Why Should You Give Someone The Gift Of Food?
When it comes to giving gifts to your loved ones on the holidays, why go for the usual when you can do something completely different? Yes, we are still talking about giving gifts – but you know, instead of the usual ones, how about you give them some indulgent food gifts? Food gifts are all the rage today, and you too can get onto the wagon, and surprise your loved ones with your mouth-watering ideas. From the classic chocolates to the varieties of tea gift boxes, cakes, coffee, and whatnot.
Not only will they be easy on your wallet (trust us, we know, just how much we all have splurges on our budget), but they will also show that you care for your loved ones by taking out time and giving them something different. And perhaps, one of the best reasons to go for ‘food gifts’ is that they don’t clutter the house – after all, who needs more books and all that stuff, when we know that those are just going to gather dust on the shelves; while ‘food gifts’ on the other hand, are items that don’t take up any permanent space and moreover, we know that people use and enjoy those kinds of gifts!! So, all the more reason to go for the ‘gift of yum’ this holiday season!!
How Should You Package The Food When It Comes To Gifting?
Planning on what to give your loved ones this holiday season is the easiest part – well, this time, you are thinking of giving them ‘food gifts’. So, the process is generally quite easy – making a list of all your loved ones,check out the online sites, look for their favourite food gifts, Packaged them? Well, that’s…tricky. Buying and giving gifts is the easiest part, but only when it’s the usual culprits – but when the gifts are ‘food items’, they are completely different from the usual and as such, they need utmost care in handling and packaging, because who would like to receive a squashed cake?
Definitely not us, and we are guessing, that’s pretty much everyone else – as such, you need to take special care to make the food items look great. Now, we know that there are ways of how one can make a food gift look great, but for the creatively-challenged like the rest of us, even that may seem daunting. But don’t let that get to you – all hope is not lost, for there are a few tricks that you can give it a try.
Stacking Them Up On Coasters
Planning to give hand-made cookies to your loved ones? Yes? So, that means, you must be wondering as to how you can get them packaged, right? Here’s what you can do – heard of coasters? Of course, you do – stack up your hand-made cookies and wrap them up in cellophane and plonk it on a coaster, and finally add a ribbon to secure the little package. That would make a cute little cookie gift that your loved ones are surely going to appreciate.
Wrapping Them Like Candies
Did you just groan at the choice of the gift basket that had come with the set of chocolates? Dying already to replace the basket with something completely unique? Gather all of the chocolates and stack them up – you know, one above the other – and consider wrapping them tightly in cellophane. Get hold of some festive ribbon and secure both the ends. There, you have got a giant choco-candy!!
Using Mason Jars Creatively
Did you honestly think that the mason jars are meant only for the kitchen shelves? Ha! Definitely not. Mason jars, too, can make for a beautiful package idea – all you need to do is fill it with your desired choice of cookies, candies and anything sweet that you can think of and secure the jar with a cork lid. Lastly, tie a ribbon around the neck of the mason jar – you can even add in a handwritten note. Your loved ones will surely appreciate the sweet gesture – let’s just hope that they don’t plan on showcasing the mason jar by putting it on the shelf!!
Making Use of Egg Cartons
Here is the epitome of recycling and being environment friendly. Yes instead of throwing away the egg carton, you can make do with the egg carton as a package to gift food treats. Wondering how? Paint the carton in a pretty shade and then line each of the little cups with cupcake liners and filling it with treats. Secure the package tightly with cellophane and for best results, you can get a variety of festive ribbons to tie both of the ends. See how elegant it looks?
Wrapping Them Up Individually
Are you thinking about what to do with the glasses lying on your shelves – they are old-fashioned, so, you don’t get any chance to use them? But, you know what – now you do. Take out those glasses and fill them up with food treats and secure them tightly with cellophane. For that finishing touch, you can either go for festive ribbons or you can add twine to tie up the whole glass. Don’t have any glasses? Why worry? You can even make do with mugs or bowls – the choice is yours!!
10 Best Food Gifts for Loved Ones This Holiday Season
Ferrero Rocher Heart Bouquet
If you are looking at gifting ideas revolving around chocolates for your loved ones, you should definitely take this unique concept of gifting into the picture! Brought to you by Fernsnpetals.com, the ‘Ferrero Rocher Heart Bouquet’ is a perfect gift for chocolate lovers and will make them feel they are in seventh heaven! Priced at INR 2199, it will consist of twenty Ferrero Rochers arranged in the shape of a heart, hence the name. This will rekindle the romance between you two for sure, especially if they turn out to be hardcore chocolate lovers!
Allure - Tea Gift Set (Box Of 4 Flavored Teas)
Is your father a tea lover? Want to make him feel pampered and escape the ordinary with tea? Teabox.com has the perfect remedy for this! Priced at INR 1200, gift him ‘Allure - Tea Gift Set’ which consists of a box of 4 flavored teas. With dimensions of 210 mm(L) x 150mm(W) x 50mm(H), it is sure to spruce up his mood.
It consists of the following flavors:
- a) Mountain Rose Tea – This tea powder is made from roses as the name suggests and forms a perfect blend of tea.
- b) Kashmiri Kahwa – It is a concoction of smoked green tea, spices, and saffron.
- c) Calming Chamomile Green Tea – It is an amalgam of green tea, chamomile, and marigold.
- d) Hibiscus Lush Tea – Made from the finest of fine hibiscus petals.
Gift - 4 Pack Of Coffee
Eyeing at gifting ideas for coffee lovers? Want to make it a memorable one? Bluetokaicoffee.com presents to you, ‘Gift - 4 Pack of Coffee’, a gift pack of 4 flavors (of your choice) of coffee, 75g each. Priced at just INR 800, you can choose your type of ground variety and quantity (depending upon which the price may vary). You also have the choice of choosing the estate from a list which is provided. This is a very unique idea which is also perfect for gifting. Its presentation is as good as the product itself as it comes in screen printed boxes with minimalistic designs on them.
O'popcorn Caramel Popcorn
Attention people! Have you ever heard of popcorn with a gourmet twist to it? In the first of its kind, flipkart.com presents to you, ‘O'popcorn Caramel Popcorn – know this that this product is one of the best selling snacks due to the crunchiness of the popcorn and freshness of the caramel. Priced at just INR 225, this snack will definitely cause your mouth to water! It would also work out to be a very good low budget and tasty food to gift in case you lost your bet about something to your friends! Trust us - you will never regret buying the popcorn!!
Ragi Cookies (Gluten Free) (Pack Of 2)
If you are helping your friend shed some extra pounds, assist them in doing so by gifting them something sensible and healthy instead of something which would be useless and unnecessary. Gluten-free ragi cookies by Healthy Eats would be a perfect idea for them due to its health first manifesto. Priced at just INR 250 and having a weight of 300g, these cookies are the ultimate gifting option in this scenario. The person to whom you are gifting this to will always remember this. You can buy these from Qtrove.com.
Superfoods Extravaganza Hamper
If you are on the lookout for gourmet food at a nominal price to gift to a colleague or a loved one, brandstik.com presents to you ‘The Superfoods Extravaganza Hamper’. It is priced at INR 3750. These products are to be gift wrapped and put in a box along with a personalized message, which is sure to bring a smile on the receiver’s face.
It consists of the following:
- a) Matcha Green Tea
- b) All Natural Coconut Sugar
- c) Energy Nut Mix
- d) Dark Chocolate Almond Butter
- e) Tricolor Quinoa
- f) Raw Cacao Nibs
- g) Antioxidant Seed Mix
- h) Goji Berries
- i) Dark Chocolate Bar
Matcha Brewing Kit - Gift Box
Matcha is essentially processed green tea leaves that have been stone-ground into a delicate powder. Brought to you by the Teatrunk.com, ‘Matcha Brewing Kit - Gift Box’ is a unique gift idea which comprises of two green teas, one is plain green tea and the other one which is mint flavored. It is priced at INR 3,150. The ceramic bowl and the bamboo whisk gives it a very oriental look. It would make a very good gift for those who are die-hard foodies.
It consists of:
- 1. Matcha Green Tea
- 2. Mint Matcha Green Tea
- 3. Matcha Ceramic Bowl
- 4. Matcha Bamboo Whisk
D-Alive Peanut Butter Organic Unsweetened
If you are eager to gorge on peanut butter, Jus’ Amazin presents to you their ‘Organic Peanut Butter Unsweetened. Priced at INR 249 , you can rest assured that the peanut butter is made from organic ingredients and has been said to retain a homemade taste. Wondering how to add peanut butter to your routine? You can either add it to your breakfast meal or better yet, in your desserts, smoothies and even shakes!! And you know, what’s best – this peanut butter comes in a pack of 2. It is available on Qtrove.com.
Truffle Cake Five Star Bakery
Want to get your cake to be delivered at the moment, at your doorstep? Want it to be of good quality? You are in for a treat!! The ‘Truffle Cake’ by Indiacakes.com is the first of its kind where it is baked to perfection and is available for delivery over 1000 cities across India. They also have day delivery and midnight delivery for this cake. It is priced at INR 1800 and will let you throw the surprise to the persons whose birthday.
Healthy Vegan Goodies Hamper
‘Healthy Vegan Goodies Hamper’ by Jus'Trufs is a set of gourmet goodies which would be a perfect gift to your loved ones. The hamper contains two jars of 60% Dark Chocolate Spread which can be used as a dip or spread over toast, or pancakes, a gift box of 15 dark chocolate truffles which is an assortment of Almond, 60% Dark , 72% Dark Truffles, 8 Artisanal Dark Chocolate Bars, a pack of 60% dark chocolate callets and 300 gm assorted dry fruits such as pistas, almonds, cashews, and raisins.. You can buy it from Qtrove.com.
Look beyond the typical Christmas treats
Christmas cakes and cookies are well loved and always received with pleasure, but to make your food gifts stand out, supplement the traditional goodies with something unique or unusual. Most families whip up a whole bunch of dishes and sweets for the holiday and too much of sweets can make everyone crave something different and your gifts can do just that.