The following guide was written by Heinen’s partner Alex Miles.
‘Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, filled with festive décor, delicious foods and joyous gatherings. It can also be a stressful time of year, especially when it comes to gift giving.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to show your loved ones just how much they matter. Whether you’re shopping for Mom, Dad, grandparents, kids, colleagues or friends, our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide lends a host of helpful ideas (12 to be exact!). Best of all, you’ll find all of these items at your local Heinen’s. You can grab your groceries and gifts all at the same time. Now that’s something worth celebrating!
FOR THE AT-HOME CHEF
1. Truff Sauces and Oil
Add a little spice to someone’s life with Truff’s pasta sauces, hot sauce and artisan oil. Infused with ingredients such as rare white or black truffles, ripe chili peppers and savory spices, Truff adds elegance and little heat to every meal. The sauces are vegan and gluten-free, making them the ultimate guilt-free indulgence for everyone’s pantry.
2. Heinen’s Cooking Spray Oils
A healthy cooking oil spray is the gift that keeps on giving, especially for friends who love to cook. Heinen’s offers a variety of spray oils including EVOO, Organic EVOO, Canola Oil, Avocado Oil, Ghee, EVOO with Garlic and Balsamic Vinegar, produced in Italy. Whether you package them together (as one large host/hostess gift) or gift them individually, they’ll have your recipients cheering “Bravo!” upon opening.
3. Terranean Herbs and Spices
Bring Mediterranean flavor to your loved one’s kitchen with these premium za’atar products. A female-owned-and -operated company located in Cleveland, Terranean Herbs and Spices features a variety of wild thyme and herbs that come directly from Lebanon. These earthy, authentic spices bring out the best in breakfast dishes, meat or fish, veggies and more.
4. Heinen’s Balsamic Glaze
Produced in Italy, our authentic balsamic glazes are the perfect stocking stuffer for the chef in your life. All three varieties are gluten free and can be drizzled over cooked meats, vegetables, salads or cheeses to add exquisite flavor.
FOR THE ENTERTAINER
5. Heinen’s Fig and Sour Cherry Spreads
Launched by our Specialty Cheese Department this year, our delicious artisan fig and sour cherry spreads round out any holiday charcuterie board. Not to mention, your friends and family will love that they’re sans artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. When paired with a Heinen’s French Brie wheel, assorted entertainment crackers or crostini, no one will stay away from these savory spreads.
6. Vin Hunter Prosecco and Prosecco Rosé
Who doesn’t love a little fizz and sparkle around the holidays? Every year, we release our best-selling Vin Hunter Prosecco, made by our friends at the Loredan Gasparini winery, which is located in the Valdobbiadene and Asolo areas of Italy.
This year, we’re thrilled to add a Vin Hunter Prosecco Rosé to our holiday lineup! Both options are lovely on their own, or mixed into a fun holiday cocktail. Be sure to grab them soon – these customer favorites will sell out before the New Year. Salute!
7. Heinen’s French Brie
Say “Bonjour” to our new French Brie, which hails directly from France! It’s smooth, creamy texture will impress even the most sophisticated cheese connoisseur. Even better, it contains less butterfat than our American brie. Anyone who entertains will love this festive appetizer; it can be baked solo, melted into a recipe, or sit at the center of a colorful charcuterie board.
8. Holiday Florals
Liven up someone’s home or office with fresh holiday floral. From fresh greens to pretty poinsettias, we have endless options for adding seasonal color and scent to every home.
FOR THE SWEETS LOVER
9. Two Brothers Chocolates
Know someone with an insatiable sweet tooth? Two Brothers is the perfect answer for all of the chocolate lovers in your life. Made with premium Belgian chocolate, Two Brothers offers a variety of irresistible options including chocolate enrobed grahams, chocolate pretzels and an assortment of premium chocolate bars. The brand’s packaging was recently elevated, making these an elegant, yet inexpensive, gift option.
10. Akron Honey
Made from bees raised in nearby Akron, Ohio, this specialty raw honey is the ideal gift for those who love to support local artisans and businesses. With “hive to jar” freshness and quality, Akron Honey sweetens anything from coffee and tea to toast, fish and meats, fruits and more!
11. Heinen’s Maple Syrup
Ideal for general baking and cooking (or adding to your favorite hand-crafted cocktails), our pure maple syrups do not disappoint. Not only are they organic, but we offer unique, delectable flavors including Cinnamon and Vanilla and Bourbon Aged Barrel, plus Amber and Dark Color varieties.
12. Heinen’s Yule Log
Last but certainly not least, the Heinen’s Yule Log is one of our most desired bakery items. This chocolate cake-based creation is oozing with a rich white chocolate filling. Best of all, it’s intricately decorated with festive frosting to resemble, you guessed it, a holiday log. The homemade look and mouthwatering taste make it a show-stopping centerpiece on any and every holiday table.