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How to Make Delicious, Delightful Dipped Pretzels

DIY Dipped Pretzels wrapped in a box

We’re down to the wire and you’re thinking, “What could I make with a lot of love, a lot of fun, but not a ton of time?” Dipped pretzels! These are sure to blow the tastebuds off of teachers, friends and neighbors. Let me show you how to turn ordinary pretzels into a fun and classy present that you’ll love giving. Trust me, they are a huge hit.

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17 Gifts for the Finest Foodies on Your List

Eat Drink & Be Merry Greeting Card, Two Arms

Dining out with a foodie is always an experience, but the fun shouldn’t stop at their preferred restaurant of choice. While some food lovers might know their way around a kitchen, others rely on the pros to satisfy their taste buds. Well, you’re in luck, because there are heaps of ways to spread the culinary cheer without gifting cooking essentials. Whether they’re always asking important questions when ordering, or photographing your meal before you can take a bite, here are 17 gifts fit for the finest foodies on your list!

Clockwise: BBQ of the Month Club, Murray’s Cheese of the Month Club, A Year’s Supply of TCHOcolate, Foodzie Tasting Box Gift Subscription

The easiest idea? Something edible of course! “Food of the Month” clubs are pretty much the best thing ever, and I’m not sure why I haven’t invested in one of these delicious options before. Each month, your favorite food-loving friend will receive a special package filled with different BBQ, cheese and chocolate goodies, just to name a few. This gift will not stop giving…at least for a few months!

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Give & Tell with Bridget Butch (aka BB)

Bridget Butch

Meet Bridget Butch (aka BB). She’s an internet heroine of mine. I’ve been following her blog for years and years, and years. Not to age you, BB, but she’s been sharing link-ity goodness since 2003, which is a long time ago on these here tubes.

BB is a user experience guru (nerd) living in Milwaukee, WI. She has distinct taste, two cats (Oskar and Eva), can’t quit Brooklyn (her home away from home), and enjoys cheese (on an epic level). See? You love her already. Say hello to Bridget as she shares her gifting stories and the gift she really wants from Wantist. (Bet you’ll never guess.)

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

The best gift ever? I don’t think I could possibly answer that. Too many people in my life have given me such thoughtful gifts. A few examples that spring to mind:

  • My mom’s given me two quilts that I absolutely love. She knows I have a spectacular weakness for quilts. One is a hand-made lap quilt that a neighbor made for her, and the other is a quilt that she picked up at an estate sale just for me. I absolutely love them. Who wouldn’t like to bundle up on a cold night with a quilt from Mom?
  • When I went to Paris a few years ago my friend, Gretchen, bought me a tube of Mac red lipstick because I couldn’t POSSIBLY go to Paris without perfect red lipstick. Since I’m awed by Gretchen’s ability to wear red lipstick perfectly and for HOURS (seriously – it’s a superpower), it was absolutely the perfect gift from her.
  • My friends, Lorraine and Tina, have both bought me airline tickets to see them when I wasn’t financially able to swing it. As a travel bug, airline tickets are the gift motherlode. I’m always grateful for a chance to travel. Doing it for free puts me over the moon.
  • Every year, my sister, Eileen, gives me Green Bay Packer tickets for my birthday. Packer tickets are nearly impossible to get and very expensive, but she and her hubs have four season tickets. They always take me and a guest to a game, usually in December. It may be incredibly cold, but, if you’ve ever been to Lambeau Field, you know it’s worth the eight layers of clothes.

What’s your favorite reason to celebrate with a gift?

I think the best gifts are the ones you get or give when there’s absolutely no occasion at all. Those are the gifts that really say, “I was thinking of you, and it made me happy.” They’re absolutely heartfelt and so touching. No one buys impulse gifts for someone they feel ambivalent about. Maybe they do on reality TV, but not in my world.
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Tea-rrific! 19 Gifts for Tea Lovers

Some Like It Hot Print by Jan Skácelík

Some Like It Hot Print by Jan Skácelík

Like me, you may know people who live for their next cup of tea but may not be an avid tea-drinker yourself. This can make for a terrible time picking out tea for a very particular tea-loving friend. Here’s a list of sure-to-please tea-related gifts that won’t leave you feeling out of the loop.
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Chocolicious! 17 Gifts for the Chocoholic

Cha Cha Chocolate Clutch by Kate Spade

Cha Cha Chocolate Clutch, Kate Spade

Chocolate! Yum! This collection is for that person in your life who sets their computer password to ‘chocolate’ just to remind themselves that they may not have had a piece since their last login. Regardless of whether chocolate infiltrates their tech security, most people are pleased to receive chocolate as a gift, in any of its incarnations. And for those non-chocoholics I’d say that’s a shame, but I’m happy to have your share.

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Apple Pie + Graham + Chocolate

Apple Pie + Graham Chocolate Bar by Komforte Chockolates

I’ve been admirer of Komforte Chockolates' inventive flavors for some time now. Their Tortilla Lime + Salt and French Toast milk chocolate bars were the first to catch my eye. With combos that are adventurous and quirky, while at the same time approachable, they inspire heavy doses of, “I must try that!”

Komforte Chockolate Bars

Among recent additions to their lineup is one that I simply can’t stop dreaming about—Apple Pie + Graham. Apples and cinnamon with bits of graham cracker mixed into creamy dreamy milk chocolate. Need I go on?

(h/t Megan aka Not Martha)

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