Let's face it, gifting is hard. While the holiday season is really all about friends, family and delicious food, gift giving continues to be an essential holiday tradition. If you're looking for the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for foodie friend or social and environmentally conscious coworker, we might have a few ideas for you. 

When it's time to wrap those gifts and hang those stockings, consider this little holiday tune: "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses, and don't forget to follow us on Spotify and listen to our Cheese & Cheer Holiday Playlist.  

Gifts for the cheese lover on your list!

SAVOR - A Comprehensive Guide to Serving Boards

Serving boards possess an uncanny ability to mirror the mood of a host and transform a room's ambiance as friends and family gather around them to both eat and enjoy time together. Savor lavishly details how to create memorable and delicious serving boards, no matter the season or the occasion. Expert advice and insights provide strategies and approaches for composing boards that balance flavor profiles and textures, using elegant and inventive recipes.

Brooklyn Slate Cheeseboards 
We love the slate cheeseboards from Brooklyn Slate; they're rustic and simple, but plenty elegant for any holiday celebration. This set comes with a wood cheese knife and chalk.  

Murray's Cheese Gift Box:  These folks know cheese, and can ship a variety of goodies right to your door.  We love their collection called American Splendor which sources cheeses and pairings made from the USA. 

Farmhouse Pottery Cheese Stone:  These cheese stones come in three different sizes and are a great foundation to build a cheeseboard. 

Chevre (Short Stack) 
From one of the foremost experts in cheese and cheesboards, Tia Keenan, comes "Chevre"  the first edition book dedicated to a cheese, focuses on one of the most beloved, versatile cheeses out there. Chevre, the soft, tangy goat cheese, goes much further than a cheese plate, as author and cheese expert Tia Keenan shows with recipes like chevre beignets, snap peas with chevre ranch dressing, and curried chevre straws.

Gifts that Give Back... 

Hedley and Bennett (PRODUCT)RED Apron:
We just love Hedley Bennett for their ability to outfit home cooks and chefs in killer aprons made in vibrant colors and durable fabrics. The holidays are a great time to consider chartible gifts and products that support worthy causes. Consider this apron that saves lives! Made with red poly cotton twill, featuring pops of gray tones and matte black hardware, this apron is super durable and equipped to hide stains like the kitchen boss you are. A portion of every (PRODUCT)RED apron purchase directly benefits the global fight to end AIDS. Bonus! Also available for KIDS!

Greyston Bakery Brownies 
Show me somebody who doesn't like a delicious brownie and I'll show somebody that sits on a throne of lies. When considering the brownie lover on your list this year, check out Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, NY. This fellow B Corp makes 34,000 pounds of brownies every day and ships them to Ben & Jerry's for use in their amazing ice cream. Beyond the brownies, Greyston's mission is to create thriving communities through the practice of Open Hiring™. Check them out, folks!

The mission-driven outdoor giant just announced that they are donating $10 million to help combat climate change! This is what it means to put your money where your mouth is. This holiday season, consider a Patagonia gift card, know that you're supporting a company that supports our planet.