From thoughtful hostess gifts and White Elephants to something a little fancier for a good friend or loved one, The Grocery Store Gift Guide has you covered! The following ideas accommodate a range of budgets, and the BEST part is that you can pick up these gems while buying your food for the week. Need a last minute present? Check! These gifts can all be found at your local Whole Foods, and variations are available at most other grocery stores or Amazon. Happy gifting!
Pick up some Maldon or pink Himalayan sea salt (or a selection of naturally colored salts) to bring to your next holiday party as a hostess gift. To make this gift a bit fancier, package the salts with a cute dish or spoon, like this one.
Movie Night Bundle:
Combine popcorn kernels with ghee and truffle salt for the ultimate movie night inspired gift. Include a handwritten card with instructions for how to make popcorn on the stovetop, and for an upgrade, package the kernels in a weck jar and pair with an itunes gift card or cozy socks.
Winter Fruit Assortment:
For a fresh and beautiful gift basket, bundle the best of winter produce. An assortment of grapefruit, oranges, clementines, pomegranates, and persimmons are certain to delight the receiver and add a nice clean twist to an otherwise indulgent season.
Pick up a selection of the nicest teas your grocery store has to offer. (Look for artisan or local brands, and loose leaf always feels fancier than the bags.) For an even nicer gift, package the teas with a handmade mug or tea strainer.
Cheese Plate Accessories:
Skip the cheese, but pick up everything else one would need to make a fabulous cheese platter. Fig jam, quince paste, Rustic Bakery crackers, and a fancy local honey will look beautiful bundled together. To make the gift more complete, add a cheese knife or artisan cutting board.
Olive Oil and Vinegar:
A nice olive oil and vinegar make a less unique but nevertheless appreciated gift. Look for beautiful bottles to give the gift some edge. (The olive oil below, from Frankies 457, is sold at Whole Foods and is one of my favorites – both in look and taste!)
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*The images in this post are not my own. Credit goes to: Instacart, Joanna Kosinska, Calum Lewis, Drew Taylor, Charles Deluvio, Georgia Vagim, Brooke Lark, Erwan Hesry, Erol Ahmed, Israel Egío, and Annie Spratt.