December is right around the corner which means the holiday season has officially begun! It’s time to get started on that search for the perfect gift for that special someone. Although the holiday season can sometimes illicit stress 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 the start of this busy month. Because let’s face it, no one enjoys scrambling at the last minute only days until the big gift exchange.
When it comes to choosing the perfect gift, everyone knows that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. From wine to citrus to baby vegetables, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our carefully curated list of present-worthy gifts. Our 2016 Holiday Guide makes it easy to wow friends and family this year with special wine gifts, gourmet gifts, organic gifts and much more. For our complete selection of gifts, please visit here.
Fruit and wine is always a classic pairing and comes together in our exquisite Darioush Fruit and Wine Basket. This gift basket features a 750 ml bottle of the 2011 Darioush Signature Chardonnay from Napa Valley, CA which offers generous, rich flavors of lemon custard, pears and apples. Paired with this particular wine is a fine assortment of seasonal citrus and apples, chocolate toffee almonds, gourmet sausage and crackers, select nuts and even a nutcracker!
This wine gift basket definitely a dream come true for the exotic fruit lover! Depending on availability and seasonality, this basket can feature various tropical fruits such as mangoes, papayas, baby pineapples, feijoas along with local favorites like grapefruit, oranges and apples. Savory snacks like crackers, sausages and chocolates are also included. However, this basket just isn’t complete without a bottle of the Newton 2013 Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheers to the holidays!
Luscious and wholesome fruits are perfect for any occasion including the holiday season! A subscription to Melissa’s brings you the season’s finest assortment of exotic and tropical fruits. Each fruit is carefully selected at the peak of perfection and personally hand packed to be delivered each month. The selection can include baby pineapples, blood oranges, ataulfo mangoes, cherimoya and much more! If 3 months of delicious fruit sampling isn’t enough for you, we also have a 6-month and 12-month subscription available.
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.
Only available during the months of August and September, Hatch Chiles have an unrivaled flavor that cannot be compared to any other chiles in the world. Melissa’s Hatch Chile crate makes one amazing gift for that special someone to enjoy the flavors of these incredible chiles all year round. Included in this gift is a festive array of Hatch chile items in one complete collection such as a copy of Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook, a jar of Hatch Chile Salsa, a package of Dried Hatch Chiles (Hot) and two Ground Hatch Chile Powder Shakers (Hot and Mild).
Get your holiday party started with our Clean Snax® Party Pack. The perfect gift for entertaining a large crowd and beloved by adults and kids alike, our party pack includes the same four tasty varieties we have available individually in one party tray: almond, pumpkin seed, coconut and cranberry. Each variety also contains nutrient-packed chia and flaxseed laced with honey and lightly salted.
The perfect gift for home cooks and culinary enthusiasts, Melissa’s Culinary Book Collection features our complete selection of cookbooks. All cookbooks come with a great collection of recipes, ideas and reference information needed to make the most of each season’s most delicious fruits and vegetables. This collection comes with hardcover copies of Melissa’s Great Book of Produce, Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce, Melissa’s 50 Best Plants on the Planet, Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook, The Great Pepper Cookbook and DYPs™: The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook.
Never underestimate the power of a gift card. When in doubt or out of fresh ideas for family or friends, a gift card to Melissa’s makes for many delicious possibilities. From wine baskets to cookbooks to seasonal produce favorites, they can be used for anything that’s available for purchase on our website. You can choose to have your gift card emailed or sent by mail to the recipient.