25 Edible Gifts to Send to Your Friends This Holiday Season

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Fun fact about me: My love language is gift-giving. When I first came to the conclusion, I’ll admit, I was a little bit embarrassed. Of all five of the other love languages (acts of service, physical touch, words of affirmation, and quality time), gift-giving, at the surface, seems like it would be the most shallow. But hear me out: I promise I’m not a superficial, vapid gold digger. For me, giving and receiving gifts isn’t about spending money or having “stuff.” It’s about the sentiment. It says, “this made me think of you!” and I think that’s really freakin’ special. 

And if we’re getting more specific, my love language is gifting in the form of food. If you show up to my apartment with a bouquet of chicken nuggets, I will fall madly in love with you. If you don’t want me to fall madly in love with you, that’s fine. Just be sure not to do this. 

With the holiday season looking a little more distant this year, make someone’s day by sending them one of these 25 edible gifts. Because, after all, the most tried and true way to the heart is through the belly (at least for me, anyway).

 

Lily's Sweets

Holiday Variety 4-Pack

Lily's Sweets is our go-to
for someone with a serious sweet tooth who also cares about health and nutrition. Every product uses non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients that are harvested through Fair Trade practices and don't contain any refined or processed sugars, meaning they're sweet treats you can not only feel good about buying, but you can feel good about eating. We're currently drooling over the holiday flavors like Peppermint White Chocolate, Mocha Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Milk Chocolate, or Salted Caramel. What's better than a delicious, decadent treat that you can indulge in, totally guilt-free?

Levain Bakery

Signature Cookie Assortment

Levain Bakery, we love your work! Gift a taste of NYC to your favorite friend with these iconic six ounce cookies. Also, can we talk about how cute this gift wrapping is?

Gaston's Bakery

Croissant Bundle

Give the gift of flakey, buttery, Parisian-style croissants for your loved one to enjoy without leaving their home. These croissants are out of this world and will make whoever you gift them to feel like they've transported straight to France.

Packed with Purpose

Tea Time Gift Box

This Tea Time Gift Box is the perfect pick-me-up for the tea-lover in your life! It includes organic herbal tea, all-natural Meyer lemon shortbread cookies, homestyle biscuits, and small batch strawberry jam. Sip, sip, hooray!

Murray's

Best of France Cheese Board

Confession: we love cheese boards, but we don't always have the willpower to make them. This Best of France Cheese Board is the perfect gift for the cheese lover in your life. It feeds 5-7 people, includes three French cheese varieties, and comes in a unique gift box. I.e., we're sold.

Sugarfina

Holiday Candy Bento Box

We want to buy this bento box based on the packaging alone. But if you think that we won't tear it open to get to Sugarfina's most craveable candies in record time, then you must not know us. The perfect holiday gift exists and THIS IS IT.

Edoughble

Edible Cookie Dough

This edible cookie dough assortment is absolutely genius. This particular set includes four 12 ounce pints in the flavors Chocolate Chip off the Ol' Block, Birthday Bash, Cookies n' Dream, and Milk n' Cookies. Enjoy this sunny L.A. treat anywhere in the United States.

Milk Bar

The Milk Bar Sampler

Milk Bar is one of our favorite edible brands to send to our friends. Not only is this arrangement the perfect assortment of our favorite Milk Bar goodies (cookies, truffles, and pie), but the packaging alone has this at the top of our own holiday wish lists.

Milk Bar

Peppermint Pretzel Snap Tin

The only thing we love more than Milk Bar is holiday at Milk Bar. Enter these Peppermint Pretzel Cookies that are festive AND delicious. Get one tin or five. We won't judge.

Russ & Daughters

Dozen New York Bagels

There's just something about a New York-style bagel that hits significantly different than the rest. These Russ & Daughters authentic assorted bagels are perfect for an at-home Sunday brunch, a mid-day snack, or anything in between.

Vosges

Champagne Truffles

This Champagne Truffle tin is so luxurious, I feel fancy just looking at it. These truffles are a hand-rolled mix of 85 percent cacao dark chocolate, renowned Krug Grand Cuvée, and ganache tucked away in a limited edition 2020 packaging. A gift fit for a royal.

Vosges

Chocolate Truffle Assortment

Dare we say it: This Milk Chocolate Truffle collection is the perfect gift for any chocolate enthusiast. This assortment features a rare combination of truffles that are sure to make any chocolate lover swoon.

Cooking Gift Set Co.

French Tart Baking Set

This is perfect for your friend who watches The Great British Baking Show on repeat. This kit has everything you need to become a French patisserie chef in your very own kitchen.

Garrett Popcorn

Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn Tin

Live from Chicago, it's Garrett popcorn! Gift this Windy City staple anywhere in the United States and Canada. We may be biased but having a taste of Chicago in the comfort of your own home is our idea of a good time.

Baked by Melissa

Mini Macarons

These Mini Macarons are almost too cute to eat. But will that stop us from eating all 25 in one sitting? Absolutely not. Double stuffed, bite sized, and gluten-free? You can't go wrong with these little guys!

Edible Arrangements

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These decadent chocolate covered strawberries from Edible Arrangements are the absolutely ideal treat. Name a better duo than semisweet chocolate and a fresh, juicy strawberry. We'll wait.

Baked by Melissa

Cupcake Assortment

Because we could all use a bit of a reminder that "we're doing great" these days. And nothing says "you're loved" quite like an assortment 25 mini cupcakes that will make your tastebuds go nuts.

Insomnia Cookies

Lil' Dipper Mini Cookie Gift Box

Insomnia cookies are an instant classic and these lil' dippers are a unique take on the classic cookie delivery. Think Dunkaroos (throwback!) but the fresh, 2020 version. If you think I won't be eating the buttercream by itself once my cookies run out, you're wrong.

See's Candy Shop

Assorted Holiday Chocolates

How insanely good do these assorted chocolates look? Maybe it's the big red bow and pristine packaging, but this box of chocolates just screams "happy holidays" to us. Gift one to your loved one and one to yourself... you deserve it.

Doughees

Holiday Build-A-Box

These Doughees are unlike any bakery item you've ever tried before. Based in Miami, Doughees is a company that serves up cookie cups filled with your favorite treats—oh yes, we're talking the good stuff... brownies, cookies and cream, oreos, babka, salted caramel, guava, and more.

Magnolia Bakery

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Pudding

Four words, 30 letters; say it and I'm yours: Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Pudding. If you haven't yet tried this, we reckon that you haven't yet lived. This stuff is SO good and now, this NYC-born bakery can be delivered and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

Dave's Coffee

Coffee Subscription

For the coffee lover in your life, give the gift of pure bliss—craft roasted coffee for three, six, or 12 months. Fuel never tasted so dang good.

Katz's Deli

Birthday Deli Box

Katz's Delicatessen is a New York favorite for a reason and now, they ship anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. This is the ultimate gift for foodies, ex-New Yorkers, and deli fans alike.

Lou Malnati's

Deep Dish Pizza

Gift this Chicago staple for a holiday gift and you'll for sure find yourself on the nice list this year. In Chicago, we have a theory that you don't know pizza until you've tried Lou's deep dish. Trust us, this isn't your average pizza delivery.

Truff

Truffle Infused Hot Sauce Variety Pack

Hot sauce fans, unite! This three pack of truffle-infused hot sauce brings the spice and is the most beautifully unexpected item you can gift to a loved one. It's Oprah's favorite, so it's guaranteed to be good.