Presenting one of the best food gifts on this list at the next soiree or family get-together will make you a hero this holiday season. There’s no shortage of delicious eats and treats to enjoy around this time of year; from mouth-watering Thanksgiving dishes, to holiday pastries worth breaking your diet for, we think it’s a wonderful time of year to gather with loved ones and chow down. And to help you stand out at the next holiday party we’ve rounded up 35 delicious options that’ll wow—from a striking ube babka and care package filled with fresh meats, to treat-filled advent calendars.
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Fly By Jing is the perfect way to spice up any mundane dish. This heat-filled trio can be added as a kick to savory dishes or punch up sweet treats like ice cream. Plus, we think they make excellent stocking stuffers.
What better way to start counting down to the holidays than with a chocolate bar-filled advent calendar? Tony’s is filled with 24 days of dark chocolate pretzel toffee, milk chocolate sea salt caramels, white raspberry popping candies, and more favorites from the brand.
Don’t think these are your grandmother’s pancakes and waffles. Ghetto Gastro’s sweet potato mix breathes new life into breakfast with fluffy and flavorful bites.
Give them a taste of New York City’s favorite cookie with Levain’s gift box. Each assortment includes the bakery’s bestsellers: Chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and dark chocolate peanut butter chip.
Mila’s soup dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. Available in pork, shrimp and pork, and chicken, they’re the perfect cold-weather meal to enjoy with your favorite chili crisps and asian dipping sauces.
Fishwife’s very giftable set includes the brand’s classic smoky trio of tinned salmon, trout, and tuna, plus a stylish produce bag and mermaid cap.
Turn their kitchen into a French patisserie with the help of this pain au chocolat kit that has everything they’ll need to whip up homemade baked goods.
For the next wine hang or Bachelor watch party, Juliet offers an elevated take on fridge-friendly boxed wines. Choose from a variety of white or red wines, orange, and rose.
Oprah swears by Brightland’s California olive oils, which is the only endorsement we need. This set has beautifully designed labels and four varieties of oil.
Home cooks will appreciate this collection of pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken from Porter Road, who offers both single orders as well as a longer-term meat subscription box.
Red Clay’s hot sauce pairs well with whatever you want. Add it to deli sandwiches, BBQ, breakfast bakes, and more.
Graza’s squeeze bottle olive oil set is the perfect gift to make prep and finishing touches to main dishes and appetizers more appealing.
This ube babka wreath with layers of ube butter filling woven into soft brioche is a creative gift idea from Queens-based bakery Kora and Umamicart. If you’re attending or hosting a gathering soon, it’ll be an instant crowd-pleaser when dessert time rolls around.
A fancy take on traditional condiments—like this black truffle hot sauce from Truff—is a great gift idea for anyone with a sophisticated palette.
If you’re looking to liven up a cocktail party, there’s no better way to do it than with a charcuterie board—Jasper Hill’s cheese tasting box is an essential building block to a really good spread.
Or you could satisfy their late-night cravings with every flavor of Momofuku’s noodles.
With all proceeds going to Cancer for College, this honey from Will Ferrell’s garden is the ultimate way to sweeten their tea. Acacia, oak, chaparral, and buckwheat golden produce an intensely rich flavor aroma.
Gourmet chocolate is one of those holiday gifts that never misses. If you’re hitting a few different parties this season, this set includes five different chocolate bars that might pair nicely with a bottle of wine for your host.
Bringing a pack of Milk Bar’s birthday cake truffles will make you an instant star at the company holiday function or your friend’s upcoming soiree.
Excellent banana pudding is an art form that NYC’s Magnolia bakery has nailed. Though if you don’t live in New York, this delicious treat can be mailed pretty much anywhere to anyone, nationwide.
The delicious fruit spreads and honeys in Bonne Maman’s advent calendar are the perfect way to start the holidays. Behind each cardboard door you’ll find fun flavors like caramel with cinnamon, raspberry chocolate, pineapple with ginger, and more.
Lady M’s delectable crepe cakes are a show-stopping dessert in their own right, but with Thanksgiving right around the corner, this pumpkin nuage (a pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake combo) seems seasonally appropriate.
The bougie foodie on your list will fawn over this luxurious gift basket which features fish roe and classic blinis, not to mention a glass server and mother-of-pearl spoon.
Mercado Famous’s savory Spanish ham is another charcuterie staple that’s sure to start a conversation around the cheese board.
Let them countdown to Christmas with a Japanese treat. Bokksu’s wonderland advent includes sweet and savory treats like white chocolate-infused strawberries, seaweed snacks, and even a few non-food holiday decorations.
We have a hard time deciding which we’re more fond of—Emma Chamberlain’s house or her coffee and tea line. All types of coffee lovers will appreciate this variety pack of light, medium, and dark roasts (though there are options to go the espresso-route too!).
Available in four different flavors, Ghia’s non-alcoholic aperitif is a great alcohol-free option that’ll still dress up their bar cart.
We highly recommend checking on one of Bon Bon’s locations in Manhattan or Brooklyn, which have an old-school candy shop feel. But if you’re located elsewhere, you can still get a Wes Anderson–esque box of sweets delivered right to your door.
For the gluten-free giftee, a decadent box of French macarons from Ladurée is an elegant and delicious pick.
Serving authentic udon at home is easy with this set that includes noodles, all natural dashi sachets, two handcrafted ceramic bowls, and chopstick rests. The serveware was custom designed by Los Angeles–based ceramic artist Shoshi Watanabe, whose designs can be found in acclaimed restaurants and hotel eateries.
Next on our list of food gifts: Alec’s ice cream is kind on dairy sensitivities and comes in exciting flavors like matcha chocolate chip and honey blueberry lavender.
Milk and cookies are always nice, but surprise Santa with Filipino flavors, courtesy of California–based brands Narra and Oodaalolly this year. A limited-edition dark chocolate pinipig-and-ginger bar, combined with Oodaalolly’s award-winning Pinch of Pangasinan is perfect when paired with Narra’s Oolong Oat Milk Latte.
Last Crumb’s mouth-watering collection of cookies will definitely impress your loved one with the biggest sweet tooth. Varieties include s’mores, banana cream pie, birthday cake, as well as classics like chocolate chip and peanut butter.
This four-pack will transport its recipient all the way to Spain. Responsibly sourced from independent women shellfish harvesters (a.k.a. mariscadoras) in Galicia, it features razor clams, scallops, mussels, and cockles.
If their carb of choice is pasta, this gift basket will undoubtedly be a huge hit. Stocked with some of Italy’s finest dried pastas, sauces, and more, the delicious possibilities are seemingly endless.
Don’t think you have to travel across the globe for a taste of Noma. Thanks to this pack of flavor boosters, home-cooked meals will never be the same.
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