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Cooder Dec 1, 2010 12:40 PM

I'm looking for something unusual to give for Christmas to friends in distant locations. Anyone have any good ideas? Not too expensive; not the "fruitcakes", please!!

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    Whinerdiner RE: Cooder Dec 1, 2010 02:23 PM

    Where are you located? You could give a sampler of some fun foods your area is known for. Like Tasty Cakes from Philly.

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      Val RE: Cooder Dec 1, 2010 05:45 PM

      I don't know about the shipping & handling on this but someone in our office just got this tea assortment for Chanukah if you know anyone who loves tea:

      http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx?vi...

      1. Georgia Sommers RE: Cooder Dec 12, 2010 10:59 AM

        http://www.gethsemanifarms.org/

        The cheeses from this group of Trappist monks are delicious. I'm familiar with the mild, smoked, and aged. All very good. The boozey fudge is good, too.

        I once received a package of Penzey's spices in the mail and enjoyed it so much that I give that to those I think will like it, too.

        http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

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          Querencia RE: Cooder Dec 12, 2010 02:37 PM

          1) Royal Riviera pears from Harry & David. 2) Almond macaroons from Fralinger's, 3) Chocolate-covered black walnuts from Hammon's. 4) See's chocolates. All perfection.

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            Dave Westerberg RE: Cooder Dec 14, 2010 02:56 AM

            you can get a POUND of porcini mushrooms from Fungusamongus for 25 bucks. Giving a bag of these is a cheap way to make anyone feel rich.
            http://www.fungusamongus.com/product_...

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              beevod RE: Cooder Dec 14, 2010 06:17 AM

              Chorizo -- easy to ship and says, "Merry Christmas!"

              1. chefathome RE: Cooder Dec 14, 2010 11:30 AM

                Would you consider making things and shipping them (depending on the destination, of course)? I love to make vanilla extract with vanilla beans and bourbon; various chutneys; seasoning blends; rubs; marinades; preserves; flavoured oils and vinegars. Gourmet mustards are also a lot of fun to make and give!

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                  chocolate RE: Cooder Dec 15, 2010 05:51 PM

                  The croissants from Williams- Sonoma are always a nice gift to send especially at the holidays. They are offering free shipping on their peppermint bark until the 17th. (Fri.) which is really delicious as well.
                  (There are a few other food items that they are offering free shipping on till then too)

                  www.williams-sonoma.com

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