Still searching for a present that will satisfy your sweet-toothed loved one? To help make the process easier, GR|MAG has collected six unique holiday gift ideas from local businesses around Grand Rapids. From wine to sea salt caramel, check out these sweet treats and decide which ones you want to give and which ones you want for yourself.
Be the best gift giver with a dessert wine from Aperitivo. Toss in some cheese, crackers, jams, honey, curds and jars of butter for a flawless feast. Try Rivesaltes, the French fortified wine that has a caramel and vanilla flavor with hints of oak and toasted almonds, or choose Giocato Jongleur Brut, a drier Slovenian sparkling wine. Both options are perfect ways to wash down any holiday dessert.
Pecan Caramel Chocolate Truffle Tart
Homemade desserts make the most delectable presents. Not a baker? No problem. The French Tarte offers a Pecan Caramel Chocolate Truffle Tart during this holiday season. Filled with caramel, toasted pecans and chocolate ganache, this tart will have everyone wanting a slice.
We all know someone who loves to cook. Why not surprise them with a cooking class? The Downtown Market offers a variety of cooking classes each month. Cooking with Craft Beer on Jan. 20 is great for that sweet-toothed beer enthusiast. This beer-inspired class will teach the community how to make a refreshing seasonal salad with a pale ale vinaigrette, delicious brown ale-braised chicken and rich chocolate stout cupcakes.
Insulated Travel Bag
Give a gift that keeps on giving with Furniture City Creamery’s Insulated Travel Bag. Be the first to shop Furniture City Creamery’s holiday pint sale and fill the bag with discounted pints, ice cream sandwiches, pie slices and ice cream tacos. Stay tuned throughout 2019 for special added perks created just for those who purchase this holiday item.
Coffee Gift Pack
Coffee lovers will be jumping for joy when they receive this holiday gift bag from Madcap Coffee. This special pack includes a Not Neutral Madcap diner mug, a unisex Third Coast Pocket Tee and a bag of Holiday Fusion coffee that blends flavors of floral, cranberry, lime and milk chocolate.
Helliemae’s Sea Salt Caramel
Curb any sweet craving with a gift of Helliemae’s Sea Salt Caramel available at Art of the Table. Made with cane sugar, real cream and sea salt, Art of the Table recommends this delicious sauce poured on ice cream, pound cake and coffee. You can even enjoy a spoonful by itself.
*Main photo courtesy of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. All other photos courtesy of individual organizations.