Holiday Gift Guide: Food Lovers Edition

on December 5, 2011
Sparkles Macarons

Sparkles Macarons

For a truly unique foodie gift, give a box of homemade macarons by Karen Li. Her nontraditional flavors such as Ume Shiso (Japanese Plum) and Rose set her apart from other cookie purveyors while her attention to detail has garnered her 100% positive feedback on Etsy from over 600 happy customers. Purchase: 48 Assorted Regular French Macarons

Beer Making Kit

Beer lovers will jump at the chance to make their very own artisanal brews with Brooklyn Brew Shop's apartment friendly beer-making kit. Each kit includes all necessary ingredients for your first one-gallon batch and the equipment is reusable for future brewing endeavors. Purchase: Beer Making Kit

Numi Teas

We love the holiday selection from Numi organic teas - good for you. Tea aficionados and causal sippers alike will appreciate the festive ingredients of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and orange peel. Purchase: Numi Tea Collection

Williams Sonoma Croissants

Delicately flakey with an irresistible aroma, these handmade croissants are, dare we say, as good as those sold along the Seine. Shipped frozen so you can experience their fresh out of the oven taste, we suggest spreading the Christmas cheer all winter long with a 3-month subscription. Purchase: Three Months of Croissants

Gimme Coffee

Want to feel good about your morning java? With Gimme Coffee's Roaster's Choice box, you know you are getting the real deal. These premium beans are certified organic, taste great and sourced directly from origin. You can even read the farmers' stories on their website, and see detail profiles of farms and flavors. Purchase: Gimme Coffee

Salt and Straw Ice Cream

Ice cream for Christmas? You bet. Believe it or not, Portland based Salt and Straw ships their small-batch and incredibly delicious creams nationwide. The holiday package boasts five pints of the season's best. We especially adore the gingerbread with hard sauce (which has pieces soft gingerbread cake) and the addictive eggnog with butter rum caramel. Purchase: Salt and Straw Holiday Gift Package

King’s County Beef Jerky

This is isn't your typical gas station beef jerky. King' County Jerky Co. specializes in all natural, handcrafted beef strips made from the finest local and pasture-raised cattle. They even grind and toast the spices themselves! The result is knock-out and peppery jerkies - and the perfect gift for your carnivorous friends. Purchase: Classic Beef Jerky

Voges Exotic Truffle Collection

Traveling foodies will go crazy over this collection of exquisite and exotic truffles. Each flavor in the pretty purple box is reminiscent of a particular culture. Naga (one of the included truffles) pulls on the flavors of sweet Indian curry powder and coconut while Black Pearl is an unusual blend of dark chocolate, wasabi and ginger. Purchase: 16 piece Exotic Truffle Collection

Savannah Bee Company Winter White Honey

Give your honey something really sweet with a jar of spreadable and spoonable winter white honey. Savannah Bee Company gets the pure, clean and kosher certified flavor from the wildflower fields of the Idaho Rockies. Enjoy with all types of bread, in yogurt and even in glazes for meat and fish. Purchase: Winter White Honey

Williams Somona Cheeses

For Christmas cheeses, look not further than Willams Sonoma classic artisan cheese collections. With flavors imported from Italy, France and Switzerland, we suggest the European collection packaged in a fine wicker hamper. Purchase: European Cheese Hamper

Helliemae's Caramels

If you've got a caramel-lover on your list, let the Denver candymakers behind Hellimae's Salt Caramels do the honors. Their supremely sticky and chewy candies come in a variety of infused flavors, including a Holiday collection. Purchase: Caramel Collection

Zingerman's Christmas Goodies Gift Box

Shopping for a foodie who wants it all? Zingerman's holiday gift box features all types of seasonal treats. We love how they can beautifully package a rich and decadently sweet German stollen alongside a half pound of handcrafted Vermont Cheddar.Purchase: Christmas Goodies Gift Box