Whether you’re spending the holidays together or celebrating from afar, finding the perfect gift is always a challenge. Here are some of our favorite ideas this year.By: Kristen Klein
Zola Bakes Rainbow Cookies
These delectable little treats are as appealing to the eyes as they are to the belly. Featuring neon almond cakes with apricot, chocolate hazelnut, and raspberry fillings, a chocolate drip on each cookie, and a topping of glitter, these cookies are sure to steal the spotlight on any table.
Peppermint Bark + Hot Cocoa
Peppermint bark is an indulgent seasonal favorite. Sweeten the gift even more by adding a coordinating tin of hot cocoa.
Wolfeman’s Bakery Cinnamon Buns
This breakfast treat is somehow even more delicious when shaped and decorated like a Christmas tree.
Maple Craft Foods Syrups
Help take your Christmas brunch to the next level with seasonal maple syrups. Can't get together for a meal this year? Add a package of buttermilk pancake mix to ensure your parents still have a great holiday breakfast.
$12.99 each, Maplecraftfoods.com
Hickory Farms Christmas Tree Board
The perfect combination of savory and sweet, this gift set includes cheese, salami, spreads, and gourmet chocolates, all conveniently packaged on a wooden serving platter shaped like a Christmas tree.
Olive & Cocoa Joy Snowy Treats
Satisfy a sweet tooth with this fun assortment of marshmallows, licorice, taffy, chocolate caramel pretzel trees, lollipops, chocolate-covered cookie sandwiches, and more.
Spoonful of Comfort
Comfort food delivered right to their door — Spoonful of Comfort is the perfect way to celebrate from a distance. Soup, rolls,and cookies help create the perfect care package.
La Maison du Chocolat Holiday Cracker Coffret
An assortment of gourmet dark and milk chocolate ganaches and pralines is sure to impress the chocolate-lover on your list.
Maya’s Cookies Deluxe Holiday Tin
Exchanging Christmas cookies is a beloved holiday tradition for many groups of friends and family, but COVID-19 concerns may be keeping those cookie parties at bay this year. Get the next best thing with a classic cookie assortment from Maya’s Cookies, featuring gingerbread, sugar cookies, white chocolate cranberry, and chocolate peppermint s’mores.
Baked by Melissa
These bite-size cupcakes are available in fun flavors for the holidays, including chocolate babka, jelly doughnut, caramel hot cocoa, candy cane, cookie blizzard, and more.
$37, Baked by Melissa
Spongellé Let it Snow Hand Cream Set
Winter is coming, and dry hands are sure to be even more of an issue this year thanks to the constant hand-washing and sanitizing. This luxurious gift set features three delicious fragrances: Sugar Dahlia, Freesia Pear, and Coconut Verbena.
For the hostess with the mostest, a new serving piece is always a treat. Choose a classic piece, like this B. Smith 3-Step Server:
Or go for a fun holiday pick, like the St. Nicholas Square Yuletide Snowman 2-Tier Server:
Combine style and comfort with this gorgeous white anemone throw blanket, featuring a reproduced watercolor painting by artist Kristy Rice.
Give the gift of music with a Nest Audio speaker, combined with a Spotify or Pandora subscription. You can even set up playlists in advance to share with your recipient and let them know you’re thinking of them.
Digital Photo Frame
Missing out on special moments is the hardest part about staying home. Make it easier to share those moments with an Aura digital photo frame, which allows you to share photos directly from your phone to the frame.
Mpix Photo Album
Recently married? Design a professional-quality album for your parents with Mpix's new modern layflat album, featuring archival quality papers with vibrant color, leather covers, and personalized debossing.
Do your parents watch TV with the subtitles on because they can't understand the dialog? Or maybe they blast it so loudly that you can hear it from a mile away? The ZVOX Soundbar will make their home-viewing experience much more enjoyable. Using the same technology as hearing aids, it lifts the voices out and brings them forward so you hear every word clearly.
For the entertainer who already has everything, the Bartesian is sure to delight. It's like a Nespresso for cocktails — insert a cocktail mix pod, select the right spirit, and you'll have an expertly-blended cocktail in a matter of seconds. You can even customize the strength of your drink, from mocktail to double.