Grocery Gift Ideas
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Gifts of Jam: Pretty Packaging IdeasGroceries
Are you sharing gifts of homemade preserves this year? For an extra festive (and useful!) touch, you might bundle jars of jam, jelly, and marmalade with a pretty dish towel, a spoon, or an edible accompaniment, like bread or cheese.
May 2, 2019
Another Food Gift Idea for the Holidays: Homemade Cultured Butter!Groceries
All week long we’ve been sharing edible gift ideas, from savory granola to herb-infused honey, from homemade condiments to homemade tea blendsWhen it comes to butter, people often don’t know what they’re missing until they’ve had cultured, or European-style, butter: after that butter goes from being a waxy refrigerator staple to something craveable.
May 2, 2019
5 Ways to Package Cookies for Gift-GivingGroceries
Giving homemade cookies as gifts this year? Try one of these five pretty packaging ideas to really make it special.Related: Gifts of Jam: Pretty Packaging Ideas(Images: 1. Steve Giralt for Real Simple; 2. Fraeulein Klein; Sense and Simplicity; 4. The Purl Bee; 5.
May 2, 2019
Where Do You Buy Food Gifts Online?Groceries
As cooks and food lovers, it follows that we love edible gifts, particularly when they come from our own kitchenHere are just a few of our favorite resources: Zingerman’s: Zingerman’s has excellent taste in unusual and gourmet foods, and they excel at gift boxes. New York Mouth: This site features wonderful small, independent producers from New York and beyond, with a pretty impressive list of gift box options.
May 2, 2019
10 Last-Minute Gifts for the CookGroceries
Holiday shopping get away from you? Find yourself in a pickle on the night before Christmas? Don’t worry: there are plenty of terrific last-minute gifts you can give your beloved cook. From a monthly cocktail hour food delivery to an online beer-making class and a subscription to a high-fashion foodie magazine, here are 10 of our favorite subscriptions and online gifts when you need something great, and you need it fast.
May 2, 2019
Cookie + Gift Tag: Gluten-Free Coconut Snowballs and Tags for GiftingGroceries
While we’re running our big Holiday Giveaway, we also wanted to make sure we gave all of you a present, something sweet and small for everyone to enjoy. All week we’re going to give you printable tags and labels that go with five of our favorite cookie recipes! Yesterday we gave you chai tea cookie labels, and today we have gluten-free coconut snowballs with accompanying gift tag and some sweet polka dot packaging inspiration.
May 2, 2019
Looking For a Terrific Hostess Gift? Give a Produce Bouquet!Groceries
I am a firm believer in never showing up empty-handed to a get-together. I always try to bring a little something that says, “Thank you for having us — we like you.” However, it’s easy to get in a hostess gift slump, but here’s a cute and simple idea that’ll change up your gift-giving game: a produce bouquet! Sometimes when I am in a gift-giving slump, I like to look back on some of the favorite gifts I’ve received as a hostess.
May 2, 2019
A Last-Minute Gift for Your Host: Jalapeño-Infused Tequila!Groceries
It’s still summer, and that means plenty of gatherings and potlucks with friends. There are al fresco dinner parties and cookouts aplenty. As a guest, I never like to show up empty-handed. I like bringing a little something to say thank you to my hosts, and if that thank you just happens to look like a spicy tequila that’s been infused with jalapeños — well, that’s even better.
May 2, 2019
10 DIY Kits for the Hands-On ChefGroceries
For the person who always wants to know how things work, consider a hands-on holiday gift. These kits for making everything from kimchi to kefir and bacon to butter will let them sate both their curiosity and appetite. Plus, if you’re lucky, they’ll share their results! Mozzarella & Ricotta DIY Cheese Kit, $25 from Etsy: Just add milk! This kit lets one lucky cheesophile make up to eight batches.
May 1, 2019
8 Ways to Turn Citrus Peels into GiftsGroceries
During the winter, citrus becomes a staple in my kitchen: tangerines in the lunch box, lemon in tea, and lime in everything from chicken tortilla soup to sugar cookies. Just a little squeeze brightens up the heaviest dishes of the season — not to mention, my holiday mood. But there’s one part we often forget about, or get rid of altogether — the peel — which has just as much to give as the rest of the fruit.
May 1, 2019
10 Gifts for a “Me-Time” Tea TimeGroceries
Tea time is a special thing. It can be how you welcome guests When it comes to giving tea-time gifts, the latter is the way to go! Indulge their tea-time love with gifts that’ll enhance the experience. From a snuggly mug to the prettiest teapot, here are 10 gifts to give them a “me-time” tea time! FORLIFE Stump Teapot with SLS Lid and Infuser, $27 from Amazon: The perfect little teapot for one. Short and stout, with a handle and spout. Just tip it over and pour it out!
May 1, 2019
Use Game Theory to Win Your Holiday White Elephant Gift SwapGroceries
I feel that knowing how to avoid winding up with the dud gift at a White Elephant Gift Swap is a valuable life skill. Ben Casselman over at FiveThirtyEight explains it to those of us who don’t have an advanced degree in game theory.
May 1, 2019
5 Ways to Make Wine Look Like a GiftGroceries
Everyone gifts wine this time of year, and I have absolutely no problem with that! The more wine, the better. (Even if your host doesn’t drink or totally hates the varietal of grape you’ve brought, she can always crack it open and serve it to her guests. Or regift it later!) You don’t have to spend big bucks, or go nuts picking a bottle that might mean something to its intended recipient.
May 1, 2019
The Best Wedding Gift I Received (That I Now Give to Everyone)Groceries
This is the one wedding present the bride and groom are sure to love. Hint: It's not money.
May 1, 2019
5 Wedding Bloggers Share the Best Gifts They Received When They Got MarriedGroceries
You can't go wrong with any of these ideas!
May 1, 2019
Spread Some Love to a Sick Friend with a Get-Well-Soon BoxGroceries
Bring your friend a little get-well-soon gift basket to cheer her up and help her get back on her feet.
May 1, 2019
The 12 Best Stocking Stuffers to Pick Up at AldiGroceries
Aldi is probably best known for its award-winning wines and rock-bottom prices, but the German grocery chain is also a very good place to put together a holiday stocking. They have traditional German Christmas cookies, socks, and all the nuts and chocolates a person could eat — all at extremely low prices. Check out the 12 best stocking stuffers to buy at Aldi. Winternacht Chocolate Figurines, $3 for 8.
May 1, 2019
The Best (and Worst) 99 Cents You Can Spend at Trader Joe’sGroceries
I could go on and on about how wonderful Trader Joe’s is for its quirky packaging, irresistible snacksfrozen apps Sure, you’ve probably seen these cards while waiting in line to check out, but have you really seen these cards? Whenever I head to Trader Joe’s to stock up on Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Chocolate Almonds and frozen veggies (I contain multitudes), I also always make a stop at the card rack before I check out.
May 1, 2019
The $60 Father’s Day Gift I’m Giving This YearGroceries
I really don’t want to spoil the surprise for my husband, my step-dad, my father-in-law, or my brother who just became a dad, but I’ve landed on what I think is the perfect Father’s Day gift for all the dads in my life and I think you need to know about it, too. This single gift is perfect for food-loving fathers and dads who like tools, beer, or practical gifts like tires, glasses, and golf balls.
May 1, 2019
Aldi Is Going to Have Wine and Cheese Advent Calendars — And You’re Going to Want to See ThemGroceries
If you like wine and/or Aldi, you may remember last year when we reported on Aldi’s wine-filled advent calendar for the holiday season. It was announced last September and our readers were so excited! There was just one problem: It was only available in the U.K. — and most (but not all!) of our readers are in the United States. This year (this year!), things will be different.
May 1, 2019
The $3 Trader Joe’s Item I Buy for Everyone I KnowGroceries
The perfect go-to gift — one that’s sure to please just about anyone and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg — is pretty hard to find. But there’s one thing at Trader Joe’s that I buy for everyone I know, and I’ll keep doing it until I die. I’m talking about succulents, those delightful diminutive plants that everyone’s crazy about these days. They’re cute and they are easy to care for.
May 1, 2019
The Best Costco Sales Happening This DecemberGroceries
With holiday shopping season now in full swing, we wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that Costco is good for more than just giant containers of peanut butter and party trays. It’s also a place to find lots of presents to wrap and put in a stocking or under a tree. And with new sale prices valid now through December 24, you’ll find some extra-great bargains. Here are five of the best sales happening at Costco right now. (Note: They’re good for members only!
May 1, 2019
The Best Stocking Stuffers to Get at Trader Joe’sGroceries
Stuff your cart, then your stockings.
May 1, 2019
The 10 Best Stocking Stuffers to Get at AldiGroceries
There's chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. And a few non-chocolate items, too, of course.
May 1, 2019
The $10 Trader Joes Buy I’m Getting Everyone for ChristmasGroceries
Every single year, despite my best efforts to plan ahead, I wind up with a lot of last-minute gifts to buy. As hard as this is to admit, when absolute desperation strikes there’s one last resort: the grocery store. (Please make me feel better and say that you’ve been there too.) While perusing my local Trader Joe’s for some fun holiday finds, I found one grocery store gift that is, dare I say, actually kind of cool and might just save my butt in a pinch: the chocolate passport.
May 1, 2019
The Only Thing I Want for Christmas Is WineGroceries
I don't want clothes or shoes, cute trinkets, or even gift cards. I only want wine.
Dec 20, 2018
J Is for JetsettersGroceries
We all have that friend who seems to spend more time on the road than she does at home. Here's what you should get her for the holidays.
Nov 29, 2017