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Festive Gifts from the Grocery Store for Friends and Family

The following post was provided by local blogger, Charity D’Amato of I Heart Cleveland.

Holiday gift guides are all the rage, but have you ever seen one for a grocery store? My guess would be no, but what could be easier than wrapping your holiday shopping and weekly grocery hauls into one simple trip? It’s basically a time-saving gift for yourself!

This year, to make gift giving easy and fun, don’t forget about all of the yummy surprises at your neighborhood Heinen’s.

I chose a few special people that I still needed to shop for and found the perfect gifts while browsing up and down the aisles…let’s check them out!

For your Man Friends

Men can be a challenge to shop for at any time of year, but if I know one thing to be true, it’s that you can never go wrong with food!

  • At our house, we love a good “cup of joe” in the morning. A bag or two of Erie Island Coffee mixed with a touch of Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream is a fun holiday gift for any fellow coffee bourbon drinkers in your life.
  • Heinen’s also has a new line of CBD wellness products. Gifting the CBD roll-on would be a welcome gift for weekend warriors.
Heinen's CBD Roll-On
  • The holidays are also a great time to stock up on the Champagne of Beers, which is sure to be a conversation gift for your next socially distanced garage gathering.
Champagne of Beers
  • Other ideas include Claey’s Root Beer Candies, which feel very festive or a trio of hot sauces from Bravado Spice Co. for guys who love a little heat.

For the Best Gal Pals

With so many special girly treats, you will be able to check all the gal pals in your life off of your gift giving list.

  • What’s better than a glass of prosecco with a dash of Aperol and a handcrafted chocolate bar? Nothing! I selected a bottle of Vin Hunter Prosecco, a bottle of Aperol, champagne-printed cocktail napkins and a few Charles Chocolate Bars for an indulgent girl’s night gift.
  • I also thought that my girlfriend might enjoy individual packs of Oloves for her next charcuterie tray, or an indulgent jar of Bonne Maman Lemon Curd for a gourmet touch to morning toast.

For the Wellness-Minded Friend

We all know that sometimes it’s hard to shop for those super health-conscious friends during the holiday season.

  • Instead of gifting chocolates and cocktail mixers, why not give a stunning box of Rishi Chamomile Tea? The packaging is gorgeous and the tea even better.
Rishi Tea
  • Give your friends the gift of immune health this holiday season with a bottle of Health Junkie Elderberry Syrup. Made locally in Cleveland, this healthy elixir can also be added to sparkling water for the perfect holiday mocktail.
Health Junkie Elderberry Syrup
Wedderspoon's Raw Mankuka Honey Sticks
Garden of Flavor Energy Elixers

For the Kids

The holidays are a magical time for shoppers young and fold at Heinen’s! What better time to share their passion for sugar and spice and everything nice than with gifts for the kiddos?

  • S’mores Brownie Kits complete with a mixing spoon would make any little baker jump for joy!
S'mores Brownie Kit
  • I know that my little guy would be ecstatic if Santa brought him bags of Smart Sweets in his stocking. However, if he is bad throughout the holiday season, I may have to dangle a bag of (chocolate) coal over his head.
  • Another fun holiday treat comes from Heinen’s Bakery Department. I chose the hand-dipped chocolate covered pretzels because if there are any leftover, this mama has got a sweet tooth.
Hand-Dipped Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • During the holidays, our family can’t get enough of the Christmas movie classics. No winter movie night is complete without festive treats and this year, I opted for Homegrown Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Popcorn and an old fashioned Boylan’s bottled Creme Soda and Root Beer.

Whatever special gift you can find at Heinen’s, I do hope your littles have a very jolly holiday season.

Happy holidays! Happy shopping!

Looking to get ahead on your holiday shopping? Order your favorite gifts online for Curbside Grocery Pickup or Delivery.

By Charity D'Amato
Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse - a design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. Since 2007, Charity has been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, iheartcleveland.com. Charity and her family recently made the move across the river from Westlake to Shaker Heights, Ohio. “I really adore that I get to come to work every day and be creative. This is my passion and my reality.”

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