Wednesday, December 2, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

By: The Food Hunter

The holidays are right around the corner and whether you have gifts to buy for others or are looking for something special for yourself, this list is sure to help.

High-end wines/spirits, food and kitchen items have always been a staple of gift giving and this year is no different. I've curated this list with the food and beverage aficionado in mind; but these hand-picked items are sure to please anyone on your list.

 Ottolenghi Flavor Cookbook: 100+ plant based recipes in one beautiful book.


Holy Grail Steak Co: A relatively meat delivery service that is already the #1 luxury purveyor of beef in the business. Holy Grail Steak Co. is great for gifting for the holidays: not only do they have gift cards but their steak flights/care packages are sure to be loved by all! 



Ayesha Curry Cast Iron Dutch Oven Perfect for one-pot meals and stove-to-oven recipes. Imagine it on your holiday table.

Cellier des Dauphins 2019 Cotes Du Rhone Reserve Rosé  This French Rhône Valley Rosé offers indulgent notes on the palate of red berry fruit, redcurrants and fresh floral notes that linger on the finish. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with along side your favorite foods.


Rogue Creamery   Just in time for the holidays, Rogue Creamery has started a Cheese Club featuring The World's Best Cheese, Rogue River Blue. Subscribers to their new Cheese Club will receive four quarterly boxes of delicious Rogue Creamery cheeses each year filled with a seasonal variety of cheeses and accompaniments. The first box will ship on December 15, 2020 and includes a 1/8 wedge of the Rogue River Blue.

Hamel Family Wines 2017 Isthmus (SRP: $85), a Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Sonoma that’s sure to bring holiday joy to this upcoming season.At first glance, you’ll likely be intrigued by the name. An "Isthmus" is a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land. This wine is aptly named both for the location from which it originates, but it has something else in common with its namesake - the 2017 Isthmus is a crowd-pleaser, the ideal wine to link friends and family together during the holidays.



VineBox Winter Wine Tour: This beautiful box includes 9 hand-selected European wines (7 red, 2 white), along with tasting notes for you to enjoy as you cozy up next to the fireplace this winter season! Taste wines from the banks of the gorgeous Loire River and the pink soils of Fleurie in France amongst others. Makes a wonderful gift for the wine lover in your life.

Flahavan’s Irish Oats– This winter you are going to want to cozy up with a bowl of Flahavan's Oatmeal. Founded in 1785, they are Ireland’s #1 oatmeal brand and are super yummy. Flahavan’s has a distinctively creamier taste because they cook their oats with the outer shell on. Give them a try today.


Pure Leaf Cold Brew Tea: The delicious tea is brewed 3x creating the smoothiest taste.


Rodelle Kitchen: Gourmet baking ingredients that put "gourmet" results within reach for anyone looking to create mouthwatering baked goods.

Sagamore Spirit features an award-winning Maryland-style rye whiskey, and other gifts for home mixologists this holiday season.

Henri Bardouin Pastis   A French pastis marketed as "high-end" made by Distilleries et Domaines de Provence localised in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Tartine: A Classic Revisited: Acclaimed pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt and master baker Chad Robertson share their secrets, fabulous recipes, and expertise to create a truly priceless collection of culinary delights.

Hirsch recently launched, The Horizon ($39.99 SRP) to celebrate the spirit of the journey in both taste and artful design. This would be a fitting gift for the adventure-seeker in the family, and someone who just needs to get out and shake off this crazy year!

Lagaria Pinot Grigio Straw yellow in color, pleasant floral and fruity aromas of apple, apricot and pear. Medium-bodied, with refreshing fruit, distinct character and balance

Botanist Gin  Your home bar is not complete without a bottle or two of the Botanist Gin, the first and only Islay dry gin.

Pallini Limoncello: An Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi, and islands of Procida, Ischia, and Capri
Ramazzotti Amaro: The most distinctive flavors in this Italian amaro are Sicilian sweet oranges, bitter oranges from Curaçao, star anise and cardamom.
Meletti Sambuca: Careful blending and the use of pure anise flavors elevate Meletti’s Sambuca to a new dimension of elegance and smoothness. Rich and full-flavored, this is a perfect way to end a meal.
Strega Liqueur: An herbal Italian liqueur with a unique flavor and a distinctive bright yellow color. It's a digestif (or amaro) made from a secret recipe that includes about 70 botanicals, most notably saffron, mint, and juniper berries. 

Looking to take a liquid journey through Italy give these spirits a try.


Native Vanilla embodies the richness and goodness of pure vanilla to make your recipes pop with flavor. It’s ethically sourced extract grade rare Tahitian vanilla beans have a sweet floral aroma with fruity undertones.


Maple Leaf Farms It's easy to put a different twist on traditional holiday favorites with duck. Duck breast is a red meat option that's as lean as chicken breast, and duck fat adds delicious flavor and richness to any classic holiday dish.

Taub Family Estates: ‘Tis the season to pop open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate! Sparkling wine is the perfect addition to a family dinner, an intimate get-together with friends, or a relaxing night in by the fireplace. This carefully selected group from Palm Bay International represnts a variety of styles and price points from different regions across the globe.

Champagne Boizel Brut Réserve NV (750ml/$49.99) – This Brut Reserve is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Champagne’s most coveted Grands and Premiers Crus blended with the best crus of Pinot Meunier.

Côté Mas Crémant de Limoux Brut NV (750ml/$19.99) – Côté Mas Crémant de Limoux Brut is  characterized by tastes of honey, acacia, candied lemon and fresh citrus. It makes an excellent aperitif and will also carry through a meal.

Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Brut NV (750ml/$14.99) – A fine, delicate, and clean cava that offers lightly toasted pastry notes and ripe fruit. Savor the long finish alongside a savory winter tart.


Poggio Cappiano Olive Oil---Three distinct olive oils are produced on this family run farm in Cappiano, Italy. The main product is an extra virgin olive oil that easily makes any dish taste better. Buy bottles directly from the producer or sign-up to adopt an olive tree of your own.

Heaven's Door Whiskey is an award-winning collection of handcrafted American whiskeys developed in partnership with Bob Dylan.

Domaine du Château de Berne, has been cultivating grape vines for almost three centuries. Their rosé variety includes: Inspiration, Romance and Ultimate Provence. All 3 will make a wonderful gift along with this recipe book from Wolfgang Puck.

John Boos Walnut Fusion Board
A stylish solid American Black Walnut Boos Board with edge grain construction, feet and a bee wax cream finish. You won't find anything like it.


Basel Hayden Distilled in Kentucky, Enjoyed in Your Home. Try a bottle this holiday season.

Chateau Malescasse A classically elegant red that gives you everything you would expect from a Bordeaux.

Man Crates is the ultimate online gifting destination for every man and woman in your life, providing unique, high quality, and useful gifts that come with an equally as fun opening experience. Featured here is the sourdough making crate, a big science experiment in a box. Head over and check out all the other fun crates to gift.


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