Holiday gifts for foodies
By Carla Snuggs
Is there a food enthusiast on your Christmas gift list? Posh Beauty Blog has discovered some posh items that foodies will love. This holiday gift guide is especially for those who enjoy crafting and eating culinary delights. It’s Posh Beauty Blog's Holiday Gift Guide – Foodie Edition!
One of the best foodie gifts I’ve discovered is Plated. Plated delivers all the ingredients that you need to create a healthy, quick, and delicious dinner without the hassles of meal planning and grocery shopping. Plated is not just a thoughtful and creative gift for the foodies on your shopping list, but for workaholics who *want *to cook more and eat better but too often put themselves last. Plated makes cooking easy and fun.
Each meal comes with a step-by-step recipe card so you can relax and enjoy the cooking experience. Plated sources only the highest quality ingredients; all of their meats are free of antibiotics and added hormones and all of their seafood is domestic and sustainably caught. I tried the Mexican Enchiladas and the Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup with Cheddar Toasts. I truly felt like a chef. The instructions were easy and clear. In about a half an hour later, I had a creative and delicious meal on the table – no muss, no fuss and best of all, no shopping! Posh Beauty Blog recommends a Plated Gift Card at Plated.com
eCreamery.com is a fun personalized gift for the food enthusiast - custom-made, personalized ice cream, gelato or sorbet in flavors that you can create on eCreamery.com. Choose from over 40 flavors and 30 mix-ins! Even personalize your title and packaging! They have delicious gelatosm ice-cream and create your own sorbet, with flavors like blood orange, mango, coconut, pear, pumpkin, fig and raspberry. eCreamery has many celebrity clients, such as Ryan Seacrest, Rachel Zoe, Paul,Vanessa Williams, Martha Stewart, and The Kardashians. eCreamery ships to across the US. Learn more: eCreamery.com
Hahn’s Old Fashioned Coffee Cake Company
Coffee Cake is a staple for many families during the holiday season and Hahn’s coffee cake is the best of the best. Using all natural fresh ingredients and an old family recipe the tradition continues. In 1983 Mr. and Mrs. Hahn retired from their jobs as schoolteachers and began following their passion and baking their crumb cake from an old family recipe out of their kitchen. Soon, much of New York was clamoring for their delicious crumb cake. Posh Beauty Blog’s picks: Variety Pack, A Sampling of Four Slices Each of Our Crumb, Chocolate, and Raspberry Cakes and Can of Crumbs and Shop: Crumbcake.net
A jar of Outer Spice makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the cook in your life. Outer Spice is a new company that creates four highly versatile new low salt and no salt seasoning blends made from the finest, quality ingredients and hand sourced from around the world. The blends are all-natural, gluten-free, rich in anti-oxidants and contain no MSG. Each spice is finely ground by a family-owned artisanal spice company in Austin, and packaged the same day to ensure freshness and quality. Posh Beauty Blog picks:Outer Spice Spicy – Low Salt. It’s outstanding on fish and chicken ($6.99 each as a stocking stuffer at Outerspiceit.com or select Whole Food Markets).
I used to think Nutella was everything, until I discovered Nicciolata. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for the entire family - a smooth, creamy, and carefully crafted spread using dark chocolate from the Antillean Islands, Italian hazelnuts (16%), brown sugar, skim milk and Bourbon vanilla extract. It’s USDA organic, gluten-free and kosher, without any GMO, palm oil, hydrogenated fat, artificial flavors or colors ($5.99, Nocciolata).
Mooney Farms Dinner for Two Gift Basket
The foodie on your list will love delicious holiday gift items and gift baskets that include Mediterranean kitchen staples. Posh Beauty Blog Pick: Mooney Farms Dinner for Two Gift Basket. The gift basket includes a classic colander lined with festive napkin and filled with delectable gourmet products including Bella Sun Luci Tomato Artichoke Pasta Sauce, Imported Italian Pasta, California Extra Virgin Olive Oil and dipping spice, Freshly roasted espresso, Dulcetto Chocolate Pastry, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and wooden pasta. Everything the foodie loves! ($54.95, Bellasunluci.com ) For more gift baskets, click here).
Philosophy Zinfandel 2011
A red wine for the organic foodie - Philosophy Zinfandel 2011. Green lifestyle expert Danny Seo was inspired to start his own brand of wine, after realizing that organic wine is not only better for the earth, it tastes better too! Complex, with aromas of ripe raspberry, cedar and vanilla, the chewy mouth-feel reveals flavors of white pepper and plum, which are a perfect complement to holiday cheese and fruit plates, but could also hold-up to a juicy burger or steak. Great for gift-giving or holiday parties ($19.99, Philosophywine.com).
A cream liqueur for the sweet tooth, Amarula Cream is a cream liqueur made from the marula fruit, a small, yellow, oval-shaped fruit indigenous to South Africa. Twice distilled and aged for two years in French oak barrels, the liquid is combined with fresh dairy cream to create Amarula Cream. Amarula Cream is light brown to caramel in color, with a full, creamy taste. It can be enjoyed neat, on ice, in cocktails and in cuisine ($19.99, Amarula.com).
For Coffee and Tea Lovers
Mix music and teatime for the holidays with the four seasons Teacarinas – a teacup that doubles as an ocarina! The Teacarina is about 3 inches in diameter. It can play 8 diatonic notes. So fun to bring music to the table for the holidays ($18, Stlocarina.com).
Organic India Teas
Looking for a healthy, feel-good stocking stuffer? ORGANIC INDIA, leader of organic herbal teas and supplements, offers the only tea you'll need to keep loved ones warm, healthy and stress-free this holiday season. ORGANIC INDIA works directly with marginalized farmers in India providing healthcare, education, gender equality and empowerment programs. Sipping fireside, never tasted so good! Posh Beauty Blog Picks: Tulsi Tea Line- Spice up the season with some Holiday favorites: Peppermint, Chai Masala and Ginger. These organic, Non-GMO Project verified teas are infused with a sacred Indian herb that's packed with goodness + deliciousness in over 20 flavors. A cup of Tulsitea warms up the soul - lowers stress, bolsters immunity, enhances stamina and promotes a healthy metabolism ($5.99, OrganicIndiausa.com).
Contigo AUTOSEAL® West Loop Stainless Travel Mug and Stainless Steel Tea Infuser
Contigo, has a great product for your coffee or tea lover! The AUTOSEAL West Loop travel mug Gocontigo.com ($20.99) is 100 percent spill and leak-proof for ladies on-the-go and it keeps beverages hot for 5 hours and cold for 12. It features AUTOSEAL technology which will ensure that your coffee won't spill in your purse during your morning commute or while shuttling the kids to and from various activities. It also features a unique Easy Clean Lid, and is available with a removable on-the-go tea infuser Gocontigo.com ($9.99). The tea infuser works well with both loose leaf tea and tea bags.
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