The easiest gift for anyone on your list is a gift card to one of your (or their) favorite restaurants in town. However, if you feel like getting a little more unique with your holiday gifting, we have some great food and drink-inspired ideas from local businesses.
Out to market
The local markets make shopping easy and convenient with their holiday displays. While you’re out stocking up for your holiday party ingredients or your regular groceries, Lucky’s, Jackson Whole Grocer, Aspens Market and Pearl Street Market all have tables overflowing with tools, gadgets and specialty food items that make great gifts for foodies. We love some of the cookbooks these markets are displaying this season, especially the Lucky’s Bakehouse Holiday cookbook, which allows you to recreate some of the treats from the Lucky’s bakery right at home, with gluten-free options. Jackson Hole Marketplace is upping the market options with their thoughtfully curated gift sets overflowing with local products.
Beer and wine enthusiasts
Even for the non-foodie on your list, beer and wine make great options for hostess gifts for all your holiday gatherings. Bottle shops at Bin22, Westside Wine & Spirits, The Liquor Store and Bodega make it easy to peruse an amble variety, as well as get some advice from their knowledgeable staffs while making your selections. Our local Jackson Hole Winery also makes gifting wine easy with free shipping through December 14 and a new downtown tasting room, where you can pick up a bottle (or case). For beer lovers, it’s easy to get to-go beer from any of our local breweries: Snake River Brewing, Melvin Brewing, Roadhouse Brewing Co. or StillWest. Whether its 6-packs or 32 ounce crowlers, pair that beer with some pub merchandise for an even bigger gift. Snake River Brewing has done the work for you with their assembled holiday gift baskets. These baskets come in both a $20 and $40 option.
Jackson has no shortage of coffee shops these days, and everyone has their favorite. Whether its Cowboy Coffee, Pearl Street Bagels, Picnic or Persephone, choose your flavor (of coffee beans, that is) and throw in some coffee merchandise for the coffee lovers on your list. All of these locations are grinding up different beans. Pair it with stickers, to-go cups and swag from the recipient’s favorite spot.
Meats and sweet treats
For all things chocolate, we turn to the expert: Oscar Ortega, whose truffles and desserts can be purchased at CocoLove or Atelier Ortega. Another option for the sweet tooth on your list is Mursell’s Sweet Shop. The bright, beautiful space is overflowing with unique sweets from around the world. For a gift packed with more protein than sugar, opt for a local producer. Pick up the Lockhart Cattle Co. jerky or the snack sticks and sausages from Bovine & Swine. JH Buffalo Meat Co. has a wide selection of buffalo, elk and gourmet gift packs for whatever your price range. Use code: holidays18 for 10% off gift boxes!
Keep your loved ones cozy this winter by gifting them soup from Glory Bowl Soup Company. One time gift packages include: two different soups of the week, a loaf of fresh bread, a customized gift card and local delivery. For a gift that keeps on giving, gift a soupscription. This subscription service allows you to gift two or more soups per week, with add-ons like fresh bread, eggs, Chai or hummus. Right now, when you buy for 3 or more people, you can get a subscription for as little as $28 per recipient per week. Also consider gifting Bunnery Natural Foods products, like their famous O.S.M. pancake and waffle mix. These mixes make a warm, good-for-you breakfast at home easy and delicious. Enjoy festive savings of 20 percent off across their website through Christmas Eve.
No culinary kitchen is complete without the beautiful, hand-crafted knives and kitchen tools from New West KnifeWorks. This week is the last week of their December Holiday Market Sale–the last big sale of the year. All knife sets are on sale, as well as the Teton Edge Santoku, the Petty knife and a few other individual knives. See all the items we’re loving from New West here.