Food Gifts to Ship or Make & Deliver Locally!
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In a time where eating out at restaurants has been limited, giving the gift of special food you can enjoy at home is kind of the best option. I rounded up a list of food gifts that you can ship all over the country to loved ones, and also included some options that you can make in your own kitchen to drop off locally.
To Order Online and Ship:
Sugarwish – my sister and I have been sending each other Sugarwish gifts for years! It’s a fun concept that allows the recipient to choose what they get in their box, and perfect to send to a loved one who you may not be able to see this year.
Giordanos Pizza (Chicago Style Deep Dish) – this is my favorite Chicago style pizza. And to be honest, it comes really close to being as good as what you would get in a restaurant. My mom gifted me a few of these last year and I just told her that I could love a few more this year as well!
Lou Malnati’s – it pains me to include this on this post but I hope you notice that it’s *below* Giordanos. Lou Malnati’s is another Chicago style pizza restaurant that you can also have shipped all over the country. My sister prefers it to Giordanos, which I find abhorrent, but it’s an option for those who enjoy really yeasty pizza crust.
Home Chef – I’ve been doing Home Chef for years and talk about it very often on Instagram Stories. This is a fun gift to give to someone who has been wanting to try a food delivery service like this!
To Make at Home and Delivery Locally:
Vanilla Extract – you only need 2 ingredients and it gets better with time!
Herb Butter – the recipe for the compound butter on this post. I’ve made this before and it’s divine, though I did leave out the cayenne pepper.
Caramels – my mom makes these every holiday and they are “melt in your mouth” perfection.
Cinnamon Rolls – read through this recipe a few times before you dive in, and get ready to make multiple pans worth of rolls!
Pasta Sauce – a classic homemade marinara recipe.