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Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Online

25 November 2011 1,432 views 27 Comments

It’s Black Friday at almost 3 p.m., and we haven’t left the house because we’re afraid of all the shoppers out for Black Friday! With my fear of dealing with traffic and lines and general frustration, it seemed like perfect timing to share some holiday gift ideas for those who like me, want to buy as many gifts as possible online.

One of my favorite gift ideas are cookbooks and coffee table books. I love something that is both useful and beautiful at the same time. When the PR firm for Lou Lambert’s Big Ranch, Big City Cookbook sent me a copy, I thought it would make a lovely gift for the Texan (or Homesick  Texan) — especially those who love Lambert’s cooking. Personally, I can’t wait to give the achiote-seared chick peas a shot.

big ranch big city

Another great gift idea for the holidays, or whenever you want to make someone’s day a little brighter, is a gift box. Both the folks at Whole Foods and at Central Market are offering some pretty cool gift boxes right now, and they are also offering free shipping (on Monday, Nov. 28 from Whole Foods and today through Monday from Central Market).

Whole Foods is offering three types of gift boxes that range from $30-$50 — The Gift of Grub (snacks), The Perfect Sip (coffee), and Mighty Bowls of Goodness (a healthy one-dish meal).

The Gift of Grub

Whole Foods - The Gift of Grub

Central Market’s gift box options range from $40-$80 and include Texas Tour, Satisfying Snacker, and the Super Snack Setup.

Central Market - Texas Tour Gift Box

Central Market - Texas Tour Gift Box

Two of my readers will receive either a free gift box from Whole Foods, or a free copy of Lou Lamberts book. To qualify, please leave a comment below with an idea for more great gifts you can buy online. I’ll pick the winners in a random drawing!

Happy Holidays, y’all

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  • adrienne dellinger

    I love buying handmade necklaces and other jewelry off etsy for the lovely ladies in my life.

  • adrienne dellinger

    I love buying handmade necklaces and other jewelry off etsy for the lovely ladies in my life.

  • http://twitter.com/MGourmand Mexican Gourmand

    I like Gold Mine Natural Food company website. I find most of my seeds and flour there. Their gift section has some neat ideas
    http://shop.goldminenaturalfoo

  • Jackie Huba

    How about gifts for pooches? This is my puppy's most favorite thing in the word: a synthetic rubber bone that you can fill with treats. http://www.amazon.com/Mammoth-

  • Narissa

    Greenlings has nice gift baskets/boxes as well. I like sending them to be delivered as people return home from vacation… that way they have a box of fresh veggies avail to them when they get home!

  • jodibart

    Etsy is a dangerous place for me. I love it and its so easy to justify buying things when you know its going directly to the artist!

  • jodibart

    Very cool. I'll check it out, Hector! Why do you buy your flour there vs. at a local store?

  • jodibart

    Aw, Jackie, you are the best dog mommy ever!

  • jodibart

    Narissa – that is such a nice gesture. You are a great friend!

  • Narissa

    Greenlings has nice gift baskets/boxes as well. I like sending them to be delivered as people return home from vacation… that way they have a box of fresh veggies avail to them when they get home!

  • jodibart

    Etsy is a dangerous place for me. I love it and its so easy to justify buying things when you know its going directly to the artist!

  • jodibart

    Very cool. I'll check it out, Hector! Why do you buy your flour there vs. at a local store?

  • jodibart

    Aw, Jackie, you are the best dog mommy ever!

  • jodibart

    Narissa – that is such a nice gesture. You are a great friend!

  • linda

    i love letterpress (the grand style of printing…in my estimation!) cards/ gift tags that i purchase on etsy…
    here are some of my favs:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Artic

    :)

  • linda

    i love letterpress (the grand style of printing…in my estimation!) cards/ gift tags that i purchase on etsy…
    here are some of my favs:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Artic

    :)

  • jodibart

    Thanks for the rec, Linda. I need to order more cards so I'll check this out.

  • jodibart

    Mexican Gourmand (Hector) and Linda – You are the winners! Email me at tastytouring at gmail dot com and please rank your top 3 choices for your prize and I'll see what I can arrange for you!!

  • jodibart

    Thanks for the rec, Linda. I need to order more cards so I'll check this out.

  • jodibart

    Mexican Gourmand (Hector) and Linda – You are the winners! Email me at tastytouring at gmail dot com and please rank your top 3 choices for your prize and I'll see what I can arrange for you!!

  • http://texasonthames.com/ Laura

    Man I could've really used the Whole Foods gift box. I bought a jar of Jardine's salsa at Whole Foods in London the day before Thanksgiving and it was £6! That's around $9 y'all. I feel dirty and ripped off, but at least I have real salsa. The British may be happy to eat Doritos brand, but I'm desperate for the real thing.

  • http://texasonthames.com/ Laura

    Man I could've really used the Whole Foods gift box. I bought a jar of Jardine's salsa at Whole Foods in London the day before Thanksgiving and it was £6! That's around $9 y'all. I feel dirty and ripped off, but at least I have real salsa. The British may be happy to eat Doritos brand, but I'm desperate for the real thing.

  • http://twitter.com/MGourmand Mexican Gourmand

    I buy there corn and flour that I use for my masa. Maseca has a very bitter flavor to me. I also get some special flours (tapioca) that La Gringa uses for making Brazilian dishes.

  • http://twitter.com/MGourmand Mexican Gourmand

    I buy there corn and flour that I use for my masa. Maseca has a very bitter flavor to me. I also get some special flours (tapioca) that La Gringa uses for making Brazilian dishes.

  • Hollytieu

    subscriptions to awesome food magazines like lucky peach or gastonomica!

  • Hollytieu

    subscriptions to awesome food magazines like lucky peach or gastonomica!

  • Hollytieu

    subscriptions to awesome food magazines like lucky peach or gastonomica!