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The 26 Best Food Gifts for Anyone Who Loves Cooking (and Eating!)

Oprah Magazine featuring McCrea's Candies caramel advent calendar

If you're looking for a unique birthday or Christmas present to send by mail this year, a mouth-watering food gift is a great place to start. To help you find something that will delight every foodie's taste buds—from your homesick niece in college to the exhausted new parents on your list—we sorted through the plethora of mail-order food gifts included in Oprah's Favorite Things over the years, plus gourmet food baskets, DIY kits, and sweet treats that ship nationwide—and picked 25 of the absolute best food gifts that will making a lasting impression on your loved ones. Bon appétit!

What better way to countdown the days in December than with a little sweet treat. This 24-day advent calendar offers small batch, handcrafted caramels each day, including flavors like deep chocolate, Cape Cod sea salt, cinnamon clove- dark roasted mocha, ginger fusion and more.