Our First Annual KosherEye Gift Guide
KosherEye is pleased to present our first annual kosher holiday gift guide.* Many of our readers have requested that we suggest wonderful kosher gifts for corporate or individual giving – our team has tasted, tested and selected these picks.
Gift yourself, your business clients, your staff or friends with some of the best kosher gifts for Hanukkah and the holiday season. All of our selections are delicious kosher gourmet products for the kosher lifestyle! And, all can be ordered online.
These are a few of our favorite kosher things.
Savannah Bee Company
The Artisanal Honey Sampler
Discover your favorite honey varietal and learn the unique characteristics of our artisan honeys the best way possible – by tasting! Savannah Bee Company's Specialty Honey Sampler, $17, includes 3 different varietal honeys in 3–oz. jars –Savannah Bee’s Signature Tupelo Honey, Earthy Black Sage Honey, and Fruity Orange Blossom Honey. The nectar of the specific flowers determines the differences in color, sugar profile, and flavor, so each honey is pure, delicious, and distinctive. Delicious recipes for each honey can be found on the website. KSA Kosher Certified.
Buttery, Crunchy, Chocolaty Toffee
More than 80 years ago, “Granddad” Chet was at home in his kitchen creating the original Enstrom’s Almond Toffee recipe. As time passed, he perfected the recipe and began giving his toffee to family and friends. They couldn’t get enough of it, and by 1960 they convinced him to make a business out of this amazing confection. Now celebrating 50 years, Enstrom's takes pride in creating the finest, hand-crafted almond toffee available. Enstrom's uses all fresh, natural ingredients, and still operates with the philosophy Chet started all those years ago – we’re just making a little almond toffee for a few of our friends. Kosher certified by Scroll K Denver.
The Kosher Express
Holiday and Hanukkah Gift Package
Succulent, Boneless Ribeye Steaks
How can you resist gifting yourself or others with six mouthwatering, succulent, OU certified Boneless Ribeye Steaks from one of the world's most respected glatt kosher meat purveyors. Our steaks are minimally processed, antibiotic and hormone free, made from vegetarian raised cattle. A true beef lover's experience… Our signature Boneless Ribeye Steak recipe and Hanukkah gift bag are included with every order. Cost is $90 plus shipping. Special express shipping also available.
Johnny Harris BBQ Sauces
A Southern Sensation!
Not sure what to get them this year? Give them the sauce! This BBQ Sauce Gift Basket has everything your favorite cook needs! It is a sampler of the world famous authentic Johnny Harris BBQ Sauces. This basket includes three twelve-ounce bottles of sauces – Original BBQ, Carolina Mustard, and Hickory Smoked, along with a BBQ brush. $19.99 But don’t worry if this isn’t exactly what you had in mind – there are several other great gift options at the website . All of our products can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States via UPS. All barbecue sauces and steak sauces are certified by Savannah Kosher.
Hagafen Wine Clubs
Raise a glass to these kosher California wines served in homes, fine restaurants and tables around the world, including The White House. Hagafen has been recognized for exceptional wines since 1979 – the winemaker offers two direct to your door wine clubs. Select The Premier Prix Wine Club: includes two to three bottles of single vineyard, single block, and exclusively blended, Hagafen Cellars wine three times a year to club members. These wines will never be larger than a total production of two hundred cases. Enrollment is strictly limited. Or The Prix Hagafen Wine Club: includes two bottles of Hagafen Cellars wine four times a year. Wine Club Details.
Walders Creamy Liqueur Vodka & Vanilla
Walders is a luscious new non–dairy liqueur, produced in The Netherlands for Walders LTD of London, England. Walders is the 2010 Kosherfest competition winner for best new spirit. This rich, creamy, liqueur is infused with premium vodka and vanilla, and blended with a natural non–dairy base. Walders is parve, and OU certified. We love it chilled, over ice
Fiddler Wine Bottle Holder
Sculptured in Steel
How much fun is this! A whimsical, artsy wine caddy sculpture for the table or buffet! Just add a favorite bottle of kosher wine and enjoy a decorative tabletop addition that will make you smile and delight your guests. These metal wine bottle holders caddies are a great gift idea for any holiday, Hanukkah or everyday!
Cuisinart 6.5-qt. Programmable Slow Cooker
For Shabbat and Everyday the Cuisinart Slow Cooker is our favorite family gift. It features 24–hour programmable cook time, a digital countdown timer, and three cooking modes. The slow–cooker automatically shifts to warm when cooking is done to ensure that up to 6-1/2 quarts of your favorite family entrees, sides, or desserts are warm, ready, and waiting to enjoy. Dishwasher–safe lid and ceramic insert. $99.95 – our suggestion – pair this with the Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook. Wow! What a gift!
Bialetti 3-c. Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker
Use the original Stovetop Espresso Maker to produce rich Italian Espresso in your own home. The 3–cup capacity makes it easy to enjoy your morning espresso without over brewing. Moka Express is the world's most recognized and cherished coffee maker. Over 120 million cups of this delicious, aromatic, coffee is made internationally every day. $24.95
BonJour 10-in. Coffee & Tea Oval Milk Frother, Silver
Experience gourmet, boutique style coffee house coffee and frother that will leave you wanting more! This battery–operated (10-in.) frother adds an expert touch to lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos. The soft–touch push down button and chrome stand make this easy to use and convenient to store. Stainless steel rods and coil. Powered by 2 “AA” batteries (not included). $19.95.
Cookies, cookies, cookies – who can resist a cookie – A cookie dipped in milk is a childhood passion; a cookie munched alongside a latte is an adult treat – a cookie is comforting! Well, David’s has built the reputation as one of the very best cookies in the whole wide world! And so many flavors! – gift boxed gift wrapped and ready to ship anywhere, anytime, for any occasion or just to say thank you, love you, happy holiday, happy Hanukkah or just to say hi! Fresh Baked, No Preservatives. Fresh Baked Cookies 2 lb. Tin: Assorted Flavors $33.95 and free shipping OU-D
Create Personalized MY M&M’S®
The Perfect Party Favor for All Occasions. One of the sweetest personal gifts we know for a snackaholic, chocoholic, or anyone that loves to pop these addictive little candies. Choose your colors, add an image, words, a photo or a greeting and create custom M&M gifts. They’re perfect for a business meeting, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a product promotion, or a family holiday gift. From $39.95 Look what we did! OU-D
Books for Cooks:
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
97 Orchard provides a memorable journey into the ethnic culinary world of the early 20th century – detailing immigrant food and life in one lower east side New York building. The book offers a nostalgic peek at the customs, traditions and history in this densely populated neighborhood. Bagels, pickles, sauerkraut, knishes, hot dogs, beer saloons, pizza, all came to America with these immigrants. 97 Orchard provides a look at this diverse group- German, Italian, Irish, Jewish residents of the turn of the century. Heirloom recipes too! A nostalgic look at a time gone by..
Kosher Nation by Sue Fishkoff
Kosher Nation is all about the business of kosher. Why did mainstream, multi–national American companies like Nestle, Kraft and General Foods enter the kosher market? Why do nearly 11.2 million Americans buy kosher—13% of the adult consumer population. Why are 50% of foods on supermarket shelves kosher certified? How did we go from four kosher agencies in the 1960’s to 1,000? What is eco–kosher? The book is well researched and full of fascinating statistics. A must read for anyone interested in the history and growth of the business of kosher in America. An Informative and entertaining kosher page–turner!
Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous by Joan Nathan
Oui! - C’est très bonne! What a combination – French cooking and Jewish tradition! In her newest book, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous, Joan takes the reader on a tour of select French kitchens combining a look at French –Jewish history with irresistible recipes, and unforgettable stories. This well–researched, captivating cookbook reflects 2,000 years of Jewish history in France. Nathan, a James Beard Award–winning author (Jewish Cooking in America: Expanded Edition), travels through France in search of the Jewish influence on French cuisine, and vice versa. We will be cooking our way through this book shortly!
Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes by Laura Frankel
KosherEye Thanksgiving chef–in–residence, Laura Frankel, is the author of this must have book, Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes . In what she calls her “Shabbat miracle machine” Laura pairs her passion for fresh, seasonal ingredients with her culinary imagination and shares 120 enticing kosher gourmet recipes for everyday and holiday meals, all appropriate for the kosher kitchen. She shares a collection of kosher recipes-from the simple to the sublime – all created with the slow cooker. Falling-off–the–bone short ribs, cholent, kishke, garlicky pot roast! Yumm! Yes, mouthwatering and easy –You need this book!
Encyclopedia of Jewish Food by Gil Marks
By James Beard Award winning author Gil Marks, this reference book is the story of Jewish food, spanning three thousand years. Its historical and cultural alphabetical morsels explore how, when, and why Jewish foods developed into what they are today. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food explores the foods and culinary traditions of individual Jewish communities around the world, and the foods that are common to and unite Jews everywhere; such as the symbolic elements of the Passover Seder plate. For anyone interested in Jewish cooking, culture, or history, the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food is an enlightening and engaging tour through the culinary heart and soul of a people.
Kosher By Design Teens and 20-Something by Susie Fishbein
Gift your teen or favorite 20–something with a kosher cookbook written just for them! The latest in the Kosher by Design cookbook series, it features 100 easy-to-prepare recipes, each accompanied by beautiful pictures, and each with the appropriate icon designating if vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, or nut-free. From pretzel challah to molten deep-dish chocolate chip cookies this gift can inspire a young recipient to feel comfortable in the kitchen.
* The KosherEye Gift Guide is a sponsored feature