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7 Last-Minute Food Gift Ideas

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7 Last-Minute Food Gift Ideas


Still have a name or three left on your holiday gift list? As long as you have an idea of the recipients’ dietary restrictions & habits, it’s hard to go wrong with the gift of food. Take a peek at our ideas for tasty last-minute gift ideas!

Movie Night In

You (probably) won’t get kicked out of the living room for enjoying a bottle of wine, so give the gift of a boozy at-home movie night! Put together a gift basket of gourmet popcorn, candy  and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider for a boozy movie night.

Add-on for the extra-motivated: Netflix subscription


It’s hard to go wrong with a basket full of gourmet sweets! Trader Joe’s has a ton of great holiday-themed sweets, like this candy cane coal!

Add-on for the extra-motivated: a visit to the dentist!

Extravagant Upgrades

High-quality olive oils can do wonders in the kitchen, but they can be pricey. Splurge a little on the chef in your life. Pair it with a flavored vinegar.

A set of sea salts also makes a great gift for an adventurous chef. Check out this Dean & Deluca set of four different salts from around the world.

Add-on for the extra-motivated: Good kitchen knives. I particularly love my Kuhn Rikon paring knife – they come in a variety of fun colors, too!

Earlier: Pets & Animals Gift Guide

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:18AM PST on Feb 27, 2013


6:13AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Great ideas for any gift giving occasion!

2:19PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Thanks for the ideas!

1:54PM PST on Dec 24, 2011


10:54PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thanks a lot.

8:53PM PST on Dec 23, 2011


8:45PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Nice product placement.

1:28PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thanks, I always give food presents and love to get them.

12:57PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thank you. Cute ideas

12:44PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

The sea salts look like a terrific gift! Thanks!

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