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By Alison Chew
Unique Food Gifts for Those Who Love To Eat (and Drink!)
Let’s face it, finding the perfect gift is hard. No matter how well you know someone, finding a unique gift year after year can be a challenge. Will it be the right color? The right size? Do they already have it? Will they even like it? Your options are endless.
If you are like me, you like to give gifts that are personal, filled with love, and are useful. I find that food gifts check all of those boxes plus they are always the right size and color and are sure to bring a smile to someone’s face (and stomach).
Throughout the year we have tasted, tested, researched, reviewed, and sampled a ton of amazing food and beverage products. Every November we bring you a list of our favorites, those that we would love to receive as a gift ourselves, to make gift-giving any time of year a little easier and a whole lot tastier.
We hope you enjoy our list of Food Gifts!
Sip & Savor: Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar
The Sip & Savor Holiday Countdown Boxes are the perfect gift for friends near and far. Count down to Christmas with this festive Christmas Wine Advent Calendar filled with 12 or 24 bottles of California reds, whites, and roses.
What They Get: 2 X Bone-in Ribeye Steaks and 1 X Wild Maine Lobster Tail Pair
Perfect For: Meat-Lovers, Grill Masters
Spoonful of Comfort: Soup Care Package
$79.99 (Use code MEALFINDS4 for 10% OFF)
Give that special someone a warm hug in the form of a delicious soup box from Spoonful of Comfort. Your lucky recipient will receive a huge container of gourmet soup, rolls, and cookies and will be touched by your thoughtfulness.
Several food gifts are available! Choose from 8 types of soup and 5 types of cookies to create the perfect personalized food gift. (Read our Spoonful of Comfort reviews for details)
What They Get: 64-oz. jar of sensational soup (4-6 generous servings), Half dozen bacci rolls, Half dozen cookies, A ladle for serving, Personalized notecard
Perfect For: Comfort Food-Lovers, Grandparents, New Parents
Do you have a dog or dog-lover in your life? Give them food gifts that will warm their heart and fill their belly. Home-made dog treats!
Knead Love Bakeshop brings you a dog treat baking kit filled with everything you need to make home-baked, organic, healthy dog treats in around 30 minutes. Treats are all-natural, organic, human-grade, non-GMO, and made in the USA. They contain no added sugar, salt, preservatives, colors, or flavors.
Simple Loose Leaf delivers hand-packaged, premium loose leaf tea to your recipient’s door. Friends and family will love opening their Tea of the Month box and finding new tea to enjoy inside. And as they sit down for their morning or evening cup of tea they will think of you and how thoughtful you are.
The Tea of the Month subscription includes 4 curated loose leaf teas, 4 USA-made linen filters, and helpful tasting notes. Each Tea of the Month box makes 16-20 cups of high-quality tea. Choose from green tea, black tea, herbal tea, or a sample of each. (Read our Simple Loose Leaf reviews for details)
What They Get: 6 monthly deliveries of Tea of the Month
Give the gift of coffee! Copper Cow Coffee brings you organic, all-natural Vietnamese pour-over coffee with real California milk creamers. Friends and family will love these sustainably sourced personal coffee and creamer packs, made in just 90 seconds, for barista-quality coffee at home or on the go!
Nature Box brings you a snack-lovers dream in the Delightful Box. This box is filled with carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved sweet, salty, spicy, and savory snacks and will fulfill all of your needs (and late-night cravings!). Many food gifts available!
Give the kitchen-helper and budding little chef in your life a 3-month prepaid membership to Raddish Kids! They will love this cooking club and will be overjoyed when they receive their box filled with a new theme, kitchen tool, and culinary lessons every month. Parents will love watching their children build confidence in the kitchen as they help with dinner.
The gourmet snack-lover in your life will squeal with joy when they open this amazing Binge Watch Gift Box from Di Bruno Bros! It is packed with sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, and savory snacks that are perfect for a weekend at home on the couch or a road trip with friends. Tons of food gifts available!
What They Get: Prima Donna Cheese (8 oz), Smoked Gouda & Beer Cheese Spread (7.6 oz), Italian Market Style Pepperoni (8 oz), Black Lava Cashews (5 oz), Smoky Cheddar Snack Mix (6 oz), Bananas Foster Dark Rum Popcorn (4 oz), Cheese Crostini (7.04 oz), Strawberry Mango Gummy Pandas (3 oz), Milk Chocolate Milkies (5 oz), Lark Salted Almond Chocolate Pearl Cookies (5.5 oz)
Perfect For: Snack-Lovers, Couples, Anyone Who Loves Yummy Food, Employees/Clients/Colleagues
Give them the gift that will light up their morning breakfast routine or add something special to their afternoon tea time with a mini-scone sampler from Seven Sisters Scones. These all-natural scones are handmade daily in Johns Creek, GA, individually wrapped, and are moist and layered with flavor.
Choose from 12 mini-scones or go big with 12 regular-size scones. They will thank you!
What They Get: 12 mini-scones, approximately 2.5 in diameter, in the flavors of the day
Perfect For: People who love breakfast and brunch, Pastry-lovers
eCreamery: Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich Kit
This fun and unique food gift will surprise and delight kids and adults alike! Your gift recipient will love creating the perfect ice cream sandwich combination out of this box filled with gourmet cookies, ice cream, and toppings. Choose from flavors like the tried and true Chocolate Chip cookie, Vanilla ice cream, and Sprinkles, or for the more adventurous try the Salted Carmel cookies with Carmel Chocolate Pretzel ice cream with Chocolate Chips.
What They Get: 24 Gourmet Cookies, 4 Pints of Ice Cream, and 2 Toppings
Delight the chocolate lover in your life with a sinful assortment of chocolate. From caramel-filled organic milk chocolate to heirloom dark chocolate with sea salt and cocoa nibs to southern-style dark pecan toffee and rich fudge brownies, they’ll enjoy every bite.
This food gift, like all gifts from Packed With Purpose, supports aspiring young female entrepreneurs, environmental preservation efforts, workforce development, under-resourced youth development, and wellness efforts for people and pets in need.
What They Get: This gift arrives in a recyclable box and includes:
caramelized banana peanut butter cups
gourmet caramel filled milk chocolate bar
award-winning dark chocolate bar with sea salt and cacao nibs
2 espresso-infused chocolate brownies with Kona sea salt
bite-size double chocolate chip cookies
sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzels
an artful booklet that showcases the stories of our purposeful purveyors and the meaningful impact your gift creates