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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage

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We've got all the best in holiday foods and beverages for serving and/or gifting in this holiday gift guide!


Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage



Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 1Nestled in the coastal hills of Northern California near the town of Tomales, Stemple Creek Ranch has been home to the Poncia family for four generations.

Our history in Marin County began over a century ago when Angelo Poncia immigrated to the remote outpost of Fallon from his native Italy. The dairy he originally established on this land survived for three successive generations.

Today, Stemple Creek Ranch is proudly run by Angelo’s great-grandson Loren, and his wife Lisa, who have reinvented the family business with a vision for raising superior quality grass fed and finished meats. 

Our goal is to work in harmony with Mother Nature to promote optimal biodiversity that ensures the long term health and productivity of the ranch. We use regenerative, organic agricultural practices, which means we seek to enhance and rehabilitate our entire ecosystem by focusing on soil health and increasing carbon in our land.

Most of our pastureland is Certified Organic, and our free range beef and lamb are 100% grass fed and grass finished. We rotationally graze our stock on open pasture from birth to harvest. They are never supplemented with grains, corn, or soy, and never receive artificial hormones, growth promotants, or antibiotics. Our pigs are humanely raised in large outdoor pens where they enjoy a vegetarian diet with plenty of room to socialize and express natural behaviors.

Stemple Creek Ranch knows the importance of family time and brings folks together for a quality meal during holiday gatherings. The family-owned brand is leading the way in regenerative agriculture while offering premium meats often served in Michelin star restaurants. Families nationwide can enjoy these delicious offerings delivered right to their doorsteps for them to easily prepare on their own. A fourth-generation farmer, Loren Poncia runs the farm with his wife, Lisa. They are strong believers that grass-fed and grass-finished animals make the best selections for their customers. The farm is located in Marin County in Northern California. The beef, lamb, and pork are raised on organic pastures and all animals are treated with respect and care.

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Holiday Gift GuideCoffee lovers should get in on Skinny Mixes which not only sells a line of guilt-free flavored syrups but also their cold brew that comes in vanilla and salted caramel flavors starting at $14.99. Skinny Brew which is Skinny Mixes cold brew on tap, is an unsweetened cold brew made to be drunk either black and chilled or with someone's favorite milk of choice. 


The Skinny Brew is offered in plain or two flavors which continues to provide endless ways to mix and match the flavors with Skinny Mixes line of syrups creating endless ways to Be Your Own Barista. One satisfied customer said they, 'Mix the cold brew with the keto mocha syrup with a little heavy cream, Splenda, & ice,' and it, 'Tastes just like the frappe I get from Starbucks.'


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There’s nothing like savoring scrumptious gourmet delicacies to revere life. Be it for birthdays, congratulations, or any special occasion, toasting to our blessings is always a gift in itself.

Reward your loved ones (or yourself) with a beautiful gift basket to raise your glasses with. Share this gourmet gift basket filled with gourmet favorites like sundried tomato and cheese baguettes, garlic herb dip mix, and a trio of olive oils, cracked peppercorn crackers, olive pesto tapenade to your family and friends.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 6SAVORLY IS A FRESH SPIN ON FROZEN

Savorly was created to bring the strong tradition of Europe's frozen appetizers to the US. In Europe, it is common to gather with friends for "apero" in an atmosphere where food is shared. 

Savorly is made with European savoir-faire which stands for quality and taste. Our products are NON-GMO and clean label, made with RSPO sustainably sourced Palm Oil.

We replaced the traditional frozen appetizer cheese goop and artificial preservatives with olives, ricotta, grilled eggplant, and all the other good stuff you’d prep with yourself. Our products are veggie-forward and built on elevated flavor combinations.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 8Sugar Plum Nostalgic Chocolate Bars
The perfect stocking stuffer! Enjoy these yummy Nostalgic Chocolate Bars from Sugar Plum! In packs of five you get to dive back into your favorite childhood flavors and embrace these unique 3.5 oz handmade chocolate bars. Includes the following flavors: Apple Pie, Pancakes & Syrup, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Fruity Flake, Milk & Cookies. $25
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EXPLORER COLD BREW is the perfect fit for your holiday gifting. They are a high-quality, ethically sourced, supremely concentrated cold brew based in Brooklyn. 

Their Classic Black Reg Caf coffee is a single-origin washed coffee from Ethiopia, which is known as the 'birthplace' of coffee. It's grown at high altitude, carefully hand-picked, and meticulously sorted to make sure it's only the highest quality beans. It's primarily grown in the Sidamo and Yirgacheffe regions of Ethiopia, known for their high quality beans and balanced coffees. Their coffee beans are 100% organic & specialty-grade Arabica beans. All their coffee is in the top 3% of coffee beans produced worldwide - you're getting the best of the best.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 12Honey & Roses Coffee Co. is the "Ultimate At-Home Coffee Experience" offering sustainably sourced craft coffee, small batched baked goods, and eco-friendly homeware delivered straight to home kitchens.

Honey & Roses Coffee is bringing the best of the coffee shop to your door.  With coffee, homeware, and sweets, we have something for everyone.

Making it easier and more convenient than ever before to discover new roasters and buy freshly made items, delivered to your door.

Just like your local farmers market, we work with individual vendors, Honey & Roses Coffee Co's marketplace features:

Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 13When you buy a coffee or treat on Honey & Roses, we notify the maker. The vendor will roast or bake your product and ship it out promptly to you. This means you are receiving the freshest goods possible - nothing filled full of preservatives or sitting on supermarket shelves for weeks. Every vendor commits to a guarantee of freshness!

We work with 55+ small-batch roasters and an array of bakers and chocolatiers across the US. Co-owned by actor and comedian Ryan Hansen. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 14We offer coffee subscriptions,  creative gift boxes, prepaid gift subscriptionssweets, and a whole collection of homeware. From our Reusable mugs made in the US to our brass cutlery sets made in India. We have the perfect gift for everyone.  



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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 16Food & Courage has created their artisan cookies using ONLY ingredients that aren’t harmful to us. Our gluten-free, dairy-free & natural sugar Chocolate Chunk Cookies are handcrafted without using processed sugar, dairy, or gluten and baked to perfection with courage. We developed our cookie with this specific intent when we realized that the leading causes of death in America are all directly related to processed sugar and high cholesterol. We want to help change the tread of desserts in America by offering a delicious solution. The finest ingredients are chosen and blended together for the perfect cookie. Each cookie is freshly baked and sprinkled with Maldon Salt flakes for an extra touch of excellence. If that weren't enough, each tube of Food & Courage cookies is packed with a specialized note of enCOURAGEment. 10% of all our profits from Food & Courage go directly to organizations focused on ending the Human Trafficking global crisis like Thorn.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 18Stumped on what to gift your food-loving friend this holiday season? A meal delivery service subscription from Gobble is the ultimate gift for any food-loving friend this holiday season. 

Gobble provides an array of personalizable meals, including dinners, sides, soups, and desserts that can cater to just about every person’s palate – from low calorie to kid-friendly and everything in-between. 

Whether members order one menu a week or daily, each box delivered comes filled with the ingredients for a handful of surprisingly simple recipes that can be made in a single pot or pan in just 15 minutes. 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 20Mary’s Gone Crackers is the tastiest organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO crackers on the market since 2004, proving that gluten-free does not mean have to mean taste-free! Available in 14 varieties, Mary’s is designed to fuel active and health-conscious lifestyles with delicious and nutritious allergen-friendly snacks. Every bite offers hearty whole grains rich in plant-based protein. You can eat them right out of the box or get creative with your favorite toppings to build your own taste bud adventure!


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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 22Give the grill lover the ultimate gift with Meat District’s Ultimate Grilling Pack filled with butcher-crafted, premium meats that are seasoned to perfection and ready to cook. Made with premium cuts of beef, pork and poultry, the Ultimate Grilling Pack is the perfect entrée to serve up to friends and family with executive chef-created recipes that will blow your dinner guests away. Each pack includes:

·       1 pack of Zesty Ranch Chicken Party Wings

·       1 pack of Sweet & Sassy Drumsticks

·       1 pack of Shwarma Chicken Thighs

·       1 pack of Steak House Premium Tri-Tip

·       1 pack of The O.G. Short Rib, Angus Chuck and Brisket Burger Patties

·       1 Pack of Bacon Wrapped Garlic Peppercorn Juicy Pork Tenderloin

The Ultimate Grilling Pack is available at

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Chocolate lovers unite! Finally, a no sugar added chocolate that promises indulgent moments without any of the guilt. Who said reduced-calorie chocolate can’t be delicious and rich?

Meet RED candy bars.


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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 26Packaged in pretty eight-ounce glass jars, Square Root Nutnola Nut Butters come in two flavors: Maple Cinnamon or ChocolateChia and make delicious stocking stuffers for your vegan, gluten-free, and foodie friends alike.  

The butters are gluten-free as well as vegan, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, and non-GMO. Made from real food in its most basic form, it’s a decadent treat even if you’re not following a special diet. The butters have an impressive variety of healthy nuts including cashews, pecans, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut, and chia seeds, Nutnola Butter can be enjoyed on toast, fruit, smoothies, yogurt, ice cream, or as an add-in to baked goods. (Personally,I love it straight off the spoon.) 

  • Nutnola Butter is a new gluten-free nut butter made solely from nuts, seeds and spices including cashews, pecans, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut, and chia seeds.
  • It provides an array of healthy fats, proteins, and flavors for a wholesome, satisfying texture and can be enjoyed on toast, fruit, smoothies, and yogurt. It is also a healthy, delicious alternative to sugar-laden chocolate hazelnut spreads.
  • It retails for $9.99 per 8-ounce jar and can be purchased through the Square RootLife. website: and throughout select Whole Foods locations andother retailers.
  • It was invented by Square Root co-founder Ellie O'Brien, who started Square Root with her husband Pat O'Brien after being diagnosed with celiac disease. Ellie, an engineer by training, has been an active voice in the gluten-free space, sharing her experience and passion. 
  • Sustainability is a core value for the company. That’s why Square Root focuses on no-waste manufacturing and upcycles its unused granola into nut butters, using 100 percent of its product line in its manufacturing. It also uses recyclable packaging including glass jars for its Nutnola Butters.

Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 27Nutnola

So what is nutnola? Well, it's essentially gluten free granola without the 'gra'. Our nutnola is made with a mix nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and spices and combined in just the right way to make eating well taste delicious!

All three of our nutnola flavors are Certified Gluten Free, grain free, paleo, dairy free, vegan, refined sugar free, and non-gmo.

This grain free granola makes the perfect snack by itself or sprinkle on your favorite yogurt, smoothie, or salad.  

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Café Caps™ Coffee Creations and Café Caps™ Hot Cocoa Creations, all-in-one single-serve solutions that conveniently bring a premium café experience to your home unlike any other.


The cup + cap process is unique, but simple – for Café Caps™ Coffee Creations, pour the cap, brew your single serve cup, and enjoy a café quality latte. For Café Caps™ Hot Cocoa Creations, brew your single serve cup, pour the toppings from the cap, and enjoy a quality café experience at home..


Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 30Café Caps™ Coffee Creations includes three separate flavors, each in its own six pack, all made with 100% Arabica coffee and a cap of toppings: 

  • Vanilla cinnamon cap is filled with a blend of cream, cinnamon, and bits of vanilla
  • Chocolate hazelnut cap is filled with a blend of cream, cocoa, and bits of chocolate
  • Mexican mocha spice cap is filled with a blend of cream, cocoa, a hint of ground cayenne, and bits of chocolate

Also available are Café Caps™ Hot Cocoa Creations in two separate flavors, and a hot drink mix, each in its own six pack, all with a cap of toppings:

  • Classic milk chocolate hot cocoa cap is filled with a generous portion of mini marshmallows
  • S’mores hot cocoa cap is filled with mini chocolate chips and a generous portion of marshmallows
  • Birthday cake hot drink mix cap is filled with mini marshmallows and sprinkles
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The Spice Lab has five different Seasoning Collections that make great gifts including the new Fiesta of Flavors with four of our most popular Mexican seasonings and a gift set of four variations of Everything+ bagel topping mix – original, jalapeno, sun-dried tomato and  scallion. 




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Tea’s the season to ring in holiday cheer with the arrival of Stash Tea’s Limited Edition Holiday Flavors.  Dust off the stockings, untangle the twinkly lights, and get out your Christmas mug! It’s time to gather around Stash’s holiday teas because there’s nothing like the festive flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, peppermint, or chocolate to get the celebration going. 


Stash’s family of five enchanting and decadent holiday teas capture the flavors of the season! Need an energy boost? Christmas Morning and Holiday Chai will pick you up and leave you feeling jolly. Ready for yuletide cheer without caffeine? Try a cup of Stash’s delightful herbal classic Christmas Eve. Or is it a little sprinkle of magic you seek? While White Christmas might be a larger-than-life tea blend, Christmas in Paris is the true matriarch of this family, bringing all the magic there is in one bag of tea.


Christmas Morning: Remember the excitement on Christmas morning when you were a kid? This blend captures all that special holiday cheer with flavors that grow in intensity with every sip. When you brew it, the full-bodied aroma of brisk black tea is the first clue that a special day is on its way. The choice for your holiday morning treat, this caffeinated blend you will get a well-deserved and welcomed boost that will help you keep up with those who didn’t stay up late playing Santa Claus.


Holiday Chai: This holiday chai will make you believe in Christmas miracles. We combined some of the finest types of teas in the world, including a robust Assam and aromatic Darjeeling, to make this special black chai tea. We blended these teas with traditional chai spices like cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove… but then we cranked up the holiday cheer to the next level. We added natural flavors of gingerbread, nutmeg, and rum to give this chai a unique, jolly twist that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.


Christmas Eve: This tea will have you singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” to your teacup. Flavors of orange, spearmint, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla come together like a Christmas carol, and make this Christmas tea a superb blend to harmonize with. But this tea isn't restricted for only Christmas Eve…. While sharing a cup of this sweet and spicy tea with loved ones the night before the big day does make for a delicious tradition, sipping this blend any of the other 364 evenings can bring about some of that same Christmas cheer.


Christmas in Paris: One of the most delec-tea-ble dessert teas in existence, chocolate, vanilla, and Pacific Northwest peppermint combine with the light floral notes of lavender to create this lavish chocolate mint tea. Christmas in Paris will no doubt become your new holiday tea favorite You can enjoy it as a “hot chocolate” tea as well just by adding a splash of milk (or your favorite non-dairy substitute) and sugar (or the sweetener of your choice) to create the ultimate substitution for calorie-dense hot cocoa.


White Christmas is a holly, jolly blend of white tea, festive ginger root, and Pacific Northwest peppermint. The flavors come together to create a minty, warming combination that brings back memories of walking through a winter wonderland. No matter the weather outside, White Christmas tea can bring you tides of good cheer.

In addition to the teas, Stash has developed some tea-inspired recipes for desserts, savory bites, tea cocktails and tea-tastic hot drinks to help you celebrate the Holiday season – and to become merry staples for years to come. These tea-infused treats will quickly become a part of any virtual or in-person holiday get-together.  

For a tea-infused holiday dessert, check out our Christmas in Paris Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake recipe that will have you and your guests saying this exceptional blend is très Magnifique. Chocolate, vanilla, and Pacific Northwest peppermint combine with the light floral notes of lavender to create this lavish chocolate mint tea.

Other tea-tastic Stash recipes include:

Stash only shares their enchanting formulas for holiday cheer in a cup, bowl, or dessert plate once a year, so stock up now before the holiday flavors are just a memory of holiday past.

With over 150 different teas to choose from, you're sure to find your next favorite!

For a store location near you where Stash Tea is sold, please visit:

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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 36Russell Stover Chocolates launched Joy Bites, a collection of no sugar added chocolate bars that are carefully crafted with Fairtrade cocoa and select non-GMO and organic ingredients for deliciously joyful snacking. The Joy Bites collection includes an assortment of chocolate bars consisting of breakable bites wrapped in easy-to-use resealable packaging that is 100% recyclable with FSC certified outer sleeves; a part of a much larger sustainability vision that counts on so many to be successful. Joy Bites varieties can be found in the candy section of leading retailers nationwide.
Born from the belief that everyone deserves a little bite of joy every day, Russell Stover Joy Bites showcases a contribution to a worldwide growing commitment to sustainable practices. Russell Stover crafted Joy Bites using carefully selected ingredients with no artificial flavors or preservatives, no added colors and of course, no added sugar. Russell Stover Joy Bites are made with plant-based stevia extract.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Beverage 38SCHARFFEN BERGER, the chocolate maker that led the bean-to-bar craft chocolate movement in the U.S. – has created a chocolate tasting gift box, containing six tasting bars of fine chocolate: two each of 62%, 70% and 82% cacao. Their unique blend combinations highlight the true flavor of cacao instead of masking it with sugar and other additives. The result is an array of truly distinctive chocolates with balance and complexity normally reserved for exceptional wines. All SCHARFFEN BERGER chocolates are certified kosher and gluten free. Available at for $34.99.

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