BECAUSE THE BEST GIFTS FOR COLLEAGUES ARE FOOD GIFTS
Trying to find the perfect gift for a coworker can be like navigating a minefield. Co-worker gifting comes with plenty of potential pitfalls: If it’s not personal enough, then it can come across as generic and uncaring. And if it’s too personal, then it risks crossing the line into inappropriateness.
If you know your colleague well, it can be easy to choose a gift that you know they’ll like. But if you don’t know them – for example, if you’ve been to buy them a Secret Santa gift – odds are high that you won’t even know where to start in terms of gifting. Well, here’s a good place to start: food!
What are Good Gifts for Colleagues?
The best coworker gifts are ones that let them know that they’re appreciated and valued. They show that you care about them and appreciate them both as a person and a colleague, and that you know enough about them – and the types of things they’re into – that you can buy them something they’ll truly appreciate.
If you’re planning on gifting a specific food item to a coworker, it couldn’t hurt to double-check with them first regarding any potential food allergies, or you can just err on the side of caution by not gifting them anything with common allergens, like peanuts. But as you’ll see, there are also fun ways to let them choose their own favorite food – which is also a great option when it comes to corporate gifts for clients or larger teams of colleagues.
Our Top Food Gifts for Coworkers
From time-honored crowd pleasers to sweet indulgences to monthly food subscriptions to gift cards, all of the best food gifts for coworkers are shipping straight to their door!
Goldbelly Monthly Food Subscription
Goldbelly food subscriptions are the perfect gift for food lovers. When you gift a subscription, you can take your pick from cookies, cakes, pizza, barbecue, ice cream, bacon, pie, sandwiches, and cities including Chicago and New York, and every month the recipient will receive an item hand-selected by the Goldbelly team. Can’t decide? There’s also a “Best Of” subscription that spans the best of all worlds, and lasts for three, six, or 12 months.
Junior’s Mini Cheesecake Sampler
Famous since the day it opened in 1950, Junior’s is a world-renowned Brooklyn landmark, and it’s best known for its light and super-creamy cheesecake. This mini cheesecake sampler features six each of Junior’s favorite cheesecakes – Raspberry Swirl, Red Velvet Cheesecake, and Devil’s Food Cheesecake – in a miniature size.
Goldbelly Gift Cards, E-Gift Cards & E-Gifting
To let your recipient take their pick from the hundreds of restaurants, bakeries, star chefs, and other food makers across Goldbelly, you can gift them a Goldbelly Gift Card! Both digital gift cards and physical gift cards are available, in denominations from $25 to $1,000. And with Goldbelly’s E-Gifting feature, you don’t even need to know their home address – all you need is their email address, and they can choose.
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Martha Stewart’s Pastries
Bring a little bit of the elegance, style, and good taste of none other than Martha Stewart into your colleague’s life with this selection of Martha’s favorite pastries. It contains four each of her signature:
- All-Butter Croissants,
- Apricot Danishes,
- and Kouign-Amanns,
which bake up to flaky, buttery, golden brown perfection.
Brownie Points’ Baby Brownies Gift Box
Brownie Points has been baking up the fudgiest, most chocolatey brownies in existence since Lisa King founded the company in Columbus, Ohio, in 1991. Brownie Points’ gift box contains fifty gourmet baby brownie flavors are tucked into a sleek dark brown box and tied with a signature green dotted ribbon for an elegant presentation and gift!
Central Grocery’s Original Muffuletta
The muffuletta sandwich is uniquely New Orleans from start to finish, and nobody does it better than the originators, Central Grocery – where this iconic sandwich was invented over 100 years ago. Each muffuletta sandwich is made on a 10-inch round Sicilian sesame loaf that stays crusty despite all its fillings. It’s piled with ham, salami, mortadella, Swiss, Provolone, and a signature briny marinated olive salad made with olives and other tasty pickled veggies.
Jars by Dani’s Cake Jars
After a bit of recipe experimentation, Dani Beckerman successfully created this signature line of cake jars and the buzz on social media is still going strong years later. This cake jar pack allows you to take your pick from 11 of her signature cake jars, in flavors including:
- Cake Batter: layers of whipped cream, sprinkles, sugar cookies, and cake batter
- Cookie Dough: whipped cream, cookie dough, chocolate mousse, chocolate chips, and fudge brownie
- Strawberry Shortcake: chewy shortcake cookie, strawberry filling, whipped cream, strawberry shortcake crumble
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Blackberry Farm’s Taste of the Farm
Blackberry Farm has been offering a taste of the Smoky Mountains for decades. The James Beard Award-winning farm in Appalachia has produced multiple American Cheese Society award-winning cheeses and Good Food Award-winning:
- Pantry items
This gift box is a taste of what put them on the map: From cheese to pickles, these products are all homemade by the chef team at Blackberry Farm and make a perfect southern gift box.
Eventide Oyster Co.’s Brown Butter Lobster Rolls
A revival of the great American oyster bar, Eventide Oyster Co. is a James Beard Award-winning restaurant in Portland, Maine. Eventide Oyster Co. is known for their pristine oysters and exceptional Brown Butter Lobster Roll, a lobster roll doused in browned butter and served on a fluffy steamed bun. One bite and you’ll be transported to the coast of Maine!
Frog Hollow Farm’s Organic Fruit & Cheese Box
Farmer Al Courchesne has been growing organic farm-to-table fruit and making baked goods at the 280-acre Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California, since 1976. This Organic Fruit & Cheese Box pairs up three pounds of their legendary fruits with two award-winning cheeses: Carmody Cheese from Bellwether Farms and Original Blue Cheese from Point Reyes Farmstead.
Biscuit Love’s Brunch Gift Box
Founded by Karl and Sarah Worley with just three items on the menu, Biscuit Love opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Nashville’s The Gulch neighborhood in 2015, and that year it was named one of America’s 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appétit. Biscuit Love’s Brunch Gift Box is a taste of what crowds line up for on a daily basis, including their Signature Biscuits with:
- Sausage gravy and homemade jam
- Biscuit cinnamon rolls with pecan sticky bun sauce
- Cream cheese icing
And, housemade vegan granola and locally-roasted coffee.
Shatila Bakery’s Baklava Box
Shatila Bakery in Dearborn, Michigan, was founded by Lebanese immigrants Riad and Zeinat Shatila in 1979, and since then it’s become a Detroit-area landmark for its stellar selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern pastries like this Baklava Box. It’s brimming with 55 pieces of assorted baklava, including:
- Bird nests
- Mini roses
- Chewy knafeh-wrapped pistachio
- Cashew burmas
- Orange-scented basma
- Crispy ballourie made with shredded filo
Edwards Virginia Smokehouse’s Best of Edwards Gift Pack
If your coworker is a bacon lover, then this gift pack is for them. Edwards Virginia Smokehouse has been producing legendary and award-winning dry salt-cured and aged country ham for nearly a century. This Best of Edwards Gift Box contains:
- A petite country ham
- Smoked sausage links
- Three packages of their top-selling bacons: classic, peppered, and hickory-smoked bacon steaks
Flannery Beef’s California Reserve Ribeye Steaks
The perfect gift for any carnivore, Flannery Beef is all-natural USDA Prime beef sourced exclusively from small California producers, then dry-aged a minimum of 28 days. Flannery’s prime, dry-aged ribeyes — boneless and hand-cut — are stunningly delicious. Flannery Beef’s beautiful gift box contains two 12-ounce California Reserve Ribeye Steaks.
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Central BBQ’s Ribs & Pulled Pork
Central BBQ specializes in Memphis-style barbecue, and has been consistently ranked the best BBQ in Memphis. Marinating each for 24 hours with their special dry spice blend featuring paprika, salt, and brown sugar, Central BBQ slowly smokes their premium pork until a beautiful charred bark forms around the exterior. This Memphis BBQ Pack includes a pound of their signature pulled pork and a rack of ribs, along with BBQ sauce and spice rub.
Pat’s King of Steaks’ Original Philly Cheesesteaks
Back in the 1930s, brothers Pat and Harry Oliveri opened a hot dog stand in South Philly. One day, as the legend goes, Pat slapped some thin-sliced beef and onions on a roll instead of a hot dog, and a legend was born. Pat’s remains a must-try for Philly cheesesteak lovers, and these fully-prepped philly cheesesteak sandwiches easily reheat in the oven. Just choose the cheese and whether it’s “wit” or “wit’out” onions.
There’s no shortage of incredible food gifts that are perfect for coworkers and corporate food gifts the whole company will love on Goldbelly, and they’re shipping straight to their door.