The Ultimate Foodie Gift Guide: Because Who Needs Another Tie

December 10, 2017

The Ultimate Foodie Gift Guide: Because Who Needs Another Tie

The holidays sneak up on us every year.

One day we’re chasing fireflies at 9:00 p.m. in broad daylight, then BOOM, it’s dark just after lunch and "Dominic the Donkey" is on every other radio station.

While we all have those overachieving friends who have decorated and done their shopping before Thanksgiving, many of us don’t have it nearly as together. Wait too long, and you’re bound to default to an impersonal gift card or worse—a re-gift! Not to fear, we have rounded up gift ideas that will speak to any personality.


For the Queen Bee

She’s the boss, and you love her for it. Start with a “Queen Bee” decorated canvas tote. Fill it with skincare from the Panier Des Sens honey collection that will make her feel like a queen. These body butters, hand creams, and soaps combine propolis, honey, and shea butter for an indulgent (and fragrant) experience. Browse our selection of raw honey to ensure all of her sweet senses are covered. Add the matching “Queen Bee” tea towels for a well-rounded, on-theme gift that she’ll reach for time and again.


For the Breakfast Lover

Know someone who lives for the weekends, just for the breakfast spread they can create? Turns out, our Sorrento Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the secret ingredient to make the perfect blueberry pancakes. Don’t mess with tradition, though, so pick up some Pennsylvania Maple Syrup to top them off with. Let their breakfast buffet be the talk of their family, with bagel, toast, and pastry toppings like Almond or Pistachio Cream, Lemon Curd, or Raspberry Smoked Maple Jam, just to name a few in our collection of sweet jams and spreads. For a fun surprise, introduce them to the joy of TBJ Gourmet’s Bacon Jam. In Classic, Black Peppercorn, or Sweet Chili varieties, it will take their morning feast to the next level!


For the Herbivore

Ok, so maybe Bacon Jam isn’t for everyone. For those who might like a little less pig and a little more greens in their life, start by choosing a beautiful hand-painted salad bowl. Pick up white melamine salad servers—they resemble ceramic, but are virtually unbreakable. Now the fun part: finding extra virgin olive oils and vinegars to make the perfect dressing. Don’t be overwhelmed, we have salad combos already pre-packaged together, or our staff will be happy to suggest some of our favorites (I’m partial to using fig balsamic… yum!).


For the Heat-Seeker

Some like it hot! And for those who do, we have great options to make them sweat. How does Serrano Chili Honey White Balsamic sound? (Hint: the answer is very very good). Take a look at some sauce selections from Terrapin Ridge Farms like Sriracha Horseradish or Korean Hot BBQ. Kick up the capsaicin level with Vermont Maple’s small batch Maple Sriracha Hot Sauce or Cream Cheese & Habañero Stuffed Olives from Peaches Provisions.


Can’t decide? Give anyone on your list the gift of health AND taste with a gift card for our online store. Celebrate the unique people on your gift list this year with uniquely tasteful gifts - all within one convenient stop at A Taste of Olive or online!