Edible Hostess Gifts for this Holiday Season

’Tis the season for party after party! For some of us that means a lot of last minute gifting stress, for others, their boxes have been wrapped with a bow on top for weeks, but an impromptu holiday party can pop up at any time. Be prepared to with our recommendations for edible hostess gifts that will stand out and say “thank you for having me” in a sweet, or savory, way.

Give The Gift of Zen: A Bag of Tea from Small Tea

Whether he/she is a yogi master or they can just use an extra bit of peace in the chaotic holiday season, a bag of Ayurvedic tea, a more than 5,000 year old practice, is the perfect gift of peace. 205 Aragon Avenue │ (786) 401-7189 │ www.smallteaco.com

A Touch of French Christmas Tradition: A Bûche de Noël from Chocolate Fashion

These yule log shaped cakes are a tradition from Belgium, France, Switzerland, Lebanon, but it’s originally a French tradition. At Chocolate Fashion they have five flavors of Bûche de Noël available – our pick is the Bûche de Noël Baltazar, a chocolate mousse trio with “white and dark chocolate” and a ganache on top. 248 Andalusia Avenue │ (305) 461-3200 │ www.chocolatefashiononline.com

That Extra Holiday Energy They Need: Coffee from A Specialty Purveyor in Coral Gables

Find a bag of holiday-pick-me-up coffee at Pasion del Cielo, Threefold Cafe, or Starbucks. Ask your barista to help you pick the perfect pound for your host or hostess to enjoy the morning after their soiree. 100 Giralda Avenue │ (305) 448-0007 │ www.pasiondelcielo.com 

For the Charcuterie Obsessed Hostess: An Elegant Cheese Knife Set

It may not be edible, but if you know a host who always has out a nice cheese to greet her guests, they’ll appreciate the Laguiole Cheese Knife Set from Aragon 101. 101 Aragon Avenue │ (305) 443-7335 │ www.aragon101.com

A Sweet Touch with an Unusual Spin: Janette & Co Macarons

Tiramisu, passion fruit, coconut white chocolate, coffee, pear dark chocolate, black currant, mango, red velvet, the list goes on and on at Janette & Co. Pick up a box in a variety of flavors for a hostess who loves sweets and can’t pick a favorite. 208 Miracle Mile │ (786) 542-1762 │ www.janetteandco.com

The Gift That Keeps Giving: Graziano’s Goodies

For the foodie in your life, stop by the market at Graziano’s and stock up on delicacies that a gourmand will appreciate. Ask the butcher for a few pounds of lamb sausage and pair it with a loaf of bread, a rich olive oil, jar of their signature chimichurri, and a bottle of Malbec from their stellar wine selection. What’s a better gift than tomorrow night’s dinner? 2301 Galiano Street │ (305) 460-0001 │ www.grazianosgroup.com

For The Trend Setter: A Bottle of Natural Wine from Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe

Wine is always in style, but the natural wine movement is bubbling over. Natural wine, an antique way of wine making that is sometimes described as “organic-plus” is opening up wine to whole new audiences and giving long-time enthusiasts something new to indulge in. Natural wine, already very popular in Paris and New York, can be hard to find in Miami but Wolfe’s has an impressive selection. Ask them for help if you’re new to the genre and they’ll be happy to lend a hand. 124 Miracle Mile │ (305) 445-4567 │ www.wolfeswines.com