Cherry Chip BlossomsCherry Chip Blossoms from B.T. McElrath are a sweet stocking stuffer and great with after-dinner coffee. Photo by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.




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December 2008

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Gourmet Gift Stocking Stuffer Ideas

2008 Picks For Small Treats With Big Taste


Delicious things come in small packages...and at small prices, too. Our selections range from $4.80 to $10.70. And we have even more ideas: Check out our housewares stocking stuffers and prior year’s stocking stuffers.

Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them.


Best Friends Cocoa:
Artisan Dutch Cocoa


Give your best friend a Bag of best Friends Cocoa. Artisan blends of fine Dutch cocoa (the Bensdorp Royal Dutch  brand) deliver rich chocolate flavor and aroma, plus a choice of flavors. There’s Cinnamon Twist, Marshmallow Cloud  and Raspberry Truffle, plus Traditional for the traditionalists. We liked them all. The mixes are nonfat, so can be made with nonfat milk for fat-free diets.

  • Half Pound Bag
  • Pound Bag
  • Certified kosher by KVH

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Best Friends Cocoa
Nonfat, kosher and your choice of flavors.

B.T. McElrath:
Berry Poinsettia Chocolates


Inside these pretty poinsettias are red raspberry and black currant purées blended into white chocolate ganache, then encased in delicate layers of white and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate lovers can choose the Cherry Chip Blossoms (see photo at top of page) or the  70% cacao Magdalena Truffles, round chocolates with a dove design on the top. All are lovely to serve with after-dinner coffee.

  • Berry Poinsettias, Cherry Chip
    Blossoms or Magdalena Truffles

    5 Pieces

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Poinsettia Chocolate

Poinsettia Chocolate photo by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.


Gary West:
Bison, Elk & Steak Jerky


If you buy Gary West’s Mother Lode Sampler, you get seven individual packages of excellent jerky, each one a stocking stuffer (or be generous and give someone the entire sampler in a gift box). We carry these around in our bag (and keep them at the office) for a quick, high-protein energy snack. Each package has 5-80 calories, is low fat, and has 3g-5g carbs from the brown sugar used in the smoking. Read our review of Gary West Jerky, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Mother Lode Sampler
    7 Assorted Packages
    Other Samplers Available

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Two-ounce snack sizes of jerky. Photo by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.


Nutty Girl:
Mixed Seasoned Nuts


These boxed nuts make a great stocking stuffer, party favor or teacher gift (and the empty box is so cute, we can’t bear to throw ours away). They're also heart-healthy, give or take a wee bit of salt, butter and sugar. The original mix combines fresh-roasted almonds, pecans and walnuts with dried cranberries. The sweet mix adds semisweet chocolate chips. Read more about the Nutty Girl, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • 6-Ounce Gift Box

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Nutty Girl

A larger size is also available. Photo by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.



See’s Candies:
Cinnamon Lollipops

These seasonal specialties have a festive holiday cinnamon flavor that is spicy but not too hot (the brown sugar and butter mellow them out, so they’re not sizzling like Red Hots). We enjoyed stirring them in our cocoa, coffee and tea.

  • Box Of 8 Pops
  • Certified Kosher by KSA

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Cinnamon Lollipops


Sticky Fingers:
Holiday Scone Mixes

These all-natural English scone mixes are a delightful gift. Just add water and bake, and the recipient has warm and fragrant scones better than can be bought, for breakfast, brunch or tea. Holiday flavors include Cinnamon Raisin, Peppermint Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Cranberry, Pumpkin Spice and Spiced Eggnog; there are more delectable standard flavors, too, including Apricot and Lemon Ginger. Read our review of Sticky Fingers Scone Mixes.

  • 15-Ounce Bag
  • Certified kosher (dairy) by OU

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Christmas Scones
Just add water and bake: They’re delicious. Photo by Elizabeth Acquavella | THE NIBBLE.

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