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7 Foolproof Gifts for the Foodies on Your Holiday List

If you’re shopping this holiday season for someone with a seemingly insatiable appetite, fear not. These local shops, markets and restaurants have the perfect items for every foodie on your list.

Photo via Delaware/Main Line Bride’s “5 Perfect Gifts for Out-of-Town Guests

Bring the beach’s best summer treats as a hostess gift, and you’ll surely be invited back next year. Pick up some salt-water taffy from Dolle’s, fudge from Candy Kitchen and caramel popcorn from Fisher’s Popcorn.

Get the coffee fanatic in your life a Brandywine Coffee Roasters subscription, which is available in three different levels: once per month (from $31.50), twice per month (from $60) and once per week (from $118). Find more information on the Brandywine Coffee Roasters website or by emailing info@brandywinecoffeeroasters.com.

Do you have out-of-town family members who only seem to visit during the summer months so they can get their Nicola’s Pizza fix? Luckily for them (and for you), the beloved Rehoboth Beach restaurant can ship a case of a dozen half-baked, frozen, no-beef Nic-o-Boli. You can also ship Mama Nicola’s homemade spaghetti sauce by the jar or by the case, or a gift pail filled with three 16-ounce jars of sauce, one pound of pasta, a spaghetti server and a red-and-white checkered towel. Visit Nicola Pizza’s website for more information.

Put together a basket of gourmet goodies from Willey Farms in Townsend. Grab some hot sauce, dip, a marinade, homemade jam and honey. And don’t forget cheese!

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Know someone who savors seafood? A gift from The Spice and Tea Exchange in Rehoboth will be right up their alley. Pick up the Dockside Crate ($39.95), which is brimming with such spices as Crab & Shrimp Boil, Grilled Fish Spice Blend, Mariner’s Chowder Spice Blend, Salmon Tea Rub and Spicy Tuna Rub. It even comes with a silicone basting brush. Or, The Fisherman’s Sampler ($19.50) is a great stocking stuffer: It comes with four one-ounce samples of seafood seasonings—Spicy Tuna Rub Spice Blend, Seafood Blackening Spice Blend, Grilled Fish Spice Blend and Chesapeake Bay Spice Blend.

Sign up a loved one for one of Paradocx Vineyard’s six different quarterly wine clubs. The Cluster Club (starting at $75) includes six bottles of Paradocx’s signature blends four times a year, while the Crush Club (starting at $35.99) includes one can of Paradocx’s signature blends four times a year. Check out all the options available on Paradocx Vineyard’s website.


Photo by Danielle Bouchat-Friedman

Grab a growler or two from your beer-loving besties’ favorite brewery. (Just remember: The beer won’t stay fresh forever. We recommend buying it—and suggesting your recipient(s) drink it—within a span of 36 hours.) Find ’em at places like Twin Lakes Brewery, Iron Hill Brewery, Big Oyster Brewery and Crooked Hammock Brewery.

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