Twenty foodie gifts from Cost Plus World Market

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10) Chipotle ground coffee
For friends and family members who are still stuck in the late '90s, grab some chipotle-augmented coffee. This would be great in a gift basket with a bottle of raspberry vinaigrette, a cookbook about Asian fusion food and a Weezer CD.

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9) Yellow snow.
Sadly, it's not urine-flavored, but possibly lemon. There also weren't any asparagus-flavored ones -- I checked.

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8) Holiday Peeps

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7) Chocolate liquor bottles
These are a true holiday tradition, and I was pleased to see that Cost Plus has the bottles in different-sized boxes -- from casual-drinker, to family reunion, pub crawl, bad first date and all the way up to the gigantic "It's Christmas and I f*cking hate my relatives" sized box.

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6) Eggnog in a bag
Who needs to go to all the trouble of buying ingredients and making real eggnog when this inexpensive, ultra-convenient eggnog in a bag is available? All you have to do is add liquor, shake and freeze -- just like my uncle Reno.

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2500 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

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My holiday isn't complete without a bag of Cost Plus' Egg Nog Coffee. (I shopped there long before they added "World Market" so they'll always be just Cost Plus to me.) The coffee doesn't really taste like egg nog - egg nog is code for "nutmeg" just like "Mexican coffee" is code for "cinnamon" - but it's a nice balance between the nutmeg and a reasonably decent base coffee. It's great on snowy days like today.

It's always sold out before the post-holiday clearance, so I never get a second bag...

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