Amazing Last Minute Tasty Holiday Gifts You Need Now

Amazing Last Minute Tasty Holiday Gifts You Need Now

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December always seems to go at a breakneck speed. As soon as Thanksgiving is over it seems like New Year’s Eve parties have already been booked and planned.

I love to give gifts of food to friends, family, and clients. I still remember how much fun it was to get gifts of fresh fruit, candy, and cakes delivered to our home when I was a kid. We would tear open the boxes with such delight then decide what to eat first and what to save for later.

Brands You Know

This year I’m not only going to make it easy for myself, I’m also going to send gifts from a company that has lots of brands I know and trust.  It’s one-stop shopping for me at 1-800-Flowers. You may think of them as a great place to order flowers from and you’d be right. But one quick look at their website and you’ll find some of the finest food and gift companies around. One stop shopping.



It’s filled with names you know like Harry & David, Cheryl’s Cookies and The Popcorn Factory. There are even a few you might not recognize that will soon become new favorites like Simply Chocolate and 1-800 Baskets.

Fruits and More

Harry & David has long been known for magnificent “towers” of goodies. Ordering one of these will let your folks know that you bought the best. All the gifts arrive in gorgeous holiday boxes tied with a beautiful bow. They make it easy by having categories to choose from like gifts for the family, gifts for coworkers, gifts for foodies (one of my faves), gifts for him or her and gifts from the bake shop.

Their Original Fruit of the Month Club Collections let you send a fresh gift that keeps coming all year round. They have also added Dessert Clubs (which includes a Chocolate Club!), Gourmet Food Clubs, Wine Clubs, Plant Clubs and more.

They also offer great up-to-date information on what fruit is in season, recipes and holiday entertaining tips on the site.

David's Holiday Gift Tower 2

David’s Holiday Gift Tower


Enjoy Moose Munch Bar Gift Box for $24.99!


Holiday Cookies

Cheryl’s Cookies are perfect for the sweets lover on your list. They have many adorable cookie jars and beautiful baskets that will make fun and perfect gifts for the holidays.

Cheryl's Cookies_Collector’s Edition Snowman Cookie Jar

Cheryl’s Cookies Collector’s Edition Snowman Cookie Jar



You can also order from one of our favorites Mrs. Beasley’s cookies and award-winning Miss Grace Lemon Cake, just perfect for afternoon tea. My mouth is watering just looking at this beautiful, light and citrusy lemon cake.

Miss Grace Lemon Cake

Get ready for the Holidays and take 15% OFF treats to share at! Use code TAKE15 at checkout!


Crunchy Snacks

Who doesn’t like popcorn? The Popcorn Factory offers so many festive tins and flavors you’ll have a difficult time choosing. Not to worry though. You can choose from 3 or 4 flavor tins to be sure your friends have all their favorite flavors.

One of the really fun things is that their Holiday Kettle corn is green and red making it really fun and festive!


TPF_Santa’s Belt Popcorn Tin

Santa’s Belt Popcorn Tin

Save 20% off site-wide at The Popcorn Factory! Use code: LS20


Nothing Says Celebration Like Chocolate

Belgian chocolates are incredible. When you send these as a gift your recipient will probably hide them and refuse to share with anyone. The luxurious chocolate from the Simply Chocolate Neuhaus will make you a hero.

This family-run chocolate business started in 1857 and has been meeting the strict Belgian standards ever since. They use only UTZ-certified sustainable chocolate and source only the finest non-GMO ingredients from around the globe.

These chocolates melt in your mouth and should be eaten slowly and with a good glass of port or sherry.


SC_Neuhaus Holiday Belgian Chocolate Ballotin 17 pc

Simply Chocolate Neuhaus Holiday Belgian Chocolate Ballotin 17 pc

There is never too much chocolate which is why our chocolate gift towers are perfect for lovers of chocolate! Shop now at!


When You Can’t Quite Decide

You may have been familiar with 1-800-Flowers before, but did you know they also offer Me neither.

The many choices of beautifully designed baskets can be a little daunting. But if you want to send a gift with a little bit of everything this is your sweet spot. Filled with Ghirardelli, Godiva and Fannie May candies you pick which one works best for you.

They also have Holiday Party Crackers, which are fun for dinner party gifts. Another one of my favorites is the Wintry Warmer Holiday Tea Gift Basket that includes a teapot, cookies, candies, honey, and teas from Harney and Sons and Tazo. It’s the perfect way to send someone their own afternoon tea.

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Holiday Sleigh Sweet Delivery

Be Holiday ready and take 20% OFF select treats to share with your family + friends at! Use code MERRY20 (Valid 11/17 – 12/31)


Don’t Wait. Go To Now! 

There’s still plenty of time to order from for your gifts to arrive in time for the holidays. The site has many different offers that change often so be sure to see the very latest deals.

Also, if you have credit cards that offer extra points or miles with shopper rewards be sure to check that out before you order. I learned that if I use my Chase Sapphire Reserve card I can get 9 points for every dollar I spend on 1-800 Baskets. And get 8 points for every dollar spent on Harry & David products. Score! If you’re like me points means more travel! So be sure to check your credit cards for any deals out there.

You can learn more about all the products that are available and place your order at

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52 Responses to Amazing Last Minute Tasty Holiday Gifts You Need Now

  1. Michele Reply

    December 20, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    These look awesome sadly in Australia we do not get such diversity maybe one day we will catch up.

  2. Angie Reply

    December 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Those all look amazing. I kind of want to buy them for myself… YUM!

  3. Cyn Gagen Reply

    December 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

    That lemon cake looks amazing! I would love to give or receive that.

  4. The Cubicle Chick Reply

    December 17, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    These are awesome. I love me a gourmet food basket with cheeses and sausages and specialty spreads in it.

  5. Our Family World Reply

    December 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Oh that lemon bundt cake sure looks tasty! I think I will get one for my cousin’s wife. She seems to have all those high end accessories, purses and perfumes. Definitely a hard to gift person. But I am sure she’ll throw her diet out the window with this cake!

  6. Kristyn Reply

    December 17, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I love harry and David! I had no idea they were on 1-800-flowers! That definitely makes it convenient!

  7. rika Reply

    December 17, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Harry and David’s pears are so good! I love edible gifts so much, I can have all of them this Christmas!

  8. Debra Hawkins Reply

    December 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I love the presentation on all of these. They aren’t just a delicious gift, they are so so beautiful too!

  9. Kita Bryant Reply

    December 16, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    These all look like amazing gift ideas. I’m all about tasty gifts, personally!

  10. Serena hale Reply

    December 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I vote for Harry and David any day. You have made beautiful selections and great options. Chocolate would be my next favorite.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 16, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Who doesn’t love chocolate? Happy Holidays Serena!

  11. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    These are really great gift ideas. I remember my dad used to receive a gift basket similar to the one you have pictured, and it was always the best!

  12. Amber Myers Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Awesome ideas. I’m always happy when people send me food. All of this looks tasty!

  13. Liz Mays Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I like the idea of giving someone a big popcorn gift! Chocolate is always going to be a welcome gift too.

  14. Heather Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    My parents are in Florida and so I usually send them a food gift. I have to see if Cheryl’s has sugar free cookies for them.

  15. Nancy P Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I love getting stuff like this as gifts. Honestly, I am totally into it. I love that little cookie jar.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      I know!!! It’s adorable. Happy Holidays!

  16. Jenny Finney Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I love all of these ideas! And that red and white Christmas flower bouquet! So unique and different…but being a person who loves food…I could sure go for the popcorn and David’s Gift tower!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Everybody loves getting food! Right? Happy Holidays! 🙂

  17. candy Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Giving fruit, cookie or flowers in beautiful baskets or containers is always a special gift. Would love the cookie one.

  18. Jeanette Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I would love any one of these gifts! I am SUCH a foodie! This would be perfect gift for me I think I will give a hint to my hubby!

  19. Alli Smith Reply

    December 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

    These are all great last-minute gift ideas! I’m in love with that cookie jar and the cookies. There’s always someone I overlooked.

  20. Amy Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Oh, those are some great gift ideas! I have been trying to figure out what to get my grandma for Christmas, I think a floral arrangement is just what I’ve been looking for.

  21. Mimi Green Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    As a lover of all things food, these are my kind of gifts. Cake is my #2, ice cream is #1 but Miss Grace Lemon Cake looks divine.

    Growing up we got the popcorn you shared and it was fun to eat with my sister. This reminds me of my childhood.

  22. Nichole Arnold Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    You can never go wrong with tasty treats! They don’ t take up space for long and everyone has to eat!

  23. Victoria Heckstall Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    These are great last minute gift ideas! This would be perfect and fun! My mom will surely love it.

  24. Sheena Tatum Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Wow, there are a ton of companies here I’ve never heard of. So many amazing gift ideas!

  25. Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    You can’t go wrong giving foods for Christmas. The popcorn looks amazing too.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      I love that you can get up to 4 flavors on the popcorn tins. Something for everyone!

  26. Cyn Gagen Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    These are such great gift ideas! I love getting and giving food gifts.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      It is such a fun treat during the holidays.

  27. Glamamom Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I have a bit of last minute shopping to do and these are fabulous ideas! I love the idea of giving edible gifts bc it’s less stuff around the house and who doesn’t love a little treat around the holidays?!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      I know, right? You just can’t go wrong. Happy Holidays!

  28. Chubskulit Rose Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I am looking for some nice holiday gifts for my kids teachers and these selection are perfect. I will check these out for sure.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Be sure to give yourself enough time. There are lots of great gift ideas on their site. Happy Holidays!

  29. Kathy Myers Reply

    December 14, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I live in Texas and my family in Georgia, I love using them to send my mom flowers. Especially at Christmas and Mother’s Day.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      I bet she just loves that. Wishing you and your family happy holidays!

  30. Kisa Johnson Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    1-800 flowers has some really cute gift baskets! I haven’t tried Cheryl’s cookies before but would really like to. I love cute gift baskets, even better if they have yummy treats. I really need to check them out since it’s so close to Christmas and I’m not even done shopping!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      I hear ya! This holiday season has just rushed by. No worries still time to order from 1-800 Flowers! 🙂

  31. Mary Edwards Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I have used Cheryls and Harry & Davids many many times. I love them both. Cheryl’s cookies – are so good. And Harry & David’s Moose crunch. I want it all!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      I know that Harry & David’s Moose crunch is very addictive! Happy Holidays Mary!

  32. Nancy L Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Everything looks amazing, so I will just have to order them all! I wish!
    We send hubby’s clients Harry & David packages every year. The pears are sooo delicious!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Harry & David’s make such wonderful client gifts. Thanks for stopping by Nancy!

  33. Jennifer Van Huss Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    These are beautiful gift ideas!! I love receiving things like this as a gift! It is an opportunity to try new things!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Get food gifts is just so much fun!! Happy Holidays Jennifer.

  34. Sarah Bailey Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Oh my goodness what some amazing ideas I love the flowers they are just beautiful and cookie collectors snowman jar oh my I would be over the moon with that!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      December 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      So many great gift ideas – wish we could order them all!

  35. ASHLEY Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    You had me at chocolate lol! I would never turn down that gift!

  36. Bill Sweeney Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Giving food as a gift is a great idea. Most people don’t think to gift food. I liked the food ideas on your post.

  37. GiGi Eats Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I am all about the food gifts specifically food gifts I make though! 🙂 That way you can REALLY cater to someone’s taste buds!

  38. Michelle Waller Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I love gift baskets, especially when they are filled with food! My favorite ones are the ones that have the summer sausage in it.

  39. Stacie Reply

    December 13, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I love all of these so much! You can’t beat food as a gift. Ever. Just give me a whole bunch of holiday themed food.

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