Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

Posted by Olivia on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Finding the perfect gift for the special ones in your life can be difficult, and with the countdown on full-speed, the pressure is on. Worry not; we’ve got the perfect gift-giving guide for all your holiday needs. Find something deliciously olive from our gift store and find the perfect recipient for it.


For the Entertainer:

The Entertainer is always hosting a cocktail hour or dinner party, looking for new and festive ways to gather friends and loved ones around the house. Our Fiesta Dipping Sets will light up the entertaining table with colors and shapes fit for holding tapenades, oils, and sauces. Looking for something to fill those cute dipping sets? Our Dipping & Flavored Oils, of course—the Entertainer will complete the spread with breads, olives, and cheeses, no doubt! And to really top it off, indulge the Entertainer with our Let’s Have a Party! gift set, and let the whole party be taken care of!


For the Working Professional:

The Working Professional puts in long hours but still loves to come home and enjoy a fresh meal, even when in a pinch! Our Simply Salad gift box is a complete dinner solution—with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salad servers, and a recipe book, it will make dinners a breeze for the Working Professional. And our Olive Oil Sprayers make heart-healthy cooking easy; enjoy the convenience of cooking spray but with all the benefits of real olive oil. But the Working Professional may not have time to consider which olive oil is best—so give them all in our Extra Virgin Mini Sampler. And for another time-saving gift, try the Tapenade Wrap—with 3 jars of The Olive Press Tapenade, the Working Professional can make gourmet sauces, roasts, and pastas in no time.


For the Culinary Connoisseur:

The Culinary Connoisseur knows food, lives food, maybe even makes food for a living. But still, there are new discoveries to be found! Start with the difficult-to-find World Olive Encyclopedia, which gives an in-depth look at the history of olive growing around the world. Serve it with our VIP Collection of olive oils, which was featured on Oprah’s “O” List—the finest extra virgins for the finest Culinary Connoisseur! Round out the gifts with Artisan Italian Pastas, which are an absolute must-have for the serious artisanal cook.


For the Test Kitchen Scientist:

The Test Kitchen Scientist loves food, but more importantly, loves playing with food. Recipes have no boundaries, ingredients are meant to be experimented with, and the results are always an adventure. We absolutely insist on our Hot, Sweet, & Passionate gift set—created by an in-house olive oil mixologist, this combination of Olio Diavolo, Lime Olive Oil, and Passionfruit Vinegar is a wild hit with all of our customers, and it’s great for salads, meats, and whatever else  the Scientist may have in mind. To show off this and other culinary concoctions, check out our Oil & Vinegar Cruets—they’re a culinary take on the laboratory test tube, and far more attractive! Don’t forget our collection of Culinary Lavender, as well, which will give the Scientist more than enough options to play around with the sweetness of herbs in baking and cooking.4

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