Holiday gifts for foodies
By Carla Snuggs
Is there a food enthusiast on your Christmas gift list? Posh Beauty Blog has discovered some 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, Part 1.
AcuRite Kitchen Gadgets
Perfect for the food enthusiast are Acurite’s line of cooking gadgets. Some great ideas:
The Tailgater Cookout Kit: Meat Thermometer with Pager, Grill Surface Thermometer and Cooler Thermometer has everything a grill master needs for perfectly done steaks and ice cold beverages.
The Gourmet Kitchen Kit: Brushed Stainless Steel Timer, Meat Thermometer and Oven Thermometer arms you with all the tools to cook that elusive perfect turkey or bake a mouth-watering pie.
The Digital Refrigerator Thermometer and Freezer Thermometer with Temperature Alerts lets you maintain perfect food storage conditions.
Holiday Gourmet Popcorn Sampler
Give the gift of the hottest gourmet popcorn with the KingofPOP.com and its sister site, GourmetGiftBaskets.com. The Holiday Gourmet Popcorn Sampler is perfect for the holidays! For those with a sweet tooth (or two), this collection of dessert popcorn is both tasty and creative. Some flavors include: Gingerbread, Dark Chocolate Peppermint, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Caramel and Milk Chocolate Drizzle.
Annie B’s Holiday Caramels and Popcorn
Annie B’s Candy offers a tin of 45 assorted caramels, a nicely packaged gift and an elegant item to set out at your holiday gathering. Annie B’s prides itself on using natural ingredients and offering a completely gluten-free line of products. Each beautifully wrapped caramel is made using local products including milk, butter, sugar, condensed milk and natural flavoring. The caramel is slow cooked in copper pots through small-batch cooking. Annie B’s Holiday Caramel Tin features caramels in the succulent flavors original, sea salt, chocolate, and more, and is adorned with an Annie B’s label on top. Also super-delicious: Assorted & Classic Caramel Oprah’s Favorite and Annie B’s Holiday Popcorn Tin in Triple Treat (caramel, sharp cheddar and lightly salted white popcorn).
Special Touch Vodka DIY Kit 6 Botanics Mixology Set
The Spice Lab is the exclusive U.S. importer of Special Touch Botanicals for Cocktails Premium Gift Sets. Designed to create unique cocktails, each gift box includes an array of hard to find botanicals, such as Persian Roses, Cassia Cinnamon and Cubeb Pepper, along with a professional bar tool and drink recipe ideas from noted Spanish mixologist Pepe Orts. One to Try: Vodka Cocktail Set It includes 6 botanicals: Star Anise, Orange Blossom, Ginger, Malva Flower, Vanilla and Orange Strips. The gift box also includes a professional measurement unit (jigger) and drink making recommendations for each ingredient. Purchase Thespicelab.com
B.T. McElrath Chocolatiers
Numi Organic Tea is organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade Certified teas and teasans has great gift items: Tea by Mood and Organic Tea Flight. Tea by Mood is a gift item that helps recipients guide their own tea ritual and invites them to embrace the mood and sip the moment. Each box contains five tea bags of the following eight organic and Fair Trade Certified teas and teasans, (40 tea bags total), which are hidden beneath eight perforated doors. The Organic Tea Flight is a tea gift packaged in a stylish, sustainable bamboo box and invites tea lovers of all levels to sample the best selection of organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade Certified teas. Each box includes a premium collection of black, green, and herbal teasans, making it a one-box solution for tea drawers and cabinets everywhere (45 tea bags total).
Amazing Clubs Coffee of the Month Club - Coffee of the Month
Amazing Clubs offers a variety of gourmet gift options. A great gift for any genuine java junkie is the Coffee of the Month Club. Each month they deliver two different varieties of freshly roasted, 100% Arabica bean coffee from small, specialty coffee roasters around the world.
Barefoot Wine and Bubbly
Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato is available in a 4-pack of 187 ml bottles and your friends and family will be thrilled to receive Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato this holiday season. Best served chilled, Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato has aromas and flavors of jasmine and Mandarin orange complemented by red raspberry, strawberry and pomegranate. Enjoy the creamy and juicy finish! No holiday party is complete without a little bubbly! Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco can complement a wide variety of dishes ranging from fresh fruit to spicy foods or can be enjoyed by itself, just for holiday celebration.Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco has distinct tree fruit aromas and flavors and a lingering citrus finish. Best served chilled, enjoy vibrant pear, apple and peach notes with a zesty lemon finish. More info: BarefootWine.com
La Brea Bakery Seasonal Breads
Los Angeles favorite, La Brea Bakery, has introduced a limited time offering of breads, rich with the flavors of this holiday season. A portion of all sales will be donated to No Kid Hungry, with the goal of providing one million meals to children in need this holiday season. They are amazing! They include: Cranberry Walnut (toasted walnut and tart, slightly sweet cranberries bring this bread to life); White Chocolate Cranberry (sweet, creaminess of white chocolate balanced by the tartness of cranberries with subtle sour notes from the La Brea Bakery Starter); and Holiday Stuffing (unique and savory loaf is infused with sage, celery seeds, thyme, black & white pepper and will instantly take you back to your holiday meals).
SweetLeaf Water Drops
SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener launched great Stevia-based water enhancers that can add flavor to any boring water bottle. SweetLeaf Water Drops come in four flavors: Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, Peach Mango and Lemon Lime. While some water enhancers change the color of the water, SweetLeaf Water Drops keep the water clear while adding flavor. There are zero calories, zero carbs, no sugars and no artificial sweeteners! Because there are no artificial sweeteners, there is also no bitter aftertaste. They are small and fit great in a purse and a great way to stay hydrated!
Carnivore Club is a brilliant excellent holiday gift idea. The greatest artisans on the planet are curating some of the best meats in the world. The Carnivore Club is a monthly charcuterie subscription service that is perfect for the holidays (and all year long!). The meat is sent directly from a featured artisan who has crafted it by hand. From Spanish Iberico Ham, Water Buffalo Braesola to Duck Breast Prosciutto, each box is handcrafted with 4-6 selections. Carnivore Club offers a series of subscription plans and a one-time option as well. Each plan can suit all needs. Learn more at Carnivoreclub.co
R.S.V.P. Cocktail Skinnies
R.S.V.P. Cocktail Skinnies are brand new powdered cocktail mixers that are not only zero calories, zero sugar and made with only all-natural plant based ingredients, they are incredibly simple to make! They come in three different flavors-Baja Margarita, NY Cosmo and Miami Breeze. These are great for your holiday parties and perfect for keeping your waistline trim. Simply add the mix to ice, water and your choice of liquor and mix! These are perfect stocking stuffers for the cocktail lover that is looking for something delicious but still wants to to pack on the excess holiday pounds.
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