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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Foodie

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For the Foodie

Craft Bear Baking Kit

Craft Beer Baking Kit - Each kit includes: A bag Craft Beer Cake Mix (flavor options: Chocolate Stout, Vanilla Ale, Cocoa Porter, & Belgian Spice), A Six Cup Cupcake Pan, Pint Glass Shaped Cupcake Toppers, Bottle cap Candles (made with food-safe soy wax and from a variety of San Diego beer bottle caps), Bright Red Cupcake Liners, A Piping Bag to perfect your frosting technique, and Four Frosting Recipes & a Beer & Sweets Pairing Guide.

UPDATE: This company if no longer in business. Find Craft Beer on Amazon. Retail Value $30

JOCO Coffee Cup
JOCO Coffee Cup - Each glass cup preserves the ideal taste and temperature of your hot beverages and comes in a 100% recyclable canister. They are BPA- and lead-free and have a thermal silicone sleeve in a variety of trendy colors to make every tea and coffee lover on your list happy.

For more information visit Or Amazon.
Prices start at $22.95
Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ
Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ. The Auto-iQ Technology features timed, intelligent blending programs that do the work for you. XL 72 oz. Total Crushing Blender pulverizes ice to snow in seconds! Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor Blades break down whole fruits, vegetables, ice and seeds for maximum nutrient & vitamin extraction. Comes with Jumbo Multi-Serve 32oz & Regular 24oz Nutri Ninja Cups with Sip & Seal Lids.

Available on Visit for for details. Retail Value $220
holiday crostada from Frog Hollow Farm
This Holiday Crostada from Frog Hollow Farm is a double-crust delight made with organic Warren pears, organic apples, organic currants and house made candied organic orange peel. Serve warm straight out of the oven. This product ships frozen, keep frozen until baking. Serves 8-10 people.

Available at Retail Value $50

Artisan American Heritage Chocolate uses a recipe from 1750 and made only from ingredients from the 18th century. All profits for the sale of American Heritage Chocolate benefit historic partners and help educate consumers on the history of the Americas through the unique lens of chocolate. Products available: Chocolate Blocks, Chocolate Bites, Finely grated Chocolate Drink and Chocolate Sticks.

Available at Prices Vary
Harbor Sweets
Harbor Sweets Red Star Chocolates Box. This exquisitely detailed box presents a glorious Harbor Sweets assortment of Sweet Sloops and milk and dark chocolate varieties. Sweet Sloops are sailboat shaped almond buttercrunch toffee covered in white chocolate and hand dipped in rich dark chocolates and crushed pecans. It's the chocolate that launched the company!

Available at Retail Value $49.95 for 32 pieces

Orange Glad Gourmet Monthly Desserts - Each month receive a carefully curate a box of gourmet sweets delivered to your door every month. Read 1 of my 4 Full Reviews Here.EatSmart Logo
The EatSmart Precision Pro Food Thermometer is designed specifically for professional and home cooks alike. Durable, reliable and easy to use. With a splashproof design, and a rapid response time (get temperatures in 5 Seconds or Less), and 1.5mm Step-Down Probe to reduce puncture hole size to keep juices in meat. Read My Full Review Here.

Available on Amazon. Retail Value $40
The American Plate A Culinary History in 100 Bites

The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites - Author Dr. Libby H. O'Connell takes you on a mouth-watering journey through America's culinary evolution into the vibrant array of foods we savor today. In 100 tantalizing bites, ranging from blueberries and bagels to peanut butter, hard cider, and Cracker Jack, O'Connell reveals the astonishing ways that cultures and individuals have shaped our national diet and continue to influence how we cook and eat.

Available on Amazon. Retail Value $26.99

Hamptons Lane
Hamptons Lane Tailgate Box - Create a spread of gourmet stuffed burgers with the easy-to-use Stuff-A-Burger press. Top them with Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup, a new take on ketchup that's made from fruit. Pair your burgers with blue ribbon-winning Santa Maria Seasoning from Oakridge BBQ. For a flavorful Asian twist, douse fresh chicken wings with award-winning Brooklyn-made Spicy Korean BBQ Sauce from the Chung sisters behind We Rub You. Use a beautifully designed Charles Viancin Lily Pad cover to transport your culinary masterpieces to the tailgate area. Finally, you can lay your spread out with some tunes in the background powered by amazing foldable and portable speakers from OrigAudio.

Available at Pay only $47 (retail value $70) Get $10 off your first order when you sign up!
Vermont Nut Free Chocolate
At Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, the entire selection of candies is completely safe for those with any tree nut or peanut allergy all made with the finest nut free ingredients. Vermont Nut Free Chocolates offers more than just chocolates, they have granola bars, trail mix, fudge, bark, and gummies.

For more information visit Prices vary
Holiday Boxes begin shipping the week of December 8th. The Deluxe Holiday Box includes CC Made Classic Popcorn, Lambrecht Gourmet, Southern Pecan Toffee, Grey Ghost Bakery Cranberry Orange Cookies, Grey Ghost Bakery Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Willamette Valley Deluxe Peppermint Bark Bar, Wondermade Peppermint, Cacao Art Deluxe BonBon Assortment, Raley's Confectionary Treatsie Mix, Kika Dark Caramelized Chocolate Covered Grahams, Brittle Brothers Peanut Brittle, Avenue Sweets Caramel Assortment!

Available at Retail Value $119
The Tasteful Pantry
The Tasteful Pantry is the only monthly box out there that offers customization for dietary restrictions paired with natural, wholesome snacks & sweets. Get a box of 6-8 individual size (or equivalent) surprise snacks and treats, customized for your diet and nutritionist-approved, delivered straight to your door every month. Choose from Gluten free, Vegan, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb and Soy Free.

Available at Custom 1 Month Box $30, 3 Month Subscription $24 a month, 6 Month Subscription $23 a Month and a 12 Month Subscription $22 a month.

ClubW Wine Club is global winery that is all about making delicious wine at a fantastic price. They build direct relationships with vineyards and farmers to make exceptional small lot wines at prices impossible to achieve at retail, then they match them up to your palate, and deliver them directly to your doorstep. Review Coming Soon.

Available at A Club W monthly Experience starts at 3 bottles a month for $39 + $6 flat rate shipping. Club W covers shipping on orders of 6 or more bottles!
Nye's Cream Sandwiches
Nye's Cream Sandwiches: The holiday assortment package is a seasonal flavors ice cream festival in a box, complete with two (2) each of the following handcrafted ice cream sandwiches: Chocolate Cherry Pistachio: Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream with Chocolate Ganache Cookies, Peppermint Chocolate: Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Ganache Cookies, Cranberry Orange Cheesecake: Cheesecake Ice Cream with Cranberry Orange Cookies and Raisin Bread Pudding: Raisin Bread Pudding Ice Cream with Oat Cookies. Every cookie is hand scooped and every 3.5-ounce sandwich is assembled, wrapped, and packaged by hand at Nye’s. 10 other flavors and limited time collections also available.

Available at Retail Value $50
Emile Henry Baguette Baker
This ceramic Emile Henry Baguette Baker bakes three, 13½inch long by 2¼inch wide, artisanal French baguettes. The Baguette Baker traps steam from the baking bread to create an environment similar to a steam-injected oven. The steam gives the bread a crunchy, golden crust and a chewy interior. The Baguette Baker simplifies the process so home bakers have more consistent, delicious results every time they make bread.

Available at or Amazon. Retail Value $130

The Craft Beer & Pretzel Caramels from Shotwell Candy Co. combines buttery soft caramel with a healthy dose of Ghost River Brewing's Golden Ale and finished off with nice sized chunks of hand-crushed salty pretzels. The Hand-Crafted Beer & Pretzel caramels are sold in a hand-stamped Kraft pinstriped boxes that is finished with a classic mocha brown waxed cord hand-tied into a small bow.  Since each caramel is hand-cut, the sizes will vary somewhat.  Your quarter pound box should contain approximately 10-13 pieces. Some of the other caramels available in Bourbon & Maple Pecan, Five Spice Dark and Hand Crushed Espresso.

Available at Retail Price $9.75 per quarter pound
Candy Club
CANDY CLUB is the best place to have premier candies delivered right to your door. Every month, you’ll receive a new box of hand-picked candies and treats from their huge selection. Your package will include a selection of 2-3 lbs. of your favorite candies.

Available at Prices start at $29.99 for 1 month, $19.99 for 6 months and 17.99 for a 12 month subscription

White House Honey Ale Brewing Kit
The White House Honey Ale home brewing starter kit features the coveted presidential beer recipe commissioned by President Obama and brewed by his White House Chef. Craft A Brew worked closely with sources close to the White House beer brewing operation to bring you the same recipe (scaled down to fit the size of the kits), ingredients and methods that the White House used to create their famous beer. This clean, smooth beer is fit for the most discerning craft beer lovers and diplomats alike, and you can brew it right from your own home!

Available at or Amazon. Retail Price $48
The Beer Book
The Beer Book by DK Publishing is a visual catalog of more than 800 breweries, whistle-stop beer trails, and key beer facts, and is an indispensable guide to the world's favorite drink. Revised and updated to include the newest and hottest brews, The Beer Book features every significant brewery in every significant brewing nation, and showcases new and specialty beers, as well as the classics.

Available at or Amazon. Retail Price $25
Holiday Sipping Kit
The Holiday Sipping Kit includes a sampling of the favorites of artisan chocolates. You'll receive three hot chocolate Ticket Sticks (peppermint, French truffle, and Belgian milk) with a foursquare of fresh and fluffy vanilla-bean marshmallows, a signature gingham mug. Then they tie the whole shebang up with a red satin bow and a “Happy Holidays” letter-pressed coaster. Choice of signature gingham mug!

Available at or Amazon. Retail Price $25
Just Cook Foods 3 Pack Sampler
Just Cook Seasoning Blends. This sampler pack called "Our Favorites" includes three favorites from the seven delicious blends offered. These are go-to blends for easy, gourmet meals. Includes: Taco Night Blend, Any Day Chicken Blend and No. 19 Salmon Blend.

Available at Retail Price $24
Caramel and Nut Collection
Ethel M Chocolate's Caramel and Nut Collection brings together decadent gourmet chocolates with an assortment of caramel and nut candies. This delicious variation of crunchy, creamy and chewy chocolate delights are paired with an assortment of almonds, pecans, and toffee crisp and covered in a variety of Ethel M's signature milk and dark gourmet chocolate.

Available at or Amazon. Retail Value $28
Zoku Ice Cream Maker -Make individual portions of ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet, or sherbet in as little as 10 minutes! Whether you prefer classic flavors like vanilla bean, mint chocolate chip, fresh strawberry, or dark fudge, or you like to create your own flavors, fresh ice cream can now be a spur-of-the-moment decision.

Available at Retail Price $26
Dave's Sweet Tooth

Real butter, real sugar, real milk chocolate, and hand sliced almonds prepared with love, one batch at a time, every time. It may be a bit old fashioned, but they do not use machines, microwaves, or assembly lines to produce the toffee. Dave's Sweet Tooth is and always will be; Hand Made. Homemade. Michigan Made. Available in Milk and Dark Chocolate or Coffee Toffee.

Available at Retail Price $22.00 (Large Mason 20 oz) $12 (Small Mason 8 oz)

New...Cake Boss cake decorations that allow aspiring at hime bakers to decorate like the Boss. The new collection is available nationwide and includes fondant, decorative icings, sprinkles, sugar crystals and cake wraps in a variety of bright colors and patterns inspired by Buddy himself.

Available at Amazon. Prices Vary
zChocolat Holiday Ruby
Holiday Ruby 30 Piece Collection - Chocolates arrive in a polished mahogany box decorated with a golden inlaid pine tree pattern atop the lid. Chocolates include a selection from both the exotic and traditional assortment. Exotic flavors include milk chocolate ganache, chocolate with lemon, rose and Sri Lankan coconut. While some of the traditional flavors include Venezuelan dark chocolate ganache, passion fruit caramel, and vanilla ganache infused with lavender.

Available at or Amazon. Retail Value $141
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3 Comment

  1. June S.
    November 21, 2014 at 7:44 am

    (Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Foodie) So many wonderful things to buy for the person in your life that loves cooking and baking in the kitchen-

  2. Linda Manns Linneman
    November 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    This looks like a wonderful gift guide. I will be putting this to use for the holidays. Thank you for sharing

  3. Kathryn Dilligard
    November 24, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Oooooh! I want that coffee cup.

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