5 Food Gifts to Get Delivered For the Holidays

By Alicia Geigel on December 22, 2020

As the holidays quickly approach, most of us are scrambling to prepare for holiday meals, decorate our homes, and of course, purchase gifts for our friends and family. As we are in the 10th month of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s fair to say that most of us have adjusted to the new normal of life. Wearing masks outdoors, social distancing, sanitizing whenever possible, and quarantining at home has become less of a dreadful chore and more of an incorporated lifestyle.

One significant adjustment that so many of us have made is having small holiday gatherings, or no gatherings at all, as a means to try and stop the spread of the virus. Sacrificing special time with family and friends, especially during such a tough year for so many has not been easy. Replacing traditional gatherings with virtual, group video calls and contactless gift-giving has become the new normal and though it is disappointing, it’s for the betterment of us all.

While gift-giving for the upcoming holidays is not going to be what we are all used to, there are several different gift options to consider to family and friends to make them feel loved and special, like food delivery gifts! With food delivery gift options, you can select from a wide variety of foods and even themes to appeal to all of your loved ones. The best part is that these different food options are always fresh and your friends and family can enjoy it right when it arrives on their doorstep!

Are you stressed out about gift-giving during this unusual time? Unsure of what to gift to precious friends and family? Here are five of the best food delivery gifts to send to your loved ones this holiday season!

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1. For Local Favorites, Gold Belly: Nothing is worse than being homesick, especially during the holiday season. When we’re far away from home, a rush of different things come to our head, whether it be fond memories of friends or even some favorite foods. For a friend or family member that is far from home, consider a gift from Gold Belly, a number one food source for all local specialties. With Gold Belly, you can have fresh, local delicacies delivered to your loved one’s doorstep in no time! Gold Belly has numerous categories to help you select the perfect gift, whether it’s by region, by state, or even restaurant! For instance, I’m from Pennsylvania, and Gold Belly offers several different local food favorites from across the state, such as various Philly cheesesteaks, Whoopi pies, or hot pastrami sandwiches! Gifting a present from Gold Belly will give your friend or family member a taste (literally) of home that they so dearly miss.

2. For Fruit Lovers, Edible Arrangements: There’s something magical about a fruit basket. The fruit, so deliciously fresh, crisp, and delightful somehow tastes vastly different than anything we could pick up in our local grocery store. Some friends are chocoholics, while others enjoy a good fruit basket. For the person that can’t get enough fruit, Edible Arrangements is the way to go. Each arrangement has a variety of fruit like pineapple, strawberries, melon, apples, etc. all positioned into a beautiful bouquet, with some fruit even shaped to look like flowers! It’s a nice touch and one that your loved one would beam at once delivered to their door! For extra points, you can even get chocolate-covered strawberries included in the arrangement- who can resist those?

3. For Everyone, Williams Sonoma: Maybe when looking for the right gift, you’re looking for not one person, but two. An aunt and uncle, grandparents, sibling, and in-law, whichever it may be, sometimes you need a gift to appeal to two people rather than one. A universal food basket is a perfect gift for this occasion, and Williams Sonoma has you covered. The company, known for its quality cookware and bakeware, also has a huge variety of food gift sets that can be delivered to your loved ones for the upcoming holidays! There are baskets to appeal to anyone and everyone, with assortments of fruits, nuts, jams and jellies, cheeses, crackers, and candies to satisfy just about any craving.

4. For the Sweet Toothed, Milk Bar: What better time than the holiday season to indulge in your sweet tooth, or better yet, help indulge the sweet tooth of a friend or family member? For the person that can’t get enough sweets, food gifts from the Milk Bar store will certainly satisfy the need for anything sweet. The infamous NYC dessert chain is known for its delicious layered cakes, unforgettable cookies, and various other sweets. In terms of gift sets, there are several different varieties depending on what you’re looking for, from cookie samplers to cakes, pies, and a little of everything!

5. For Customizable Special Sets, Design it Yourself (DIY) Gift Baskets: Sometimes you want to go off the cuff and make something totally unique for your friend or family member. Design it Yourself gives you total freedom to add whatever food items to a gift basket, from choosing a theme such as coffee lover or Italian, to the products to put in your custom basket! With a DIY gift basket, you can show that you put thought into your present, and any person would be grateful to receive it!

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With the holidays right around the corner, there is no need to stress about shopping or assembling your own food basket when you can send one right to the doorstep of a loved one. Doing so gives you the freedom to enjoy the season while ensuring that you get all of your holiday shopping done on time — what more could you ask for?

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