Everyone enjoys a few indulgences during the holidays. The tasteful gifts below will make a big impression.
A Fruitcake from Collin Street Bakery (800-292-7400) features Texas pecans, pure clover honey, pineapples, papayas, white raisins and cherries. Price: $16.95.
Cookies from Chris's Cookies (201- 438-4440) come in several delectable varieties, including chocolate chunk, oatmeal maple and peanut butter. Price: $21 for a tin of 12.
Brownies from Selma's ( 800-992-6654) are dense, moist squares loaded with dark and white chocolate and Heath Bar Crunch. Price: $20.95 per dozen.
Praline Pecans from Savannah Candy Kitchen (800-443-7884) are sweet pecan confections with a distinctively Southern flair. In addition to the traditional variety, they're also available covered in white and dark chocolate. Price: $19.95-$29.95 for a box of 18.
Cheesecake from Junior's Restaurant in Brooklyn (800-958-6467) is an 8-inch, 3-pound indulgence available in a variety of mouth-watering flavors, including raspberry swirl and apple crumb. Price: $27.95.
Starbucks (800-STARBUC) offers a variety of gift baskets, coffee samplers and more. The blends sampler gift basket features a half-pound each of French Roast, House Blend, CaffÿFDFDFDFD Verona and Christmas Blend whole-bean coffees in an embossed holiday tin. The new Starbucks Card smart card lets businesses purchase and reload cards for client, customer or employee gifts. Price: $22.95 for blends sampler.
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