There are so many ways this holiday season to thank a host or a hostess with an edible gift made in Philadelphia and the surrounding region — which means there’s no reason to show up empty-handed to a party. Consider taking along one of these festive local gifts.
Boardroom Spirits makes a vodka flavored with fresh cranberries that’s perfect for crafting merry cocktails. It’s available for $24.99 at the Lansdale distillery and in Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores, as well as at Philadelphia’s Christmas Village and in Reading Terminal Market’s Pour Collective.
This season, Brooklyn’s Brins jam company collaborated with Di Bruno Bros. on a limited-edition “Holiday Orange” marmalade with flavors of cranberries, ginger, and warm spices. Your host might consider adding it to a cheese board. The marmalade sells for $10 at Di Bruno Bros. locations and online.
La Colombe coffee offers a seasonal blend, Northern Lights, a medium roast made from Guatemalan, Brazilian, and Colombian beans with notes of marzipan, cinnamon, and hazelnut. It’s available for $13 online only, where it can also be bought with a mug and fancy chocolate bar for $35.
The Pennsylvania General Store at Reading Terminal Market offers countless locally made sweet and savory snacks, like mini-pretzels covered in chocolate and decorated with swirls of red and green, $13.99 for a bag. Or consider dark peppermint nonpareils for $8.99.
In addition to its regularly sold mixed wine samplers, the Moore Brothers Wine Co. in Pennsauken offers customized wine sampler packages. Customers can choose from the store’s selection of artisanal wines with help from the knowledgeable staff and have bottles shipped to recipients, along with educational tasting notes and a greeting card. Contact info@moorebrothers or call 856-317-1177 for more information.