Holiday Gifts from

Friday, December 4, 2009

Edible Gifts For Every Occasion

Every year we try to out do ourselves with new and creative gift ideas.  One of the fastest growing segments of the gift market is "Edible Gifts".  Sure most of us at some point in our lives have sent a loved one flowers or balloons but there is only so much you can send before it gets old.

These days the best part about giving an edible gift is it can actually be fun, there is so much out there it is rediculous.   Sharing all the wonderful ideas is really what this blog is all about.  As you can see there is a great deal of companies out there that have taken it one step further. 

No longer are we restricted to the shop just in our area, we have the ability to venture to all parts of the world.


TABASCO®brand products are made by McIlhenny Company, founded in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana, and still family-owned and operated on that very site.
According to family tradition, TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce was created in the mid-to-late 1860s by Edmund McIlhenny. A food lover and avid gardener, McIlhenny was given seeds of Capsicum frutescens peppers that had come from Mexico or Central America. On Avery Island in south Louisiana, he sowed the seeds, nurtured the plants, and delighted in the spicy flavor of the peppers they bore.

Family of Flavors

Pittman and Davis

Fresh Fruit Delivered for Any Occasion.  Pittman and Davis offers a variety of fresh citrus gifts. Choose from sweet Navel Oranges, big Ruby Red Grapefruit and Texas Grapefruit, to other seasonal fruit selections, such as Pears, Clementines, Tangelos and other gourmet fruit gift ideas. Texas Grapefruit and other Texas Citrus are our specialities! Send citrus gifts for all occasions, from an anniversary, birthday or corporate gift idea, to even a wedding. Pittman & Davis' gifts taste as delicious as they look!

Fresh Fruit Rainbow

The Bake Me A Wish! gourmet cake is baked with the freshest ingredients in our award winning New York City bakery. Each cake is adorned with a decorative chocolate plaque imported from Belgium.

5% of your order will be contributed to Bake Me A Wish!’s Operation: Birthday Cake, which, with our partner Soldier’s Angels, donates birthday cakes each month to soldiers overseas.

  Tiramisu Classico Cake

With over 50 years of farming and shipping experience, we created to deliver the best fruits of our California orchards, packed to order, with premium gourmet treats and Monthly Fruit Clubs directly to doorsteps. We offer FREE Shipping on all of our gifts and guarantee every package, unreservedly

Organic Fruit & Nut Basket

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee is the second largest company owned coffee house in the United States. With 416 stores in 16 states and the District of Columbia, Caribou Coffee offers its customers high-quality gourmet coffee and espresso-based beverages, as well as specialty teas, baked goods, whole bean coffee, branded merchandise and related products. Caribou Coffee focuses on creating a unique experience for customers through a combination of high-quality products, a comfortable and welcoming coffeehouse environment and customer service.

What makes us different:
Our Roastmasters are personally responsible for all of our coffees. Their extensive knowledge of premier coffee-growing regions and their experience with custom roasting allow them to select and deliver the best coffees in the world.

In addition to our craft roasted coffees, tea and cocoa we offer custom gift baskets, recurring gifts like Coffee Clubs and Tours, mugs, treats, brewing equipment, apparel.

  Sampler Pack

Chocolate For the World
We are easily the largest online chocolate network in the world. features handmade, artisan, and gourmet chocolate gifts from world-class chocolate vendors. The catalog contains thousands of products from 200 individual vendors that span a wide array of confections: dark chocolate, truffles, chocolate bars, fudge, brownies, cookies, cakes, and just about anything else related to chocolate.

Decadent Chocolate Truffles And Delightful Chocolate Treats

David's Cookies
In 1979, David Liederman was a top chef in New York City. At the time, boutique cookie shops along the West Coast were everywhere and the smell of fresh baked, chocolate chip cookies could be smelled for miles.
Chef David had the brilliant idea to bring this California trend back East, and the first David's Cookies store was born in the heart of Manhattan. Passers by quickly fell in love with his funny shaped cookies, which were always oven fresh and loaded with heaping chunks (not chips) of chocolate. Chef David, trained in the finest French culinary academies, began mixing and tasting; using only the finest, all natural, ingredients - pure vanilla, butter, Swiss chocolate and whole nuts, he achieved his anticipated result; a uniquely delicious cookie that looked and tasted "just like mamma made!"

Gift Towers

Gourmet Gift Baskets
The distinctive style of Gourmet Gift Baskets has helped us build a reputation of superior quality products where every gourmet gift basket is a masterpiece. Our Italian Gift Baskets are made with authentic Italian food created from old world Italian recipes the way they used to be in a less hurried time.

Our Breakfast Gift Baskets also feature award winning gourmet foods with gourmet jams, jellies, and maple syrups. The chocolate companies that we’ve selected to include in our Chocolate Gift Baskets all share our philosophy that quality is better than quantity and they make products that help make our chocolate baskets something you can be proud to give!

Also when you need to be respectful of faith, our Kosher Gift Baskets give you an excellent kosher basket that is observant of rituals and customs. We work to create gift baskets that stand out from the crowd.

Catena Duo - Argentinean Wine Gift Basket

Jelly Belly
An American original
The great-great jelly bean ancestor first appeared in the 1800s, but jelly candies of one kind or another have been around for thousands of years. "Turkish delight," a citrus, honey and rose water jell, has been putting smiles on kids' faces since biblical times.

When the penny candy craze came along in America during the late 1800's, candy makers began experimenting with tricky sugar candies. The jelly candy inspired by Turkish delight was shaped into a bean and given a soft shell using a French process called "panning". The first jelly bean was created by an American candymaker whose name has since been lost in time.

Although the penny candy boom waned a bit when America fell in love with chocolate in the early 1900's, there was a real chocolate shortage when most chocolate went to overseas troops during World War II. So, patriotic Americans once again discovered their urge for non-chocolate sweet treats like the common candy store jelly beans.

Christmas Basket

Boca Java
Coffee is considered 'Roaster Fresh' for approximately 45 days after roasting (half that time if the coffee is pre-ground). To ensure our customers get the best cup of coffee, we don't start roasting until they place their order. We also label each bag with the date the coffee was roasted or 'born'. Buying the best beans from around the world and roasting to order are just two of the ways we show our commitment to providing the absolute freshest and best coffee possible.

Ultimate Bounty

Just Because Baskets is a truly unique, family-run company based in Littleton, Colorado that specializes in creating and delivering custom gift baskets. Our mission is simple: offer the highest quality gift baskets, plenty of choices, and unparalleled customer service to deliver the best gifts that make a lasting impression.

Each of our baskets is made to order in our own facility ensuring freshness and quality and is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our custom build-a-basket feature makes shipping online easy and fun. We've sourced an amazing variety of gourmet items, spa products, and stylish home goods to fill your baskets with, and also offer dozens of expertly-designed basket ensembles ready for any occasion.

Whether your gift is for a birthday, thank you, anniversary, or just because, our baskets are the perfect choice. Shop Now!

Just Because Baskets also specializes in corporate gift programs. If you are shopping for business gifts, see our Corporate Accounts department for details.

Southwestern Green Chili Supper

Kosher Gift Baskets

Gourmet Kosher Gift Baskets
There's no better way to say thank you, happy birthday, happy anniversary, or to wish someone a hearty Mazel Tov than with a great big, beautiful kosher gift basket! Our decorative gift baskets come in both sweet and savory varieties and are filled with only the best quality, gourmet kosher delicacies. Custom designed to please both the palate and the eyes, you'll make quite an impression when you choose to give one of our fabulous gift baskets.

Afternoon Entertainment Basket

Mrs. Fields
It was all about taking control of her life. So Debbi Fields, a young mother with no business experience, opened her first cookie store in Palo Alto, California in 1977. They told her she was crazy. No business could survive just selling cookies. Humble beginnings launched Mrs. Fields® into a worldwide celebrity and made her company the premier chain of cookie and baked goods stores.

Headstrong determination. A dynamic personality. A sincere concern for people. They all played a role in Debbi Fields' success. But quality, more than anything, accounts for Mrs. Fields® ' worldwide acceptance. The mission has always been to create the highest quality product possible - every time. That commitment has yielded products like no others, deeply satisfying personal indulgences that consumers just can't get enough of.

Pail Of Treats

Popcornopolis is a premium gourmet popcorn retailer. We specialize in the best-tasting gourmet, flavored popcorns, caramel apples, candied nuts and confections. We’ve designed high-tech cones that guarantee our legendary just-popped taste.
Our best-selling items include our Gourmet Zebra Popcorn, Best of Popcornopolis Gift Basket, 3-Way Popcorn Chocolate Lovers Tin, and Gourmet Caramel Popcorn. Plus, all of our “Create-Your-Own” items are wildly popular.

Popcornopolis Ultimate Gift Basket

J.B. Hendry
J.B. Hendry specializes in providing only the finest quality steaks and meat products that are elegantly gift packaged. We rely on over 40 years of experience to ensure our products are perfectly aged, trimmed and portioned every time so our customers will come back again and again. Our products are perfect for fine dining at home or to send as a gift. They make an ideal business gift.

Surf And Turf

The Honey Shop
Honey is famous for it's health benefits. Feeling tired? Eat honey products that will boost your energy. Honey also helps in the formation of enzymes and has distinct germicidal properties. Healthy bee related honey and products are available such as, royal jelly, bee pollen, venom, wax and even medical honey. Enjoy New Zealand honey that is world renown. We've have regular promotions and deals, so visit our online store often.

Manuka Honey

The Food Shop
Bored of the same old gift ideas? Visit The Food Shop to buy fine quality food from New Zealand. All types of canned, cakes, beverages, coffee, dairy foods and fruits. Buy and eat different types of unique and tasty foods in the thousands. Great discounts to go along your purchases plus free shipping deals to give you more value for your money.

Cotterill and Rouse Gift Basket

Shop Hong Kong
Welcome to Shop Hong Kong - We deliver Hong Kong products to the world!

Our Hong Kong website offers some famous products made in Hong Kong, including herbal tea, moon cakes, electronics, clothings and many more!

Shop Hong Kong offers six languages and thirteen currencies, which make our international customers feel confident to shop at our store.  Shopping with our Hong Kong shop is safe and secure as we use the latest encryption technology and keep all your information confidential.

Moon Cake 

At, get the facts you need to make easy, informed decisions about buying wine for yourself and as a gift.  Find a bottle - search & sort the world's largest wine store by price, professional rating, varietal and country. Or go to one of our top rated or most popular lists for a quick pick.

Learn the complete story behind your wine – who made it, where, with which grapes and what the critics & other customers think. Impress your family & friends with a few pertinent facts about the wine while enjoying it.

Remember what you bought, why and what you thought of it, using our online virtual cellar and printed cellar notes & bottle tags. And of course, we have the benefits you've become accustomed to in an online store – huge selection, convenient home shopping & delivery and great value.

So no more wandering around stores or fumbling through wine lists. See you soon at, the #1 online wine store.

Spanish Paella & Wine Gift Set

Who is “Coffees of Hawaii”?
We are the premier online source of 100% Hawaiian coffees. From our 500 acre plantation on the tiny island of Moloka‘i in the Hawaiian archipelago we accomplish an amazing amount of things. We grow, roast and ship premium coffees to customers around the world.

100% Moloka'i Estate Gift Tin

A great gift basket is one that’s a true reflection of you – of your taste, your style. It reflects how you feel about the person you’re buying it for. Spend one minute browsing our incredible selection of gift baskets, towers, and assorted gourmet food gifts and it’s easy to see why 1-800-BASKETS.COM® is different. Other gift basket companies can’t compare to our uncompromising quality, value, dedicated artisanship, detailed presentation and passionate commitment to what we do. Simply put, we believe we’ve created a truly better gift basket - and our very loyal customers think so, too.

Viansa Vineyards Wine

Cafe' Britt
The World of CafĂ© Britt's Passion is satisfaction. It’s the force that nourishes the purest intentions; the most unexpected achievements. We are passionate about what we do, just as you are passionate about the best. “The best” is the natural result of mixing passion with quality.

From all of us to you… a little taste of the best. We hope you enjoy this sensorial journey!


Make Your Match

Hickory Farms
About Hickory Farms: For over 50 years, Hickory Farms has been bringing the great American Tastes to the table. For gifts that offer something for everyone, including our original Apple Pie Cheddar and Beef Summer Sausage, Hickory Farms is gifting done right. Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Create Your Own Gift with Hickory Farms Favorites or choose from one of our premier gift boxes.

Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Box

My Wines Direct
My Wines Direct Began... When we noticed wine wasn't fun anymore! With thousands of labels in stores, online and tasting rooms, choosing a wine had become confusing and intimidating. We were asking friends, buying the same thing, or drinking lots of not-so-good wines. We decided it was time to find a way to make enjoying good wine all the time easier.


World Wide Gourmet Foods

World Wide Gourmet Foods is an award-winning manufacturer of smoked salmon, desserts, English delicasies, and gourmet popcorn offering a tremendous selection, competitive prices, and excellent customer service.

Seafood and Dessert

The Popcorn Factory

Our happy band of popcorn poppers has been delighting people with delicious popcorn and gourmet snack gifts since 1979. Whether you're shopping for family, friends, teachers or business associates, The Popcorn Factory® has great gift ideas for every occasion: birthday, graduation, student care packages, movie or game night, kids gifts, businesses, special times with loved ones and every holiday under the sun. We even offer kosher and sugar free popcorn, too!

Snowy Pine 7-Way Snack