Unique Food Gifts To Send To Friends, Family, And The Office 

Does your office mark time by how many baskets of cookies, fudge, candy, nuts, and fruit arrive during the holidays? Do your long-distance family members look forward to the abundance of fresh pears you send, without fail, every Christmas? Gourmet food gifts will never go out of style–not as long as you can put caramel on popcorn, that is–but with all the custom gift sets to choose from, savvy gifters know that there’s an art to choosing a selection that everyone will love.

Here’s our favorite tip for gourmet gifts that stand out: the best unique food gifts to send to business partners, clients, and friends don’t come in baskets anymore.

We don’t have to tell you that a gift of artisanal food and beverages will go over well at the office–after all, edible treats are easy to share, easy to send by mail, and easy to customize for groups of any size. No need to worry about how to wrap these food gifts, either–we handle that for you!

Check out our top unique food gifts to send to anyone this season:

Food gifts by theme:

If you don’t want to send an entire smorgasbord of snacks, consider creating a food gift around a theme. This helps tie the gift together and makes it easy to follow one of our favorite food gifting tips: include a non-consumable item your recipient can use long after they’ve eaten all their treats. 

The Carnivore’s Delight: For grilling enthusiasts and sauce aficionados, this is the gift for those who like their meals juicy, smoky, falling-off-the-bone…and wrapped in bacon. 

The Carnivore’s Delight

Peppermint S’mores: A great food gift to send to a family. If it’s too cold to make s’mores outdoors, well, there’s always the fireplace. 

Peppermint S’mores

Cocoa Duo Gift Set: More than a few steps up from powdered hot cocoa! Nothing gets better than stirring in a big snowflake marshmallow into a cup of perfect, rich hot chocolate.

Cocoa Duo Set

Food gifts for groups:

A generous selection of gourmet food is a great choice if you’re sending it to a group for the holidays.

Sweets Galore: Send a shareable assortment of sweets to the office, to the teacher’s lounge or to a holiday family gathering. The gift includes handmade shortbread cookies, three flavors of artisan popcorn, toffee pretzels, dark chocolate caramels, assorted chocolate truffles, two chocolate bars and s’mores chocolate bites. 

Sweets Galore

Epic Cheese Course: This magnificent gift makes hosting a party a breeze. We’ve thought of everything they might need making this a perfect gift for new homeowners or the happy couple, or just to give to the gourmands in your life. The gift includes a beautiful marble cheese board, two dishes for tasty tidbits, metal cheese knives, cheese markers and an assortment of eight delectable foods. The appetizer selection has something for everyone – artisan crackers, black olive tapenade, truffle almonds, dried orange crisps, fig preserves, smoked olives, virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar.

Epic Cheese Course

Epic Family Game Night: Game on, family! If you know someone who loves to pull out the games with their family and friends, this gift will make them so happy. We have munchies and crunchies and toppings for ice cream. Hurray! We’ve also included enamelware bowls for serving and three fun games the whole family can enjoy. They’ll love you for sending this wonderful, bountiful gift set.

Epic Family Game Night

Want to see more gourmet gift ideas? Check out our entire selection on KNACKSHOPS.COM, including gifts for special diets, like food gifts for vegans and gluten-free food gift boxes (we have nut-free and certified Kosher food gifts as well!).