton’s double-chocolate and caramel macaroons taste homemade.
Two packs of benton's coconut macaroons in caramel and double chocolate from aldi
Benton’s caramel and double-chocolate macaroons. Aldi
You don’t have to spend all afternoon making desserts for a holiday gathering.

Instead, grab Benton’s double-chocolate or caramel macaroons. 

Each pack of six is $US1.99 ($AU3).

Make quick, delicious weeknight dinners with Kirkwood stuffed chicken.
Two packs of kirkwood frozen chicken entrees in broccoli and swiss and cordon bleu form aldi
Kirkwood stuffed chicken in broccoli and Swiss and cordon bleu. Aldi
In the days before Christmas and New Year’s Eve, you’ll probably spend most of your energy wrapping gifts and prepping holiday meals. Give yourself a break with Kirkwood’s premade stuffed chicken breasts. They pair well with a side of rice, veggies, or pasta.

Choose from chicken stuffed with broccoli and Swiss or chicken cordon bleu for $US4.99 ($AU7) a bag.

The Specially Selected chocolate or fruit bonbons make great last-minute gifts.
Two packs of specially selected bonbons from aldi in chocolate and fruit
Specially Selected chocolate and fruit bonbons. Aldi
If you made your gift list, checked it twice, and forgot your cousin’s new wife, you can pick up a package of bonbons at Aldi for only $US4.49 ($AU6).

The chocolate bonbons include hazelnut, caramel, and dark-chocolate fillings paired with cookie crumbs. The fruit bonbons include raspberry, passion-fruit, and pistachio fillings also paired with cookie crumbs.

Pair pizzas with Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen cauliflower breadsticks.
Mama cozzi's pizza kitchen cauliflower breadsticks from aldi
Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen cauliflower breadsticks. Aldi
You’ve had mashed cauliflower, cauliflower pizza crust, and cauliflower rice. Now, try Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen’s cauliflower breadsticks.

Each six-pack of gluten-free breadsticks is only $US3.49 ($AU5).

Switch up your favorite pasta recipes with Palmini heart-of-palm noodles.
Two packs of palmini pasta in angel hair and lasagna form aldi
Palmini heart-of-palm pasta in angel hair and lasagna. Aldi
If you want to mix up pasta night, consider Palmini’s heart-of-palm-based pastas.

Options include linguine, angel hair, and lasagna.

Each one is gluten-free and available for $US2.99 ($AU4).