17 Last-Minute Food Gifts You Can Still Get In Time for the Holidays

updated Dec 5, 2022
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If you’re struggling to find thoughtful holiday gifts without time on your side (been there, done that), here is some good news: these 17 delicious food subscriptions, virtual classes, and gift cards can be purchased at the click of a button.  

From virtual cooking classes for all types of cuisine to specialty food shop gift cards, these items are guaranteed to make everyone happy (and hungry). They all come with sweet virtual notifications, too, so your recipient will still have something to open… minus all that pesky wrapping paper.

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Atlas Tea Club
was $65.00

Beautifully packaged and endlessly tasty, a 3-month subscription to Atlas Tea means many cups of loose leaf tea from farms around the world. Each month's tea also includes a postcard of the origin country as well as notes on flavor and steeping. You can customize the subscription by choosing between three tea types — green, black, herbal (so there's no caffeine) — or get a little bit of everything with the sampler pack.

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For pasta lovers, how about a regular delivery of fresh seasonal pasta? The carb-lover in your life will certainly enjoy a three- or six-month subscription to Sfoglini. Each month's order comes with two 16-ounce boxes of pasta, with each one being a delicious surprise!

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It’s hard to find anyone who doesn't appreciate a great snack, but especially for the person who loves Japanese snacks, Bokksu is sure to be well received. The box is loaded with Japanese snacks, candy, and tea. There’s also an informative guide that explains what each sweet treat is. Each month’s delivery has a different theme and there are more than 20 items in any given box.

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Winc's monthly wine subscription will definitely bring on all the joy. You can choose a 1, 2, or 3-month subscription, and the recipient will get to order their favorite varietals, and can even search for bottles through Winc’s wine finder.

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Made In

Made In is a chef-inspired (and sometimes even chef-driven) cookware company with attractive prices. It's a great choice for hardworking kitchen tools, like nonstick pans that last and super sharp knives. And giving a little Made In love is easier than ever, with three options for gift card delivery: a scheduled email, text, or printed copy.

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MasterClass is known for its high production value and A-list instructors, and Gordon Ramsay’s 20-lesson class is no exception: The famed restaurateur will teach you his greatest hits, including roast chicken, rack of lamb, and a classic raspberry soufflé.

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This e-gift from Sugarwish is like the virtual version of letting a kid go wild in a candy store. They can fill up their cart with six different varieties of sweets so it's very customized, but with very little heavy lifting on your end. Frankly, we like this system because we’d find it way too hard to choose an assortment from more than 70 candy varieties on Sugarwish's site. For the person with a major sweet tooth, the Grand box lets them to choose 24 varieties of candy.

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What could your giftee purchase with a Goldbelly gift card? If Ina Garten’s outrageous brownies aren’t their style, perhaps they’d appreciate a curated selection of hyper-regional ice cream favorites.

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Uncommon Goods

This is a serious cocktail course for bar goers who always order the most interesting cocktail on the menu. This 3-class series will school them on the art of crafting pre-Prohibition style drinks, and they'll get all the specialty syrups required to make the drinks delivered before the course starts, too.

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Murray's Cheese

Cheeeeese. We considered just letting that one word do all the talking, but figured our editors probably wouldn’t let it slide. So a few more words: Dozens of gorgeous, creamy, nutty, stinky cheeses. Artisan pantry items. Online cheese classes. CHEESE DELIVERY CLUBS! There are so many ways to use a Murray’s gift card, and more importantly, so many things to eat.

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Drink Proxies
was $98.00

This classy NA wine subscription is a lovely gift for anyone who doesn't drink alcohol. It’s truly luxe, with artful labels and a complex blend of juice, bitters, spices, and teas. The gift subscription not only gives your recipient something fun to open each month, it also comes with early access to new releases and more.

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Uncommon Goods

Learn how to cook mouth-watering Brazilian specialties, like feijoada, for under $50. In a family-friendly class! With an expert instructor! We love all of UncommonGoods’ virtual classes, but this one earns top points for wholesome, kid-friendly activities.

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Fly by Jing

We love this gift idea for Fly By Jing fans and for those who have yet to try these Sichuan pantry staples and meal-starters. The gift card comes in a variety of dollar amounts, and it’s good for everything on the website, including the highly craveable frozen dumplings and IYKYK seasoning set.

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Hello Fresh

HelloFresh is one of the original meal subscription pioneers, and it’s easy to see why it has such staying power: You can choose meals based on food preferences, such as meat & veggies, just veggies, or family-friendly. A gift subscription for two people includes three meals a week (choose between two to six meals), and it’s up to the recipient to choose the goods. We love this gift for anyone who’s new to cooking, or wants to fall back in love with home-cooked meals.

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Quality utensils and kitchen tools are an investment — encourage smart purchases with a gift card from Material, one of our favorite direct-to-consumer cookware companies. Anyone who’s spent time at Kitchn this year knows we’re huge fans of its eco-friendly cutting boards, and we’ll never stop talking about our love of Material’s spatula. We think that any home cook would be pleased with the chance to grab some of Material’s greatest hits.

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Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey is an ideal instructor for all things Southern: Her Savannah-restaurant, The Grey, is the destination for soulful Southern cooking. In her MasterClass series, you’ll learn how to perfect recipes like grits, succotash, and even pickled oysters.

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Cookware is a highly personal thing: Every home cook we know has strong feelings about their favorite pan, cutting board, and knife, so let them decide! A digital gift card from Misen puts a whole world of kitchen tools and utensils in their hands.