If you do it right, edible gifts last only a moment, but are remembered for years — and we’re not talking about a tower of pears (though, apparently, we remember those too!).
We’ve gathered together a legendary list of edible gifts from this year’s coolest brands. Find boards from celeb-favorite Lady & Larder, dry apertifs from what is arguably the best non-alcoholic brand out there, and crazy-good chocolates from Down Under…
12 Stylish Edible Gifts That They’ll Obsess Over…
GJUSTA GOODS COFFEE BOX | Gjusta and Gjelina are two of the most iconic restaurants in LA with good reason. A gift box from the group’s cooler than cool home goods shop, Gjusta Goods, will thrill any design-slash-food lover and out top pick is this Coffee Box containing Gjusta’s signature ceramic coffee cups and their deliciously well-brewed whole bean coffee.
Compartes Chocolates Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Fruits | If you’re looking for a gift that say polished, professional, but in-the-know, look no further than Compartes’ boxed set of chocolat-dipped fruits. Long-time TCM Editor’s favorite, Compartes was also awarded a spot on Oprah’s wish list with this gift set this year!
Wonder Valley Olive Oil | Have someone impossibly cool in your life that you don’t know how to gift? Impress them with this Joshua Tree-based brand of incredible olive oils — and don’t miss their skincare line while shopping.
Flamingo Estate The Regenerative Farm Box | Flamingo Estate, another impossibly cool LA brand we love here in town, makes lust-worthy gifts in the form of farm boxes like this one that’ll thrill a local and candles in crave-worthy scents like garden fresh tomato (for the far away one who loves this level of style and farm-fresh goods). Hit up their site, get lost in all the farm-fresh artfulness, and order up gifts for all your lucky local friends.
Graza Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil | It’s amazing how olive oil has become such a well-branded category. Graza is the latest brand to catch our eye with their irresistible cap and bright, playful labeling. The bonus to all this delight is, of course, the high-quality oil in the bottle that’ll transform hum-drum plates and salads with extra zing.
Fishwife + Fly by jing smoked salmon | We can’t say enough good things about Fishwife, the stylish little tinned fish brand you’re going to love. For foodie friends, this brand makes an unexpectedly fun gift idea — especially, if you shop their collab with cult hit, Fly By Jing. Delightfully kitschy packaging and inventive flavors make Fishwife tins a gift that’ll thrill them through the new year.
Lady & Larder FARMER’S MARKET CRUDITÉS BOARD | The twin sisters behind Lady & Larder make some of the most joy-inducing treats in the whole city. If you’re looking for a gift to thrill an L.A. local, bring them one of the brand’s stunning crudite or cheese boards, or send them a gift card to use for parties and treats to come.
Loco Love Chilli Chocolate Hearts | We’ve been taken with this artisanal chocolate bar brand for years — mostly because of their drool-worthy ‘candy bars’ made from whole, raw, nutrient-dense ingredients.
This set of chocolate hearts is packed with superfood aphrodisiacs like maca, damania, cinnamon and — of course — plenty of cacao.
V Smiley Preserves | V Smiley makes some of the best jams we’ve ever tasted — and that’s because they are made in a base of pure, sticky honey. Now that we’ve licked a few jars clean, we can’t believe that all jams aren’t honey-based. The breakfast or toast lover in your life needs to try these. We recommend you start with a case of Lavender Blackberry Rhubarb!
Valerie Confections Coffee Crunch Cake | Valerie Confections is another LA non-negotiable. Her divine petit fours and chocolates are the ultimate gift to find in the mail, but, thanks to Goldbelly, her legendary cakes can be mailed nearly everywhere in the U.S. Trust us and send her iconic Coffee Crunch Cake to the sweet tooth in your life. They’ll be talking about this cake for ages.
Ghia APÉRITIF | Ghia took the world by storm this year with this delicious, non-alcoholic apertif. If you have a friend who is dabbling with going dry, this is a drink they need to try and will adore you for sending. Ghia’s unique apertif is designed to pair with sparkling water and belongs on every bar cart in America.
Dry Farm Wines Subscription | Lastly, one of our reader’s favorite gift purchases of all times, naturally sugar-free wines from Dry Farm Wines. Send a well-curated set of natural red or white wines to someone you love who is health conscious. Dry Farm’s wines are organic, lower in alcohol, additive-free and contain zero sugar!