Gift giving can be a tricky endeavor. First, you’re tasked with finding the perfect gift for the recipient – something that may be easier said than done when you’re buying for coworkers, extended family, and friends.
Then, you must find a gift that fits the occasion, whether it’s a wedding, birthday, holiday, or simply a show of appreciation. Finally, once you’ve found the perfect gift, you get to do it all over again once the next occasion comes around.
Personalized gifts are the answer you’ve been looking for. A personalized gift, such as a curated gift box or a selection of items you think the recipient would enjoy, says you’ve put serious thought into both the person and the occasion.
While a quick gift from the local gift shop would end the process much earlier, a personalized gift says you care enough to find something special.
Fortunately, personalized gifts are popular – there’s something out there for everyone, making the most difficult part of your gift-giving choosing from so many great options. Curated gift boxes abound as well, and you may be left wondering which of the many will satisfy the hard-to-please person on your list (mom maybe?).
Our suggestion? Foody gifts.
Why Choose a Foody Gift?
With all the personalized, curated gift options out there, you may be wondering why you should choose a foody gift for your next gift-giving occasion. The shorter list may be “why not choose a foody gift” – but humor us for a moment. There are several reasons why foody gifts are the perfect solution for practically anyone on your list.
First, while a good portion of the population does not wear jewelry, might not have a use for an engraved plaque, or the space to display a framed photo or figurine, the fact remains that everyone eats, and everyone has to cook.
With a foody gift from a wide selection of taste sensations, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Or, cover your bases with a gift box with a variety of specially selected treats sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
In addition, food gifts are popular, and currently on-trend. That means the selection of chocolates you’ve been dying to send your friend is not only perfect for your friend but also right on target with what some of the top names in Hollywood have been sending their friends and loved ones.
Give that sophisticated, custom feel with artisan products from makers right in your backyard.
Gift Giving for All Occasions
As varied as your friends, family, and coworkers’ personalities and personal styles are, the occasions for which you must give gifts vary as well. Certainly, weddings, birthdays, and the like call for special attention to unique gifts custom to the situation. Read on for a brief gift-giving event guide.
Wedding gifts. Foody gifts are perfect for weddings. The special couple is just starting out in life and may even be moving in to a new home; in addition, you must find something both partners will enjoy. With a foody gift, you can help the newlyweds stock their kitchen, or simply provide a unique selection of snacks sure to please both halves of the couple. What’s more, a foody gift allows you to send a special gift in your stead if you’re stuck in another state or otherwise unable to attend the ceremony.
Consider a selection of cocktail mixers in a fun basket to appeal to the party couple in your life. Or, something more practical like an array of spices and seasonings could help the new couple stock the kitchen. Alternatively, choose the perfect array of snacks, hot sauces, pickles, meats – the options are as endless as the couple’s list of likes.
See our popular mixologist gift here.
Birthday gifts. Highly personalized foody gifts tell that special friend in your life that you care enough to select options that match their tastes as well as their personality. Instead of finding one gift she may not enjoy, take the time to find several foody items to appeal to her every day of the week. For the chocolate lover in your life, choose a curated chocolate lover’s gift basket, or pick your own selection of fine chocolates and handmade candies you know he’ll enjoy. No matter what your friend’s tastes, there’s a foody birthday gift for everyone.
Housewarming gifts. A housewarming party is a great time to help the recipient stock the kitchen with all those items people just don’t think about during a hectic move. If you can’t make the party in person, choose a selection of unique spices to help make cooking in the new kitchen easy and fun. Or, find a curated housewarming basket sure to provide the new homeowners with snacks, condiments, and flavorings for every taste under the sun.
See our Housewarming Gift here.
Thank you gifts. Instead of a generic card or tried-and-true bouquet or potted plant, say thank you with something truly unique. A personalized foody gift, such as a curated box of chocolates, or an individually picked selection of seasonings, will stand out from the crowd. Your thank you gift will be just as memorable as the action you’re thankful for, and showing your gratitude is what thank you gifts are all about.
Appreciation gifts. Make your office’s next administrative professionals appreciation day or Boss’s Day truly special with a unique foody gift for all the recipients on your list. Or, find a gift any teacher will love for the next teacher appreciation day – teachers have enough mugs, but snacks are nearly always welcome.
Care packages. Your special graduate or deployed service member is heading off to places unknown, often without a kitchen to prepare food on his own. How about a series of care packages stocked with a range of locally sourced snacks you can’t find just anywhere? Or, choose a curated box with a different theme for each care package; he’ll be sure to enjoy foods that remind him of home.
Gifts for guys. Let’s face it – men can be difficult to buy for in the traditional sense. Consider a foody gift to hone in on his favorites, such as a selection of cocktail mixers or an array of unique snacks. Or, find a “guy gifts” curated gift box and let others’ unique selections get you started.
Check out our "Gift for Guys" here.
Holidays. Whether you’re searching for Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for friends and family far away, something to send on to a Thanksgiving get-together you just couldn’t make it to, or a batch of unique Halloween treats for the grandkids, foody gifts make the holidays truly special. Send a basket of treats you personally select or a curated basket geared towards your specific holiday and truly impress others with your presents if you can’t give your presence.
Host/hostess gifts. Whether you’re attending a dinner party or other hosted party, etiquette dictates that you come bearing a hostess gift. Forgo the trite bottle of wine and present the hostess as your next party with a selection of snacks or chocolates everyone is sure to love. We just can’t guarantee the snacks will last until the end of the party!
Just because. Nothing says “I appreciate you for being you” quite like a personalized gift box. When it’s filled with hand-selected items you know your loved one will enjoy, your gift is even more unique and meaningful. Locate your loved one’s favorite candy, snacks, or choose something new so they can find a whole new favorite.
- Any occasion. Truly, a foody gift is appropriate for any occasion. Only you know the preferences of your gift recipient and the special circumstances of your occasion. However, foody gifts come in such a wide variety of flavor profiles and uses that we can promise you’ll find something for everyone on your list.
Foody Gifts – Good for You, the Recipient, and the Makers
When you choose a foody gift for a friend’s special occasion, you are certainly showing the recipient just how much you care by crafting a gift geared especially towards their preferences. Personalized foody gifts are memorable, fun, and a great way to show you care. However, foody gifts also support a whole other group – the artisan makers behind their production.
Foody gifts come specially prepared and lovingly packaged by an array of local artisans. Artisans dedicate years of their lives and all of their passion into perfecting their craft, and it truly shows in the high quality you’ll find in their small-batch, gourmet products.
When you send an artisan foods gift, you’re not only giving your friend a high-quality tasty treat – you’re also helping artisans grow their businesses and support their families.
In conclusion, there really isn’t an occasion, special event, party or holiday you can’t improve with a personally selected foody gift. With a foody gift, there truly is something for everyone.
Get inspired by our dedication to unique, fun, small batch foody gifts, and find your perfect gift today.