All gifts are under $150, and where scaled options or deals / discounts are available, I have noted them below each product description.
|Photo credit: Pickeringsgin.com|
Bonus tip: if your recipients are local, bring them a mini Rosemary tree from your local tree lot or grocer, to hang their ornaments on, and they will be able to use the tree to enhance their mixology experiments this holiday.
- Gin filled: pickeringsgin.myshopify.com 30 pounds
Photo credit: BoozyChristmas' Etsy page
- Bourbon: Woodford Reserve, Bulleit and many others by BoozyChristmas from Etsy.com $14
2. For the Cubicle Warrior Foodie
Mix and match the below according to your recipient's fav cuisines and to fit your budget.
- Ikura sushi thumb tacks by Maki Tacks: Amazon.com $19.65
- Sushi memo pads: whiterabbitjapan.com $19.20
- Sushi shaped erasers: Amazon.com
- Sushi / hamburger / watermelon USB memory sticks: Newegg.com $17.25
- Sushi greeting card: Papyrus $9.95
3. For the Coco for Coconuts / Fresh Fruit Fanatic
Love fresh coconut water straight from the shell, but afraid of hacking off a finger or two with that meat cleaver? With this brilliant tool kit, you can gift that coconut fan the gift of DIY, safely - just place the round shaped metal tool over the top of the coconut and mallet it down to break through the shell, in a shape perfect for putting a straw (and maybe an umbrella) through and also to scoop out that luscious coconut meat after. And save them from having to feed their addiction at Whole Foods with their whole paycheck (and waiting for someone from the produce department to open the coconut for you).
Buy from: Coco-jack.com
- Deluxe pack: $88.95 includes complete kit of everything you need to serve up a freshly cracked young coconut: one each of Coco Jack, mallet, scoop tool, noodler tool, mat, baby brush, sack and two coco sippers.
- Coco Jack pack: $49.95 includes base kit of one Coco Jack, mallet, scoop and sack
Pull together a travel / food themed care package to fuel that wanderlust throughout the year with inspiration.
- Lonely Planet magazine - one year subscription to stories from the most adventure filled locations in the world to give them ideas for their next trip
- World Map necklace - let them wear their heart (and mind)
on their sleeveclose to heart with a lovely world map silhouette cast in gold
- Scratch off map - for the globetrotter to mark where they have been, and easily see what remaining ground they need to cover
- Try the World - subscription box off food finds from a new country every month. Can include ingredients with recipes, gourmet snacks, drinks - whatever treasures their curators find and pull together for your lucky recipient that month. Occasionally they will even have special edition releases where highlights from different countries on the same theme will be offered, like this month's holiday edition with buttery toffees from South Africa and date spread from Israel.
- Lonely Planet magazine: lonelyplanet.com 4 issues for $8
- World Map necklace: modcloth.com $19.99
- Scratch off map: uncommongoods.com $
- Food subscription box: trytheworld.com $39 for single box, $105 for three months subscription [Deal alert: 15% off all gifts this month - use promo code DEC15]
5. For the Black Truffle Enthusiast
Pair it with dark chocolate and you have this pun-and-foodie worthy treat from Urbani, the most esteemed and prolific distributor of European truffles and truffle products in the world.
- Black truffle chocolate truffle: Eataly $14.80
- Black Moth truffle vodka: extremely limited distribution in the US, currently only noted as sold at Pemberton Fine Wines & Spirits in Vegas (contact them directly for details, or ask your local fine wines & spirits store how to get a hold of this)
6. For the Holiday Enthusiast Foodie (Who Just.Can't.Wait.For.Every.Day.In.December.)
These lovely gift boxes have a compartment to be opened for each day in December til Christmas, with a surprise behind each. (Because I was so late to finish this post, at this point these gifts are probably on sale price which means your recipient gets to drink / eat a LOT all at once :P, or savor it past holiday as the gifts that keep on giving)
The Vinebox is an especially fun one for single wine enthusiasts who want variety but don't want to open and waste good wine in giant bottles that can never be finished on their own: their brilliant 12 Day *by the glass* advent calendar includes:
- 12 individual glasses of wine hand-curated for the holiday season
- Includes Burgundy, Barolo, Bordeaux and more
- Holiday-themed tasting notes and pairings
Hotel Chocolat Advent calendar in dark, milk and white chocolate: yes, there are hotels built entirely built around the celebration of chocolate, and yes, they sell chocolate advent calendars. Sweet dreams... :)
- Wine: VineBox $129
- Chocolate: Hotel Chocolat £12.50
Happy holiday shopping!