The holidays are over, and you know what that means?
After holiday sales sales sales. All of those Christmas wrapped gifts are going for such great prices that it’d be a crime not to jump on it.
Who says that all the love and joy everyone passed around during the holidays has to end, just because January came a bit too soon? Keep the love flowing with a surprise after holiday gift to your loved ones.
And what is the best gift anyone can get? Food of course. Why? Because food leaves everyone comfy, cozy and indulged.
Everyone eats food and no one wants to spend money on it.
Check out the top 10 best food gifts that made our wish list.
Wine or Beer
Wine and beer are very versatile gifts.
Birthday party? Yes. Christmas dinner? Yes. Friendaversary? Heck yeah.
The most important part about giving wine or beer, or any alcohol for that matter, as a gift, is to learn what the giftee likes. If your friend only drinks Corona with lime, and you bring over a case of Bud, you might get half of a fake smile and it’ll just get poured out. Make an effort to figure out what your friend’s choice of drink is before you spend the big bucks.
Who doesn’t love brownies?
You can do so many different things with brownies. You can get them just about anywhere, supermarkets, order them online, or stop at your friend’s favorite restaurant. If you’re going to make them at home, consider adding some peanut butter, walnuts, marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips, or anything you know that your giftee will enjoy.
There are tons of free recipes online or you can come up with your own special concoction.
What’s a cupcake jar? Well, it’s a cupcake… in a jar!
It’s a quite simple idea really, but it’s definitely innovative. How many times have you taken a big bite out of a delicate looking cupcake, and ended up with pink frosting up your nose?
These cute little jars deliver right to you and even come packed with a spoon and a napkin. They’re sure to leave everyone talking about them.
Remember your college days when everything was spiked?
Bring your friends back in time with some vodka gummy bears. You can buy them pre-spiked or you can make them yourself at home. Just drop a handful of gummy bears into a bowl, soak them with vodka, and let them sit in the fridge overnight.
Once you get the hang of making gummies, spice it up with different liquors and gummies. Tequila twin cherries? You’ll be the talk of the town.
Alcohol Mixer Kit
If you decided to go the alcohol route, you can always add some mixers to the gift. Combine mixers like margarita mix with tequila or grab a bottle of coke to go with the rum.
Again, with this kind of gift, you’ll want to pay attention to what your giftee likes to drink or that bottle is just going to sit in the cabinet for 10 years collecting dust. Just because you think it’s good, doesn’t mean your friend will.
Check out this awesome gift for the Mixologist on your list:
If you’ve got a cook in the family, seasoning kits are great gifts. If you’re not much of a cook, some common spices that people use are garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, rosemary leaves, and thyme leaves. A lot of people tend to enjoy pre-mixed spices like kickin’ chicken seasoning, Montreal, or Cajun blends.
Pro Tip: If you feel like your friend it too good of a cook, chances are they already have all of the spices they need. Instead of giving them double jars, consider a gift card for a local spice shop or stop at the local farmers market and bring some fresh herbs.
Fresh steaks are great gift choices for the carnivores in your circle.
Often times we don’t indulge ourselves with nice cuts of meat throughout the year. Many of us instead save them for special occasions and celebrations.
If you know that your friend has a nice grill, don’t be afraid to grab a couple of nice steaks for your next get together. Your friend will appreciate the gift, and chances are you will too.
Monthly Delivery Subscriptions or Personalized Gift Boxes
Monthly delivery subscriptions are great gifts because they keep on giving throughout the year.
You can find beer subscriptions where they deliver 3 or 4 new types and flavors of beer right to your door every month.
Personalized gift boxes are special to the person receiving them because you can find local or hard to find items that someone most likely does not already have. Sometime it’s hard to shop for someone who has everything!
You may even want to send a few deliveries home to yourself. Imagine yourself getting off of work and 5 minutes later a fresh, healthy meal is delivered to your doorstep? Yes, please!
Give the Best Food Gifts No Matter the Season
Are you hungry yet?
No matter what season it is, you can brighten up somebody’s day with a quick gift. Even if you don’t spend more than a few bucks, the surprise will throw them off their game and force a smile on anyone.
If our list of the best food gifts didn’t quite satisfy what you were looking for, check out our ideas on the perfect housewarming gifts.
Love is contagious, pass it on.