Food Gift Guide: Self Care Edition

Local treats to get you through the rest of 2016

Photo source: Delysia Chocolatier FB

A lot of folks will tell you it’s better to give than receive. That may be true, but after a rough 2016 you deserve a little something too. Our advice? After politely telling your aunt you lovvvvveee that bedazzled sweater, return that sucker and use the money for something better.

Delysia Chocolatier

Delysia’s sustainable and handcrafted chocolates are perfect for enjoying after the spa treatment you also gifted to yourself. Whether classic chocolate bark, cute molded chocolates, or truffles in a variety of seasonal flavors from hot cocoa to sugar cookie, you can’t go wrong. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try the gentleman’s collection featuring truffles flavored with cigars and Scotch.
2000 Windy Terrace, 512/413-4701


This high-end chic candy boutique in the Domain Northside has the perfect personal stocking stuffers. With their holiday assorted bento boxes, famous champagne gummy bears, 24K gold swizzle sticks, and chocolate martini shakers, there are plenty of everyday indulgences to brighten your week.
11700 Rock Rose Ave. #140., 512/269-0273

The Salt Lick BBQ

Barbecue is always a good idea. Barbecue and whiskey is an even better idea.This year, Salt Lick has teamed up with Garrison Brothers distillery for a limited edition barrel-aged sauce. Buy some along with a dry rub and cook yourself a mess of ribs. Then tag your barbecue-obsessed ex on the inevitable Instagram. See, you’re doing just fine.
18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4959

Swift Single Malt

Down the street from Austin in Dripping Springs, Swift Distillery’s single malt Texas whiskey is the perfect addition to your bar. Call your best friend over to perch in a leather wing chair while swirling it neat in gold-banded Waterford. Suddenly, your discussion about Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna takes on new gravitas.

Cuvée Coffee

You work hard; you play hard. So naturally you deserve a coffee that will take you both through marathon Netflix sessions and those last miserable office days of the year. We like the rich Meritage espresso, but there’s something for every palate. Well, maybe just the good ones.
2000 E. Sixth, 512/368-5636

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