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Gourmet Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List

gifts2aYou can’t go wrong with the gift of food, especially when the food comes from the best, iconic restaurants around the country. Here are the best gift ideas for everyone on your list, including that person that slipped your mind.

For the home cook
If your loved one can’t stay out of the kitchen, give them the best raw ingredients to work their magic. Hand-cut handmade pasta from New York’s Raffetto’s Pasta will inspire Italian wonders, Flannery Beef‘s choice cuts of premium steaks and burgers will elevate a simple grill night, and Lillie Q’s collection of BBQ sauces will transform any home-cooked meal. Finish the gift off with the Mile End Cookbook that’s packed with 100 Jewish comfort food recipes from Noah and Rae Bernamoff’s Brooklyn delicatessen.

For the entertaining queen
four_frenchiesCheese lovers or anyone who loves to throw dinner and cocktail parties will appreciate a selection of expertly curated cheeses. Let the certified cheese experts from Murray’s Cheese scour the world for the best fromage for you!

For the person you forgot to get a gift for

It’s inevitable in the holiday rush that a friend, neighbor, or second cousin twice removed slipped through your shopping cracks. For that occasion, keep a beautifully box of John Kelly’s Chocolates on hand. Each box of gluten-free, decadent truffles comes wrapped with an elegant ribbon. The Truffle Fudge Bites Tower comes with three boxes for $51, so you can keep one or two boxes for yourself.

For your colleagues
Nothing spreads cheer around the office like treats in the kitchen. Treat your colleagues to a special breakfast of New York’s best bagels, flagels (crustier, flatter versions of the traditional bagels), and proprietary Baz Bagels brew coffee from La Colombe. Or bring something extra sweet to the office holiday party: Caroline’s Cakes Christmas Caramel Cake, a sweet-‘n’-salty 7-layer caramel cake—favored by Oprah, Food Network, “Today Show,”–and decorated with festive chocolate dots.

For the dude in your life

From specialty artisan meats to BBQ feasts to sweet treats, if the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, FoodyDirect is the expressway. See our suggestions for the best gifts for guys under $100! 

For the recent transplant

With iconic regional favorites from around the country, it’s easy to find a taste of home for the person in your life who might be a little homesick, especially around the holidays. Browse our regional favorites for a authentic Texas BBQ, New York bagels and lox, Chicago deep dish pizza, Maine Lobster, California produce and much more.

For the shopper who has everything

Even someone who has everything has to eat! Send them a decadent, gourmet basket of fresh goodies from Manhattan Fruitier, which The New Yorker called “art that comes to tangible, edible art.” Or give them free reign to shop our wide selection of specialty foods with a gift card.