Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for foodies

From the November 24, 2011 edition



Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams gifts, $60-$70

Buy them: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams or The Hills Market

Gift options for Jeni’s super-fans are plentiful this year. Jeni’s Sublime Holiday Collection — her signature adventurous nature is evident in flavors like Cumin & Butterscotch Cake and the lemony Frankincense & Almond Cake — is priced at $70 for six pints, and it’s available at stores and online. And The Hills is offering a $60 Jeni’s gift package including a copy of the book “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home,” a pint of ice cream and an ingenious American Apparel hoodie emblazoned with “I dream of Jeni.”
7860 Olentangy River Rd., Worthington 614-846-3220



Nesting doll measuring cups, $11.95

Buy them: Bink Davies

Your favorite baker will adore these heavy-duty plastic measuring cups that nest together just like traditional Russian matryoshkas. Available in red or white, with six cups measuring 1/8 cup to 1 full cup of dry ingredients.

668 N. High St., Short North 614-725-4588



Thunderkiss Coffee gift jars, $25

Buy it: Fresh Street

People with an appreciation for good food generally have an appreciation for good coffee too. Surprise your favorite caffeine junkie with beans from Thunderkiss, a new local small-batch coffee roaster. Jason Valentine is roasting 100 percent arabica, single-origin coffee in Clintonville, much of it fair-trade and organic. Six-ounce bags of beans are on sale at Celebrate Local at Easton and at the Fresh Street food hut. For the holidays, Fresh Street is selling 12 ounces of beans packaged in antique Bell jars.

1030 N. High St., Short North



Sweet Thing Gourmet jam, $5.95

Buy it: Curds & Whey

Artisan jams are a guaranteed home-run gift. Try the sweet-and-spicy flavor combinations of the Sweet Thing line, made out of a Bexley home. Especially tasty are the Raspberry-Jalapeno and Hot Chile-Cherry. Individual jars are on sale at the North Market’s Curds & Whey, or gift sets are available online at

59 Spruce St., North Market



Foodie poster, $25

Buy it: The Hills Market

For the political-minded foodie, Worthington-based Igloo Letterpress created this limited-edition poster (each is signed and numbered by the artist) exclusively for The Hills.

7860 Olentangy River Rd., Worthington 614-846-3220