11 tasty food gifts for Christmas you can send your friends and family this holiday season

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If you have someone in your life who considers themselves a foodie (but not necessarily a chef), you can’t go wrong with these tasty food gifts for Christmas.

Food is a great gift because everybody eats. But the trick is to gift someone a treat they wouldn’t otherwise get for themselves, like a peppermint bark cake or pizza shipped from New York City (hey, these are just a few good ideas).

Food gifts for Christmas are also great for the person who has everything. While they might already have a great winter coat or enough candles to burn for the rest of the year, they probably don’t have a box of mini cupcakes lying around (yes, another great idea!).

Take a look below at some of the best food gifts for Christmas — they all ship nationwide.

1. Holiday Starter Pack, $82

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There are a lot of gift options at Milk Bar for making someone feel special, from cookies and truffles to cakes and pie. Founder Christina Tosi started Milk Bar with her original Milk Bar Pie — it has an ooey-gooey center encased in a seriously delicious oat crust. Send your friend a pie or go big with its Holiday Starter Pack. It includes Milk Bar’s seasonal Chocolate Mint Chip Cake and six of its crunchy Mini Peppermint Bark Snaps. If you’re looking for a less expensive but equally thoughtful gift, you can’t go wrong with its original Assorted Cookie Tin either, which includes six uniquely flavored cookies for only $20.

2. Baked by Melissa Christmas Gift Box Cupcakes, 25-Pack, $47

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Baked by Melissa makes the perfect, bite-sized cupcakes in delicious flavors like cookie dough, cookies and cream, PB&J, red velvet, chocolate and other classics. For a special surprise, send a combination of its 12 best-selling flavors or try its limited-edition holiday cheer pack. (You can also choose all nut-free, gluten-free or vegan cupcakes.)

3. Mrs. Fields Belgian Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bombs, 4-Pack, $39.99

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These hot chocolate bombs are basically hard Belgian chocolate spheres containing hot cocoa powder, chocolate shavings and mini marshmallows. When placed in hot milk, the chocolate melts, releasing the cocoa powder and shavings, and the mini marshmallows rise to the top of the cup. With a little stir, you have a deliciously rich and creamy cup of hot cocoa. This set includes four of the cocoa bombs, as pictured above.

4. Fresca Italian Pasta Night Gift Crate, $99.95

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Help your loved one plan the perfect pasta night. This Bertagni gift basket from Williams Sonoma includes three different types of pasta: Ricotta a spinach grandi tondi (ravioli), four cheese Italian tortellini and sweet butternut squash ravioli. Plus, it comes with a tomato and basil pasta sauce, a porcini mushroom pasta sauce and Pecorino Romano cheese.

5. TRUFF Truffle Lovers Pack, $59.48

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Truffle-infused anything is kind of a bougie gift, but don’t worry, it won’t cost you a whole paycheck. TRUFF, the brand behind the truffle-infused hot sauce you’ve probably seen on Instagram, makes three different hot sauces for eating with just about anything. Are you not feeling hot sauce? It also sells truffle-infused pasta sauces, mayo and olive oil.

The Truffle Lovers Pack includes the classic black truffle hot sauce, black truffle pomodoro sauce and black truffle oil. Consider it a starter pack for any truffle-obsessed friend.

6. Eastern Standard Provisions “Let’s Get Saucy” Gourmet Soft Pretzel Pack, $28.99

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Oprah named Eastern Standard Provisions’ soft pretzels and Belgian waffles on her famous Favorite Things List a few times over the years. Yes, they really are that good, and when was the last time you had a soft pretzel? Send a loved one this small pack of Wheelhouse Signature Soft Pretzels, a bag of One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites, a small jar of Maui Onion Mustard and classic pretzel salt for topping.

7. Goldbelly, Price Will Vary

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Goldbelly is a food delivery service that delivers local favorites nationally! Send your friend New York’s famous Artichoke Pizza (pictured above) or Summer Shack’s Lobster Pot Pie from Boston to anywhere in the U.S. There are tons of hometown favorites to choose from that will brighten anyone’s day. You can send savory or sweet foods with Goldbelly.

The service also recently launched meal kits from favorite restaurants like Shake Shack, Skyline Chili and Dinosaur BBQ, as well as meal kits by famous chefs like Martha Stewart and Marcus Samuelsson.

8. Wicked Good Cupcakes, 4-Pack, $49.99

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Wicked Good Cupcakes come packed in a Mason jar, and you’ll need a spoon to eat the delicious concoctions. Actually, each 8-ounce jar contains the equivalent of two full-sized cupcakes. You can build your own four-pack and choose from flavors like chocolate ganache, red velvet, vanilla sprinkle, carrot cake and more. There are many holiday flavors as well, including gingerbread eggnog, chocolate peppermint, hot cocoa and more.

9. Piedmontese SugarPlum Gift Box, 4 Sirloin Filets, $50 (Orig. $58.82)

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If you have a carnivore in your life, send them the best steaks money can buy. The SugarPlum GiftBox includes four Certified Piedmontese sirloin filets that are incredibly flavorful and tender. They contain zero grams of fat per 4-ounce serving. According to the brand, the sirloin filet rivals the tenderloin.

10. Harry & David Christmas Brunch Hat Box, $99.99

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Harry & David may be the king of food gifts, from meats and sweet treats to fruit baskets and snacks. You can’t go wrong with this Christmas brunch set, though. It includes four of Wolferman’s super thick English muffins, triple cheese and caramelized onion quiche, sliced Canadian-style bacon, cranberry orange loaf cake and red raspberry seedless preserves. Send it to someone before the big day so they can open gifts with a mouthful of brunch.

11. Packed with Purpose – Spread Some Cheer Gift Box, $48

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Send a gift basket with delicious treats that give back. Packed with Purpose’s Spread Some Cheer Gift Box includes sweet and savory popcorn, white chocolate Oreo bark, coffee toffee and more. Plus, purchasing it supports women-owned businesses, ovarian cancer research, employment for individuals with developmental disabilities and more.

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