Ten on Tuesday, the grocery gift edition.


Ten Gifts You Can Pick Up at the Grocery Store. Ten on Tuesday

  1. Assortment of cheeses, sausages, crackers, and — depending on the liquor laws in your state — a bottle of wine. You can also add an assortment of mustards and nuts if your budget allows. Basket optional.
  2. Let the grocery store do it and save yourself the work.
  3. Almonds, cashews, pecans, peanuts, and the herbs and spices to make spiced nuts.
  4. Gift card for groceries. Always welcomed by college students and struggling 20-somethings.
  5. Yarn to make a quick hat or scarf. Note: this one only applies if you live in Iceland, where grocery stores carry yarn.
  6. Ingredients for really good cocoa, plus cinnamon sticks or homemade marshmallows.
  7. Chocolate, condensed milk, nuts, other supplies to make fudge, plus a pretty container to hold it.
  8. Ingredients to make an assortment of Christmas cookies, plus pretty holiday plates to hold them.
  9. Basket with pears, blue cheese, and crackers. Note: I am currently accepting all such baskets; no need to give it to anyone else.
  10. A couple USDA Prime steaks. I gave this gift to a neighbor one year for his birthday; he and his wife were at the stage of life when they were downsizing and didn’t want any more stuff.
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9 Responses to Ten on Tuesday, the grocery gift edition.

  1. Kwizgiver says:

    My local market makes great baskets, too.

  2. Carole says:

    I love the idea of giving someone special steaks! And also the blue cheer and pears and crackers. Finally, now I want a grocery store that sells yarn.

  3. Susan says:

    I got all excited about the yarn, until I finished reading the rest of it. I wonder what it would take to get yarn into grocery stores in the US. And we used to have good steaks shipped to my brother and his wife (who are childless and have enough money to buy whatever they want) because they lived in a tourist community where it was impossible to buy good cuts of meat (all went to hotels and resorts), but now they live in Texas so I don’t bother, lol.

  4. Brilliant! (And now I’m moving to Iceland.)

  5. mamadenise says:

    10 is a great one!

  6. Soxanne says:

    I give people cookies – especially at work. I don’t know many who want stuff any more. I’ve given grocery store gift cards to elderly folks too. Pears from Harry and David, whilst not from the grocery store, are a tradition I love. And, of course, hand-knitted socks and things 😀

  7. Jocelyn says:

    One year, our neighbor handed us steaks wrapped in butcher paper, and I’m still not…over…it. There could be no better gift.

  8. Kym says:

    What a great list! Our grocery strore Up North has yarn. Red Heart. Also Susan Bates metal knitting needles and crochet hooks. Pretty good assortment, too, if that’s your gig. 🙂

  9. If yarn were in a grocer store, my life would be perfect!

    Great list! Oh, and you can send any overflow of #9 here, I will be glad to help with that!

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