Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sweet and Sour Gifts

As promised, here's the second installment of our DallasEats Gift Guide for those culinarily-minded friends and family members on your list.  

This time around, it's all about edible goodies!

This gorgeous shop on Oak Lawn Avenue is our idea of Heaven on Earth.  In addition to mouthwatering offerings from various luxury chocolatiers, Chocolate Secrets features cases overflowing with fresh truffles and candies for mixing-and-matching your own custom boxes (to give or to keep).  Great wine, pre-made baskets and gift cards are also available.  Check the website for details, as well as info on classes, tastings, live music and more.  And when you go, tell Pam we said "Hi"!

File these sweet flowers under "Awesome Hostess Gifts" - this unexpected treat trumps any ordinary jar of jam.  Dropped into a festive cocktail, each beautiful Hibiscus bloom comes to life, opening its petals and imparting a rosy glow.  Unique and absolutely classy, these little gems also happen to be all-natural and sustainably grown.

Someone we know is absolutely obsessed with a certain type of pickle from this Napa Valley purveyor of all things briny and delicious.  Mezzetta's website offers a wide selection of individual products, as well as gift baskets that combine their delicious peppers, olives, pickles and sauces with recipe books, coasters, olive bowls and other goodies - all wrapped up and tied with a bow!  Baskets are tailored to appeal to the olive lover, the mixologist or just about anyone on your list with a little salt tooth.


Maria Elena said...

One of my favorites are holiday cupcakes! They are fun and give the receive that feel good "birthday feeling" and some great memories.

They say - people always remember how you make them feel.

My fave cupcake house is
Just look at how fabulous their sweets look!

Eddie G said...

Nice! Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup- and all natural- sign me up!

eatingindallas said...

Unfortunately, this makes we want to buy stuff for ME instead of gifts!