Last Updated on April 28, 2021
Each week we highlight a few of the more interesting items in the upcoming Aldi ad. Note that, in our area, the ad takes effect on Wednesday, but in some areas it may take effect as early as today, Sunday.
This week’s theme is more gardening supplies; accessories for the lawn, porch, or patio; Mother’s Day gifts (Mother’s Day is May 9th this year); kids’ gear; and special fiesta-related food and kitchenware for Cinco de Mayo.
The Most Interesting Thing We Saw:
- Belavi Wooden Raised Planter, $49.99. This is the first time Aldi has sold a large raised planter like this. Aldi has sold raised garden beds in the past, and they sell all kinds of flower pots, other planters and even plant stands, but we’ve not previously seen them sell something on this scale. These planters are ideal for placing on a patio, deck, or porch. Plants are not included. The planter is made from FSC Certified Chinese Fir and includes a water-repellent foil liner to separate wood from soil. Its capacity is 15.85 gal. (60 L) and it holds up to 220 lb., and it measures 34.25″ W x 18.11″ D x 31.89″ H”. People who may not be able to do some of the physical labor such as kneeling and bending that traditional gardening requires often find these types of planters appealing, but they also work well if you’re trying to keep rabbits or other pests out of your garden. We had hoped to buy this planter once it hit Aldi stores and planned to write more about it, but our local store’s limited stock sold out too quickly for us to get a hold of one. Instead of a full review, we’ve got information about it in an open thread post here.
Aldi Finds (Special Buy) Highlights:
Other gardening supplies include:
- Belavi Garden Arch, $39.99. Provides support for rose vines and climbers. Measures 57.1″ x 102.4″ x 14.9″. For use as an arch, trellis, or arbor. Features integrated ground stakes, powder-coated steel construction, and a three-year warranty.
- Belavi Trellis, $9.99 each. These are 66″ high. 66″ H, rust-resistant, powder-coated steel and come in Geometric or Bee designs. We purchased a few Aldi trellises many years ago and they’re still working well for us.
- Belavi 15″ Plant Stand, $6.99 each. Claims to be rust-resistant and made of powder-coated steel. Measures 15″ H. Bronze Scroll design holds pots up to 9″ Dia., while the Black Finial design holds pots up to 8.5″ Dia. Read our review of plant stands Aldi sold a few years ago here.
- Belavi Garden Fence Panel, $7.99. These measure 36″ W x 30″ H. These claim to be rust resistant and are made of powder-coated steel.
- Gardenline Potting Mix, $3.99. Includes 1 cu. ft., and it feeds up to 9 months for indoor and outdoor potted or container plants. Contains slow release fertilizer 0.10-0.08-0.06. Perlite provides drainage and aeration. We’ve used Aldi potting soil many times and it’s as good as any other brand we’ve bought.
- Belavi Basket Stake, $7.99 each. This is 48″ H, holds a hanging basket, and is made of powder-coated steel. A rotating foot provides extra stability. Choose a Bird, Scroll, or Bee design.
- Belavi Replacement Coco Liner, $1.79 each. These claim to promote soil aeration and help retain water for healthier plants. They measure 14″ Dia. and are made of natural coco fiber.
- Belavi Plant Bracket or Plant Caddy, $3.49. Made of powder-coated finish. Plant Bracket measures 11.81″ L x 7.68″ H, includes hanging hardware, and holds up to 33 lb. Great for hanging plants, wind chimes, bird feeders, and lanterns. Plant Caddy measures 12.8″ Dia., easily moves planters, and includes locking casters.
- WORKZONE 5-Pack Nitrile or 3-Pack Latex Coated Gloves, $3.99 each. Sizes Medium–XL. Grips on palm and fingertips make these great for wet conditions. Choose a 5-Pack Nitrile or 3-Pack Latex. Available in Gray/Black or Gray/White.
Other accessories for the lawn, porch, or patio include:
- Gardenline Bird Feeder Assortment, $9.99 each. Roofs lift up roof for easy filling, and these have an attached cord for easy hanging. Choose a Wild Bird Tube Feeder, Wooden Bird House with Suet feeders, or Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder. The Wild Bird Tube Feeder holds up to 1.7 lb. seed, while the Wooden Bird House includes 2 cages for suet and holds up to 1.5 lb. bird seed, and the Squirrel-proof Bird House holds up to 0.5 lb. bird seed.
- Huntington Home Spring Reversible Sign, $12.99 each. These are 48″ high and feature assorted designs, including Welcome, Home Sweet Home, Home, Oh Hello There, Welcome to our Home, Sweet Summer, and Hello Spring. Leans up against wall or rope hook included for easy hanging.
- Belavi Stainless Steel Solar Light, $3.49 each. Available in Silver or Bronze. Claims to be 3X brighter than the standard 1-lumen output, with a long-lasting LED and 3000K warm white light. It’s recommended to use 2’–4′ spacing between lights. Comes with a two-year warranty.
- Belavi Solar Spotlight, $6.99. Features a 30-lumen output, 3000K warm white light, long-lasting LED with 8′ light projection. Ideal for lighting your home, trees, and more. Comes with a two-year warranty.
- Keter Outdoor Waste Bin, $39.99. Innovative bag system securely holds up to 30-gallon trash bags with removable rim. Measures 15″ x 15″ x 33.3″. Slim classic design made with resin for indoor/outdoor use. Made in USA and features a two-year warranty.
Mother’s Day gifts include:
- Serra Ladies’ 2-Piece Pajama Set, $12.99 each. Choose Green Avocado Tee and Pant Set in Sizes S–L, Black Tee and Pant Set in Sizes L and XL, Blue Tank and Capri Set in Sizes M and XL, or Pink and Green Rainforest Set in Sizes M–XL. These feature an elastic waistband, jersey knit, and relaxed fit. They’re made of 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex and are OEKO-TEX certified.
- Serra Ladies’ Casual Sweater, $8.99. Choose a Lavender Crew Neck in Sizes M–XL, Gray Drawstring Hood in Sizes S and L, Mint Drawstring Hood in Sizes M and XL, or Black Drawstring Hood in Sizes L and XL. These have elastic cuffs and hem, are made of 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester, and are OEKO-TEX certified.
- Serra Ladies’ Flats, $6.99. Sizes 7–10 with 6 mm Memory Foam insole and flexible sole. Choose Tan Die-cut, Black Die-cut, Navy/White Bow D’orsay, or Pink/Purple styles.
- Serra Ladies’ Recycled Material Flats, $9.99. Sizes 7–10. These are machine washable, made of 100% recycled textile material with a flexible outsole. Choose a Pointy Toe style in Black or Leopard or Loafer style in Navy Print.
- Huntington Home Reed Diffuser, $4.99 each. Choose Peony & Rose, Grapefruit & Plum, or Lemongrass & Jasmine. Bottles are 4.9 oz. and include 6 reeds.
- Huntington Home 3-Pack Essential Oils, $6.99 per pack. Choose Rest & Relax (Beauty Sleep, Lemongrass, Wind Down), Breathe Clear (Breath In, Eucalyptus, Peppermint), or Aroma Therapy (Lavender, Orange, Peppermint). These are 10 mL bottles of therapeutic-grade essential oil, which can be used in diffusers, in the bath or shower, or used for massage or skin oil. Read more information on Aldi essential oils here.
- My Beauty Spot 7-Piece Hand Cream Gift Set, $4.99. We bought this hand cream last year and LOVE it. Almost all the scents are good. Read more about the set here.
- My Beauty Spot Soap and Lotion Gift Set, $4.99 per set. Choose French Lavender, Rose Water, or Vanilla Bean. We bought the vanilla-scented set last year and it was nice.
- Hinkler Mother’s Day Canvas Art, $4.99. Includes 6 markers to color in the detailed illustration or inspiring quote. Measures 11.8″ X 11.8″. Designs include Good Things Are Going To Happen, The Journey of a Thousand Miles, Glitter Magical Unicorn, Lovely Llama, Pegacorn, or Glitter Secret Garden.
- Pembrook Fashion Portfolio with Writing Pad, $3.99. Choose Pineapple, Macarons, Flowers, or Retro. This measures 8.13” W x 11.63” H and includes metal clip, interior pocket, 50 lined pages, and a hot foil stamp cover.
- Pembrook Mother’s Day Breakfast Kit, $5.99. Includes tray to display food, place mat, Do Not Disturb door hanger, breakfast menu, door hanger pocket to hold the breakfast menu, 3 food toppers, letter to mom sheet so you can write a note of appreciation to mom, 2 bottle wraps to wrap around a bottle of water or drinking glass, and a fill-in-the blank book about mom. Breakfast menu options listed on the back with step-by-step instructions and grocery list included, and all products can be purchased at your local Aldi store. Design choices include Flowers, Floral, Fruits.
Kids’ gear includes:
- Lily & Dan Children’s Memory Foam Canvas Shoes, $6.99 per pair. Sizes 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/1, or 2/3. Easy slip-on styles. Girls’ styles: 3D Flamingo or Mermaid. Boys’ styles: Shark or Dino.
- Lily & Dan Girls’ Ballet Flats, $6.99 per pair. Sizes 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1 or 2. An elastic strap is included on smallest sizes. These feature a flexible outsole and microfiber lining. Designs include Cute Bunny Face, Metallic Rainbow, Sparkle Glitter Purple, or Pink Bow.
- Licensed Kids’ Character Sunglasses, $3.99 each. These claim to provide 100% UV protection for ages 3+. Characters include Frozen 2, L.O.L. Surprise!, Pokemon, or Spider-Man.
Cinco de Mayo food and kitchen products include:
- Crofton Guacamole Keeper, $6.99. Features a 4-cup capacity. Press-fit seal prevents guacamole from browning, and it’s also great for hummus, dips, and sauces. This is BPA free and dishwasher safe. Read more information here.
- Casa Mamita Carne Asada or Chicken Corn Masa Bites, $4.79 for 10.5 oz. Sold frozen.
- Casa Mamita Chicken or Black Bean Mini Empanadas, $4.79 for 9.6 oz. Sold frozen.
- Bremer Chicken or Steak Fajita Skillet, $4.99 for 24 oz.
- Park Street Deli Cheese Rojo or Chicken Verde Enchiladas, $5.99 for 16 oz.
- Casa Mamita or Fremont Fish Market Street Taco Meal Kit, $9.99 for 24.1-25 oz. Sold frozen.
- Season’s Choice Steamed Southwest Corn Blend or Elote Style Corn, $2.19 for 12 oz. Sold frozen.
- Casa Mamita Taqueria Sauce, $1.99 for 10 oz.
- Casa Mamita Churros, $3.29 for 8-10.8 oz. Assorted varieties available. Sold frozen.
- Naughty & Rice Cinnamon Bun or Mocha Rice Pudding, $2.39 for 16 oz.
And a few miscellaneous items:
- Easy Home HEPA Air Purifier, $69.99. Features an LED air-quality sensor, 4 fan speeds, and timer. Sensor shows 3 air cleaning levels: good, fair, and poor. Fan speed levels: low, med, high, and turbo. Timer function: 1, 2, 4 and 8 hours. Features a touch display, detachable and anti-slip air inlet, and a 2-in-1 filter: honeycomb active carbon filter and HEPA filter. Measures 8.5″ x 13.27″. Read more information here.
- Pembrook Cross Cut Paper Shredder, $39.99. Features a ten sheet (letter size), 1 CD, or 1 credit card cutting capacity. Can be emptied with pull-out bin (21.1 qt.). Protection class: II. Includes Letter size entry width (8.66″), reverse function for clearing paper jams, automatic start/stop function, and a viewing window for quick control. Read more information here.
Fresh Meat Special Highlight:
- Morton’s of Omaha Fresh USDA Choice Salt & Pepper or Texas BBQ Beef Brisket, $4.99 per lb.
(Not available at all locations.)
- Francesco Toscana Rosso, see price in store. 750 mL, from Italy. The Aldi ad states: “The grapes for this award winning premium red wine are sourced from the hilly vineyards in Southern Tuscany, where the growing conditions bring out the best characteristics of each grape. This elegant and velvety wine displays aromas of violets, red fruits and oak, that lead into flavors of ripe cherries with hints of vanilla, cocoa and licorice. Pair with roasted meats, beef stew, game, and strong cheeses. Best when served at room temperature.”
- Wicked Grove Hard Cider Variety Pack, see price in store. This contains twelve 12-oz. bottles. From the U.S. Pairs well with poultry, soft cheeses and salads. Includes Crisp Apple, Very Berry, and Elderflower.
- Belletti Prosecco DOC Rose, see price in store. 750 mL, from Italy. The Aldi ad states: “This rosy hued Prosecco Rose offers elegant and silky bubbles with citrus fruits, ripe red cherry, and hints of strawberry flavors. Pair with Asian cuisine, white fish, Mediterranean salads, or simply on its own. Serve chilled.”