Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Think *Inside* The Box This Year

AllSpice_gift_bagsMake that list, and check it twice, people. We’ve got some serious friends-and-family gift-giving to plan.

It makes no difference whether folks on your holiday gift list are naughty or nice. Even if he’s a jerk about the KC Chiefs’ extraordinary winning streak, you still have to give your brother-in-law a present.

Naughtiness and niceness are all relative. (Get it?? Relative? No? Okay; sorry.)


As we were saying: Be good for goodness’ sake. It’s not always the easiest path, giving of thoughtful gifts, but it’s definitely the best path.

And if you give presents from AllSpice, you stand a much better chance of being rewarded with something good to eat in the future.

Toward that end, we’ve thought of some ways of making holiday shopping and gift-giving a little easier. First and foremost, we this a well-stocked shop (and website!) filled with over 350 different delicious ingredients for you and yours to enjoy.

CALIENTESecondly, we’ve sorted some of those 300+ ingredients into really neat, cleverly themed gift bags and boxed sets.

We can help you find a gift that’s just right for anyone on your holiday gift list:

For the hot pepper daredevil, we have the fiery flavors of Caliente (right).

For the great cook, broaden their flavor palette (to please their palate, ha) with a four-pack of different Extra Virgin Olive Oils or Balsamic Vinegars.

READY SET GOFor the novice cook, (or recent grad, new homeowner, or newlywed), we offer “starter sets” (see Ready Set Go, right) to get their new pantry off to well-stocked, auspicious beginning.

For the grilling fiend, our Barnyard gift box has carefully selected rubs and blends for each of Old MacDonald’s friends. (E-I-E-I-O.) We also have Oink! Moo! Splash! and Cluck! gift boxes if you like to focus on one tasty kind of animal.

For herbivores, or just veggie lovers, our Veg Out! kit brings the flavor that brings vegetable side dishes front and center on your menu.

For the dessert fanatic, indulge their sweet tooth with the sugars and cinnamons in the Sweet Things collection.

Finally, even for the (gasp!) non-cook, we have gift bags that are practical, tasty, and so easy that even a clueless klutz can whip up something delicious. Check out our Pop!Corn gift bag, our Spicy Nuts gift bag, the Finishing Touch gift box, or our excellent cookie kits.

Triple-ginger-cookie-kitAnd we have more than a dozen additional gift boxes and bags that I *haven’t* described, because suddenly, I am too hungry to keep describing good things to cook and eat. (Imagine!)

As we were discussing, though, all of our themed boxes, gift bags, and cookie kits come already packed in a neat, secure box (or bag), labeled and festooned (festooned!!) with a color-coordinated bow.  No present-wrapping skills (or supplies) required.

You’d better not pout! I’m telling you why: We can’t get you off the hook for any holiday social obligations, but we *can* make your holiday shopping this year be (perhaps a literal) piece of cake this year.

Come see us, and let’s get this holiday season started!