Chez Pim is the blog of San Franciscan and professional eater Pim, and it's a solid read if you're looking to travel and eat well while you're at it. In the last five years, her recommendations and reviews have catapulted her to the upper echelons of blogdom, with food bloggers of discriminating taste gravitating toward her and each other.
For the third year, they've united for the Menu for Hope fundraiser. In 2005, $17,000 was raised for UNICEF, and this year the cash will support the UN World Food Programme, which meets emergency and everyday hunger needs around the globe.
Basically, it's a raffle, and each $10 donation affords you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. The prizes are arranged into categories like "A Meal of Your Life" (fancy dinners at world-class international hotspots) and "Delicious Experiences" (having coffee with a famous chef).
In the "Tasty Treats" category, Seattleite Orangette is offering up a dozen handmade chocolate-capped coconut macaroons (AKA multiple orgasm) delivered to your door. Oh oh oh!!! I just can't think of a better present. Look up her prize code and other West Coast-related ones here, and stick a fork in your Christmas shopping for the gastronomes on your list.