Holiday shopping is a journey, and it’s harder than we’d like to admit to find the perfect gift for the people we care about most. Plus, it seems like year after year, coming up with new ideas gets harder. But we learned one concrete game plan that seems to work every single time. When in doubt, turn to food.
I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t like food, especially when presented in a cute gift box. You can’t go wrong with gifting your besties classics like chocolate or tea. And you can get more creative than you’d expect when giving an edible present. Think frozen coffee and hot sauce samplers. The world is your oyster and your loved ones will be so happy to be in it thanks to these amazing food gifts that they’ll savor.
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The other great thing about giving food gifts is that you don’t have to worry about whether you got the right size or if they already own the item. They’ll be like kids in a 10-story candy shop—in awe and as excited as can be. Wouldn’t you be, too, if you unwrapped flavorful truffle oils or indulgent banana pudding?
But let’s get straight into these tasty treats for all the foodies out there. They’re so delicious that we bet you’ll be adding several of each into your cart this holiday season. After all, the more the merrier!
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Alder Creek Ghirardelli Chocolate Sampler Gift Basket
There’s no gift quite like chocolate, let alone seven flavors of it. With this sampler box that’s filled to the brim with Ghiradelli sweets, you get everything from homemade chocolate chip cookies to milk chocolate fudge—not to mention, an adorable two-piece mug set. Give it to your favorite sweet tooth and their day (month, even) will be made.
Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee
Your sweet tooth friend will fall in love with these five bags of toffee. Whether they like milk chocolate, dark chocolate or both, they’re in for a serious treat this holiday season.
Milk Bar Cake
If you really want to go all out for your loved one this year, we suggest one of Milk Bar’s iconic cakes. You’ve probably seen these sugary masterpieces before, but you might not know that you can order one online and have it delivered to the lucky person of your choice.
Magnolia Bakery World-Famous Banana Pudding Variety Multipack
If they have yet to get a sweet, sweet taste of Magnolia Bakery’s cult-favorite banana pudding, add this multipack to your cart right this second. They’ll get two red velvet banana pudding cups, two chocolate hazelnut banana pudding cups and two classic banana pudding cups. Let’s just say, they’re about to get hooked.
Brightland The Mini Essentials Gift Set
Can we please talk about the packaging here? You don’t even need wrapping paper for this gift. These vibrant olive oils and vinegars will upgrade any home chef’s menu with their rich and tangy flavors. They taste as good as they look, with ingredients from the sunny California coast.
Vadham Bloom Tea Gift Set
Bet you didn’t think tea could ever look this good. There’s no need to tie a bow on this gift because the box is completely gift-ready. Inside, there are 12 of Vadham’s best-selling loose-leaf teas, including Cardamom Masala Chai Tea, Himalayan Green Tea, and more.
Thoughtfully Cocktail Therapy Gift Set
For the friend who loves their bubbly, they’ll have a blast adding sprinkles, edible pearls and rose petal garnishes to their drinks. The Cosmopolitan, Piña Colada, Mojito and Margarita mixers will take their cocktails to another level.
B&P’s Hot Sauce Rainbow Six Pack
If they can take the heat, they’ll be itching to crack open this pack of hot sauces. There are super bold flavors, like Jalapeño Lime and Holy Ghost—warning labels included!
Clevr SuperLatte Starter Kit
Your foodie friend will be so impressed when they unwrap this Clevr SuperLatte Starter Kit. And that’s because Clevr’s blends are adored by the likes of Meghan Markle and Oprah. It’s a health and wellness gift, but it’s also a food gift thanks to its delicious flavor options, including matcha, turmeric and chai.
Cometeer Holiday Collection
If they’re always in a rush but can’t function without their caffeine fix, they’ll absolutely adore Cometeer. It’s super concentrated coffee packed into frozen capsules that require literally no effort to turn into a cup of joe. When I received my box, I was so surprised with the taste and convenience of these tiny coffee pods. The brand just launched its holiday collection in collaboration with celebrity chef David Chang and heritage pottery makers East Fork. It comes with three roasts picked by Chef Chang, along with an archived mug made by East Fork (the one that first launched with Chang’s Momofuku restaurants). Shop the limited-edition holiday collection and get $20 off of your first order.
Click & Grow The Smart Garden 3
Pick up The Smart Garden 3 for somebody who not only loves eating food, but loves cooking it, too. How does it work, may you ask? There are biodegradable plant pods that hold seeds and nutrients. Your loved one will enjoy fresh herbs year-round and be proud of what they’ve grown inside of their very own kitchen.
Ferrero Rocher Collection Gift Box
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly gift that still tastes like heaven, this Ferrero Rocher gift box is your answer. The holidays simply aren’t complete without the iconic gold foil wrapper and decadent hazelnut filling.
TRUFF Sample Pack
They can’t possibly be a true foodie if they aren’t obsessed with truffles. Gift them a luxe box of TRUFF’s bestsellers: Black Truffle Hot Sauce, White Truffle Hot Sauce and Black Truffle Oil. They’ll be splashing these gourmet sauces and oils on practically everything in no time. Clip the coupon to save 15 percent on this set.
Spiceology Global Flavors BBQ Rubs and Seasoning Set
The friend in your life who would love a trip to Flavortown will get their taste buds excited with this set of BBQ rubs and seasonings from Spiceology. Jamaican Jerk, Chile Margarita, Korean BBQ and Tandoori Glory are a few of the flavors they’ll be dousing their food in.
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription
For a gift that keeps bringing new flavors to the table, sign your favorite home barista up for a subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club. Each month, they’ll unbox gourmet coffee, a postcard linked to the roast’s origins, and brewing tips. Your one friend who can’t stop going to Starbucks will thank you for this unique alternative.
Goldbelly Nancy Silverton’s Favorite Gelato Gift Box
If you’ve never heard of Goldbelly, you’re really missing out on a great gift idea. It’s an online marketplace for regional and artisanal foods. You can ship them a treat from a smaller local business or even from a world-renowned chef. We’re melting over Nancy Silverton’s Favorite Gelato Gift Box. It ships straight to their front door with a ton of dry ice so that the gelato stays fresh.
Momofuku Chili Crunch Variety Pack
Those who can’t eat food without some spice will drool over Momofuku’s Chili Crunch Variety Pack. From the world-famous chef behind Momofuku Noodle Bar, David Chang, the set contains the classic Chili Crunch, Black Truffle Chili Crunch and Extra Spicy Chili Crunch. In need of more spice? Another great option is Fly By Jing’s Triple Threat trio, which comes with the Sichuan Chili Crisp, Mala Spice Mix and Zhong Sauce.
DAVIDsTEA David’s Top Teas Sampler
Any tea expert will gush over this tea sampler box that houses 12 fan-favorite loose-leaf teas and infusions. Cinnamon Rooibos Chai, Vanilla Cappuccino and Cream of Early Grey are just a few of the flavors that’ll have them hooked.
Compartés Wild Cocoa Gourmet Chocolate Gift Box
The packaging alone could make anyone’s jaw drop, but the chocolate is top-tier, too. Compartés handmakes a variety of chocolates in Los Angeles, California, and this gift box includes 16 of its most popular flavors.
Bumpin Blends Smoothie Cubes
Let us introduce you to the best gift for your friend who loves to eat healthy, but might not have all the time in the world to buy ingredients and prep them. Each smoothie cube flavor possesses different wellness benefits, such as Magic Matcha for focus and energy and Acai Banana for skin health and muscle cramps.
Sakara Life Vegan, Ready-To-Eat Meals
The health nut in your friend group will dive right into Sakara Life’s 100% plant-based, ready-to-eat meals. These meals are as easy as it gets, since there isn’t any prepping or cooking involved. Eat healthy and save time? Yes, please!
Sourse Mood Bites
Eating chocolate never felt so good, and that’s because Sourse’s Mood Bites actually can boost their mood. Saffron increases serotonin and reduces cortisol, while vitamin D promotes a healthy brain and immune system. Munching on yummy chocolate bites twice a day in the name of better health and improved mood? Sign them up!
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