Locally made, artisan foods make a wonderful gourmet corporate or personal gift that people are always delighted to receive. Think fresh cheeses from a California dairy, award winning Seattle chocolates, authentic Texas BBQ, fresh cookies from a Brooklyn bakery, and small-batch toffee from Colorado — what home or office wouldn’t love to sample some of these delicious treats?
Fortunately these delicious gourmet food brands also make beautifully designed gift packages, so you know that your gift will arrive with a lovely and professional presentation.
Cowgirl Creamery Cheese
Cowgirl Creamery, based in Point Reyes, CA, operates a historic dairy in the heart of the rolling green hills of central California, where you see more cows than people.
You may have seen their nationally recognized cheeses in gourmet grocery stores, but they also offer beautiful gift sets of cheeses on their website that come in rustic wooden crates. One gift box might includes 3 different artisan cheeses (aged cow, sheep, and goat’s milk cheese) made in their local dairy, as well as gourmet salami and organic flatbread crackers to pair with it.
I love to gift these boxes as business or personal gifts because people love them and immediately open them to start tasting the food. Few people live close to a real dairy, so it’s a real treat for these fresh goodies from the farm to be delivered to your doorstep.
There are lots of gourmet chocolate makers these days, but Fran’s Chocolates in Seattle simply does an outstanding job with gift packaging and presentation. Sure, they are an award-winning chocolate maker and certified organic, but the gift sets and baskets also look gorgeous. Giving gifts is as much about presentation as anything, and Fran’s elevates a few bars of artisan chocolates into a high-end experience.
Did I mention they’re delicious? I love getting a call from a friend has just received a gift box and is raving about the unique flavors, like chocolate covered ginger, or the famous salted caramels.
The Good Batch
This Brooklyn based bakery makes fresh and delicious cookies that can be ordered online and delivered anywhere. Their indulgent flavors and ingredients are delicious and will be immediately consumed by whoever is lucky enough to receive this gift box.
The Good Batch sampler gift sets include baked goods like oat chocolate chunk cookies, double fudge cookies, brown butter salty cookies, ginger molasses cookies, and brownies. Send these a corporate client, and they will disappear from the break room in minutes. Send them to a family, and the kids will love them.
I still remember the first time I had Enstrom’s toffee. I had to pause because it was the best toffee I had ever tasted. Since then, I have gifted the toffee several times to friends and family during the holidays and for other special occasions.
Enstrom is a family run business based in Grand Junction, Colorado, and they make small batches of artisan toffee that happen to taste amazing.
Enstrom’s gift tins are very affordable and would be appropriate for business or personal gifts. If you’re looking for a business gift, they can customize the gift boxes with messaging on the sleeves or to include a custom card.
The Salt Lick BBQ (Austin, Texas)
Salt Lick is one of Austin’s most popular barbecue spots, and it is truly a gift that you can order their delicious brisket, sausage, ribs, pulled pork, and dry rubs online to be mailed anywhere in the US. Their famous meats, sauces, and dry rubs are delicious and perfect for your next party or as a gift for your favorite people.
You select whatever delicious combination of meats you want on their website, and your barbecue loving friends and family will thank you for it.
We are not affiliated with any of these brands. We are just fans.
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