We love shopping local and supporting our community, especially when it comes to the holidays! So we thought we would share with you a list of our favorite local treats.
Brandini Toffee began as a fundraising venture by two teens saving for a school trip to Italy. Now, they boast a candy empire with four locations, including in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs. Treat someone sweet to a 1-pound box of Brandini toffee and a bag of their cashew almond toffee popcorn for Christmas. brandinitoffee.com
Enhance a health-conscious pal’s holiday with sugar substitutes created from Shields Date Garden’s tasty Medjools. The ground sugar is great for baking, while the crystals can be used to top Christmas treats. They come in the same style of reusable metal tins that Lloyd Shields used after founding the oasis in 1924. shieldsdategarden.com
3. Exquisite Desserts
Dessert' Tarts are wonderful and very good. We recommend ordering from them for any of your holiday treats! exquisitedesserts.com
The siblings that founded the La Quinta specialty tea shop Cali Rosina offer sample sips — and sniffs — to help visitors pick the right leaves for any giftee. You can’t go wrong with their hand-rolled jasmine pearls or cherry pomegranate, which brews up into a pleasantly pink-red cup. fb.com/calitealife
5. OLIVE OIL
La Quinta Olive Oil Company’s flavored extra virgin olive oils and vinegars are a prime present for amateur chefs — or anyone whose favorite part of an Italian-restaurant meal is the bread. Their bright, Meyer lemon EVOO will zest up everything from sourdough to salads. laquintaoliveoilcompany.com
Which ones are your favorite? What are some of your local favorite treats fir the Holidays?