Holiday Gift Ideas 2017

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This time of the year there are three kinds of people in the world. 1) Those that get way out in front of the entire ordeal that is “The Holidays,” they finish their shopping by November 15th, put the tree up, make the turkey, post it all to Facebook and have that same tree down by noon on December 26th. 2) Those that wait until The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wraps up in order to get into the holiday spirit and start knocking out their list of shopping here and there, On-line or in person. Then there is person number 3. This person give lots of thought to what they’d like to grab for their significant other at Christmas. Narrowing that list down is a task unto itself. Actually getting to the store to kick some tires? Well, that might just happen some time after December 22nd. At which point, most of the getting has been got. Have no fear, because I fit firmly into one of those three aforementioned categories, I am looking out for you. Food lover in your life? I’ve got a short list of some oldies but goodies as well as some new twists on holiday cheer.

*Gift Baskets from NLaws Produce  – Our friends at NLaws started an at home produce delivery service this year. Incredible convenience if you aren’t sure what to grab for a friend, a co-worker perhaps or a neighbor. Not only can you include some of their fruit in a basket, but you can also choose from any number of locally made products in there as well. Savannah Bee Company, Savannah Coffee Roasters, Salt Table, River Street Sweets and much more. Best part? You can shop them all on-line and have it delivered. They’ll just think you drove all over town for a true Taste of Savannah. They take corporate orders as well. How about a sweetener? I can get you 10% off by using promo code: LIKEIT click here for more.

*Coffee Gift Bags – Coffees are very popular at the holidays. They travel/ship well and give a local flavor to whoever you’d like share a cup of joe with. Near or far. We have some fabulous coffee roasters in this city with PERC and Savannah Coffee Roasters being the two most popular. Each of those, obviously offer lots of holiday gift options, but how about you get everyone in on the game. Include a bag from Blends Coffee Boutique on Broughton Street and Cup to Cup on Abercorn downtown. They all do a great job and it would be nice to offer someone the most Savannah coffee variety you can. I think that is a unique gift that you don’t see many other places.

*Pints of Leopold’s Ice Cream – Yes, Leopold’s ships their pints. They have been doing so for a couple of years now. We know how popular they are. We also know how wonderful the ice cream is. But seriously, is there a better way to bring a smile to a loved one’s face half way across the country if they grew up with Leopold’s Ice Cream? Probably not. There is a 4 pint minimum to ship, but they put a tremendous amount of care into packaging and shipping in order to ensure that the product that shows up at your loved one’s door is just the same as if they had picked up a pint to go on Broughton Street. Click here for more

*Darin Shenert’s Kitchen Table – The best kept becoming less and less of a secret in Savannah when it comes to anything food. Darin’s shop near the intersection of Abercorn and Victory Drive is a beautiful state of the art facility used primarily for cooking classes and things like that. What most people don’t realize is that that he has a full blown retail space up front. It’s not small either. After Kitchenware Outfitters closed in the 12 Oaks Shopping Plaza, Darin’s space became the best location in Savannah to get not only specialized kitchen tools (whether in stock or ordered) but you can also get your questions answered about exactly what it is that you need. Let’s see Amazon top that. Chef Darin knows his stuff. Pay him a visit.  He also offers gift certificates for instruction or merchandise as well.

*Eat It and Like It’s Fried Chicken and Champagne Dinner -Shameless promotion? Perhaps. I will tell you, however, that this event is unique. And a perfect surprise gift for the guy who’s lovely lady loves champagne but he doesn’t know where to take her without breaking the bank. This is our 2nd year holding this event. It’s fantastic and it’s right downtown Savannah at the B Historic Savannah Hotel on Montgomery Street. Chef Will Herrington’s Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken will have you talking about it for days. The bubbles we will pour? Same thing. All you can eat and drink for one price. $63.00. It will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018. 7pm. Tickets and more information here.

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Jesse

jesse@eatitandlikeit.com'

Eat It and Like It launched in Savannah, Georgia with television personality Jesse Blanco as the host. His passion for food and travel has made Eat It and Like It a two-time EMMY nominated program about contemporary and traditional Southern food.

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jesse@eatitandlikeit.com'

Eat It and Like It launched in Savannah, Georgia with television personality Jesse Blanco as the host. His passion for food and travel has made Eat It and Like It a two-time EMMY nominated program about contemporary and traditional Southern food.

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