Edible gifts for food-lovers

Unique and delicious picks for the foodies on your list from Real Simple's 2012 holiday gift guide. 


Creative Treats for Foodies

Certain people on your gift list would be absolutely delighted to receive a gift they could devour. No matter what they fancy (sweet? salty? savory?), we've (ahem) tasted an assortment of decadent gift-worthy finds.

Lillie's Q 3 Bottle Gift Set
For the serious griller, a trio of blends from famed Chicago pitmaster Charlie McKenna.

To buy: $30, lilliesq.com.

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The Real Simple Mix

Top-shelf charcuterie—chorizo, country sausage, fig paste—at a special discount. Ready to serve.

To buy: $50, charlitoscocina.com.

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Chocolate Tortoises

Divinely dusted turtle updates that are worth shelling out for. Snap them up while you can.

To buy: $22.50 for 12, johnandkiras.com.

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Lillet Rose

Sophisticates will swoon for Lillet’s first new flavor in 50 years. Slightly floral, slightly sweet—in a bottle so pretty, it doesn’t even need a ribbon.

To buy: $21, bevmo.com.

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Goat Milk Caramels

Want to spoil someone you love? Goat ahead. These caramels, made with goat milk, sea salt and bourbon vanilla, come in a lovely wooden gift box.

To buy: $50, bigpicturefarm.com.

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Classic Schnecken

A schnecken is like a loaf of gooey, buttery sticky buns—perfect for Christmas morning if Dad (ahem, Santa) doesn’t eat them all the night before.

To buy: $13, queencitycookies.com.

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Almond Butter and Jam Gift Set

Grape jelly not your jam? Get unique flavors like Blackberry Vanilla and Jalapeno Raspberry, plus a jar of hand-crafted almond butter.

To buy: $30, emilygs.com.

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Regional Cheese Box

Just add wine! This gift box comes with four hunks of cheese from a particular region—choose France, Italy, Spain, America, UK, or the Alps.

To buy: $45, bedfordcheeseshop.com.

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Happy Hanukkah Cookie Assortment

From the famous Magnolia Bakery in New York, an assortment of delectable treats (chocolate dipped macaroons, shortbread cookies) that will cure every last sweet craving.

To buy: $35, magnoliabakery.com.

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Wines of the World

This isn’t your average six-pack, Bud. Get six mini-bottles of wine, from a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to an Argentinian Malbec, and sample tastes from around the globe in one sitting.

To buy: $30, tastingroom.com.

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Edible gifts for food-lovers

Unique and delicious picks for the foodies on your list from Real Simple's 2012 holiday gift guide. 

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