By: Broadry, National Lifestyle Content Desk
Looking for a last minute gift for the food lover in your life? Here’s a roundup of some top picks from our editors:
McCrea’s Candies: Holiday Party Box
Does someone on your list have a sweet tooth? McCrea’s Candies offers a Holiday Party Box made with sea salt straight from Cape Cod for friends who appreciate melt-in-your-mouth caramels and a hint of ocean air.
McCrea’s Holiday Party Box Candies, $60, McCrea’s Candies
Hickory Farms: Solid Gold Gift Tower
Hickory Farms’ Solid Gold Gift Tower will tell you in the name itself: it’s meant for those who appreciate the finer things in life. From sweet treats like Chocolate Covered Grahams to a savory smoked sausage and a unique Honey Pineapple Mustard, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone’s taste tucked inside.
Solid Gold Gift Tower, $74.99, Hickory Farms
Harney & Sons: Natural & Black Wooden Tea Chest Featuring Nine Teas
The description might sound like a mouthful, but it’s worth every single sip! Known for their high-end blends, Harney & Sons Master Tea Blenders offers an impressive supply of quality teas. You can rest assured with this gift that even if one flavor misses the mark for their particular palate, there are eight others in the decorative keepsake box to try.
Harney & Sons Master Tea Blenders, $79.95, Harney & Sons
TaoTronics Air Fryer
The air fryer craze is showing no signs of slowing down, and this one will have your foodie friends stepping up their chef game in no time. This gadget offers 11 separate presets for different foods, is fairly easy to wash and also serves as a healthier alternative to fast food.
TaoTronics Air Fryer, $149.99, TaoTronics
Al’s Backwoods Berrie Grilling Sauces
Made for those who love a good marinade, this eco-friendly collection of grilling sauces can serve either as a stocking stuffer or, if you want to buy a few, make for a great basket. At $10 a pop, each flavor is unique and exclusive to Al’s with options like a Pineapple Ghost Pepper Bourbon, Mango Tequila, Lemon Pepper or Blueberry Chipotle (to name a few).
Al’s Backwoods Berrie, Al’s, $10 each
Brightland Essential Capsule Gift Set
For the cook that has everything, this olive & vinegar set by one of the top olive oil producers is an impressive move. The set features their popular AWAKE and ALIVE olive oils made here in the US (California), a double fermented raw champagne vinegar made with chardonnay grapes & oranges, and a balsamic vinegar blend with notes of their zinfandel grapes and Triple Crown Blackberries.
Brightland Essential Capsule Gift Set, Brightland, $112
Sushi Making Course
A great gift that can work for couples or individuals, a course on sushi making is an interactive gift that will not only fill their belly but give the gift of knowledge. There are several places that offer them locally in most major cities, or your recipient can learn from home with an online course. Just make sure they’re aware they have to get the necessities beforehand, or try to include some of the least perishable items with the gift.
Sushi Making Course, Udemy, $79
Breville Panini Press
A panini press is a great way to take any sandwich from basic to beautiful in a matter of minutes. With rave reviews and a nonstick finish, this lightweight press is easy to use, clean and can also be used to make other delicious dishes like omelets or french toast.
Breville Panini Press, Crate & Barrel, $69.95
FoodSaver FM3600 2-In-1 Vacuum Sealer System
Know someone who likes to food prep, shop the sales or is known to cook in big batches? Save them time (and potentially, money!) with a food sealer to keep burgers, veggies, smoothie packs or whatever they’d like fresh. Food is proven to last 5 times longer using a sealer, and this particular brand comes with two freezing modes, a built-in storage roll for bags and a few to get them started.
Food Saver, Bed Bath & Beyond, $169.99
Le Merais Care Package: Breakfast In Bed
Don’t we all want breakfast in bed? Make it simple with this scrumptious care package by Le Marais. Shipped to order, the set includes fresh-baked banana bread, french roast coffee and a granola mix made with ingredients like cranberries, honey, pecans and brown sugar. You’ll also get a feel-good boost from the buy: each purchase donates to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.
Le Merais Care Package, Williams & Sonoma, $79.95
Additional reporting by Emmalyn Reid