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Gadgets and Gifts- Beverage Must Haves for 2013

The gift giving ideas (or wish list for yours truly) are flowing freely. Take a look at the newest and most unique finds for individuals who are big on beverage service, or just like to drink the juice.

Mistobox is the gift of coffee that lasts the entire year!

Mistobox is the gift of coffee that lasts the entire year!

Coffee is a beverage that is enjoyed by almost everyone. Whether it’s the caffeine addict who can’t survive a day without it, or the connoisseur who enjoys various blends and nuances, the Mistobox is a perfect gift for a year’s worth of giving. Think of this as the updated version of fruit that arrives monthly or a a magazine subscription. Each month you or your recipient can end up with four flavors of coffee selected just for you. Subscriptions start at $19.00 per month and offer free shipping.

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A set of four Sertodo copper mugs are beautifully made and timeless.

Consider copper the new black. It’s timeless and can show off a variety of styles including modern or traditional. It’s a pack of four hammered copper mugs that have solid heavy gauge materials to stand the test of time. Available from Amazon.com courtesy of Sertodo, these twelve ounce mugs are beautiful to serve up your next batch of iced tea, or cold frosty beers. Retails for $120.00.

Infuse some love into your water with these easy portable infusers!

Infuse some love into your water with this easy portable infuser!

This  portable water bottle is a wonderful way to infuse some flavor into your water – the pure way! Thanks to Fancy, this water bottle can infuse subtle flavors of cucumber, berries, watermelon or citrus (anything you can concoct) for a jaunt out and about. A perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the person who has everything. Retails for $16.00.

An aromatic, spicy blend of chocolate chips to bring new vigor to your hot chocolate drinking.

An aromatic, blend of chocolate chips, cinnamon and ginger to bring new vitality to your hot chocolate drinking.

Hot chocolate doesn’t have to be so drab anymore. Add some spice in your life thanks to Food52′s amazing product selection and feature of Yemen Hot Chocolate and More, a ginger, cinnamon and chocolatey concoction. Retails for $18.00.

Glass straws from Canoe that are break free AND with a lifetime guarantee!

Glass straws from Canoe that are break free AND with a lifetime guarantee!

Paper straws are so passé. The “it” gift this year is for glass straws that are made from laboratory grade glass, are dishwasher safe and come with a lifetime guarantee. All thanks to Canoe, these are great way to upgrade your drink service and look even better doing it. Retails for $8.00 per straw.

Add some humor and vintage appeal to your gift giving with these coffee spoons.

Add some humor and vintage appeal to your gift giving with these coffee spoons.

For the person in your life who enjoys a hot cup of coffee with friends, possibly a vintage vibe and a little humor mixed in, then consider these four silver spoons from Scout Mob. Stamped on vintage silver spoons the sayings “Coffee, Stir Crazy, A Nice Bold Cup and Instant Human Just Add Coffee,” help lighten up your next cup of coffee. Retails for $42.00.

Bombs away shot glass are gift to keep you armed and ready.

Bombs away shot glasses are a gift to keep you armed and ready.

For the perpetual kid in your life, or for someone who just loves sake bombs or jagerbombs, then these Bombs Away Shot Glasses are perfect. Double walled with an outline of an actual bomb, they’re sure to bring some excitement and good times to the after dinner parties around the holidays and for many occasions to come. Set of two retails for $20.99.

One lump or two? You decide with this clever camel sugar cube holder.

One lump or two? You decide with this clever sugar cube holder.

For those who love Geico’s commercial, HUMP DAY! Or just enjoy coffee with a little dry humor, then then One Lump or Two Camel Sugar Bowl is perfect for you. Retails for $15.00 from Give Simple.

Give the gift of beer, food style. Food related items for the beer lover.

Give the gift of beer, food style. Food related items for the beer lover.

For the avid beer drinker in your life, bring the gift of beer in many a formats thanks to Scout Mob. A gift pack containing Craft Beer and Pretzel Caramels by Shotwell Candy Co., IPA Beer Jelly by Potlicker, Guinness Marshmallows by Wondermade, Original White Bread Mix by SoberDough and Pale Ale Candle by Brown Bag Soap Co. Retails for $54.00.

Give guests a way to keep track of their drinks while playing out their set-list fantasies.

Give guests a way to keep track of their drinks while playing out their set-list fantasies.

For those of you who enjoy reminiscing the eighties and nineties, or know someone who has a fond memory of a certain mix tape, take a look at these drinking glasses! This set of six from Uncommon Goods comes with a wax pen to differentiate drinkers, but also bring back the sounds of memories’ past. Retails for $50.00.

A whimsical gift to enjoy alongside hot coffee or a fresh batch of cookies.

A whimsical gift to enjoy alongside hot coffee or a fresh batch of cookies.

As cream begins to show up in new ways, be sure that the iconic milk carton never is forgotten. Thanks to this whimsical glass replica from Fancy, serving cream for coffee or even serving up milk with that plate of cookies will be sure to bring back memories of childhood. A single pint retails for $13.00.

Hope you enjoyed this year’s mashup! Stay tuned for more gift ideas and holiday recipes, and as always if you have feedback, please feel free to comment below!

To full plates and eating your tarte out.

Written by Tarte Chic

Author Kat Nielsen (formerly Kat Wojtylak) is a horse enthusiast turned food blogger. She maintains a day job in the horse world handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences.

Comments (2 comments)

  • December 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    […] you enjoyed this year’s mashup of gift ideas for the baker, beverage connoisseur or foodie! Stay tuned for holiday ideas, tips and recipes, and as always if you have feedback, […]

  • nancy Noel
    December 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Love these gifts!! So many that would truly be as fun to give as to get! Thanks Kat~

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