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While we may be separated from those we love due to social distancing, we can always turn to food as a tried and true source of comfort. Food helps us remember happier times, whether it's from the familiar smells or the people we've spent them with.
And let's face it, what better way to show someone you love them than with an edible reminder? Thanks to online delivery options, you can now easily send gourmet gifts anywhere. Whether you're looking for the best new condiments trend for your foodie friend, or are searching to ignite your friend's tastebuds in the quarantine kitchen, this list ought to do it.
Here are the best food gifts to send to the foodies in your life.
Murray’s Cheese Top Shelf Gift Box
Any true Fromage lover will appreciate this festive gift box from Murray's Cheese. This top-shelf box has it all, from truffle-infused cheeses to old-time favorites such as Epoisses and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Of course, no cheese board is complete without some gourmet accompaniments, like real honeycomb, cherry preserves, cranberry and pistachio crisps, and Murray's Genoa Salami—just to name a few.
Goldbelly- Jacques’ World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies – 12 pack
Nothing says comfort like a gooey chocolate chip cookie—or 12. These five-inch cookies from Jaques Torres already have a cult following in New York, and thanks to Goldbelly, you can send them to anyone in the country.
Made with 60 percent chocolate discs, the cookies arrive wrapped in a festive ribbon and are ready to enjoy upon arrival. Heat them in the microwave and pair with a glass of milk for that out of the oven feel.
Truff Hot Sauce Variety Pack
Perfect for your hot sauce obsessed pal, this game-changing hot sauce infuses truffles for a uniquely delicious flavor profile. A cross between truffle and siracha, this variety pack comes with three unique flavors, the original Truff Hot Sauce, the Truff Hotter Sauce, and the limited edition Truff White Truffle. The Truff Hotter Sauce features a spicy jalapeno rich blend, while The Truff White Truffle features chili peppers, agave, white truffle, and a hint of coriander. The variety pack also arrives in a festive black and gold gift box, making it perfect for any occasion.
Especially Puglia – Adopt an Olive Tree Gift Box
We've all heard about adopting a pet, but did you know you can adopt an olive tree? Now you can with this subscription box from Especially Puglia.
This high-quality olive oil hails straight from a family-run farm in Puglia. The single gift box includes one three-liter tin of olive oil, and a ceramic olive oil cruet with funnel—packed in a handmade wooden gift box. You also get an adoption certificate for your tree. Plus, if the gift is a hit, there is a subscription option available for purchase.
Herb & Lou – Infused Cocktail Cubes
Your cocktail loving friend will adore these infused cocktail cubes from Herb & Lou. The infused cubes come in five flavors; peach with benedictine, cucumber and watermelon margarita, blood orange old fashioned, negroni with wormwood extract, and a lemon daiquiri.
Douse a cube with your favorite alcohol and garnish for a bartender quality cocktail—without a shaker. You can also add a splash of seltzer for an equally tasty non-alcoholic cocktail. Each set includes two-packs of 12 ice cubes, but we recommend getting the whole gang set of four to try them all.
Hot Chocolate On A Spoon
As we head into colder months, send a loved one some hot chocolate to keep them warm. This hot chocolate set is a unique (and delicious) way of gifting a popular beverage. As the title suggests, this hot chocolate comes on a spoon.
You will find five silver-plated vintage spoons covered with different flavors of hot chocolate, from classic to holiday. The best part? it's easy to use; Swirl one into a steaming cup of milk until melted, and there you have it—a dreamy cup of hot cocoa.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates – Advent Calendar
Christmas is just around the corner, and we love that this advent calendar from Phillip Ashley is a reminder. Unlike a traditional advent calendar, this one features 24 handcrafted chocolate bonbons. Think peppermint crunch, chess pie, egg nog, sea salt, and more. Phillip Ashley is known for his wildly imaginative chocolates with the likes of Stevie Wonder savoring the treats.
World Salt Tower
Even though world-travel is off-limits for the time being, that doesn't mean you can't give someone a travel experience from home. This world salt tower boasts a selection of hand-harvested salts from around the world—in one stack.
Experiment with local varieties like Bali sea salt and Hawaiian red Alaea, to black Cyprus sea salt flakes. There is also a Maine cherry wood smoked salt and Australian Murray River pink salt flake, loaded with natural minerals. Each container ranges from 8-16 grams of salt, making it a great way to sample different salts.
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet
This salami bouquet is a festive and fun way of showing someone you're thinking of them. Olympia Provisions specializes in salamis and cured meats, but for those who can't get to Portland, this bouquet delivers right to their door. It comes wrapped in brown paper and secured with a festive red ribbon.
You can choose from a three or six-sausage arrangement. Salami bouquets ship express Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to arrive by week's end, so you won't have to worry about it sitting in a warehouse.
Fruit Infused Balsamic Vinegars
Impress your foodie friend with these unique balsamic vinegars from Global Gardens. Made with California wine, infused berries, mangoes, and other fruits, these versatile vinegars will elevate anything from marinades and dressings, to cocktails.
You'll find flavors such as pear ginger, cranberry and cabernet merlot, blood orange, fig dark balsamic vinegar, and more. The range originates from one of the world's few certified olive oil sommeliers, which was once only available at the Global Gardens farm stand in the Santa Ynez Valley, CA. If you’re looking for a unique gift to leave a lasting impression, this line of vinegar is it.
Small Batch Grass-Fed Cultured Cream Butter (Set of 3)
Store-bought butter will never stand a chance once you've tried this set of butter from Banner Butter. Cultured butter is creamier, slightly tangy, and super soft, and best of all it comes in perfectly shaped rounds, making it great for gifting.
Grass-fed and hormone-free cows from Georgia are responsible for this ultra-creamy cultured butter. The unique churning process takes up to 20 times longer than traditional butter, and its higher fat content means it tastes better. Choose from unsalted butter to red pepper mash, roasted garlic, and classic sea salt. Each set includes three butter rounds, making it a great way to experiment with different meals or baked goods.
Voyager Box Spice Set By Eric Ripert & La Boîte- Limited Edition
A good set of spices instantly transforms ordinary ingredients into a restaurant-quality meal. That's why this limited edition spice set from Chef Eric Ripert and Lior Lev Sercarz is the perfect gift for your kitchen-savvy friend.
The pair known for acclaimed French restaurants Le Bernardin and La Boîte, collaborated on a unique line of spices that is sure to enhance any dish. The voyager box includes three spice blends; La Poivre with espelette, black pepper, and spices; Riviera Herbs with oregano, mint, and wild herbs; and Sel D'antibes with salt, bergamot, and herbs. The box also comes with custom recipe cards and a wooden spoon for a chef-like experience at home.
Jeni's Ice Cream, The Delivery Box
Let's face it, who wouldn't love ice cream delivered straight to their door? That's why Jeni's Ice Cream is the perfect sweet treat to send your favorite ice cream lover. With over 40 ice cream shops across the US, Jeni's uses quality ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations to create some seriously tasty ice cream. Choose from over 33 unique flavors like brambleberry crisp, wildberry lavender, skillet cinnamon roll, and more.
The number of pints you can order ranges from a minimum of four to a maximum of 18 per box, making it easy to customize the pints your gift-receiver will enjoy.