Holiday Shopping Guide 2011 – Food
The first of December is upon us, and if you weren’t really feeling the whole Black Friday thing last week, then today is the day to get serious about finding gifts for your friends and family. Our weekly installments of our annual Holiday Shopping Guide continues with an update all about food and drinks. We’ve picked out 10 different items from around the city that are sure to please the various people on your shopping list this year.
1. Tessora Limone – $35
If your local liquor collection already includes products from Watershed and Middle West, then don’t forget to round it out with a bottle of creamy lemon liquor made in New Albany. Tessora Limone hit the shelves back in April, and we’re willing to bet that you can think up some great drink recipes just in time to help open a bottle or two for New Years.
2. Fresh Kolaches from the Celebrate Local Store at Easton
It’s hard to pick just one gift item to recommend purchasing at the Celebrate Local store at Easton Town Center, as there are dozens upon dozens of great local gift ideas to be found here. If we had to pick one thing though, it might be the new offerings from Kolache Republic which are pre-packaged and great for easy gift giving.
3. Sugardaddy’s Brownie Bark – $6
Starting today, Sugardaddy’s will be carrying their seasonal Brownie Bark, perfect for holiday gift giving. The two flavors offered this year are Dark Berry Brunette in Dark Chocolate and Rich Mint Brunette in Milk Chocolate.
4. Block O Buckeyes – $14.95
Help lift the spirits of that OSU Football fan in your life with a 12 piece gift box set of Block O Buckeyes from Emlolly Candy in Worthington. These peanut butter and chocolate treats come from a great recipe that keeps them tasting homemade and delicious.
5. Tea Blends from Sugar Inc.
Sugar Inc Bakery in Dublin is known primarily as a place to get cupcakes and other sweets, but this shop also carries artisan tea blends for every occasion. Black teas, green teas and herbal teas are just a few examples of what you can find in this local shop.
6. Jeni’s Splendid Holiday Collection – $70
Jeni’s Ice Creams were meant to be enjoyed year round, but they always do a great job with offering seasonal flavors that can only be found during the holidays. This year you wouldn’t want to miss out on Boozy Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Peppermint or Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows, would you?
7. Gift Cards to the New Downtown Hills Market – $25-$100
Excited about the new Hills Market store opening Downtown this Spring? Well, you can prepare your fellow shoppers with gift cards in advance! Gift cards purchased at The Hills Market near Worthington will be redeemable at the new Downtown store, and during the month of December, every $100 spent on gift cards gets you an extra $20 voucher good through March.
8. Stauf’s Holiday Blend – $17
Treat that coffee lover in your life to a bag of Stauf’s seasonal Holiday Blend coffee. This signature blend is a combination of African and Central American flavors that merge for a smoky and bright full-bodied drink.
9. CaJohn’s Southwest Gift Pack – $21
You can never go wrong with CaJohn’s. Their North Market shop carries everything from mild fruit salsas to smoky BBQ grilling sauces to the more daring habanero hot pepper sauces. We recommend the 3-bottle Southwest Gift Pack for a medium heat range with a great punch of flavor.
10. Dine Originals Gift Cards – $10-$100
Perfect if you’re indecisive, or need a gift for someone else who’s indecisive. The group gift certificates from Dine Originals are good at 47 of the best local, independent restaurants in Central Ohio. Denominations can be ordered anywhere from $10 to $100, and they can be purchased online making the shopping experience quite painless.
The 2011 Columbus Holiday Shopping Guide is presented by The Columbus Museum of Art.
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Throughout the season you can also look for these special holiday offers from the Columbus Museum of Art Store. The Museum Store is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM-5:30 PM and open late on Thursday 10 AM – 8:30 PM (closing early on Christmas Eve at 3 PM). Click here for creative, local gift ideas.