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The Best Gourmet Food Gifts at Amazon, 2021

Updated March 2021

We set ourselves the challenge to find the best mail order gourmet food gifts and gift baskets at Amazon, and are we glad we did! With just a little searching, we were surprised to find some of our favorite companies like Baked by Melissa, Wine Country Gift Baskets, Burgers’ Smokehouse meats, Fresh Maine Lobster, Chicago Steak Company, and so much more. Add the convenience of Amazon check out, and this list will make your gift shopping a breeze!

We are super picky about quality. While all of these gourmet food gifts are available at Amazon.com we are careful to only choose items that are fulfilled by the original bakers or purveyors.

Each item is carefully chosen by us. As an Amazon associate we earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

Baked by Melissa Assorted Bite-Size Cupcakes

Cupcakes, best food gifts on Amazon
If you are looking for a gift that will delight people of all ages, look no further than Baked by Melissa Cupcakes The Latest & Greatest – Assorted Bite-Size Cupcakes, 25 Count. Melissa’s cupcakes arrive in flavors like Red Velvet, Triple Chocolate Fudge, Mint Cookie, and Peanut Butter and Jelly, to name just a few. They are so fun to look at, and even more fun to pop these *tiny*—about the diameter of a quarter— cupcakes into your mouth. When these cupcakes arrive, the party has officially started! Nut-free and gluten-free options are available.

LeilaLove Macarons

Colorful Macarons, best food gifts on Amazon
Oh so pretty! Leilalove Macarons – Paris Macaron 15 Collections of 10 Flavors are delicate meringue pastry cookies made of almond flour, sugar and egg whites sandwiched together with delicious fillings made with high quality chocolate or seasonal fruit fillings made with no preservatives or stabilizers. Each cookie is individually packaged for freshness and presented in a fancy box.

Jaques Torres Cookies

Colorful Macarons, best food gifts on Amazon
5- inch-wide chocolate chip cookies made with 62% dark chocolate. Jacques Torres world famous chocolate chip cookies are available at Amazon. Buy a half dozen, full dozen, or mixed dozen with chocolate coated bottoms. Wow!

Fruit and Cookie Gift Basket

Best Food Gifts on Amazon,  Numi Organic Tea
Yes, you can buy fruit gift baskets at Amazon. The GiftTree Fresh Fruit and Cookies Gift Basket is an abundant gift that combines healthy fruits picked fresh from the orchard and fresh baked cookies. Presented in a charming French country basket, this gift includes French Butter Madeline Cookies, Gift-Grade Apples, Gift-Grade Oranges, Premium Grade Pears, Soft Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, St. Michelle Grandes Galattes Cookies, Tropical Sugar Cookies. Each gourmet item is individually wrapped for freshness, and the gift is sealed with a hand-tied satin ribbon with optional personalization. A free card with your personal message or greeting is included, as well as complimentary scissors so your recipient can easily open their gift. The French Country basket measures 14″ x 12″ x 7″. Gift giving well done!

Want even more choices? Check out our list of Best Organic Fruit Gift Baskets.

Stonewall Kitchen New England Breakfast Gift Basket

Best Food Gift Basket on Amazon, Farmhouse Breakfast basket
From the award-winning Stonewall Kitchen brand of gourmet foods, this lovely Stonewall Kitchen New England Breakfast 6 Piece Gift Basket includes 1 Farmhouse Blend Coffee (16 oz), 1 Farmhouse Pancake and Waffle Mix (16 oz), 1 Maine Syrup (8.5 oz), 1 Wild Main Blueberry Jam (12.5 oz), 1 Strawberry Jam (12.5 oz), and 1 Cinnamon Bun Mix (19.6 oz). It would make a terrific gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day, holiday mornings, and a perfect house warming or hostess gift.

Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates

Dark Chocolate Valentine Day Box of Chocolates available on Amazon

How about nine dark chocolate raspberry hearts from  Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates in Wisconsin.  Each heart-shaped shell of dark chocolate surrounds a soft, raspberry ganache center graced with subtle hints of champagne and cognac notes.

Available at Amazon, these chocolates are sold by and shipped by Kohler Chocolates (important for quality control and freshness) and will arrive in  a decorative  red box that’s perfect for gift giving.

Gourmet Chocolate Gifts Available at Amazon

Gourmet Chocolate Gifts Available on Amazon - Frango Mints
Frango Mints
Gourmet Gift Box of Chocolate Gifts Available on Amazon Neuhaus Assorted Chocolates
Neuhaus Assorted Chocolates
Jacques Torres Assorted Gourmet Chocolates Available on Amazon
Jacques Torres Chocolate Gift Box
Gourmet Gift Box of Chocolates  Available on Amazon - Godiva Assorted Chocolates
Classic Gift Box of Godiva Chocolates
Gourmet Gift Box of Chocolates  Available on Amazon - Gearharts Assorted Chocolates
Handcrafted Gearharts Chocolates
Gourmet Gift Box of Chocolate Gifts Available on Amazon -Fames Kosher Assorted Chocolates
Fames Assorted Kosher Chocolates

Can you buy gourmet chocolate gifts at Amazon? Absolutely! But please pay attention to this simple but critical tip. Buy chocolates sold and fulfilled by the original chocolate makers. Look near the “Add to Cart” button that says “Ships and sold by (seller name)” Doing so can ensure you are buying fresher chocolates. Also, shipping costs may be higher in summer when cold packs are used to keep your chocolates from melting. Shipping costs go down in the cooler fall and winter months. Got it? Okay! Here are some of the best gourmet boxes of chocolates available at Amazon:

Frango Mints: Yes, Chicago’s iconic and delicious Frango Mints, made famous by Marshall Field’s Department store, are available at Amazon.

Gearharts Fine Chocolates: Handcrafted in Charlottesville, Virginia, these gourmet chocolate gift boxes include unique flavors that are beautifully boxed and tied with a satin ribbon bow.

Jacques Torres Chocolates: Premium chocolates made by world-famous New York Chocolatier Jacques Torres.

Fames Chocolates: Kosher artisan chocolate gifts made in Brooklyn.

Neuhaus Chocolates: Classic Belgian chocolates presented in lovely gift boxes.

Godiva Assorted Gourmet Chocolate Gift Boxes: A classic favorite. Godiva assorted chocolates presented in the iconic gold ballotin gift boxes.

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee World Tour

Best Food Gift Basket on Amazon, Farmhouse Breakfast basket
The award-winning roasters at Bean Box present 16 gourmet coffees from the world’s top microlots.
Your gift includes 1.8 pounds (16, 1.8 ounce bags) of whole bean coffee, tasting notes, and roaster profiles. It would make a terrific gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day, holiday mornings, and a perfect house warming or hostess gift. Just be sure the recipient owns a coffee grinder!

Oh! Nuts

Gourmet Fruit and Nut basket by Oh! Nuts, Available on Amazon
With nearly 800 customer reviews, Oh! Nuts Holiday Nuts and Dried Fruit Basket is the number one selling nut and fruit assortment on Amazon. It’s an ideal gourmet gift of sweet, chewy and crunchy goodness. Included are kiwi tidbits, papaya bites, royal dates, dried pears, raisins, plump apricots, dried summer plums and peaches, exotic pineapple, apple rings, heart-healthy pistachios and premium roasted almonds.

Want just nuts? Oh! Nuts Mixed Nuts Gift Basket is ideal. This basket includes cashews, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts. It’s a beautiful selection and presentation.

This is a terrific health-conscious gift that is ideal for so many gift giving opportunities from holidays to house warming gifts.

Chicago Steak Company

Steaks, Best Food Gifts on Amazon
It’s amazing to find the Chicago Steak Company available at Amazon. Their steaks are among the best you can order. Chicago Steak Company sources their meats from their supply partner, Meats by Linz which runs the Heritage Angus Program dedicated to producing the most consistently marbled Angus beef in the world.

With quality sourcing like that it’ll come as no surprise that the Chicago Steak Company has the largest dry aging facility in the world, with master butchers who have generations of experience selecting and hand cutting beef. Sending this gift is a one and done! Want more steak options? See our list of best mail order steaks online.

Maine Lobster Now

Gourmet Seafood Lobster Rolls, Best Gourmet Food Gifts on Amazon
Yes! You can buy fresh wild-caught Maine lobster shipped directly from Maine via Maine Lobster Now’s Amazon storefront. From live lobsters, to lobster tails, to lobster roll kits, Maine Lobster Now’s entire line of lobster products arrives fresh via overnight delivery in a box designed to look like a lobster trap. Very cute. Yup, we know lobster can be pricey, but even with shipping the prices were about the same as what we pay at our local fish counter. Want more seafood options? See our list of best seafood to order online.

The Good Hurt Fuego Pack of Hot Sauce

Best Food Gifts on Amazon, Hot Sauce
Included in Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2017, The Good Hurt Fuego: A sampler pack of 7 different hot sauces inspired by exotic flavors and peppers from around the world is for the hot sauce lover on your gift list. The heat level in this collection ranges from mild to blazing hot. Your gift arrives cleverly packaged as sticks of dynamite. Garlic Herb is mild enough for those who just want a little kick, while Ghost pepper is a challenge for even the bravest hot sauce lovers. Each bottle is 3 ounces of fire from smoldering to five alarm. Flavors include Cayenne, Garlic, Garlic Herb, Ghost Pepper, Chipotle Pepper, Smokey Bourbon, and Whiskey Habanero. We can think of plenty of folks on our list who would love this gift.

Holiday Ham Company

Spiral Cut Ham Food Gift Available on Amazon
Yes, you can even buy a spiral cut Honey Glazed Holiday Ham at Amazon.

Selected Best Mail Order Ham in the Country by Ladies Home Journal, Cuisine and Real Simple magazines, this tender ham is lightly smoked and slowly baked over hickory embers for 28 hours until they turn a perfect golden shade. The hams are glazed with honey, spices and are spiral-sliced. They arrive fully cooked and ready-to-serve.

You can also purchase a glazed ham and smoked turkey combo which should cover everyone’s tastes at the holiday table.

To shop more ham options, visit our list of best country ham.

Burgers’ Smokehouse Bacon and Meats Available at Amazon

What could be easier than shopping Burgers’ Smokehouse meats at Amazon? I could take care of my entire gift list by simply sending Burgers’ Colossal Bacon Sampler and everyone would be happy.

Burgers’ Smokehouse in Missouri has been smoking quality meats since 1927. Their bacon is one of their most popular products. Unlike many store-bought bacons that are injected with water, Burgers’ never adds water. Their bacon is dry-cured resulting in a richer flavor, superior texture and minimal shrinkage in the pan. Burgers’ Amazon Storefront offers all their most popular items from smoked bacon, Kansas City Smoked Ribs Barbecue Sampler, and smoked ham and turkey–something for every occasion and everyone on your list.

Runamok Organic Maple Syrup

Best Food Gifts on Amazon,  Numi Organic Tea
Praised by Saveur and Food & Wine magazines, Runamok Maple Gift Box of 3 Bottles of Barrel-Aged and Infused Maple Syrups are yet another food gift that made Oprah’s Favorite Things List in 2016. Choose from the Infused Collection, featuring Cinnamon+Vanilla, Makrut Lime-Leaf and Elderberry Infused Organic Maple Syrups that are really going to add a pop of flavor to your waffles or ice cream. Or you may prefer the barrel-aged collection, featuring Rum, Rye and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Organic Maple Syrup which can be used as a secret ingredient in cocktails and in recipes both sweet and savory. Individual bottles start at under $20. Pay attention to the left sidebar where you can choose from 13 different flavor options.

Forte Gourmet Herbal Tea Collection

Best Food Gifts on Amazon,  Forte Herbal Tea
An elegant gift box holds the retreat collection with five varieties of relaxing herbal tea blends – Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Cherry Cosmo, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Mojito Marmalade.

This is an ideal gift to say “Thank You,” “Get Well,” “We miss you,” or just because.

Nuts ’n More Gourmet Spread

Gourmet Food Gifts On Amazon - Peanut Butter
Have you noticed? Peanut Butter has gone upscale. But don’t call it peanut butter because it could be almond butter or hazelnut butter, and with all the amazing mix-ins every flavor is unique.

The Nuts ’n More brand refers to their flavors as a “spread” and offers flavors like Mocha Cappuccino, Chocolate Maple Pretzel, Cookie Dough, Cinnamon Raisin, Toffee Crunch and Pumpkin Spice.

This is a delicious gift that skews healthy, with an indulgent twist.

Mrs. Prindables Valentine Caramel Apple Gift Tray

Mrs. Prindables Caramel Apple Gourmet Gifts Available on Amazon

There are whimsical and delicious Mrs. Prindable’s Chocolate Caramel Apples for every holiday and occasion. This decorative tray of six apples includes 2 Triple Chocolate Petite Caramel Apples, 2 Milk Chocolate Walnut Petite Caramel Apples, and 2 Toffee Walnut Petite Caramel Apples. (Each apple is approximately 8 ounces each!)

Available at Amazon, these chocolate caramel apples are sold and shipped by Mrs. Prindable’s.

Humphrey Slocombe Gourmet Ice Cream from San Francisco

Gourmet Ice Cream by Humphrey Slocombe available on Amazon
Founded in 2008 by two buddies in San Francisco, Humphrey Slocombe gourmet Ice cream is named after the two lead characters, Mr. Humphrey and Mrs. Slocombe, in the 1970’s television program “Are You Being Served.”

This ice cream has such a big fan base nationwide that it is also carried by William Sonoma and GoldBelly.

Amazon now carries their four best-selling flavors: Secret Breakfast, a bourbon ice cream with cornflakes, BlueBottle Vietnamese Coffee made with organic coffee and sweetened condensed milk, Tahitian Vanilla, and Malted Milk Chocolate described as a classic malt milkshake on a cone.

Ships on dry ice and qualifies for Amazon Prime shipping. This is one of the best deals for sending ice cream! It’s moved to the top of our list of gifts we are going to be sending for literally any occasion: birthday, congratulations, house warming, new baby, graduation….

Fairy Tale Brownies

Fairy Tale Brownies, gourmet food gifts on Amazon
Fairy Tale Brownies was founded by two childhood friends baking late at night in a local catering kitchen. To this day, they take pride in sourcing the best all-natural ingredients for every brownie including imported Callebaut Belgian chocolate, fresh eggs, real butter and fine cake flour.

Baked in small batches from scratch, each treat is individually wrapped and packed into a premium box wrapped in a custom-designed gift band. Flavors include Classic, Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Swirl, Walnut, and Cream Cheese. You can order in sizes 12, 18 or 24.

David’s Cookies and Brownies 5 Pound Tin

Gourmet Cookie Gifts on Amazon, David's Cookies and Brownies 5 pound tin
This David’s Cookies five pound tin (above) contains 32 fresh 1.5 oz, soft-baked cookies in 6 delectable flavors (Cherry with White Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, Macadamia White Chunk, and Peanut Butter) and 8 4 oz, individually wrapped assorted brownies (Chocolate Chip Pecan, Peanut Butter, Cheesecake, Rocky Road, Macaroon, and Blondie–flavors vary based on availablity). That’s a lot of goodness to go around! And don’t forget the Pecan meltaways. One of David’s best-sellers!

Original New York Style Cheesecake by David’s Cookies

New York Style Cheesecake Available on Amazon
Original New York Style Cheesecake
Blueberry Cheesecake Available on Amazon
Blueberry-topped New York Style Cheesecake
Available at Amazon, but sent directly from David’s Cookies, you can now order New York Style Cheesecakes. With more than 200 reviews (91% 4 stars and above) this may be the ideal dessert to send as a special treat.

Flavors include Classic, Blueberry, Cherry, Chocolate Caramel Pecan, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream and Pineapple. Each 10 inch cake is pre-sliced and can serve up to 14 people (office party!).

Can’t decide? Then choose the Assorted Mini Cheesecakes (12 single-serving cakes), which is sent in a gold tin.

Cakes are shipped frozen in a cooler with dry ice. Second-day air shipping is free!