The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, and that’s the exact vibe I'm bringing to this holiday gift guide. Whether you’re shopping for your favorite foodie, home chef, or really anyone who enjoys eating, you can't go wrong with a food gift delivered straight to their door.
Think about it. Everybody needs to eat. So, a food gift works for literally anyone, from your coworkers to neighbors, best friend, or even that one distant cousin of yours. Who wouldn't get excited about receiving some salty snacks, pastries, or even a full cake for the holidays?
Peep a few of the best Christmas food gifts, below:
I know it's early to start talking about the holiday season, but it's never too late to knock "stop procrastinating" off your 2021 resolutions list. And, there are several holidays that come before Christmas, like Diwali, Yom Kippur, and more. See below for the best food gifts in 2022.
Tate’s cookies have a cult following, and for good reason: They’re amazing. They're mostly crunchy, but the chocolate chips are so creamy they melt in your mouth. This box includes a bunch of crowd-pleasers, from their walnut chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin and white chocolate macadamia nut.
When in doubt, send champagne. This bottle of Veuve comes with a pretty gift box that saves you the extra effort of having to wrap it up, and if you're lucky, the person who receives it will cheers with ya.
These decadent, truffle-infused hot sauces were made for the friends who always keep a bottle of the spicy stuff in their bags. Beautifully arranged in a pretty box and stunning bottles, the set includes the brand's original hot sauce, hotter sauce, and white truffle sauce.
You’ll have a hard time not keeping this box of breakfast favorites from Stonewall Kitchen for yourself. It contains their signature coffee, maple syrup, and jams along with pancake and cinnamon bun mixes.
Combine brownies with muffins, coffee cakes, and rugelach and you get the most perfect assortment of American pastries. Put these under the tree, and watch the fam fight for keeps, but remind them sharing is caring.
This aptly-named "Cocoa Therapy" hot chocolate gift set is the first time I've ever seen my fave holiday drink look so chic. The set includes four mixes, two types of sugars, sprinkles, crushed peppermint, and even mini marshmallows.
Fans of baklava know how hard it is to really find the authentic stuff in the western world, but Çerez Pazarı's tin of assorted baklava fits the bill—they're the brand you'll see in every luxury hotel in Turkey. The pastries are made in Istanbul without any artificial colors or preservatives, so your giftee's getting the real deal.
I gifted my family a pack of Jeni's iconic ice cream pints several years ago and they still talk about how much they loved them. This bundle of their bestsellers features a little bit of something for everyone in your cold, sweet treat-loving fam.
It can be hard to keep up with everyone's dietary restrictions nowadays, so if you feel bad asking them again about what they can and cannot eat, chances are that you're going to be safe with Deux's editor-loved cookie doughs. Vegan, gluten-free, and preservative-free, they're packed with superfoods and minerals like pea protein, zinc, and even vitamin C.
There's something about putting dessert in a jar that makes it feel way cuter, and these cakes are the ultimate example. This pack of four features distinct flavors, from red velvet to carrot and you can even personalize a message to put inside the box.
It doesn't get more Christmasy than cookies shaped and decorated as ugly sweaters. If you really want to put in a bit of DIY effort, snag this kit and put them in a cute tin when you're done (or keep the box for you both to make them together!).
Let's say you don't know the person you're gifting super well, and you want to stick with something safe. Or, maybe the person you're shopping for likes to eat super clean. Stick with this gorgeous box of assorted dried fruits and nuts anyone would love making their way through.
I mean, sure—you could totally give them a few boxes of Oreos, but this deluxe box of assorted chocolate-covered ones will earn you extra points. Plus, you have to admit it looks just a little bit cuter as a gift.
It may have been a low-brow snack back in the day, but jerky's having a real moment right now. Gift the jerky lover in your life this box that comes complete with their fave snack along with some whiskey and beer-infused nut mixes.
Is it just me, or does popcorn taste better when it comes in one of those cones you get at fairs? Bring the celebrations to their couch with this delicious sampler pack featuring caramel corn, cheddar, and more.
Milk Bar makes some of the best desserts around, so if the person you're gifting is really in to the dessert world, they'll recognize the brand's signature pink packaging and get excited immediately. This strawberry shortcake flavor is to die for, but they have tons of other options on the site (including a gluten-free one my mom loves!).
In addition to their classic, chic packaging, Godiva's chocolate truffles are so. darn. delicious. This holiday bundle features three flavors—here's hoping they crack it open for guests to share if you bring it to their holiday party.
Trust that once the dessert-lover in your life gets a taste of these homemade whoopie pies, they'll never go back to that packaged stuff off the grocery store shelves again. This pack of 12 features three flavors: chocolate, peanut butter, and chocolate peanut butter.
Complete with sausages, burger seasonings, and all the best snacks to go with a BBQ, *that* person in your life who's always looking for an excuse to grill will seriously appreciate this. And, of course, they'll thank you by inviting you over for some of their handmade burgers.
Founded by Syrian-Palestinian Diana Jarrar, Magic Dates' drool-worthy dates are infused with different flavors, from coconut to hazelnut and even chocolate (my personal fave). Jarrar founded the brand to pay homage to her roots and the importance of dates to her family's culture.
It's true that a lot of vegans (like myself) love to cook, because it can be easier than eating out sometimes—but, also because it's super fun! Purple Carrot makes it just a bit easier. For the weeks they don't have time to come up with recipes or hit the grocery store, they'll deliver all the ingredients pre-portioned with recipes for them. Easy!
A classic box of cookies always hits home. It's the type of thing everyone gets excited about when it's out at tea time or a party. This box features 52 cookies in a variety of seven different flavors from classic shortbread and chocolate chip to poppy seed and maple.
Brittany LogginsBrittany Loggins is a freelance lifestyle writer covering beauty, travel, and food.
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