Still have a name or three left on your holiday gift list? As long as you have an idea of the recipients’ dietary restrictions & habits, it’s hard to go wrong with the gift of food. Take a peek at our ideas for tasty last-minute gift ideas!
Movie Night In
You (probably) won’t get kicked out of the living room for enjoying a bottle of wine, so give the gift of a boozy at-home movie night! Put together a gift basket of gourmet popcorn, candy and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider for a boozy movie night.
Add-on for the extra-motivated: Netflix subscription
It’s hard to go wrong with a basket full of gourmet sweets! Trader Joe’s has a ton of great holiday-themed sweets, like this candy cane coal!
Add-on for the extra-motivated: a visit to the dentist!
High-quality olive oils can do wonders in the kitchen, but they can be pricey. Splurge a little on the chef in your life. Pair it with a flavored vinegar.
A set of sea salts also makes a great gift for an adventurous chef. Check out this Dean & Deluca set of four different salts from around the world.
Add-on for the extra-motivated: Good kitchen knives. I particularly love my Kuhn Rikon paring knife – they come in a variety of fun colors, too!
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You can never have too much tea, and, considering all the different kinds out there, a gift basket of 6-12 different kinds of teas would be an enticing addition to anyone’s pantry.
Add-on for the extra-motivated: a kettle and teacups are obvious choices, of course; but check out this adorable tea strainer! Looks like my wishlist for holiday 2012 is already in the works…
Buy the ingredients for your favorite soup – particularly the kind of soup that needs a lot of different items, like tortilla, lentil or vegetable barley. Assemble the ingredients in a mason jar. For more great gifts you can make in a mason jar, click here.
Add-on for the extra-motivated: ramekins, a ladle, and/or a crock pot!
World Tour of Cheese
For the dairy-fiends on your list, head straight to the cheese counter. Try to pick out a few unusual and interesting cheeses; variety is key! One of my favorites is Oregon-based Rogue Creamery’s smokey blue cheese.
Add-on for the extra-motivated: cheese knife & cutting board.