The best part about holidays is probably the food. From lip-smacking brunches to hot cocoa and cakes for dessert, every meal brings in some more laughs and heartfelt conversations. No wonder everyone has certain family traditions tied around cooking or sharing meals during holidays. Unfortunately, this year we may have to cut down a bit on the meal sharing part as many of us may not travel or go back home for holidays. Welcome to the post-pandemic blues. But, that does not mean that your traditional dishes should be dropped from this year’s menu.
Thanks to e-commerce, you can now get your loved ones’ favorite dishes delivered right to their doorstep. Additionally, you can also pack and send them some home-cooked meals with your love and warm wishes. Either way, there are so many culinary-inspired ideas that you can have plenty of gifts for every foodie in your family.
To help you get a little head start, here are our top 3 picks for delicious gift ideas that you should try this holiday season:
1. Holiday Cookie Gifts
Speaking of holiday gifts, can we dare miss out on cookies? Holiday cookies are dear to kids and adults alike. They come in so many shapes, sizes, and flavors that even if you gift just one of each to every loved one, you are covered.
If you are good at baking or have some friends or family members who know their way around the kitchen, baking a batch of lovely cookies wouldn’t be a problem. The best part about this gift is that you can get as creative as you want. You can make cookies that spell out the name of the receiver or simply ”Happy Holidays”. You can also choose to send an assortment of your special cookies instead of sending just one kind.
However, if you are unsure about your baking skills or don’t want to take the risk, the order in the favorite cookie of your loved one or any other dessert from his/her favorite bakery. Simple, convenient, and affordable.
2. Sweet And Spicy Coated Nuts
If you want to gift something healthy yet tasty to your loved ones, sweet and spicy coated nuts are a perfect choice. This gift comes with the goodness of nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc., along with a tingling touch of spices. This might even give the receiver a little break from all the sweets that they may be popping since the start of December.
If you plan on making them at home, you can pack them in a jar and then decorate the jar with colorful ribbons and handwritten tags. This will give a beautiful personal touch to the already very personal gift. Alternatively, just to ensure that the parcel reaches the receiver right on time, you can place an online order.
3. Chocolates (Not the least!)
The last item on our list is chocolates (but not the least, of course). Preparing them might be a little difficult, but nothing says ”I Love You” like some homemade chocolate. There are various recipes that you can follow to make an assortment of different types of chocolates. Alternatively, you can also choose to make some giant dark/white chocolate bars and decorate them as per your wish. You can also try to spell out the receiver’s name or ”Happy Holidays’ with chocolate. The best part is you can never go overboard with chocolates!
This year has been somber. It is only fair to make this holiday season a little more special and cheerful. Our only wish is that our ideas help you shower your loved ones with much-needed love and affection.