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Gift Giving Guide: Part One

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Whether you’re stuffing a stocking, sending a gift across the country, handing a hostess some holiday cheer or simply putting something special in the hands of someone special, you’re sure to find a gift for everyone on your list at Whole Foods Market. Over the next three days, we’re sharing helpful ideas in our gift giving guide. Today we’ll explore over 10 gifts for under $10 that are sure to make even a Grinch smile.  Tomorrow we’ll share stocking stuffers from around our stores and gifts you make yourself. And Sunday brings tips for easy shopping from the comfort of your living room — in your PJs with a mug of hot cocoa in hand.OVER 10 GIFTS UNDER $10For the Wine and Cheese Lover

Isigny Ste. Mére Bonhomme Brie: A rich, creamy, crowd-pleasing cheese, exclusively ours and only available this time of year. It’s the best of Normandy, traditionally crafted by a farmer co-op. Lush grasses make for rich milk, superb flavor and a luscious mouthfeel.Dalmatia Sour Cherry Spread: Our perfect-for-a-cheese-plate sour cherry spread has beautiful pieces of ripe cherries, with the perfect equilibrium of fruit and acidity. Made in Croatia and from the producers of our Organic Fig Spread, this makes an unexpected and delightful hostess treat.

Earthstone Sonoma County Merlot (California): Plum and blueberry flavors with a touch of dried herb dominate this soft, rich Merlot.

Innovación Malbec-Tempranillo (Argentina): A modern blend of “New World” and “Old World” grapes, this vegan wine is ripe and juicy, with spice and cocoa notes, and the liter-sized bottle offers a great value.

Mrs. Beachley’s Mulled Wine: Rich with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and other spices, this is a favorite around a winter fire. We recommend heating this mulled wine on the stovetop with a cinnamon stick or nutmeg or serving with brandy, cognac or even Morello cherries.

To Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Whole Foods Market™ Truffled Roasted Walnuts (3.5 oz.): Made in France with just a few simple ingredients, including premium roasted walnuts and rich chocolate, it's best not to open them when you're alone.Whole Foods Market French Caramels Fleur de Sel (5.3 oz.): These wonderful caramels are made with natural creamery butter and blended with a sprinkle of Fleur de Sel, or "flower of the sea," an exquisite sea salt hand-harvested in Guerande, France.

Whole Foods Market™ Organic Truffles — Chocolate and Caramel (8.8 oz.): Imported from France, our rich, creamy chocolate and caramel truffles are a decadent mélange of simple organic ingredients. Take a box of these along to a party and get out of the way, fast, or get run over.

Whole Foods Market™ Espresso Clusters (8.8 oz.): Creamy, rich, dark chocolate enrobes bits of roasted espresso beans for intense flavor and crunchy texture.

A Little Something SpecialWhole Trade™ Flowers: Beautify your hosts’ holiday table with calla lilies, gerbera daisies or roses in stems or sprays. Our Whole Trade flowers are grown on farms committed to sound environmental practices and they help real people — the workers and communities who produce them.

Allegro Celebration Caffe: A sweet and spicy blend of beans from Guatemala, Costa Rica and an Aged Sumatra. Available in whole bean, ground or decaf, pairs perfectly with holiday pies and sweet treats.

Whole Foods Market Organic Lavender or Lemon Verbena Triple-Milled Soap: Crafted in the South of France, these creamy soaps are made with certified organic palm and coconut oils, scented with all essential oils and are phthalate- and preservative-free. The packaging is so beautiful on this soap – you’ll only need a ribbon.

Whatever path you take through Giftland, have fun, get creative and remember: the real gift is having family and friends to share the holidays with! What do you hope you’ll unwrap this year?

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