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Gift Ideas

Need the perfect gift for a food lover? Ask like-minded Chowhounds for suggestions and share the best gifts you've gotten.

Stocking Stuffers for the Food-Obsessed

Sometimes a stocking stuffer is so on point, you like it better than any of the larger presents under the tree. Give that kind of gift. The present for the gourmand in your life doesn't have to be expensive...
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Holiday Treats 2020

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by sallyt 2 months ago

Hi everyone, let's talk about making candy, cookies, treats, etc. for yourself, family, friends and neighbors, whatever your cause for celebrating may be! Even in this SD time, I plan to dr...

Alley 6 86'd Candy Cap Bitters (and Clean Up on Alley 6 Hand Sanitizer) | Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

During this pandemic holiday season when our economy has tanked for so many, I focused my purchases on gifts made by local producers. One shopping stop was Alley 6, a small batch craft distiller in...

Chocolate truffles—to mold or not to mold?

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by ninrn 1 month ago

My niece and I make great chocolate truffles that we give as holiday gifts. We have always molded them by hand and rolled in cocoa so they look a bit like actual truffles. This year, we thought we’...

Mail order gifts and gift boxes in Canada

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by prima 4 months ago

I'm thinking of sending gifts to some friends who live out-of-province. Which sites or businesses have you used? I have sent a Jaswant's Kitchen spice basket. https://www.jaswantskitchen.co...

Edible Monterey Bay Marketplace

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Edible Monterey Bay has highlighted a selection of artisanal food and drink handcrafted in the Monterey Bay area. For this holiday giving season, this is an easy way to shop local and support our n...

What homemade food gifts are good for mailing?

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by alohanancy 4 years ago

Hi! Thank you in advance for your help! Instead of buying Christmas gifts for my extended family I think I'm just going to make gift baskets. I figure they are just as likely to be thrown away a...

Holiday Treats 2019

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by sallyt 1 year ago

Hi everyone, let's talk about making candy, cookies, treats, etc. for yourself, family, friends and neighbors, whatever your cause for celebrating may be! ANY kind of edible treat is fair g...

How will you handle Grandparent's Day this year, Sept. 13th?

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

It doesn't get as much publicity as Mother's Day and Father's Day, but Grandparents like to be a part of the love, too. Finding the right tags for this post has not been easy. Grandparent's Day fal...

Artsy Chocolate at Mast, Mount Kisco...

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

The Mast Brothers moved their company Mast Chocolates up from Brooklyn to Mount Kisco about a year ago. They took over a long building along S. Moger Ave. just down from Metro-North station, and re...

How will you handle Father's Day this year, June 21st?

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

Dad deserves his day, too! I enjoy gathering with family, but the coronavirus crisis has made this year different. How will you deal with it? Will you dine-out now that Covid restrictions are start...

A two knife present - what to pick?

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by CHSeifert 7 months ago

I’ve been given the honour to pick two knives as a round birthday present for a family member, who is into cooking but still use his Global Knives from the 90’s. Nothing wrong with Global knive...

How will you handle Mother's Day this year?

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by gutreactions 9 months ago

With the Covid-19 crisis still very much alive, how will you mark Mother's Day, May 10? Will you send Mom some home-cooking and flowers, or will you order take-out to be delivered? We love Moms! An...

Holiday Treats 2018

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by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

It’s not too soon to start thinking about what homemade goodies we’ll be giving to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and hosts this holiday season, whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christ...

Using food coloring to enhance colors when pickling

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by ggeorgio 1 year ago

It's peak watermelon season here in sunny South Texas. Truck farmers, roadside stands, farmers markets are brimming with this iconic summertime treat. My family LOVES WATERMELON! Fat ones, skinny o...

SPICED NUTS – Home Cooking Dish of the Month, December 2017

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by masha 3 years ago

Welcome to our Reporting Thread for our December Dish of the Month (“DOTM”). For those new to our DOTM series, the purpose of this thread is to encourage hounds to prepare the selected dish throug...

Mom's birthday coming up what should I get her?

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by gigibossgirl 2 years ago

my moms birthday is on the cinco de mayo (the 5th of may ) what should i do for her birthday?

Baked goods to mail

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by vanessa7 2 years ago

Looking for any favorite recipes for baked goods that travel well. My poor aunt was just diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to mail her a gift. I was thinking maybe a bag of Stumptown coffee...

Has Anyone Ordered from Omaha Steaks?

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by tomaneng 13 years ago

We have to get a food gift for a couple who are both homebodies and hardcore grillers. Is it worth it?