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My 2011 Christmas Food Gift Ideas

What better way to show someone you love them than by sending them the gift of food for Christmas? I’ve met some amazing small dessert business owners over the last year and a half and I’m going to share my picks for the best holiday food gift buys.  So, don’t delay. Order your gifts today and help support small business!

 

1) Chay J’s New Orleans Candies, LLC

I am a huge fan of Chay J’s. My favorite item from Chay’s menu is the creole pretzels. They are sweet and salty and are some of the best pretzels I’ve ever tasted! Chay J’s is also offering really cool holiday tins that have a mix of their famous creole pretzels and their yummy creole crunch popcorn and their cheesy big easy popcorn. Yum!

 

 

 

2) Fine Ingredients Inc., Hand Made Italian Biscotti

If you love homemade Biscotti, you will love the biscotti from Fine Ingredients. It’s some of the best biscotti I have ever tasted. My favorite was the pistachio orange biscotti. Loved it! Other flavors include hazelnut, almond and cranberry walnut. Great gift for the coffee lover who enjoys great  biscotti with their coffee.

 

 

3) 240 Sweet~ Artisan Marshmallows

I was fortunate to have tried these fluffy clouds of happiness this year after an exchange over Twitter. When the marshmallows arrived at my doorstep I could smell the aroma before I opened the package. It was at that moment I knew I was in for a treat. Wait? What did I just write? Wow, I’m being super dramatic, but it’s true. These marshmallows are da bomb!! The flavors I tried were the Sweet Potato Ginger, Praline Pecan and Elephant Ear. 240 Sweet offers over 70 gourmet marshmallow flavors so I’m sure you can find the perfect flavor for your family and friends.

 

 

4) Just Add Honey

I love a nice refreshing tea and Just Add Honey offers a really great assortment of teas that would be perfect for the tea aficionado in your life. My favorites are the berry tea and the georgia peach tea. Delicious!

 

 

 

5)The Cake Crate Company

This is my favorite mini poundcake company! Their cakes are delicious and the owners pay special attention to detail. Their offerings include a mini red velvet poundcake that arrives at your door with cream cheese icing for spreading and pecans (make sure you ask for the icing and pecans when you order). Other flavor offerings include carrot, southern sweet potato peanut butter cookie and raspberry. Wow! Don’t envy you for the decision you will have to make when ordering these cute mini cakes!

 

 

6) Vermont Brownie Company

I have been a fan of Vermont Brownie Company for several years now. They made my very first Christmas food gift list and I couldn’t leave them off the list this year. Why? Because their brownies are awesome! This year they upped the ante by adding blondies to their menu. I am a huge fan of blondies so I was ecstatic when the new menu item was introduced. A seasonal favorite is also their mint chocolate brownie. And, to make it even easier for those of us trying to watch our weight this holiday season, VT Brownie now sells a brownie 3 pack. Love!

 

 

7) Sweet Tea Factory

Timing is everything. I just met the owners of this company over the weekend and I fell in love with their mocktail teas. I walked away with the Mimosa based tea. I was almost on my way, but then their jalapeno honey caught my attention. The honey is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I can’t wait to try their honey with salmon soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 Comments

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    Jessica - A Fun Gift Maven
    December 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Love these. I heard KnockKnock might have gourmet chocolates available soon. I love their stuff.

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      Jem
      December 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Jessica! I will have to check Knock Knock out. Gourmet chocolates~Yum!

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    Tamara Eckles
    December 13, 2011 at 2:55 am

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    Michele McDonald
    December 13, 2011 at 3:04 am

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    JoVonn
    December 13, 2011 at 3:14 am

    You gave me some ideas for last minute gifts. Hope I can get them in time!

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      Jem
      December 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Hi JoVonn! Hurry and place your order this week and let you know what you order! 🙂

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    Spoiled Diva
    December 13, 2011 at 3:14 am

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    Tamara Eckles
    December 13, 2011 at 3:31 am

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    Tiffany Wong
    December 13, 2011 at 3:32 am

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    Bella
    December 13, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Ok…I have been looking for some delicious blondies for at least four years now!! Have you tasted them from the Vermont Brownie Company!?!? I am excited!!

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      Jem
      December 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Bella! Yes, I had the apple toffee blondies from Vermont Brownie company twice this year. They were fabulous!

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    Tamara Eckles
    December 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    My Christmas Dessert Gift Picks! http://t.co/HJyA0ycd Did your dessert biz make the list? 🙂 #Christmas #desserts #gifts

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    Lynn Steinberg
    December 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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    Lynn Steinberg
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    Tamara Eckles
    December 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

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    JoVonn
    December 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    great list>>>“@jemofthesouth: My Christmas Dessert Gift Picks! http://t.co/wtA1WXCN #Christmas #desserts #gifts”

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    Tamara Eckles
    December 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Thx!RT @jhgive great list>>>“@jemofthesouth: My Christmas Dessert Gift Picks! http://t.co/HJyA0ycd #Christmas #desserts #gifts”

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    Tamara Eckles
    December 14, 2011 at 4:44 am

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    December 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

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    Tamara Eckles
    December 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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    Tamara Eckles
    December 15, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Last Call 4 Holiday Brownies! http://t.co/0GOX1J0z via #constantcontact via @vtbrownieco 1 of my Christmas gift picks! http://t.co/HJyA0ycd

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    December 15, 2011 at 3:32 am

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    just add honey, llc
    December 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    More great holiday #gifts for the food lover in your life! RT @jemofthesouth: My 2011 Christmas Food Gift Ideas http://t.co/bf4wJesD

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