Can you believe it? If you’re anything like me you’re spending the next three days scrambling to finish as many gifts as you possibly can.
Yes, despite the fact that I wrote EIGHT gift guides this year (For Her || For Him || For the Home || For Littles || For Dog Lovers || Stocking Stuffers || My Edit || Gifts I Wish I’d Gotten Sooner), I’m still struggling to find last-minute gifts too.
And when it comes down to the gifting wire, I always opt for FOOD. Good food makes for a brilliant gift: crowd-pleasing, delicious, and festive (in my family, the holidays were ALL about the food). Who doesn’t love getting delicious nibbles under the Christmas Tree? And it’s easy to pull-off last-minute — especially if you forgo the cooking yourself!This Christmas the brilliant culinary folks at Sofitel’s Chestnut Provisions have prepared a stunning gift basket bursting with locally-made gourmet goodies. From cave-aged cheeses to artisan canned fruits and vegetables, this last-minute gift feels anything but last-minute!Their aged cheddar is particularly addicting (I may or may not have been guilty of eating over half that block of cheese myself)…
Each Basket Contains:
- 8 oz. Cured Meat (Chef’s Choice of Soppressata, Bresaola, Finocchiona or Pepperone)
- 8 oz. Cave Aged Cheese (Chef’s Choice of Taleggio, Chevre, Tomme, or Cheddar)
- 16 oz. Jar of Local Farm Pickles (Chef’s Choice of Cucumbers, Turnips, Beets or Peppers)
- 16 oz. Jar of Seasonal Jam (Chef’s Choice of Cherry, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, Apple, or Black Raspberry)
- 3 Mini French Baguettes
- 3 Shortbread Cookies
- 1 Bottle of Sparkling Badoit Water
The baskets retail for $68 and can be ordered online.
Why not make you’re own last-minute gourmet gift basket?
Stop at a few of your favorite food shops and grab some local nibbles such as your favorite donuts or a few scones. Then stop at the grocery store for supplies: a cute bag or basket for presentation, plenty of fresh fruits, petit baguettes, cheeses, charcuteries, and a bottle of sparkling water or wine, as well as the ingredients to whip up a batch of my favorite holiday cookies, Parisian-based Rose Bakery shortbread cookies.
Voila! An easy last-minute gift everyone will want to dive into instantly!