With the ground blanketed with a healthy layer of snow, lights twinkling in the trees and holiday events sparking excitement, town is starting to buzz with festive spirit. When thinking of gifts to give a host, coworker or the foodie in the family, don’t forget the amazing options we have available in our beautiful town. Here are six gift ideas to shop local this holiday season:
Locally distilled spirits with unique, bold flavoring and beautiful labeling make for an ideal last-minute gift. Grab a cocoa and rum liqueur, rich in cocoa flavor from Caribbean Trinitario cocoa beans. Waterpocket roasts the lightly fermented and sun-dried beans locally and then macerates them in their house-made rum. Visit their distillery in Park City to purchase bottles, take a tour and attend tasting sessions.
This stunning store conveniently located near Smith’s in Kimball Junction, offers an array of gourmet salts and spices, infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Grab a lemon Cyprus flake sea salt for the perfect finishing for fish or a black truffle olive oil to drizzle over pizza.
Richly flavored chocolates are perfect for hostess gifts or stocking stuffers. This locally made chocolate is small batch, bean-to-bar chocolate using classic European methods with a modern American style. Snag the holiday special edition: the chocolate eggnog bar. Visit the local cafe and store here.
New West Knifeworks
Beautifully handcrafted, sustainably harvested wood make these knife sets the center of the kitchen and any cook’s dream. Visit their website for more information.
Old Town Cellars
The Townie Rosé is a Park City local favorite and recently became available again after being sold out. This wine is a crisp, bright rosé blend in the traditional southern French style. If rosé isn’t your jam, check out the local shop and bar for other options, such as their flagship Mountain Red or Snowbunny Syrah.
Local Cooking Classes
Gifting a cooking class will surely be the most thoughtful gift to give the foodie in your life and we love two options we have here in town.
Mountain Town Olive Oil
Hosted in their new back of store event space on Historic Main Street, you will observe as their chef shares new and different ways to use their oils and vinegar. Attendees will leave with a small gift of their products and discount to shop in-store afterward. Visit their website for more information on class offerings.
Offering three types of workshops: “Make and Take,” “Make and Eat” and “Kitchen Fundamentals”, attendees will learn an array of knowledge like canning, full meal preparation, and prepping techniques. After each event, guests will leave with recipes and tips to recreate at home. Reserve class space here.