Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches has received products from many of the brands below, to facilitate this article, which is part of our series of Gift Ideas and Buying Guide publications. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. All information an images comes directly from the brands. Any opinions stated are those of the author.
I think family gatherings along with FOOD & DRINK are the first things we think of when the holidays roll around. Check out all the great GOOD EATS that we’ve compiled for you. Check back as we may just find some more scrumptious things to add to our guide.
Welcome to the 2022 Holiday Gift ideas and Buying Guide – GOOD EATS
Our charcuterie board from Boarderie was a HUGE hit with family and friends. Gorgeous board filled with so many goodies. It arrived so well packaged. Even in the Florida heat it was ice cold, and the crackers were in a separate section of the box, so they were dry and crisp! A great company in my home state. If you are having a get together, or are invited to one and want to take a gift to the host / hostess, you can’t beat the ease and quality of ordering from Boarderie!
“Uniting everyday convenience with gourmet artistry, Boarderie is revolutionizing grazing, one keepsake board at a time. With nationwide overnight shipping, handcrafted quality and prearranged, ready-to-graze displays, we’re delivering a delightfully simple way to give and to share cheese and charcuterie.
At Boarderie, we love what we do, and it turns out our customers do, too. After a record-breaking first two years, we’re only just getting started. Join us and discover what’s inspiring people across the country to make the upgrade to an entirely new way to gift grazing.”
Sweet Chaos Popcorn
“You know that moment when you’re at your wits end? Like everything that can go wrong has? (Murphy’s Law, anyone?) Then, magically something happens: traffic clears, you get your project done just before the deadline, your kids run back into the house to tell you they love you…
Feeling just a little chaotic today?
Our new drizzled popcorn might be just the ticket. We pop our Non-GMO popcorn in Coconut Oil, adding just the right amount of Cane Sugar and Sea Salt, before we drizzle each piece with chocolatey, peanut buttery, or birthday cakey drizzles! Oh, by the way, did we mention that our Sweet Chaos drizzles are not only Gluten Free but they are also free from High Fructose Corn Syrup, Trans Fat, and Artificial Colors & Flavors?! Phew – that’s a lot! But guess what? We also work this magic in small kettles with real people who care about our product – Because we want to make sure that you get only the best snack!
Feeling extra chaotic?
Try our Original Mixes!
These have just a little extra for those days when really, everything but your underwear is burning down around you. These mixes are packed with Kettle Corn, Chocolatey Drizzle, Pretzels, and Candy pieces – they’ll definitely keep your taste buds guessing – but, in an oddly calm way. Even with all of that packed in, our mixes are Free From High Fructose Corn Syrup, Trans Fat and Artificial Flavors – because really, who needs those? *Side Note for our Gluten Free Friends: Even though our Drizzles are Gluten free, our mixes are not.
So whether its work, being your kids’ taxi, or just life that’s getting a little too crazy, we’re here for you – the perfect snack for on-the-go or binge watching your favorite show. Either way, when it all gets to be a little too much, grab a bag, take a breath, then a bite and remember to enjoy the chaos!”
“🍇Wine that looks good and tastes good
💃We deliver straight to you. Less hassle, more leisure.
Ladies of Leisure started at a vineyard on Long Island. A few of us were sipping wine while coming up with fun and funny wine names we wanted to see and buy, instead of traditional ones we encountered.
The desire was for something more exciting, bold and alive. Ladies of Leisure is just that.
The name Ladies of Leisure- a nod to relaxing summer weekends, is also a challenge to the old paradigm of what it means to be leisurely. Leisure is not about being entitled, spoiled, and lazy, or ignoring responsibilities. It’s about owning your personal time and using it to relax and recharge.
We are about approaching wine and life from both a relaxed and playful place and a bold and expressive place.
And of course, we’re also about great tasting wine.
There is more to life than tedium.
“Hijinx was founded by Chandini, a successful engineer who one day realized she had turned into a bloody boring adult: an adult who was struggling to balance work, family, volunteering, and too many seemingly important yet entirely non-memorable activities that could only be classified as “miscellany of adulthood”. Plagued with existential questions like, “are adults no different than gerbils who run all day on a wheel?“, she quit her job and moved to a yoga and meditation ashram in the middle of nowhere, McMinnville Tennessee. There, she embarked on a journey to rediscover her inner child…
…No,“she embarked on a journey to rediscover her inner child” is clichéd. She did though intentionally start celebrating “life and living” more often. While making these big changes and simultaneously adjusting to her new move to a small town, she missed a few things from her old life, like the tons of different and exciting ice cream flavors she used to enjoy in the big city.
And so, Hijinx was born!
Being an engineer, she reverse-engineered ice cream to remove the air and water out of it, so people like her could make any ice cream they wanted as long as they had a freezer to freeze it – no ice cream maker needed. Move over Scotland! You’re no longer the place with the spiciest ice cream in the world (Seriously? Scotland?!!)! Now she goes about making chai ice cream when it rains and ponders ways to grow her secret society of adults who “stop and smell the roses”.
A movement in favor of FUN
Hijinx as a brand represents and encourages adults to engage in the harmless, formative fun that defined your childhood, when beauty and strength were evidenced by the size of laugh and magnitude of joy. Do a non-adult activity that puts a big smile and a youthful glow on your face.
As a company, Hijinx strives to create exceptional products, with a mission. That’s why Hijinx ice cream mix is made in New Jersey with simple, high-quality ingredients. Plus, 1% of sales go to nonprofits that provide healing and support through the arts. We believe that creativity is endlessly therapeutic, and we hope to bring some creativity and childlike wonder back into the world.”
“Coffee Simplified. Fully Compostable. Certified B Corp. Making Quality Coffee Accessible. Experience incredible taste, anywhere, anytime!
STEEPED COFFEE® is the easiest way to make a perfect cup of coffee anytime, anywhere, in minutes. Take Your Moment — at home, work, or on the go. Steeped Single-Serve Coffee Bags are filled with 100% artisan roasted specialty coffee and are crafted for quality, convenience, and sustainability. Every proprietary Steeped Coffee Pack is pre-portioned, precision ground, and triple nitro-sealed for freshness within Guilt-Free Packaging that’s fully compostable, making every cup ethically sourced, sustainable, and delicious. Welcome to Coffee Simplified!”
Another company right here in sunny Florida…whoo-hoo. We received their delicious Congo Plantain Chips. So many wonderful flavors, but I think my fave is Garlic. Get individual bags, or by a variety pack of 12. Salted, Garlic and Ripe/Maduro. Congo Tropicals also offers up Plantains, Yellow Yams, Hawaiian Plantains, Dragon Fruit, Mamey, Mangosteen, Mango, Passionfruit, and more. Check out their blog for recipes!
“Congo, the best and most exclusive brand of tropicals!”
Delicious non-alcoholic wine…Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparking Rose’, Sparkling Wine, Rose’ along with Trio and Quartet Packs. Pour a glass, sit back, enjoy and relax! A fabulous Women Owned company. Find in some stores, or order directly from their website.
“Meet the non-alcoholic wine winning wine awards.
“Jøyus® is the first award winning non-alcoholic wine that tastes like wine, created by people that don’t drink. We’re not making fancy juice here people. This stuff tastes like the real thing, just with the alcohol removed. Jøyus® non-alcoholic wines not only taste like wine, but great wine. And we have the industry awards to prove it. In the country’s oldest and largest blind wine tasting we brought home both gold and bronze medals.”
Oh my goodness…their Traditional NAAN is soooooooo good. Just heated up, with butter and a little honey. YUM! They offer Pizza Crusts, Pita, and Flatbreads. They even have Cauliflower & Coconut Pizza Crusts and Flatbread! Be sure to check them out. Perfect for fun snacking and meals during the holidays.
“We are proud to be family-owned and operated. We use quality ingredients and traditional baking methods. We bake real bread with simple, non-GMO ingredients and never use artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. We don’t have time to take shortcuts and we never will.
Thanks to Atoria, bread means everything. It’s our passion. It’s our joy. And it’s our family tradition.”
May your holidays be as spicy and flavorful as the friends and family who will visit! Shop for Grilling Spices, Organic Seasonings, and Organic Seasonings & Blend. Check out the FreshJax Merchandise while you visit their website.
Ummmm, sometimes I’m at a loss for words. I would imagine that this would be a gift for someone unique on your shopping list? I would guess that their offerings would be quite the novelty at an adults only party.
“Indulging in beavers. Creator of cream filled chocolate beavers & appealing beaver merch. Get your hands on our beavers!”