Presents Under The Candy Tree: Little Gifts, Big Impact

Stocking stuffers. Party favors (maybe next year). Tokens of affection. Whether you're snagging tchotchkes for relatives you only see twice a year, or padding out the number of gifts for your favorite person, small gifts send a big message: I was thinking of you. From classic holiday candy to infused cooking oils to Parisian confections, we've got a little something for everyone on your list.

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This year, our lineup of giftables includes a curated collection of chocolates and candies, but we’re adding some goodies for the culinarily-inclined folks in your life, too! We’ve written about organic, non-GMO pasta made with Italian heirloom grains before, but as you might remember, Bona Furtuna got their start as an olive farm. Their highly giftable collection of infused oils is made from the Biancolilla Centinara olive, an heirloom variety of olive that was nearly extinct before Bona Furtuna worked to revive it. Any cook in your life, from the excitable novice to the veteran chef, is sure to be charmed by these handsome little bottles. Choose from garlic-infused, basil-infused, or Bon Furtuna’s signature extra virgin olive oil

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As for satisfying a sweet tooth, we already know you come to us for high quality sweets from near and far, so we upped the ante and brought in chocolates from Chapon Chocolatier. Chapon has been making fine chocolates and other confections in Paris since 1985, with a craft so honed it’s literally award-winning. Their decadent advent calendars sold out before we could even announce them in this post, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed out! For the chocolate purists in your life, the Pure Origin Collection is a 36-piece world tour of Patrice Chapon’s 12 favorite sources for single origin chocolate, complete with tasting notes in both French and English. Chapon’s Canelas are a winning combination of nougatine (nougat's darker, crunchier sibling made of caramelized sugar), a fluffy hazelnut praliné, and an ultra-thin coating of dark chocolate. When we say winning, we do mean it—these won Bronze in the European 2018 International Chocolate Awards, and took Gold this year at the French 2020 International Chocolate Awards! (For the chocolate nay-sayers in your life, don’t worry, they’ve covered too.) 

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Infused oils and French bonbons aren’t our only offerings for the season, of course! You’ll find beautiful box sets from OmNom, as well as classic caramels and candies from producers closer to home like Dick Taylor, RitualMayana, and Hammond’s in our Holiday Gift Guide collection, all available for same-day delivery, whether to you or local loved ones. 

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If you’re well and truly stumped, or even shorter for time, there’s an even easier way to show friends and family—near and far—some Brooklyn love. Check out our collection of curated holiday gift baskets, chock full of the delicious, locally made goods you know and love, and get them delivered locally or shipped nationally!