During the holiday season you are most likely going to attend a gathering at someone’s home. Which may result in you wracking your brain for something to bring. Whether you are looking to contribute to the meal or thank the host it is nice gesture that will get you invited back! Here are some perfect last minute ideas that are way cooler than the typical bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. Better yet, they are all companies local to the tri-state area.
If you have an ice cream fanatic in your life or just a lover of mini deserts, Mochdoki is the perfect Christmas surprise. Mochi is a unique desert that has sweet rice flour dough that is wrapped around ice cream. Not only is it delicious, but also the ice cream being wrapped in dough gives a fun chewy texture. Mochidoki has many different flavors that go beyond green tea, vanilla, and chocolate. There are some really funky flavors such as Lychee Colada, Ginger Zing and Black Sesame. The salted caramel mochi disappeared in my house in a matter of days!
Find out more about where you can purchase Mochidokie: https://mochidoki.com/
Sail Away Coffee
This coffee company may be based in New York but they are committed to trading directly with farmers in many different coffee regions around the world. Their cold brew coffee is roasted and brewed in New York. In addition, they offer blends from Kenya, Costa Rica, and Ethiopia to name a few. Grab one of their gift sets complete with their nifty Camp Style Coffee mug for the coffee lover in your life.
Find out more about Sail Away Coffee here: http://sailawaycoffee.com/
This gift may not be edible but it will bring joy to any food lover. These tech accessories help you personalize your phone by declaring your love for pizza, doughnuts, and cookies in the form of decals. Customize your home buttons with sushi or your favorite candy. If you want to make sure no one mistakes your allegiance to burgers, stick one to the back of your phone or laptop.
Find out more about iDecoz : http://www.idecoz.com/
Try the World
If you can’t splurge on a fancy trip abroad you can still give someone a taste of adventure with Try the World subscription boxes. Each subscription box is curated by a notable chef in order to provide you with 7 items that will help you experience a different culture. Every two months you will receive a box from a new country. Past boxes have been centered on Spain, Japan, and France. This is not only the gift that keeps on giving, but it also gives you a sense of adventure. The boxes also have a culture guide complete with recipes and even a playlist to help you fully immerse yourself in the designated country!
Find out more about Try the World: www.trytheworld.com