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Dec 8, 2012 10:33 PM

Gift of olives (mail-order)

My girlfriend is olive-mad and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a mail-order site where I could find particularly good/rare/otherwise special olives for her for Christmas. We live in Boston so we do have access to good olives, but I was thinking either an olive-of-the-month club or something a bit special that we wouldn't easily find. Her tastes are pretty broad, but she much prefers olives with pits to stuffed olives.

I did a quick check of the boards and found a lot of information about giving olive oil as a gift, but nothing about olives themselves. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. I'm fond of Graber olives from California. They're buttery and rich and a little nutty. Actually cheaper to just buy at Whole Foods ($6-7/can) than get them shipped; I buy 4-5 cans when they have them "to build up in pantry" and then eat them all in the next couple of weeks.