Still can't figure out what to give the connoisseur of all things food-related in your life? We've got you covered. We rounded up some of the best offerings the Hamptons has to offer when it comes to eating and drinking well. Even better, everything included in this gift guide can be ordered online...so you don't even need to leave the house!
If you've spent any time in the area, you should be more than familiar with Tate's Bake Shop and the buttery goodness of their cookies. Voted #1 by Consumer Reports, the sweet treats have become a staple of the Hamptons diet and are always a welcome gift. Better yet, why not include a copy of Baking For Friends so your giftee will always have something tasty ready for when you visit.
The Shark Tank panel may have passed on investing in this business, but that doesn't change the fact that Donna McCue's Fat Ass Fudge is some of the best around. Made with "72% pure dark Belgian chocolate, organic goat's milk, and goat's milk butter" the stuff is seriously addicting.
Sure, you can go the Hickory Farms or Figis route when sending your brother-in-law the usual holiday basket of cheese, but a few blocks sent from Mecox Dairy will actually be appreciated. We're partial to their Farmhouse and Blue cheddars.
These little jars of 100% naturally processed finishing salt have been making their way into farmers markets and restaurants since the company launched in 2009. The combo pack?which includes their Montauk, East Hampton, and Montauk blends?is the way to go here.
Their 2011 rosé has long been sold out, but folks always appreciate a bottle or two from Wölffer, regardless if it's pink or not. If you've just got to go with a rose, though, their 2009 Sparkling Rose ($40) is especially tasty.
For the caffeine lover in your life, the Hampton Coffee Company offers a selection of gift baskets. Prices range from $25.99 to $65.99 for the sets. Too rich for your blood? You can always opt for a pound of town-branded beans. First time customers can also get any two of of their blends for $22.
First published in 1985, The Loaves and Fishes Cookbook is filled with quick and easy recipes. One caveat, as one reviewer puts it, "this book is NOT for someone on a low-cholesterol diet." That's probably why everything tastes so good.
One more diet-be-damned option to add to the present pile. Watermill Cupcake Company offers delivery of cakes, cupcakes, and mini-cupcakes. Who doesn't love red-velvet or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting? No one. That's who.
Thought they're located on the?gasp!?North Fork, Mali B Sweets has created a collection of South Fork chocolate bars. The "Hamptons Five" includes the set and can be had for $35.