Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Looking for that perfect gift?  Here is a list of 10 great items for the foodie that has everything.


1.  Hatchery Gift box –

Hatchery is a subscription company that will send monthly boxes filled with trial sized spices, sauces and condiments.  A great way to try and discover new things!  Each month a box comes with 5-6 items.  ($20 a month)


2.  Bad Seed Chili Granola –

A new twist on an old favorite, this is a spicy and savory granola full of flavor and pop.  You can sprinkle it on salads, eggs, hummus, yogurt or just about anything!  ($16 plus shipping at

3.  Primanti Bros. Sandwich Pack –

Are you from Pittsburgh?  Know someone from Pittsburgh?  Did you know that Pittsburgh is considered one of the up and coming eating cities in the country?  Give someone you love the true taste of Pittsburgh with a kit to assemble a true Primanti Bros. sandwich, complete with french fries and coleslaw right on top!  ($109 plus shipping at Goldbely)

4.  Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur –

Do you know someone who always has a bar stocked with the coolest things?  Give them something really cool to add to their collection.  Each batch is made from 200 lbs of fresh ginger root and is soaked in alcohol.  It tastes amazing and can be used in a variety of cocktails.  ($23 plus shipping at

5.  Instant Pickler –

Pickle anything practically instantly!  After adding warm brine, this device pumps out the air for quick refrigerator pickles filled with flavor!  You can store the pickles in them as well.  Pickled shitake mushrooms, anyone? ($24.99 at

6.  Skoshbox –

Another subscription box – this one for the person who definitely has everything!  For $12 a month, they will ship your delighted recipient Japanese candy.  Not ready to make the full commitment?  They are having a special holiday package where they will send someone three months of boxes for $35!  It’s a great deal!  ($35)

7.  Fire Cider –

I love this product.  I use this product.  I give this product whenever possible.  It is a mix of organic apple cider vinegar, oranges, onions, lemon, ginger, horseradish, habanero, garlic and turmeric.  Taken by the spoonful or the shot glass (they sell their own shot glasses as well), it is rumored to kick colds to the curb.  It is also fantastic in recipes – I use it in my chili! (price varies)

Fire Cider

8.  Dr. Who Sampler tea –

Adagio is the best tea company.  One of the great things about them is their customer-made signature blends that are available to everyone.  There are tons of fan based blends, but the Dr. Who ones are very popular.  You can pick or choose, or send someone the Dr. Who Sampler set which includes six cute decorated tins.  ($19 plus shipping)

9.  Vosges Super Dark –

If you’ve ever read this blog, you know how I feel about chocolate.  Vosges is the best and their super dark collection is low on sugar and high on taste.  I am just wild about the Coconut Ash and Banana – one of the best bars you will ever taste.  Get them the full super dark candy bar tasting library or really blow their minds with the new Super Dark Truffle Collection (hint, hint – it’s what I want for the holidays!).  ($25-$40 plus shipping)


10.  Tupelo Honey –

All honey is not created equal.  If you know a honey lover and want to get them the best of the best, get them this lovely jar of tupelo honey.  The jar is elegant and the honey is amazing!  Get it soon because Abe’s market is having a free shipping special right now!  ($20)


3 Responses

  1. Roxanne Rubell
    Roxanne Rubell December 7, 2014 at 12:34 am | | Reply

    Hi Marla:
    I work with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur — thanks so much for including us in the gift guide! I just wanted to see if you can make a couple of corrections in the post. Each batch of Barrow’s is made from 200 lbs of fresh ginger root and is soaked in alcohol, not sugar. Would you be able to make these corrections? Thanks so much!!!!

  2. Amy Lynne Huebner
    Amy Lynne Huebner December 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm | | Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing the Fire Cider love! Great list!

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