Best Holiday Food Gifts

We're all foodies at heart. Here's how to charm your loved ones' taste buds.

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For The Chocolaholic

Who can resist the tastes of the season wrapped in chocolate? Think peppermint candy cane, eggnog and plum pudding. Vosges Haut Chocolat's Holiday Truffle Collection$43

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For The Gourmet

Help a loved one get Thanksgiving dinner on the table with a Greenberg Smoked Turkey. $28.15 - $67.15

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For the Cheese Lover

With a Cheesemakers Choice Passport, they can eat their way around the world without leaving their home. Zingermans. $80

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For The Hoarder

There's one in every office. Upgrade her candy drawer with Barkeater's Grown-Up Peanut Butter Cup Burlap Sack, $12.99

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For The Cook

Enhance her meals with a sea salt collection from around the world. The Spice Lab Gourmet Salt Collection, $59.95

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For The In-laws

Why not sweeten them up before you arrive with these all-natural award-winning brownies? Dancing Deer, $42.99

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For The Outdoorsy Type

They'll warm up from the icy outdoors with these gourmet marshmallows in their hot cocoa or over a bonfire. Plush Puffs, $9.99 for 1 lb

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For The Family

The kids will delve right into it. Think of the hours of peace you'll give the family. The Popcorn Factory Ornaments! Popcorn Tin 3-Way, $29.99 - $44.99

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The Caffeine Addict

What's better than waking to a fresh pot of coffee? With The Double Shot travel mug, you can brew a French press in your car. $29.99


Try Premium Organic Cafe's Peruvian Rainforest for a fruity and chocolaty aroma, with a sweet, clean taste. (For a French press, grind your beans on a coarse setting.) $12.49

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For The Teacher

Forget an apple. Give her a history lesson with these crispy Italian pizzelles, known to be one of the oldest cookies. Bella Pizzelle, $24 - $44

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For The Health Conscious

Honey is known for its healing powers. And its great taste. Ames Farm Single Source Honey, $20.75

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For The Bestie

Hmm, frosting. Have Sprinkles deliver a box of their cupcakes to your bestie, and she'll love you forever. (Out of their delivery area? They'll ship their cupcake mixes instead.) Sprinkles, $49 for gift box

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For The Carb Addict

Nothing fancy here--just good old-fashioned crust. Zingermans Peasant Bread Gift Box, $40

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For The Sweet Tooth

Because nothing heightens the taste of sugar like salt. And more sugar. Sweet Jules Gifts Sea Salt Caramels, $9.95 for 8 pieces

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For The Young at Heart

Take friends back to their childhood with these caramel apples. (Spread seasonal cheer with its holiday line, dipped in red or green sprinkles.) Swiss Maid Fudge, $39.99 for 6

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For The Host

No need to ask, "What can I bring?" Offer up dessert. Goode Company's Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie, $35

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For The Socialite

Why wait till New Year's? Break out the bubbly with a Vilmart & Cie "Cuvee Grand Cellier" Brut, NV. Henri's Reserve, $65.99

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For The Party Hopper

With tapenade in her pantry, she'll never have to think about what appetizer to bring to her next party again. Cat Cora's Kitchen, $3.37 each



Jennifer Jeanne Patterson is a freelance writer and author of 52 Fights. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three children. Find her blog at Unplanned Cooking.


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First Published Fri, 2011-10-28 18:06

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