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Kim Bussing

location-pin Tucson, AZ

School: University of Arizona

Expertise: Baking; beer, wine & cocktails; product testing; cleaning & organizing; home decor; health & wellness; food news; grocery shopping; restaurants; travel

Kim Bussing

  • 10 years of experience covering food and drink with an emphasis on wine and cocktails
  • Written numerous guides about gift baskets and care packages for all occasions, interviewing gift experts and relationship experts to find the perfect present
  • Written numerous holiday guides on food, wine, Advent calendars, and more
  • Creative consultant for hospitality and food companies including a vegan meal delivery company and a small cookie bakery
  • Former editor at Queensland Magazines
  • Writer for Taste of Home, Clean Plates, Modern Farmer, Reader's Digest and Seattle Refined


Kim is a writer and creative strategist with more than a decade of experience publishing content about food and drink. She has written about food and wine for top brands, including Hilton, Marriott, and KitchenAid. Kim also writes about health and wellness topics, home decor and baking. For Taste of Home, she’s tackled stories about canned wines, cocktail kits, wine Advent calendars and much more. Kim’s passion is bringing together nutrition and joy in every meal and she’s always on the hunt for the perfect gluten-free cinnamon roll. Her first series, The Princess Swap, is forthcoming from Penguin Random House in 2025.


  • Georgetown University, bachelor's degrees in English, psychology and business administration
  • University of Arizona, master's in fiction

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Articles & Recipes

35 Sympathy Gift Baskets for Loved Ones Going Through a Hard Time

Through nourishing food and thoughtful touches, express your care and condolences with sympathy gift baskets.

41 of the Best Gift Baskets for Men

No matter his hobbies or whether he's fresh out of school or deep into retirement, we found the best gift boxes for men.

The 25 Best College Care Packages

Between exams, essays and the best years of their lives, there's nothing quite like receiving a college care package (especially when it gives them a break from dining hall food).