The holiday season can mean a lot of things. I've always loved almost every part of it. From the terrible Christmas music to the impending freezing doom that will linger for months in this flattest of the Midwest. The Holidays feel like a big 'Thank You' for surviving the last year and all of the things it has brought, whether difficult or celebratory.
There are also a few things I don't necessarily love, including traffic, icy roads, big box Black Friday sales, and gifts that are meant as space fillers, and obligatory feeling purchases that have no real meaning.
Luckily, the amount of effort or time you have to exchange for a meaningful gift is becoming less and less, which means more time to spend with the people you love, and truly enjoy this time. I've created a collection of gift boxes that are special items made only for this significant time.
Hopscotch Gift Collections 2015
Pantry Gift Collection
When a couple starts a new life together, a young person moves into a first apartment, and someone moves to a new town, a little help and love can come in the form of a pantry gift collection. The items in this grouping fill an empty kitchen with a kickstarting of basic ingredients. Each box comes with a different recipe on how to use the items to their best ability.
Included in the Pantry Gift Collection:
Lavender-Lemon Infused Sugar : Sprinkle on top of cookies, cakes, or make cupcakes even more beautiful
Vanilla Bean Extract Kit : Make your own vanilla bean extract with this adorable kit, which will make any kitchen cuter!
Pink Rosemary Sea Salt : sprinkle one top of shortbread, or salted caramels. Go the savory route and sprinkle on roasted chicken, fish, or mashed potatoes. Enhances almost any dish.
Pumpkin-Pear Rosemary Fruit Butter : Use on toast, dinner rolls, or the filling to an oatmeal cake.
Wrapped in a beautiful box and perfect for any aspiring chef or baker. Also a perfect item for a hostess!
Chocolate Gift Collection
A gift of chocolate is the ultimate celebration and, when handmade, it's the most impressive. Husbands send chocolate to their wives; girlfriends send it to boyfriends; and with this gift box, you can share it with everyone.
Wrapped in a beautiful box, the Chocolate Gift Collection is a perfect gift for someone you love.
Chocolate truffles : Traditional French truffles inspired by the black truffles found in the forest by foraging truffle pigs.
Hopscotch style fudge brownies with sea salt and cacao nibs : Chocolate fudge brownies, topped with crunchy cacao nibs for a delectable treat, meant to be shared. or not.
Chocolate-Berry Granola- one of our best sellers! : A crunchy treat with the perfect amount of tang, salt, and sweetness.
Cocktail Gift Collection
Ever the most popular gift collection, this grouping offers the following recipes as additions or starters to a homemade cocktail bar. Filled with nonalcoholic libations, this collection of recipes pleases the person looking for something juiced up and also included infused drink syrup that mix well with club soda.
A tip: This gift should be handled with care and delivered in person because it is glass laden.
A 4 oz glass bottle of Ginger-Pear Syrup
Glass jar of brandy vanilla soaked cherries
Angostura Bitters Cubes
Due to the nature of this box, it comes with recipes for 5 cocktails, perfect for an aspiring cocktail connoisseur or perfect for a host that loves entertaining.
Hopscotch Signature Gift Collection
It should be no surprise that groupings of cakes and cookies are one of the most desired food gifts, especially by families at winter holiday gatherings. This collection takes that up a notch with flavorful accompaniments that can be eaten immediately or over a period of time, nurturing that holiday feeling for weeks.
Included are three of Hopscotch's signature collection :
Two large shortbreads : Signature item made with all butter, all the time.
Seasonal Baby Cake : Always a favorite!
Seasonal Marshmallows : Salted Caramel, Peppermint, or Apple Cider
These will be available starting Small Business Saturday at the Holiday Market at Lincoln Square! Come by and say hello!
We will also have our ala carte items to add to your gift box collections if need be.
Interested in pre-ordering? Great idea! Just click on the 'Add to Cart' block, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org !