Organic, Raw, Shelled Walnuts from Nuts.com
How do you like your nuts? Fresh, of course. We mean after that. Do you want them in the shell, shelled, roasted, boiled, raw, organic, salted, unsalted, mixed, spiced, candied, chocolate enrobed? We could go on…
Nuts.com has just about any type of nut you can think of and so much more! Nut flours, nut butters, dried fruits, and an extensive selection of candies. But what’s really helpful is they let you completely customize a tray of nuts and other goodies like dried fruit (organic options too), and candies, so you can really tailor your gift to individual tastes. That’s genius!
For those looking for party favors or themed gifts, they list their candy options by color.
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Pricing: It all depends on what you choose but in general expect $10 a pound (give or take) for nuts. Some candies begin as low as $4 a pound. For dried fruit, again, it depends on your selection. Expect $8 per pound (again, give or take).
Shipping: USPS, UPS and FedEx Ground Shipping options keep shipping costs reasonable
Location: New Jersey
Take me there!: www.nuts.com
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With the beautiful appearance of rose quartz, these shot glasses from Uncommon Goods are carved from the finest quality, food grade Himalayan pink salt. They add a wonderful salty note to your premium tequila. Have your sliced limes at the ready for a delicious citrus finish.
Pink Himalayan Salt Glasses from The Spice Lab
Be advised–your shot will become saltier the longer it sits inside the glass–so cheers! Simply wipe the glasses dry between each use to avoid a salty brine from forming. Do we need to say it: do not put these glasses in the dishwasher.
Himalayan salt comes from a low-lying region positioned in the first foothills of the Himalayas, over an area of approximately 200 square miles, in the northwest corner of Pakistan. The deposits of salt from ancient oceans are found 1,200 to 2,000 feet below the surface. Carefully mined, this is the highest quality and the purest salt in the world.
Uncommon Goods Himalayan Salt Shot Glass Features:
- Holds 1.2 ounces
- Stands 3″ tall
- Perfect for tequila
- Crafted from Himalayan salt
- Do not place in dishwasher
- Wipe dry after each use. Salt is naturally anti-bacterial.
Pricing: Set of 4 for $28
Himalayan Salt Grilling Plank
Okay, if tequila isn’t your thing what about a Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate/Serving Platter? The Himalayan Salt Plank is a great addition to a Gourmet kitchen and is a unique way to serve an unforgettable meal.
Himalayan Salt Grilling Plank from Uncommon Goods
Chilled Serving Tray
The best use of your new Himalayan Serving Plank is to put this brick in the Freezer overnight and serve cold appetizers at your next get together – cheeses, sushi or carpaccio. By using the plate for cold items it will give you years of fun and conversation.
Hot Cooking Plate
Heat it in the oven for 30 minutes and cook light meats, eggs, or fish right at the table for a truly amazing experience.
These Himalayan Salt Grilling Planks are carefully selected to provide use time and time again, whether you are sautéing sea scallops or flank steak or presenting sashimi or Carpaccio and watching the edges delicately salt cure while on the table.
To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth and store. Salt is naturally anti-bacterial.
Pricing: 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ slab $30. (Smaller and larger sizes available.)
Sabatino Tartufi Fresh and Frozen Truffles and Truffle Oils
When a truffle sells for $100+ an ounce it’s probably on the wish list of someone who knows it’s a luxury ingredient to be enjoyed, not stored away for use “someday.”
For those who want the luxury and taste of truffles but not the responsibility of the truffle itself, Sabatino Tartufi also offers wonderful truffle oils and truffle infused sea salt that impart that earthy taste without breaking the budget.
White Truffle Infused Olive Oil from Sabatini Tartufi
The family-owned Sabatino Tartufi business has been collecting truffles since 1911 and is now the premier source for truffle products in the United States. They use a rigorous selection process to choose the best quality and safety of their truffle offerings. For over one hundred years, they have been selling products direct from Italy’s fields to your table.
One look at Sabatino’s website offerings show they take truffles very seriously. If you’ve got a serious truffle hound on your gift list, you’ve found the right place to shop.
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Pricing: Premium truffle oils start at $30. If you’re going to send truffles themselves, they start at 80+, and we do mean plus.
Gift Cards: Yes
Take me there! http://www.sabatinotruffles.com or 888.444.9971
Lobel’s butcher shop is an institution in New York City, and serves a devoted clientele of well-heeled upper East siders, and other deep-pocketed meat-loving folks in the know. There’s a good reason they have fans: Lobel’s offers dry-aged USDA high-prime and Wagyu beef, all-natural veal, lamb, and poultry, Kurobuta pork, heritage meats, and specialty products.
To ensure optimum flavor and freshness, each order is hand-cut, individually vacuum-sealed, securely packed, and delivered overnight—fresh from Lobels to your door.
Lobels offers USDA prime beef, which accounts for less than 2% of all beef. But within the prime beef category, Lobels takes only the finest cuts, paying up to a 10% premium to get the best. They then dry age the beef for four to six weeks, a process that can mean the difference between a good and a great tasting piece of meat. Steaks, filets and roasts from Lobel’s are unlike any others on the market, which prompted a Wall Street Journal writer to note of a Lobel’s steak, “It was so perfect—in looks, taste, and texture—that we were tempted to eat it raw. The buttery flavor was beyond comparison.”
Pricey? You betcha. But it’s a gift the giver will know is the best of the best.
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Gift Presentation: They offer “Black Tie” gift boxes so your gift will arrive in style
Pricing: Expect to spend $200+
Corporate Gifts: Yes
Gift Cards: Yes
Locations: New York City
Take me there! www.lobels.com or 212-737-1372 or Toll-free: 1-800-556-2357
World Spice Merchants, located in Washington state adjacent to Seattle’s Pike Place Market, has a wide selection of spices and herbs from all over the world. The product photos are terrific–so much so that you may imagine you can actually smell the spices.
World Spice Merchant Smoke Out Smokey Spice Blend
Sourced in whole form whenever possible, they grind their spices only after your order is placed within 24 hours of shipment. The only way to get more flavor is to grind them at home.
Though you can choose your salt, herbs or spices individually, the website also features terrific gift spice selections that will take the guess-work out of what to send–BBQ Regional Rubs, Curry Classics, Global Pepper Packs, Sea Salt Sampler–just to name a few.
If you are craving the authentic taste of international fare, you can also choose gift sets from 11 different geographic regions including Africa, India, Carribean, The Middle East and Europe.
You can order spices in a range of sizes in either bags or airtight glass jars so you can order just the right amount.
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Prices: Depending on the spice prices start under $5 for 2oz, but plan around $30+ for a nice gift selection.
Gift Cards: Yes
Locations: Seattle, Washington
Take me there! World Spice Merchants