Yes, with gifts, it’s the thought that counts. And as a recipient, it’s not okay to complain – bad manners even. However, I don’t know about you, but if I were to get a food gift, I would not want a fruit cake, Hickory Farms sausage, or holiday baked goods from Starbucks or something generic. So why not get a little creative with your gift giving? I’ll compile lists for gourmet edibles (chocolates, macarons, Japanese sweets, etc.) but here are some unconventional ideas you can’t buy jumping on Dean and Deluca, Williams Sonoma, Neiman, and Saks’ websites. :)
Swiss Army® KNIFE CHOCOLATES
Set of Six USD $35.00
via sundancecatalog.com. They’re milk chocolate with hazelnut praline. I love the tin it comes in and how they’re individually wrapped. I’m a huge fan of details. It’s allllll about the small things. :)
Mini Classic Gumball Machines
They’re from a bridal website: beau coup (I think that’s what that site is) but how AWESOME are these? Seriously. The machines themselves come in three different colors: red (pictured), black, and teal. The site recommends them as favors, but I would totally buy these and pass them out as cube goodies (crap, I should’ve put it in yesterday’s post. OH WELL) or it’s simply a cool gift for your bosses or a team of managers. Priced respectively at $3.25 for one + and $2.95 if you purchase more than 24 units.
$20.00 via MaryandMatt.net It’s 5.5 oz chocolate chart (3.5″ diameter x .75″ high) made of 70% milk, 20% dark and 10% white chocolate or in plain English: clever, geeky, hipster and cool… basically everything I can ask for in an edible gift and more. A definite WANT.
Chocolate Covered Fruit
$25.00+ via ediblearrangements.com I haven’t seen fruits aside from strawberries covered in chocolate – especially gift boxes but ediblearrangements carries oranges, apples, and pears in gift boxes. That are shippeable. Not sure if that’s cool or weird, yet, but hey – at least it’s something different. Personally, I am a HUGE sucker for chocolate covered strawberries. There’s something so sexy about them. ;) I actually found this site because of their unconventional fruit baskets that are arranged like a bouquet of flowers. Check it out, it’s pretty… different.
Oh, and I’m going to plug one more thing: Chocolate covered strawberry tuxedos. I think these are for weddings only but how EFin cute are these? They’re a tad on the pricey side but who cares. ;)
And last but definitely NOT the least… I am SO excited to share this. Presenting…
Are you ready for this?
Wait for it…
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Imma tease a lil more…
Absolut Vodka Disco Edition. DISCO WTF
It’s special edition from Sweden but according to Complex you can buy it at your local liquor store…? Who knows. The 750ml is $20 and the 1 liter is $27 bucks. I found a few retailers online here and ebay (buy it now is $26.89). Awesome.
And that’s it for today. Stay tuned for tomorrow. :)