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Foodie Favors <$8/person [moved from Manhattan board]

Greg145th Jul 18, 2007 07:03 PM


Helping host a shower, and I would appreciate any suggestions on favors for foodies that would be in the $5-10 range/person.



  1. chowmeow Jul 18, 2007 08:34 PM

    1. Payard has elegant little boxes of chocolate that have 4 pieces each that are in your price range.
    2. Eli's Vinegar Factory has individually wrapped decorated cookies w/a variety of designs, maybe one will fit the occasion. Probably other gourmet groceries/bakeries have these as well.
    3. HIgh-end chocolate bars
    4. Pretty little dishes, fancy chopsticks, etc. from Sunrise Mart (or other Japanese/Asian groceries

    Hope this helps!

    1. LeahBaila Jul 19, 2007 06:52 AM

      Fauchon "purses" filled with chocolates. They're the cutest things.

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      1. re: LeahBaila
        Lucia Jul 19, 2007 07:58 AM

        Fauchon is closed

        1. re: Lucia
          LeahBaila Jul 19, 2007 08:02 AM

          You can order via their website: www.fauchon.com

      2. LNG212 Jul 19, 2007 06:59 AM

        If you are going to chocolate route, Scharffen Berger also has a lot of small-sized items. Jacques Torres has interesting (and yummy) items too. There's a fancy cookie place (decorated cookies, with themes, etc.) in Chelsea Market but I can't recall the name of it.

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        1. re: LNG212
          idia Jul 19, 2007 07:30 AM

          Instead of actual food (which doesn't last long) why not consider something like tea spoons or balls. The price for those stainless steel spoons go from $1.75 - $3.00.
          Almost anything in the tea gift department would fit the bill nicely and they look good.

        2. Cheese Boy Jul 19, 2007 08:12 AM

          We recently received one of these as a favor and I had no idea it was in that price range.
          It's commercial quality, and a very durable item, but I really have no use for it (surprisingly). Maybe you can get some ideas by browsing restaurant supply stores and adding some finishing touches of your own (candy, flowers, etc). Get creative. Whatever you decide,
          that favor is a reflection of you.

          This is it ---> http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?...

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          1. re: Cheese Boy
            xfleetwoodx Jul 20, 2007 10:52 AM

            Cheese Boy - It's for holding salt, like kosher salt or "finishing" salt.

            1. re: xfleetwoodx
              MMRuth Jul 20, 2007 10:55 AM

              Looked to me like it was more for holding cheese or a condiment.

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            foodcraze Jul 20, 2007 11:03 AM

            You could check out the Nibble for foodie gift suggestions.

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              pamd Jul 20, 2007 01:06 PM

              fill a (cheap) martini/margarita/wine glass with dirt and a fresh herb of choice. Also nice to give a basic recipe using the herb along with it. They look pretty on the table.

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