Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Postcards from Bunny: Last Minute Foodie Gifts

Bunny was in a last minute scramble. It was a week before Christmas and she hadn't finished her Christmas shopping, owing to a few too many hours spent in airports being tossed back and forth between flights. "I thought I had a few more days! Oh goodness, what am I going to do now?" she squealed as she glanced at the date on her phone after her latest 12 hour flight had ended. "There's only one thing for it. Time to do dive into cyberspace and spend some money! But where to start?"

That was when Bunny suddenly remembered the brunch basket Brandy had sent her in the summer. "Wasn't that an absolute treat?" she thought to herself. "Brunch is such a universally great foodie gift because it combines sweet and savory things, so there's a little something to please every palate. But I do have friends who certainly prefer one over the other. Hmmmm..."

For those on her list with a sweet tooth, Bunny eyed the Holiday Popcorn Sampler from King of Pop, a collection of 10 wintery flavors in snack sized bags. This was no decorative tin with the standard caramel, butter, and cheese dusted popcorn. No, this collection included flavors like Dark Chocolate Peppermint, Gingerbread Spice, Cinnamon Bun, and Eggnog. Bunny really loved how shareable this gift was, making it an easy present for a larger group or family. The smaller sized bags also ensured that the gift receiver could continue to enjoy the popcorn for some time to come without having to worry about it going stale.

For the savory fiends, Bunny had to get the Bloody Mary gift basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets. Not only was this a brilliant gift for brunch fans, it also made a perfect snack pack for game days. The bottle of spicy Bloody Mary mix was accompanied by nibbles and garnishes like peppery cheeses, summer sausage, sour dough pretzel pieces, and roasted peanuts. Bunny could perfectly picture a table laid out with all the fixings for a Bloody Mary bar, ready to be massacred by a gaggle of blood thirsty football fans on New Year's Day.

Bunny was mostly relieved to discover that both of these sites offered expedited shipping, meaning that even though she had left her shopping for the last minute, there was still a good chance that the presents would arrive by Christmas day. "There now, I feel so much better," she sighed. It wasn't until she had been in the air for five hours or so that she suddenly remembered she hadn't bought anything for Brandy, setting off yet another wave of panicked internet shopping. "Quick! Someone call Sky Mall!"

The writers of this blog were sent products free of charge in order to facilitate the writing of this post.

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