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2020 Holiday Entertaining Gift Guide
These cookies are fabulous! They would make an excellent gift to send someone out-of-state and they are also excellent cookies to keep on hand for unexpected guests! Our favorites are their gingerbread cookies. SO good! Founded in 2015 by Maya Madsen, former personal trainer and fitness model, Maya’s Cookies is America’s #1 Black-Owned Gourmet Vegan Cookie Company. Alongside providing the highest quality product that appeals to everyone, Maya’s Cookies is committed to superior customer service and community engagement, with a focus on youth and underserved communities. Maya’s Cookies ships nationwide. This Holiday, Maya has put together a beautiful Holiday Tin with delicious seasonal flavors – I highly recommend it! As a vegan cookie company, these cookies are dairy-free and egg-free cookies and many selections are nut-free and gluten-free. They have something for everyone!Learn More
Amba heated towel racks add a stylish accent to any bathroom and keeps towels warm, fresh and dry, reducing dampness, mildew and frequent trips to the washing machine–especially important for humid beach houses. Utilized in Europe for decades due to their energy efficiency, heated towel racks use much less energy than a standard dryer (about the same amount of electricity as a few light bulbs). Heated towel racks can transform a regular bathroom into a cozy day spa, adding style while saving space. Atlanta-based Amba Products makes more than 150 surprisingly affordable heated towel rack models in a variety of mounted and free-standing profiles to match any size or style preference.Learn More
From James Burrough’s original recipe, Desmond Payne – the world’s most experienced master distiller – oversees a bold and distinct gin that sets the standard for London Dry Gins. Since 1863 Beefeater Gin has stood the test of time and now claims the title of the world’s most awarded gin. A product of our bold, creative city, Beefeater is proud to still be made in the heart of London. With big juniper character and strong citrus notes, this is a real London Dry for those that enjoy the real taste of gin.Learn More
This is a true luxury in our house. Heritage Distilling Co’s BSB® – Brown Sugar Bourbon tastes both sweet and indulgent. This bourbon features strong notes of cinnamon and brown sugar that create a classic whiskey warmth with a nice touch of sweetness. Experience why BSB® was named the “World’s Best Flavoured Whisky” 2 years in a row by Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards 2018 & 2019! For BSB Recipes like my favorite Moscow Mule, head HERE.Learn More
This will be perfect for holiday entertaining! Perfect the art of brewing espresso with the Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine. Bundled with your personal countertop barista are accessories that improve the ease with which these caffeinated beverages can be made: a frothing pitcher, a 2 3/4″ tamper and a handheld frother. The EC100 portafilter sieves are pressurized, making it easy to achieve excellent crema even if grind size or tamping pressure isn’t perfect. 15 bars of pressure ensure flavor-rich espresso and the dual frother wand provides powerful steam/froth for delicious milk specialties. This is the gift that keeps on giving!Learn More
Let’s face it! Sugar is a huge part of holiday baking and holiday entertaining! Domino Golden Sugar is our new go-to for sugar! Domino Golden Sugar is new! It is the less-processed sugar you can use more freely in all your favorite foods. Made from pure cane sugar, it works cup-for-cup just like white sugar, but has a beautiful golden color and a distinct hint of molasses flavor you’re sure to love.Learn More
All three flavors of this Drink For Joy tea are so delicious and do not taste sweet! Too many of us are in the grind and Drink For Joy made the product to help your mind and body. After being introduced to CBD and the benefits of how it was affecting our active lifestyles, Drink For Joy founders, Jeff, Thomas, and Jeff found themselves quickly begin searching for a CBD beverage that was tasty and free of any artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, and even natural flavoring. It was at this time that the concept of For Joy was conceived. They wanted to create something that they could drink daily that they knew would only enhance their mind, body, and spirit and not have to worry about funny sugars and chemicals for flavors. They wanted a whole product that was beneficial, not just the CBD. Whether you are stressed out and your emotions are high or feel a bit gloomy, CBD can always get you back to neutral. Drink For Joy is a brand made to spread joy to the world.
Black Friday Deal: 50% off with code BFJOY50
Cyber Monday Deal: BOGO with code CMJOY100Learn More
This is the perfect case of wine to have on hand during all of your holiday entertaining. You’ll want to have great wine on hand for your next dinner party or at-home gathering, and Geoffrey Zakarian has curated a gorgeous selection. Discover a mix of varietals to please every palate and complement different courses. Highlights from this collection, along with suggested pairings, include:
La Fea Cava Brut, a bright and fresh Spanish sparkler that is perfect for getting the party started. Notes of green apple, pear, and hints of pastries make this Cava an easy-drinking choice. This wine is well-suited for brunch foods, appetizers, and nibbles like soft cheeses, nuts, and popcorn. It also pairs well with fish and chicken dishes.Learn More
2019 Gallorum by Bruno Lafon Grenache Rosé, a flavorful, thirst-quenching Rosé crafted in the South of France. Fresh hints of fresh citrus, white pear, and jasmine lead to a delicious, layered palate. Serve this wine with light salads, goat cheese, and rice-based dishes. It is an excellent accompaniment to raw and lightly cooked shellfish, as well.
Ishara Pinot Noir California 2018, an approachable food-friendly red from California. Pinot Noir is a safe bet for many meals, and this stand-out is delicate enough to not compete with flavors while holding its own. Uncork this wine when sautéed salmon, roasted chicken, and mushroom-based dishes are on the menu.
For the first time, exclusive to Heritage Distilling Co’s Tasting Rooms and online store have the Winter 10 Mini Packs. We love HDC’s Brown Sugar Bourbon and have featured it in our gift guide two years in a row! There are two variations to their Winter Mini Packs and they are the perfect mix of products to gift.
House Favorites Mini 10 pk includes 10 of HDC’s most popular award winning vodkas, gins, whiskeys and house favorite flavored vodkas:
Heritage Vodka (2)
Heritage Gin (2)
Heritage Bourbon (2)
HDC Blood Orange Vodka (1)
HDC Coffee Vodka (1)
HDC Lavender Vodka (1)
BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon (1)
Barrel Collection includes 10 of HDC’s most popular award winning whiskeys:
BSB 103 (2)Learn More
Elk Rider Bourbon (2)
Elk Rider Rye (2)
Dual Barrel (Orange) Bourbon (2)
Dual Barrel (Orange) Rye (2)
Family-owned Herr’s has been making some of America’s favorite tasty snacks in rural southeastern Pennsylvania for 75 years, and introduced the first flavored potato chip (barbecue) in 1958. This Retro Tin is filled with 20 assorted chips. It’s the perfect gift for any chip lover who wants to try out a large assortment of flavors.Learn More
Have fun entertaining over the holidays by showing off your dogs in these adorable pajamas! The Holiday Tails First Snowflake Blue Dog Pajamas bring the magic of the season to their wardrobe. As you hop into holiday traditions, from decorating the tree to attending endless slumber pawties with all your two- and four-legged friends, your pup will be perfectly dressed for the most wonderful time of year.
– First Snowflake Blue Dog Pajamas from Holiday TailsLearn More
– Brings the holidays home to your furry best friend
– Snowflake print for a pop of festive fashion
– Warm fleece keeps them cozy from head to paw
– Perfect for daily wear and slumber party flair all season long
– Hook-and-loop closure for easy dressing
– Complete the look with our Match-Your-Pet PJs!
Get ready for holiday houseguests with an Intex Airbed! This Intex Dura-Beam Series Elevated Deluxe Airbed with Built-In Electric Pump will give your guests the gift of comfort. The top of the bed features interconnecting air pockets for a luxuriously soft sleeping surface. It has a built-in, high-powered electric pump for hassle-free inflation and deflation. It conveniently inflates in just minutes! Its waterproof flocked top and sides provide a smooth sleeping surface and help to keep your fitted sheets from slipping. It comes with a duffel bag for easy storage and transport. 60″ x 80″ x 18″Learn More
Marquis is a sugar-free sparkling Yerba Mate that delivers the smooth energy, vitamins, and antioxidants you need whenever you need them; all without having to sacrifice your health. Marquis Drinks are the only drink in the world that uses a blend of three plant-based ingredients to deliver 100mg of Organic caffeine. Their blend of Yerba Mate, Green Coffee, and Green Tea provides a balanced lift that helps you win each day, without the ups and downs of most caffeinated drinks. So say goodbye to crashing and hello to the perfect morning pick-up, pre-workout boost, or elevated cocktail mixer. Their drinks come in three flavors Citrus Yuzu, Super Berry and Mango Ginger.Learn More
Moonlight Meadery produces over 100 varieties of meads, ciders and beers fermented from certified organic honey from Brazil. All of their meads and ciders are gluten free with extended shelf life. Their tag line is Romance by the glass and they have fun names like Wild, Desire, Fling and 2 holiday perfect ones, Kurt’s Apple Pie which was just rated in the top 15 honey beverages in the world and a cranberry mead called No Need To Argue. These drinks are perfect conversation starters for holiday entertaining and gatherings! Purchase meads individually, in cases or in seasonal sets.Learn More
Noodleist noodles are delicious, guilt-free noodles. One of the secrets to these tasty and healthy noodles is Moroheiya (Corchuros in Lat.), a super plant that has been used in the kitchen since ancient Egyptian times. Noodelist is all about culinary traditions as well as closing the gap between healthy and tasty. Their noodles provide a nutritious meal that is high in fiber, carotene, calcium, iron, vitamin B, C, and antioxidants in just five minutes. The soup base of these noodles are created by award-winning chef Petteri Luoto’s. The Vietnamese-Chinese taste fusion gives a Bold & Juicy Shiitake and Lemongrass Vegan Chicken’ish soup base. The area my daughter is from in China is known for their noodles – she loves Noodleist so I’m so excited!Learn More
Keep these loaves on hand for last minute meals during the hectic holiday season! Read the Ingredients Loaves are perfect for breakfast or lunch. Each loaf is a complete meal in a convenient package for home or on-the-go. All Loaves are 100% plant-based, packed with plant-based protein, gluten and dairy-free and they contain important vitamins and minerals like OMEGA-3 fatty acids, Manganese, Potassium, and more…Learn More
We love to have a puzzle going during the holidays so that guests who stop over can help us put together the puzzle. These MasterPieces 19.25″ x 26.75″ 1000pc Realtree Puzzle of the most majestic and beautiful animals the great North American landscapes have to offer. Framed in classic Realtree Camo, take a peek into their world. This puzzle features some of the most iconic animals of North America in a beautiful twilight. To reduce their impact on our environment, the chipboard used in these puzzles is made of recycled material.Learn More
Now that masks have become a part of life, these holiday-themed SchoolMaskPacks will be a fun change of pace! The SchoolMaskPack™ Kids Holiday 3D Face Mask Set will help your child (and everyone around them) celebrate the holidays in style. The 3D holiday-themed mask pack for kids comes with their signature color-coded 5-mask system in fun holiday prints with 3D character elements for kids ages 4+.Learn More
Seven Sisters Scones, an artisan baker putting a modern twist on this classic quick bread. Seven Sisters Scones makes a varied menu of both savory and sweet scones in modern, creative flavors like Fig and Goat Cheese, Strawberry Champagne (yes, it has really bubbly in it!), and Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive. Lately, we’ve been working on a Pomegranate Martini scone – perfect for the holidays. We bake with fresh herbs, real butter, and exotic ingredients. And, all scones ship within 24 hours of baking!
We received this Deluxe Holiday Gift Box and are now devout followers of Seven Sisters Scones. We love both the savory and the sweet scones. My husband now knows that he will need to get me more of these scones because they are just so good!Learn More
If you are following KETO eating plans or have guests visiting that do not eat carbs, Shrewd KETO has healthy snacks that your guests will love! SHREWD FOOD’s main mission is to bring significantly healthier foods to the masses without sacrificing taste, texture or quality. For two years, Shrewd Food® has been changing the way consumers look at healthy snacking by offering low carbohydrate, high protein and low calorie delicious snacks that look, feel and taste just like the snacks we loved as kids but with so many more benefits than we ever thought possible. SHREWD FOOD® has popular Protein Puffs that are certified Gluten free, egg free, peanut and tree nut free, Non-GMO and Certified Kosher Dairy. With a wide variety of flavors from sweet to savory to spicy, they are perfect to satisfy any craving. Shrewd Food has everything from KETO Dippers, Protein Dippers, Protein Puffs, Protein Cookies and more!Learn More
While entertaining this holiday season, add some Somrus Coffee Cream Liqueur to your coffee for a tasty treat! Somrus cream liqueurs are “India-inspired”; the brand name means “Nectar of the Gods” in Sanskrit, and the flavors include Mango, Chai, and as of this past September Somrus Coffee hit retail shelves. Produced with all-natural flavors, preservative- and gluten-free, the Somrus line was created as the Indian answer to Bailey’s, Kahlúa, Jägermeister, and other geographically defined liqueurs. Somrus Coffee Cream Liqueur has a silky, creamy medley of rich roasted coffee notes & chicory, enhanced by real dairy cream, handcrafted rum and complemented by the perfect touch of sweetness.Learn More
Give the gift of craft beer! Or, stock up on this sampling of craft beer in Tavour’s Beer Gift Box Set for yourself and your holiday guests. The box set comes with a little bit of everything! IPA’s, Saisons, Wild Ales, Imperial Stouts and more. The set will include a selection of Tavour’s highest rated beers perfect for the person who can never decide where to go for dinner. What’s Inside the Gift Box Set? 8-16 independently brewed craft beers. A sample of the best beers Tavour has at the time of purchase.Learn More