Last Minute (Grocery) Gifts

As both a college student and someone who loves grocery shopping a little too much, I find myself spending A LOT of my money at Whole Foods, my local food co-op and other fun places. So naturally, I’ve found yet another way to give my money to the industry.

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If you–like me–want to get your friends thoughtful gifts that are delicious and high utility, this post is for you.

For the chewer: Simply Gum

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Nothing says holidays than peppermint, cinnamon and ginger. Luckily, these are the flavors that Simply Gum comes in. Not only are they tasty (my fav is the mint, but I’m a mint gum kinda girl) but they’re made with minimal ingredients and processing. Plus the packaging is super pretty.

 

For the hedonist: Fair trade chocolate

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I mean, chocolate is kind of obvious. Duh. But when it comes to the holiday season, give a little extra by choosing fair trade chocolate. They’re not only better quality, but also give back to the farmers involved in the original growing of the cacao. Some brands I like are Theo, Alter Eco, ChocoLove and Eating Evolved, but any good quality fair trade chocolate is sure to make a perfect gift for your chocoholic.

 

For the one who can’t eat anything: Hail Merry

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If you have a friend who seems to have allergies or intolerances to everything, I highly recommend Hail Merry snacks: they’re free of tons of stuff, like gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Oh, and they come in tons of flavors and are delicious. Both the cups and the macaroon-type ones are really good, but keep in mind that they need to be refrigerated up until you gift them; these aren’t that great for under the tree.

 

I hope this post was as helpful for you as it was for me to photograph (and eat). Holiday shopping is hard, but food is delicious. Happy Holidays everyone!

 

 

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