Gift Guide 2018: Snack Time
December 21, 2018
It’s getting to be very late for shipping, so now you have to be more creative. This is the time I usually suggest that you promise your friends some fantastic fruit later in the year, when it comes into season. I’ve suggested the fabulous pixie tangerines from Tangerine Man in Ojai, the peaches from Frog Hollow Farm, dried apricots, and even, one year, that you buy an olive tree for a friend so they can have the oil come harvest time.
This year, however, I’m going in a more frivolous direction. How about snacks from Japan? Bokksu sends a monthly selection of treats – some sweet, some salty – from the nation that worships snacks. Not sure I approve, but in this absurd political moment, with everything going completely crazy, a monthly box of junk from halfway across the world seems somehow appropriate.
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Ruth, I love this olive tree adoption idea! I clicked the link and it went to your 2013 post, but the link to the adoption website on the 2013 post doesn’t seem to be posting. Could you give us the name of the website or repost the link? Thank you and happy holidays! Love your blog!
Ivy, I’m so sorry. That particular olive tree adoption program seems to be no more, but there are literally dozens of others. The one that claims to be the first is nudo:
And here are a few more in Italy:
I also found one in Crete, an island which produces terrific olive oils:
Hope this helps!
Ruth, thank you very much for these other olive tree adoption options. This is very helpful and the sites look great. I really appreciate your response!
On another note, I was intrigued also by the kishus that you wrote of and was pleasantly surprised to find them at a local shop in Cambridge, MA yesterday. We bought a few to try during the holidays – thank you for the recommendation!
Happy holidays and thanks again for your wonderful blog posts!