From sweet treats, to healthy greens, and complete meals: Yummy gift ideas

yummy gift guideGot some people on your holiday list that are hard to please? Sheesh, they must be if you haven't found something for them on my past gift guides.

That's okay! Because sometimes the best way to someone's heart is through their tastebuds. That's why I've rounded up some of my favorite edible holiday gift ideas. From sweet treats, to healthy greens, and complete meals… these yummy options are sure to please!

Let's get shopping…

candy crush candy
Candy! Yummy sweets, gum, and mints — sugar is the shit. And you can find or decorate candy tins to match anyone's personalities. For example:

15aa_chocolate_zombie_santa_foilChocolate! The great thing about chocolate (you know, besides the yumminess factor) is that you can easily make your chocolates to match your friends' personalities — for example these Lego chocolate favors, or Dungeons and Dragons chocolate dice, or check out any of these chocolate molds. Of course, if you're like me and you have zero DIY capabilities, you can buy awesome chocolates on the easy, like this chocolate Zombie Santa.

bacon giftsIt seems the only thing people love more than chocolate is bacon. I could go on for days about all the bacon-related gifts out there:

But I'll just make it easy on you and send you over to Think Geek for their Bacon Gift Pack, for easy shopping.

Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 1.05.00 PMMuch like bacon, you cannot deny the popularity of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. Put together a spicy gift set with The Sriracha Cookbook and a big 'ol bottle of Sriracha sauce. Or maybe make everyone your list Sriracha hot and spicy salt, or purchase some if you'd rather.

beer making kitIf there are any home-brewers out there, utilize your skills for custom holiday beers! Take inspiration from our home brewing archives. Or perhaps you know someone who wants to get in on the home brew action. You could gift them their first kit, like this Brooklyn Brew Beer Making Kit, or any of these babies.

I've recommended them before, and I'll recommend them again… Any of the Le Creuset gift sets are some of my favorite gifts to give, whether they're into…

They're going to love having these dedicated Le Cruset pots to use.

popcorn movie night gift setI used to have a family member that gifted us those enormous popcorn tins every Christmas. The problem was that only one or two sections got eaten — our house were big fans of the buttered and cheesey flavors. So instead of pre-popped pop corn, give this awesome Sur La Table Popcorn Gift Set.

41lYcnBA4ULGift them an entire herb garden with this Reclaimed Barnwood Planter Box Mini Herb Garden Kit. They can grow their own cooking herbs — basil, dill, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro — from seeds! If you wanna go bigger with your garden gift, check out this chalkboard wall garden from Williams Sonoma!

blooming tea gift setGot tea lovers on your list? I've recently become obsessed with flowering tea balls since I saw something about them in Sky Mall (no joke).

pancake breakfast setFinally, this is the bestest gift you can give a food-lover on Christmas: a complete Christmas morning pancake breakfast with the Vintage Sweater Party Breakfast for Two Set with chocolate chip pancake mix, hot cocoa mix, two decorative mugs, mixing bowl, and wooden spoon.

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  1. Look out! The Williams Sonoma chalkboard wall garden has abysmal reviews – better steer clear.

  2. I came close to buying my father the beer brewing kit for Christmas, but went with a Feta/Greek Yogurt/Cream cheese making kit instead!

  3. My gf's dad doesn't like beer, but he does like root beer! I got him a Brew Your Own Root Beer kit. There's a whole bunch of different ones online, but I bought it at Marbles, this really awesome store that sells all sorts of fun, nerdy gifts.

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