28 Holiday Food Gifts Everyone Will Love
When it comes to holiday gifting, there's no better crowd-pleaser than food.
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Holiday food gifts
There’s no shortage of holiday food gifts that are, well, delicious in every way. From sweet and fruity to savory and salty, there’s something on the gifting menu for just about everyone on your list. Almost all of these would also make an excellent hostess gift at your next holiday party.
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Divina Fig Spread
Figs have long been a type of food served when entertaining, dating back to ancient times in Mediterranean countries. In fact, they were one of the staples of the Grecian diet, along with olives and wine. Today figs are still enjoyed, especially when served as a fruity or olive-like tapenade. This spread features hints of orange, chili, kalamata olives, and cocoa which means it pairs well when spread on a cracker with just about any wine or liquor. Use this fig spread in our favorite figgy recipes.
Greatest Hits by Murray’s Cheese
The cheese lover in your life won’t be able to contain his or her excitement upon receiving this bevy of four all-star cheese and their carefully chosen pairing companions. There’s a little something for everyone—from sweet and fruity to salty and savory. Here’s just what to make with every type of cheese.
Meli’s Monster Cookies Dry Mix
If you or someone you spend the holiday with is gluten-free, you know how challenging dessert time can be. That’s where these cookies come in—they’re a holiday food gift that fits the bill (no gluten-free substitutes either!) and are also super delicious. Now there’s no reason to eliminate cookies from your holiday diet. Making your own? These are the 14 Christmas cookie baking hacks you need to know.
Table87 Coal Oven Margherita Pizza 10″, 4 Pies
Really good pizza is hard to come by, especially the coal-fired variety that has that distinctive Brooklyn flair. That’s why Table87 started cranking out pizzas that are made-to-order and then promptly frozen—for folks from out of town who still want to feel like they’re just a block or two over.
Bono 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For those who love food, and especially those who love to cook, a high-quality olive oil is a kitchen must-have and a cherished holiday food gift. Bono is the exclusive house purveyor of EVOO for the James Beard Foundation. And not only is its flavor is unique—each bottle has its own tracking number to the land, so consumers know exactly where their EVOO is coming from. Make these 150 Christmas cookie recipes this year (and every year).
Saltworks Fumée de Sel Chardonnay Oak Smoked Sea Salt
Salt can be basic and boring or it can be vibrant and exciting. The latter is what you get when you order one of SaltWorks coveted varieties. One of their most popular for the holiday season is Fumée de Sel® Chardonnay Oak Smoked Sea Salt, cold-smoked French salt over aged oak wine barrels. It goes great with lobster or crab dishes as well as savory soups. Keep these etiquette pointers in mind this holiday season.
Island Creek Oysters Paddlefish Roe and 2 Dozen Oysters
This pack of Paddlefish Roe, a great entry point for anyone new to caviar thanks to its gentle, subtly savory flavor, paired with two dozen Island Creek Oysters is a holiday food gift that will wow the foodie on your list. Can’t figure out what your loved one wants? Try these homemade Christmas candy gifts.
Tipsy Scoop Boozy Holiday ice cream 6 pack
Though ice cream might not seem like the sensible food gift, considering it’s hard to keep cold, let alone frozen, Tipsy Scoop makes it possible. In fact, you can send their boozy brand of ice cream nationwide and have it delivered right to the recipient’s door.! They just need to be 21 or over and be able to sign for the package. Flavors range from Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel ice cream to Raspberry Limoncello sorbet. By the way, Häagen-Dazs makes boozy ice cream, too.
Bennett’s Butter Co.
Butter is a staple of most recipes, but especially during the holiday season, which is why there’s never been a more prime time to take things up a notch with fascinating flavors. Bennett’s Butter Co. offers some unique options including Everything Bagel Butter, Roasted Garlic and Herb Butter, Mushroom Butter, Sriracha Jalapeno Butter, Cinnamon + Brown Sugar Butter, and Blueberry Butter. Use in marinades for meats, atop roasted potatoes, or simply spread on your favorite loaf of bread. Check out 20 gifts for Mom under $20.
SMASHMALLOW Snackable Marshmallows
Ring in the holiday spirit with Candy Cane- and Hot Cocoa-flavored marshmallows—think the frosty chill of peppermint with a crispy crunchy twist and a soothing warm sip of chocolatey cocoa. At under $4 a pop, these will become your new favorite treat to serve at holiday parties. Try all of these decadent hot chocolate recipes.
GROUND UP PDX Salted Eggnog Cashew and Coconut Butter
Enjoy all the cozy and delicious flavors you love most in your classic holiday eggnog now in nut butter form. The coconut and cashew butter is spiced with nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. As an added touch during the holiday season, you’ll feel good knowing that the Ground Up provides jobs and mentorship for women at risk of homelessness. These are 10 more of our favorite gifts that give back.
Maille Gourmet Mustard Variety, 4 Pack
Mustard is the perfect companion to so many holiday appetizers including pretzels, sausage, crispy potatoes, meat crostinis, and more. That’s where this mustard variety pack can play a powerful role. It comes with four of Maille’s most classic flavors: Dijon Original, Old Style, Honey Dijon, and Rich Country. Here’s some gift inspiration for dads who love to cook.
Concannon Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
The holiday season lends itself to wines of all kinds, but especially a deep red that’s nice and dry, like this food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California. It features notes of red cherry, ripe plum, and black currant and pairs well with a charcuterie spread and savory hors d’oeuvres.
1-800-BASKETS.com Holiday Belgian Chocolate Covered Oreo Tin
Who knew the classic cookie could be improved upon? You’ve never had Oreos like this before—dipped in Belgian white, milk or dark chocolate and covered with sprinkles. You can start your diet on January 2. Don’t miss our list of thoughtful and affordable teacher gifts.
The Popcorn Factory Very Merry Plaid Popcorn Tin
Who doesn’t like popcorn, especially when it’s butter, cheese or caramel flavored and comes in a cute, reusable tin? This is the perfect holiday food gift for the movie lover in your life and makes an equally welcome gift for a co-worker.
Three Peaks Manuka Honey
This honey hails all the way from a volcanic central plateau in New Zealand where it’s sourced, packaged and certified by the stringent NZ UMF Honey Association. Not only is it delicious, but manuka honey is known for its healing health and wellness properties. Enjoy eating on its own, adding to tea, coffee or other beverages, or incorporating as part of an appetizer or dessert.
Harry & David Bloody Mary Kit and Garnishes
What’s Christmas morning without some delicious and savory bloody marys—with all the accouterments, of course. This box comes with it all—the drink mix, dill pickle hot sauce, garlic dill cornichons, pitted grilled green olives and even chili lime salt for the rim. Just add your own vodka. These are the best Christmas cookies from every state.
KRAVE’S Gourmet Beef Cuts, 8 packs
Beef jerky is the snack of choice for most meat lovers, and it can be a relatively nutritious one, considering it’s low-fat, high in protein, and also gluten-free. KRAVE is made with only 100 percent lean cuts of meat so it’s a great snack on the go for anyone looking to fuel up on more than just a granola bar. This is eligible for free shipping, just like these 11 top Amazon kitchen gifts.
Hu Vegan Chocolate Bars, 4 pack
This cult-favorite vegan and paleo chocolate is loved by celebs including Ryan Reynolds, Hilary Duff, Reese Witherspoon, Gabrielle Union, and Mario Lopez for a reason. Each bar contains zero dairy, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, gluten, refined sugar, cane sugar, sugar alcohols, etc., which means you don’t feel crappy after indulging. Try these other guilt-free holiday foods.
Good Caramel JoyStar Gift Box
Starting at $13
Give warm tidings along with a tasty caramel. This holiday variety box features a different positive quote in each caramel along with the themes of good fortune, good cheer, and good wishes. The flavors include vanilla, sea salt, butter tum, chocolate sea salt, and café caramel. Yum! Ever wonder why we eat fruitcake during the holidays?
Cypress Grove Cheese Boards for Dinner Kit
Pioneer of the artisanal goat cheese movement in America, Cyprus Grove knows a thing or two about creating a cheese board—especially one for lactose-intolerant folk. It features a fresh variety of goat cheeses that are perfect for bringing to any fancy dinner party or family get together. Don’t forget to check out these inspired gifts for Grandpa.
Divina Sweet Pepper Stuffed Olives
Whether used as in a holiday cocktail or as an accouterment to a holiday charcuterie, these olives are sure to impress guests with their unique flavor. Divina uses Mt. Athos olives that are grown and picked from small family farms on the Halkidiki Peninsula, one of the most unspoiled parts of Greece. Save money during Christmas shopping at Costco with these tips.
Seattle Chocolates Color of Delicious Box
Showing up to a holiday party with a gift box full of 12 melt-in-your-mouth Seattle-made chocolate truffle flavors will score you instant bonus points with the host. This deluxe assortment box includes a myriad of flavors such as Blackberry Crème, Champagne, Dark Chocolate, Dark San Juan Sea Salt, Espresso, Extreme Dark, and more.
Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit
This kit is the food gift that keeps on giving, making it perfect for any foodie looking to cultivate his or her own crop. With a little sunlight and water, you can grow delicious, gourmet oyster mushrooms right out of the box in just 10 days. Here’s what Christmas looked like the year you were born.
Wagyu Tenderloin Filet Mignon
For the meat lover on your list, you can’t go wrong with an order of one of the most tender cuts out there: wagyu tenderloin filet mignon. The company, KC Cattle Company, was founded by a former member of the 1st Ranger Battalion, who brings the lessons he learned during his time in the military to his agricultural practice. Don’t know what to get your bro? Try these gift ideas.
Hilliards Craft Beer Brittle
From the family-owned artisan chocolate factory comes a unique treat—traditional peanut brittle combined with fresh-brewed craft beer from Shovel Town Brewery in Easton, Massachusetts. It’s great for bringing some holiday cheer or snacking during game-day parties. Find out the must-try craft beer from your state.
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds that’s popular in Middle Eastern countries. Not only is it delicious, but it also makes a wonderful ingredient in just about anything, including these energy bars. They’re a great source of fiber and protein and, of course, they’re vegan and gluten-free. New parents in your life will love these great gifts.
BetterBody Avocado Oil
Most of us are used to cooking with olive oil, which is not ideal for use on high heat. However, avocado oil is a great alternative because it can withstand a high smoke point of 500°. It’s great for just about anything—sauteing, baking, frying, you name it. Fill up the stockings with these sweet stuffers on Christmas morning.