The holidays are the perfect time to rejoice in our good fortune, celebrate with family and friends and eat lots of festive food. But with so much going on, how on earth does anyone find time to shop for gifts?
Have no fear! I can help make your holiday gift giving meaningful, simple, delicious and even healthy if you so choose. In fact, this just may be your easiest holiday shopping year ever. Here are some fabulous edible gift suggestions, ranging from the token to the major statement of appreciation. And all of them are just a few clicks away.
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It’s The Thought (Under $25)
There are plenty of gifts that are gentle on the wallet yet yummy in the tummy. Brighten up your giftee’s day right from the start with a bag of organic Peruvian coffee from The Fair Trade Coffee Company. These beans produce a medium-bodied and well-rounded cup. And they’re produced by workers who are treated fairly, under conditions that are kind to the environment.
The Al Dente Pasta Company will send those pasta lovers on your list a tasty trio of all-natural, handmade pastas. The Wholee Grain-Ohlee gift set includes Multigrain, Roasted Garlic and Fettuccine and tells the recipient “enjoy your dinner on me!” Each cooks up in about three minutes.
Miss Nicky’s Gourmet Almond Toffee is one of my personal favorites. Not only is this toffee insanely delicious and addictive, it actually has many health benefits. Miss Nicky uses whole nuts and spices, making this a great gift for anyone who is gluten-sensitive, diabetic or overweight but still enjoys sweets. Her customers include Maya Angelou, Magic Johnson and makeup mogul Bobbi Brown. Be sure to get an extra box for yourself.
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Vinegar… as a gift? If you’ve ever tried dark chocolate vinegar mixed with a good olive oil on a salad, you already know why giving this will make you a bigger celeb than Santa. Seasons Taproom is based in Bethlehem, PA, but they will carefully package vinegars and oils to ship anywhere in the country.
Peruvian Organic Coffee Beans (1 pound) – The Fair Trade Coffee Company ($12.00)
Wholee Grain-Ohlee Pasta Gift Set – Al Dente Pasta Company ($15.00)
Gourmet Almond Toffee (8-ounce box) – Miss Nicky’s ($22.00)
Dark Chocolate Vinegar – Seasons Taproom ($14.95)