With the holidays, comes the fear (or at least for me) on whether you’re buying people good stuff. I don’t like buying people gift cards, so I’ve come up with the following suggestions.
I think though that these ideas don’t just work for the winter holidays, but for all gift-giving occasions.
- Vosges Chocolates – With their unique pairings, Vosges provides a guaranteed hit with their varieties and beautifully wrapped packages. Prices variety, but don’t forget to add their shipping charges when you’re purchasing (it can add up)!
- Authentic Costa Rica Coffee – Yum. And I’ve actually been to this coffee shop in Quepos, Costa Rica. They are real and you can feel safe ordering from them.
- O & Company – When I was in Seattle, I had the great fortune of being able to stop in. Wow, what a taste explosion! They offer a wide variety of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olive tapenade, etc. And a little tip — don’t order online, but order from a store. Stores have a flat $9 shipping rate!
- Cast Iron Skillet – I own it and love it (also have the lid). Definitely make sure you buy the one that’s pre-seasoned.
- The Wine Buyer – Have a couple of bottles of wine or champagne shipped directly for a reasonable fee.
- DeLonghi Solo Convection Oven – Seriously, are you surprised? They also offer free shipping. I love mine.
- KitchenAid Mixer – I don’t think you can find this any cheaper than $199 plus free shipping. Wow. I love mine (was a hand-me-down from my grandma).
- Week of Gourmet & Healthy Meals – I haven’t tried it, but it seems like a good idea. I think this would be great for the person who doesn’t cook!