Whether you need a gift for your favorite foodie, are looking to impress the host of a party, or just deserve something for yourself, FreshDirect is here to help you serve up some holiday magic.
Luxury Food Gifts
Our premium olive oil is not like any other: olio novello is made from the first harvest and press of the season, using olives picked by our experts and grown by our partners in Sicily. The result is a fresh, vibrant, and full-bodied oil that will elevate anything you put it on.
The fastest way to a food lover’s heart is with creamy, irresistible cheese. Our top picks for gifting include Nettle Meadow’s Kunik triple creme buttons, Harbison soft-ripened cheese from the Cellars at Jasper Hill, and burrata from Liuzzi Cheese.
Perk things up with a quality cup! Some good coffee or tea is always a welcome departure from your everyday brew. For coffee, we love Devoción’s elegant Colombian beans, the complex aromas of Stumptown’s Hair Bender, and the comforting richness of Partners’ Brooklyn blend. For tea, you can’t go wrong with any of Rare Tea Co.’s fine loose teas, or one of the excellent selections from teapigs.
Truffles are the edible equivalent of gold or diamonds—they’re an instant symbol of decadence. Add some of that spirit to your gifting with items like Da Rosario Organic White Truffle Acacia Honey, Da Rosario Black Truffle Oil, or Brie with truffles from Maison de la Truffe. Or for the real deal, we offer Black Winter Truffles that will up the “wow” factor on anything.
Baked Goods & Sweets
The holidays mean the arrival of seasonal confections and treats, so you can’t go wrong with one of these special items. Any one of them would be especially perfect as a host gift at a holiday party.
Panettone may conjure up images of a staid, dry dessert bread, but when done right, it can be extraordinary. Pasticceria Fraccaro has made real-deal, Italian-style panettone since 1932—it’s light, fragrant and topped with a delicate Amaretto icing. Or for something a little different, we love the Veronese pandora cake, which has a buttery sponge that is wonderful with a bit of chocolate spread or pistachio cream. Other holiday baked goods that we love include Emil Reimann Original Dresdner Stollen, Las Delicias Patisserie Gluten-Free Hot Mini Brownies, and Mini Gingerbread Tiles from Rustic Bakery.
When you’re not sure what else to do, chocolate is always the answer. Jacques Torres Assorted Bonbons are perfect for virtually any gifting occasion, while Ferrero Rocher and Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares make great stocking stuffers. We also recommend Jacobsen Salt Co.’s one-of-a-kind caramels and candies and Seed + Mill’s excellent halva.
Gift-Worthy Wines & Spirits
FreshDirect Wines & Spirits has recommendations for every budget, style, and taste, because a good bottle can be a gift for almost any occasion. If you’re headed to a party, a well-chosen red or white will show the host your appreciation and add to the celebratory spirit—fine wines like Italian barolo, bold French red blends, or Burgundy whites are classic selections. For special moments, sparkling wines are an obvious winner, from fancy Champagnes to more budget-conscious options like prosecco. And for the connoisseur, spirits like craft bourbon or Scotch whisky will certainly hit the spot.