2014 Gift Guide: Our Finest Gifts We Bring …(gift ideas for $20 and up)

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The song goes, “How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is giv’n.”

Want to give a truly wondrous gift? Treat your loved ones and your special “foodie” friends with a set of gourmet ingredients to spice up their favorite cuisine (or to take a culinary adventure to a whole new level!).

First, come browse the shelves at AllSpice (or wander through our webstore) and build a box of their favorite things.

AllSpice_My_Favorite_ThingsBut perhaps even better, how about a collection of your favorite things? Create a set of favorite ingredients. For an extra $1.50, we’ll turn it into a “brown paper package all tied up with strings” and a sticker that names it one of “My Favorite Things”. (Whiskers on kittens sold separately.)

Feeling bewildered about that last person or two on your gift list? Let our experienced staff assist you with that wonderful person you love dearly, but who may be an ongoing challenge to buy for.

To get your creative ideas flowing, we’ve made a list of the AllSpice staff’s favorite gift ideas for $20 and up:

Splash – $20. Four of our spice blends that pair perfectly with fish and seafood.

Barnyard – $24. Like MacDonald’s farm, without all the annoying e-i-e-i-oh-ing. Six special selections to spice up poultry, beef, and pork.

Moo – $24. Whether you’re cooking on the grill, in the oven, or on the stove, these four spice blends bring out the best in beef.

Bakin’ – $24. We call this the “lovin’ from the oven” collection: Vanilla Paste and four crucial ingredients for making cookies, cakes, candies and more.

Sweet Things – $24 Four the friend with the sweet tooth (and face it, who doesn’t have at least one — sweet tooth, that is?) Caramel Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, Nonpareils Sugar, and Vanilla Sugar.

Caliente – $25. Hot. Hot! HOT! An assortment of six different powdered, crushed, and smoked chiles. We’ve hand selected our favorites so you can add a touch (or a bunch) of heat to your recipes.

Popcorn gift box – $26. The big brother to our popcorn gift *bag*, the gift box includes everything the popcorn fan needs: four exclusive popcorn seasonings, and a bag of Iowa-grown white popcorn.

Mambo Italiano Gift Box – $26. all four classic elements you need to turn any “everyday” dish into a Mediterranean masterpiece, plus Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, and imported Rotini pasta.

(more gift ideas after the photos – keep scrolling)

Gobble – $28. Created initially for succulent turkey, this kit has everything you need for all kinds of delicious poultry and pork: herbs, Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil, and our exclusive brining mix.

BBQ Gift Box – $36. Christened by one of our customers, this kit is “sweet, spicy, and all up in your grill!” Eight of our most popular spice blends, and a bottle of locally-made Russ & Franks BBQ Sauce.

Seasonings Greetings – $36. Looking for a gift that’s appropriate for *any* recipient, and sure to be put to good use? The Seasonings Greetings boxed set contains two great oil-and-balsamic pairings selected for this holiday season by our staff here at AllSpice.

Everything But… – $36. You provide the pots and pans and we’ll do the rest with this kit of fifteen ingredients no kitchen should be without. Perfect for the recent grad, newlywed, or for a housewarming gift.

Baker’s Dozen – $55. A true bakers’ dozen. Thirteen crucial spices, herbs, and baking ingredients to stock .

Veg Out! Gift Box – $38. Transform side dishes into the main attraction with our range of carefully selected ingredients that bring out the best in vegetable dishes.

OliveYou! Gift Box – $43

Nothing Beats A Good Rub Gift Box – $50

Let us be your elf! We’d be happy to safely box up and ship your purchases to your giftees. But remember! For delivery by December 24, we’ll need your order by Thursday, December 18. Call (515-868-0808), stop by, or shop our webstore and let us know how we can help!