Attention Yuletide procrastinators: Waiting till the last minute doesn't mean you can't give a totally thoughtful gift. Here are 10 awesome and edible (or drinkable) gift options you can still grab to finish up that pesky holiday gift list, from cider and cheese to caviar and fancy chocolates.Read More
10 Last-Minute Edible Gifts for Holiday Procrastinators
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A Dozen Tamales from DiDi's Tamale Diner
Your friend who can't cook to save their life would appreciate a dozen tamales to stash in the freezer. Recent Trinity Groves addition DiDi's offers a plethora of different varieties including mushroom and huitlacoche, smoked chicken poblano, and blue corn spicy cheese. Prices range from $16-$18 per dozen; call ahead to order.
Box of Macarons from Joy Macarons
Who wouldn't like a box of preciously pastel French cookies? Bishop Arts' recently opened macaron shop is no longer taking orders for Christmas, but you can pop by and assemble a box from what they've got on hand — think flavors like Mexican hot chocolate, pistachio, and salted caramel. They'll be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Christmas Eve for super-last-minute gifts.
Caviar Platter from TJ's Seafood Market
For the holiday host or hostess who has everything, impress them with an ultra-fancy caviar platter loaded with all the appropriate accoutrement (grated egg whites and yolks, red onion, capers, and blinis). The small serves six to ten people for $80, while the large serves 12 to 18 for $155. Call ahead for pickup on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Custom Bonbon Box from Kate Weiser Chocolate
The artfully hand-painted bonbons from this Trinity Groves sweet shop would make an excellent gift for any chocolate lover. Available in boxes of 6 ($15), 15 ($35), or 35 ($70), assemble any assortment you'd like from the long list of flavors (don't sleep on the peanut brittle). Best of all, you can order online and then just swing by to pick up.
Drinking Chocolate from Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Some of Dude, Sweet's products are a little out there (blue cheese truffles, anyone?) but the super-rich drinking chocolate ($16) is a safe bet for just about anyone on your shopping list. Made with Valrhona cocoa and dark chocolate, it beats the crap out of Swiss Miss. Consider grabbing some Cocoa Puffs marshmallows ($9) for an ideal pairing.
Growler from Bishop Cider Co.
For the cider-lover in your life: The area's only cidery is offering a $125 package with a 64-ounce growler, two pint glasses, and two $16 gift cards for future growler fills. For something a little less splurge-y, $60 gets you a 28-ounce cider mug along with a $25 BCC gift card. (Mugs and growlers are handmade by a local artist.)
Local Beans from Davis Street Espresso
For the coffee nerd in your life, swing by Davis Street Espresso any day till Christmas Eve before 5 p.m. to grab beans from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters as well as fancy brewing equipment and gift cards.
Local Cheese from Scardello
The fromage masters at this Oak Lawn cheese shop will assemble a gift box to suit just about any price range, but consider the $55 "Best of Texas" box, which comes with two types of Texas-made cheese, local honey, and local chocolates. December 22 is the cutoff for online orders, but call the shop directly for quicker turnaround if you plan to pick up.
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Pints of Ice Cream from Melt
The Haagen Dazs junkie in your family would definitely appreciate a pint or two from this Magnolia Avenue scoop shop. Current options include eggnog, chai, and a frozen hot chocolate with marshmallows flavor; there's even a dark chocolate vegan flavor, Rudolph Dreams, made with coconut milk and cranberry jam. Open till 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. (For Dallas folks, Sprinkles Ice Cream in Preston Center would be a good option.)
Stromboli Wreath from Zoli's NY Pizza
For the gift recipient who has everything, why not a gigantic edible meat wreath? The stromboli wreath ($45) is stuffed with mozzarella, pepperoni, proscuitto cotto, genoa salami, and Luscher’s sausage, and will feed eight to ten people. Call by noon on Wednesday (Christmas Eve) for pickup at 5 p.m. that evening.
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