Do you have friends that regularly invite you to join them for a weekend getaway at their cottage? If you are lucky enough to be part of their fun summer crowd, you’ll want to return the kindness to your hosts. Consider thanking them with a themed based basket filled with gifts every foodie will love.
For the friends who are into eating green, fill a salad bowl. Start with fresh seasonal fruit that would make their salads pop such as, Granny Smith apples, Gala apples, oranges, mandarin oranges, and dried cranberries or blueberries. Add some crunch to their greens with raw or roasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds or consider fresh or candied pecans or walnuts. If they are meat lovers, add in smoked salmon or an antipasto selection. Don’t forget to add salad enhancing cheeses and balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a fresh homemade vinaigrette.
A live edge cutting board (pictured above) is not only a beautiful base for your gift but also very practical. Stock the cutting board for your cottaging hosts with gourmet treats. Create a mix of tasting options with crackers, focaccia crisps, red pepper jelly, brie with a crock for baking and toppings, Sable & Rosenfeld 3-pepper blast dip, nuts, olives, and finish it off with a selection of fine chocolates and maple treats.
Cottagers that love to explore may enjoy a Bistrot de Paris wooden gift box filled with wild garlic pasta, brie with toppings, Classico Pasta Sauce, olives, Copper Pot Nut peanut collection, focaccia crisps-Tuscan style crackers, Yorkshire tea, espresso coffee, Fraktals handmade buttercrunch and Cashew Rocca.
A bright flower planter filled with party themed treats is the perfect gift for your entertaining-oriented hosts. Fill the container with margarita, lemonade or iced tea mixers for sipping. For snacking consider red pepper jelly, cheese, dips, and crackers along with a selection of nuts and salsa with chips.