Food For Gifts Idea create memories and happy memories make people feel great! Bringing a gift of food to someone is something thoughtful that you can be sure they will remember forever. Every one loves food, especially when it is prepared with love.
Food For Gifts Idea
Don’t ever underestimate the power of food when it comes to gift-giving. Whether you want to share your city’s best bites with a faraway loved one, do something nice for a coworker or a friend, or plan a celebratory evening, a beautifully wrapped treat will win the day. Here, gourmet food gifts for everyone on your list (don’t forget the wine!).Surf & Turf
What’s better than a surf and turf dinner on the town? A ready-to-grill dinner of Premium Angus Beef filet mignons, sirloins, or New York strip steaks paired with 6 oz lobster tails ready to grill up in the privacy of your own home.Bacon Sampler
You can never go wrong with bacon. Or, in this case, a bacon flight, featuring three different types of everybody’s favorite salty treat: applewood and hickory smoked bacons made from heritage breed pork, and D’Artagnan’s signature duck bacon
A cocktail party in a box. This collection of four cheeses (creamy brie, nutty gruyere, subtle manchego, and tangy English cheddar) chosen by the experts at the famed New York cheese shop pair perfectly with their spiced cherry preserves, olive oil crackers with sea salt, and marcona almonds.
Nothing will delight your favorite chocolate fiend more than this collection of sweets including everything from decadent chocolate cake to truffles, malt balls, and even chocolate covered pretzels.Pink Champagne Cake Bites
A perfect bite-sized treat, these miniature versions of this South Carolina bakery’s pink champagne cake features decadent champagne-infused cake dipped in white chocolate for easy eating. You’ll never go back to cupcakes again.
Your snack-loving deskmate will adore this mix of healthy (and less healthy) bites including triple ginger cookies, white cheddar popcorn, handmade NYC pretzels, peanut butter puffs, sea salt and pepper pistachios, and much more.Meat Subscription Box
The meal prepper on your list will appreciate the head start this box filled with succulent proteins gives them. The Basics Box comes with 4 pasture-raised chicken breasts, 2 boneless sirloin steaks, and a pound of dry aged ground beef, but there are half a dozen other boxes to choose from including all-beef, beef and pork, a box for the grillmaster, and even a breakfast-focused box, all of them available to be delivered every 2, 4, or 8 weeks.
IDEAS FOR FOOD GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Food gifts are a lot of fun to make and receive. They can be made to a specific plan or just a last minute idea when you’re stumped for what to present. There are lots of fabulously yummy food gifts for all tastes and all occasions and all ages.
One for the holidays or just snacks any time. Jazz up some pretzels in a suitable color theme for the occasion.DIY food gifts are easy when you have a starting product.
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28 best gifts for foodies they’ll absolutely love to receive (and eat)
We’ve done the hard job of tasting and testing to find the top treats of the year
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When it comes to Christmas food, for us it’s all about those little extras that you wouldn’t normally buy, cook or serve up.
From the party food canapes and countless bottles of prosecco, to the pigs in blankets, copious amounts of smoked salmon and, of course, the sprouts (fried, not boiled), to the neverending puddings, cakes and desserts. And then there’s the cheese, which no doubt is picked at until we’re full to burst.
For the host, it often means endless trips to the supermarket, overbuying crisps and running out of space to store it all. Meanwhile, everyone else in the family can only look on at the Christmas food, under strict orders not to dare to touch it until the big day.
So if you’re going to someone else’s for Christmas and are looking for the perfect food gift for them, want something different to wrap up and place under the tree, or maybe want to treat yourself – we all deserve it after the year we’ve had – these are the perfect gifts for the occasion that we’ve had the hard job of testing and tasting.
How we tested
The list is made up of some of our all-time favourite products, such as our go-to rosé or luxury chocolates. Others, meanwhile, are seasonal treats from producers and chefs we know and love. We’ve put products through their paces in the kitchen, from reading books to testing kits, peeking behind advent calendar doors and sipping coffee from handmade mugs. We were looking for great taste, well-designed products (and business models), good value and things we’d genuinely like to receive (and eat).
The best gifts for foodies for 2021 are:
- Best overall – Tommy Banks Made In Oldstead provisions hamper: £160, Madeinoldstead.co.uk
- Best advent calendar – Flying Goose sriracha advent calendar: 12 days of sriracha: £39.99, Souschef.co.uk
- Best mug – Richard Pommery orange coffee mug: £40, Richardpomeroyporcelain.com
- Best food-themed stationery – Papier x Skye McAlpine ‘Food for Friends’ recipe journal: £24.99, Papier.com
- Best OTT gift – Dolce & Gabbana mandorle di Sicilia panettone: £43.95, Souschef.co.uk
- Best boring buy – Nomess teatowel, pack of two, blue sprinkles: £16, Nunido.co.uk
- Best coffee – Turtle Cup jump start coffee: £8, Turtlecup.co.uk
- Best print – Hand and Palm What’s For Breakfast art print A4: £20, Handandpalm.co.uk
- Best new book – ‘The Female Chef: 39 women redefining the British food scene’ by Clare Finney and Liz Seabrook, published by Hoxton Mini Press: £28, Foyles.co.uk
- Best snacking box – Serious Pig serious snacking box: £24, Seriouspig.london
- Best for the cheese board – Fine Cheese Co toast for cheese: dates, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds: £3.95, Finecheese.co.uk
- Best stocking-filler chocolates – Rococo salted caramel seagull eggs, 200g: £11.95, Selfridges.com
- Best gift set – ‘A-Z of Pasta’ cookbook and ingredients set: £42.99, Souschef.co.uk
- Best tree decoration – Daylesford Leoube rose wine bottle Christmas tree decoration: £12, Daylesford.com
- Best chocolate hamper – Coco Chocolatier salted caramel hamper: £75, Cocochocolatier.com
- Best burger kit – Parson’s Nose burger kit, for two: £17.50, Parsonsnose.co.uk
- Best new cookbook – ‘Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love’ cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad and Ottolenghi Test Kitchen, published by Ebury Press: £15.82, Wordery.com
- Best mulled wine – Harvey Nichols mulled wine, 75cl: £16.50, Harveynichols.com
- Best easy to cook food – Jarvis Pickle pies, box of 12: £54, Jarvispickle.com
- Best food writing book – ‘Chewing the Fat’ by Jay Rayner, published by Guardian Faber publishing: £5.94, Whsmith.co.uk
- Best for Christmas Day bubbles – Nyetimber blanc de blancs 2014 sparkling wine gift box, 75cl: £43, Nyetimber.com
- Best biscuit stocking filler – Drinks Biscuits mature cheddar, chilli and almond, 110g: £4.95, Fodabox.com
- Best hot sauces – Bao sauces burnt chilli and tiger dressing, 220ml each: £13.25, Baolondon.com
- Best mince pies – Melrose & Morgan mince pies, box of six: £8, Melroseandmorgan.com
- Best rose wine – Whispering Angel rosé wine: £18.99, Waitrosecellar.com
- Best cheese gift – The Cheese Society, pass the cheese parcel: £65, Thecheesesociety.co.uk
- Best kitchen kit/equipment – Smeg 30cm wok: £139, Smeguk.com
- Best little extra – Helen Brownings’ organic pigs in blankets bundle: £20, Helenbrowningsorganic.co.uk