Cooking is not my passion but food is. With my favorite food, there always seems to be a great beverage waiting to be consumed. And I'm always willing to oblige.
If your gift-giving takes you down the path of food and drink, here are a few ideas worth considering:
For the cookie monster, Cheryl & Co. offers a scrumptuous selection of cookies, including frosted cookies, brownies and wonderfully baked delectables.
If you can't be with your loved ones during the holidays, this is one way of reaching out...with love and sugar.
Speaking of sugar, how about the Barefoot Contessa? Ina Garten's cooking shows are like eye candy to me and I love seeking recipes from her cookbooks for my guy to try. Ms. Garten also has a line of baking goods and accessories available at Stonewall Kitchen.
A 'meat and potatoes' type person would love a juicy slice of beef. Pfaelzer Bros. offers all sorts of meats. They also offer desserts and other entrees.
If you are feeling very generous, you could give a monthly gift plan as well.
For beverages, you could start with coffee beans from the infamous chain of Starbucks. There are many who prefer to make their daily run to the coffee shop personally, but if they like to brew their own coffee, beans are good.
Tea drinkers might enjoy Numi Organic Tea. They have all sorts of teas but my favorite are the flowering teas. I love to give these teas as a Get Well gift. Tea is a great beverage any time of the day but when I don't feel well, I always enjoy a cup of tea to nuture those 'I don't feel good' emotions.
For those who enjoy a glass of red, white and/or bubbly, there are 3 websites I'd like to recommend: Wine.com, The Wine Messenger and My Wines Direct. They are great websites and each have a variety of wines to choose from.
If they enjoy seafood, perhaps sending a Lobster from LobsterGram would be a welcome gift. Our realtor likes to give Lobster as a Housewarming gift.
These gifts are an ideal way of "sending" your love from afar.
If your gift-giving list includes those who like to cook, I will share ideas on that very topic tomorrow.