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.
Any home chef or foodie would love to receive a stylish apron crafted by “Top Chef” runner-up and “Top Chef All-Stars” contestant, Chef Angelo Sosa. With the stylish aprons, Sosa brings together his culinary background with his love of fashion. The AOS for “art of simplicity,” AOSBYSOSA aprons are really ideal for holiday gifting, whether it’s for professional chefs – who have become a very stylish set, or the many home cooks – who want to bring their sense of fashion to their favorite hobby.
Each apron is handmade in California with Turkish denim and Italian hardware, combining style and quality. The designs are lightweight and fit the form of your body, with a little stretch to keep up with your every move; feeling like a custom-made suit! The coated denim is a natural stain guard that even repels water. And, the aprons are double-stitched! The aprons are available in white, pink, navy, gray, blue or black fabric, each named after a culinary personality.
Teabloom’s flowering tea sets are a unique gift for any tea enthusiast. Our blooming teas are made from only the highest-grade teas from around the world and our unique flower blends please tea connoisseurs, gourmets, and non-discerning men and women. Teabloom’s flowering teas are hand-sewn by artisans using edible dried flowers such as jasmine and lilies and high-quality green and black tea leaves. When brewed in a glass teapot, they showcase their intricate designs, blossoming into floral displays while enriching the water with healthy antioxidants. To help nurture a love for tea,
Teabloom carrys quality items such as flowering teas, glass teapots, tea makers, teacups, and tea gift sets perfect for any occasion.
Cracked Candy makes a great stocking stuffer! Cracked Candy is a sugar free candy that looks great, is fun to eat and its good for teeth! It is natural, non-GMO and free from colors and additives. I am addicted to the Tangy Mellow Orange! It’s made with Xylitol instead of sugar so it’s good for teeth. FYI, xylitol is a natural sweetener found in fruits and vegetables. It strengthens teeth and prevents decay so dentists love it! Cracked Candy is plant based, safe for diabetic and certified vegan. It is smashed into irregular pieces (hence the name) so you get to choose the size you feel like eating. It comes in beautifully designed tins you can reuse. Shop Crackedcandy.com and it’s also available at Amazon.com.
SIA Scotch Whisky
SIA Scotch Whisky is a top gift item for Holidays (both men and women alike) because it is a delicious and 96 points award-winning spirit for novice and experienced whisky drinkers, it comes in beautiful packaging, is priced under $50 and has a corporate mission of giving back to help female entrepreneurs start and run their businesses. Created by Carin Luna-Ostaseski, SIA is a delicious blend of Speyside, Highland and Islay whiskies and tastes of vanilla, caramel, citrus with a gentle hint of smoke on the finish. Enjoy SIA neat, on the rocks, or in a delicious cocktail. Pro tip: pair it with cold brew coffee over ice.
One of my fave gift ideas - the gift that keeps on giving: Chameleon Cold-Brew The brand has two holiday gift offerings that are sure to put any coffee lover in the holiday spirit. The Whole Bean Bundle is the ultimate gift for the worldly coffee-holic. Enjoy brews from the far reaches of Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Chiapas region of Mexico from a limited edition Chameleon Cold-Brew campfire mug. Your loved one is bound to stay toasty warm this winter with these distinct and bold flavors, all in the comfort of their own home. For the DIY-er, the Cold-Brew Pod Bundle gives the gift of a delicious cold-brew with little-to-no effort. The 10 coffee pods are paired with two trendy Chameleon Cold-Brew glasses, so you can enjoy homemade cold-brew with your loved ones! DIY cold-brew has never been this easy and is the perfect base for a custom holiday coffee concoction. Peppermint schnapps, anyone?
Misadventure also has a unique distilling technique – pot distillation and carbon filtration allows Chereskin and Rigali to eliminate less desired fermentation compounds such as acetone. The brand is served locally in San Diego and sold online. This is a must-have gift for the green foodie!
Mrs. Renfro’s Salsas
Mrs. Renfro’s award-winning salsas has a flavor and heat level for any foodie on your gift list. All Mrs. Renfro’s salsas are:
- Gluten-free (except for their Craft Beer Salsa) and fat-free
- Shortcut to great tasting meals - great as a marinade and recipe enhancer
- Readily found in most leading grocery chains and stores nationwide
- Convenient - each jar comes with a simple and tasty recipe right on the label
- Available in a wide variety of flavors and heat levels from mild to scary hot (Ghost Pepper)
Mionetto Prosecco is here to help with luxury wines at various price points for all your holiday festivities and gift giving! Mionetto’s classic Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut is my holiday go-to. Aromatic notes of honey, black licorice, and acacia blossom appealingly mark the palate of this cuvée. This wine can be served chilled on its own or used to create your own holiday cocktails.
- Your Christmas dinner only needs one thing: Mionetto Rosé Extra Dry This rosè is the result of soft pressing red grapes. The peach blossom color, accompanied by a fine perlage brings liveliness to the holiday table. Serving this cuvée with a grilled turkey breast or a light fish appetizer is a recipe for success.
- From their prestige collection, MionettoProsecco presents their DOC Organic Extra Dry Prosecco A sparkling Prosecco with a persistent perlage, it merges delicate fragrances of acacia blossoms and strong tastes of golden apple, pineapple and orange. Serve a flaky fig tart with a flute of this Organic Prosecco for the ultimate dessert at your next family gathering; you’ll certainly be praised for such a delectable pairing.
- Mionetto’s Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is the luxury sparkling wine that should be at the center of all gatherings. This is a magisterial, extroverted wine boasting a rich array of sensory impressions such as green apple, pear, emphatic citrus, and spring wildflowers. Ideally pair this Prosecco with delicate meat in a light sauce; white turkey breast in a lemon sauce served with grilled vegetables would showcase the wines refreshing acidity and well-rounded palate. What better way to impress your guests come Christmas?
But aside from meal preparation, you will also be racking your brain for gift ideas. For stocking stuffers you should start with Mionettos signature DOC Treviso Brut Prosecco in mini bottles (187 ml). The classic ribbon beautifully displayed across the bottle means there's no need to wrap.
Chosen Foods Avocado Oil
As holiday parties approach, surprise the host of the party or your favorite foodie with a gift that’s more than your typical bottle of wine.This unexpected kitchen necessity makes a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer for your best friend, cousin, or future mother-in-law. It’s antioxidant-rich and heart-healthy. Chosen Foods’ Avocado Oil is versatile and delicious, with a buttery taste and high smoke point of 500 degrees (the highest of any cooking oil!), making it by far the safest oil for high heat cooking and a pantry staple that your humble host can use long after the holidays are over. Present it in a festive holiday wine bag.
Misadventure Vodka by Misadventure & Co. is the perfect gift for your food enthusiast. Created by agricultural economist Samuel Chereskin trying to solve the food waste problem and artist, bartender Whit Rigali. The two discovered a way to create smooth, sippable vodka with 100 percent of its raw materials coming from the local food bank. Essentially anything you can imagine from your local bakery aisle goes into the creation of this high-quality vodka.
Mezzetta is a provider of the best of the Mediterranean products in the USA and the brand is synonymous with vibrant colors and unwavering quality. Mezzetta’s olives are great to pair with wine, to add into meals and to serve as bites for your party. Any food lover will definitely appreciate them!
Vega Coffee is is a farmer-to-cup coffee subscription service that reinvents the supply chain so that farmers earn up to 4x more and consumers pay less. With specialty-grade, single-origin coffee is packaged and roasted at origin by the farmers who grew it, you’re guaranteed the freshest coffee, handcrafted by the people who know it best. With a VegaCoffee gift subscription, the recipient is able to customize an order to fit their roast (light, medium, dark, espresso) and grind preferences (whole bean, fine, medium, coarse). Purchase: Vegacoffee.com
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Holiday Gift Guide, foodies edition