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Gourmet Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Updated on November 1, 2009

Do you need a fun holiday gift idea for someone who has everything? If there's someone on your list who is difficult to buy for but who enjoys delicious gourmet food, why not put together a holiday stocking filled with tasty gourmet goodies?

Even people who have everything have to eat… so food is always a welcome gift, as long as you consider the personal preferences and special dietary needs (if applicable) of the recipient! Spend a little time browsing online or in the gourmet aisle at your supermarket and you're sure to find a number of tasty selections that will bring a smile to the face of any foodie on your shopping list this holiday season!

Ideas for Gourmet Stocking Stuffers

Crackers – Gourmet crackers are a must-include item when you're putting together a gourmet medley of treats for a holiday gift. Stone ground wheat and other whole grain options are both tasty and healthful.

Cheese – Consider including a block or wheel of top quality gourmet cheese in an unusual yet tasty flavor. Smoked cheddar, port wine, and dilled havarti are good choices for gourmet stocking stuffers for the holidays.

Dark Chocolate – If the gift recipient is a fan of quality chocolate, place a few bars or squares of rich, decadent dark chocolate in the stocking.

Olive Oil – Just about every skilled home chef uses olive oil on a regular basis. A bottle of top quality extra virgin olive oil is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who enjoys cooking at home.

Pepper Jelly – If the person you're creating a gourmet food themed stocking for likes spicy foods, consider adding in a jar or two of delicious pepper jelly.  Select mild or spicy depending on the preferences of the person who is receiving the gift, or include a jar of each variety.

Preserves or Jam – Consider adding a jar or two of gourmet preserves to the stocking. Strawberry preserves and jam are very popular choices, as are blueberry, blackberry, cherry, and other fruit flavors. Select flavors based on personal preferences of the lucky recipient. If the person who will receive the gift is on a low calorie or carbohydrate controlled diet, choose a sugar free variety.

Spices – Top quality spices and seasoning blends are an excellent choice for any food lover who also enjoys preparing foods. Select a combination of flavors that will appeal to the individual preferences of the recipient. For example, grilling spices are perfect for those who enjoy outdoor cooking while a Mediterranean blend is a great selection for fans of Greek cuisine. 

Use Your Creativity

These are just a few of the many wonderful items you can include in gourmet themed holiday stockings. The possibilities are limitless. Just use your imagination and knowledge about what the person you are buying for enjoys. You're sure to come up with a memorable gift. If you're lucky, the recipient just might even share his or her goodies with you!



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    judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

    These are good ideas for the person who has everything. Another idea is a small cookbook according to their taste.