It’s hard to believe the holidays are almost upon us – and with the joy they bring, the inevitable stress of picking gifts for family and friends! Not to worry – we’ve got everyone on your list covered, so you can focus on enjoying the season ahead.
1. For The Holiday Host
From a festive menu to decorations that dazzle, the host (or hostess!) has spared no detail to ensure you are well taken care of. What do you bring the person who’s already thought of everything? A bottle of wine to toast their efforts and generosity, of course! Make it a gift that gives by pairing with our exclusive FEED wine bag, which provides 5 school meals to children around the world. To show your host a little extra love, opt for a FEED wine bag set filled with goodies like jams, spreads, holiday sweets or olive oil.
Fun things for the home are are also an easy way to show some appreciation for the home you’ve been invited into. b.a.r.e soap is a feel-good luxury that we love, while our red bowl gift set is a perfectly festive and portable gift to bring to dinner (bonus – it’s filled with gingerbread boys and festive praline filled chocolates!).
2. For the Baker
For the person who loves a weekend baking spree – especially in winter, when comfort food calls – a linen-lined proofing basket or banneton, will give them a leg-up in their bread baking game. Pair this traditional baker’s tool with equally classic bread recipes from our cookbook.
If the baker on your list is a New Yorker, you can also send them to one of our baking classes. Added bonus? Maybe they’ll show off what they learn for you afterwards!
3. For the Coffee Enthusiast
From your busy friend who needs her morning boost to make it through the morning, to the self-proclaimed coffee connoisseurs whom local baristas know by their orders, help the coffee fiends in your life stay fueled with a stylish Keep Cup, or keep the caffeine flowing at home with a Chemex coffeemaker!
The simplest way to make your caffeinated kin happy? Coffee, of course. We’ve got you covered with our organic Peruvian coffee by the bag, or a curated set that has everything the coffee-lover needs for a buzzy morning.
4. For the Breakfast Believer
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Whether you know a perennial early riser, or someone who rises on chilly winter mornings solely at the thought of the inviting breakfast spread awaiting them, a decadent breakfast basket will set them up for a stellar start to the day. Jams, honeys and chocolate spreads – and two tartine boards – complete the set. All that’s missing is fresh bread.
5. For the Mindful Mademoiselle
Holistic lifestyle and a healthy dose of “om” may be all she needs to stay zen, but there are great gifts out there for even the most conscientious, grounded girl in your life. Stylish tote bags are perfect for when she hits the farmer’s market. Send good karma her way with our set of all her favorite organic snacks – caravan mix, crunola raw granola and an assortment of teas. Handmade and natural soap from the socially-conscious small business, b.a.r.e. soaps, is great for post-yoga pampering, while a Keep Cup will power her to her afternoon workout. Namaste!
6. For that very specific someone
This person isn’t picky – they’re discerning. And we all know it’s tough to find a perfect gift for someone with particular tastes. Make the gift perfectly personal by crafting your own gift set filled with their favorite things. Or, leave the guesswork aside and let them do the picking (or eating) with an LPQ gift card.
7. For the Chef-In-Training
Maybe they’re starting with the basics, maybe they’re attempting to tackle specialties from Le Bernadin. Either way, both of their kitchens require a pantry stocked with essentials. The LPQ cookbook offers plenty of recipes for whipping up an impressive spread – from breads and breakfasts, to hot dishes and desserts. Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar from Modena, grey sea salt and black pepper complete the set – and many of the recipes!
8. For the Serious Sweet-Tooth
Chocolate, praline and speculoos, oh my! Let’s be honest – during the holidays, nothing’s too sweet. Fill a FEED wine bag with holiday sweets (we love these praliné filled Belgian chocolates), or opt for this basket. Maybe keep it sweet and simple with a favorite spread.
Looking to stick to tradition? Pick up a bag of our classic Belgian speculoos cookies, or as we like to call them, “gingerbread boys,” back just in time for the sweetest season of all.
Feeling inspired? Head over to The Pantry or to your neighborhood Le Pain Quotidien and let us help you check those names off your list. Joyeuses Fêtes!
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