Creative Treats for Foodies
Certain people on your gift list would be absolutely delighted to receive a gift they could devour. No matter what they fancy (sweet? salty? savory?), we've (ahem) tasted an assortment of decadent gift-worthy finds.
Lillie's Q 3 Bottle Gift Set
For the serious griller, a trio of blends from famed Chicago pitmaster Charlie McKenna.
To buy: $30, lilliesq.com.
The Real Simple Mix
Top-shelf charcuterie—chorizo, country sausage, fig paste—at a special discount. Ready to serve.
To buy: $50, charlitoscocina.com.
Divinely dusted turtle updates that are worth shelling out for. Snap them up while you can.
To buy: $22.50 for 12, johnandkiras.com.
Sophisticates will swoon for Lillet’s first new flavor in 50 years. Slightly floral, slightly sweet—in a bottle so pretty, it doesn’t even need a ribbon.
To buy: $21, bevmo.com.
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Goat Milk Caramels
Want to spoil someone you love? Goat ahead. These caramels, made with goat milk, sea salt and bourbon vanilla, come in a lovely wooden gift box.
To buy: $50, bigpicturefarm.com.
A schnecken is like a loaf of gooey, buttery sticky buns—perfect for Christmas morning if Dad (ahem, Santa) doesn’t eat them all the night before.
To buy: $13, queencitycookies.com.
Almond Butter and Jam Gift Set
Grape jelly not your jam? Get unique flavors like Blackberry Vanilla and Jalapeno Raspberry, plus a jar of hand-crafted almond butter.
To buy: $30, emilygs.com.
Regional Cheese Box
Just add wine! This gift box comes with four hunks of cheese from a particular region—choose France, Italy, Spain, America, UK, or the Alps.
To buy: $45, bedfordcheeseshop.com.
Happy Hanukkah Cookie Assortment
From the famous Magnolia Bakery in New York, an assortment of delectable treats (chocolate dipped macaroons, shortbread cookies) that will cure every last sweet craving.
To buy: $35, magnoliabakery.com.
Wines of the World
This isn’t your average six-pack, Bud. Get six mini-bottles of wine, from a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to an Argentinian Malbec, and sample tastes from around the globe in one sitting.
To buy: $30, tastingroom.com.
Unique and delicious picks for the foodies on your list from Real Simple's 2012 holiday gift guide.