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Holiday shopping is a journey, to say the least, and it’s harder than we’d like to admit to find the perfect gift for the people who we care the most about. 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 think when giving an edible present. There are plenty of cool options out there, including mimosa sugar cubes 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.
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 loose leaf teas or rich hot cocoa bombs?
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
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 peppermint bark 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.
Hey Sugar Gourmet Cotton Candy
Your sweet tooth friend will fall in love with these four tubs of gourmet cotton candy. This set is a sophisticated take on a childhood favorite treat, with flavors like The OG, French Toast, Confetti Cake, and Salty Caramel.
Clevr SuperLatte Starter Kit
Your foodie friend will be so impressed when they unwrap this Clevr SuperLatte Start 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.
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.
Bonnie & Pop Chocolate Gift Basket
If they live and breathe all things chocolate, they’ll be munching on this gift box nonstop. It contains what only a chocolate lover’s dreams are made of, including chocolate-covered pretzels, peppermint patties, sea salt caramels, and much more.
Sugarfina Cocktail Candy Bento Box
Mix cocktail flavors with gummy candies and you’ll get the sweetest gift of them all. Your recipient will love indulging in this stunning bento box of Sugarfina candies. Think Piña Colada Bears and Strawberry Daiquiri Hearts—absolutely delish!
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.
Teaspressa Mimosa Sugar Cube Set
Making cocktails just got easier thanks to these mimosa sugar cubes. All they have to do is drop a cube into their glass of bubbly and they’ll have a peach, strawberry, or raspberry cocktail in seconds.
Vadham Bloom Tea Gift Set
Bet you didn’t think tea could ever look this good. There’s no need for tying 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.
Blue Stripes Cacao Farm Experience Box
Nothing is quite as pampering as a cacao gift box from Blue Stripes, one of New York City’s sweetest stores. Three different cacao waters and keto chocolate almond energy bars will satisfy anybody’s sweet tooth, but also deliver a ton of antioxidants that benefit both the mind and body.
Spiceology Popcorn Seasoning Set
The friend in your life who would love a trip to Flavortown will get their taste buds excited with this set of six sweet and savory popcorn seasonings. They can finally enjoy something other than plain buttered popcorn, and it’s the holiday season, so you know they’ll get good use out of these flavorings.
Thoughtfully Champagne Shimmer
For the friend who loves their bubbly, they’ll have a blast mixing these champagne shimmers into their drinks. This set includes purple, blue, green, and pink colors, and can make up to 15 glistening glasses of champagne.
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!
BomBombs Hot Chocolate Bomb Gift Sets
The chocolate snob in your life will appreciate a box of these indulgent hot chocolate bombs. But they’re not just plain hot cocoa flavors—we’re talking fudge brownie and caramel candy chocolatey goodness. You get two boxes with five hot cocoa bombs in each, meaning that’s two gifts in one!
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.
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.
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.
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!