2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Foodies in Your Life

Monday Oct 12, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Foodies in Your Life

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We all know those foodies in our life. You know? The one that brings baked goods into the office every week, or the one that you ask for restaurant recommendations from (a glorified Yelper). Maybe it’s the friend that hosts your friend group on the regular and always cooks something scrumptious. Whoever the foodie is in your life, I’m sure you’re grateful for them, and as the holiday season approaches you may be wondering, what gift do you give a foodie? Or what’s a good gift for someone that likes cooking? Well, you came to the right place! 

Saratoga Olive Oil Company offers a wide variety of gifts from savory olive oils and sweeter balsamics to sea salts and seasonings. We’ve got gift ideas for all of your culinary enthusiasts. But, the best part is that we broke this gift guide down by price! With 2020 being a crazy year, to say the least, we want to make your holiday season and especially your holiday shopping a little less stressful and a whole lot easier. 

By breaking our gift guide up into different price ranges we are making sure that whatever your budget is this holiday season, Saratoga Olive Oil Company has something for you to give! 

Stocking Stuffers Under $13

60 ml bottle pairings

Our array of fun and unique stocking stuffers include:

  1. Individual 60ml Bottles – $7
  2. Self-Closing Spouts (Gold or Silver) – $4.95
  3. 60 ml Bottle Pairings – $12.95
  4. Sea Salts (20 varieties!) – starting at $12

Great Gifts Under $25

These gifts are best for the budget-friendly shopper. Or, let’s say you have a large family and many gifts to give away this Christmas? Maybe you are invited to one (or a few) secret Santa gift exchanges this year? Whatever it may be, check out these 5 budget-friendly gift options that will leave anyone feeling appreciated.

Bamboo Salt Box with Spoon – $18.95

This sleek, and easy to use bamboo saltbox is a great place to store your Saratoga salts in to keep them fresh for longer. Add a Salt for as low as $12!  

Wooden Box with Two 60 ml Bottles – $23.95

Pair this beautiful hand-crafted box from Saratoga Springs, NY with one of our 5 best selling flavor combinations below:

  • Basil Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic
  • Tuscan Herb Olive Oil & Traditional Balsamic
  • Garlic Olive Oil & Fig Balsamic
  • Mushroom Sage Olive Oil & Lemon Balsamic
  • Blood Orange Olive Oil & Raspberry Balsamic

Olive Oil & Vinegar 60 ml Three Pack – $21

Give someone the gift of flavor this holiday season! Choose between two delicious collections: 

  • Tuscan Collection – Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, & Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
  • Saratoga Collection – Garlic Olive Oil, Red Apple Balsamic, & Cranberry Pear Balsamic

Trivets – $21.95

A unique hostess gift for the horse lover! This Saratoga hot plate is available in a high-temperature powder coat finish in Saratoga red, graphite black, or a stainless steel finish. Serve your hot dishes on these decorative trivets or hang on a wall in your kitchen.

But, wait. There’s more! Click here for access to all of our Gifts Under $25.

Great Gifts Under $50

These too are unique gift ideas for a budget-friendly shopper. But, maybe you have a bit more flexibility in your budget and want that extra ‘Wow’ factor. All of these gifts will definitely make whoever it is that’s on the receiving end feel loved, whether it’s close girlfriends, co-workers, or family members, and everyone in between.

Olive Oil & Balsamic Pairing – 200 ml – $25.90

You can choose from 4 deliciously curated flavor combinations:

  • Tuscan Herb Olive Oil & Traditional Balsamic
  • Garlic Olive Oil & Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
  • Blood Orange Olive Oil & Fig Balsamic 
  • Mushroom Sage Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic 

Don’t forget to add a Bella Vita Gift Bag to make it even more special! They range from $4.50 to $6.50.

Daily Double Gift Basket – $42.95

The Daily Double Gift Basket includes one of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic 200 ml pairings and 2 Pour Spouts beautifully wrapped up with a bow and ribbon. Choose from the following 3 different combinations:

  • “Tuscan” Daily Double – Tuscan Herb Olive Oil & Traditional Balsamic & 2 Pour Spouts.
  • “Garlic Lovers” Daily Double – Garlic Olive Oil & Sicilian Lemon Balsamic & 2 Pour Spouts. 
  • “Mediterranean” Daily Double – Basil Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic & 2 Pour Spouts.

Starter Gift Basket – $50.00

This beautiful “stand-up” gift basket is a wonderful way to let someone know you are thinking about them this holiday season. The basket includes Tuscan Herb Olive Oil – 200 ml, Traditional Balsamic – 200 ml, Garlic Medley Sea Salt, and 2 Pour Spouts. These flavors are our best sellers so it’s a great way to introduce someone you love to our delicious products! 

Wooden Track box with Five 60 ml Bottles – $44.95

The photo on this box was taken back in 1900 and encaptures the history of the famous Saratoga Race Track. The box itself is made of Baltic Birch and the flavors included are Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, Garlic Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, and Basil Olive Oil

Handmade Cruets – $34.95 

What is a cruet, you ask? They are beautifully designed bottles that hold your oils and balsamic! Our cruets are branded with the Saratoga Olive Oil Company Logo and come in a variety of colors. Note* They can hold up to one 200 ml bottle.

Oil & Vinegar Three Pack – 200 ml Bottles – $36.95

You can choose from curated two collections:

  • Tuscan Collection – Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, & Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
  • Saratoga Collection – Garlic Olive Oil, Red Apple Balsamic, & Cranberry Pear Balsamic

Oil & Vinegar Six Pack – 60 ml Bottles – $42

This is our #1 gift sold! With 6 flavors included, the recipients of this gift get a diverse taste of what SOOC has to offer. Choose from three tasty collections:

  • Saratoga Signature Collection – Medium EVOO, Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Blood Orange Olive Oil, Traditional, Raspberry and Cranberry Pear Balsamic
  • Italy’s Finest Collection – Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Garlic Olive Oil, Basil Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, Fig Balsamic, Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Italy’s Finest Collection 
  • Fire Collection – Baklouti Green Chili Oil, Chipotle Olive Oil, Harissa Olive Oil, Cobrancosa EVOO, Jalapeño Balsamic, Serrano Honey Vinegar

Our Best Seller – Olive Oil & Balsamic Pairing – 375 ml – $37.90

You can choose from 4 deliciously curated flavor combinations:

  • Tuscan Herb Olive Oil & Traditional Balsamic
  • Garlic Olive Oil & Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
  • Blood Orange Olive Oil & Fig Balsamic 
  • Mushroom Sage Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic 

Plus, for the food lovers that you know well… our lover-inspired pairings are sure to impress:

Around the World Pairing – $37.90

Check out more of our Gifts Under $50 here

Great Gifts Under $75

Every gift in this collection is sure to make the food lover in your life feel extra special. With the small increase in price, there comes a big increase in thoughtfulness and variety. These make exceptional gifts for bosses, parents, close friends, and loved ones who love to cook!

Exacta Gift Basket (includes 200 ml bottles) – $64.95

This basket includes our best selling extra virgin olive oils, balsamics, and sea salts, as well as a handmade dipping dish and 2 self-closing spouts for your bottles! And the best part is that you can choose from three different collections. Each collection is based on a certain type of food lovers interests:

  • Tuscan: Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, & Rosemary Sea Salt
  • Garlic Lovers: Garlic Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, & Garlic Medley Sea Salt
  • Mediterranean: Basil Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic, & French Provençal Sea Salt

Home Stretch Gift Basket (includes 375 ml bottles) – $69.95

Make it to the homestretch of your Christmas shopping this holiday season with our Home Stretch Gift Basket! This hand-curated gift basket with 375 ml bottles, will definitely make a statement at your next gift exchange. Again, you can choose from three combinations that target a few different interests of your fantastic food lovers:

  • Tuscan: Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, & Rosemary Sea Salt
  • Garlic Lovers: Garlic Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, & Garlic Medley Sea Salt
  • Mediterranean: Basil Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic, & French Provençal Sea Salt

Aged Balsamic Collection – $74.95

Our Aged Balsamic Collection is for the true admirer of the finer things in life. This naturally syrupy and sweet collection of balsamic is sourced straight from Modena, Italy. Their taste is exquisite and is sure to impress. The products in this set include:

  • Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fig Dark Balsamic Vinegar 
  • Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic Vinegar
  • Premium White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 4 Tapi Spouts.
  • 3 delicious recipes that incorporate the ingredients from this collection!

Great Gifts $75+

If you’re looking to be the hero this Christmas, you’ve come to the right spot. All of our gifts above $75 would make (and keep) anyone smiling throughout the holidays. Most of the collections even hone in on specific interests, ensuring that you give the right gift to the right person this season. 

Greek Collection – $79.95

Calling all fans of greek flavors, dishes, and people! This collection highlights some of our favorite Mediterranean flavors that will surely freshen any dish. The following products are included in our Greek Collection:

  • Basil Infused Olive Oil – 200 ml
  • Garlic Infused Olive Oil – 200 ml
  • Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar – 200 ml
  • Fig Dark Balsamic Vinegar – 200 ml
  • Citrus Fennel Sea Salt
  • 2 Tapi Spouts
  • 2 Self Closing Pour Spouts.

If you love all things Italian, or you’re trying to get a gift for someone who does, you’ll want to check out our Italian Collection ($79.95)!

World Fire Collection – $84.95

This collection is HOT! If you have some spicy food lovers in mind, then this collection is for you. With chiles and spices from all over the world, you better be sure to give the receiver a glass of water along with this one. The spicy products in this collection include the following:

  • Harissa Olive Oil – 200 ml
  • Red Cayenne Chili Olive Oil – 200 ml
  • Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil – 200 ml
  • Jalapeno Balsamic – 200 ml 
  • Habanero Sea Salt 
  • 2 Tapi Spouts
  • 2 Self Closing Pour Spouts
  • 1 Tasty Recipe 

Similarly, if you love all things French, you have someone in mind who does, look at our French Riviera Collection ($84.95) for a dive into our favorite Provencal flavors of France! 

Trifecta Gift Basket – $84.95

The Trifecta Gift Baskets are a perfect combination of our best selling EVOOs, balsamics, sea salts, self-closing spouts, and a hand-made dipping dish. Your gift recipient will love this basket! Choose from 3 flavor combinations:

  • Tuscan –  Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, Rosemary Sea Salt
  • Garlic Lovers – Garlic Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, Fig Balsamic, Garlic Medley Sea Salt, Dipping Dish  & 3 Pour Spouts.
  • Mediterranean – Basil Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic, Raspberry Balsamic, French Provençal Sea Salt, Dipping Dish & 3 Pour Spouts.

Premium Gift Basket – $100.00

This stunningly decorated gift basket is a great way to show your loved ones how much you care about them. Who knows? Maybe your favorite foodie will invite you over for dinner sometime soon! The beautiful woven basket holds the following products:

  • Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 200 ml
  • Tuscan Olive Oil – 200 ml
  • Fig Balsamic Vinegar – 200 ml
  • Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar – 200 ml
  • Smoked Bacon Chipotle Sea Salt
  • Rosemary Sea Salt
  • 2 – Self Closing Pour Spouts

“Best Seller” Assortment – from $150 

Last but not least, our Best Seller Assortment of twelve olive oils and balsamics is the perfect introduction to Saratoga Olive Oil Company and the delicious flavors we offer. The assortment of flavors is available in 200 ml bottles for $150, 375 ml bottles for $225, and 750 ml bottles for $400. With a wide variety of Saratoga Olive Oil Co. products, this gift is the gift that keeps on giving!

Olive Oil flavors include: Basil, Blood Orange, Chipotle, Garlic, Meyer Lemon, & Tuscan Herb. 

Balsamic flavors include: Cranberry pear, Fig, Sicilian Lemon, Neapolitan Herb, Peach, & Traditional

Gift Cards 

Don’t forget about the trusty gift card. Whatever the occasion, people love gift cards, so add any amount to our cards and give away! Our gift cards are available electronically (e-gift card only), as well as in-store (physical card form that can be used in-store & online). 

Gift Guide Breakdown with Hayley Stevens

Watch along as our Executive Olive Oil Taster – Hayley Stevens breaks down our holiday gift guide!

Let’s be givers this holiday season!

We hope that this gift guide helps make your gift-giving much easier this year and has inspired some gift ideas for the foodies in your life. 

On behalf of the entire Saratoga Olive Oil Company team, we wish you Happy Holidays and a healthy New Year!