Per several reader requests, a couple of ideas on edible gifts this year. I want to kick off this list with Scars and Stripes, a coffee purveyor run by veterans of the US military to which a Magpie reader just introduced me a few days ago (thank you, April!). Kismet — as today is Veteran’s Day. You can read more about the company’s novel approach to supporting veterans here.
And a few other ideas, too…
JENI’S ICE CREAM (WE BUY THIS ALMOST EVERY YEAR FOR MY DAD)
AFELTRA PASTA (YOU HAVEN’T LIVED UNTIL YOU’VE TASTED TRULY GOOD DRIED PASTA)
TRUFFLE HONEY (…YES)
EITHER OF THE OYSTER PURVEYORS I SHARED AT THE TOP OF THIS POST
PALACIO CHORIZO (LOVE TOASTING THIS UP IN A SKILLET FOR HAPPY HOUR — PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER)
TORRES FANCY CHIPS (THE TRUFFLE…!)
MOMOFUKU CHILI CRUNCH (ANOTHER GOOD STOCKING STUFFER)
THE BEST BABKA I’VE EVER TASTED (I USED TO LEAVE DOWN THE BLOCK FROM BREADS BAKERY)
If you’re looking to give something like this away to a bunch of people — say, all of your neighbors, the delivery people, etc, could be cute to buy a six-pack of Bonne Maman jams (truly scrumptious) and a set of these laguiole spreaders and then wrap up each jam jar in cellophane with a velvet bow, tuck the spreader inside the bow, and add a pretty gift tag on top!
P.P.P.S. You deserve a fun coat.