By Analiese Paik
This is the third installment in our 2014 Holiday Green Food Gift Guide.
Each holiday season we look for special gifts under $25 for the teacher, babysitter, music instructor, tutor, coach, mother’s helper, massage therapist and anyone else who’s been especially kind, thoughtful, and helpful during the year. Everyone loves the gift of fine food and Olivette is a convenient destination for buying a wide selection of epicurean gifts under $25, many of which are organic, and special gifts for olive oil and balsamic lovers from $12 to $75. Olivette has stores in Darien and Westport and will wrap and ship gifts for customers. If you can’t make it to the stores, place your order online and Olivette will ship it to you or the recipient.
Organic, Belgian Hot Chocolate on a stick
Simply stir the hot chocolate stick into a cup of hot milk and watch as the chocolate melts to create a creamy cup of decadent hot chocolate.
Organic Milk Chocolate Stick – $2.99
Organic Dark Chocolate Stick – $3.99
Belgian Organic Chocolates: Nirvana Organic Dark
Made with love in Belgium, Nirvana Belgian chocolate bar is USDA Organic and Fair Trade certified. This gourmet dark chocolate bar is handcrafted by passionate, world-class artisanal chocolatiers in Belgium who have mastered the divine art of combining the purest organic and fairly traded cocoa beans with a perfect balance of organic, gmo-free ingredients. Each smooth dark chocolate bar is made with organic 72% cacao Trinitario cocoa beans grown in the Dominican Republic by fair trade certified cocoa farmers. $5.99 each
Nirvana Organic with Nuts
Made in Belgium and also USDA Organic and Fair Trade certified, this gourmet dark chocolate bar packs a crunch with its triple medley of whole roasted organic almonds, walnuts and pistachios! Each bar is made with organic 72% cacao Trinitario cocoa beans grown in the Dominican Republic by fair trade certified cocoa farmers. $5.99
Mini Olive Oil and Balsamic Set
Olivette selected two of their most popular flavor pairings and created unique tasting gifts festively packed in 60 ml (2 oz.) bottles. Pairings available this season: Herbs de Provence Infused Olive Oil + Lavender Dark Balsamic or Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil + Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic. Each pairing includes a card with description and usage suggestions. These are perfect for stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, or hostess gifts. $12.00 each set
EVOO Dipping Dish and Dipping Herbs Set:
Olivette’s most popular holiday gift includes one 375ml Ultra-Premium EVOO, one handmade Spanish Cazuela dipping dish and one jar of Olivette’s own varieties of organic olive oil dipping herbs. Add the EVOO to the cazuela, top with the dipping herbs and enjoy dipping with your favorite crusty bread. $30.00
Organic Fig marmalade
Olivette’s Organic Greek Fig Marmalade is made according to a Messinian recipe with organic fresh figs picked in May. It is created in limited quantities without any artificial flavoring or preservatives. It is best enjoyed on a cheese plate, as a glaze for pork, as a topping for Greek yogurt or spread on your morning toast. $19.99
Dolfin Chocolate Gift Box
The perfect gift for any chocolate lover, this 24-piece Belgian sampling box has individually wrapped Neapolitan squares of: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with Pink Peppercorn, Dark Chocolate with Lavender, Milk Chocolate with Cinnamon, Milk Chocolate with Coffee, Dark Chocolate with Orange, Dark Chocolate with Earl Grey Tea, Dark Chocolate with Nougatine, Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Dark Chocolate with Lemon. $13.99
EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar Pairing Set
Explore Olivette’s endless combinations of oil and vinegar to come up an unbeatable pairing that is sure to delight any foodie this holiday season. Choose a great gift based on your own favorite flavor combinations or select one of our most popular pairings.
1 pairing combination – $25.00 – $35.00 in Olivette signature gift bag
The Perfect Vinaigrette Gift Box
Time to bring some sophistication to the kitchen with Olivette’s consummate Champagne Vinaigrette Gift Box. It’s easy to make and versatile enough that it will complement any salad; recipe card included. This gift set includes a 375 ml bottle of Ultra – Premium EVOO, a 375 ml bottle of French Champagne Vinegar, a jar of French Sel Gris, a jar of Fallot Classic Dijon Mustard and a jar of Red Bee Alfalfa Honey in kraft gift box with our Holiday themed green bow and gift card. $75.00
Visit Olivette online at www.olivettect.com
Olivette Darien • 1084 Post Road • Darien, CT 06820 • (203) 621-0643
Olivette Westport • 24 Railroad Place • Westport, CT 06880 • (203) 635-6105