It’s December everyone, and that means there’s no more debating about when we are allowed to start celebrating the holiday season.

So to help you get into the holiday spirit, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best holiday snacks and drinks around town this season.

Best Holiday Snacks

While these holiday snacks are just for you, don’t forget your friends. They will love these treats as they navigate finals.

You’ll have no problem finding tons of peppermint and gingerbread flavored items at your favorite coffee shops, grocery stores, and beyond. Take a look at this list of some of the best holiday snacks and drinks of 2021 and give some – or all – of them a try!


Yes, Starbucks is an obvious one, but it certainly couldn’t be left off the list. Starbucks is notorious for coming out with seasonal drinks and this year was no different. Besides the change in the designs on their cups and other packagings, Starbucks is also changing up some of their drink and snack offerings. Below are just a few. Check out for all their seasonal menu items.

Peppermint Mocha

Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte

Reindeer Cake Pop

Snowman Cookie


When Starbucks gets boring, Foxtrot is here to help you change up your usual routine. Only a few steps away from campus, Foxtrot is offering up some of the best holiday snacks of 2021 with their delicious treats, eats, and drinks.

Peppermint White Mocha Latte

Cascara Cider

Warming Winter Bowls

Autumn Couscous Bowl
Edamame Quinoa Bowl

Holiday Gift Boxes

Trader Joes

Like Starbucks, Trader Joe’s is another one of those places that is known for their seasonal offerings. This holiday season, they have several items that are sure to satisfy any craving for holiday flavors that you may have. Here are just a few of those products. Check out their website or visit a store in person to see all they have to offer!

Gingerbread Cookie and Cake mix

Candied Pecans

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Pretzel Slims

Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

Target and Other Grocery Stores

Unlike Trader Joe’s, Target stocks independent company’s products. So you’re sure to find your favorite snack in either gingerbread or peppermint form! Here’s just a few of the best holiday snacks of 2021 at Target!

Gingerbread Oreos

Boom Chicka Pop – White Chocolate and Peppermint Drizzled Popcorn

Siete Cinnamon Crisps

Partake Cookies

Holiday Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Califia Farms Almondmilk Nog

This may seem like a long list, but it’s only scratches the surface of all the holiday snack and drink offerings out there. Try some of these out and decide for yourself which are the best holiday snacks, then tell us what you liked in the comments.