Holiday Shopping Finds 2012

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. So many ways to spend your well-earned paychecks in the days following Thanksgiving and leading up to Christmas.

I thought I’d take a quick glance at some of the quirky foodie finds that you can find out there this year. All of these items were found at a local CVS pharmacy in the metro Boston area so you may not be able to find all of these in your area. I’ve tried linking to online shopping sites that carry the items, if you’re curious.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the foodie gifts…

super pretzel makerThe first item on our wish list is this Super Pretzel maker. Now, you can bring home that soft-baked pretzel taste from the ballpark. You can make five mini soft pretzels and warm up cheese for dipping. It also comes with a recipe book. In the store, it sells for $19.99. Buy online here.

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Cookie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite cookie is the Oreo. Love. Them. Well, I’ve never really met any cookie that I haven’t liked.

However, I do have a soft spot in my heart (and my tummy) for a warm and chewy homemade chocolate chip cookie. You know it’s a great cookie even before you’ve placed them in the oven when you’re devouring the dough from the spoon, and slapping your husband (lovingly, of course!) for wanting the last schnibble-schnabble of doughy, chocolatey goodness. Then, once it bakes, your house is filled with this glorious aroma of family. Chocolate chip cookies smell like family.

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