Gifts for Foodies, Cooks and Hosts

Who doesn't love receiving delicious treats during the holidays? Spread good cheer by gifting these festive edible offerings 

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Red Velvet Pancakes

Buttermilk Inc. started out as a food truck, serving up red velvet pancakes all over Los Angeles. Now you can dish them out to family and friends yourself or gift the delicious mix. An extra perk - this pancake mix can also be used in brownies, cakes and waffles.; $13.

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BBQ Sauce

Fly by South White BBQ Sauce can be used with meats or veggies whether you're grilling, baking or pan frying. Better still, these sauces are all natural, gluten-free and soy-free.; $30/pack of 3. 

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Treat House

This season, try Treat House's gourmet spin on the classic Rice Krispies-and-marshmallow treat. Choose from a wide range of holiday flavors, including Candy Cane Chocolate Chip, Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie. Ten cents of every treat purchased will be donated to the Food Bank for New York City.; $2 each.

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Kitchen Hand Scrub

Java & Co.'s Kitchen Hand Scrub is made with natural ingredients that will help eliminate bad odors from your hands. Components like sugar and coffee exfoliate the skin while coconut oil helps moisturize and replenish it. A thoughtful gift for all parties involved.; $25. 

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My Cup of Cake

With My Cup of Cake you can make your own chocolate soufflé in under three minutes without the hassle of beating, stirring or mixing. An excellent gift for any chocolate lover.; $24.

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Do you have a friend or relative who loves to cook? Plated gift cards are ideal for the culinary enthusiasts in your life. This season, give them the gift of tasty chef-designed recipes and fresh ingredients delivered right to their door.; gift cards start at $60 for four plates.

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Create your own ice cream flavors to gift to family and friends with eCreamery's custom-made, personalized ice cream, gelato, fat-free sorbet or dairy-free sorbet. Choose from over 40 flavors and 30 mix-in toppings, then seal the deal by personalizing your packaging.; create your own pack of four pints start at $60; ready-to-go holiday packs start at $50.

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Hot Fudge

This delicious ice cream, brownie or cake topper is free of preservatives, corn syrup and artificial ingredients, giving it excellent quality.; $30 for a pack of three.

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There's an app for that? Yes, the Photopon app allows you to select nearby restaurant deals and share them with a personal message or photo in the form of a coupon. Spread your tasty finds this season by sending the coupon via text, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter to family and friends. Truly a gift that keeps on giving. Available at the Apple iTunes Store.

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Sprinkles' specialty boxes include all the ingredients necessary to make your very own ice cream sandwiches. The cookie dough comes in fun flavors like peanut butter–pretzel chip, salted oatmeal cornflake and fudge brownie with different ice cream flavors like Cap'n Crunch, pumpkin and coffee fudge almond. Shipping is available with UPS and FedEx.; prices start at $25.

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Red Cup Wine Glasses

This set of two red cup wine glasses is a humorous present for the joker in your life.; $15.

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Cheese Board with a Twist

Want some cheese to go with your wine? This gift idea is great for your favorite dairy queen or king. You can write on this cheese board in chalk to indicate which cheese is which. Clever, eh?; $20.

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The Spanish Suitcase

Put a Spanish twist on your holiday season this year with a gift set for the perfect tapas party. This charming Spanish suitcase gift box is full of quintessential Spanish goodies, including olives, almonds, peppers and olive oil. The Chef Suitcase also comes with a letterpressed passport containing helpful serving suggestions.; $145.

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Godiva Truffle Flights

Godiva's truffle flights look beautiful and taste great. They come in a variety of combinations that are perfect for one person or for sharing.; $16.

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Cooking From The Heart

John Besh is the renowned chef of nine acclaimed restaurants and is a James Beard Award winner. Cooking From the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along The Way is his latest cookbook complete with 140 easy-to-follow recipes with step-by-step photography. This is a great gift option for both experienced and inexperienced chefs.; $30.

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Flirty Aprons

When you're in the kitchen whipping up a holiday feast, you’d best look the part. Visit to explore the cheery selection of seasonally designed aprons that family and friends will love. Prices start at $20.


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First Published Fri, 2013-11-01 13:14

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