The 45 Best Food Gifts You Can Order Online, Right This Minute
The best kind of present is one that you can eat, of course. Whether it’s a limited edition cake for your sister, a gourmet popcorn tin for your cinephile coworker or a bottle of red that your best friend will love, gifting someone something delicious during any special occasion (ahem, including Mother's Day) is always a good idea. But figuring out just the right thing to order is another level of tough. But fear not, friend, because we're here to guide you through the 45 absolute best food gifts—from baked treats to cheese spreads and snack subscription boxes—that anyone would be happy to receive year-round.
Want to spice up your upcoming date night? Surprise your special someone with this best-selling sampler set from the beloved Magnolia Bakery. Anyone with a sweet tooth will be happy to indulge in two of the brand's classic cupcakes (chocolate and vanilla) and two cups of chocolate-covered strawberry pudding (made without bananas, btw). And if you want to take things up a notch, pair it with a bottle of champagne and toast to a beautiful night.
Does your friend secretly buy cookie dough just to eat from the pack? If so, they'll love receiving a Deux delivery. We recommend going with its best sellers pack. It comes with four jars of the brand's best-selling cookie dough flavors: birthday cake, chocolate chip, brownie batter and sugar and spice. They'll have the option to eat it straight from the jar or roll it up, flatten and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. And who knows, they might even share it with you.
We all know that one person who lives for seafood—shrimp, salmon and lobster are their favorite things to eat. For that person we suggest this surf and turf pack. Luke Lobster's partnered with local Maine favorite Pineland Farms to curate the assortment, which includes two of the brand's sustainably sourced 5- to 6-ounce lobster tails and Pineland Farms' 6-ounce tenderloin steaks.
4. Butcher BoxBest for Meat Connoisseurs
Whether they're obsessed with meat or love cooking high-quality meals, they'll be happy to receive a Butcher Box in the mail. The delivery subscription service sources meats and seafood from top-tier partners to create curated boxes for individuals and families to enjoy. The meat connoisseur in your life will be obsessed with a classic box (starting at $137). Inside they'll find 8 to 11 pounds of meat (which makes 24 meals), so they'll have enough to last them almost an entire month. Oh, and did we mention the meats include 100 percent grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, humanely raised pork and wild-caught seafood? How could they not love it?
This variety pack from Milk Bar comes with a dozen B’Day Truffles, six creative cookies (we’re talking blueberry cream and cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow), and their famous Milk Bar Pie. We’re pretty sure anyone would be happy to receive this in the mail, but it’s especially fitting for birthdays or a celebration you won’t be able to attend in person.
If your S.O. has grown tired of their standard G&T and is looking to mix it up, set them up with a Haus subscription. The membership is customizable so that they can test out anywhere from one to six aperitif flavors of their choosing each month, including citrus flower, lemon lavender, peach passionfruit and grapefruit jalapeño. Each bottle has enough for roughly two to three drinks each so they can play around mixing the different flavors and find their fave.
Almost anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate this cookie gift box. Whether you go with a four-, eight- or 12-pack, your friend will get a taste of four of Levain Bakery's best-selling cookie flavors: chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip and oatmeal raisin. Not to mention the cookies come beautifully packed in cellophane bags tied with blue ribbons.
Here’s a present for the serious snacker in your life, whether it’s your popcorn-obsessed partner or that one friend who always has a few munchies in her purse. It includes a whopping selection of 16 snacks, ranging from cracked pepper turkey jerky to vegan raspberry gummy fish and even habanero-cayenne pistachios.
Graza's nutrient-dense oils are the result of cofounder Andrew Benin's three-year-long stay in Spain, where he noticed the region's adoration for the ingredient. He then set out to deliver a product that was on par with those from Spain, creating Graza's "Drizzle" and "Sizzle" oils. The first is a finishing oil meant to, well, drizzle onto food and can be consumed straight from the bottle. The latter is an all-purpose cooking oil designed to be implemented into your own recipes. Both delicious, both irresistibly fresh-tasting and both ideal for your foodie BFF looking to experiment with new ingredients.
If your pal loves hosting and cooking for their guests, they'll love a selection of olive oils and vengars from Brightland. Sourced in California, their products are all natural and so yummy. Choose from their menu of fruit-forward vinegars and custom-blended vinegars that will have your buddy's kitchen well stocked with products they're going to want to use for every meal.
Taco Tuesday is a fail-safe way of keeping both adults' and kiddos' bellies full and happy. But if you subscribe to a meat-free diet, a night of Mexican food typically means resigning yourself to only munching on chips and salsa for dinner. Within Somos' meal kits, however, you'll find vegan entrees and sides—including tacos and tostadas—for a four to eight-person feast. Oh, and the dishes are also gluten-free, non-GMO and made in Mexico for that flavor punch of authenticity.
12. Usual Wines PackFor the Wine Tester
If your partner loves wine, whether it's red, white, rose or a sparkling glass of brut, they're going to appreciate a pack of wine from Usual Wines. Pick a 12- or 24-pack that comes stocked with a mix of red, white and brut for them to taste test. All of Usual Wines products are made at sustainable farms and don't have any of the artificial ingredients added in. Meaning your S.O.'s expert palette is going to adore the natural ingredients that make up the different batches.
You’re about to upgrade your BFF’s movie night. While turning on her favorite rom-com or thriller, she’ll get to dig into a delicious assortment of flavors, from options like caramel and cheesy cheddar to traditional kettle corn, she's going to be so excited to snuggle up on the couch and munch away. All she'll need is a glass of wine and some fuzzy jammies.
If your bestie is often too hangry for her own good, always has the munchies and craves something new every other day, don't stress because Foxtrot has her covered. Besides carrying all the classic snacks like Pringles, cheese balls and her favorite types of candies, the real glory of Foxtrot lies within their decadent baked goods, canned cookie kits and sauces, jellies, oils and vinegars that fall under every flavor profile imaginable. Personally, we love their curated snack boxes that are anything but basic and oh-so delicious.
15. Crowd Cow BoxFor the Grill Master
If your hubby always wants to have a stocked meat freezer, this meat subscription box is going to be their favorite gift that they've ever received. Fill the box with their favorite options, whether it's hickory smoked bacon, sirloin steak or wild caught shrimp, or select from one of Crowd Cow's pre-planned sets and they'll be delighted to slip on their "Kiss the chef" apron and get cookin'.
While you can’t give the gift of brewing a fresh pot of coffee for your pal every morning, you can sign them up for a rotating selection of beans curated from around the world. Which is almost as good. Each month brings a new bag of freshly roasted, single origin coffee beans, with the option to choose between whole or ground and light or dark. Or if they're more of a tea lover, never fear. Atlas also has their Tea Club so you can help them step up tea time.
If you have a coworker that not only loves coffee but is on a big wellness kick right now, she's gonna go gaga for this latte starter kit. Clevr Blend's latte powders are packed with adaptogens, probiotics, a variety of superfoods and no added sugars for lattes that taste delicious and feel good for your body. This starter kit lets you pick two flavors, matcha, chai, latte, golden and cacao, plus a milk frother, for homemade, barista-level drinks. (Psst...don't forget to use coupon code 'SPRING' at check out to score $19 off.)
If you can always count on your brother asking for extra hot sauce when you're both out to eat, Fly By Jing's Year of Taste box is his tastebud's match made in Heaven. The kit comes with some of Fly By Jing's tastiest (and spiciest) best-sellers. From pepper oils to potent spice blends to the brand's all-natural Sichuan chili sauce that can be used on *everything* (even ice cream!), your bro is sure to get a kick out of testing out each heat-filled treat.
We all have that one pickle-obsessed friend, right? (If you don’t, you probably are that friend.) Lucky for them, this basket is fully loaded with five jars of artisanal, small-batch pickles. They’ll love snacking on sweet pickle chips, habanero-horseradish dills, pickled string beans, deli-style garlic dill halves and more. All that’s missing? A sandwich.
Pineapple Collaborative is a women-founded food company that hosts community events and also sells a really delicious extra-virgin olive oil. It’s California-grown, organic and made by women—not to mention, it comes in an artfully designed 500-milliliter tin that will look so cute on their countertop. Gift it to your buddy who sounds like Ina Garten with their talk of “good olive oil.” (For what it’s worth, they also have an excellent apple cider vinegar.)
Help your friend take a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of their own kitchen. This set comes with a variety of herbs and spices that’ll delight their senses and make it taste like they’re sitting at a Parisian cafe or in the Italian countryside. Stocked with herbs de Provence from France, Italian oregano, smoked paprika from Spain and more, each tin comes with recipes and bread pairings so they can get the full tasting experience. Just add virgin olive oil and they’re good to go.
22. Candy Club Gift BoxBest for Those With A Sweet Tooth
Candy fanatics often belong to one of two camps: all about sweet or dedicated to anything sour. This brand caters to both teams with rotating gift boxes (choose Mostly Sweets or Mostly Sours) packed with six signature candies each. That includes everything from Gummi Unicorns to Sour Pink Cadillacs to stackable cupcake gummies. If you’re the one with a sweet tooth that just won’t quit, we won’t blame you for signing up for a tailor-made subscription box all for yourself.
Your picky aunt is one six-question quiz away from four bottles of vino she’s basically guaranteed to love. And if they don’t meet her, ahem, particular preferences, that’s not a problem at all. In fact, Winc will replace it with bottles she does like. A membership with this California winery provides access to exclusive vintages created and curated by Winc, all with sustainability in mind. We’ll drink to that.
So many of us want to eat healthier but don’t have the time to cook fancy dinners every day. Enter Snap Kitchen, a meal delivery service that makes it as easy as opening a box and popping your food in the microwave. There are tons of dietary preferences to choose from (Paleo! Low-carb! Whole30!) but all of the meals are clean and good for you. Chicken butternut macaroni, anyone?
Inspire an aspiring (or beginner) cook with wholesome, chef-crafted meal kits from Sunbasket (or give a general gift card, so they can pick what they'd like). If the person you want to surprise would love nothing more than not having to make dinner, go the route of ready-to-heat dishes or Marketplace breakfasts, lunches and snacks instead. FYI, $200 will cover two weeks of Sunbasket for two people (that's three recipes per week).
Help your spice-loving work wife go from hot sauce collector to sauce boss with this easy project. It comes with two distinct spice blends—one smoky and one citrusy—and all the tools needed to ferment their own spicy blends. They bring the peppers, this kit will bring the heat.
If we’re being honest, we think this might be the one gift that any person on your list would appreciate (including yourself). This box comes with four different pints of your favorite creamy concoctions, hot fudge, sprinkles, oreas, nuts and M&Ms. As for the flavor selection, we’re talking everything from malted butter fudge to limencello sorbet so you're bound to find ones your friend will love.
You know that one friend who loves playing bartender every time you come over? Get them a Shaker & Spoon subscription and they’ll be thanking you, big time. It’s the most reviewed cocktail box on Cratejoy and makes hosting a breeze. Each month features a different liquor and includes everything you need to make 12 drinks from three unique recipes. Cheers to that.
While a bouquet of flowers is certainly thoughtful, your partner might just appreciate this kind of bouquet more. Choose from a bundle of three “stems” (including one each of French, Spanish and Italian salami) or six (two Italian, two French, one Spanish and one Greek), all wrapped up in butcher paper and a bow. Even better, salami is technically shelf stable, so none of it will go to waste.
Grazing board, anyone? Bust out the fancy cheese plate and tuck into this mouthwatering spread. It includes three cheeses—Stilton, Gruyère and Selles-Sur-Cher—plus tart cranberry orange preserves, sopressata, prosciutto, dried cherries, two types of crackers and Castelvetrano olives (whew!). Sure, it’s ideal for an aspiring cheese monger, but also for anyone who’s ready to feast on some delicious fromage.
If your best friend's favorite snack is typically a spoon and a jar of peanut butter, they're going to love this assortment of their fave creamy treat. With six options they can test out including toffee, snickerdoodle and pretzel infused mixes, they're going to be delighted digging into each jar and spreading it on bread for a PB&J or just spooning it straight into their mouth.
You’ve seen this viral rainbow surprise cake all over your timeline. Now you can take a crack at it yourself. It’s the real deal too—New York City’s Flour Shop was involved in crafting the kit, from the cake mix to the color gels to the frosting mix. It also includes polka dot and rainbow explosion sprinkles, but feel free to go rogue with whatever treats you find in your pantry.
It’s time to upgrade their cocktail game from boring canned tomato juice. Each of these gourmet Bloody Mary mixes are prepared using fresh, local ingredients by a family-run farm outside Birmingham, Alabama. Choose from seven varieties (like the OG Ordinary Mary and peach-based Sweet Mary) and pair it with a bottle of vodka, to up the ante.
Nothing says NYC like a traditional deli dinner with classic dishes like pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, matzah ball soup, knishes, and house-made sour pickles. You won't need to worry about dessert, either—the kit also includes chocolate rugelach for good measure.
We’re predicting a barbecue in someone’s future. With top sirloin, filet mignon, lobster tail, ribeye and boneless strip steaks, there’s a cut for every meat-eater in this box. All the steaks are aged four to six weeks and graded top one-third USDA Choice or higher. Your family’s resident grill master will be psyched.
We’ll let you in on a secret: We’re kind of obsessed with Burlap & Barrel’s single-origin spices, probably because they’re some the most flavorful seasonings we’ve ever tasted. Any foodie will appreciate the chef’s collection, which includes buffalo ginger, wild mountain cumin, Purple Stripe garlic, ground black lime, royal cinnamon and new harvest turmeric.
This gift set will elevate anyone’s pastry game to new heights. It includes an Emile Henry ruffle-edged pie dish, a rolling pin, pastry cutter, pastry blender, pastry mat and pie weights (aka everything they’ll need to whip up a pro-level dessert). Gift it with a copy of Erin McDowell’s The Book on Pie, for major bonus points.
A chic shortcut for your favorite sweet tooth? Sounds like a genius idea to us. These cake mixes—from New Zealand-based cake company The Caker—each arrive with everything you need to create a gorgeous cake from, well…you can just say it’s from scratch because it looks and tastes that good. The included gold leaf accent is just the cherry on top.
Featuring three types of Italian salami and three types of cheese, this Harry & David delivery will make your charcuterie board fanatic a very happy camper. Just make sure they have crackers on hand when it arrives, since they’ll probably want to start cutting into it right away.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t want to be surprised with a little chocolate, so this pick likely works for everyone. Gift them more than a little with this extravagant 36-piece box of assorted Godiva chocolates. Don’t worry: There are milk, dark and white varieties to please any recipient (and all sorts of fillings, too).
Whether they’re always ordering IPAs or are “really into sour beer right now,” a Craft Beer Club subscription is sure to please the brew-lover in your life. Each box contains selections from two different small-production breweries from different regions in the U.S., and the offerings change each month. It also includes tasting notes for each beer as well as beer trivia (because why the heck not?).
42. Bubble Tea KitFor the Milk Tea Lover
If your bud would rather go on a bubble tea run instead of going to get coffee, this kit is for them. In addition to the chewy tapioca pearls, this comes with two different flavors, classic black and rooibos chai, so your friend can make their favorite Taiwanese drink at home. It even comes with two reusable straws that are the perfect size to help get the boba from the cup to their mouth. All they need to do is add their favorite kind of milk and they’re all set.
If your friend always orders a seafood dish when you guys go out to dinner, then chances are he'll love getting a subscription package from Blue Circle. Sign him up, select how frequently he wants deliveries to be made and what kinds of fish he wants in each package, and presto! Each month he'll have a fully stocked fridge with all of his faves—from salmon and cod to pacific white shrimp—that he can grill up whenever his heart desires.
Gift your mom this delectable collection of treats just because and finally secure that spot as her favorite child. (Just kidding, we know parents don't play favorites *wink*.) Coated with dark, milk and white chocolate that harmoniously pairs with the coffee, nutty and fruit-flavored fillings, this box is full of that creamy, chocolate-y goodness that melts in your mouth and makes your tastebuds sing. And because all good things come in twos, this assortment arrives with Harry & David's signature dessert wine, Beeson Tempranillo.
Gift your fave cooking aficionado one the most flavorful meals of their gosh darn life, thanks to Omsom. Founded by sisters Kim and Vanessa Pham, the company is all about making flavorful, authentic meal starters for home cooks to use when cooking Asian meals. It's great for those who might not have Eastern spices on hand or access to harder-to-source ingredients. This bundle includes the full East Asian line (Japanese Yuzu Misoyaki, Korean Spicy Bulgogi and Chinese Mala Salad) and the full Southeast Asian line (Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ, Thai Larb and Filipino Sisig) in one set.