Are you into giving food gifts for the holidays?

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Are you into giving food gifts for the holidays?

Bignuf Bignuf
Fruit baskets, steak orders by mail....any kind of food gifts (wine, included)?
12/04/2012
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Antipova Antipova
These are about the only kind of gifts I give---it's hard to know whether people will like the sweater or book you would pick out for them---but you always know delicious food will be put to good use! It feels more personal to me to give and receive baked goods.

My uncle from Omaha always sends us steaks, and sometimes (not as holiday gifts, just as 'because!' gifts, my relatives from Louisiana will send suuuuuch good sausage.

And my hometown's high school band fundraiser is always to sell boxes of fruits this time of year. Ten pounds of grapefruits can never go wrong, I eat them for breakfast all January!

Very appreciated, in my book!
12/04/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Fruit baskets, steak orders by mail....any kind of food gifts (wine, included)?
For White Elephant Sale gifts or for neighbors, I prefer to give food. More than anything, I love to make food for my loved ones.
12/04/2012
Gracie Gracie
I like to do baked goods (cookies or homemade candy or bread) as teacher gifts! I also find for older folks who are downsizing consumable gifts are best!
12/04/2012
married with children married with children
I used to do desserts for people. But I have not had any time for a few years to spend days in the kitchen.
12/04/2012
GONE! GONE!
Oh yes. I love gifts that I can eat.
12/05/2012
sillylilkitten sillylilkitten
Food gifts are good because everyone loves food, but I always like to give a little something more lasting as well. I also love cooking meals for people as a gift when I don't know what else to do for them.
12/05/2012
K101 K101
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Fruit baskets, steak orders by mail....any kind of food gifts (wine, included)?
For food lovers, yes! But I'm careful about it because I only give food if it's an item I'm 100% sure a person would love. I'm not going to give anybody a fruit basket because it seems im-personal, it's something they can collect any time of year at the fruit store and they likely have a basket full of bananas and apples on their kitchen table already.

However, I make my peppermint bark, oatmeal candy & peanut butter balls (sometimes sugar cookies) every single year. Usually, I make a nice, big batch of each just for my dad and put them in a decorative box/tin. I like to do that because he LOVES my homemade peppermint bark, oatmeal candy (that's his fav one) and peanut butter balls. Okay, I love my peanut butter balls probably even more than he does, but still. LOL.

I know it's something he loves, and I've noticed since I was just a kid, that he lights up and feels really special when I cook just for him. I've given him material gifts before and never seen him light up and hug me as tightly as when I cook only for him. So I do like food-gifting to the people like him -- who'd prefer nothing more. People who really actually find your cooking a special thing.

As for store-bought food, no. I would never ever ever gift store bought food. Only homemade or else it's not special. I might gift someone store-bought food if it's for no real reason or holiday, but not for a real holiday.
12/05/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Some of our family does this and we never end up eating anything in it minus maybe one or two items. We usually send gifts we think the person will like or has said they wanted over food. I think I'd maybe send one of those cookie bouquets or chocolate dipped strawberry sets because who doesn't love those things?
12/05/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Food gifts I receive are typically regifted.
12/05/2012
Meltingfish Meltingfish
I'm a poor college student, so home made cookies and other goodies are usually what I give. Good thing I'm crafty!
12/05/2012
invisiblehat invisiblehat
Yup. Unfortunately I don't have access to an oven this year, so I had to resort to other stuff.
12/05/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Fruit baskets, steak orders by mail....any kind of food gifts (wine, included)?
I like the monthly clubs, but too expensive! I do make cookies, but usually give another gift along with them.
12/06/2012
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