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Office Holiday Gifts?

MeowMixx Dec 19, 2006 11:13 PM

Looking to send out nice gift baskets. Tired of Harry & David, hate Snookies Cookies. Sent out Dean & Deluca gift sets last year. Are there any other places I should check out that delivers in the LA area?

Thank you!

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    jacinthe Dec 20, 2006 03:46 PM

    Boule does local delivery, and does package things very nicely.


    Jin Patisserie also ships things, but it's too late if you want to get things out before Christmas.


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    1. re: jacinthe
      tartar Dec 20, 2006 04:52 PM

      Boule... Even though their sweetie snackems are extra good, service is terrible. I really need to send couple more gifts but they are out for good. I do not like to be negative specially in this season but... Just a fair warning.

    2. The Chowhound Team Dec 20, 2006 12:48 PM

      Folks, please help us keep this board focused on finding great chow in the LA area. If you've got suggestions for non-LA mailorder sources, or general gift ideas, please post to the threads on the General Topics board. Thanks.

      1. westsidegal Dec 20, 2006 05:04 AM

        although i find their cookie quality to be somewhat uneven, (it is always good, or very good, or excellent)
        maison du pain
        on pico east of hauser.

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          Francesca Dec 20, 2006 03:41 AM

          Nice bottle of French champagne. Winehouse or Wally's can send.

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          1. re: Francesca
            cookieyumyum Dec 20, 2006 04:42 AM

            Send cookies and milk from


            located right here in LA!

            My favorite cookies are
            cinnamon sugar and chocolate decadence! But you should call them and ask about their special holiday cookie selection!

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            glutton Dec 20, 2006 12:13 AM

            Beverly Hills Cheese Store. I can't imagine anything better than getting one of those. I might just give one of those to myself. It'll make me feel popular.

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              JudiAU Dec 19, 2006 11:30 PM

              Most of the mail order sources are pretty terrible. I would be pleased to get gifts from Clementine, Joan's on Third, K Chocolotier, L Artisan du' Chocolate, cheese store, or interesting wine or booze.

              Hell--I'll take meat from Harvey Guss too.

              1. w
                WHills Dec 19, 2006 11:27 PM

                Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for caramel apples or chocolate strawberries...yum!

                1. ChinoWayne Dec 19, 2006 11:22 PM

                  There are many national purveyors of mail/web order food that deliver all over the country, which includues Harry & David and Dean & DeLuca which you mention. So if your criteria is just "will deliver to L.A. area" you might want to post a query on the General Topics board, where web/mail order is frequently discussed.

                  1. Chowpatty Dec 19, 2006 11:17 PM

                    We've been getting a lot of baskets from City Bakery at our office. Make sure to have them put in the pretzel rolls as just cookies are kind of rich. They're certainly an improvement over the horrible Snookie's and Mrs. Beasley's.
                    Also Beverly Hills Cheese Store makes amazing baskets -- the best I can remember getting at the office.

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                    1. re: Chowpatty
                      brekkie_fan Dec 20, 2006 05:14 AM

                      second City Bakery. i was in NYC last month, and my cousin took me here. It's good eats.

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