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Whether you’re in a rush to find a last-minute gift or just want to put the finishing touches on something that’s already under the tree, it makes a fun and thoughtful little present to open up and enjoy before or after Christmas.
And what is the best type of stocking stuffer? Something you can eat and drink of course. From condiments and snacks to ready-made cocktails and chocolates, here are 12 options that are sure to be on Santa’s coveted nice list.
Bols cocktail tubes, various prices
Holidays are exciting, but they can also be stressful. Bols premixed cocktail tubes make it easy to sit back, relax, and pour a drink after a long day of shopping, wrapping, and baking. All you need is a glass and ice. That’s all. Cheers to the new year — almost done!
Spicewalla Spices and condiments, various prices
Offering sugar, spices, and everything else, Spicewalla is your one-stop shop for all your seasoning needs. Throw a jar or two into the stocking or splurge of a themed kit so friends, family, and future husbands can all benefit from a slightly enhanced diet.
Gingerbread Cookie $11.95
This gingerbread-style spiced cookie is one of Nuremberg’s (and its world-famous Christmas markets) top exports. If you can’t sample them in Germany (though you should), this glazed variety from Wicklein will literally be the icing on top of the festive holiday season.
Pop & Bottled Coffee Concentrates, Various Prices
Whether you prefer your morning brew hot, iced, or lukewarm (umm, umm), you can make the perfect cup with just 1 tablespoon of Pop & Bottle’s concentrated formula. They come in different flavors and sweetness levels. They also go well with the celebratory creamers we tried out until December.
Alpine Chocolate Haus Chocolate Covered Potato Chips, $6.99-$39.99
Michigan-based Alpine Chocolate Haus sells the best chocolate-covered potato chips in the country (and possibly the world). The exquisite balance of sweetness and saltiness is exquisite, and is this the best snack in the galaxy? that’s for you to know. (The answer is yes.)
Rusty Monk Mustard Gift Box, $34.95
It’s one of the best mustards on the market, but it needs to be able to handle serious heat. We offer a pack. However, please prepare a glass of milk for him. You will need.
Omsum Sauce Bundle $55 (original $58)
Wondering what to make for dinner? From simple to savory dishes, Omsom packets are all you need when you have protein, veggies, and carbs. And since we’re fans of all Asian regional sources, you’ll want to choose a bundle so that the lucky gift recipient can try them all and decide on their favorite.
Bada Bean Bada Boom fava beans, $8.22
Sure, you’ll find these at many mainstream grocery stores (and airports!), but that doesn’t detract from the deliciousness. These energy-packed, high-protein fava bean snacks come in a variety of flavors, but our favorite is sriracha.
canned suntide mimosa, various price ranges
It’s a mimosa…in a can…and we’re 100 percent here. Skip investing in orange juice and champagne and just put these on ice to make your Christmas morning indulgence more tolerable for your in-laws.
Gatsby chocolate bars and peanut butter cups at various price points
The holidays aren’t the time to count calories, but frankly, Gatsby will get you on the right track with healthier chocolates that don’t taste at all healthy. As tasty and addictive as it is, you may end up overeating and not benefit from the reduced sugar.
Mike’s Extra Hot Honey, $14.49
If you have hot sauce in your bag (swag) like Beyoncé, consider upgrading to Hot Honey. Mike’s goes well with pizza, tea, or fried chicken, but its super-spicy variety adds even more zest to your food. Consider it the perfect gift for someone with a more adventurous palate.
Sugarwish Dog Lovers Box, from $23
Don’t forget Fido when you eat all of the above treats. Sugarwish also sells cookies and candy for humans, but it’s the dog-lover’s box that pet owners are talking about (recipients can customize and choose from 40 all-natural products).
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