Tired of giving the same food gifts for the holidays? The following suggestions below will make any recipient excited.
San Franciscan chocolate artisan Recchiuti Confections has an irresistible Christmas Stocking Box. Sixteen assorted pieces of their popular chocolate truffle flavors are included, such as the signature Burnt Caramel truffles. $45; www.recchiuti.com.
Clifford Bay's Marlborough 2010 Pinot Noir is an affordable selection to bring to any dinner party. Bright and velvety with dark cherry notes, it's also great for cooking. $15.99; www.wine.com.
Wild Ophelia chocolate bars make fun party favors or snacks for any upcoming holiday soiree. All featured ingredients are sourced from reputable farmers and artisans from around the nation and there are no preservatives. We recommend the Peanut Butter & Banana and Sweet Cherry Pecan flavors. $4.99; to find retailers: www.wildophelia.com.
Aftelier creates the most amazing teas. The tea connoisseur will swoon over Mandy Aftel's Organic Rose Ginger Oolong Tea. Also, don't forget to try her indispensable Chef's Essences. $25; www.aftelier.com.
Wooden Table Baking Co. makes the best alfajores and Buenos Aires native Andrea Ozzuna offers them in traditional, meringue, chocolate and gluten-free options. For a limited time, try her pumpkin spice alfajores. $22-$30 per box; www.buenosairesalfajores.com.
One can never have enough chocolate! La Boite of NYC has a stunning trio of Hot Chocolate & More blends that will tantalize any gourmet palate. The 54% cacao set includes Yemen (ginger and cinnamon), Orchidea (orchid root and Szechuan pepper) and Reims (honey, star anise, cinnamon, and ginger). $54; food52.com/provisions.
For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.