Every year, I feel like my holiday to-do list keeps getting longer. Between baking holiday treats, visiting with friends and family, packing for my trip home, and buying gifts, I find that December just flies by!
This year I realized I could add a lot of gifts to my grocery list. After all, grocery shopping is perfect for the food and drink lovers on your list! Here are some of my ideas:
For the budding foodie: Teach kids to grow their own food with the Back to the Roots mushroom garden. In just a couple of weeks, they’ll have their own pearl oyster mushrooms to enjoy.
Then I decided to ask the people who know our products best – my co-workers. From sweets to beer and everything in between, they came up with a lot of ideas that will surely satisfy anyone on your gift list!
Aimee S. (Sr. Marketing Manager): My go–to gift is the Sarabeth’s 6-pack. It’s a sweet gift with a little something for every palate.
Alicia G. (Sr. Merchandising Analyst): I think a perfect gift would be a breakfast in bed theme! I’d give the new Keurig coffee machine that’s in the shop with some K-cups and pods. I also love Sarabeth’s 6-pack of jam with Sarabeth’s scones. It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas morning!
Leitha M. (Director of Content Management): I like to gift luxury food. It never ends up clogging somebody’s closet after the holidays. The Castello di Poppiano Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a really lovely special-occasion oil for drizzling, and it comes in a fancy box. Combine that with a nice wedge of parm and a baguette, and you’ve got an effortlessly stylish gift bag.
Audrey M. (Sr. Marketing Analyst): Hostess gifts come to mind: Our Chocolate Souffle and bottles of Fizzy Lizzy are perfect for any party. For brunch parties, Ronnybrook’s Mango Drinkable Yogurt is great!
Tomiko P. (Content Manager): I love food gift ‘baskets’. They’re inherently festive and the recipient doesn’t end up with the clutter of yet another “thing” to store away since they’ll be happily consuming the contents. I often opt for a wrapped open box (shoe boxes are a good size) as the vessel since they’re easily broken down for recycling. Here are 3 gift basket ideas that will work for a lot of people on your list!
- Italian Specialties - A simple, but practical assortment of delicious Italian specialties for the home cook or food enthusiast in your life: Da Rosario Black & White Truffle Flavored Olive Oil Set, Lucini Italia 10-Year Gran Riserva Balsamico, Organic Strained Tomatoes, Durum Wheat Semolina, and Parmigiano.
- Cheese Lover – Think of this as a cheese board in basket form. The gift recipient need only let the cheeses come to room temperature before being able to enjoy your gift!: Stiles Apiaries Natural Comb Honey, Mitica Fig Almond Cake with Pajarero Figs & Marcona Almonds, Crispbread, Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery Bonne Bouche, Ewephoria Gouda, Stilton
- Mega Beer Flight – Is your friend stuck in a macro lager rut? Introduce him or her to a world of exceptional brews. The single bottle format makes each selection seem a little more special: Brooklyn Brewery Local 1 Ale, Hitachino Nest Beer White Ale, Lindemans Framboise, Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Ale, Chimay Red Cap.