It’s gift guide season! This time of year is the time to think about others and all the gourmet gifting possibilities. I have spent countless hours tasting, testing, cooking with, garnishing with, and using these wonderful gourmet gifts you see below. The best way to share these delectable gifts is to stuff them into a stocking or make a gift basket!
Food and Beverage
Tervis Wine Glass: Insulated drink ware taken to a new level… a wine level that is! Tervis many of us know for their line of insulated sports fan cups, seasonal designed traveling coffee mugs, and more. Now they make a line of wine glasses, that will keep your cold wine cool, and make the perfect boozy float cups! The wine line is available in stemless as well as stemmed wine glasses, and if you fill it with some delicious holiday candy, it’ll make one delectable holiday gift! $19.99
Atlas Coffee Club: Single origin coffee, artfully roasted, delivered right to your door! Atlas Coffee Club is a great gift for the coffee lover in your life who likes variety, quality, and colors. The colorful packaging labeled with aromas and boldness levels will instantly revive you in the morning… and the coffee’s, well those are a wonderful wake-you-up. Explore the world of coffee for $14-42, every two or four weeks.
Pearsons Farm: This five generation farming family offers a wide array of peach preserves, chocolate pecans, spiced, and cinnamon sugared pecans. Pearsons Farms makes a great addition to a gift basket for the “snacker” in your life. $4.00-42.00
Stoneridge Orchards: Dried fruit is a great addition to a gift basket this holiday season because it pairs well with wine, spirits, and beer, as well as mixes well into salads, baked goods, and so much more. Stoneridge Orchards is certified organic and offers a wide range of dried fruit such as cherries, mixed berries, blueberries, and cranberries, some even covered in chocolate! $5.99
Les Trois Petits Cochons: Charcuterie at it’s best with Les Trois Petits (Three Little Pigs). This company has a delectable line of mousses, terrines, pâtés, sausages, charcuterie, mustards, and so much more. I happen to love the sausages and smoked duck breast paired with Rhone Valley wines, but if you happen to know a pâté fan, this makes a great gift paired with some Champagne or Crémant (sparking wine from France). Gift baskets available from $79-179.99.
Spread MMM’s Olive Tempenade: This delicious black olive tapenade is a must have for any charcuterie and tapas loving loved one. Add a jar of Spread-MMM’s to your holiday gift basket and they will love this artisanal tapenade! $15.00
Maypo Maple Oatmeal: Made with quinoa, this oatmeal pairs perfectly with a bottle of Irish whisky, or in a healthy gift basket. Why whisky you ask? Well, that’s how the Irish enjoy oatmeal on a cold Sunday morning… however you’re more than welcome to dress it up with some Stoneridge Orchards dried fruit, Pearson Farms pecans, or simple brown sugar. ~ $5.50
Miss Jones Baking Co.: The perfect shortcut for the ultimate baker! Miss Jones Baking Co. produces a line of cookie, cake, and brownie mixes as well as a line of delectable and delicious frostings! This holiday season not only can you give a sweet gift, but you can also enter the Bake It Better Challenge to win some fun prizes including a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, $1,000 Visa Gift Card, Chocolates, and so much more. $5.99
Nonni’s Biscotti: As seen in my beer pairing post (more to come this holiday season), Nonni’s Biscotti is the perfect pairing with craft beer. For someone who enjoys sweets as well as wine, beer or spirits, Nonni’s makes the perfect gift to tag along! ~$6.95
Appalachian Cream Liqueurs: A Tennessee Distilling company, set in a farmhouse tucked in the mountains produces these cream liqueurs that are perfect for coffee, oatmeal, and creamy cocktails! With flavors like Maple Bacon, Dark Chocolate Coffee, and Butter Pecan, how can you resist? $24.99
Hoboken Farms Sauce: Big sauces with big flavor! Hoboken Farms produces a line of vodka, marinara, and tomato basil sauce and since 1992 the company has offered an expertly curated selection of locally baked artisan breads, fresh mozzarella cheese, pasta and meats. 6 jars for $73.43.
Monq: These personal essential oil diffusers are probably one of the best products I have tried this year! I am absolutely in love with the Sexy, Zen, Healthy, and Active. Monq diffusers make a great addition to a gift basket, when combined with some delicious and healthy items. These mindful sticks are breathed in through your mouth, and exhaled through your nose. You don’t feel anything but fantastic, and can truly pick exactly how you want to feel with Monq. All of the different sticks taste and make you feel different. Zen puts me in a comfortable state to happily sleep, while sexy makes you feel alive, vibrant, and puts that extra pep in your step! $20.00/ea
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! PLEASE PAIR RESPONSIBLY!