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PASSIONISTAS GIFT GUIDE: Savor the Season: Top 10 Culinary Picks from Women-Owned Businesses


Indulge the foodie Passionista in your life with a culinary journey through our carefully curated holiday gift guide. From delightful tea experiences to gourmet coffee blends, herb gardens and delectable spreads, we've handpicked a selection of artisanal treats that celebrate the spirit of the season. Whether you're gifting a tea connoisseur, a coffee enthusiast, a budding chef or someone with a sweet tooth, these offerings from passionate creators promise to elevate the joy of giving. Unwrap the magic of flavor and share the warmth of the holidays with our delectable recommendations.


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1. MIXOLOGY DICE® from LIZ AND SARAH DOWNEY at TWO TUMBLEWEEDS

Whether you’re a newbie or a pro behind the bar, Mixology Dice will take your cocktail game to the next level. Along with providing seemingly endless inspiration (over 1.5 million combos), this set of dice is actually a clever system for learning the art of mixology. Laser engraved wooden dice are made in the USA and come packaged in a cotton muslin pouch. The dice are numbered to make following the instructions easy, even if you’re on your third drink. Having too much fun mixing drinks? Substitute sparkling water for alcohol and make it a Mocktail. A perfect present or way to amp up the fun at your holiday party.


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2. PANCAKE & WAFFLE MIX VARIETY BUNDLE from CHRISTIAN AND CORTNEY SARGENT at VICKY CAKES

Get three of Vicky Cakes delicious flavors of pancake and waffle mix to gift or serve up on New Year's morning including Original, Blueberry and Pecan flavors. Of course, we'd throw some chocolate chips in one or two of these varieties to make breakfast even yummier. Vicky Cakes' 40-year-old family secret recipe makes light and fluffy pancakes, waffles, muffins, biscuits, cookies, cupcakes, funnel cakes and more. Christian’s mom, Vicky, created this secret vegan recipe 40 years ago using the simple ingredients from her cabinets, all out of necessity to feed her children. Why not make them a family holiday tradition of your own?


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3. BOURBON BARREL AGED MAPLE SYRUP from ERICA BARRETT at SOCU KITCHEN

Give your pancakes an extra little kick with this scrumptious Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup. It's made with all-natural ingredients, with no artificial preservatives or additives, vegan and gluten-free, making it suitable for those with dietary restrictions. But don't just limit this deliciousness to pancakes or waffles — try adding it to yogurt or oatmeal or using it as a glaze for meats or vegetables. Pair it with Vicky Cakes Pancake & Waffle Mix Variety Bundle for the perfect Passionista foodie present.


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4. POTTING SHED CREATIONS CULINARY HERB GARDEN KIT from APRIL KILLEN at POTTING SHED CREATIONS

We love the satisfaction of growing something from seeds and it's even more gratifying when the final product tastes good, too. This Culinary Herb Garden Kit is the perfect start to growing and cultivating a classic French-style potager garden to bring fresh herbs to your landscape and to your table. It comes with garden stakes, a pencil, directions and eight varieties of seeds to grow Genovese basil, sweet Italian parsley, garlic chives, Greek oregano bouquet, dill, cilantro, English thyme and sage all in a recycled US steel case.


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5. HOT SAUCES AND SPICES VARIETY GIFT BOX from LILLIE'S OF CHARLESTON

Family owned and named after their legendary Aunt Lillie, Lillie's of Charleston brings the heat with this gift box containing their Low Country Loco Hot Sauce, Hab Mussy Mustard BBQ Sauce and Hissy Fit All Purpose Seasoning Blend. You know it's hot when it's named Hissy Fit! Ideal for both seasoned grillers and novices, Lillie's products will impress any crowd. Perfect for gifting to loved ones.


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6. JAM GIFT SET + DIGITAL COOKBOOK DOWNLOAD from ASHLEY MARIE ROUSE at TRADE STREET JAM CO.

This Strawberry Chipotle + Fig Jam, Smoked Peach Jam and Sour Cherry Ginger Jam bundle has been listed as one of Oprah's favorite things. And they're our faves, too. As if the three delectable "spoonable" jams in the gift set aren't enough, this gift comes with a digital cookbook download including 30+ recipes for snacks, sweet treats, salads, cocktails and more (sent straight to your email after checkout). These jams are very different from typical jams. Trade Street Jam Co. doesn't use pectin, thickeners, stabilizers or extra sugar to thicken their products, which is a good thing. Keeping your jam refrigerated will make it thicker, and for baking, you can heat jam with a bit of cornstarch. These jams are so fresh they need to be consumed within two to three weeks, which shouldn't be a problem since they're sure to be devoured as soon as they're opened.


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7. TEA DROPS LOOSE LEAF TEA GIFT BOX from SASHEE CHANDRAN at TEA DROPS

One of the very first interviews we did for The Pssionistas Project Podcast was with Tea Drops Founder, Sashee Chandran. At the time she was impressively scaling her already successful business but since then we've watched her win the Tori Burch Fellowship prize, get her Tea Drops in CostCo, Cost Plus and Target and be featured on the “Today Show” a couple of times. Sashee is crushing it and we're not surprised given how delicious Tea Drops are. This is the perfect introduction to the tea loving Passionista in your life who'll be able to sample Tea Drops' Matcha Green, Rose Earl Grey, Citrus Ginger and Sweet Peppermint flavors.


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8. SALTED CARAMEL LATTE VIETNAMESE POUR OVER COFFEE from DEBBIE WEI MULLIN at COPPER COW COFFEE

Sashee Chandran introduced us to her occasional collaborator Debbie Wei Mullen, Founder of Copper Cow Coffee. This isn't just a beverage, it's an experience. Each box contains all the elements you need to create five cups of delicious Vietnamese pour over coffee — five Salted Caramel Coffees, five Sweetened Condensed Milk Creamers and five filters that hang over the sides of your coffee cup. No equipment needed. On demand in just 90 seconds. Perfect pour every time. Just tear, hang, pour, enjoy!


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9. FRESHLY ROASTED MAPLE PECAN WHOLE BEAN COFFEE from KRIS CHRISTIAN at CHICAGO FRENCH PRESS

If a more traditional coffee experience is up your alley, check out the Maple Pecan Whole Bean Coffee from Chicago French Press. Kris Christian's coffee is known for its rich and flavorful taste that satisfies sip after sip. Each bag CFP packs is made to order, freshly roasted and flavored by hand. To top it off, 5% of the proceeds from each bag sold directly supports select 501(c)3 organizations locally and globally. So, give this gift and know you're paying it forward this holiday season.


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10. COCONUT SPREADS VARIETY PACK from BREANNA ATKINSON at KOKADA

Move over peanut butter, there's a new spread in town — delicious and peanut free Kokada Coconut Spreads. They contain all natural, organic ingredients, taste absolutely amazing and can be used in many different recipes! Use them as sweeteners for baking, spreading on top of toast, dippin’ for fruit or crackers, stirred into coffee, melted on top of ice cream or even just straight out of the jar. Founder Breanna Atkinson is on a mission to create a stronger, healthier community through their products. They live this every day by committing 10% of our net sales to community projects in Sri Lanka, where they source their ingredients directly from farmer owned co-ops.


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