Friday, November 25

Gotta Go Ultimate Gift Guide 2011

It's time for the fourth annual Gotta Go Ultimate Gift Guide 2011, giving you ideas accumulated through personal experience, referrals and submissions. The handy list (in no particular order) is wrapped with links and recipient suggestions making it easier to find a perfect gift for just about everyone.

This year's Ultimate Gift Guide has a new item: the Judges' Favorite Award. The judges were unanimous in their enthusiasm of the inaugural distinction.

Without further ado...

Chocolate for the Spirit
What: Gourmet hand-crafted chocolates
Who: Chocolate lovers, hostess gift, monthly club, stocking stuffer

Burton's Maplewood Farms
What: Rum-infused maple syrup, pure maple syrup
Who: Foodies, gourmet cooks, pancake and waffle lovers
Where: BurtonsMaplewoodFarms

Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth
What: Mini pies cookbook
Who: Stocking stuffer, Children, gift exchange, baker

Cooking Greek Indy
What: Baklava cheesecake
Who: Hostess gift, family, individual, cheesecake lovers
Where: CookingGreekIndy

Winnie the Pooh
What: Disney's tale of everyone's lovable bear Cd/Blu-Ray set
Who: Movie buffs, Children
Where: WinniethePooh/Disney


240 Sweet
What: Gourmet marshmallows
Who: Sweet lovers, stocking stuffer, monthly club
Where: 240Sweet


What: Well-being waterproof bracelet
Who: Elderly, athletes, stocking stuffer
Where: iRenew

What: Absinthe louching gift set with authentic wormwood
Who: Discerning drinker, Absinthe lover,
Where: DrinkLucid

Sweet Tooth Bakery Indy
What: Cake bites/pops
Who: Hostess gift, family, college
Where: SweeetToothBakery

CAMUS Cognac
What: Cognac gift set
Who: Discerning drinker, Cognac lover, mixologist


Cooking Greek Indy
What: Gift basket of gluten-free brownies and cookies
Who: Gluten-allergy sufferers, hostess gift
Where: CookingGreekIndy

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
What: Disney tale of Captain Jack Sparrow Cd/Blu-Ray set
Who: Movie buffs, Johnny Depp fans, Children
Where: PiratesoftheCaribbean/Disney

Flying Wish Paper
What: Flying wish paper
Who: Group, family
Where: FlyingWishPaper


Molly Bakes
What: Crazy for Cake Pops cookbook
Who: Kids, stocking stuffer, hostess gift, bakers
Where: CakePops/UlyssesPress

Jill Silverman Hough
What: 100 Perfect Pairings Main Dishes; 100 Perfect Pairings Small plates
Who: Novice and expert wine drinkers, foodies, office gift exchanges

Bauducco Panettone
What: Italian traditional holiday cake with
Hershey's chocolate chips
Who: Hostess gift, family
Where: BauduccoFoods

Holiday World
What: Holiday World public figure Mrs. Koch bobble head
Who: Stocking stuffer, Holiday World lovers

Valerie Lum, Jenise Addison
What: Ice Cream Happy Hour
Who: 20-somethings, gourmet cooks, hostess gift, stocking stuffer
Where: HappyHour/UlyssesPress

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, syndicated blogger, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.


Jill Silverman Hough said...

Thank you so VERY MUCH for including my books in your gift guide, Elizabeth! I'm so honored.

A very, very happy holiday season to you and yours!

Elizabeth J. Musgrave said...

You are welcome Jill. The judges loved your new approach to pairing wines and food. The very reasonable price makes it great as a regular gift, stocking stuffer, or for exchanges at the office, church, etc.
Happy holidays!