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Coolest thing to send someone for their birthday? Cookie, Donuts, etc??

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friedpickles22 Sep 5, 2012 04:33 PM

My Dad is visiting the Boston area over his birthday and I would like to have something cool delivered to his hotel, which is in Chelsea. I was thinking a basket of cookies or something. Anyone have a good suggestion about something cool to send that is yummy and unique? Thanks!!

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    teezeetoo Sep 5, 2012 04:50 PM

    I've sent Dancing Deer cookies and they've been well-received and I've sent nuts from fastaccii in watertown which are always wonderful. both are on line so you can visit their web sites and see what sounds like your Dad's cup of tea, so to speak.

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      Madrid Sep 5, 2012 05:57 PM

      well, will he have a refrigerator? if it were me, I'd want some great bread or crackers, excellent cheeses, and some wine. If he wants sweets, that's a whole different category. If he's alone, he'd want a lesser amount or in a tin so he can preserve them for a bit...both suggestions below ship in tins for saving....

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        wandergirl Sep 5, 2012 07:28 PM

        Dancing Deer is a good suggestion. If you wanted fresh bakery goods, it looks like you can order from Flour Bakery or Kiss Ass Cupcakes via Grub Hub. I've never done that though so I can't say for sure it's a good idea. I have ordered from Dancing Deer, however, and was very pleased.

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          rlh Sep 6, 2012 08:11 AM

          Search this board for reviews on Kickass Cupcakes (assuming that's what is being referred to) - I would not recommend they be sent to anyone based on several bad experiences - they are the bottom of the mediocre cupcake store barrel.

        2. Chris VR Sep 6, 2012 04:58 AM

          Here are two businesses I know of that deliver:

          Cheesecakes: http://7ate9bakery.com/
          Cupcakes: http://www.vcvccupcakes.com/ (oh although looking at their site they now have a 4 dozen minimum, so that probably won't work for you)

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            kimfair1 Sep 6, 2012 06:16 AM

            Butter Girl also delivers and I like her cookies much more than Dancing Deer (though the DD molasses clove are pretty damn good!).
            http://buttergirlbaking.com/

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              sallyt Sep 15, 2012 10:52 AM

              Thanks for the rec- I went to her stall at the Waltham Farmers Market per your recommendation. The white chocolate/pistachio/cherry cookies are TO DIE FOR. Thanks!

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                kimfair1 Sep 16, 2012 02:30 PM

                Those are excellent as well as the molasses spice, coconut almond oatmeal, chocolate mint, and the peanut butter brownies are divine! If you see her at a farmers market, ask to try something. She generally has samples of everything she's selling that day.

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                  sallyt Sep 16, 2012 07:59 PM

                  Yes, we tried a bunch - the shortcake (delicious) and the peanut butter brownie was really amazing. I'll try the molasses spice and chocolate mint next time. I was really impressed - and I told her that I read about her on CH, and she was delighted.

                  Thanks again!

            2. Felicity7 Sep 6, 2012 06:47 PM

              I've never tried them but it looks like http://www.cowandcrumb.com/ delivers their cookies

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                dulce de leche Sep 6, 2012 08:02 PM

                Fun! I haven't tried them myself, but I have heard good things about Geoff and Drew's cookies. It looks pretty economical--http://www.geoffanddrews.com/product/3672_signature_red_4_cookies_4_brownies.cfm
                four cookies and four brownies at $11 plus $8 shipping.

                Burdicks makes really wonderful chocolates and they deliver. Little tasty mice and penguins. http://www.burdickchocolate.com/Defau...

                1. kobuta Sep 15, 2012 12:06 PM

                  I have ordered Geoff and Drew's cookies to a few friends who gave me a big thumbs up on their sweets. They've gotten some national press over the years, but they are a local company.

                  http://www.geoffanddrews.com/index.cfm

                  EDIT: Hmm...somehow missed the post above. Well then I can say that I've had good experiences with them and positive reviews on the taste of their products!

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                    cherrytomato Sep 16, 2012 07:59 PM

                    Boston has the best pizza. Could you send a Regina Pizza? That's what I would want.

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