Wanna take your stocking stuffers up a notch or have that last minute gift ready for the hard to buy for friend? Consider the world's greatest kimchi? Armed with a hilarious name, it's got great packaging but the real pleasure is the product-so good!
Last year from the impressive David Stark I got Frankie's Olive Oil and it's become my instant crowd pleaser. Before, my standby was the Whole Foods brand and while I've dabbled in the good stuff, I was never propelled to buy till now. It's $27 dollars worth of greatness.
Bloody Mary mix is a nice way gift to balance out all the sweets of the season. In the South where Christmases aren't always cold, we've been known to pour a few over that holiday week and even better if there's good football on the tube. McClure's has the richness that store bought versions normally don't have.
Hands down, the Best Pickle I Have Ever Had. The jar is huge and the pickles are serious.
But if you really just need a little something pretty or small to stuff in that old stocking, consider the Mast Chocolate bars. They are gorgeously wrapped in beautiful papers but even better, they taste as great as they look. Handmade in Brooklyn by brothers who look like they front some indie band, they've gotten a ton of buzz but for once, it's worth it.