10 Unique Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Friend

If you’re one of those folks who loves to give thoughtful, exciting gifts during the holiday season, but you’re constantly at a loss of what to buy for that “hard-to-buy-for” foodie, look no further than some of these inspiring gift ideas!

We love to pair great food with great entertainment, and the ideas below are perfect for those that love to entertain, but may already have everything they (think) they need!

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BeauTEAful Escape Deluxe Crate


    1. BeauTEAful Escape Deluxe Crate

Inspired by tea enthusiasts, this crate offers five of our best teas, complementary sugar, tea mints, a tea cup and infuser to get the (tea) party started. Whether they’re a tea connoisseur or beginner, they’ll love this gift and the reusable wooden crate that it is displayed in.


  1. VarieTEA Sampler + Digital Tea Timer + Infuser of Choice
    Varietea Idea


Looking to make your own gift option? Pair our VarieTEA Sampler with a Digital Tea Timer and any Infuser to get your recipient started on their tea journey!


Marinade Samplers & Stocking Stuffers

  1. Marinade Samplers & Stocking Stuffers

Kick up the grilling game! If your friends and family love to grill, they’ll love these marinade kits. Choose from flavors like Espresso Shallot, Herb Citrus, Very-Teriyaki, Garlic Lover’s, Habanero Espresso, Island Sweet, Tangy Tea and more.



  1. Olive Oil Blends Sampler + EVOO + Bamboo Bread BoardEVOO Gift Idea

This Olive Oil Blends Sampler brings our favorite dipping blends together to provide many appetizers to come! Pair it with a bottle of our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a Bamboo Bread Board to make a fast impression as a hostess gift or for your favorite entertainer.


Sun & Sizzle Duo

  1. Sun & Sizzle Duo

This perfect pair is a classic gift for the hard-to-buy-for. Pirate’s Bite and Florida Sunshine are two of our best grinder blends, bringing salt with a hint of citrus and pepper with a bite to the table.




  1. 24oz Tervis Tumbler + Herbal Tea Sampler + Amber Sugar StickTervis Gift Idea


Create your own gift combination with our 24oz Tervis Tumbler, herbal tea sampler (perfect for cold brewing) and an Amber Sugar Stick. Quick tip: Place tea and sugar stick inside the tumbler for quick-wrapping and tie with a bow!


Grilled to Perfection Gift Box

  1. Grilled to Perfection Gift Box

For your favorite griller! This Grilled to Perfection Gift Box provides three grilling blends (Butcher’s Rub, Smoked BBQ Rub, Steakhouse Spice Blend) for marinating or seasoning- a perfect selection to allow your recipient to experiment and enjoy several unique flavors. Also included: a mini basting brush and Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt for additional seasoning or topping post-grill.


  1. Urban Tumbler + Green Tea Sampler

Urban Tumbler Idea

This combo is perfect for tea lovers who enjoy their tea hot or cold! Brew on-the-go with the Urban Tumbler’s interior steeping basket, and enjoy for many refills to come.


Recipe Kits

  1. Recipe Kits

Our Chef to Table Recipe Kits are the perfect gift for the entertainer, or someone who loves to experiment with new recipes! The best part? These kits include all you’ll need to season the dish. Choose from Sriracha Bloody Mary, Tuscan Baked Cheese Dip, Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Caramel Bacon Candied Nuts, and more!


  1. Quirky, Personal Gift Ideas

Get creative with your gift selection! We have a variety of gifts, designed for unique personalities and flavor preferences. Choose a gift with their personality in mind. Chocolate lover? We’ve got it. Health nut? We’ve got gifts for them too. A personalized choice can make all the difference.


For that Specific Someone in Mind:

  • Hot Head – Gift Box
  • ‘Rita Rimmers – Gift Box
  • Calling All Chocoholics! – Gift Box
  • For these and more: EXPLORE NOW


For the Baker:

  • Baker’s Favorites – Stocking Stuffer
  • Sugar Cookie Toppers – Tropical, Holiday, Spicy – Stocking Stuffer
  • Grandma’s Secret Ingredients – Gift Box
  • For these and more: EXPLORE NOW


For the Food Adventurer:

  • Jamaican Me Crazy! – Stocking Stuffer
  • Yummus Hummus – Gift Box
  • Curry Me Crazy! – Gift Box
  • For these and more: EXPLORE NOW


Regional Items/Specific to Your Area:

  • Southern Fixins – Gift Box
  • Coastal Classics – Gift Box
  • West Coast Host – Gift Box
  • For these and more: EXPLORE NOW


Interested in Volume Pricing to purchase for the office or a holiday event? Visit our Corporate Gifts – Volume Priced section online to view a variety of fun and flavorful gift options!

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