Gifts for The Foodie

by Organic Spa Magazine

Fresh from the Farm

Blackberry Farm, one of our Top 10 Organic Spa Award winners this year, is renowned for extraordinary organic cuisine, which they will ship anywhere. Any foodie would be over the moon to receive the Farmstead Pantry Box, with Tennessee classics like Blackberry Jam, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Cornbread Mix, Pickled Okra, Barbecue Sauce and much more. $175;


The perfect gift for a honey—or anyone who loves honey—this Wedderspoon Holiday Gift trio of 100 percent raw honey features three varieties (Beechwood, Rata and Dandelion) and each one is more delicious than the others. Tip: Throw in these handcrafted honey dippers made from sustainably harvested Vermont wood! $33;

Kitchen Garden

Grow organic basil, oregano, parsley or cilantro in a cool Mason jar, with Modern Sprouts’ self- watering hydroponic kit, easy even for those without a green thumb. $20;

Ceramic Milk Bottle Measuring Cups

We love this stackable set of ceramic measuring cups, designed to look like an old-fashioned milk bottle. An antidote to ugly—for those who love to cook, but don’t like the look of traditional tools. $23;

New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian

This beautiful vegetarian cookbook from Aussie chefs Greg and Lucy Malouf takes you on a journey through the diverse flavors of the Middle East, from North Africa and Moorish Spain to Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and beyond. $45;


Square One Bergamot

Best known for Earl Grey tea, deliciously aromatic bergamot now has a place in your cocktail glass. Sip on the rocks with an orange slice or mix in cocktails. $35;

Cafe Ole

We all love someone who loves organic coffee, and this is the perfect gift. Vega Coffee partners with small farmers and women-owned cooperatives in Nicaragua, where this delicious brew is grown, roasted, packaged and then sent off directly to your giftee. $15 and up;


These Gunter Wilhelm pans are used by top chefs, including those at the White House. They reduce cooking time and energy consumption by 30 percent, and feature five-ply stainless steel with a mirror finish for stick resistance.

Viennese Pastry

This pretty box of divinely delicious handmade cookies—Linzer cookies, vanilla crescents, Viennese chocolate kisses—from the Vienna Cookie Company, in a box inspired by fin-de-siecle painter Gustav Klimt, will be loved (and devoured!) by anyone who loves buttery goodness!

GlobeIn Artisan Box 

This monthly subscription box features food-themed items made by global artisans and harvested by farmers. In the Kitchen box: a mini-tagine, Madagascan ground vanilla beans, handwoven Guatemalan kitchen towel, Fair Trade pink salt from Peru and more, in a reusable handwoven basket.


Frey Organic Wine

This holiday season share a glass of real organic wine. Or give a gift of Organic Wine Club membership! Vegan, gluten free, made without added sulfites. Nothing added, nothing missing.

Gift that Keeps Giving

Give a gift donation to Just Food, a nonprofit whose mission is to help underserved communities advocate for and increase access to locally grown food by providing training to help launch neighborhood farmer’s markets and CSAs. Just Food also teaches healthy cooking and urban agriculture skills. $40 and up;

Totally Tagine

This classic Moroccan-style tagine pot will inspire any home cook to explore new flavors and styles of cooking, because the result will be so juicy and delicious and it goes from oven to table! Plus, it comes with recipes for chickpea stew and lamb curry from top chef Michelle Bernstein. $43;

To a Tea

Organic India’s Small Wood Gift Box Sampler is the perfect gift for tea lovers. A reusable velvet-lined wood box holds 60 tea bags from the tulsi (holy basil) line: original, sweet rose, lemon ginger and jasmine green, each loaded with antioxidants. $27;

Made in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is at the vanguard of food and drink right now, and this fab foodie book features the leading players, from Butter & Scotch, a bar/bakery to craft beer creators, Other Craft Brewing company. $35;

Say Cheese

Alessi is a trusted name, known for quality and beautiful design. This stainless steel cheese grater, with a “cellar” to collect the grated cheese, is part of the brand’s Red series: 10 percent of the retail price goes to Red’s fight against AIDS.

Livliga Aveq Wine Glasses

Created by a husband and wife who collectively lost 100 pounds through portion control, these wine glasses are not only elegant, they offer a subtle reminder of how much wine you are actually drinking, with a four, six and 10 oz. mark on the glass. $50 for four;

Stocking Stuffers

Best Bark

Like the traditional chocolate bark you love but better, these Fair Trade certified, non-GMO dark chocolate Bark Thins are available with pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut, roasted almonds and quinoa in the mix. In lightweight packs or special holiday tins. $5 and up, specialty grocers nationwide.

Nourish Snacks

Treat friends and family to a special holiday gift set collection by Joy Bauer, MS RDN, nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY Show. Flavors include House Party: salty peanuts, flax crisps, black bean sticks; Viva La Chocolate: cocoa-hazelnut crisps, dark chocolate peanuts; and Cocoa-nut Crush: toasted coconut, roasted almost, dark chocolate morsels. 20-pack for $36;

Wise Cocktails

The founders of Owl’s Brew—the first freshly brewed bottled tea specifically crafted for cocktails—share their delicious recipes for tea-based cocktails and non-alcoholic tea-based sodas and smoothies in this great little book, packed with 90+ recipes! $20;

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