Best gifts for those who have taste
Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.
Holiday shopping is hard.
Sometimes there's just the situation where you don't know what to buy for someone.
If someone you know has a connoisseur-style taste for food, though, whittling down the shopping list gets easier. Below is a list of popular food and appliances to help jump-start your shopping.
Kitchen and Spice
Charles Viancin silicone lids
These lids are popular buys and hard to keep on the shelves, said owner Wanda Denny. The lids stick onto glass and other surface bowls, can be refrigerated and microwaved — and come in attractive styles.
Price: $4 to $14, depending on the lid size.
Nora Fleming dishes and interchangeable dinnerware
The Nora Fleming brand has sold big at Kitchen and Spice lately.
Complementing the dishes and plates this holiday season are the interchangeable dinnerware decorations that highlight the occasion you choose to celebrate.
Price: $30 and up, depending on dish size; $12 and up for dish decorations.
For people who love espresso or need a morning jolt to jump-start the day, an espresso machine eliminates the need to wait in a line before work. It also gives people who want to create their own espresso blends the chance to experiment.
A popular model is the Krups XP5240, which goes for $299.99. Meanwhile, Nespresso machines are sleek and come in different colors.
The single-serve coffee pods can be ordered online and ship out of St. Petersburg.
Price: $59.99 to $549
Other models and brands are available.
Thornebrook's assorted chocolate and truffles boxes are a way to complete dessert dishes or satisfy the people in your life who have a
sweet tooth for the holidays.
Assorted box: truffles
Price: $14.50 for a half pound, and $25.99 for one pound.
Assorted box: chocolates
Price: $11.99 for a half pound, and $21.50 for one pound.
Teavana Perfect TeaMaker
The 16-ounce tea maker makes two cups of tea at a time. For someone just beginning to brew tea, this tea maker is an easy-to-maintain appliance.
Teavana Tea Gift Set
The gift set includes the Teavana Perfect TeaMaker as well as four of Teavana's most popular teas — Matevana tea, strawberry lemonade herbal tea, Sakura Allure green tea and Rooibos chai tea. The set also comes with four reusable airtight tins. Makes more than 60 cups of tea.
White ayurvedic chai tea
This Indian tea caters to spicy and sweet taste buds. It's a white tea combined with cinnamon, coconut, pineapple, ginger, cardamom and cloves. Contains nuts, though, so be aware of any potential allergic reactions.
Price: $10 for a 20-ounce bag.