The food lovers in my life are so fun to shop for. They appreciate opening up the delicacies that await them. After all, their primary love language is — FOOD! Check out these Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine ❤️ and pamper yourself with a delicious gift for you too!
Living in Sonoma Valley, there is an emphasis on supporting locally-owned businesses. These businesses grow and thrive with support from local residents, as well as tourists from all over the world. As much as Sonoma is a global destination, it is just as much a small farming community. The valley abounds with local, organic foods and vineyards that produce the fine wines of the region. In essence, at the heart of Sonoma is a family rooted value that honors the land, the people, and the harvest of this community. I dedicate this post to the local, family owned businesses of Sonoma Valley.
1. Wine Country Chocolates – Truffle Club
Wine Country Chocolates is the creation of the dynamic mother-daughter duo, Betty and Caroline Kelly. They make their “incomparable truffles” right here in Sonoma Valley with fresh truffles made daily. Wine Country Chocolates have two tasting rooms — the Plaza in downtown Sonoma and Jack London Village in Glen Ellen, where you can sample these divine truffles. I personally love the Cappuccino-Tiramisu truffles. A unique holiday gift idea from Wine Country Chocolates is a truffle club. Yes, a truffle club — where truffles are delivered direct to your door once a month or every two months. P.S. At the time of this writing, due to demand, new Truffle club sign-ups are on hold until 2023, yet you can still shop their delectable truffles. winecountrychocolates.com
2. Figone’s Olive Oil Co. – Olive Oils & Vinegars
Figone’s Olive Oil Co. is owned by the wonderful Figone Family since 1989. They have a rich history in Sonoma Valley producing premium quality, estate-bottled, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Visit their tasting room on the Square in downtown Sonoma for a complimentary tasting!
The Figone’s Olive Oil Co. olive oils and vinegars are the perfect holiday gift idea for the foodie in your life. Shop their variety of stunning olive oils and vinegars to gift a dose of love to your foodie. I personally love the Tuscan Blend EVOO and White Balsamic Vinegar figoneoliveoil.com
3. Salumeria Ovello – Gift Cards
I discovered this wonderful place as I was shopping for my husband’s birthday. Michelin star rated Italian chef, Andrea Marino, founded Salumeria Ovello 4 years ago with a passion for creating exquisite artisan salumi. The salumi is house-made with selections such as wild boar, lamb, and Tartufo Nero (Italian black truffles). There are whole cuts of pancetta, duck breast prosciutto, and so much more. This is an Italian foodie’s paradise.
This year, the rare and luxurious white and black truffles arrived from Italy. I bought a black truffle to shave over my husbands’s birthday pasta dinner. An added touch of luxury. Thank you Chef Andrea! I hope I receive a gift card for Christmas this year! 🇮🇹 ovellosonoma.com
4. Vella Cheese Company – Gift Boxes
Since 1931, Vella Cheese has been making their cheeses by hand in the founding building just a few blocks off the historic plaza in Sonoma, California. They are famous for their Vella Dry Jack cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. They have many gift boxes to choose from. I love their Box of Jacks – half pound blocks of Regular, Pesto, Jalapeño, & Garlic Original High Moisture Jack Cheese. Vella Cheese Company, with five generations of the Vella family, is still going strong. vellacheese.com
P.S. Read Holiday Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers to go with the Vella cheese!
5. Sonoma Food Tour – Food Tour Gift Certificate
This guided walking food tour is a foodie’s delight. Sonoma Food Tour is designed by locals who have lived in Sonoma for many decades. Each tasting is served from locally owned and operated establishments. The tour also includes a rich taste of the history of Sonoma and its charming Square. A gift certificate from Sonoma Food Tour makes an excellent holiday gift idea for the foodie in your life. https://www.sonomafoodtour.com
Treat yourself this holiday!