Holiday Gift Giving Guide


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Twas the night before Christmas… ok, not quite yet, but if you still need to do your holiday shopping, the countdown is on! We’d like to help you out: head over to, select something tasty, choose expedited shipping and then relax, your small batch gifts will arrive by Christmas. Here are some of our suggestions that will wow under the tree or stuffed in stockings, hung by the chimney with care. ‘Tis the season! -Maggie



At the holidays there always seem to be extra people lingering around the house, no? Friends who stay late after your holiday soiree. Guests from out of town for the weekend.  Mom, dad, in-laws, nieces, nephews, grandkids.  Won’t it be a treat for them to sip New Harvest Coffee Whisper Espresso? Would you prefer guests to serve themselves? Stock Marge Granola and Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Almond Butter in the pantry.



We know cookies are the traditional Christmas sweet.  But why not introduce your teachers, neighbors, friends or secret Santa recipient to some sweet new traditions? We might suggest Liddabit Sweets Caramel Corn (for someone with a sweet tooth), Didi Davis Citrus Sugar Collection (for that friend who loves a sugar-rimmed cocktail) or a TrueBee Honey Trio (for a hostess to dress up her cheese plate).



Sure, many of us for years have found an orange or grapefruit wedged into the toe of our Christmas stocking, but wouldn’t it be a nice surprise to find these Candied Orange Rinds by Sqirl instead? Or a stocking stuffed with Antelope Creek Farm Gourmet Dressing and Cooking Sauces and Treat Bake Shop Spiced Pecans?



‘Tis the season to shop creatively. Who says you can’t buy for the color and the taste. Stay in the holiday spirit with some of our favorite red and green small batch products like Big Picture Farm Chai Caramels (ok, ok not exactly green…but the pretty green packaging counts), The Girl and the Fig Red Onion Confit, First Field Ketchup or Donovan’s Cellar Ginger Spiced Beets.



We all have someone who is perpetually impossible to buy gifts for. We feel pretty confident they may not have, but certainly need, a Cuppow, a Tonewood Maple Cube or Quince and Apple Tart Cherry Grenadine. Trust us.

Here are your next steps:

  • Shop individual small batch products, including those noted above, or prepared gift boxes at
  • Place your order by 2 p.m. EST on December 18, 2012, select expedited shipping and pay appropriate charges for arrival by Christmas

All photos styled and taken by Maggie Battista or Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.

Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in our new shop

Eat Boutique is the go-to resource for all things food gifts, including one-of-a-kind, small-batch products and inspirational articles. We’ve got food gifts in our award-winning shop and story-driven recipes for everyday cravings, special occasions, and for anyone who needs a little food gift love—and, really, who doesn’t?!

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