How can you go wrong with food and beverage? Everyone eats and drinks. But these gift ideas can really add some flavor to the holidays. Hopefully your gift recipients will share.
Acacia Wood Wine Flight Board (above)
The pairing of slate and acacia wood elevates this wine flight board to impress the wine lover on your gift-giving list. Four cutouts hold one glass each of that chardonnay or bordeaux of a special vintage, while a smooth, tapered handle ensures ease of transport. The board includes chalk for labeling. $39.95. Cribsi.com.
Bacon for the win
Bacon lovers will love you forever for giving them TBJ Gourmet Bacon Jam, made with real bacon, brown sugar and caramelized onions to create a tasty spread, dip or marinade all in one. Snacks and basic foods can level up with this gourmet jam that comes in a three-flavor pack: Maple Bacon Jam, Habanero Bacon Jam, Bacon and Fig Jam. $35. Or for those cases of bacon fever, TBJ offers its Gourmet Emergency Bacon Kit to save the day. The kit includes a 9 oz. jar of the bacon jam with a jar of smoked bacon salt and maple sugar rub. The best part is TBJ uses all-natural ingredients that are ethically sourced. $38. TBJGourmet.com and at Amazon.
Eva Solo CafeSolo Coffee Maker
Who doesn’t have a coffee lover on their gift list? This maker uses the immersion method for a simple brew. Just spoon ground coffee beans into the flask, add hot water, stir the mixture, and insert the filter. Wait a few and then pour and serve. How easy is that? Plus, it’s drip free, which your recipient will definitely appreciate. $99.95. Cribsi.com.
Sunday Best Cookbook by Adrienne Cheatham
Adrienne Cheatham’s first cookbook is part of her mission to dress Southern/soul food up in its Sunday best (see what she did there?) Through clever technique, unexpected ingredients, or just adding some of that extra finesse through garnishing or thoughtful plating, Cheatham applies classic French training and her experience of working in notable NYC kitchens such Le Bernardin and Red Rooster to prove that Southern/soul cuisine deserves a place at the table and in the narrative of serious cuisine. $35.
Molly Bz cookies
These oversize gourmet cookies by the women-owned Molly Bz are infused with tasty alcohol extracts but without the actual alcohol. We know! But that doesn’t mean one can’t Indulge in a variety of explosive flavors like maple buttercream with real smokey bacon and whiskey flavoring. Or perhaps chocolate and ground espresso mixed with rum flavoring. Can we get us some white chocolate, Earl Gray tea, lemon buttercream and vanilla extract cookies? Why yes we can. Available in half-dozen and full-dozen as well as three-packs. $12.59 (3-pack box); $23.99 (half-dozen box); and $45.99 (dozen box). MollyBz.com and at Amazon.