We’re turning the spotlight on food-centric gifts over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas. Fruit, coffee, cheese, kitchen gadgets, various cuts of meat, jellies, cakes, even specialty olive oils will be part of the mix. Whether you’re looking to enhance your holiday spread, or surprise your favorite uncle (who also happens to be a fantastic cook), we’ve got something to whet your appetite.
The holidays are in full swing, meaning it’s time to stuff your face with lardaceous meals while guiltlessly dozing off to back-to-back Christmas films on Turner Classic Movies. It’s the only time of the year (aside from your birthday, maybe) when this kind of behavior is not only celebrated, but encouraged. Grocery store shelves are overflowing with seasonal treats, and suddenly everyone you know is a baker (usually with a little help from Pillsbury). It’s all whimsey and delight until the time comes to squeeze into your New Year’s Eve outfit, you know, the one you bought in the summer when your daily routine consisted of an hour and a half of tennis.
The fruit and veggie slingers at The Gem juice bar understand the struggle, and have put together a selection of cleanses and care packages for the holidays. There’s the “Custom Shot Five Pack” with a juice for every day of the work week, a smoothie kit which includes a jar of coconut manna, a bag of raw cacao and maca, raw Happy Hemp Seeds, Amazing Meal protein packet, chia seeds and GEM Smoothie recipes, and health consulting session gift cards.