I do follow the mantra "buy local" whenever possible. But since I don't live in the Mediterranean (maybe someday) it's not possible to source my olive oil from the neighborhood. So the next best thing, is something I am seriously considering, adopting an olive tree. Nudo, a collection of Italian olive growers, allow adoption, based on your own taste preference. Buttery or Peppery? Then you can look forward to receiving 2 liters of extra-virgin oil in the spring, plus a batch of 3 flavors, lemon, chili or thyme in the autumn. What an awesome gift for the loved foodie in your life who has everything!