Still searching for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? Check out our top gift picks for the 2017 holiday season!
Cobram Estate – Olive Oil
Cobram Estate has released their 2017 California First Harvest; priding themselves on being gloriously unrefined, this small batch purveyor was just awarded the healthiest extra virgin olive oil in the world. The vibrant color of the oil speaks for itself when talking freshness. Added bonus? The packaging is gorgeous — so it’s one less step when thinking about wrapping it for presentation.
Purchase at: http://www.cobramestate.com/
Aqua Fizz – Sparkling Water Maker
Perfect for the health/fitness fan who may already have a Fitbit or yoga mat, SodaStream sparkling water makers are proven to encourage healthy hydration. Aqua Fizz is the newest in SodaStream’s line of sparkling water makers, and features an elegant glass carafe and streamlined design.
Purchase at www.sodastream.com
Dash Arctic Chill Blender
This powerful blender makes all your icy favorites, from fruit smoothies to a perfect margarita. An insulated stainless steel blending tumbler holds delicious frozen beverages and keeps them cold for 12-24 hours.
Purchase at: https://www.target.com
Power Air Fryer XL
The Power Air Fryer XL gives people the ability to enjoy their favorite fried foods/cheat meals guilt-free. Meals are cooked without the added fat and calories are cut by 80%!
Purchase at: http://powerairfryer.com
Price: Starting at $34.95/month
Rosehive Superfoods is the perfect gift for someone who doesn’t love to spend a ton of money but wants to try all the fun superfood products on the market. Rosehive Superfoods is packed with probiotics, green juice, quinoa and superfood snacks. It's perfect for your vegan friend who's obsessed with trying different powders and potions. Every box comes with a nutrient rich snack, herb, drink, superfood powder, and cooking ingredients so you can make healthy and creative foods at home too!
Purchase at: http://rosehivesuperfoods.com/
Gifts that Keep on Giving - Subscription Gifts
Red Velvet NYC - DIY Dessert Kits
Red Velvet is perfect for foodies looking to perfect their baking skills, and try out monthly (or a la carte) desserts. These gluten-free truffles are a delightful option for anyone with a gluten intolerance!
Purchase at: http://redvelvetnyc.com/
HelloFresh - Subscription Meal Kit Delivery
Price: Starting at $59
While anyone can deliver a box of food, HelloFresh opens an experience that goes beyond the final plate and brings the fun of cooking back into people’s lives. By covering the shopping, planning, and delivering step-by-step recipes and ingredients, you can relax and enjoy all there is to love about cooking -- and eating! In just a few easy-to-master steps, home cooks can chop, zest, and sauté like naturals thanks to recipes that take just 30 minutes.
Purchase at: www.hellofresh.com
Flaviar - a membership club for the spirits enthusiasts
Price: $210/annual membership
Flaviar is a 21st Century membership club that helps each and every member develop their own tastes as they curate a home bar that is more eclectic, more exotic and more personal than the world’s best speakeasy. The features of the membership include quarterly mail-order Tasting Boxes, live experiences, insider knowledge, private bottlings, access to rare spirits, member reviews and a database of over 20,000 spirits. The community is designed to help members navigate a vast landscape of various flavors and terroirs to find their spirit in the spirit world.
Purchase at: https://flaviar.com/
Subscription Artisan Cheese Box by Cheesemonger Box
Launched in October 2017, Cheesemonger Box is a cut-to-order artisan cheese delivery service. With a commitment to sourcing only the highest quality artisan American and European cheeses and a strong focus on education, Cheesemonger Box aims to bring an authentic cut-to-order cheese shop experience to cheese lovers everywhere. Cheesemonger Box offers a monthly gift option (from 1 to 12 months) that can be purchased up-front by the gifter, as well as a monthly subscription box with flexible, easy-to-schedule delivery. The Signature Box features three half-pound pieces of cheese along with a gourmet, artisan cracker and a small batch accompaniment such as a jam, spread or charcuterie.
Purchase at: https://cheesemongerbox.com/
Gifts that Give Back
Amarula Cream Liqueur
Amarula is a delicious cream liqueur made from the fruit the African Marula tree bears just once a year. With the purchase of this gift pack between September 1st and December 31st in 2017, $1 will be donated to WildLifeDirect to help in their cause to protect our elephants. So you can feel good in more than one way when pouring a dash of this in your coffee this season.
Purchase at: https://amarula.com/
Natierra Foods – Dark Chocolate Goji Berries and Chia Seeds
Give a unique collection of superfoods with soul from Natierra Foods. If they love indulging in chocolate, give a collection of Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Chia or Dark Chocolate Covered Hemp Seeds. With each purchase, Natierra will provide one meal to a hungry child in Haiti through its Feed A Soul: Buy One Feed One project.
Purchase at: https://www.natierra.com
Chabi Ceramic Tray
Raven & Lily’s Moroccan ceramic trays are hand thrown and hand painted by talented artisans out of Marrakesh. 10% of sales of this collection will be donated to Project Soar, an after-school program empowering young girls in Morocco to continue their education by providing academic support, life skills mentorship and leadership coaching.
Purchase at: https://www.ravenandlily.com
Money on Honey Gift Box
Price: $16.95 for a box of 9 chocolates
Droga Chocolates Money on Honey Gift Boxes are filled with delicious confections that are not your everyday treats. The mouth-watering caramel center is uniquely made with wildflower honey (instead of corn syrup), imparting a signature honey taste and offering a healthier way to indulge this holiday season. Covered in Fair Trade certified Guittard dark chocolate and sprinkled with delicate French fleur de sel, these premium delicacies are delicious as well as beautiful. As an added bonus, a portion of all sales are donated to Project Apis M., a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund and direct research to enhance the health and vitality of honeybee colonies and improve crop production.
Purchase at: www.moneyonhoney.com
Rotimatic – Smart Flatbread Maker
Rotimatic is a smart robot that lets you make fresh, healthy flatbread with the push of a button. It’s the perfect gift for fans of healthy cooking, lovers of global cuisine and lazy chefs. Cooking warm, yummy flatbread has never been easier. Just add three simple ingredients – flour, water and oil – and Rotimatic does all of the work for you. This smart kitchen gadget uses advanced AI and robotics technology to mimic human judgment while kneading dough - it learns and adapts getting smarter with every use.
Purchase at: www.rotimatic.com
MEATER – Smart Meat Thermometer
MEATER is the world’s first truly wireless leave-in meat thermometer with internal and external temperature sensors to ensure perfectly prepared meat for any meal. Seamlessly bridging the gap between your smartphone and oven/grill, MEATER’s wireless technology sends on-demand notifications when your meat is done, affording you the flexibility to relax or to tackle other things on your to-do list. Not to mention, the MEATER boasts unique, patented technology that measures both internal and external temperatures for a superior outcome and its sleek design makes for an attractive addition to any kitchen or outdoor space.
Purchase at: www.meater.com
Perfect Blend® Smart Scale + Interactive Recipe App
Perfect Blend makes it fun and easy to make hundreds of blended recipes. Perfect Blend allows anyone to make perfectly delicious blended recipes using any blender they have at home, from soups and dips to marinades, salad dressing and smoothies! Connect the scale with the Perfect Blend recipe app (iOS/Android/Nook) on your smart device via Bluetooth. Each ingredient is measured by weight as it is added, while the virtual blender jar fills up in real time. The app tells you when you’ve added enough of the ingredient and moves on to the next step. Comes with hundreds of taste-tested recipes which can be filtered by dietary needs and restrictions. The app also helps you to easily measure portions by calorie and calculates nutritional data to make tracking intake easier. Includes a smart scale, free interactive recipe app, smoothie to-go cup and device stand.
Purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/
Gifts for the Aspiring Chef
FINI Cutlery – 8” Chef’s Knife
FINI Cutlery’s knives have a smaller handle to guide the hand into the proper position, allowing your ﬁngers to lock in the front and the back. The result is greater comfort and enhanced control.
Purchase at: https://www.finicutlery.com/
Fourth & Heart - Artisanal Ghee
Price: 9 ounce Ghee Jars $14.99, 16 ounce Pourable Ghee oil $13.99
The one-of-a-kind gourmet Ghee brand Fourth & Heart is a great gift for the aspiring chef. For discerning Foodies, ghee will make crafting incredibly flavorful meals absolutely effortless. Tempt their taste buds with the gourmet White Truffle Salt ghee by Fourth & Heart or the subtly sweet Madagascar Vanilla Bean ghee. The Pourable Ghee oil is fantastic for sautéing, stir-fry or anything requiring high heat cooking. With a smoke point of 485º it's the perfect oil for every type of cooking and still packs a healthy punch of Omegas and vitamins.
Purchase at: https://fourthandheart.com/
Copper Chef – Copper Pan
The Copper Chef is a versatile pan that allows you to cook without fatty butter and oils. Use it to bake, fry, boil, saute, steam and braise.
Purchase at: https://www.copperchef.com/
Soom Sampler – Tahini Set
Soom Foods, a Philly-based company run by three sisters, is a leading purveyor of premium tahini across the country for celebrated chefs and home cooks alike. Tahini is one of the more versatile ingredients out there as it can be used in both savory and sweet dishes -- in everything from dressings to desserts to smoothies and more. It would make the perfect kitchen essentials gift for the home cook who wants to branch out.
Purchase at: https://www.soomfoods.com/
Salt Block Cooking Set
Using a precious pink mineral mined from ancient Himalayan hills, the unique salt blocks create a cooking surface that can be used in the oven, stove or backyard grill. With the ability to retain thermal energy and stay hot or chilled while seasoning foods with a mild salt flavor, four 5" x 5" square salt blocks come along with a porcelain coated steel holder that keeps them together and transports with ease. Also included is Salt Block Cooking, the essential guide to this special technique that features 70 simple recipes for grilling, baking, serving and more.
Purchase at: https://www.oliveandcocoa.com/
Gifts for the Carnivore
Smith & Wollensky Steak Knives
Iconic American steakhouse brand, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, has a new knife partnership with ZWILLING J.A. Henckels. Smith & Wollensky, widely known as “America’s Steakhouse,” has collaborated with the esteemed knife manufacturer to design custom steak knives that will ensure the best steak eating experience possible. It’s a perfect gift-set for any culinary enthusiast who wants to bring the elevated steak knife experience into their own home and kitchen.
Purchase at: https://www.smithandwollensky.com/
New York Prime Beef
Price: Strip Sampler Collection $250
Steakhouse connoisseurs demand the best steak on the planet and New York Prime Beef is the most luxurious steak subscription service offering premium cuts of steak including wagyu, kobe, porterhouse, NY strip — delivered free all over the United States. New York Prime Beef source, age and expertly cut unparalleled steaks, all of which are 2% prime beef and offer that authentic steakhouse experience for the seasoned griller and steak connoisseur. And as a special touch, each butcher personally signs each packet!
Purchase at: http://www.newyorkprimebeef.com/
Gifts for a Sweet Tooth
For a festive gift, try the Limited Edition Petit Four Gift Box. This limited edition holiday collection was inspired by petit fours, the classic bite-sized French confection. Godiva's chef chocolatiers gave crafted delicious and delightful pieces featuring rich ganache, airy mousse, and nutty praliné surrounded by a chocolate shell.
Purchase at: http://www.godiva.com/
McCrea’s Candies Luxe Caramels
McCrea’s Candies makes 15 flavors of luxe caramel for the gifting market. Think Black Lava Sea Salt, Rosemary Truffle, Cinnamon Clove, Single Malt Scotch, Deep Chocolate and Irish Coffee…flavors ideal for foodies. A new soirée-sized Party Box filled with approximately 10 pieces each of four caramel flavors. Half the size of their our best-selling Party Box, it is ideal for family functions, cozy celebrations, and smaller office parties.
Purchase at: https://www.mccreascandies.com
Play With Your Food - Fun Foodie Gifts
Kokeshi Tea Set for 2
Tea is ready for two with this whimsical tea set. The head is actually the teapot and stacks on top of the body which is comprised of 2 teacups! Stainless steel strainer is included. We recommend hand washing. The tea set is designed in Japan.
Purchase at: https://morikami.org
SockGuy – Food Socks
Price: Starting at $10.95
These SockGuy socks are high quality, comfortable, stretch-to-fit socks that won't bunch up or cause blisters, which is great for athletes and also cooks on their feet in the kitchen all day!
Purchase at: http://www.sockguy.com
Gifts for the Beer Lover
Moody Tongue - Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter
Moody Tongue is a Chicago-based culinary brewery led by acclaimed Owner and Brewmaster Jared Rouben, who takes a Michelin-minded approach to brewing beer, utilizing years of experience cooking at renowned restaurants, such as Per Se in New York City. These ingredient-driven beers incorporate only the most quality flavor-enhancers. The Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter is a medium-bodied porter that carries flavors of Oaxacan Chocolate and Mexican Cinnamon with aromatics of dark chocolate, exhibiting a clean and dry finish.
Purchase at: https://www.binnys.com/
Brooklyn Brew Shop
Built on the principles that making beer—real beer, from real ingredients—can be simple, tasty and more importantly, fun, Brooklyn Brew Shop sells stylish brew kits and ingredient mixes for seasonally-inspired beers and ciders. All of their kits are designed for use on a standard kitchen stove and use real ingredients instead of the less flavorful extracts and additives typical in other homebrewing kits.
Purchase at: http://brooklynbrewshop.com/
The BottleKeeper – think a S'well bottle for beer – keeps beer colder and carbonated for longer, and protected from drops (no more glass worries at pools or tailgates). It also comes equipped with its own bottle opener, tethered cap, and insulation - so you can say goodbye to college-looking koozies. For an extra special touch, they also now offer engraving in their custom shop.
Purchase at: https://www.bottlekeeper.com/
Gifts for the Wine Lover
Aervana – Wine Aerator
Aervana is the first, one-touch luxury wine aerator on the market and does wonders on younger red wines that would normally benefit from decanting. All you have to do is uncork a bottle of red wine— younger, more tannic red wines are the ones that are going to see the biggest taste-difference with aeration— and place your Aervana over the top, then push the button for instantly aerated wine dispensed out of a stainless-steel spout directly into your glass.
Messina Hof Wines
Messina Hof is a leader in the establishment of the Texas wine industry and one the fastest-growing and most award-winning wineries in the state. Established in Texas in 1977, the rich winemaking heritage of the Bonarrigo family dates back six generations to Messina, Sicily. Their array of wines are a great addition to any food lovers reserve. The 40th Anniversary Heritage Blend is a full-bodied red wine with an array of flavors ranging from leather, dark cherries, and cassis. The blend gives this wine a complex and silky smooth finish which offers a new range of flavors for even the most experienced wine connoisseur. Messina Hof’s Private Reserve Malbec is soft and hearty. The Malbec grapes are ripened fully in the vineyard under intense Texas heat bringing out the dark berry elements. With hints of black plum, currant, and spice this wine provides a smooth mouthfeel and pairs with lean red meats, poultry, and mushrooms. Messina Hof’s Texas Sparkling Brut is a great addition to a foodies collection, with baked apple and apricot nuances and a blend of honeycomb the wine offers a crisp and refreshing taste. The wine pairs well with light cuisines such as smoked salmon, salads, or seafood pasta dishes.
Purchase at: http://www.messinahof.com/
LJ Crafted Wines - Pinot Noir
The double gold, best-in-show 2013 Patient Terrier Vineyard Pinot Noir is from Russian River Valley in California and — if you can get some from the limited supply — is a fool-proof gift for foodies. Though the bulk of LJ Crafted Wines business is in filling growlers direct from the barrel via their patent pending Wine Steward apparatus, the 2013 Pinot Noir holds a special place in their history because half of the production was destroyed in the 2014 Napa earthquake. Tasting notes of the 2013 Patient Terrier Vineyard Pinot Noir include: Dark roses, wild cherry, spice, and clove on the nose with a silkily-textured, gentle palate.
Purchase at: http://www.ljcraftedwines.com/
Sparkling Vine – Wine Glass Charms & Charm Dish
This set of 8 wine charms feature sparkly, faceted crystals (exact colors may vary) attached to custom-oxidized silver-tone metal rings in an accompanying charm dish. Each dish is individually hand-sculpted from Italian cold porcelain and formed into an organic shape, almost like flower petals. After curing, the dishes are hand-painted with pearlescent and champagne paints. The dish is a juxtaposition between rustic and elegant -- the imperfect ruffled edges and mottled texture pair beautifully with the shimmery finish and sparkling charms.
Purchase at: https://www.sparklingvinedesign.com
SWISH Wine Holiday Pack
SWISH Beverages known for some of the most Instagram-worthy wines: Family Time Is Hard, PINK PARTY, and BABE Rosé with Bubbles are all very fun gifts to give for the holidays! You can buy these wines individually or in a holiday pack together.
Purchase at: https://www.swishbev.com/
Gifts for the Cocktail Lover
Herb & Lou's Infused Ice Cubes
Price: $16.99 per box of 12
Whether wanting to impress someone or just being lazy, Herb & Lou's Infused Ice Cubes are the fast, easy way to create a craft cocktail in just seconds. Designed for either vodka, tequila or bourbon, and using only top-sourced ingredients, they add flavor, not dilute it, as they melt. They come sealed and unfrozen. Just pop them in the freezer, and decide if you prefer shaken, stirred or simply on the rocks.
Purchase at: https://herbandlous.com/
Owl’s Brew for In The Pursuit
Owl’s Brew is changing the curated cocktail game, offering entertainers the opportunity to shake, mix and stir their own tea-infused sips from the comfort of their own homes. The Little Black Cocktail kit is the perfect starter set of tea-infused mixers because it includes the basics for creating a craft cocktail: The Classic, Pink & Black and Coco-Lada. The Holiday Gift Set includes three 8-ounce mixers (mulling spices, salted caramel toddy and grapefruit Collins) that can be added to any liquor, beer, wine or Champagne.
Purchase at: www.theowlsbrew.com
Stillhouse whiskey is packaged in a one-of-a-kind, daring red, unbreakable stainless steel can (no wrapping required!). The clear, mixable whiskey stands apart from traditional brown whiskey gifts. Try the limited holiday release Spiced Cherry whiskey!
Purchase at: https://www.reservebar.com/
Alkemista – Alcohol Infusion
Alkemista offers people the opportunity to create gourmet, customized spirits and cocktails using fresh ingredients and creative combinations. The drinks present well at parties or events, and its sleek design looks great as well. With a modern nod to the classic spirits bottle, Alkemista’s combines a lab-grade borosilicate glass vessel with a removable stainless steel filter and threaded Tritan® and stainless steel base. The easy-to-use, all-in-one design enables anyone to craft and serve fresh, custom infused cocktails at home or in a bar — using fresh fruit, spices, herbs and botanicals. By marrying the timeless design of the classic spirits bottle with the beautiful simplicity of Japanese teapots, Alkemista makes the art of infusion easy.
Purchase at: https://ethanashe.com/
Gifts for the Coffee Lover
LINO + GINO - Deluxe Pour Over Brew Kit
It's only natural that the meticulously designed LINO mug should have an equally beautiful and functional pour-over dripper to complement it. This set offers a coffee brewing experience that not only delivers an expertly brewed cup, but pleases all five senses: touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. The Brew Kit comes with:
- set of 2 LINO mugs (choice of color: White, Rhubarb Red, Canary Yellow, Lotus Green, Matte Black, Ozone Blue, Slate Gray, Periwinkle, Sage Green )
- 1 GINO server
- 1 GINO dripper
- 1 box of 100 GINO paper filters
Purchase at: https://www.notneutral.com/
Peet’s Coffee – Holiday Coffee Gift Set
Give the gift of sharing with a 1 lb. bag of Peet’s Holiday Blend and two origin-patterned mugs for savoring together. Crafted from the most exceptional coffees of the crop year, the Holiday Blend is Peet’s flavor finale, conjuring the spice and spirit of the season. Here Peet’s blends the bittersweet finesse of Guatemala, the syrupy heft and warm spice of Sumatra and the aromatic attractions of floral, citric Ethiopia. The perfect gift for the uncompromising coffee lover, this set comes in Peet's signature gift box and includes a 1 pound of the holiday blend and two Guatemala Origin Mugs.
Purchase at: https://www.peets.com/
Dash Rapid Cold Brew System
ColdBoil™ technology makes delicious cold brew in just 5 minutes. Just fill the coffee container with grounds and the carafe with water, turn the dial, and the Rapid Cold Brew System takes care of the rest. The simplified process eliminates any waiting period for a cup of fresh cold brew.
Purchase at: https://www.target.com
Mentor Coffee Brewing Scale
New at Williams Sonoma is the Motif Mentor™ Coffee Brewing Scale. Elevate your coffee-making skills with this premium brewing scale. App-driven brewing guides ensure you have the right balance of coffee grounds, water and steeping time for optimal coffee flavor. In addition to coffee, other Motif Mentor-compatible Perfect Co apps guide you through everything from cocktail-shaking and smoothie-making to cupcake-baking.
Purchase at: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/motif-mentor-app-driven-coffee-brewing-scale/pip-print.html
Gifts for the Global Foodie
GlobeIn - Chef Box
GlobeIn has a curated selection of goods handmade from artisans around the world, and every purchase gives back to the artisans who created them, providing clean water, education and ethical working environments. The Chef Box includes a Berber serving bowl from Morocco, mortar and pestle from Indonesia, a Tatreez Apron from Palestinian Territories, and a Palm Leaf Napkin Basket from Mexico.
Purchase at: : https://shop.globein.com/collections/artisan-boxes/products/chef-box
KAZI Goods - Brown Sugar + Teal Oval Basket
With KAZI Goods, you can not only impress your foodie friends with chic coasters, placemats, bread baskets, and more—you can actually help support the mission to alleviate poverty across Africa. Aside from being completely on trend, purchasing these gifts helps to provide sustainable income to the rural artisans who handcraft the items. The stories of these baskets are more than meets the eye. Mothers have been passing the traditional practice of weaving down to their daughters for centuries. They are more than baskets. They are sources of pride for an entire nation, and in the livelihoods of the women in Rwandan communities. The patterns of these oval baskets, embody the values and virtues that these women hold dear to them; friendship and tradition.
Purchase at: https://kazigoods.com/collections/fw2017/products/brown-sugar-teal-oval-basket
Gifts for the Busy Foodie
Power Pressure Cooker XL
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is ideal for the busy, time-strapped person that doesn’t want to compromise on quality for convenience. Simply choose a setting and let Power Pressure Cooker XL do the cooking itself! The Power Pressure Cooker XL cooks traditionally slow-cooked meals 70% faster than conventional methods.
Purchase at: http://www.powerpressurecooker.com/
The Only Original Alfredo Sauce
Price: $30 for 2-pack
The Only Original Alfredo Sauce is a fresh and refrigerated pasta sauce which launched this past March in conjunction with the original creator Alfredo di Lelio's family — Alfredo invented the sauce at his Roman restaurant in 1914. The sauce is the exact same recipe from 1914 and is made with just four high-quality ingredients: Parmigiano Reggiano, butter, extra-virgin olive oil and skim milk.
Purchase at: http://alfredo1914.com/
Gifts for the Hostess
Harry & David - Meat and Cheese Sled Gift
Offering an enchanting appetizer spread is easy with this festive array of goodies served on a whimsical sled-shaped tray. There are three types of cheese: Havarti dill, white cheddar, and Edam, along with hickory-smoked summer and Thuringer sausages. Serve the meat and cheese with three-seed crackers topped with honey hot mustard or delectable pepper and onion relish. The sled-shaped serving tray will be a holiday-season staple for years to come.
Purchase at: https://www.harryanddavid.com/h/gift-baskets-tower-boxes/meat-and-cheese-gift-boxes/31600?searchTerm=meat and cheese sled&sBrandIdTab=HD_&storeIdTab=21051
Lime & Leaf – Salt and Pepper Shakers
From gifting the hostess to impressing the in-laws — this one is a crowd pleaser. Playful salt and pepper shakers are an easy way to make a sit-down dinner feel instantly more relaxed, and somehow they always become a conversation piece
Purchase at: https://limeandleaf.com/collections/shakers
Cypress Grove’s Cheese Loves Beer Kit
A great way for all to gather around the appetizers is Cypress Grove’s Cheese Loves Beer Kit! The kit comes with everything you need to host your own cheese and beer pairing party including tasting guides, cheese signs and koozies! All you need to bring is your favorite beer of choice to complete the celebration.
Purchase at: https://store.cypressgrovecheese.com/cheese-cakes-gift-sets/cheese-loves-beer-kit-740117?returnurl=%2fcheese-cakes-gift-sets%2f
DAVIDsTEA Whimsical Village Set
Sweet and Indulgent: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this tempting eight-tea selection. For those cozy nights in, reach for decadent Chocolate Macaroon and English Toffee. Want something lighter? Try Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait and White Cranberry Bark – two infusions packed with fresh red berries. If you’re in the mood for a cold-weather classic, nothing beats Caramel Shortbread, Hot Chocolate and Let It Snow. Finally, it just wouldn’t be dessert without a festive cup of chocolate-mint Candy Cane Crush.
Teas for Unwinding: What’s the best way to end a satisfying feast? Lingering over dessert with eight blends designed to comfort, relax and revitalize. There’s North African Mint and The Spice is Right to help you digest. Buddha’s Blend and Walnut Orange Scone to add a little sophistication to your evening. Cream of Earl Grey and Caramel Shortbread to sweeten things up. And Mother’s Little Helper and Super Ginger – two caffeine-free blends to sip when you want to unwind.
Hygge Teas: What’s hygge? It’s Danish for coziness and conviviality. Think candlelight, warm socks and laughing so hard your belly hurts. It’s also these eight heartwarming teas. For those lazy Sunday mornings, brew up Cardamom French Toast, Banana Nut Bread or Walnut Orange Scone. Craving some afternoon comfort? Whip up a latte with Cinnamon Rooibos Chai or Carrot Cupcake. And when that potluck party rolls around, spread the joy with a pot of Spiced Apple, Alpine Punch or Sleigh Ride.
Purchase at: https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/
Marcelli Formaggi Millefiori Honey from Luca Finocchio
The Finocchio family captures the bounty of Abruzzo’s wild flowers in this honey by physically moving their bees around the region to pollinate different flowers for a dynamic honey. The family describes the process as ‘bee field trips,’ as they move bees to sunflower fields, chestnut groves and wildflower fields. Produced from April to September, this honey varies by the different varieties of wild flowers that grow throughout the production season. The process is what makes this family and their honeys stand out in Italy's honey capitol.
Purchase at: https://marcelliformaggi.com/award-winning-honey-sampler/
Hampton Farms Gift Box
A customizable gift box by Hampton Farms makes the perfect holiday gift for party hosts, clients, bosses, and coworkers. Choose your favorite assortment of sweet, spicy or savory nuts for a gift that will please anyone’s taste buds. Hampton Farms has a true seed-to-shelf story, selling peanut seeds to American farmers and working with the throughout the growing season to ensure the best quality peanuts.
Purchase at: https://www.hamptonfarms.com/shop-online/
Gifts for Yourself
Global Grub - DIY Ravioli Kit
Global Grub is a DIY cooking kit delivered right to your door. Global Grub’s kits focus on global cuisine, and the in-home experience of creating each meal from scratch. With the DIY Ravioli Kit, make your own Italian masterpiece, starting with the perfect pasta dough made from 00 flour. Then, transform the dough into delicious gourmet pillows filled with porcini mushrooms and ricotta that'll be sure to impress!
Kit includes: 00 Flour, Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Truffle Oil (a jar for your pantry!), Ravioli Stamp, Shopping Guide, Drink Pairing Suggestions, Cooking Instructions
Servings: about 4 people (35 ravioli). Difficulty level: Medium
Purchase at: https://globalgrub.com/products/diy-ravioli-kit
FarmSteady – Bagel Making Kit
FarmSteady helps food makers and guerrilla gardeners everywhere take their crush on farming to the next level with easy-to-use urban homesteading kits. Everything you need to make a dozen everything bagels and homemade cultured cream cheese all in one convenient package for the whole family. Rope, loop and boil your own bagels from scratch and follow up with a schmear of homemade cream cheese to recreate a NYC classic in your very own kitchen. Half cheese making kit and half baking kit—it’s all delicious. (Everything bagels not your first choice? Don’t worry. You can make ‘em plain too.)
Purchase at: http://farmsteady.com/shop/everything-bagel-cream-cheese-kit
Lagostina Martellata Hammered Copper Roaster
The Lagostina Invitations Martellata Roaster will make a stylish and reliable addition to any kitchen collection. This roaster features design inspired by time-tested Italian cookware, and has a radiant copper finish with a stainless steel interior.
Purchase at: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/lagostina-invitations-martellata-roaster-in-copper/1063009385?skuId=63009385&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_cookware_online&product_id=63009385
Kusmi Tea - Le thé blanc Alain Ducasse
Kusmi Tea’s very first white tea — Le thé blanc Alain Ducasse — is presented in a unique and immaculately white box that evokes both the famous chef’s refined universe and Kusmi Tea’s modern and elegant designs. This brand new recipe incorporates notes of raspberry and rose, resulting in a delicious and sophisticated taste.
Purchase at: https://us-en.kusmitea.com/l/le-the-blanc-ducasse.html/
Colavita - Premium Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Price: $8 for 17 oz.
Presented in an attractive, dark glass bottle (better to protect the EVOO inside) it's perfect for the home cook or foodie who always likes to have high quality olive oil on hand. And of course, it's very healthy and family-friendly. This olive oil has a rich aroma and a balanced, full-bodied flavor. The slightly spicy and bitter notes in the flavor profile testify to the authenticity and freshness of this product.
Gifts for Foodie Kids
Smooshy Mushy are deliciously scented, food-themed, adorable, squishy pets, packed with a variety of sweet collectibles and surprises. Each ‘slow rise’ soft foam Smooshy Mushy Pet has an adorable tiny squishy BFF they can’t live without, adding to the surprising fun! Food/pet combos include Frenchie/hamburger, Bunny/ice cream, Pig/pancakes, Raccoon/pizza and more. All are packaged to look like food products.
Purchase at: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Smooshy-Mushy-Smoothie/780684934
Foodie Gifts Under $10
Dash Mini Maker Waffle
Cute & compact, the Dash Mini Maker Waffle makes snack-sized waffles an everyday treat. This appliance is ideal for making individual waffles that go beyond breakfast.
Purchase at: https://www.target.com/p/dash-mini-maker-waffle/-/A-52532781#lnk=sametab
Beautiful Briny Sea – Sea Salts and Artisan Sugar
Price: Starting at $8
Beautiful Briny Sea offers artisan dry goods for the home cook or baker. Salt and sugar flavors include Santa Salt (Rosemary + Pink Peppercorn), Magic Unicorn (Rosemary, Smoked Paprika + Garlic), Campfire (Smoked Sea Salt, Sumac, Chili + Cumin), and Mr. Gigglepants Sugar (Hibiscus + Citrus).
Purchase at: http://www.beautifulbrinysea.com/
Buzz + Bloom Honey
Buzz + Bloom believes that the purest honey should have natural pollen in it, highlighting the floral essence of the areas surrounding the beehive. That’s why they only gently strain their honey, ensuring that it retains its natural pollen and unique floral-forward taste profile. Buzz + Bloom comes in more than 10 varieties in beautiful purple and blue packaging that is perfect for a hostess gift or addition to your holiday tablescape.
Purchase at: www.buzzandbloomhoney.com