Christmastime comes with many exciting traditions. One tradition is hanging personalized stockings above a fireplace for each person in a household.
Usually, Christmas stockings are filled with knick-knacks on Christmas Eve… sometimes even with gag gifts. But with society turning towards conservation, we want to ask: why? Why continue this practice?
Isn’t it environmentally as well as emotionally better to give gifts you know your loved ones will enjoy?
So, today we will be starting our Luxury Stocking Stuffer 2022 series with food options any food lover would enjoy exploring!
Our selection – from salty to sweet, small to medium-sized, plain to spicy, everyday to unique – has something for everyone on your list.
Chimay Trappiste Cheese with Beer (Belgium & Austria), Brown Cow Parmigiano Reggiano DOP Cheese (Italy), Charles Arnaud Comte AOP Reserve 12 Months Aged (France), Parmigiano Reggiano Stravecchio-3 Yr Top Grade (Italy), French Raclette Cheese (France),
Les Trois Petits Cochons (France) – Vegan Terrine, Duck Rillettes, Smoked Salmon Pâté, Mousse Truffee (with black truffles, Pineau des Charentes and Sherry),
Maison Riviere (France) – Onion Chutney with Raisins & Honey, Quince Chutney & Madagascar Vanilla, Hot & Sweet Espelette Pepper Jelly,
Hellenic Farms (Greece & Cyprus) – Fig Salami with Orange Zest & Aleppo Pepper, Greek Fig Salami with Pistachio & Cinnamon, or Greek Fig Salami with Pistachio & Aleppo Pepper.
Ginger Chocolates to Nibble, Orangettes (orange peel in chocolate), Julenisse (Holiday chocolate lollipops), Dark chocolate French truffles gift box, Dolce Vita (a dark chocolate bar with coffee), Embrasse-moi (a white chocolate bar with passion fruit), Dear Old England (a milk chocolate bar with Earl Grey tea infused), or Nuits Indiennes (a dark chocolate bar with spices).
Vermont Creamery Herb Goat Log, Trufflin® Black Truffle Honey, Olympia Provisions Saucisson Sec, Zotter Chocolates Scotch Whiskey, ChocoHigos Chocolate Covered Figs, or V Smiley Preserves Strawberry Italian Plum Rosewater Jam.
Gianduja Christmas Tree; Pinecone Pralines; Christmas Stollen Confectionery (cake with almonds, sultanas, candied fruits and spices); Zurcher Leckerli (traditional Zurich pastry); Raspberry chocolate almonds; Top Ten (best-loved pralines and truffles); Marzipan Bar; Pomme aux Fleurs milk chocolate (white chocolate, fruity apple pieces and blue-pink alpine flowers); or Blanc Framboise Chocolate Bar.
(from the private residence of King Charles III & Queen Consort in Gloucestershire, UK)
Organic Mini Mince Pie, Organic Mulled Wine Spice Bag, Organic Milk Chocolate Bar, Christmas Preserve, or Organic Salted Caramel Truffles.
Plumier Petits Bonheurs (hazelnut pralines wrapped in gold), Box of 5 Candied Chestnuts (Turin chestnuts flavoured with vanilla and glazed), or Orangettes (candied orange covered with dark chocolate).
Atlas Mountains Wild Thyme & Rosemary Crisps, Lye Cross Cheddar & Onion Crisps, Upton Cheyney Jalapeño & Dill Crisps, or Kirkby Malham Chorizo Crisps.
All-Natural Beef Jerky: Original, All-Natural Venison Jerky: Original, All-Natural Alligator Jerky: Original, All-Natural Kangaroo Jerky: Original, All-Natural Elk Jerky: Original, All-Natural Salmon Jerky: Original, All-Natural Wild Boar Jerky: Original, All-Natural Alpaca Jerky: Original, All-Natural Ostrich Jerky: Original,
Soft and Tender Style Beef Jerky: Original, Whiskey, Whiskey Barbecue, Red Wine, Tequila Lime, Hot Jalapeno, Mango Jalapeno, Pale Ale Beer, Sweet and Spicy, Chipotle Bourbon, or Mesquite BBQ.
A few items on our list, (eg. cheese and pâté) need to be refrigerated. The later you can stuff them into their stocking, the better. You may even need to stuff them an hour or two before the big opening. So be mindful of this when choosing to gift perishable foods.
According to Bon Appetit, “cheese can stay out for up to six hours at 70°F or colder.” Hard cheeses like parmesan can stay out for longer. You can read more by clicking on the link ⬆️
If you want to gift perishable items, we also recommend you do not place your stockings in a warm area, for example in front of an open fire or near a heater. Choose cool areas and keep your home cool once you have stuffed your stockings.
A few items on our list are relatively large. So they will need a large stocking and a sturdy hanger.
* Please research the companies above before purchasing any products.