Whether you want to bake a treat or buy one online, we’ve found the best food gifts everyone on your list will devour.
When it comes to holiday gifts—or really, any type of gift—the way to a friend or family member's heart is usually through their stomach. Go the extra mile by making homemade food gifts like cookies or candy, or if you're short on time or kitchen skills, you can always order a variety of Christmas food gifts online. Feeling overwhelmed by all the edible options? We scoured sites to find some of the best food gifts for Christmas to be delivered right to your door.
Homemade: Salted Chocolate Buckwheat Thins
These gorgeously shiny and crisp cookies are also gluten-free, thanks to buckwheat groats. Serve with a glass of milk for dunking, or take advantage of the wide, flat shape to make ice cream sandwiches.
Get the recipe: Salted Chocolate Buckwheat Thins
Delivery: Wine Gummies
Homemade: Chocolate-Pepper Truffles
Yes, homemade chocolate truffles are possible. And yes, black pepper makes these even more delicious. Semisweet chocolate gets a bit of a kick with the black pepper in this not-too-sweet and just-right treat. Or gift these homemade chocolate truffles any time of year.
Get the recipe: Chocolate-Pepper Truffles
Delivery: Heatonist Hot Sauce Delivery
Spice up a holiday gift basket with a selection of sauces. Bottles can be purchased in bulk or individually, and each sauce ranges in heat from mild to extra hot.
To buy: $30; heatonist.com.
Homemade: Chocolate Peppermint Shortbreads
Double chocolate plus peppermint? That's a recipe for holiday cookie success. Serve this modern peppermint patty alongside hot cocoa or eggnog for a festive pairing.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Shortbreads
Delivery: Hot Chocolate On a Stick
While it's difficult to improve upon a classic like hot chocolate, this interactive dessert may do just that. Dubbed hot chocolate on a stick, this clever treat is meant to be swirled into a mug of steamed milk until the contents are dissolved.
To buy: $26; food52.com.
Homemade: Vanilla Sea Salt Caramel Sauce
Thirty minutes is all it takes to stir up a generous batch of this gooey, salty-sweet treat. Win extra points by gifting jars of the sweet stuff alongside a pint or two of ice cream.
Get the recipe: Vanilla Sea Salt Caramel Sauce
Delivery: Truffles Pasta Night Box
Give the gift of a decadent night in with this truffle-infused meal kit. In addition to gluten-free pasta, each boxed set comes with white truffle oil and shaved truffle zest for an unforgettable at-home dinner.
To buy: $50; amazon.com.