Melissa’s Holiday Gifts for 2015

With the holiday season finally here, it’s time to get shopping for that perfect gift. While you may feel tempted to head to the mall or local shopping center to get your shopping done, there are also many great buys you can find online in the comfort of your own home. No large crowds or busy parking lots to deal with this year? Sounds good to us! Whether you have a foodie, hobby chef or beginning cook in your life, we’ve got plenty of gift ideas that are both delicious and practical!

For the friends and family members who are obsessed with wine, we have a collection of different wine gifts ranging from gift baskets to bottles for collecting. Fruit lovers will definitely enjoy selections from our fruit gifts such as month-long subscriptions while organic enthusiasts can appreciate the love and thought behind our organic gifts. Those who enjoy learning new recipes will adore the different cookbook gifts from our assortment. Plus, starting now until December 16th, 2015, we’re having our Countdown to Christmas where you can save up to 25 percent off select items and gifts. We’re also offering free shipping when you spend $200 or more with the coupon code: 2015SHIPPING200. This deal ends midnight, December 16th, 2015.

BlogPost_MelissasHolidayGiftsfor2015_3Timeless Treats Collection

Gourmet gift baskets are always a welcome culinary treat that’s sure to please loved ones. After all, they’re suitable for nearly any celebration all year round and especially during the holiday season. Our Timeless Treats Collection features a woven basket hamper that’s brimming with the most delicious goodies anyone can enjoy. Assorted citrus and apples pair beautifully with the assortment of mixed nuts, chocolate toffee almonds, chocolate bridge mix, gourmet sausage and crackers. Plus, the hamper can be utilized for both laundry and storage long after all of the edibles have been finished.

 

 

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Our Estate Harvest Wine Gift Basket

One of our most popular gift baskets, Our Estate Harvest Wine Gift Basket highlights the best of this season’s harvest with a bounty of organically grown oranges, grapefruits, apples and pears and pairs it with a bottle of the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. Loved ones can enjoy a glass or two of this classic pale golden Chardonnay, which boasts bright citrus tones of sweet mandarin and Meyer lemon, white nectarine and rich tropical notes of guava, pineapple and lychee.

 

 

 

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The Royal Treatment Wine Gift Basket

If you know someone who’s a red wine lover, then look no further than our Royal Treatment Wine Gift Basket. A gift fit for a king or queen, this basket features a bottle of the 2011 Darioush Signature Shiraz which is a full bodied, spicy and robust choice that’s sure to knock the socks off any connoisseur. We’ve also thrown in a bottle stopper so that this wine can be enjoyed throughout the holidays. Also included in this elegant gift basket is a fresh assortment of apples, pears, dried cranberries, artisan cheese, salami, crackers and roasted nuts, all of which pair nicely with its wine selection.

 

 

Melissa’s 12-Month Exotic Fruit ClubBlogPost_MelissasHolidayGiftsfor2015_9

Exotic fruits can be enjoyed all year round and make the perfect gift. This all-inclusive offer is one of those gifts that keep on giving, long after the holiday season has passed. Included in this special present is a generous shipment of our featured, hand-picked fruit each month, along with a copy of Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce, as well as Melissa’s Great Book of Produce. The selection of fruits can vary from baby pineapples to blood oranges to cherimoyas and much more. A certificate of club membership will be sent to the recipient immediately after the order is placed.

 

 

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Melissa’s Great Book of Produce

Ever heard of salicornia? What about cardoni? The wonderful world of produce stretches far beyond what you usually encounter at the local supermarket. And with so many interesting fruits and vegetables to discover, Melissa’s Great Book of Produce has it all covered with colored photos, storage and selection information and additional recipes. This book is packaged in a faux suede gift box and topped with a stylish bow for a festive and sophisticated presentation.

 

 

 

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Baby Banana Crepes Cooking Kit

Let your junior chef have the spotlight with our Baby Banana Crepes Kit! This handy gift is a great way to introduce beginner chefs to cooking in the kitchen.  Our kit is complete with baby bananas, Ready-to-Eat Crepes and Caramel Dessert Sauce to create an easy and scrumptious dessert that kids will love eating as much as they’ll love making it. Also included is a Handstand Kid’s chef hat, oven mitt, and matching apron to complete the look.

 

 

 

BlogPost_MelissasHolidayGiftsfor2015_5Caliente Chile Assortment

Watch out, our Caliente Chile Assortment is packing some heat! With a wide variety of both dried and fresh chiles, this gift couldn’t be more fitting for all the chile heads in your life. Featuring Pasilla chilesSerrano chiles, Dried Chipotle chiles and more, this assortment ranges from mild to hot and allows for your spice-loving friends to prepare salsas, moles, enchiladas and other authentic Latin dishes in their own kitchen.

 

BlogPost_MelissasHolidayGiftsfor2015_6Chestnut Roasting Kit

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire gives way to some of the most irresistible and comforting aromas. After all, there’s nothing like spreading that holiday cheer than with roasting chestnuts in the comfort of one’s own home. Give the gift of this traditional activity with our Chestnut Roasting Kit. This kit is complete with 2 pounds of fresh chestnuts, a roasting pan and detailed instructions.

 

 

What is your favorite gift item from this list? What are some other great foodie gift ideas for the holiday season?

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