Sleigh bells are ringing; invitations are arriving; cookies are baking. The festive season is upon us, which means … you’re stressed! It’s understandable, and Caviar is here to help. Here are five ways Caviar can help solve (at least some of) your holiday problems.
1. Caviar’s nationwide shipping
Nationwide shipping means you can send hard-to-score sauces, sweets, meats, and charcuterie boards from every corner of the country. Caviar’s nationwide shipping can send a taste of iconic New York pastrami to Phoenix, or South Carolina barbecue to Chicago.
Here are a few more highlights. Fruit is a genius gift — perfect for those with dietary restrictions, and cheerful and bright for all. Chef-favorite Frog Hollow Farm grows gorgeous fruit on their 280-acre regenerative organic farm in Brentwood, CA, and their box includes a mix of the very best of the season.
For a cheese lover, choose a ready-to-devour board like the Diletto cheese and charcuterie board from Boarderie in West Palm Beach. (Oprah is a fan!) It’s a feast of rich pinot grigio salami, truffled Marcona almonds, Turkish figs, and Coppinger, a semisoft cheese from Sequatchie Cove Creamery in Tennessee with a layer of vegetable ash running through the center.
Fly by Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp is a spicy, savory, crispy, multifaceted flavor bomb in a jar that makes almost anything tastier, from dumplings to rice to scrambled eggs. Atlanta’s Tower Treats crafts half-pound ice cream scoop–shaped cookies — the golden-brown outside makes way for a luscious center packed with chocolate chips and rich peanut butter.
For your friend who gets pumped for steak night, you can send meat from Gibsons Steakhouse, an iconic Chicago institution. Gift their greatest hits by way of the Chicago Box: grass-fed, free-range, hand-cut bone-in filet, New York strip, and rib eye. For a tween or tween-at-heart, a rainbow explosion cake from Culver City’s Flour Shop is just the thing.
2. Caviar’s gift cards
When all else fails, a Caviar gift card is universal. It’s a favorite gift for exhausted new parents, but it’s equally spot-on for anyone who could use a break this season, which is everyone. It means at the end of the long day, the lucky recipient can forgo worrying about what to cook for dinner. When their hand rolls, tacos, soup dumplings, pho, or pasta arrives, they’ll surely think of you fondly.
Make it even more personal by including a recommendation. Tell San Francisco friends to dig into fresh pasta from Barzotto. Your Atlanta in-laws might want to try the Chilean sea bass and jumbo lump crab cakes from Atlanta Fish Market. Or you can suggest an order of the Pollo Havana 1957 from Havana 1957 in Miami, juicy roast chicken made even juicier with secret-recipe Cuban gravy and served with a feast of sides: rice, black beans, potatoes, and sweet plantains.
3. Caviar’s treats and booze
For friends, family members, or fabulous hosts in your own city, we are hard-pressed to think of a better or easier last-minute gift than sending a sweet treat or a bottle of wine via Caviar.
A few places to start for sweets: In NYC, Fan-Fan Doughnuts from pastry chef and cookbook author Fany Gerson are globally inspired and come in celebratory flavors like salted brown butter caramel, Mexican cinnamon sugar, and mango lassi. Or send a slice of sweet and tangy Bang! Bang! Honey Pie with salted brown butter crumble from Chicago’s Honey Butter Fried Chicken, or generously sized, tender yet crunchy Hot Cookie cookies from San Francisco (don’t sleep on the toffee milk chocolate).
Wine, whiskey, and port are classic gifts for good reason. Caviar’s selection is deep and interesting. Send an easy-drinking orange wine from Los Angeles’ Psychic Wines, or a bottle of Abadia Da Cova, an orujo — that's pomace brandy from northern Spain — crafted from mencia, albariño, and godello grapes from Spirit Animal in Brooklyn.
4. Caviar’s preordered feasts
In the words of Ina Garten: Store-bought is fine! But you know what’s even better than store-bought? Chef-made and Caviar-delivered. Especially when you can plan your feast ahead of time.
If you live in NYC, take a look at our Holiday Preorder Menus collection. Here’s how it works: Browse the preorder holiday options, from festive doughnuts to side dishes to full holiday spreads to desserts; load up your cart; and choose your delivery date and time. That’s it! Instant (planned-ahead!) holiday feast. Participating merchants include bakeries like Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery and Buttah (whose holiday desserts are shown in the picture up top!) and restaurants like Legacy Records and Pasta Louise.
While preorder is only available in NYC right now, this time- and sanity-saving option just might be making its way to your town in time for next year’s holiday feasting.
5. Caviar delivery!
Perhaps this is obvious, but it bears reminding: Caviar is here for you in a pinch. When you’re exhausted from ice skating or shopping, caroling or partying, hosting or traveling, cooking or caregiving, give yourself the gift of a convenient, delicious meal that’s exactly what you’re craving. Put your feet up, dig in, and toast to everything you’re doing to make the holiday magic happen.