Gifts for Foodies!

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.


  1. Bacon Biscuit Mix from Becca’s Gourmet Goodies, $5 (Wellington, CO) — No one will ever know these biscuits came from a mix!
  2. Wine Butler by Alpine Wine Design, $40 (Lakewood, Colorado) — “Crafted from authentic barrel staves, this piece is sure to be a conversation starter.”
  3. Mexican Hot Chocolate Nuts by Bob’s Roasted Nuts, $8 (Castle Rock, CO) — Spicy and sweet, these are sure to please.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Fool’s Gold by Green Elephant Juicery, $11 (Vail, CO) — This smoothie is equal parts science and nutrition as it is delicious.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.”
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.

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