‘Tis the season for Holiday ham, roasted chestnuts, candied fruits, hot chocolate and plenty of bubbly — the cookies, cakes and pies are a given. We decided to put together a list of some last-minute holiday gifts that will put a big smile on the jolly one who climbs down your chimney.
We recently tested one of the many gift packages from Omaha Steaks. They offer many options for every budget and there is a last-minute incentive with speedy delivery. We recommend the Holiday Gift Sampler.
It comes with the following:
2 (6 oz.) Filet Mignons
4 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins
4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops
2 (4.5 oz.) Stuffed Sole with Scallops and Crabmeat
4 (4 oz.) Gourmet Burgers
8 (3 oz.) Gourmet Jumbo Franks
8 (3 oz.) Potatoes au Gratin
The filet mignon is tender and juicy and the top sirloins can be grilled to perfection with a marinade of Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, shallots, salt, pepper and a drop or two of honey.
If you aren’t in the mood for burgers, we discovered that the beef patties make an exceptional protein source in soups. Every elf loves the jumbo franks and the stuffed sole with scallops and crabmeat under the broiler makes for a quick and tasty meal. Just ask the very busy Mrs. Claus.
Look at their various gift packages here: http://www.omahasteaks.com/shop/
For the health conscious Santa on your list we suggest Matt’s Munchies. They use only the best organic, kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO ingredients in the market. With no added sugar, preservatives or artificial ingredients, each snack is only 100 calories or less per serving. They are hand-made in the USA and come in various fruit flavors: Apple, Banana Coconut and our favorite, Island Mango with coconut. Give Santa a healthy snack while making toys, feeding reindeer and wrapping all those gifts.
Check them out here: http://www.chefrobertsdirect.com
For the jolly guy with a sweet tooth, we recommend the Jacques Torres Chocolate’s Big Daddy Bar. It weighs over two pounds and takes a big guy to finish it on his own but it’s also great for sharing. Flavors come in dark, milk and white chocolate and can be purchased online for quicker delivery than a flying sleigh.
Every Santa love cookies and Dancing Deer adds an additional touch to their baked goods. 35% of the retail price is donated to One Family Inc. scholarship programs to help homeless and at-risk parents further their education. Every cookie gift package comes with a story about the impact of homelessness and how One Family Inc. works to prevent it.
Read more here: https://www.dancingdeer.com/index.cfm
Santa needs to stay awake during his distribution of gifts so we recommend Revelator Coffee. It used to be only available in the south but now thru mail order is accessible all the way up to the North Pole. There is a bonus: For every $50 purchased online between now and Dec. 31, shoppers get a $10 gift card to share or keep for themselves. Let’s all toast a caffeinated St. Nick.
Order here: http://www.revelatorcoffee.com
These are the best last-minute Santa gifts for 2015.