6 Reasons Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the Perfect Holiday Gift

Autumn is here – which means three things: the days are getting shorter, the outside is cooling off, and the holiday season will be here before you know it. This special time of year brings the love of family, the fun of gift-giving, and the merriment of get-togethers with friends and co-workers. But along with all the joys of the season come certain challenges – which is why it is never too soon to start prepping. Fortunately, Vita Sana is here to help with your search for ideal gifts – with our Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO), flavored and specialty oils, and original recipe Modena Balsamic Vinegar.

There are many reasons why finding the perfect gift can be difficult. However, food such as EVOO is always a great solution to gifting problems. Here’s why…

Food is temporary, but great memories last.

All food is perishable – unused it will eventually spoil. That might seem like a disadvantage to gifting food items, but consider this: hallway closets are stuffed with dusty storage boxes of non-perishable items that were once gifts. Sadly, many are destined for the landfill – not because recipients didn’t appreciate the thought, but because space in their homes is limited, they simply appreciate not having clutter.

No one likes a gift to go to waste – especially food! This feeling motivates a recipient to consume the gift while it is still fresh. Plus doing so feels like a good deed. Additionally, most food tastes better when fresher. This is especially true of our high-quality EVOO. Though olive oil can last for 12 to 24 months, the flavor is at its best within the first few months of purchase. The combination of good feelings and delicious flavors makes for a gift your friends and loved ones won’t soon forget.

Food is an activity, and olive oil is fun.

People’s favorite memories often center around food. Unlike passive gifts that just sit there, eventually gathering dust, people can do something with food – they consume it. But more than that, food memories often have to do with cooking, as well as socializing.

When you prepare food, you interact with it. When you cook, you use all your senses – you are mindful of what you are doing – you become entranced. Few other gifts foster this level of engagement. And EVOO is an especially engaging ingredient. Sure, it can be simple to use, and the basics are easy-to-learn. But if the interest is there, it’s also easy to go deeper – much deeper. Simply put, EVOO is fun.

And, of course, preparing and consuming food is social. People love to share their culinary discoveries. People love to experience, together, wondrous new flavors, and maybe even brag a little about their gourmet expertise. In short, food is the life of the party.

Start a gift tradition – give again and again.

Some people are just hard to shop for – maybe they are picky, or maybe their tastes are hard to pin down. Whatever the reason, it can take a lot of work to find the right gift. So once you luck out and find something they’ll love, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to give it again?

Well, unlike most non-perishable items, people don’t mind getting the same food gift year after year. Give the gift of our single varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oils and our Modena Italy Balsamic Vinegars, and just like that, a beloved holiday tradition is started. Friends and family will look forward to receiving this gift all year long.

Whatever your gift budget, food fits it.

It seems like everything is more expensive these days, however, quality foods for gifting are still very affordable. At Vita Sana, we offer a huge variety of EVOO, balsamic vinegar, and other complementary  items. From stocking stuffers to client gift bundles and everything in between, you will find that perfect present sure to fit your budget.

Tastes great and is great for you.

The holiday season may be a time for indulgence, but that doesn’t mean delicious food gifts can’t also be healthy and nutritious. In addition to tasting great, our EVOO is high in oleic acid, known as “the good fats” in balancing cholesterol and promoting heart health. Also, EVOO has strong concentrations of phytonutrients which have been shown to lower inflammation markers in blood and have cancer-preventing properties. Thanks to these and other properties (https://vitasanaoliveoil.com/health-benefits/), EVOO is that rarest of holiday gifts – a guilt-free indulgence that wouldn’t break new year’s resolutions before they’re even made.

A vast variety and help making the perfect match.

Part of what makes a gift so special is the thought that goes into it. You want to find a gift that matches the recipient’s taste – or maybe the theme of the occasion. Maybe you’re seeking something that fits a personality – or something with a deeper personal meaning. This can make the search challenging. Vita Sana is here to help make your quest for the perfect gift not only fruitful but fun.

Sure, we offer an impressive variety of Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Fused and Infused Olive Oils, Modena Italy Aged Balsamic Vinegars, Specialty Oil, and other products. Sure, you can sample them at our in-store tasting bar, with so many amazing options you can’t go wrong. However, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and creativity. We are ready to answer any questions. We have lots of ideas and recipes for you, and we LOVE to craft custom gifts unique to each recipient. Don’t settle for cookie-cutter gifts.

Your search for the perfect gift doesn’t have to be daunting. Start now. We invite you to experience our in-store tasting bar or shop online, and taste the Vita Sana difference.

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