This Week at Aldi: The Aldi Weekly Ad for December 8, 2021

This Week at Aldi

Each week we highlight a few of the more interesting items in the upcoming Aldi weekly 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 outdoor entertainment such as giant movie screens, sports recreation, children’s toys, Christmas and holiday decorations (including more gnomes in various styles), Christmas-related home goods, electronics, pet supplies, kitchen accessories, clothing and footwear, and self care items.

Keep in mind that Aldi may be stealth releasing some products due to shipping delays. Aldi has also asked customers for patience this holiday season in, the midst of supply chain challenges that all retailers are facing.

The Most Interesting Thing We Saw:

LED Projector and Movie Screen


  • Bauhn Inflatable Outdoor Movie Screen, $99.99. You can purchase the Medion LED Projector for $129.99 to play your movies and cast them onto this giant movie theater screen. We’ve never seen Aldi sell anything like this before, so we’re intrigued. The movie screen measures approximately 114″ x 83″ x 25″ with projection surface dimensions of approximately 98.4″ x 56″. Inflates in approximately 1 minute and includes electronic blower, ropes, and legs, and a carry bag for easy transport and storage. Large format movie fun allows you to enjoy blockbusters, football, and more at home in your yard. Simply bring the big screen home and share movies and sporting events with family and friends. Screen is for outdoor use and comes with a two-year warranty. Read more information about both the screen and projector here.

Aldi Finds (Special Buy) Highlights:

Other options to go along with your outdoor entertainment include:

  • Gardenline 1200-Watt Portable Patio Heater, $69.99. Read more information here.

Sports and recreation products include:

  • Crane 2-Player Over-the-Door Basketball, $29.99. Features LED electronic scoring and sound effects. Over-the-door design will hang on most doors. Includes authentic clear backboard with foldable, space-saving design. Measures 22″ W x 14.5″ H x 29″ D. No tools required for assembly. Includes 2 basketballs and a pump.
  • Crane 84″ Portable Roll and Score, $69.99. Features LED electronic scoring with sound effects. Measures 7′ L x 23.5″ W x 53″ H. Includes automatic ball return with storage bag. Foldable design saves 70% of room space when folded. Sturdy steel frame and includes 3 balls.

Children’s toys and gifts include:

  • Bendon Board Book & Squishmallow Set, $14.99. Aldi Exclusive. Bendon has partnered with Squishmallows to bring you an exclusive Board Book and Plush Kit. Board book features a colorful and easy-to-read spread. Includes 1 board book and 3 Squishmallows. Book is 5″ x 5″ and plush is 4.5″ x 4.5″.
  • Calico Critters Playset or Figures, $12.99. Choose Wilder Panda Family, Hopscotch Rabbit Family, Bedroom & Vanity Set, Connor & Kerri’s Carriage Ride, or Sophie’s Love n Care. Calico Critters are a collection of wholesome, beautifully detailed dolls and dollhouses with themes of family, love, and nature that promote healthy cognitive development through pretend play.
  • Fisher-Price Toddler Toys, $7.79 each. Choose Laugh & Learn Dumbbells, Game Controller, Lil’Gamer, Smartphone, Remote Control, or Keys.
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Dance Tots, $9.99. Unbox 8 Surprises with L.O.L. Surprise! Dance Dance Dance dolls, including a black light to reveal additional glowing surprises. Each doll comes with their own Dance Card, featuring holographic art that really moves to show you how to do a unique dance move. Connect each of the dance floors in the Dance Dance Dance series together and spin them all at once.
  • Hinkler Activity Binder, $6.99. Includes step-by-step instructions for drawing and other activities. Foster imagination, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills with Learn to Code
    Draw Anything, Sketch Anything, Color Anything, or Learn to Code Anything.
  • NERF Alpha Strike Infantry Pack or Blast Kit, $16.99.

Christmas decorations and calendars include:

  • Moser Roth 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, $5.99 for 5.29 oz. Read our review here.
  • Merry Moments LED Flocked Alpine Trees, $39.99. Choose a 2-Pack of 3′ and 4′ Trees or a 5′ Tree Flocked with warm white LEDs. Flocked and pre-lit with warm white LEDs. The 3′ tree contains 92 flocked pine tips with 30 warm white LED bulbs. The 4′ tree contains 224 flocked pine tips with 50 warm white LED bulbs. The 5′ tree contains 250 flocked pine tips with 70 warm white LED bulbs. Each tree includes a flat metal base and wrapped stem and includes a 6-hour timer function. Each tree requires 4 AA batteries (not included). For indoor use only.
  • Merry Moments Holiday Gnome, $8.99 each. Perfect festive décor plush for your mantel. Gnomes come in a variety of designs and measure 20″ H. Choose Gray Snowflake, Gray Candy Cane, Red/Green Plaid, Red Snowflake, Red Plaid, or Green Plaid. Read more information here.
  • Merry Moments Extendable Gnome, $8.99 each. Up to 17.9″ H. Extend or retract legs for multiple display options. Great for mantel or tabletop holiday décor. Assorted varieties available. Read more info here.
  • Merry Moments 4-Piece Flameless LED Candle Set, $9.99. Choose Ivory with Vanilla Scent, Ivory Unscented, or White with Vanilla Scent. Includes 4 real wax LED candles. Each candle is 3″ x 6″. Includes built-in 6-hour timer with remote control. Provides safe, flameless operation anywhere in your home. Each candle requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
  • Huntington Home Scents of the Season Candle Set, $19.99. Includes twelve 2.5-ounce soy blend candles. Candle scents: Spice Cake, Sugared Shortbread, Marshmallow Cocoa, Christmas Eve, Holiday Pomander, Peppermint Bark, Twinkling Star, Pomegranate Balsam, Spiced Currant, Sparkling Cinnamon, Festive Frankincense, or Hearthside Holiday.
  • Merry Moments 24″ Metal Lantern, $19.99. 24″ Black Lantern with metal frame with glass panes is pre-decorated with a berry and pine cone wreath. For indoor and outdoor covered use.
  • Merry Moments Holiday Lantern, $7.99. Measures 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 12″. Decorative laser-cut holiday lanterns are a great piece to add to your mantel, shelves, or tabletop. Available in Classic Red, Galvanized Trees, or White Snowflakes.
  • Crofton Holiday Wood Board, $9.99. Choose a Round Wood Board, Rectangular Wood Board, or Tree Marble Board. Made of Mango Wood or Marble with a leather strap to hang for display or storage.
  • Crofton Holiday Ceramic Serving Platter, $9.99. Choose an Oval Thankful Platter or Round Tree Platter. Oval Thankful Platter: 16″ x 10″ x 1″. Round Tree Platter: 16″ x 1″ diameter. Oven safe up to 450°. Microwave and dishwasher safe.
  • Holiday Grouch Tree Assorted Colors, see price in store. Available in blue, green, or pink.
  • Merry Moments LED Mini Bulb Garland, $4.99. Available in red, silver, or gold.

Other holiday-themed home goods include:

  • Huntington Home Cable Knit Throw, $14.99. Available in Red, Gray, Ivory, Green, or Brown. Measures 50″ x 60″ and made of 100% polyester. Luxuriously soft and adds style to home décor. OEKO-TEX certified.
  • Huntington Home 50″ x 60″ Velvet Plush Sherpa Throw, $9.99. Choose Gray Plaid, Green Plaid, Yellow Stripes, Christmas Tree, Red, or Red Snowflakes.

Electronics include:

  • Easy Home Boot, Shoe and Glove Dryer, $19.99. Extendable arms for various shoes. Helps to stop mold, mildew, and odors. Adjustable timer with automatic shut off. Folds closed for easy storage.
  • Atomi Indoor or Outdoor Smart Plug, $16.99.
  • Bauhn Smartphone Cable, Charger, or Earbuds, $3.99.

Pet supplies include:

  • Heart to Tail Holiday Cat Scratching Playhouse, $8.99. Houses provide a fun, small space for cats to feel secure. Assembled house size: 12″ W x 20-1/4″ D x 15-3/4″ H. Catnip included. Includes two 9.5″ x 11.25″ scratching pads. Designs include Santa’s Workshop, Tree Farm, or Ski Rental. Read our review here.
  • Heart to Tail Pet Snuggle Cave, $24.99. Available in Brown/Beige, Blue/Beige, Blue/Gray or Navy/Gray.

Kitchen accessories include:

  • Crofton Utensil Holder, $9.99. Designs include Stripes, Dots, or Floral. Convenient storage to keep all utensils within reach, made of durable material.
  • Crofton 3-Piece Cookie Sheet Set, $9.99. This is a 3-Piece Set: 11″ x 17″, 10″ x 15″ and 9″ x 13″ cookie sheets. Available in Gray or Gold. Silicone inserts on handles offer soft, comfortable grip. Made with durable Quantanuim nonstick coating and heavy gauge carbon steel for even heat distribution. Comes with a two-year warranty in either Plain or Diamond Pattern.
  • Crofton Mini Cast Iron 2-Quart Dutch Oven, $18.99. Features a 2-quart capacity with long-lasting porcelain enamel interior and exterior finish. Oven safe up to 400 °F with integrated cast handles and self-basting lid with oven-safe stainless steel knob. Compatible with glass ceramic, gas, electric, and induction stovetops. Available in White/Gold or Indigo/Silver.
  • Crofton Mini Cast Iron Cookware, $5.99. Choose a 7.7-oz. Mini Casserole with Lid, 6″ Diameter Mini Fry Pan, or 6″ x 6″ Mini Square Griddle. All items are pre-seasoned and ready to use. Pans can go from heat source to table serving seamlessly. Perfect for use in the oven, on a stovetop, or outdoors over a campfire. Oven safe up to 500 °F. Compatible with gas, electric, and glass ceramic stoves.
  • Crofton Cast Iron Grill or Fry Pan, $19.99. Choose a Cast Iron Grill Pan or Fry Pan. Fry Pan: 12″ diameter / 2.5 qt. Grill Pan: 10.47″ x 10.47″ / 2.38 qt. Features superior heat retention and distribution with long-lasting porcelain enamel finish and integrated cast handle and helper handle. Oven safe up to 400 °F. Safe for gas, electric, glass ceramic, and induction stovetops. Available in White or Indigo.
  • Crofton Oven Liner or 2-Piece Rack Protectors, $4.99.
  • Crofton Acacia Chopping Board, $9.99. Choose Large Board or 2-Piece Medium Board Set. Natural Acacia Chopping Board great for dicing, prepping, and serving.

Clothing and footwear include:

  • Lily & Dan Children’s 2-Piece Pajama Set, $7.99.
  • Serra Ladies’ Blanket Poncho, $12.99. Choose Black and Brown Plaid or Camel/Rust and Black. Wear it as a poncho or flip it over to use it as a blanket. Includes an adjustable hood, large front pocket, and warm fleece lining. Water Repellant with fiber content shell: 100% polyester. Lining is 100% fleece polyester. OEKO-TEX certified.
  • Adventuridge Flannel Shirt Jacket, $17.99. Read our review here.
  • Serra Ladies’ Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress, $14.99. Choose a Forest Green Short Sleeve in Sizes M and L, Black Bottom/Red and Black Check Top 3/4 Sleeve in Sizes M–XL, or Black Long Sleeve in Size S–XL. Features stretch fabric, two side seam pockets, and drawstring waistband. Fiber content: 95% Rayon and 5% Spandex. OEKO-TEX certified.
  • Serra Ladies’ Combat Boots, $17.99. Available in Black, Gray, or Brown.
  • Serra Ladies’ Poncho, $10.99. One size fits most. Choose Red/Gray/Black Plaid Microfleece, Black/Camel/Gray/Dragonfly Plaid with Fringe ends, Tan Cable Knit, or Nude/Black/White Check Turtleneck. Features warm, soft fabric that is reversible and can be worn multiple ways. Made of 100% polyester and OEKO-TEX certified.

Self care items include:

  • My Beauty Spot 7-Piece Hand Cream Gift Set, $5.29 for 6.16 oz. Read our review of a similar set with different scents here.
  • My Beauty Spot Soap and Lotion Gift Set, $5.69 for 32.46 oz.
  • Lacura Be Kissed Lip Balm, $2.29 for 0.51 oz. Read our review of Aldi lip balm in different flavors here.

Fresh Meat Special Highlight:

  • Simply Nature Fresh Family Pack Organic Grass-Fed 85/15 Ground Beef, $4.49 per lb. Sold in a 4-lb. package for $17.96.

Alcohol Highlights:

(Not available at all locations.)

  • Connellys Variety Pack, $14.99 for three 375-ml bottles. Includes 1 each of Irish cream, Crème Brûlée Irish cream, and Mint Chocolate Irish cream. Country of Origin: Ireland.
  • Montequinto Rioja Gift Pack, $24.99 for two 750-ml bottles. This wooden gift pack includes a bottle of each of Montequinto Rioja Crianza and Montequinto Rioja Reserva. Country of Origin: Spain.
  • Petit Cherry Wine Specialty, $7.99 for 750 mL. Country of Origin: Germany.
  • Vve. Monsigny Champagne Brut, $19.99 for 750 mL. Country of Origin: France.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. Catherine A. McClarey

    That 2-quart mini Dutch oven would be just the right size for singles or couples. The cookbook “Glorious One-Pot Meals” by Elizabeth Yarnell has tons of recipes sized for 2-quart Dutch ovens (can be doubled or tripled for larger Dutch ovens), all including protein, a grain or starchy vegetable, and plenty of veggies, all of which cook in your oven unattended — including a “one-pot Thanksgiving” recipe which would also be perfect for Christmas dinner for 1 or 2 people!

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