Colorful Culinary Gifts For Your Easter Basket

Instead of confetti and candy, why not fill your Easter baskets with these colorful locally-produced culinary gifts? I have picked a few unique foods and kitchen accessories that will remind you of bright spring colors and will come in handy even after the holiday is over! Shop from the small companies that produce them, and ship directly to your home or to your loved ones.

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2oz Easter jams are the perfectly size for little hands

V Smiley Preserves

These are the best tasting fruit preserves I have ever tried, and the flavors are so unconventional, you cannot find them anywhere else. There’s no sugar or preservatives – only honey and fruit in a jar! Try the Pear Lemon Sage White Pepper, Navel Orange Mission Fig Cardamom, Seville Orange and Bergamot Orange, or Raspberry Redcurrant Geranium Jam spread on toast or pair it with your favorite cheese. These jars are made in small batches with locally sourced fruits from farms in Vermont.

What’s more? 25% of this month’s featured flavor – Lavender Blackberry Rhubarb Jam – goes to the Trans Justice Funding Project. 

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Bees Wrap is a colorful environment friendly alternative to plastic

Bees’ Wrap

Bee’s Wrap is a reusable and biodegradable alternative to plastic wrap. It is perfect for storing leftovers, wrapping up snacks for on-the-go snacking, and eliminating unnecessary waste at home. And they are so pretty and vibrant! Wrap your unused piece of fruit or cover a bowl of leftover lunch with prints that will also brighten the refrigerator shelves. Bee’s Wrap is made in Vermont by a woman-founded certified B Corp.

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Opinel tools are handy in the kitchen everyday

Opinel Essentials

Opinel’s Essentials+ collection brings bright colors together in practical everyday workhorses – a peeler, serrated knife, and paring knife. These are available individually or in a three-pack set. Designed for precise handling, these tools make it easier to keep that 2021 resolution to cook joyfully in the new year. Plus, the dishwasher-friendly polymer handles are good for both right and left-handed cooks.

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Everyone should have these all-natural spice infused maple syrups in their cocktail bar

Runamok Maple Syrups

The 100% pure Vermont maple syrup is also organic. The collection of Runamok cocktail mixers will sweeten your brunch mimosas and ice teas, without the added sugar. With flavors like Cinnamon+Vanilla-Infused, Ginger Root-Infused, Rum Barrel-Aged, and Pecan Wood-Smoked, the collection of syrups are just as good in baked goods, savory dishes, cocktails, and desserts, as they are on top of breakfast staples like pancakes and waffles. Runamok Maple is a family-run company based in Vermont.

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Easter egg Stroopwafels are covered in white and milk chocolate

3Bros Stroopwafles

Liven up your Easter basket with Easter egg and butterfly shaped stroopwafels dipped in white or milk chocolate with sugar icing.

Stroopwafels are classic Dutch cookies with a sweet caramel filling, enjoyed as a snack with a cup of hot coffee. But you don’t need to go to Netherlands to buy fresh tasting Stroopwafels. Fayetteville, Georgia-based family-owned and operated 3Bros Stroopwafels uses the original Dutch recipe. The recipe calls for butter and sugar beet molasses, pressed inside a cinnamon wafer.

Lastly, 3Bros supports organization by helping them host Stroopwafel fundraisers.

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Delysia Easter collection can be served as dessert

Delysia Chocolate Truffles

Obviously, you can’t entirely skip chocolate on Easter Sunday, but you can go gourmet with it! Delysia’s 16 piece Easter truffle collection features the beloved desserts of a pastel party on a warm spring day. The box contains pieces of carrot cake, lemon meringue, hot cross bun and caffe latte turtle chocolate truffles. Additionally, they sell painted chocolate eggs, golden egg molded chocolate, and handcrafted Easter gift baskets on their website.

Chef-owner and chocolatier Nicole Patel of Austin, Texas-based Delysia Chocolatier is a Top 3 chocolatier in the Americas. Patel uses only the finest quality chocolate from sustainable sources and freshest ingredients to create these delectable works of art. She also offers virtual chocolate tastings that you can enjoy with your friends and colleagues!

Go Eat Give Artisan Box – Gifts That Give Back

For the first time, we are offering a curated artisan gift box for this holiday season! Go Eat Give has partnered with GlobeIn, an online marketplace that offers handcrafted products sourced from direct relationships with artisans as well as vetted partner organizations. By buying on GlobeIn, you are supporting artisans from around the world and in developing countries where, after agriculture, artisan goods are the second largest source of employment.

globeinHere is what I have handpicked for the Go Eat Give box…

DIRECT TRADE COFFEE FROM NICARAGUA

A socially responsible dark roast that’s as unique as it is complex. This Direct Trade blend of Nicaragua’s finest estate varietals offers an experience like no other.

Boca Java sources their Nicaraguan single origins coffees via Direct Trade relationship with a family-owned, environmentally-friendly coffee farm that was established in the late 1850’s.

PURE GROUND VANILLA FROM MADAGASCAR

Lafaza’s Pure Ground Vanilla contains only hand-selected Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans that have been sun-cured and dried to remove nearly all of the moisture in the pod. The beans are then ground to a fine powder and sealed for freshness. Its superior quality and unique flavor makes a convenient and delicious addition to baked goods, spice rubs, coffee, tea, specialty drinks, smoothies, dry mixes and can be used in many recipes as a substitute for vanilla beans or vanilla extract. With no preservatives or additives, this is an all-natural, organic and gluten-free product.

SPOON REST FROM PALESTINE

Add a splash of Middle Eastern flair to your countertop with this hand painted spoon rest from the Palestinian Territories. The ornate floral design is an aesthetic staple of Palestinian heritage.

Hebron is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, with archeological finds dating back some 5,000 years. Shards of ancient pottery may even bear floral patterns similar to the classic Palestinian design curling delicately across your new spoon rest. Nour Diba, whose skillful painter’s hand deftly tends to the design’s fine eddies and curves, is an employee of Hebron Glass, a family company of glass and ceramic handicraft employing 60 artisans.

ORGANIC LEMONGRASS LIP BALM FROM ZAMBIA

Ingredients: organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba oil, lanolin, organic lemongrass oil, organic peppermint oil, organic rosemary oil, vitamin E.

As a company, Zambeezi is committed to providing the people of Africa’s pristine subtropical forests sources of income other than timber and strip mining, sources more sustainable for people and land alike.

KITCHEN TOWEL FROM TURKEY

This 100% cotton towel absorbs water faster than a regular towel, dries quickly, and folds up small–perfect for drying dishes in your kitchen. Plus, it has tassels!

Hatch, a rare female who has mastered the craft of weaving (traditionally done by men) is a member of Atlas, a growing organization of weaving families in Buldan. Membership with Atlas enables weavers to earn a living while keeping a deep cultural tradition alive and sharing it with the world—and with your kitchen!

HANDWOVEN BASKET FROM MEXICO

These decorative and whimsical baskets make beautiful home storage options, lending a pop of color and handcrafted warmth to children’s bedrooms, bathroom storage, kitchen countertops or as gift packaging for loved ones. Baskets measure 6″ diameter x 5″ tall.

For the people of the Mixteca region of Mexico, basket-weaving is a way of life that also sustains life. On the outskirts of Oaxaca City, Doña Martina Garcia and her group of eight artisan basket weavers produce roughly 700 baskets per month. For each artisan involved, basket-weaving means a stable monthly income used for building a house, starting a small business, or purchasing food and medicine.

Get the Go Eat Give curated artisan box for only $50 inclusive of shipping within U.S. through GlobeIn. It makes for a great hostess gift, a special treat for someone who likes to cook or travel, and the best part is, you will be supporting 6 families around the world by purchasing this box.

You can also gift someone a monthly subscription to GlobeIn, through which they will receive a new theme box each month! Subscriptions cost $35-40/ month.