Food Gifts
*This article has been updated in 2018 for accuracy

Food Gifts come in handy during the holidays when we are entertaining, cooking and hosting.  Here are some yummy things to give this year.

Give your friends and family the most delicious and authentic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits.  They are light and flaky, just the way biscuits should be! A package of 10 is $6.00.

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To go with the biscuits try Sqirl jams, jellies and marmalades.  They are made from produce from family-owned farms that practice sustainable, certified organic methods.  The fruit is preserved with minimal organic sugar and naturally occurring pectin.  This Preserve Gift Box Set has two Berry Jams.  $25.00.

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Now this is my idea of a fun food gift.  Sugarfina sells a Sugarfina Faves Tasting Box for $25.00.  You get a taste of eight of their candy products.  YUM!

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Try the moist lemon and poppy seed pound cake from The Bread Project.  It’s made with almond paste and is deliciously dense.  $45.00.

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Your gift recipients will love receiving a layer cake!  This Cooked Coconut Smith Island Cake looks scrumptious!  It yields 14 – 16 slices, great for a dinner party.  It is shipped frozen.  $55.00

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These Christmas Lights lollipops are all natural. They come in Red Wild Cherry, Key Lime and Gold Mango flavors.  $2.40 a pop.

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This baking company lets you order only the chewy edges of brownies and blondies!  They call it Loose Ends.  A 40 piece variety flavors is $20.00 and a 50-piece square of one flavor is $25.00.  They also make gluten-free yummies, and many kinds of cookies, truffles and cakes.  It all sounds delicious!

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Send a Sugarwish!  Every gift recipient selects four types of candy. The difference among the gifts is the size and number of bags.  The Petite Sugarwish is $25.00 and has four 4 oz. bags.  The Classic Sugarwish($45.00) has eight 4 oz. bags and the Ultimate Sugarwish ($70.00) includes sixteen 4 oz. bags.  All prices include shipping anywhere in the U.S.  There are lots of gummies, sour gummies, chocolates, licorice, sugar free, seasonal, and miscellaneous candies to choose from.

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Goldbely.com’s mission is to discover all things delicious throughout the U.S.  Their team discovers local restaurants, regional artisans and gourmet food purveyors.  They have created an online marketplace to connect ‘curious eaters’ with gourmet food creators.  You can search by food category, by state or region, or by the price of the gift you want to give.

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Anyone can give me some of this fabulous-looking Millionaire Shortbread with smoked hickory sea salt!  It’s made by the Sticky Toffee Pudding Company whose main event is also delicious.  Millionaire Shortbread is crunchy browned shortbread with chewy caramel then dark chocolate on top of that. A 9” x 2” bar is $30.00.

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Quinn organic microwave popcorn comes in flavors like Maple-Sea Salt, Hickory Smoked Cheddar and Parmesan-Rosemary. The Pure Pop Bag is made from compostable paper with no chemical coating. $5.00 for two 3.4 oz. bags or order a gift box.

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Whimsical Candy is an adorable site that sells candy that looks delicious!  I have tried the La Dee Dah and loved it.  The La Dee Dah is chewy nougat and creamy caramel dipped in chocolate.  YUM! In addition to the original version there are nine other options.  There are also nougats, caramels, and gift baskets.

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These nut butters are handcrafted from scratch with local wildflower honey and nuts in North Carolina.  They make eleven varieties of nut butters.
$13.00 for an 8 oz. jar.

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Mouth has homemade, small batch ‘indie’ food treats. Check out their Holiday Indie gifts.  If you have the time, click the Browse button and wander from category to category with your mouth watering.

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Make someone’s life easier during the holidays by giving them this quick and easy delicious cookie mix, all ready to go!  It is a mix for the most delicious Double Chocolate Mint Cookies for $8.95.  It will make up to two dozen cookies.  Stonewall also makes mixes for eight other cookies.  They are very handy to have in the pantry!

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I love these Eleni’s game board cookies.  A set of four 3.5” x 3.5” game boards and 49 red/black game pieces is $65.00.

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Or let the kids color their own cookies with these edible markers. There is a Hanukkah Gift Tin for $35.00 and a Christmas Cookie Gift Tin, also $35.00.

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I love gummies and eat them by the handful.  Try Quin Gumdrops, made from real fruit puree.  $4.00 for a 5 oz. bag.  $8.00 for 10 pieces.  Try their Twizzlie Lollipops or some of their caramels.

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Also in the chewy candy category are these delicious ginger chews.  I keep a bag in my car for a quick lift.  $13.00 for a 1 lb. bag.

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We’ve tooted Big Picture Farm’s horn in earlier articles not only because these goat milk caramels are the BEST things you’ve ever put in your mouth, but because our friend Ellen’s daughter and son-in-law own and run the operation. Try these caramels!  You’ll never eat another brand once you do. A 20 caramel box is $22.00.

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Our header graphic shows a Harry & David delivery, a great source for gift baskets filled with fruit and treats.

The photo actually comes from www.faustisland.com via Pexels.

 

Check out our article on Brownies that can can be ordered online.

“Forget love… I’d rather fall in chocolate.” S.J.Dykes