If you’re anything at all like me, you still have a LOT of Christmas shopping left to do. I know. I was going to start in August and be finished by Thanksgiving, but I never got around to it and I just realized there are only a few more days until Christmas. I have no idea how it snuck up on me so fast.
10 Edible Christmas Gifts For Last Minute Gifts
I need a few Christmas gift ideas that I can find easily within just a few minutes of my home. I don’t have time to drive from store to store, and I certainly don’t have time to order anything online and have it arrive in time for Christmas. Thankfully, these edible Christmas gifts work perfectly for last minute gifts.
- Fruit basket. Yes, you can order them online but even better, you can pick up a beautiful basket at the store and load it up with fresh fruit yourself. Then wrap it in cellophane and tie a festive ribbon on top.
- Cheese and crackers. This is a big hit in my home. Pick up a few favorite varieties of cheese and several boxes of crackers. You can add a small cutting board if you like as well. In our home, we enjoy extra sharp cheddar, brie and one of my favorites: chevre.
- Chocolates. The type you get will depend on your taste preferences. My husband loves extra dark chocolate – as close to 90% as I can find. My daughter loves the fancy boxes of chocolate with the flavored centers.
- Meat and cheese. My father loves summer sausage and cheddar cheese, so we generally get this every year. You can also add in a selection of fancy mustards if you like.
- Hot chocolate and marshmallows. Put together a pretty basket with a mug, hot chocolate, mini marshmallows and a warm pair of mittens. Look for different varieties like mint or raspberry hot chocolate.
- Christmas cookies. You can make these from scratch if you have time, or there are a lot of cute bakery-made Christmas cookies available right now.
- Local favorites. For us, it’s Vermont maple syrup and maple sugar candies, but there are lots of different ideas depending on where you live.
- Movie night package. This is popular in our home too. Package a selection of popcorn, popcorn seasonings, and some movie theater size boxes of candy. You can even toss in a few DVDs.
- Coffee! Christmas wouldn’t be complete without coffee. Get a BIG basket and add coffee cans in different varieties, a few mugs, coffee creamer (keep refrigerated) and a package of biscotti.
- Salted and roasted nuts. This is an excellent option for those that are watching their sugar intake. My husband loves receiving different types of roasted nuts. Try something different like cashews or macadamia nuts.
Will you be buying any of these edible Christmas gifts for last minute gifts?