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18 of the sweetest treats to send your loved ones for the holidays

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Maybe you’re safely gathering for the holidays this year, but if you’re staying distant, that doesn’t mean you can’t send some sweets to your favorite people — which is almost as good as a big hug and a kiss.

Whether you need something luxe delivered to Grandma’s house, a health-conscious cousin or your trendy sister, or you’re looking for homestyle treats for the whole family, we’ve selected sweets for all budgets and celebrations.

Thanksgiving treats

Belgian Milk Chocolate Turkey Centerpiece ($79.99; harryanddavid.com)

Belgian Milk Chocolate Turkey Centerpiece
Belgian Milk Chocolate Turkey Centerpiece
PHOTO: Harry & David

Make an impact at Thanksgiving, even if you can’t be there, with this stunning turkey made with 4 pounds of Belgian chocolate. They’ll ooh and aah over this edible centerpiece that will make the day even more memorable.

Happy Friendsgiving Treats Gift Tin ($24.99; cheryls.com)

Happy Friendsgiving Treats Gift Tin
Happy Friendsgiving Treats Gift Tin
PHOTO: Cheryl’s

Maybe your annual Friendsgiving celebration has to be held over Zoom this year, but you can still bring your squad together with this adorable and delicious treats tin. Each box of 10 cookies includes flavors like chocolate chip, devil’s food and even a cute frosted turkey cookie.

Baked by Melissa Dessert Table Cupcakes (starting at $120; bakedbymelissa.com)

Baked by Melissa Dessert Table Cupcakes
Baked by Melissa Dessert Table Cupcakes
PHOTO: Baked by Melissa

Not sure if you’ll make it to Thanksgiving dinner, but you’re on dessert duty? Here’s an easy fix — send a gorgeous sampler of mini cupcakes with flavors like cornbread crumble, pecan pie and caramel apple pie.

Mrs. Fields Thanksgiving Crate ($39.99, originally $49.99; mrsfields.com)

Mrs. Fields Thanksgiving Crate
Mrs. Fields Thanksgiving Crate
PHOTO: Mrs. Fields

Can’t make the feast? The next best thing to being there is a big box of Mrs. Fields iconic cookies, which includes 24 bite-size cookies, four frosted cookies, peanut brittle and two chocolate grahams. That’s a lot of treats!

Hanukkah treats

Baked by Melissa Festival of Bites Cupcakes (starting at $30; bakedbymelissa.com)

Baked by Melissa Festival of Bites Cupcakes
Baked by Melissa Festival of Bites Cupcakes
PHOTO: Baked by Melissa

Everyone’s favorite mini cupcakes are available with a festive look and feel for the holidays, including the limited-edition kosher “Festival of Bites” collection that features four delicious flavors, including chocolate babka (with cinnamon stuffing and buttery streusel topping), jelly donut, caramel hot cocoa (with dulce de leche stuffing) and snowball! Available for preorder now, this collection and other holiday editions will ship November 18 and are available through January 5.

Hanukkah Dreidel Gift ($99.99; harryanddavid.com)

Hanukkah Dreidel Gift
Hanukkah Dreidel Gift
PHOTO: Harry & David

Celebrate a joyous Hanukkah with friends and family near and far with this dreidel gift box packed with blue and silver chocolate stars, blondies and brownies, two types of rugelach and chocolate coins.

Christmas treats

Collector’s Edition Santa’s Workshop Cookie Jar ($49.99; cheryls.com)

Collector
Collector’s Edition Santa’s Workshop Cookie Jar
PHOTO: Cheryl’s

Send jolly and bright cookies to open on Christmas Eve, but make sure they’ll remember your thoughtful gift for holidays to come with this sweet Santa’s workshop cookie jar. The assortment of 10 cookies includes buttercream frosted holiday cutouts, gingerbread, devil’s food, peppermint chocolate and mint chocolate cookies.

Deluxe Rice Krispie Christmas Gift Box ($99.99; mrsfields.com)

Deluxe Rice Krispie Christmas Gift Box
Deluxe Rice Krispie Christmas Gift Box
PHOTO: Mrs. Fields

Send holiday cheer with everyone’s favorite gooey treat made from Rice Krispies cereal and marshmallows. This abundant and adorable box features three jumbo peppermint bark bars, three Christmas tree cutouts, four Christmas wreaths, three “Merry Christmas” logo rounds and two wrapped present bars, all wrapped in a gift box.

Madelaine Chocolates Santa’s Workshop Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar ($12.65; amazon.com)

Madelaine Chocolates Santa
Madelaine Chocolates Santa’s Workshop Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
PHOTO: Amazon

Nothing’s more fun and nostalgic than counting down to Christmas with a sweet bite of chocolate every day in December, and this Advent calendar contains chocolate Santas, nutcrackers and other seasonal treats. A perfect surprise for good little boys and girls!

Creative treats

By the Cup Assorted Dehydrated Cereal Marshmallow Bits ($14.99; amazon.com)

By the Cup Assorted Dehydrated Cereal Marshmallow Bits
By the Cup Assorted Dehydrated Cereal Marshmallow Bits
PHOTO: Amazon

For the kids — and kids at heart — a giant bag of the marshmallows you know from your favorite cereals is sure to delight. Eat these retro charmers out of the bag, put them in a cute bowl or use them to make your hot cocoa that much more delicious.

Gift Classic Bokksu (starting at $44.95 for a 3-month subscription; bokksu.com)

Gift Classic Bokksu
Gift Classic Bokksu
PHOTO: Bokksu

If you’ve got someone in your life who’s obsessed with Japanese candy (and other snacks), this is the gift for them. Available as a subscription, editor-favorite company Bokksu delivers your lucky giftee a box overflowing with sweet and sour Japanese candies, savory snacks and teas every month.

Double Decadence Chocolate Coffee Cake (starting at $29.99; mrsfields.com)

Double Decadence Chocolate Coffee Cake
Double Decadence Chocolate Coffee Cake
PHOTO: Mrs. Fields

Finally, a coffee cake for the chocolate lover in your life. They’ll love slicing into this rich, moist cake on a lazy holiday morning and savoring it with coffee or tea. Available in 8- or 10-inch rounds, it will feed a crowd.

AndSons Chocolatiers Signature Collection Box (starting at $39; food52.com)

AndSons Chocolatiers Signature Collection Box
AndSons Chocolatiers Signature Collection Box
PHOTO: Food52

Gourmet and chic, this collection of signature chocolates is a statement-maker that will impress even the most stylish friend or family member. Gift this assortment of ethically sourced Valrhona cacao, with no artificial colors or flavors, to the foodie you love and let them know you totally get them.

Barnett’s Gourmet Chocolate Biscotti Gift Basket ($24.99; amazon.com)

Barnett
Barnett’s Gourmet Chocolate Biscotti Gift Basket
PHOTO: Amazon

Thrill the gourmet in your family with this biscotti sampler box that’s highly rated by Amazon shoppers and features 12 biscotti topped with candied almonds, caramel chips, craisins, peppermint, coconut crunch and cookie.

Compartes Extra-Dark Hot Chocolate ($14.95; nordstrom.com)

Compartes Extra-Dark Hot Chocolate
Compartes Extra-Dark Hot Chocolate
PHOTO: Nordstrom

Dark chocolate lovers will flip for the sophisticated signature blend of black cocoa, perfect for snuggling up around a fire. Considered one of the best hot chocolate mixes by many, the cocoa is packaged in a black-and-gold foil for a gift that will wow.

Big Spoon Roasters Handcrafted Mini Nut Butter Sampler (starting at $36; food52.com)

Big Spoon Roasters Handcrafted Mini Nut Butter Sampler
Big Spoon Roasters Handcrafted Mini Nut Butter Sampler
PHOTO: Food52

Handmade in North Carolina and with savory sweet flavors, these editor-favorite nut butters are packed with flavors from fresh Vermont maple syrup, organic honey and fresh roasted peanuts. This sampler includes four mini jars, and you can choose between peanut and almond butter for your nut-butter-loving friends.

Tara’s All-Natural Handcrafted Gourmet Sea Salt Caramel ($9.99; amazon.com)

Tara
Tara’s All Natural Handcrafted Gourmet Sea Salt Caramel
PHOTO: Amazon

Surprise and delight caramel lovers with this jar of individually wrapped gourmet caramels sprinkled with sea salt for that perfect sweet and savory blend, with a creamy, buttery texture.

Especially Puglia Adopt a Beehive Gift Box ($70; food52.com)

Especially Puglia Adopt a Beehive Gift Box
Especially Puglia Adopt a Beehive Gift Box
PHOTO: Food52

Be a real sweetheart and give a gift that pays it forward. This set supports small family farmers who use sustainable methods that provide delicious honey. The gift set includes two jars of golden honey from a farm in Puglia, a bee tea towel and a certificate of adoption showing support of family farms.

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