Thank you to Shaw’s for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions expressed here are my own.
What does holiday gifting mean to you? Is it a stressful time of year when you’re running around trying to come up with the perfect gift for each individual person?
To minimize stress I try to create a list of gift ideas in the beginning of the year that I fill in as the year goes by so that when it comes time to pick something out I already have an idea — though normally I just go straight for food gifts.
Food gifts are my favorite. They’re edible, fun and as far as I can tell everyone loves them.
You can make food gifts looks super cute in a fun gift basket, and compile all types of different goodies together from sweet to savory.
It always seems to be a great idea, and while I would love to think of myself as a DIY goddess and make hand crafted edible holiday treats in Pinterest worthy jars, sometimes that’s just not realistic.
And for those times the Shaw’s Signature RESERVE™ line of products has you covered. This line of products includes everything from chocolate truffles, to gorgeous jars of pasta sauce, aromatic coffees and loose leaf teas. If you’re looking for food based gifts, you can certainly count on Shaw’s Market this holiday season. The packaging is top of the line and the design is sharp and festive.
What I love about the Signature RESERVE line is that it features products with global ingredients, and unique flavors – think elevated culinary experiences. The products must be top quality in order to earn the Signature RESERVE label, and trust me they look it!
There are no shortage of items to choose from, and a whole array of sweet treats including indulgent ice creams and chocolate French truffles, but I opted to go for more of a savory gift basket.
For my gift basket I selected the following items:
- Signature RESERVE Pasta Fusilli
- Signature RESERVE Pasta Orecchiette
- Signature RESERVE Pasta Sauce Tomato Basil
- Signature RESERVE Pasta Sauce Pomodoro Marinara
- Signature RESERVE Coffee Don Chico Lansas
My gift basket was made up of pasta and pasta sauce, as well as coffee. The coffee is seriously to die for. The package has that tiny cut out in order for you to be able to smell the beans themselves and they smell divine. The aroma is addicting. That strong fresh coffee smell is sure to give the gift basket away!
I am also very excited about the premiere pasta sauces made in Torino, Italy (where I have 2 aunts), using a traditional slow stirring technique to bring out the complex flavors. These will pair perfectly with the two types of pasta in the basket which are cut using traditional bronze dies to create a porous surface that perfectly absorbs sauce. I cannot wait to gift this to my family this holiday season!
This holiday season if you’re looking for gifting ideas, look no further than the Signature RESERVE line of food basket products at Shaw’s and Star Market. This is where quality and value meet!
Shaw’s was one of my first jobs in high school (and life) so it always holds a dear place in my heart and brings back memories and nostalgia whenever I shop there.
I buy my Signature RESERVE products at my local Shaw’s, and you can also find them exclusively at all the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, , and Carrs/Safeway. so head over to Shaws.com or StarMarket.com to find a store near you.
Make your holiday gift basket special with ultra-premium Signature RESERVE products – available in my area exclusively at Shaw’s and Star Market stores and online. I buy my Signature RESERVE ™ products at my local Shaw’s and Star Market, and you can also find them exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Shaws.com or StarMarket.com to find a store near you and discover more meal prep tips and recipe ideas.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.