Twenty Essentials for the Foodie

By Organic Spa Magazine / December 10, 2016

Healthy Harvest

Thrive Market, the online natural food market, has several gift baskets available for the holidays: "The Health Nut" features organic apple cider, coconut oil, chia seeds, maca powder and walnuts; "The Energizer" is sure to please, with mixed nuts, Kind Bars, organic green tea, organic dried mango and more. Starting at $49.95; thrivemarket.com 

The Model One

For years, sommeliers have been using the pricey, professional Corvine system to allow customers to sample a glass of wine without having to open the whole bottle. The new, more affordable Coravin Model One lets both enthusiasts and casual imbibers alike enjoy the same perk at home--so you no longer need to save that bottle for a special occasion. $199.95; coravin.com

More Matcha

Matcha is extremely healthy--and trendy--which is why Matcha: The Cookbook (teNeues Publishing) by Gretha Scholtz is a beautiful gift for any matcha maven, with more than 50 recipes for gorgeous sweet and savory dishes. $39.95; teneues.com

A Zinger!

This set features a 28-ounce BPA/EA-free bottle and three attachments--a citrus press, a cucumber slicer and a kiwi reamer--to help create fruit-infused water and antioxidant-rich infusions, just like the spa! $19.99; zinganything.com

Good Karma

These delicious, all-natural, gluten-free creamy caramels are a perfect gift! Each handmade piece is wrapped with words of wisdom; and for holiday, the Peace, Love, Joy gift boxes--with a selection of vanilla, sea salt, chocolate, butter rum and more--will satisfy any sweet tooth! $25 and up; goodkarmal.com 

S P O N S O R E D

2014 Organic Sangiovese

Hot days and cool nights ripen our organic estate grapes to perfection and yield a wine that is medium bodied with rich fruit and gentle tannins. GOLD MEDAL: 2016 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. http://tinyurl.com/grh6fc6

Hot Tequila!

El Consuelo Tequila comes in three varieties--un-aged Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo--all USDA Certified Organic as well kosher and gluten-free. Featuring habanero-peppered water to keep away insects, rather than pesticides, and sourced from family-owned distilleries for generations. $49.99 and up; elconsuelotequila.com 

Soft Weave Coyuchi

These basket-weave woven kitchen towels are soft and plush, super-absorbent and made from organic cotton. Not only that, about 98 percent of the water used to make the towels is recycled. $48, set of six; coyuchi.com

Keep It Cool

The Cooler BRU brewing system is perfect for anyone addicted to cold-brew coffee. It's easy to make it at home, and you choose the strength, brew time and type of coffee so that the brew comes out just eh way you like it! Includes a tumbler and reusable straw. $39.99; shop.coolgearinc.com

Bon Appetit

An eclectic roundup of hot-spot eateries that feature authentic local products, Must Eat Paris (Lannoo Publishers) by Luc Hoornaert, with photography by Kris Vlegels, is a must for any Francophile! $24.95; lannoo.com

Micro Greens

The Veggie MicroGreens Growbox is a culinary windowsill garden, in a recycled (and recyclable) box that contains everything necessary to grow organic peas, kale and mini carrots in one to two weeks! bambeco.com

Olive Oil Lovers

Treat the foodie in your life to a palate-pleasing journey through the world of olive oil. In addition to featuring six varietals of oil (from Spain, Italy and Greece), the Olive Oil Lovers Tasting Kit includes tasting cups and a mat, and connects you to a guided online tasting application to help you identify your individual flavor preferences--so next time, you can order your favorites. $29.95; oliveoillovers.com

It's a Grind

Coffee addicts will love the KRUPS F203 Spice and Coffee Grinder, with a powerful motor that grinds coarse to fine in no time. It can also be used to grind spices--or nuts--but will yield up to 15 cups of coffee at once. $24.99; available at Macy's 

Clean Cow

Plaid Cow Society is a brand-new weekly subscription box that delivers super-fresh (not frozen) grass fed, antibiotic and hormone -free need sparked from small farmers and rancher, an edit is incredibly good and delivered right to the recipient's door, for less than $8.25 per meal. plaidcowsociety.com

Gourmet Hot Sauce

This is hot stuff! Dave's Spicy Gift Set comes in a nice wooden container and it's a great gift for anyone likes a bit of spice added into the mix. Flavors can include Roasted Garlic, Chipotle, Scotch Bonnet, Insanity, Cayenne Pepper and Hurtin' Jalapeño. $34.99; davesgourmetfieryfoods.com

Gourmet Charcuterie

A generous gift basket of charcuterie delights, the D'Artagnan Supreme Charcuterie Gift Basket-- an assortment of 13 charcuterie classics, like black-and-white-truffle butter, duck confit, nitrate-free bacon, pate, dried mushrooms, smoked chicken breast and more--will make any host happy. Everything is handmade, natural, humanely raised. $159.99; dartagnan.com

Stocking Stuffers

Liquid Chocolate

Who doesn't love hot cocoa in the winter, and the Lake Champlain Chocolates USDA-certified Organic Hot Chocolate really hits the spot! $14; bambeco.com

Chocoholic

SunRidge Farms' Fair Trade, non GMO, USDA-certified organic kosher dark chocolate-covered goji berries, cacao nibs, almonds and raisins are totally addictive. Stuff some in a stocking and watch them disappear! sunridgefarms.com

Honey, Honey

Cloister Honey, a small-batch brand based in North Carolina, features declines flavors like Whipped Honey Lavender, Infused Arbol Pepper and Whipped Honey Cinnamon. From $12; bambeco.com

Vegan Healing

A gift to be savored, learn about which plants are nutritional powerhouses, and why a plant-based diet can keep you healthy, with delicious recipes like Raw Collard Veggie Rolls and Curried Crispy Chickpeas, in Healing the Vegan Way (Da Capo Press), by chef Mark Reinfeld. $19.99; dacapopress.com