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Holiday gifts to nourish your soul!

As the holiday season is fast approaching now's a great time to start thinking about holiday gifts that will nourish the soul. Whether it's your soul that needs some extra love during the hustle and bustle of it all, or if your looking for the perfect gift to tell someone "hey, it's time for a break" I have just what you're looking for and more!

Ott Coffee sells both a Relaxation and Productivity series of CBD-infused full-spectrum hemp coffee. Each bag ($22 for 4oz) is designed to provide the caffeine effects we all know and love, minus the dreaded jitters and crash. CBD is known for promoting relaxation and motivation, while reducing anxiety, inflammation, depression, and pain. Ott Coffee’s organic Colombian coffee is sourced from 'Barrett’s Micro-Roast Coffee.' Barrett’s has been serving the Austin area for over 20 years with fine organic coffee from Colombia, Costa Rica, and Ethiopia. Additionally, Ott Coffee donates a percentage of their proceeds to help the homeless population in Austin, Texas.

Artesão Cookie Molds offer a vast selection of custom designed and handcrafted flexible user-friendly cookie molds that encourage families to explore cookie creativity together. Their line of mini molds are perfect for smaller hands that love to have fun in the kitchen. Simply press dough into the mold cavity, peel the flexible mold off the dough, and you've got cookies with instant character! Recipes are included and an Artesão Cookie Mix is available as well. Each Artesão Mold comes gift-ready in a cotton drawstring bag and includes Use & Care instructions along with Susan's Favorite Recipe.

Jali Fruit Co. offers you an all-natural sun-dried fruit snack with no added sugars or preservatives so it makes the perfect snack for adults and kids all through the holidays! Gift givers can also learn about different cultures and people around the world through our Find My Farm QR code! We work with rural women farmers and cooperatives in Africa and the Caribbean to grow and dry the fruit and because we work directly with them, we're able to pay them 7x their average daily wage. So this gift is also the perfect way to feel good about the money you're spending this holiday season!

Tropical Fruit Box procures tropical and exotic fruits from all over the world and delivers them directly to the customer’s door. Founded in Fall 2019, the online home delivery resource for exquisite and rare fruits and roots sources fresh tropical and exotic fruits from local family farms in the fertile soils of mostly Florida, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Fruit lovers can choose from single fruit boxes or curated variety boxes with freshness guaranteed delivery in the continental U.S. All Tropical Fruit Box orders are paired with fruit reference cards and authentic food and drink recipes curated by Chef collaborators.

Sweet Chaos is the perfect mix of your favorite sweet & salty snacks… especially their Seasonal offerings that include Iced Gingerbread and Peppermint Crunch! Sweet Chaos Drizzles are Gluten Free, made with Non-GMO popcorn, and have NO artificial colors or flavors. Handmade kettle corn made by real people. Sweet Chaos is the perfect snack for on-the-go or binge watching your favorite show. Non-GMO popcorn is popped in Coconut Oil, with just the right amount of Cane Sugar and Sea Salt, and then drizzled with chocolatey, peanut buttery, or birthday cakey drizzles!

Tasty and delicious… the perfect stocking stuffer! Wiley Wallaby has debuted their Holiday Treat Bag featuring chewy and soft licorice that satisfies your craving for a sweet treat! Fat free, vegan, and does not contain artificial colors and flavors. The Classic Red Licorice is thick, chunky and super-soft, making this gourmet licorice a favorite!

Sourced from small family farms, The Baconer's responsibly-raised pork yields richly-flavored, tender bacon prioritizing exceptional quality, innovative bacon cuts and chef-driven flavors for a new generation of home cooks and foodies. They even offer a sampler box for those that aren't quite ready to commit to a "full-sized" box.

It's easy to put a different twist on traditional holiday favorites with duck from Maple Leaf Farms. Duck breast is a red meat option that's as lean as chicken breast, and duck fat adds delicious flavor and richness to any classic holiday dish. So if you're looking for something new and tasty in place of turkey this year duck is a great alternative!

Sometimes sticking with something simple, yet unique is the way to go when you're snacking at home, or gifting snacks. For the Herr family, Christmas has always been a time for gathering, sharing gifts and celebrating the joy of Christmas. Visit the HERR'S Holiday Treat Shoppe for some tasty sweet and salty treats just like these.

HERR'S Replica of the famous Herr's® Delivery Truck filled with 42 single serve assortment of snacks. Dimensions 18 x 9-1/2 x 12-1/2

HERR'S 3-1/2 gallon, reusable RETRO TIN filled with assorted chips or snacks.

Celebrate the holidays with a delightful Christmas Tree Basket from Cookies con Amore packed with a 1.5 lb. assortment of Cookie Con Amore favorites.  Perfect for serving family and friends or as a gift that everyone will love! Baked with care, rich and irresistible, their handmade Italian cookies are inspired by old-fashioned recipes that can be traced back five generations. Uniquely Italian, their cookies contain the best ingredients available and are packed fresh directly from our ovens to your table.

Tentera's single-serving pour-overs is coffee you don't have to feel guilty about drinking.  Single Serving pour-overs are perfect for the busy coffee lover.  The single-serving pour-over pouch replaces quick brew pod coffee with eco-friendly and better-tasting coffee.  These eco-friendly with recyclable aluminum casing and biodegradable bags.   With high-quality beans, Tentera coffee drinkers won't have to endure the unhealthy side effects of drinking low-grade coffee.

People's Choice Jerky Boxes are a great way to sample a variety of delicious, handmade jerky snacks, making it the ultimate gift for any jerky lover. Each jerky gift box is curated with the best beef jerky. The Simple & Savory Jerky Box is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Each flavor is on the milder side, so no need to worry about that picky eater or sensitive snacker. This jerky sampler box features 4 delicious protein snack packs from the fan-favorite Classic line, Tried & True Old Fashioned line, and adventurous Tasting Kitchen line.

A family-owned small business, Pop on the Block offers more than 50 flavors to entice all palates with spicy, savory, and sweet concoctions such as pumpkin pie, cotton candy, buffalo wing, cinnamon whiskey, watermelon, bacon cheddar, almost naked (for those that prefer no flavoring), and many more. They even have fun Halloween and pumpkin creations. We use high-quality, non-GMO, and Kosher ingredients at our gourmet popcorn store. In addition to our various flavors, we offer bundled party favors and assorted gifts and baskets for popcorn and novelty chocolate lovers.

Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey has added two new raw honey varieties to its product line just in time for the holiday season: Brazilian Wild Mint and Brazilian Christmas Berry. Wild Mint is very desirable for its mild earthy aroma with a slightly sweet earthy flavor and a mild mint finish.  Tea lovers really enjoy this honey and it is also very soothing for a sore throat.

Christmas Berry also know as Aroeira or Pink Pepper tree is used as a medicinal plant.  During the bloom the trees typically lose all of their leaves and are covered with flowers. A very resilient plant that is a great resource and can survive in very dry conditions. This organic honey is very dark in color with an aroma of black pepper and slight bitterness of chocolate. Great for baking, eating on a spoon, and a wonderful addition homemade BBQ sauce.

The Spice Lab’s Barbecue Seasoning Collection makes great a gift for those who like to cook and try new tastes and flavors. Set includes 4 Shaker Jars of one each of the following: Bad to the Bone, Sweet Rib Rub, Smokey Pecan Rib Rub and, Ancho Chili & Coffee.

And for tequila lovers, the new Salt Shooters Gift Set with four Himalayan salt shot glasses, serving tray and ceramic dish is the perfect gift. These uniquely hand-made Himalayan shot glasses have the finely veined, translucent appearance of rose quartz and are carved from the finest quality, food grade Pink Himalayan salt.

Elegance redefined from Laumière Gourmet Fruits! Le Cadeau Parfait is a stunningly crafted collection of dried fruits and nuts that is a marvel to behold. Featuring caramelized pecans, a medley of apricots with raisins, Caramelized pistachios that include figs, and more! Make a smooth transition into the season with this beautifully adorned gift box.

Steeped, Inc., based in Santa Cruz, California, is a B-Corp (Benefit Corporation) focused on every detail from farm-to-cup and beyond, to bring people the most convenient, highest quality, and sustainably packaged products available. Steeped Coffee sets a new standard for single-serve brewing methods, one that combines convenience and quality all within Guilt-Free Packaging. The proprietary Steeped Brewing Method delivers 100% freshly roasted, precision ground, and nitro sealed specialty coffee pre-portioned within Steeped Full Immersion Filters. Steeped Coffee is the simplest way to make a perfect cup of coffee by just adding water.

Don't let the cold stop you from splurging a little this holiday season! So Delicious Dairy Free has an updated line of Light Frozen Desserts – a revamp of their original frozen mousse line. Each flavor has a smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture and is only 330 calories or less per pint. Light Frozen Desserts that are creamy, fluffy and dairy-free. Delight in incredibly tasty flavors swirled with light frozen dessert. Heck, go ahead and enjoy it all. It's not just delicious, it's So Delicious.

Mary's Gone Crackers proves that healthy snacks need never lack in flavor! Focused on impeccable quality and taste, Mary’s products speak for themselves with their delectable, unique texture and flavor profiles which can only be accomplished by carefully baking whole, organic ingredients to toasted perfection. Crafted with whole ingredients such as brown rice, quinoa, flax and sesame seeds, each cracker is the perfect pairing of toasty flavor and crunchy goodness. All of Mary’s snacks are certified organic, gluten free, allergen friendly, and vegan to fuel active, health conscious, and epicurean lifestyles with delicious and nutritious snacks.

Nature’s Path’s products are always Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified with premium taste and quality ingredients. With protein and fiber dense options, Nature’s Path never compromises on flavor when achieving a well-balanced, nutrient dense breakfast. Their product offerings include granolas, cereals, oatmeal, and more, all manufactured with their core mission to leave the earth better than it was found.

KÖE is the only kombucha that’s fruit-forward, USDA Organic and packed with probiotics. KÖE was created for non-kombucha drinkers - people seeking a delicious, functional, sparkling beverage without the vinegary taste. KÖE is available in five flavors that are vegan, gluten-free, and certified Kosher. Made with black tea, natural fruit flavors, no artificial ingredients, and 100% organic cane sugar, each contains billions of live probiotic cultures and 15mg of caffeine. Formulated with just 9g sugar and 35 calories in a shelf-stable can, KÖE is the perfect on-the-go companion.

Perfect Hydration (pH Water) is a 9.5+ pH alkaline water with electrolytes, purified to its cleanest form by a 9-stage filtration process, and enhanced through a proprietary alkalizing process. Common foods such as meat, dairy and coffee drive your body’s natural pH to acidic levels, creating an environment for inflammation and disease. High pH alkaline water, like Perfect Hydration, helps support your body’s natural pH of 7.4 and battles the acidic diet side effects. Perfect Hydration offers one-liter and 20-ounce bottle sizes, and they recently launched a 1.5-liter, one-liter six-pack, and one-gallon bottle.

We have all different products and flavors that satisfy our need to crunch. Shrewd Food is a family of snackers who want to share their nutritious and delicious snacks with the world. They have 5 lines of products ranging from the most-loved protein puffs to the newest line, protein dippers, and keto dippers. Their crunchy and satisfying protein puffs come in 7 awesome flavors: Brick Oven Pizza, Baked Cheddar, Nacho Cheese, Sour Cream & Onion, Sriracha Cheddar, Strawberries & Cream, and Cookies & Cream! In addition they have Protein Croutons in the zesty Parmesan-Herb flavor. For the shrewd chocoholics out there they’ve created the decadent Protein Dippers which are offered in two rich, chocolatey flavors: dark chocolate and milk chocolate. To satisfy the Shrewd cookie lover in you, they now have two protein cookies with impressive stats that are offered in two amazingly yummy flavors: oat & chip and oat & berry. Through their newest addition to the functional food category, they have also crafted a new product line for those following a ketogenic way of life! Keto Dippers come in two mouthwatering flavors: dark chocolate and milk chocolate.

Your kids' stockings need stuffing, and instead of filling them with super-sized sweets, why not opt for a fun, fruity option? On a mission to support our kids’ immune systems at a time when they need it most, Slammers Snacks has launched a line of organic crushed superfood smoothie snacks with an immunity ingredient - Wellmune® - in flavors like Strawberry & Acai (Awesome); Blueberry & Yumberry (Chill'N); Orange Mango (Epic).

Visit my main Holiday Gift Guide page for even more great ideas!

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