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Gifting delicious specialty foods is certain to earn you a gold star with your favorite foodie this holiday season. Rather than run the risk of picking up a kitchen tool or gadget that your gourmand might already have, try one of these delectable gifts —they're easily shipped or packed in your suitcase. 

Dark Chocolate Library

Heirloom cocoa beans are brought directly from Madagascan farmers so they can earn a profit and live sustainably.

Madécasse, $45 (8 bars), madecasse.com.


Cookie Dough Mix and Match

The dough is vegan and gluten- and grain-free, making it safe to enjoy raw if you can't wait for cookies to bake.

Cappello's, $99 (8 [6-oz.] boxes), cappellos.com.

Go Nutz

Sophisticated snackers will love these maple-curry, smoked paprika, and rosemary roasted nut combinations.

Clif Family, $24 (set of 3), cliffamily.com.

Chili Granola

This crunchy, garlicky, spicy condiment will amp up everything from your morning yogurt to seared fish fillets to avocado toast.

Bad Seed, $14 (5-oz. jar), mouth.com

Credit: Photo: Bad Seed Chili Granola

Crimson Popping Corn

These gorgeous, naturally red kernels pop up dense and moist, with next to no throat-catching husks.

Rancho Gordo, $4 (1-lb. bag), ranchogordo.com

Honey Flask

This portable bottle of raw Tennessee honey is perfect for a tea drinker or camper.

Williams Honey Farm, $9 (5-oz. flask), williamshoneyfarm.com.

Bruto Americano Aperitivo

Floral, citrusy, and bracingly bitter, this California-made cousin to Campari is perfect for the cocktail enthusiast.

St. George Spirits, $28 (750 ml.), klwines.com

Lemon-Sultana Marmalata

Caraway and saffron make this condiment a beautifully complex addition to a cheese board featuring mild, creamy cheeses.

Le Bon Magot, $13 (8-oz. jar), lebonmagot.com.


Rye and Sourdough Crackers and Candied Pecans and Pepitas

The hearty crackers may outshine the cheese. Lemon and Szechuan pepper jazz up seeds and nuts.


Aida, $9–$10 each, aidaeats.com.