Still looking for some good holiday gift ideas? You’re not alone. I just started shopping yesterday.
My recent gift research has focused on edible gifts. While this is mostly due to consideration of the recipient, it may also be related to my own deep and passionate feelings on food. Whatever the motivation, my hunting has uncovered a wealth of options for the food-lover on your list.
1. Medallions of Foie Gras with Truffles from Dean & Deluca
Dean & Deluca offer nearly every fine food you can imagine. Alongside the expected cheeses and charcuteries are pastas, pastries, seafood, spices and an extensive menu of olive oils. While Dean & Deluca can be a spendy option, there are tons of budget-friendly items, as well.
My pick: Medallions of Foie Gras with Truffles ($29)
2. Peppermint Bark from Harry & David
Harry & David offer pre-designed gift baskets. Whether you’re looking for fruit, sweets, or savory morsels, their gift baskets come in varying sizes to accommodate everyone’s budget. Also, a number of those baskets allow add-ons of popcorn, chocolates or wine.
Reminiscent of grandma’s homemade holiday candy, my pick: Peppermint Bark in a decorative tin ($24.99)
3. DIY Goat & Chevre Cheese Kit from Williams-Sonoma
Or let your friend make their own tasty treats. Williams-Sonoma offers DIY kits for bread, extract, bacon and CHEESE!
My pick: DIY Goat & Chevre Cheese Kit (two sizes, currently on sale for $14.99 and $31.96)
4. Garrett Mix from Garrett Popcorn Shops
A Chicago favorite (and tradition since 1949), Garrett Popcorn Shops are offering a seasonal recipe of white chocolate covered caramel crisp (which sounds like it was made just for me), but it’s hard to argue with the fan favorite Garrett Mix of CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn flavors.
My pick: Garrett Mix (starting in a 1 gallon tin for $37)
5. Pretzel Tin from Malley’s Chocolates
For the chocolate lover, Godiva is always a good option. However, I’m here to urge you to branch out. A Cleveland institution, Malley’s Chocolates are delicious sweets from the Midwest.
My pick: Pretzel Tin with Pretzel Babies and milk chocolate pretzels ($23.95)
6. Pecan Pie from Three Brothers Bakery
Sticking with sweets, but panning over to pastry, Three Brothers Bakery will ship pies anywhere in the United States. Home of the Pumpecapple Piecake (3 layers of cake, with pies baked inside – pumpkin pie in pumpkin spice cake, pecan or chocolate pecan pie in chocolate cake and apple pie in spice cake – covered in cream cheese icing, pecan pieces and caramel drizzle), Three Brothers also ship breads, bagels, cookies, cupcakes and more.
My pick: Pecan Pie ($22.95)
7. Swine and Wine Club from Bacon Freak
For a gift that keeps on giving, try a monthly club. Bacon Freak offers a number of options, in both flavors and length of subscription. Even better? They offer two different plans that include wine!
My pick: Swine and Wine Club – Red Wine ($159.95 for 3 months)
8. Connoisseur of the Month Club from iGourmet.com
Perhaps the person on your list isn’t a bacon-lover. Along with a wide-ranging selection of individual items for one-time purchase, iGourmet.com also has monthly subscriptions for cheese, charcuterie, coffee, olive oil and salsa. SALSA! But perhaps the best way to satisfy a foodie is with a broad range of foods. Every month, the Connoisseur of the Month Club chooses a country or flavor and sends out 2-3 items based on that theme.
My pick: Connoisseur of the Month Club ($179.99 for 6 months)
9. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake from FoodyDirect
FoodyDirect has partnered with select restaurants and producers around the United States. Taste delicacies from across the country without the cost and chaos of travel! If you’re getting a gift for someone who has dietary restrictions, there are preset filters for vegan, kosher and gluten-free items.
My pick: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake ($24.95 for 6 cakes)
10. The Epicurious Cookbook
For the food-lover that not only enjoys eating, but also preparing, the final item on my Foodie-Approved Gift List is The Epicurious Cookbook. Containing over 250 of Epicurious‘ best-loved, top rated recipes, The Epicurious Cookbook is full of dishes that would impress your adventurous foodie friends, but can be made by cooks at any level. In fact, I received this cookbook as a Christmas gift just a couple years ago and it is now my favorite resource for creating new, delicious dinner items.
My recipe pick: Southwestern lime chicken with ancho chile sauce ($19.14 for cookbook)
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