Holiday Gift Guide 2012


1.) State of California cutting board, Etsy, $28. (they have other states, too)

2.) 8" Round Ash Wood Cutting Board, Terrain, $20. (they have larger ones, too)

3.) Hickory Wood Coasters, Terrain, $26.

4.) Temporary tattoos, Tattly, $5 for set of 2. (fun stocking stuffer!)

5.) White Floating paper Sky Lanterns, Amazon, $15. (for New Years Eve?)

6.) Scratch Off World Map, Urban Outfitters, $34. (like a lottery game, scratch off places you’ve been!)

7.) Tiny Silver Letter pendant, Etsy, $15.

8.) Whiskey Stones, Sur la Table, $20. (so you don’t water down that precious bourbon!)

9.) Cocktail Mixing Glass Set, Umami Mart, $50.

10.) The Forest Feast Recipe Greeting Cards , Umami Mart, $15. “Cocktail Party Pack” of 8 different recipes for entertaining. (order by Friday for Xmas delivery)

11.) CSA, $20 to $350. Buy someone a CSA (community supported agriculture) membership for a weekly box of local produce delivered from a farm. To find a farm near you, click here. Prices and subscriptions vary- but an average 14 week membership for an individual is about $200 (and approx $350 for a family size box). By paying for the produce at the beginning of the growing season, you can really help a local farmer. Some farms offer subscriptions for about $20/week.

12.) For a charitable gift, I recommend making a donation in someone’s name to Edible Schoolyard, Alice Waters’ organization that aims to build a sustainable food curriculum for all schools.