This Week’s Finds

by Diane Ringler | 2 months ago

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IN THIS EDITION OF MY CURATED SNACKS

. Food Gifts & Products

. Stocking Stuffers

. Virtual Experiences

. Food and Travel

. Small Kitchen Appliances

. Kitchen Pots, Pans, and Bakeware

. Candles

. Tabletop and Barware

. Kitchen Gadgets

In This Week’s Finds, I’ve rounded up last-minute deals, and ideas for gifts and virtual experiences that everyone will love.

I picked out something for every foodie on your list. Enjoy browsing and shopping my picks.

Remember to take time for you and have a wonderful holiday.

GoldBelly three month subscription.

FOOD GIFTS & PRODUCTS

If you haven’t shopped at Gold Belly for gourmet food products, you are missing out. Give a three-month subscription and let your recipient choose the food delicacies of their choice. Here are two of my favorite food gift experiences to send this holiday. The Taste of New York Weekend Box comes with all of New York’s favorites: Gray’s Papaya hot dogs, pizza, NY- style cheesecake and bagels. Who wouldn’t love that? Or try a 2 lb. box of Ferrara’s Italian Cookies from NYC’s Little Italy.

NY taste box.
platter of cookies.
Doesn’t everyone have a cheese lover on their list? Of course, you do! And I’ve got some great ideas from Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York. Gift a Globetrotter’s Cheese Club subscription (various plans available ranging from 3 months to 12 month subscriptions). Prefer a one-time gift? Try their Greatest Hits cheese gift.
murray's cheese globetrotter subscription.
greatest hits from murray's cheese.

STOCKING STUFFERS

A beautiful olive wood salt holder will be loved by everyone on your list. And how adorable is this bottle sweater bottle coat? How about a Movie Night Popcorn Kit? A food trivia game or better yet, A Bull Dog Ice Cube Mold! So fun.

salt holder.
sweater bottle coat.

Movie popcorn kit.

food trivia game.

bull dog ice cube mold.

Everyone needs a high quality corkscrew and this is it. Fits perfectly in a stocking and is just $20. Gift it with a bottle of wine and my Rosemary, Raisin, Pecan Crackers and you have a winning gift. Everyone should have a milk frother, and it is perfect for the stocking.
corkscrew.
milk frother.

rosemary pecan raisin crackers.

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

Last minute gifts don’t have to be boring. They can be downright exciting. Give a virtual experience…something they can look forward to and maybe, something you can share together. How about Aphrodisiac Cooking for Two? Make dinner, dessert and drinks with your special person. Or maybe a Chocolate Tasting for two is more your speed. Select a date, sign up, and enjoy.

Learning to make Spanish Tapas could be fun or maybe a Beer Tasting Class for the guy in your life. Give an experience this holiday season.

cooking class for two.

chocolate tasting for two logo.
spanish tapas cooking class logo.

beer tasting class.

My favorite recommendation for the holiday season is this amazing offer from Master Class. Buy one annual subscription and get a second one for free. That’s a $180 value. Become a better chef, teacher or business leader. Study music, science and more, all with masters in their field. This is such a great gift. Give one and keep one for yourself.

Master Class image of Gordon Ramsay.

FOOD AND TRAVEL

Traveling is wonderful…new sites, smells, people and food! Getting to experience new places is a joy. Engaging with the locals and learning about their food, customs and traditions just makes it so much better. This year, gift food experiences to those traveling here in the states or abroad. Take a cooking class, join a family for brunch, lunch or dinner. Take a food tour, do a tasting, go on a picnic and explore the area through food. So many amazing experiences are available for you to gift this holiday season or to add to your own travel itinerary.

Check out Tapas and Live Flamenico Dancing in Chicago. Or maybe try a 4-Course Sicilian Lunch in Palermo, Italy. When in France, Learn How to Make French Desserts & Afternoon Tea in a Parisian Home. The choices are endless. Explore them all and give them the gift they won’t ever forget.

woman serving tapas.
a group photo of lunch in Palermo Italy.

French pastry.

SMALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES

The caddy of espresso machines, this De ‘Longhi La Specialista Prestigio Espresso Machine is on sale and will save you 22%. For the coffee lover in your life, this is a prize!

de 'longhi espresso machine.
The Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster is on sale with a 45% discount.
Cuisinart air fryer and toaster.
Save $200 on the KitchenAid 5.5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer – MORE THAN A STEAL. Run and grab this today.

KitchenAid 5.5 quarter bowl lift stand mixer.

The Cuisinart Waffle Maker with Pancake plates is also on sale for under $100. High quality at a great price.

waffle and pancake maker.

KITCHEN POTS, PANS & BAKEWARE

It made Oprah’s list this year, and it has been on my wish list for a couple of years. Anyone who loves to bake will love LeCreuset’s Bread Oven. Another classic gift and one every home cook wants is a classic Dutch oven. The Christmas Red one with a gold knob is the perfect choice.

lecreuset bread oven.
lecreuset red dutch oven.
LeCreuset is also offering their Signature Multi-function Roaster with Sheet Pan Lid for just $299.99. But the best deal they are offering is on their 11-piece ultimate Cookware Set (Save $703!!!)
LeCreuset roaster with sheet pan lid.
LeCreuset 11 piece cookware set.
Staub has big Black Friday sales with up to 75% off. Now is the time to buy their 4-Piece Stackable Cast Iron Set – love the cherry red. Save $100. The 5-Quart Tall Cocotte is on sale with a 59% savings – a STEAL. Love crepes? I’ve got a deal for you.

5 quart tall cocotte.
The Cadillac of pots and pans (or should I say, Tesla?), this Ruffoni Symphonia Cupra 7-Piece Cookware Set is to die for!!! Have a foodie in your life who you want to dazzle? Or have you been extra good this year and deserve a treat? This is it! YES, this is still on my list. It is just fabulous.
ruffoni 7 piece copper cookware set.

CANDLES

If you buy just one candle this holiday season (is that even possible?), make it one of these. Thymes Frasier Fir Pine Needle Candle is a holiday classic. But I’m also craving this Tin Candle from Anthropology. Can’t decide? Get both.

thymes frasier fir candle.
tin candle.

TABLETOP & BARWARE

I’m crushing on these pink coup glasses, so cool! Set the table with Kate Spade’s gold flatware, jingle bell napkin holders, and pink drink glasses and the table just sparkles.

pink coup glasses.
kate spade gold flatware.
gold napkin rings.
pink highball glasses.
Continue the pink feel with these hot pink glass dessert plates. Anyone who entertains will love them. Serving cake on this pastel glass cake stand is a dream.
pink glass dessert plates.
pastel glass cake stand.
If you are serving cocktails, you’ve got to have the right tools to make that perfect drink. I found this 16-piece JoyTable Bartender Set on sale for just $17.99 (a $13 savings). It comes with everything you need to shake, stir and pour, including a recipe book. Serving champagne or wine? Keep them cool in an elegant, stainless steel champagne bucket.
bar tender kit.
ice bucket.

KITCHEN GADGETS

Purchasing a mandoline makes slicing vegetables really thin a breeze. This was the tool I used to make my Roasted Garlic Crispy Garlic Potatoes. Get it for anyone who loves to cook. Everyone should have a good meat thermometer. Fits perfecting in a stocking and will come in handy all year long.

mandoline.
meat thermometer.

roasted garlic potatoes.

A multi-function grater is a great addition to any kitchen. Everyone needs a quality set of measuring spoons, and it is always the last thing one buys for themselves. Gift them this stainless steel measuring spoon set by All Clad.

multi function grater.
measuring spoon set.
And that is a wrap on last minute gifts for this holiday season.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and joyous Christmas.

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