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Selena Dehne is a marketing and public relations manager for JIST Publishing, freelance writer and life-long Hoosier. She covers home, entertaining, and holiday topics for SheKnows.com and FabulousLiving.com. Selena has also published do...

Food-related gift ideas

The holiday season, and the gifting associated with it, is fast approaching. Whether you're shopping for friends, family members, co-workers or simply someone you'd like to treat during this special time of year, you may struggle to come up with clever gift ideas. If you find yourself in this situation, consider giving the gift of fabulous foods.

Here is a variety of food-related ideas that may be perfect for the many people on your holiday gift-giving list.

The Ideal Gift Collection from Omaha Steaks

The Ideal Gift Collection from Omaha Steaks

If you're shopping for a pair, such as your parents or your boss and his or her spouse, check out Omaha Steaks, which specializes in a variety of meats and other gourmet foods. You can purchase a gift card, which would allow the recipients to select the items that sound the most appealing to them. You can also select a gift from a wide range of meat and food combinations. For example, the Ideal Gift Collection from Omaha Steaks would suit two people very well. This package includes two filet mignons, two top sirloins, two stuffed sole with scallops and crabmeat, four Omaha steak burgers, four stuffed baked potatoes and one Chocolate Lover's cake.

Bright Stripe Jumbo Sampler from The Popcorn Factory®

Bright Stripe Jumbo Sampler from The Popcorn Factory®

The Popcorn Factory® offers a vast collection of gifts, customized for several holidays, occasions and celebrations. Depending on the person you're shopping for or the reason you're shopping in the first place, there's sure to be an item or assortment that will be the perfect fit. Also, don't assume popcorn is your only option. While The Popcorn Factory® certainly specializes in a variety of flavored popcorns, many of its packages include other popular food items. For example, the Bright Stripe Jumbo Sampler includes cheese, cinnamon, jalapeño, white cheddar and almond pecan popcorn, as well as chips and salsa, cookies, peanuts, pretzels, candies and more.

Tower of Chocolates® Gift Classic from Harry and David™

Tower of Chocolates® Gift Classic from Harry and David™

Are you shopping for someone with a sweet tooth? If so, make a point to check out the wealth of gift ideas from Harry and David. Packaged in beautiful baskets and towers, these treats look every bit as amazing as they taste. Harry and David's™ Tower of Chocolates® Gift Classic is a reasonably priced gift package that includes chocolate cherries, mini mints, dark chocolate Moose Munch® popcorn, assorted truffles and milk chocolate malt balls.

Organic Celebration from The Fruit Company®

Organic Celebration from The Fruit Company®

The Fruit Company® offers a wide range of items that are ideal for people who are passionate about having healthy lifestyles. You'll find many delectable, fresh fruits arranged in stunning baskets. For example, the Organic Celebration assortment features a colorful mix of oranges, pears, apples and a pineapple. In addition to the variety fruits, many gift towers and baskets include spreads, cheeses and nuts.

As you contemplate these gift ideas, remember to be considerate about any allergies or dietary restrictions your recipients may have. Food-related gifts can be stunning and delicious, but they can also pose frustrations and safety concerns if they're inappropriate for the recipient.

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