Still on the hunt for a few last-minute gifts? Give the gift that gives back with raffle tickets for the Menu for Hope fundraiser, benefiting the World Food Programme.
You can give a chance to win the Foodie Tot’s favorite marshmallows & autographed copy of Ina Garten’s newest book, or check out other great prizes from foodbloggers around the world. Just don’t go up against me for two tickets to a taping of Iron Chef America. Or my favorite Rogue River Blue Cheeses. But whichever gifts you choose, Ms. Adventures in Italy (great blog!) has prepared gift vouchers you can print or email with your gift. All from the comfort of your computer.
Washington, DC, Foodie Gifts
- If you’re braving the chill in DC to finish your shopping, you can give the gift of good food with a gift certificate to one of DC’s local food supporting restaurants: Equinox, Restaurant Eve, Vidalia, Vermilion, Blue Duck Tavern, Founding Farmers, Corduroy, or kid-friendly Clyde’s.
- Pack up a cheese gift bucket (supporting small farms and artisan cheesemakers) at Cowgirl Creamery or Cheesetique (open 11am-5pm on Christmas Eve).
- And for the little foodie, check out the kid-geared cookie cutters and PVC-free vinyl aprons at Hill’s Kitchen (open 10am-7pm on Christmas Eve). I picked up train cookie cutters for my toddler, and a football cookie cutter and butterfly cookie press for some friends.
I’ve been wrapping food gifts in reusable kitchen towels since before Poland Spring was making “eco-friendly” plastic bottles. Spare yourself the picked-over selection of paper gift wrap left in the store and head to the kitchen section for a more sustainable gift wrap. (I like MU’s bamboo dish towels, available at Hill’s Kitchen or online.)
Happy shopping – keep warm out there!