Gifts for Foodies
For the budding or seasoned gourmand in your life, these edible treats and culinary tools from Colorado craftsmen and artisans will make them drool.
- Bacon Biscuit Mix from Becca’s Gourmet Goodies, $5 (Wellington, CO) — No one will ever know these biscuits came from a mix!
- Wine Butler by Alpine Wine Design, $40 (Lakewood, Colorado) — “Crafted from authentic barrel staves, this piece is sure to be a conversation starter.”
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Nuts by Bob’s Roasted Nuts, $8 (Castle Rock, CO) — Spicy and sweet, these are sure to please.
- Cherry Butter from Clark Family Orchards, $9 (Palisade, CO) — Clark Family Orchards has been around since the 1880’s and many of their delicious fruit spreads are still made using the original, wholesome recipe.
- Smoked Elk Jerky by Climax Jerky, $15 (Dillon, CO) — This is one of their most popular items! It was also featured in Men’s Journal in July 2007.
- Fool’s Gold by Green Elephant Juicery, $11 (Vail, CO) — This smoothie is equal parts science and nutrition as it is delicious.
- Smoked Salt by Grind Gourmet, $5 (Vail, CO) — Salt that has been smoked over real alderwood. They also have specialty salt and pepper grinders available.
- Sriracha Mango with White Balsamic Vinegar by Pastamoré, $21 (Denver, CO) — Sriracha is the food trend that’s still going strong, and finding new ways to use it is always a good bet for gifts.
- Organic Spice Gift Sets by Smith & Truslow, $20-$120 (Boulder, CO) — These clever packages have regional themes, with names like “Spanish Armada” or “Taj Mahal.”
- Milk-Chocolate Covered Toffee by Ruth’s Toffee, $10 (Nucla, CO) — Hand-crafted candies and sweets are a holiday must-have, and Ruth makes these herself!
- 4-Pack of Alpine Avocado Vinaigrette by Alpine Avocado Vinaigrette, $36 (Broomfield, CO) — This curious salad dressing is highly addictive. There’s also a holiday promotion for a free 12 oz bottle when you purchase the 4-pack!
- Buckwheat honey with turmeric and cinnamon by Winter Park Honey, $10.95 (Winter Park, CO) — Historically, turmeric has been used as a medicine, making this honey an interesting elixir or cocktail ingredient.