A Foodster's Gift Guide: On-the-Go

Welcome to the last edition of the 09 Foodster's Gift Guide, and this time we're talking on-the-go. You know who I mean. The on-the-goer who loves food and sweets, yet whose day is so filled with work, school, or other commitments to get it together and enjoy a great home-cooked meal. Fear not, as the last part of our Gift Guide is for your favorite on-the-go foodster. Check it out...


Hot Chocolate & Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Set of 2, $33 (Williams-Sonoma); Sarabeth's Jam Gift Sampler Box, $25 (Sur la Table); Crumbs Gift Card, $15 (Crumbs); thelifestyled Monogrammed Tote Bag, $23 (Etsy.com); Crockpot Countdown Slow Cooker, $49.99 (crock-pot.com); Eco Coffee Cup, $14 (fredflare.com)

Hot Chocolate - Just like the Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark, this is a total splurge, but one that's well worth it in my opinion. Sampled at Winter's Eve, this hot chocolate is like no other. For the on-the-go food lover, this is a perfect way to have some delicious and quick, right out of your home.

Sarabeth's Jam Sampler - Jam is one of my favorite foods, and this is a great way to enjoy it long past Christmas. While homemade jam can be wonderful, this extensive sampler provides all the jam your heart desires. The complete set features plum cherry, orange apricot marmalade, strawberry raspberry, pineapple mango, mixed berry, and peach apricot.

Crumbs Gift Card - Need I say more? When is a free cupcake ever unwanted or unwarranted? Never. Especially as an on-the go treat.

Monogrammed Tote Bag - Always a pushover for anything monogrammed, I tote this little guy everywhere. The perfect lunch bag or grocery sack, this tote bag is super chic and personal making it the ultimate on-the-go gift. Oh, and did I mention that they are personally designed and crafted by bestie Catherine (who also just so happens to have a fabulously made-over blog)?

Crockpot Slow Cooker - This is one of my personal favorite appliances, and a great on-the-go gift. Put all of your ingredients in this sweet little appliance, press play, and presto! A home cooked meal that's perfect for the cold winter months...soup, pasta, chili, the possibilities are endless and it couldn't be easier.

Eco Coffee Cup - The perfect vehicle for the aforementioned hot chocolate. It's fun, functional and environmentally friendly to boot - the ideal way for an on-the-go foodster to bring homemade deliciousness along for the ride.

So what do you think? Any of these tickle your fancy? Do you have someone on your list for which any of these fit the bill?

Well that wraps up our '09 Gift Guide. I hope it was helpful in your holiday shopping, and if it was, I'd love to hear about it! Or if I left out any fabulous ideas, please clue me in for a possible reader-suggested gift guide for last minute shopping! Have an idea? Shout about it in comments!

*Also, if you missed any Foodster's Gift Guide madness last week, you can check out the guides below: