A Foodie Gift Basket

I love it when a fellow foodie has a birthday. In January my boss (and faithful blog reader) had a birthday, and I’d been planning just what I put in my the box of foodie deliciousness several months in advance.

So, let’s get started. First you need a fun box. I used one with artsy Parisian cafe scenes. Second, some standard filling for all your goodies to rest in. Then comes the fun part.

Herbs, Salt, Tea, Sugar
Herbs, Salt, Tea, Sugar

These glass test tubes I purchase through Amazon are just perfect for adding herbs, salts, teas and sugars to. The French Thyme came from one of our local haunts Savory Spice Shop in Southend. The Lime Sea Salt and Raspberry Sugar from the Tea and Spice Exchange in Greenville, SC. Lastly, the Ceylon Waltz Tea came from Adagio Teas. (See previous post here.)

Macaroons... Oh la la!
Macaroons… Oh la la!

These gorgeous macaroons were ‘collected’ at one of our favorite french bistro’s in the South Park area of Charlotte… Cafe Monte’s.

Rosemary Baguette, Chocolate and Original Croissant and French Peach Preserves.
Rosemary Baguette, Chocolate and Original Croissant and French Peach Preserves.

These lovely bread, pastries and preserves were purchased at Whole Foods, also located in the South Park area.

Recipe cards, Herbs de Provence Olive Oil.
Recipe cards, Herbs de Provence Olive Oil.

Recipe cards are a must for any foodie, and the Herbs de Provence Olive Oil (from Palmetto Olive Oil Co in Greenville, SC) is delicious on just about anything!

A fun way to tell your gift recipient what's in the box. It can also serve as a little reminder once it's all gone.
A fun way to tell your gift recipient what’s in the box. It can also serve as a little reminder once it’s all gone.

Now time to wrap it all up!

All wrapped up in a bow, with a sprig of rosemary.
All wrapped up in a bow, with a sprig of rosemary.

Hope I’ve provided you with some inspiration for your next foodie gift!

~thefoodie

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “A Foodie Gift Basket

  1. Now I must say this is the best post you have made since you are referencing me! 🙂 I can attest to the fact that this was an awesome gift and so much more meaningful because of all the thought and time that was put into it. Everything has been delicious! Still trying to decide a good use for the fun Parisian style box but it will hit me one of these days. 🙂 Thank you so much!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s