Gourmet Gifts

"The weather outside is frightful. And so are the checkout lines!" says Tamara. "So I'm here to add a little sizzle to your Santa's list: decadent and budget-friendly gifts all of which you can find on-line."

KitchenAid Artisian Series Stand Mixer
PRICE: $349
MANUFACTURER: KitchenAid.com
WEBSITE: www.kitchenaid.com

Circus-Cart Popcorn Maker
PRICE: $249
MANUFACTURER: Nostalgia Electrics
WEBSITE: www.Amazon.com

Garrett Popcorn

Worth its weight in the cold! Been a part of Chicago holiday shopping for 59 years. While Garrett is a "Chicago Tradition" for nearly 60 years, it is now available online as well, so you can ship your favorite treat to loved ones around the world!
PRICE: $28.00 For a 1-gallon tin.
STORES: 625 N. Michigan Ave. - Garrett has stores in Chicago at 4 East Madison St., 2 West Jackson St., 26 West Randolph St., O'Hare International Airport, and in the Northwestern Station/Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 W. Madison St.; WEBSITE: target="_blank">www.garrettpopcorn.com

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Fluted Cake Stand with Candy Ornaments Licorice stick, Gumdrop, Peppermint Drop, Ribbon Candy
PRICE: $325.00 $48 each
MANUFACTURER: MacKenzie-Childs
STORES: On-line or at boutiques in Geneva and Lake Forest
WEBSITE: www.theperfectsettingonline.com

Original Margaritaville Margarita Maker

Takes the guesswork out of making refreshing smoothies, daiquiris, or margaritas. Betcha don't know who invented the Margarita? Probably some college kids! Many bartenders and tequila lovers claim they did. The Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana boasts of its origin around 1930, as does Bertita's bar in Tasca, Mexico and Garci Crespo Hotel in Puebla, Mexico, around 1936 (where the bartender says he named the drink for his girlfriend). A couple from San Antonio, Texas, who spent many an hour wasting away during the 1950's at the bar of the Flamingo Hotel in Acapulco, say they came up with the drink. Her name, of course, was Margarita.
PRICE: $329
MANUFACTURER: Margaritaville
WEBSITE: www.Frontgate.com

Nintendo HD; l Personal Trainer Cooking Software

Gourmet Made Easy! It's a perfect learning tool for the budding chef. Your own private cooking instructor who talks you through 245+ recipes from over 30 countries worldwide with interactive cookbook and live cooking demos. It's an incredibly deep and thorough kitchen companion . Fun, informative piece of interactive software that makes cooking easy for anyone. Brings gourmet cooking from around the globe to your Nintendo DS. The DS Chef has imparted all of his knowledge into the software. From the grocery store to the oven, Personal Trainer: Cooking is your all-in-one cooking guide! Whether you're new to the kitchen or a seasoned gourmet, Personal Trainer: Cooking will change the way you approach the culinary arts. Comes in metallic silver, crimson, cobalt, metallic rose PRICE: $129.00, $48.99
WEBSITE: www.Nintendo.com

Give the gift of Decadence & Indulgence ~ Group Together a Yum-tacular Medley of Your Favorites.

Chocolatiers, Cookies & Unique Specialty Treats!

www.knipschildt.com: White Chocolate with Butterscotch & Whiskey Hot Chocolate & Coffee Sticks
www.Ghyslain.com: Key Lime Chocolate Truffle
www.CiaoBella.com: Blood Orange Sorbet, Blackberry Cabernet, and Maple ginger gelato
www.Davids.Cookies.com: Decadent Triple Chocolate Chunk, Choc chip deep dish, Orange Oatmeal Cranberry and Cherry with white chip
www.CowgirlChocolates.com: Chocolate Dessert Sauce, Buckin' Hot Habanero Caramels, Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate and Lemonade White Chocolate Bar
www.HarryandDavid.com: Royal Riviera® and Royal Beurre® Bosc Pears, Citrus Shortbread Cookies, Chocolate Truffles, Bing Cherry Chocolates, Baklava, and Fruit Preserves.
http://urbanaccents.com/: Hot Buttered Rum, Mojito Sugar Rimming Kits, and Milk Chocolate Snowtini

Give The Gift of Memories

Flip MinoHD - Worlds Smaller Camcorder: Stunningly crisp, HD-quality video in a sleek, simple camcorder that's designable.
One-click emailing of videos to You Tube. Custom editing of movie mixes, with the option to set them to your own music .Capture still photos from video
PRICE: $ 229.99
MANUFACTURER: Pure Digital Technologies

Nikon Coolpix S-52; 9.0 Mega Pixels; 3" LCD; Ruby Red and Eco Green
PRICE: $149
STORES: Ritz and Wolf Camera Centers, 950 stores nationwide www.ritzcamera.com, www.wolfcamera.com

For more information, visit www.tasteandtourtv.com and www.tamarayoung.com.

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