Melissa’s Top 10 Holiday Gifts

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The holiday season has officially arrived, which means it’s time to get started on the search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. While the holiday season has gotten a negative reputation for being stressful as everyone agonizes over crowded stores, long lines and last minute shopping, this year can be different. Planning ahead of time keeps you focused and ready to tackle on any challenges you may encounter during this busy month.

If you’re in need of some holiday inspiration, check out our curated list of the top 10 gifts your friends and family will love.These gifts are great for wine lovers, fruit and vegetable enthusiasts or just about anyone who can appreciate great quality food. And pay a visit to our website for a complete selection of gifts we offer.

White Wine Gift Basket V3a Our Estate Harvest Wine Gift Basket

Our Estate Harvest Wine Gift Basket highlights the beauty of this year’s finest fall harvest. Organic produce such as apples, pears and citrus pair beautifully with the exclusive 2011 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. This basket is ideal for those who love to enjoy pure, clean flavors of both wine and fruit.


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Red wine lovers who can appreciate that extra robustness in their refreshments will fall in love with the full-bodied flavors of the Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon. To accompany this fine wine, this basket features a full assortment of apples, pears, dried cranberries, artisan cheese, salami, crackers and mixed nuts. How’s that for a gift fit for a king or queen?



Le Cellier du Chateau Wine Gift Basketchateau-montelena-wine-basket

Asian pears are at their best this season. This basket features just that and everything someone would want for a gorgeous romantic getaway or a simple picnic including an exquisite bottle of the 2011 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, 4 lbs. of Asian pears, a bottle stopper, nuts, a nut cracker, crackers and cheese.





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When it comes to delivering freshness to your loved ones’ door, our Holiday Fruit Hamper makes the best of this season’s best fruits. We hand select the finest seasonal apples, pears, as well as grapefruits, tangerines, oranges and kumquats and embellish the packaging with a bow to really give it a festive look.






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Melissa’s DYP’s: The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook

Newly released just this year, our DYP’s: The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook features over 150 recipes highlighting our famous Dutch Yellow Potatoes. Those who love trying new things in the kitchen will have a blast cooking up a storm with these delicious and versatile spuds. To help get things started, we suggest including a bag of our Dutch Yellow Potatoes along with this cookbook.





Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 10.11.26 AMThe Great Pepper Cookbook

Give a little spice to a loved one’s life with the ultimate guide to cooking with peppers. The Great Pepper Cookbook has everything someone would need to make the best out of peppers, including recipes, tips and scoville chart heat ratings. Readers will discover a world beyond jalapeños and can learn all about incorporating flavorful peppers into their everyday recipes.





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Take a sleigh ride with this fabulous gift, all decked out and as festive as it could be. This gorgeous basket is piled high with carefully selected seasonal organic fruits and can even be used a holiday centerpiece.




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For junior chefs, this cooking kit is complete with 15 Organic Ambrosia Apples, 2 Meyer Lemons, a recipe, a stylish chef’s hat, oven mitt and apron. This is a great gift to introduce kids to the kitchen with simple and delicious results!







Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 10.30.06 AMChestnut Roasting Kit

Everyone knows the holiday season is the time for roasting chestnuts. And now, friends and family can do this festive activity in the comfort of their own homes with this Chestnut Roasting Kit. This kit includes 2 lbs of fresh chestnuts and an 11-inch roasting pan as well as instructions.



12 Month Subscription to Melissa’s Exotic FruitScreen Shot 2014-11-26 at 10.35.42 AM

Every fruit lover’s dream, a year’s subscription to our exotic fruit brings a monthly shipment of our hand selected exotic fruits, including our Deluxe Exotic and Tropical Fruit Basket for the first month. Every month, subscribers can discover and sample fruits that may be hard to find in local grocery stores such as blood oranges, feijoas, strawberry papaya and much more.





To top off the holiday season, we are offering Free Shipping to all orders over $200 from today until December 15th. You may enter the promo code 2014SHIPPING200 at check out.  All orders must be made in a single transaction and shipped to the same address for the promo code to apply. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers. Note** Free shipping does not apply to our Organic Mixed Box Service outside of Southern California.

What are your thoughts on our top 10 gifts? Do you see anything that you would give to a loved one or even something that you’d like for yourself?

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