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get gifting: the gourmand

at first glance, the gourmand might look a bit like a martha’s apprentice, but don’t be deceived.  this girl doesn’t care a bit about how glam her house looks for the holidays, or whether her ‘winter fir’ candle blends perfectly with her cinnamon-scented pine cones.  no, this is the friend that only has eyes for the holiday’s best eats.  she knows her himalayan pink from her smoked gray sea salt, swirls her wine with finesse, and welcomes her “food snob” label with a smile.

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left to right, from top: oneida cia cookware 7-ply clad copper saute pan, $140; vosges haut chocolate holiday gift box (eggnog truffles and gingerbread toffee…need i say more?), $86; harney & sons red gift box (you’ll want this set just for the hot cinnamon spice tea), $29; salt and pepper cellars by rae dunn, $44; james beard’s american cookery (just re-released), $23; moonstruck chocolate crescent moon truffle collection, $33; food network magazine subscription (my personal favorite), $15/year; magnetic spice kit from purpose design, $33+, 479 popcorn foodie sampler, $35.

{FTC disclaimer: some product samples were provided to help me compile this guide, but as usual, there’s no pay-for-play here.}

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what i’m giving today: 479 popcorn

editor’s note:  all this week, we’ll be featuring exclusive discounts for shoppingsmycardio readers on gifts for everyone on your holiday list (including you!).  so stay tuned for all the deals and steals i can muster!

i recently had an opportunity to test 479 popcorn‘s new line of gourmet, organic goodies…and i can tell you, it is love.  i’m not even a person that’s particularly a fan of popcorn, and i’m so addicted to this, i’m ready to set up an automatic delivery system.

handmade in small batches in san francisco, this organic popcorn is crafted with exotic ingredients like vietnamese cinnamon and smoked paprika, and shipped in incredibly mod, chic packaging that makes this a perfect gift.  plus, it’s almost disturbingly good – founder jean arnold worked on her recipes for over a year to end up at perfection.

normally, i’m a little iffy on food gifts at the holidays – they can feel a bit predictable.  but honestly, for someone you know that’s a serious foodie, i can’t think of anything better…or easier (a virtue that’s high on my list with less than three weeks to go!).  exotic flavors like madras coconut curry, ginger sesame caramel, and alderwood-smoked sea salt are unique enough to impress even the most discerning palate.  and anyone who isn’t immediately hooked on black truffle & white cheddar (di-vine) or fleur de sel caramel just can’t be trusted.  plus, for those lovers of organic goods on your list, you won’t find “high fructose corn syrup” or anything even remotely close in this stuff.  every ingredient is carefully sourced, and completely pronounceable.

gift boxes range from $35-52, plus you’ll get a 15% discount on any size order through 12/13 (the last day to ship this gift via ground) with code CARDIO.  just take my word for it, and make sure you nab a box for yourself while you’re ordering those gifts.

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