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Jul 18, 2007 07:03 PM

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


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



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

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      1. 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

          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. 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 --->

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          1. re: Cheese Boy

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

            1. re: xfleetwoodx

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

          2. You could check out the Nibble for foodie gift suggestions.