That friend who can’t end the day without a chocolate fix? Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek knows just what they need.

Crystal Palecek's Gift Pick for the Snack Lover

igourmet 8-Piece Chocolate Set
“Complete their 2014 sweet supply.”

Find this set and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 12, 2013

Chocolate-Covered Jalapenos

Chocolate Covered Company 1-Pound Covered Jalapeño Box
They’ll try anything – Anthony Bourdain style – so don’t expect them to accept a box of chocolate-covered fruit willingly. (They’re more daring than that. See: head cheese.) Instead, take them on a gastro adventure you’ll actually enjoy, too: fresh jalapeño peppers hand-dipped in rich dark, milk, and white chocolate.

Our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique is now open.

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December 11, 2013

Citrus Juicer Gift Pick

Metrokane Citrus Juicer
It may seem like just another kitchen appliance, but this mechanical juicer is so much more. It’s the gift of immunity-boosting, flu-fighting, world-changing vitamin C. All embodied in a stainless steel and aluminum contraption that’s so sleek, it deserves to be left on the countertop at all times. Yes. This is the appliance of all appliances. And your health-conscious sibling will be forever psyched to make you fresh-squeezed OJ.

Our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique is now open.

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December 5, 2013

Have an impossible-to-shop-for man in your life? (Everyone does.) Let his personality lead you to the tastiest present he’ll ever receive.

Guys' Gifts, Decoded

For the Sophisticate: igourmet Cheese Sampler
That presliced stuff has never been spotted in his fridge.

For the Adventurous Eater: Squirrel Brand Italian Black Truffle Almonds
Because once he ate a ghost pepper without puking, but now he’s all grown up.

For the Sweets Addict: Golden Edibles Chocolate Frozen Bananas Gift Box
Gifts made for sharing (with you) are the best gifts.

For the Hands-On Guy: Robinson’s Prime Reserve Lobster
Can you say romantic dinner at home?

Our Gourmet Gifts for the Guys: Brewing Kits & More Boutique opens Sunday, December 1, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 1, 2013

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Chocolate Covered Co 18pc Graham Cracker Set
Remember when you were a kid and Great Aunt Shirley sent the strangest gifts? Dad would snap a quick pic of you and that chirping music box before it was permanently relocated to the dusty guest-room bureau. Fact is, even though they’re family, chances are they don’t know you that well if you live 2,000 miles away. Here’s your solution: Graham crackers hand-dipped and rolled in Belgian chocolate, nuts, and assorted candies. We guarantee out-of-towners will open their gifts with delight (so expect a hand-written thank you note in the mail).

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November 7, 2013