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Foodie Gifts, Holiday Cocktails and MORE!



There are ton of gift guides every year from moms, men’s, kids, traveler, music lover, etc. and we all know a foodie, neighbor, teacher, co-worker, etc. who we need to shop for, so…..

We have pulled together some great gift ideas for the food lover in your life!


From chefs, grill masters and food lovers to teacher, the mailman, co-workers and morethese gifts are perfect for anyone on your list…because…who doesn’t love food! And they won’t break the bank, either!


I have also included some fabulous cocktail recipes, snack ideas and recipes, perfect for that holiday get together!


Perfect for co-workers, teachers, service workers, neighbors and more!


AlcoEats Sweet Nut and Cozy Bear Coffee Appreciation Bundles


At AlcoEats, we make snacking fun, cooking easy and hanging out with your loved one's a blast. We are your secret hangout buddy that stays with you in the background and only comes out when you need us. From our experience you'll need us the most when you get hungry, hangry or are craving us, simply because you can't get enough of us. No matter what time it is, how bad the weather is, be it a holiday or a workday we will be there. #hangoutbuddy

Just in time for the holidays are the AlcoEats Appreciation Bundles featuring their NEW Sweet Nuts and CozyBear Coffee in delicious flavors! The Hawaiian blend is delicious!  I highly recommend it!


The all NEW AlcoEats Sweet Nuts feature delectable flavors in Chocolate Espresso, White Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar. The white chocolate cashews, jalapeño and cheddar cashews and Mexican taco cashews are some of my favorite flavors.  They’re great for adding to gift baskets!


These paired with their unique Cozy Bear Coffee flavors make a great gift for teachers, neighbors, holiday party gifts and more!


All of the Gift Bundles are available HERE:


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For The Grill Master, Foodie or Chef!

Also makes a PERFECT GUY GIFT!


Elda’s Kitchen



We believe meals bring people together. They’re an opportunity to laugh, tell stories, and make memories.


Grilling has become an American pastime centered around bonding and creating lifelong family memories. With Elda’sNEW space saving, one-and-done sizes, say goodbye to clinking bottles and hello to endless grilling possibilities.  

I love Elda’s kitchen sauces.  They take my grilling and cooking to a new level. I especially love the wing sauces.  They are on point! 

Elda’s Kitchen sauces are small batch, artisan-made sauces that are vegan friendly, gluten-free, verified non-gmo and contain no preservatives, msg or high fructose corn syrup, so you can grill without the guilt!


  • Elda’s Kitchen sauces coat foods on the outside and gets flavors inside.
  • Fool-proof, versatile flavor profiles that can be layered
  • Elda’s flavor profiles can be used as is or can work into many different recipes with layers of ingredients, not just as a marinade.
  • Elda’s Kitchen cooking and grilling sauces are perfectly sized for generous flavoring without waste.



Developed by an immigrant family, Elda’s Kitchen prides itself on its small batch, artisan recipes based on 1950’s kitchen culture. Each sauce is packed with flavorful ingredient combinations meant to compliment any kind of cuisine. Elda’s Kitchen offers a wide variety of sauces inspired by different regions all over the world including but not limited to Ginger Teriyaki, Jamaican Jerk and Kentucky Bourbon.


Elda was consistently in the kitchen, always there for her family, bringing people and meals together with her loving sauces. Today, Elda’s Kitchen replicates the care and love that she put into her family meals into every batch of her namesake sauce brand. Elda’s Kitchen is still made in a large kettle, the same kind of sauce pot Elda used to cook sauces for her family in the 50s.  Co-created by Aldo, Elda’s son and dedicated butcher, and her granddaughter Brie, a self-taught cook and creative in the kitchen, Elda’s Kitchen helps others create comforting meals with a modern twist.


Elda’s Kitchen Gift Sets are the PERFECT gift for the grill master at home! Makes a great stocking stuffer too! 


For all of their great gift sets, please visit:

You can even create your own!


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Products on Amazon can be found HERE.



These vinegars and condiments are perfect to put together an Italian Inspired Basket…

Great for the Chef on Your List




Ponti – they are vinegar experts – Italians rely on vinegar for more than salads and they turn to Ponti for the vinegar they need for healthier, more gourmet experiences They are # 1 in Italy and are an organic, luxury experience born and valued in Italy and appreciated around the world. They are family-owned and operated company by 9 generations, around for over 230 years. Known for Innovation – new tastes, new flavors, new experiences and new ways of enjoying the benefits of vinegar.


They are more than balsamic, Ponti also crafts glazes, wine vinegars, cider vinegars and condiments, like BBQ and soy glazes!


Their Rich & Creamy line, including their Truffle Condiment make great gifts! I love creating gift baskets and including a great cookbook, condiments and serving plate with utensil.

These condiments and the entire line of PONTI products is top notch. Take it from an Italian girl who is extremely critical of the products I consume. I can see why these are number one in Italy.


They have introduced the PERFECT Gift Bundle just in time for the holidays on iGourmet


For more information, please visit:


Or follow them on social media at @pontivinegar 



Another great gift idea…

Some buy a bottle of wine…why not a bottle of vinegar for the cook on your list!


Modenaceti Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP


Modenaceti IS old world Italian – Americans covet the authentically Italian Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP They use classic cellars – Vinegar cellars at the base of the Modena hills use grapes obtained from the 7 most cultivated grape varieties in the region to guarantee perfect acidity and sugar levels. Artisanal – The balsamic is hand-made by local artisans for a long-time family dynasty of Italian vinegar makers. Small batch – Meticulously cared for in manageable amounts. Slowly matured – More aged than needed to be certified.


They also make a Balsamic Glaze:


Looking for cocktail recipes, snack ideas or recipes for that holiday, party?

We have that too!



Thai Iced Tea andThai Tea in general was something only available at local cafes and restaurants and even those may be few and far between, depending on where you live. Now, you are able to enjoy that traditional Thai Tea taste at home with Thaiwala


And because Thaiwala is a concentrate, you can make it at home the way YOU like it….dairy or non-dairy, sweeter or not so sweet, hot or cold…the choice is yours!  


And just in time for the holidays…Thaiwala Thai Tea Cocktails!


These flavorful and unique cocktails offer a unique twist on traditional favorites form the Thai Alexander to the Chiang Mai Thai, these cocktails will leave guests raving about your holiday party! 


The Thaiwala Thai Alexander, is just one of many cocktail recipes we have! Want more…just ask!




In the Cocktail:

2 ounces cognac

1 ounce Thaiwala Thai tea

1/2 ounce dark créme de cacao

1 ounce heavy cream (or milk alternative)


Make the Cocktail:

1. Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled

with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

2. Strain into a chilled coupé glass, garnish with

freshly ground nutmeg.



For those not familiar with the delicious beverage, Thai tea is a sweet, slightly fragrant tea drink significant in Thailand’s pop culture. While Thai tea, enjoyed cold or hot, is typically a laborious task mastered in traditional Thai homes, restaurants and among boba cafes in the U.S., Thaiwala is the first ever brand to make an authentic Thai tea concentrate.


By bottling a recipe that, when mixed with milk, creates the same luscious, creamy, earthy tea drink, Thaiwala makes this exceptional treat easy to enjoy beyond its native roots.


“Thai iced Tea has become the third most sold beverage at our espresso bars on the UC San Diego campus,” Doug Martin, UCSC Director of Food & Beverage. 


Aside from Thai tea’s Instagrammable neon tone, it’s simple to see why people fall in love. Thaiwala gets its irresistible flavor from farm direct, bee-endorsed tea organic caramel, cane, vanilla, fresh-cut Thai pandan leaf and pure cocoa, beta-carotene (as it’s the carrots that give Thai tea its natural iconic orange color). Each carton has eight plentiful servings for your crew and there’s no pesticides or herbicides in any part of the farmer’s production process. 


Thaiwala is available online at Amazon, in retail locations, grocers and cafes nationwide as well as in Albertson Safeway, Whole Foods Markets, Ahold Delhaize Bannersand as soon as summer 2022. To find it a store near you, visit the location finder. To learn more aboutThaiwala, visit their website or on Instagram.



Tis the Season to Be Festive!




Looking for a great protein-packed snack that’s easy to eat on-the-go or sprinkled on top of your favorite foods? Meet FestiveChickpeas


They are great while out and about shopping and running around this holiday season, and even better served at your holiday get together alone or on top of your favorite recipe!


When I was a little girl, my Italian grandma use to always snack on roasted chickpeas, and I loved to snack on them also.  I love these Festive brand chickpeas and the unique flavors they have are delicious!

Festive Chickpeas have ZERO preservatives, are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free and are 100% vegan to accommodate every snacker’s lifestyle. Aside from being plentiful with protein and nutritious, they’re exploding with flavor. Each pocket-sized bag is abundant in fiber, iron and potassium, has 10 grams of protein and no trans fats. The crispy chickpeas are dusted with ocean-fresh sea salt – making them an easy and equally satiating alternative to potato chips.


Think you’ll still miss out on your favorite sour cream and onion indulgence? Think again! Festive Chickpeas are celebrating snack time one step further with new fun flavors, including Sour Cream and Onion, Sweet & Smoky BBQ and Ranch – because who wants to live without such tangy, savory flavor in their life?




Festive Foods is introducing chickpeas to a new generation of people making it crunchy, crispy full of protein and fiber; satisfying flavor…

  • Sea Salt, Spicy, Fiery, Sour Cream & Onion, Ranch, BBQ – Festive makes America’s favorite flavors fun and healthy to snack on!
  • Peanut alternative (tastes a lot like peanuts) / A snack you can enjoy when your family is impacted by food allergies
  • Can be eaten as a snack and also used as a topper, for breading
  • Convenient small sizes, portion control


Crafted with the love and care in this family owned business, these munchable, crunchable chickpeas will be your new favorite festivity, all in one neat, tidy bag.


Eat well. Share with family. Keep it festive!


To learn more visit or @FestiveChickpeasUS on Facebook and @Festive Chickpeas Instagram





Click the links below for fantastic recipe ideas this holiday season from AlcoEats, Elda’s Kitchen and Ponti!


AlcoEats Recipes:


Elda’s Kitchen Recipes:


Ponti Recipes:


Happy Holidays!