Best Stocking Stuffers of 2018 – Gift Guide – Friday Faves

Welcome to this week’s installment of Friday Faves over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. This week I am sharing my favorite stocking stuffers of 2018 with you. These items are perfect for gift giving for the foodie in your life. Everything here on this gift guide is food and drink related. I love putting together these shopping guides so I can share with you the best of the best. I hope that you find this gift guide to be helpful with your Christmas shopping efforts.

 

Christmas 2018 Tackle Box – DYLAN’S CANDY BAR

Dylan’s Candy Bar is a great go-to brand for candy and this 2018 Tackle Box contains all the goodies to satisfy your family or friend’s sweet tooth. This would be a wonderful stocking stuffer for a child or an adult who is young at heart. This Dylan’s Candy Bar Tackle Box includes Gummy Christmas Trees, Candy Cane Licorice, Chocolate Santas, Hershey’s Kisses and more! Available at Nordstrom.

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Dylan's Candy Bar 2018 Tackle Box
Dylan’s Candy Bar 2018 Tackle Box

Yummy World Large Flaco Taco Plush Toy – KIDROBOT

This adorable taco plush from Yummy World is available at Nordstrom and this is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face this Christmas.

Tacos not your thing? Be sure to check out the Yummy World French Fries, ramen noodles, banana, jelly beans, candy twists (Twizzlers), and fiery puffs (Cheetos).

Yummy World Taco Plush
Yummy World Taco Plush


Sugarfina 3-Piece Rose All Day Candy Bento Box

This Rose candy bento box from Sugarfina is available at Nordstrom. It includes three varieties of rose candies (Rose All Day, Sparkling Rose Bears and Rose Roses) to satisfy your sweet tooth. I have a bit of an obsession with the Sugarfina brand of candy. It is gourmet candy and the taste is exquisite.

Be sure to check out Sugarfina’s holiday collection that is currently available. Sugarfina has a Happy Holidays Candy Trunk that is available on their website and it is chock full of delicious and delectable Sugarfina candies!

There is also a unique Vice Collection to satisfy those who have a liking for adult beverages.

 

Sugarfina 3 Piece Rose Candy Bento Box
Sugarfina 3 Piece Rose Candy Bento Box

Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS

Stun the sushi fanatic in your life with this stunning set of candy by Maggie Louise Confections. I am a huge sushi lover and I know that I would just be over the moon thrilled to try these and give them a whirl!

  • Includes one white chocolate lemon; two white chocolate ginger mini cubes; one white chocolate wasabi piece with chocolate caramel and sea salt; three milk chocolate sushi pieces with peanut butter candy; three dark chocolate sushi with mocha crunch and one white chocolate tile

Be sure to check out more from this line of gorgeous chocolate!

 

Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS
Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS


Harry & David Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn Holiday Collection

Mmmm I love gourmet popcorn and Harry & David does not disappoint with this line of Moose Munch, which is gourmet popcorn. These popcorn tins are perfect for gift-giving during the holidays and come in a wide variety of fun flavors. I have posted the links to four of the flavors below but there are more to choose from! These are currently on sale for $9.99 (at the time of publication).

Harry & David Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn Canister (Milk Chocolate)
Harry & David Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn Canister (Milk Chocolate)

 

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Gourmet Candy Gift Guide – Shopping For Candy At Nordstrom

The gourmet Candy Shop at Nordstrom has a great variety of gourmet items and I’m going to break it down into my top 10 favorites today in this nifty gourmet candy gift guide. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop while browsing Nordstrom’s big variety of gourmet items! Many of these candies carry a hefty price tag but no candy is too rich form my blood. I have curated this list of my favorites that I found, and these would be a perfect splurge item for yourself or a gift someone who is sweet and deserving in your life. Christmas is coming up so you might possibly see something here that would make a memorable gift. These items would also be perfect for a birthday gift.

Having some candy every now and then isn’t going to kill you. Over here at Give It A Whirl Girl I promote a healthy lifestyle and diet primarily but that doesn’t mean our lives have to be void of fun. I have my Cheat Day moments every now and then and I never beat myself up over it. You know the YOLO saying? Well, it’s true. You only do get one life to live so if you want the candy have the candy!

If you are following a gluten-free diet please make sure you read the ingredients in these candies.

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Gourmet Candy Gift Guide

8-Piece Gold Collection Deluxe Gourmet Candy Box Set – DYLAN’S CANDY BAR

Dylan’s Candy Bar is a brand that comes to mind when I think of gourmet candy. Nordstrom carries many items from Dylan’s Candy Bar line of products. I really fell in love with this set!

Wow the chocolate lover in your life with this 8-piece Dylan’s Candy Bar to-die-for collection.

Includes:

  • Strawberry- and champagne-infused dark chocolate
  • Dark chocolate molten cake
  • Deeply dark chocolate
  • Madagascar vanilla bean-filled milk chocolate
  • Toasted coconut milk chocolate
  • Sea salt caramel-filled dark chocolate
  • Caramel fig-filled dark chocolate
  • Berry medley dark chocolate bars
8-Piece Gold Collection Deluxe Box Set DYLAN'S CANDY BAR
8-Piece Gold Collection Deluxe Box Set DYLAN’S CANDY BAR

Corona Light 3-Piece Gourmet Candy Gift Set – SUGARFINA

Love beer? I recently fell in love with beer earlier this year. Hated it my whole entire life and always thought it tasted like pee. I enjoy a good craft beer every now and then and I really enjoy going to breweries and ordering a flight of interesting beers. This 3-piece Sugarfina Corona set at Nordstrom includes Corona Light gummies, Corona Sour Lime Slice gummies, and bottle opener. If you have a beer-lover in your life this gift would be superior to give! This is on my wishlist and I will treat myself to this someday.

Sugarfina Corona Beer 3 Piece Gummy Candy Set
Sugarfina CoronaBeer 3 Piece Gummy Candy Set

Sushi 9-Piece Gourmet Chocolate Set – MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS

Here is the perfect gift for the sushi lover in your life! This is one of my favorite items from this gourmet candy gift guide. This set by Maggie Louise Confections contains the following: Includes one white chocolate lemon; two white chocolate ginger mini cubes; one white chocolate wasabi piece with chocolate caramel and sea salt; three milk chocolate sushi pieces with peanut butter candy; three dark chocolate sushi with mocha crunch and one white chocolate tile.

Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS
Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS

Gift Set LOLLI AND POPS – TOPP’D

What really caught my eye in this gift set from Topp’d is that Smokin’ Smores bar! I have a weakness for anything that is s’mores. The combination of chocolate with the marshmallows is like a party in my mouth when I take a bite into it. This gourmet candy gift set includes some favorites from Topp’d and contains the following items: Includes Smokin’ S’mores Topp’d Bar, 12-Flavor Fruit Bears, Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels and Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Gimme S’more Signature Dessert Bars

Topp'd Gift Set LOLLI AND POPS
Topp’d Gift Set LOLLI AND POPS

Spooky Sweets Gourmet Candy Bento Box – SUGARFINA

This Sugarfina bento box contains a trio of gruesome, sugary treats: Zombie Brains, Sugar Skulls, and Pumpkin Patch. I tried out some Sugarfina candy earlier this year and though it is pricey, the quality of their candy exceeds excellence. This is gourmet candy at its finest.

Sugarfina Spooky Sweets Candy Box
Sugarfina Spooky Sweets Candy Box

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Gourmet Candy For The Sweet Tooth Afficonado – Friday Faves

Nordstrom is chock full of gourmet candy that you can treat yourself to or gift to a deserving friend. I truly do believe that these items here would make incredible gifts for family and friends that would be unforgettable and memorable. I curated this list of gourmet candies that are my fave at the moment. Hope you enjoy. It was difficult to choose only ten items for this list because everything in their candy shop looks fascinating. You might need to wipe drool off your screen once you reach the end of this list! Every bit of gourmet candy that Nordstrom sells is top-notch food. You won’t be let down!

Rose 3 Piece Candy Bento Box by Sugarfina – This three piece set contains three different types of rose gummi candies.

Sugarfina Rose 3 Piece Gift Set
Sugarfina Rose 3 Piece Gift Set (gummy candies)

Pop The Champagne Candy Gift Set by Sugarfina – This 3 piece champagne-flavored gummi bear set also included two stunning champagne flutes. Treat yourself when it’s time to celebrate something incredible! This would also be a perfect gift for a bride and groom. This set sure makes for a sweet celebration in style!

Pop The Champagne Candy Gift Set by Sugarfina
Pop The Champagne Candy Gift Set by Sugarfina

Dylan’s Candy – Bar Gummy Bear Bank – Who doesn’t love gummy bears? How can you not? These candies will always be reminiscent of my childhood.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar – Gummy Bear Bank

Dylan’s Candy Bar – Sour Belts Tackle Box – Wowza! Check out the flavors in this fabulous tackle box: Sour Rainbow, Sour Green Apple, Watermelon, Berry Blue, Pink Lemonade, Cotton Candy and Wild Cherry. I have a major weakness for any kind of sour candy over here, and I would just be over the moon thrilled to explore the candies in this gift set.

Dylan's Candy Bar - Tackle Box of Gummy Belts
Dylan’s Candy Bar – Tackle Box of Gummy Belts

Lolli and Pops Dessert Signature Bar Set – Gimme gimme gimme! All of these flavors sound amazeballs! Prepare to be amazed by: Red Velvet, Gimme S’more, Jalapeño Peanut, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate flavors.

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Lolli And Pops Dessert Signature Bar Set

Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Truffles In A Heart-Shaped Box – They had me at mouthwatering champagne truffles! Be still my heart!

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Chocolate Truffles in Heart Shaped Gift Box CHARBONNEL ET WALKER

Marie Antoinette Cookie Bites by Stud Buckets – This bucket is overflowing with confetti-colored birthday cake flavored cookies. Non nom nom!

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Marie Antoinette Cookie Bites STUD BUCKETS

Discovery Collection 12 Piece Chocolate Gift Set by Neuhaus – I have had the pleasure of trying this brand of chocolates before and they are absolutely divine. This set includes 12 assorted pralines in white, milk and dark chocolate.

Discovery Collection 12-Piece Chocolate Gift Set by Neuhaus
Discovery Collection 12-Piece Chocolate Gift Set by Neuhaus

Chocolate Mint Meltaways by Chicago Classic Confections – Mint and chocolate will always be a classic combo. When chocolate and mint get married it is true bliss.

Chocolate Mint Meltaways CHICAGO CLASSIC CONFECTIONS
Chocolate Mint Meltaways CHICAGO CLASSIC CONFECTIONS

Hologram Whole Bean Coffee Blend by Counter Culture Coffee – Ok well this is not candy but it is still in the food/drink category. The word “Hologram’ really sucks me into wanting to try out this coffee. To me, it just sounds magical and a great way to start the day. This coffee had a fruity and chocolatey taste to it and that just fascinates me.

Hologram Whole Bean Coffee Blend COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE

 

All of these gourmet foods can be found at Nordstrom. You can click the links to go directly to the items so you can throw them in your shopping cart.

TGIF! What will you be treating yourself to this week? You earned it, so you should totally go for it! Leave me a comment here and tell me what catches your eye the most from this list.

 

 

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I Tried The Gourmet Candy From Sugarfina Cereal Collection & Here Are My Thoughts – Sweets For The Sweet!

I have been virtually drooling all over the line of Sugarfina items that I have seen online for years now. The reason I didn’t get a chance to try it out until now? Let’s be honest the price of this candy is astronomical. I was blessed with a nice big fat Nordstrom gift card recently so that I how I ended up finally splurging on Sugarfina. I went with the Sugarfina Cereal Collection Favorites Candy Gift Set. The price of this gift set is going to set you back $34.90 but if it makes your taste buds jump for joy and give you a foodgasm the price tag just might be worth it.

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set

It felt like Xmas morning when the delivery man brought this package to me. I opened up the box. It was actually packed quite well to ensure that it wouldn’t arrive broken. But much to my surprise both bars were snapped in half when I took them out of their pretty packaging. You can see below in the photos what I mean. Yes, I was quite sad and I did end up calling up Nordstrom customer service. The customer service agent that I spoke to was super helpful with my dilemma that I had reported and he told me that he would send out another package to me, this time hopefully the bars would be in a beautiful and intact state. I don’t blame Nordstrom and I don’t blame Sugarfina for this mishap. I blame UPS. They throw packages onto porches without a thought in the world that maybe, just maybe there is something delicate and fragile contained in the box.

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set (Froot Loops Bar)
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set (Lucky Charms Bar)

Despite the broken bars I still felt pretty freaking awesome to have this gorgeous candy in my possession. To me, it is pure eye-candy CANDY! Just look at it. The gift set included more than just the two candy bars (Froot Loops bar and a Lucky Charms bar). The set also came with little ball-shaped candies~ Fruity Loops and Cinnamon Crunchies. The Fruity Loops definitely did remind me of the colorful & sugary cereal Froot Loops. The Cinnamon Crunchies were like eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch, only better.

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Cereal Collection Favorites Candy Gift Set

After giving all the candies a whirl I see why they are considered gourmet. The taste of each candy was exquisite and divine. The taste transported me to some kind of weird state of food euphoria!

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruity Cereal Bar
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruity Cereal Bar
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruity Loops
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruit Loops Canmdy
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set

So what’s next for me with Sugarfina?

Have you ever seen the Champagne Bears that Sugarfina has available? Going out on a limb here and going to say that I bet these are the greatest gummy bears around. I can’t even possibly begin to imagine how divine these must taste! Yes these are definitely on my wishlist of indulgent candies that I want to give a whirl!

Champagne Bears by Sugarfina
Champagne Bears by Sugarfina

Sugarfina also has this champagne set available for when I really want to splurge! This set contains 3 different kinds of champagne flavored candies!

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Set of 6 Champagne Lovers’ Delight Candy Boxes

Have you ever tried Sugarfina? What were your thoughts? Click through this LINK HERE and tell me what you would want to get for yourself. All of their candy is just gorgeous!

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