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 2.
Moustache Coffee Club
Moustache Coffee Club is the best coffee subscription for coffee lovers because they only ships the best light-roasted, fair-trade, single-origin beans. It’s a growing startup subscription service based in downtown Los Angeles and using the best local LA roasters in their meticulously curated subscription. Moustache Coffee believes in shipping expertly roasted coffee the day it is roasted. The subscription is carefully curated to ensure quality, variety, and freshness. Great gift for the coffee fiend on your list.
TSP - Totally Sweet Products
TSP – Totally Sweet Products is the sweetest vintage- styled collection of baking products and decorating accessories inspired by the tools used by professional chefs. Here are some of my favorite gifts from the line that are under $20:
TSP Nonslip Mixing Bowl: Guarantees convenience and stability to food prep with nonslip rubber base and wide lip and spout for easy pouring.
TSP Measuring Cups: Durable ceramic cups built with a spout for easy pouring. Set of 4 in standard sizes: ¼ cup, ⅓ cup, ½ cup, 1 cup.
TSP Decorating Nozzles and TSP Disposable Pastry Bags: Create different beautiful designs and fill candy molds with a 24-piece set of uniquely shaped stainless steel nozzles and roll of 30 clear pastry bags. Sold separately.
Café Valet Single-Serve Coffee System, an in-room favorite of hotel travelers for years, is now available to consumers at an extremely affordable price. It’s perfect for coffee lovers on the go. Competing brewers like Keurig's Mini Plus start at $99; but Café Valet's Starter Combo, which includes a 10-count variety pack of coffee, along with the Signature Brewer, sells for a mere $25 and brews a hot, fresh cup of coffee in just minutes with the touch of a button. The best part is that its tiny footprint (only 8.5" x 8.5") makes it ideal for small spaces like offices, dorms, apartments or guest rooms. Café Valet is also now offering delicious varieties from Caribou Coffee and Marley Coffee for premium coffee lovers.
Limited Edition Pearl Vodka and Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream
Limited edition flavors of Pearl Vodka and Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream Liqueur make perfect host and hostess gifts and perfect for the foodie and cocktail enthusiast on your list.
Pearl Chocolate Hazelnut Vodka: Rich chocolate pairs with hints of delicate nut flavor for a smooth finish in this 70-proof vodka. The sweet and nutty combination complement each other for the perfect ingredient to a one-of-a-kind seasonal cocktail.
Pearl Pumpkin Spice Vodka: With the mildly sweet and smooth taste of fall pumpkin in Pearl Pumpkin Spice Vodka, consumers can indulge in their cold-weather cravings.
Saint Brendan’s Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur: With a taste as smooth as its name suggests, the combination of sweet and salty flavors make this drink downright cozy. In a season of giving thanks, this just might be the best place to start.
Saint Brendan’s Peppermint Bark Irish Cream Liqueur: The cool, crisp finish of a classic holiday recipe makes its way to the beverage aisle. Saint Brendan’s Peppermint Bark is everything you love about candy canes, with a special zip worthy of the most wonderful time of the year.
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Deckopedia Publishing takes in-demand topics, such as DIY organic skincare and juicing and makes them accessible and easy to master. Think of Deckopedia as wellness flashcards, offering your recipient a shortcut to a new and improved life. Each deck is 4.6 x 3 inches, about the size of a deck of tarot cards. Each deck is sold separately. They are the perfect size for bringing to the supermarket, and, they make an excellent stocking stuffer.
The Natural Beauty Skincare Deck: Easy Homemade Recipes for Happy and Healthy Skin turns the kitchen into a spa with DIY beauty treatments.
Super Smoothies: Blending Your Way to Radiant Health puts a new spin on America’s favorite health treat. Nutritionist Kate Gavlick comes to our rescue with Super Smoothies, a collection of 50 mouthwatering recipes to shake up the routine and serve your health needs. Recipes are categorized to address specific health goals, including: Antioxidant, Detoxifying, Meal Replacement, Digestion, Elixir, Energizing, Glowing Skin, Hydration, Mood Boosting, Pre/Post Workout, Immune System, and Stress Relief.
Maille Gourmet Gift Sets
This holiday season, Maille brings the finest “black diamonds” to two luxurious seasonal delicacies that can be purchased individually or as a beautiful gift set complete with engraved wooden mustard tasting spoon and limited-edition gift box decorated with drawings of winter truffles.
Maille Black Truffle and Chablis Mustard on Tap is a limited-edition Dijon mustard that celebrates the finest black winter truffles of Provence and renowned Chablis white wine of Burgundy. Adds a divine aroma and flavor to holiday dishes as well as humble preparations of eggs, potatoes, and meat.
Maille Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Truffle is the latest addition to the Maille range. A precious elixir of extra virgin oil infused with pieces of black winter truffle, with an intense golden color and earthy aroma. This finishing oil is perfect for enhancing salmon, risottos, pastas such as mushroom ravioli, as well as winter salads and vegetable dishes.
Maille also offers more than 30 flavored Dijon mustards infused with the highest quality ingredients to create vibrant flavor combinations. Try: Mustard with White Wine, Fig and Coriander
A Goodie subscription is the perfect gift for the beauty queen and the foodie in all of us. Goodie delivers farm-fresh organic smoothie kits directly to your doorstep. There is a custom, nutritionist-designed Goodie Box specifically for creating flawless looking hair, skin, and nails from the inside out. Goodie offers balanced, wholesome nutrition that is fast, convenient and delicious in the form of custom, farm fresh smoothie ingredients.
Baron Cooper Wines
Wine is always a great hostess gift for foodies and Baron Cooper Wines are great for the animal lover as well! The company's name was inspired by the Habashi family's rescue dog Baron Cooper. Baron Cooper was rescued from their local Humane Society. One percent of all sales are donated to Best Friends Animal Society which focuses on saving the lives of dogs and cats in American shelters. I am loving the 2012 Zinfandel!
I have just discovered fabulous LA-based brand called Makerskit . They produce the ultimate DIY project kits paired with foolproof, entertaining video tutorials. Best part, all of they are under 50 bucks! For The Foodie. Dig into these gourmet kits for pure holiday decadence: Gourmet Hot Cocoa Kit, the Mason Herb Garden Kit or the Gourmet Cheese Kit.
The Moso Bag is a really cool alternative to toxic chemical filled air fresheners. It comes in a variety or sizes (depending on the designated area for it) filled with bamboo charcoal from China that absorbs odors and improve air quality in less than a day! It even dehumidifies moist areas to prevent mold and mildew from forming in unwanted areas! So it's great for the environmentally-friendly foodie. The Moso Bag has been dubbed an "Oprah Favorite” and Katie Holmes is even a fan too!
Skinnygirl Cocktails has everything you need to get in the holiday spirit. These delicious, low-cal options make a great hostess gift or present for the foodie in your life! Skinnygirl Pinot Noir contains flavors of dark cherry, toasted oak and vanilla, and at less than 100 calories per serving, makes a guilt-free gift for any wine lover. Skinnygirl Pinot Grigio offers rich aromas of tropical fruit balanced with a hint of natural grape sweetness, making it the perfect complement to holiday meals. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka is the perfect base spirit for mixing up tasty, guiltless cocktails.
Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate
The Spice Labs has amazing Himalayan Salt Blocks which can be used for serving and cooking. A Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate is an amazing and unique way to serve an unforgettable meal and makes a great hostess gift. My favorite way to use it is as a chilled serving tray. Put it in the freezer overnight and serve cold appetizers like cheese, sushi or carpaccio. I also love heating it it in the oven for 30 minutes and then sauteing scallops right on the table.
Pure Organic Snacks
Why not make this holiday healthy for the whole family? Pure’s organic snacks are great, yummy healthy holiday treats perfect for kids, parents and travelers alike! Organic snacks made with wholesome, real ingredients are the perfect alternative to stuffing stockings to candy this season! Founded by Veronica Bosgraaf, Pure’s Ancient Grains Bars, Fruit and Nut Bars, Fruit Sandwiches, Fruit and Veggie Strips and Crispy Clusters include simple, wholesome, real ingredients that nourish the body. Additionally, each product is vegan, gluten-free and made without GMOs. You can find them in Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Coffee Bean and Meijer Veronica also recently launched her cookbook, Pure Food.
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What are your favorite foodie gifts? Leave your comments below!