Instagram Is Loving Trader Joe's Holiday Gnome Planters

'Tis the season to shop ('til you drop) at Trader Joe's! The grocery chain, whose fans consider it to be the holy grail of holiday-themed snacks and treats, is constantly reinventing the wheel when it comes to unique offerings that boast traditional holiday flavors like peppermint, white mocha, clove, cranberry, butternut squash, and ginger. Whereas other retailers stock their shelves with more traditional items like candy canes and peppermint bark, Trader Joe's is putting out more exotic pairings like candy cane-covered chocolate almonds and eggnog flavored Greek yogurt.

However, Candy Cane Joe-Joe's and Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix isn't the only reason why customers can't get enough of Trader Joe's during the holidays. In addition to food and beverages, the grocery store also sells holiday-inspired bath, body, and home products. From cedar balsam-scented candles to felted wool garland, and the Merry & Bright skin care collection to the pink peppermint face and body mask, shoppers have been sharing their holiday findings via social media ... and it looks like Instagrammers are particularly obsessing over the holiday gnome planters (as they rightfully should).

It's a year-round piece

According to Instagram account @traderjoeslist, Trader Joe's holiday gnome planter is the decor piece you never "gnome you needed." Retailing at $5.99, the outdoor (or indoor) knickknack features a mini cypress tree in a white, small ceramic pot with a cute gnome sporting a red Santa hat, and Instagram can't stop talking about it. 

"Maybe we just get these instead of Christmas trees this year?" one person commented. Several followers dropped hearts and "omg" notes in the comments section, and tagged their fellow Trader Joe's shopaholics. While sold primarily during the holiday season, the gnome planter can be repurposed for different plants and flowers all year long. Instagram account @traderjoesobsessed shared she'll be switching out the mini cypress tree for something a little more red and festive like a mini poinsettia plant, which is also currently available for purchase at Trader Joe's for only $2.99. 

Come spring you can plant a small flower or succulent plant. This adorable gnome planter is the gift that keeps on giving!