Whether you are a food-lover scrambling for ideas on what to ask for this holiday season, or looking for the perfect last minute gift for the kitchen-savvy person who has everything, look no further — we've put together some of our favorite gourmet gifts, all available for purchase online.
For the at-home cook looking for something delicious than magazine recipes, a boxed set of Canal House Cooking will keep his or her hands busy for the entire winter. As for the home cook who is yearning to travel to Italy, but just doesn’t have the time (or money), gift them a year’s membership to an Italian Food Club.
As for the food-lovers on your list who work long days and often don’t have the time to make mealtime basics like bread or hot chocolate from scratch, why not send them the best of the packaged products already out there? An herb and citrus smoked salmon makes a perfect hostess gift, along with a hearty loaf of European bread. For those with a sweet tooth, gift a comforting package of a delicious hot chocolate mix, together with a chocolate chip cookie mix. Imagine the scent of homemade chocolate chip cookies, in less than half the time… Yum.
As for more unique gifts, we've found those, too. Send hand-molded frozen desserts to the ice cream-lover on your list (or order the Buche de Noel yourself, for an easy alternative to a more formal Christmas Eve dessert). Looking for a gift that is sure to impress? Send a package with the makings for one of the most delightful holiday treats: Caviar and blinis. You can even create your own healthy snack bars — a gift that is perfect for your niece or nephew away at school, friend training for a marathon, or for yourself (a balanced breakfast on the run).
The best part? You don’t have to run out to your nearest gourmet market or kitchen supply shop — or even wait in line — to find these gifts. You can shop for each of these unique gourmet gifts from the comfort of your couch — just in time for the last minute shopping rush.