15 Easter Gift Ideas for Food-Lovers
Fill your basket with carrot cake marshmallows, truffle eggs, and spicy honey.
Easter baskets aren’t just for kids; they can be enjoyed just as equally by adults, too. Which is why we’ve come up with the ultimate list of treats, both sweet and savory, to fill a grown-up Easter basket. The list includes plenty of gifts for food lovers, from chocolates made by high-end chocolatiers (pastel Easter eggs, anyone?) to spicy honey and truffle-infused hot sauce, in case you’d rather keep away from candy. Read on to see your options, and feel free to mix and match.
Robin’s Egg Caramels
These creamy caramels are swathed in dark chocolate and coated in a candy shell—enough said.
Robin’s Egg Caramels Chick Candy Cube, $9 at sugarfina.com
Sugarfina Easter Collection
For those with a big sweet tooth, Sugarfina’s collection includes an entire basket’s worth of Easter candies. The aforementioned caramels are included, along with “bunny bark,” “fluffy bunnies,” marshmallow eggs, and more.
Everything for Your Basket Collection, $79 at sugarfina.com
Mouth Easter Treat Box
Mouth’s Easter box has two options. The small version offers shortbread cookies, mini chocolate bunnies, a chocolate lollipop, pâte de fruit, organic jelly beans, and daffodil goat milk caramel mix. If you want to upgrade to the large version, it also includes carrot cake marshmallows, “spring confetti popcorn,” sesame frittle, and “pineapple mojito dried fruit.” Whichever you pick, your giftee will have plenty to snack on.
Easter in a Box, $66-$119 (depending on size) at mouth.com
Carrot Cake Marshmallows
If you don’t want the full spread from Mouth, you can buy the carrot cake marshmallows separately. They’re handmade with carrots, cane sugar, nutmeg, and allspice in Florida—eat them on their own, or use them to add a spin to s’mores and hot chocolate.
Wondermade Carrot Cake Marshmallows, $12 at mouth.com
Easter Egg Truffles
These truffles got a unanimous five-star rating on Williams-Sonoma, and they’re beautiful, too. Knipschildt, which made our list of best chocolate gifts, designed them to look like speckled eggs in different pastel colors, using single-origin chocolate and “unique flavor infusions.” They’re all neatly packaged in a paper egg crate.
Knipschildt Pastel Easter Egg Truffles, $40 at williams-sonoma.com
This Easter-inspired assortment of macarons includes four flavors—carrot cake, chocolate peanut butter, lemon marshmallow, and raspberry rose.
JOY Macarons Easter Assortment, $50 at neimanmarcus.com
These adorable little marshmallow chicks would make a fun snack, or even table decoration.
Marshmallow Chick, $10 at shopterrain.com
Milk Chocolate Bunnies
An Easter gift guide wouldn’t be complete without chocolate bunnies, and this Godiva set got 25/25 five-star reviews. It includes six milk chocolate bunnies, all wrapped in festive foil.
Godiva Milk Chocolate Bunnies, Foil Wrapped, Set of 6, $30 at godiva.com
Maggie Louise Confections Easter Chocolate
Maggie Louise Confections is another chocolatier we love. The company is known for “perfectly molded and quirky chocolate shapes,” like these incredibly aesthetically pleasing eggs.
Maggie Louise Confections Brilliant Eggs 6-Piece Chocolates, $34 at nordstrom.com
Seasonal Jam Gift Set
Blackberry Farm, a luxury resort in Tennessee, has a culinary program that’s just as impressive as the setting. You can buy its sheep’s milk pimento cheese, smoked onion jam, and more as gifts—we also love their jams. And in this set, you’ll find one jar of strawberry and one blueberry, simply made with fruit, cane sugar, and lemon juice.
Blackberry Farm Seasonal Jam Gift Set, $46 at food52.com
Maldon Sea Salt
Good sea salt is always, always useful, and Maldon’s gourmet flakes are some of the best. Samin Nosrat considers them a favorite, and we love it, too—use it on everything from baked potatoes to salted fudge brownies.
Maldon Sea Salt, $11 at surlatable.com
Stonewall Kitchen’s aioli line includes flavors from maple bacon to habanero mango. This collection is a good starter kit, with three simple flavors—roasted garlic, lemon herb, and horseradish.
Our Aioli Collection, $19 at stonewallkitchen.com
Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce
TRUFF’s truffle infused hot sauces have gotten the thumbs-up from Oprah, so you know they’re a great gift. She’s particularly a fan of the white truffle version, but likes the black truffle-infused sauces, too. On Food52, you can buy the white truffle hot sauce individually for $40, or, get various sets of two that include mild, hot, or both (pictured). Neiman Marcus also sells the white truffle hot sauce for $35.
A Springy Tea
Fortnum & Mason is known for its food hampers and teas—this particular blend is made with Salisbury Plain honey, sweet bee pollen, and mild English chamomile flowers. It’s meant to be soothing and refreshing.
Fortnum & Mason Chamomile & Bee Pollen Infused Tea, $19 at williams-sonoma.com
Bushwick Kitchen makes its spicy honey with a mix of chili peppers and honey from New York’s Hudson Valley. Drizzle it on everything from ricotta toast to pizza.
Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Spicy Honey, $14 at surlatable.com