Whether you’re in need of a gift for that food-loving friend of yours, or are spending the holidays with your in-laws who never cease to amaze you with their encyclopedic knowledge of food and restaurants, figuring out just what to bring can be an exhausting exercise.
This year, we’re here to help, with this list of twelve of our finger-licking favorites that are great to give (and better to receive). Plus, there is something for everyone on your list, from busy working parents to your in-laws and from teachers to the host on a budget who’d rather be traveling around the world.
This year, we’re bringing you flavorful tomato sauces that are the perfect thing to pair with a late-night supper of pasta or for making chicken parmesan just like mom's. For the traveling gourmand, gift them a trip around Europe via a trio of olive oils. Spending the holidays with a family with young kids? Bring along a basket of breakfast staples, like peanut butter, granola, waffle mix, and maple syrup to assist with meal-making the day after the party. And if you’re feeling a little silly, this one is for everyone to enjoy – bacon-flavored candies. After all, what could be better than bacon?
This article originally published on November 17, 2011.