During the holidays, it’s just as important to save. With gifts to be bought and guests to entertain, it’s a nice time to give thanks to Costco. Not only does the super store offer great gift ideas and steals (think electronics, books, clothes, etc.), but it features some great staples for the table during the holiday season. While turkey and the trimmings seem obvious, here are two items that can be enjoyed by one and all (well, for one if you’re 21 and over that is), and may not be on your radar yet.
For the sweet tooth of guests wishing for a compliment to their seasonal hot drink, be it tea, hot cocoa, or even a hot toddy – keep a case of Donsuemor Madeleines around the house. The French inspired dessert cookies are available in a 28-pack at Costco (priced at $6.99), and they not only look festive with their unique clamshell shape which can be dusted with powdered sugar for an extra winter touch, or arranged in a Christmas tree design for a table decoration, but their rich buttery taste coupled with a soft pillowy texture make them a simple treat which can be enjoyed by all ages.
With Costco’s vast selection of wine, choosing the right label can be overwhelming to say the least. For those looking to provide guest with something to sip on while mingling, the Whitehall Lane Winery choices are a crowd pleaser. Costco carries the Napa Valley winery’s Zinfandel for the red wine drinker – which pairs perfectly with rich holiday meats, and their Sauvignon Blanc for those in favor of white wine and want something crisp and citrusy to balance such finger foods such as cheese plates and shrimp cocktails.
Try them out this season and don’t be afraid to share your holiday hosting experience!