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I need some fresh ideas for holiday gifts for the food lovers on my list. I'm tired of getting them the "tower" at Harry and David's or some random wine gift basket. Are there any interesting food gifts you've given/gotten?

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  1. What about a really nice bottle of champange? If the person is not a champange devotee it can easily be re-gifted or kept for a special occassion. You really can't go wrong. It's a "classy" and universal favorite.

    On another note, what about a gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop, bakery, cheese or wine store or restaurant? Even a fully loaded ($50-$100) Starbucks card is usually welcome.

    If they like to grind their own coffee beans, surprise them with their favorites.

    Fresh baked goods - not pre-packaged ones in festive wrap might be a nice switch.

    1. We rec'd and have given the breakfast in bed tray from winecountrygiftbaskets.com.

      The tray is chocked full and the price point is outstanding.


      1. oops, forgot about the dancingdeer.com company
        and part of your purchases goes to help the homeless.
        fun and delicious sweet/treats!

        1. I agree about Dancing Deer. Their molasses cookies are divine.

          1. Lesley's Life is Sweet lesleyslifeissweet.com has beautiful, unusual chocolates, hot chocolates-
            20% goes to charity-pink decorated for breast cancer, others for AIDS in Africa, etc.

            Another Wisconsin company, Natural Ovens of Manitowoc, makes amazing whole grain breads and bagels

            rootmoose.com, is a small home-based business that does natural foods gift baskets-tea and cookies, or fruit and veg, or...

            1. Thanks for all the suggestions!
              Happy holidays to all of you!

              1. Labs,
                Fran's Chocolates in Seattle has truly divine sea salt caramels All recipients have been delighted. http://www.franschocolates.com/

                1. If they entertain or enjoy cooking - may I suggest oils, particularly a selection of olive oils, perhaps one infused with white truffles. Speaking of truffles - white or black truffles. I use the black truffles (easier to find, and more reasonably priced) in things like omelettes or scrambled eggs for brunch. White truffle oil on home made pommes frites -yumm!
                  Also, a selection of sea salts and sugars for the home chef/baker may be appreciated.