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Sofitel Chestnut Provisions Holiday Gift Basket 7Christmas is a mere FOUR days away!

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!Sofitel Chestnut Provisions Holiday Gift Basket 1This 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!Sofitel Chestnut Provisions Holiday Gift Basket 9Their aged cheddar is particularly addicting (I may or may not have been guilty of eating over half that block of cheese myself)…
Sofitel Chestnut Provisions Holiday Gift Basket 10Sofitel Chestnut Provisions Holiday Gift Basket 5Each 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

Sofitel Chestnut Provisions Holiday Gift Basket 8The baskets retail for $68 and can be ordered online.

FYI: Since Sofitel needs 48 hours to prepare each basket, tomorrow is your last day to order in time for Christmas pick-up!Sofitel Chestnut Provisions Holiday Gift BasketNot here in Chicago?

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!

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