Give the Gift of Delicious Food


When it comes to buying gifts, I am an absolute perfectionist. I want everyone to completely love what I get them. Unfortunately, due to human nature, this is not always the case.

Some people have everything and are just plain hard to buy for. I hate to buy something I know will be immediately returned, or something that will just collect dust in the closet.

I’ve found that one idea is to give the gift of food. As a wise man once said, “People gotta eat!” Food is also especially appreciated during the holidays when friends and family are visiting, and it is one time of year people usually don’t mind sharing!

Here are my suggestions for food gifts for those who are sometimes hard to buy for:

1. The Man Who Has Everything:
My grandfather is one of these men. He has countless shirts, a basement full of tools, and more hats than I can count. I think a gourmet food or gift box is something he will appreciate the most. It is something he wouldn’t spend the money on himself, but that he’ll enjoy nonetheless.
Some sure bets are Beer of the Month Club, or the Chicago Steak Company.

2. Teachers:
I always picture teachers’ Christmas trees being adorned with countless“World’s Best Teacher” ornaments, and their desks full of apple knick-knacks. What better way to enjoy their Winter Break than relaxing with some tasty munchies?
A much appreciated gift could be popcorn from Gourmet Gift Baskets or some Moose Munch from Harry and David.

3. Kids:
It seems these days children’s toys are SO expensive. Most want fancy electronics. Just last week, I saw a Barbie House for over $100, and that was “ON SALE”! Food is a much cheaper way to light up a child’s face on Christmas Morning!
Kid favorites include the World’s Largest Gummy Bear from or a Spongebob Cookie from Clever Cookies.

What lady doesn’t love chocolate? You should treat her to something extra decadent from Ghirardelli Chocolate or the Chocolate Tasting Club!

5. Busy Parents
Sometimes the simplest things are the most appreciated. For a busy family, a free meal in the form of a Pizza Hut gift card is likely to be much appreciated.

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by MyDeals, all opinions are my own.


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  1. I LOVE Moose Munch! Can’t wait to check out the deals and Coupon Codes, thanks!

  2. I love your ideas about gifts. Especially the “of the month” clubs. Depending on your budget you can start people with one month taster or you could set them up with an entire year of something.

    I also love the thought to get restaurant gift certificates for people. This is the best time of year for that too since a lot of places will run Buy one get one half off on gift cards as an incentive!!


  4. superb ideas and I love gummy bears and would love finding them in my stocking.

  5. the chocolate popcorn looks yummy!

  6. you can never go wrong with food I agree 100%–you mentioned some great gifts!

  7. I love food gifts for the holidays. We own an artisan wine spread business, so we have gifts already for everyone! 🙂 We do make other things as well though, like simple sweets and candies, soup and baking mixes, etc. Things that the kids can help put together for our friends and family. I’m thinking about making spaghetti sauce and homemade noodles this year, but we’ll see if I manage to get it done, lol!

  8. Beer isn’t my thang…but sure love the gourmet gift box and the chocolate. Thanks for sharing. You’ve given me a few ideas.

  9. Beer of the month club sounds brilliant! I’ll have to check it out.

  10. These are great suggestions! I’m always at a loss for finding a good gift for my friends, and I definitely think they would all love a dinner out! 😀

  11. Definitely the right gift ideas to give to others that are hard to shop for! Especially that gourmet food basket!

  12. Now I want a snack! I totally agree on food being a great present to give, whether you buy it or make it people need to eat.

  13. These treats look delicious!

  14. Thank you for this! My grandfather is one of those people you mentioned in number 1. I need to put together a nice food gift for him – I am sure he’d appreciate that better than another shirt or pair of sweats 🙂

  15. Great ideas, they look so yummy!

  16. That candy bar is adorable!! Food is always a great option!

  17. wow thanks for the gift ideas

  18. I’m so hungry now! That giant gummy bear looks delicious. But I’d totally go for the beer or popcorn mix too.

  19. My husband would love the beer of the month club and that Moose Munch looks fantastic!

  20. These are super cool gifts. I want the big gummy bear…lol

  21. I love the ideas! I find it harder year after year to find gift ideas for the family… it seems like I have run out long time ago! I love stumbling upon new and original items like these! Theyre sure to please!

  22. I think this is a wonderful idea! Especially since toys get old to children after awhile, and gifts are sooo expensive these days! I love to give homemade treats!! There are some great ideas here, thanks for sharing!

  23. Christy Cummins says:

    If you have the time, another nice gift is to give a gift of food from you. I gave my dad a dessert of the month gift, where once a month I would deliver him a dessert that I had made. He decided when he wanted it each month and if he had something in particular that he had a taste for he would let me know. Most of the time he wanted me to surprise him with something that I wanted to make. It was nice to be able to try out new recipes that way as well.

  24. I am so bad at gift buying that I totally stopped. One year I gave someone an Omaha steak package only to hear that they fed it to someone else. They now don’t eat red meat. I wish someone would send me that! Shoot, they should’ve sent it back to me!