5 Tasty Holiday Gift Ideas!

The ties. Those sweaters. All that candy. When you’ve exhausted your go-to gifts and want to find something truly exceptional for your loved ones, just think back to the places you’ve visited with Global Discovery Vacations! Each area is known for something special that your family and friends are sure to treasure. With online shopping, you don’t have to be there to give a taste of your vacation memories.

Try these five holiday gifts from Global Discovery Vacations destinations!

Citrus Fruits from Florida
Besides a certain mouse, Florida is famous for… oranges! In fact, this tasty fruit is one of the most recognizable icons of the state. You can pick your own flavorful oranges as well as grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, lemons and limes at Florida citrus groves across the state. You’ll also find the citrus on sale everywhere, the side of the road, stores, even gas stations! If you won’t visit Florida before the holidays, you can order online.

Pancakes With Syrup

Syrup from Tennessee
If you’ve ever visited Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tennesee, we’re sure you noticed the pancake houses. They’re simply everywhere. What goes best with piping hot cakes? Syrup! Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry. Pure Cane, Country Style and Cinnamon! You’ll find all kinds of slow cooked kettle syrups perfect for pancakes, desserts and even glazes. Purchase online from The Old Mill, or visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where you’re sure to find syrups for any taste just about anywhere!

Sirloin Steak with Cajun Spice Rub

Seasonings from Louisiana
Along with the Mardi Gras beads and masks, there’s great food and spices in Louisiana! For the chef on your list, consider spicing up their life with seasonings from the south! Should you visit New Orleans, you’re certain to find just what you need to take a piece of Louisiana home to your kitchen. Or you can visit Louisiana’s Cajun Land to purchase what you need for dirty rice and gumbo, plus seafood boils and fish fries.


Coffee from Hawaii
Hawaii is known for beautiful leis and gorgeous beaches. Did you know they are also known for coffee? Kona Coffee is cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. You don’t have to visit the islands to savor the unique tastes of one of the most expensive coffees in the world. You can buy online from local family operated farms like Mauna Kona Coffee or sometimes find it in your local grocery store.

Pouring olive oil

Olive Oil from California
Napa Valley is most famously known for its wineries. Did you know they produce some award winning olive oil, too? This amazing liquid is a cornerstone of the famous Mediterranean diet and a staple for chefs looking to elevate their dishes, while helping with ailments ranging from heart disease to diabetes. Should you find yourself in the Napa Valley, you can go on olive oil tours and taste the different flavors. Or you can go directly for a Silver Award Winner and visit Calistoga Olive Oil Company to shop for olive oil online. You might as well pick up some balsamic vinegar while you’re at it!

This year, give the gift of good taste! Think back to the favorite flavors you discovered on your Global Discovery Vacations trip and send real season’s greetings!

What would you add to this list of tasteful gift ideas? Share your favorites in the comments below.

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.