Food Gifts for Christmas: Four Great Mail-Order Ideas

December 14, 2011 | By | Comments (2)

It can be hard to find the perfect gift for an epicurean friend or family member.  A great option for gourmets is a food subscription or gift box. We featured a fantastic cheese box in Real Simple‘s Gift Guide, but options for mail-order food gifts abound. Here are four delicious food gift ideas for the cooks on your list:

Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box

Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box

Have a friend who loves good music while they chop and dice? Turntable Kitchen’s Pairings Box comes in one or three month gift subscriptions that includes a digital mixtape with recipes, pantry ingredients, and treats.  The tunes are sure to delight your favorite DJ-ing chef.

$27 for one month; $82 for three months

Foodzie’s Tasting Club

Foodzie Sweets Box

Surprise-loving culinarians will adore this gift box of curated artisan foods from Foodzie. Recipients can expect anything from Skillet Bacon Jams to Goat’s Milk Cajeta in this exciting sampler, which changes each month.  Choose between two-, five-, and ten-month subscriptions for the lucky giftees.

$59.90 for two months; $149.75 for five months, $299.50 for ten months

Nudo Adopt an Olive Tree

Nudo Adopt a Tree

Perfect for the adventurous eco-chef in your family, check out this one-year adoption program from Nudo Italia.  The subscription includes an adoption certificate, 1.5 liters of olive oil from your adopted olive tree, a fall package of Nudo’s flavored oils, and the opportunity to visit the tree.  Tickets to visit the grove are on them!

$109 for the subscription

Bklyn Larder’s The Chef’s Larder Box

Brooklyn Larder

Thinking a single shipment is best? For a one-time gift, try this well-stocked set of fancy basics from the Brooklyn, NY-based shop, Bklyn Larder.  The kit includes Jersey Farms Crushed Tomatoes (perfect in my favorite Real Simple recipe), dried Chile de Arbol, and dried beans from Cayuga Organics that will taste great in this slow-cooker bean soup.  Bonus: the goods come in a reusable wooden crate.

$129 for the box

What are your favorite Christmas gifts for food lovers?