In The Ultimate Gift Guide, we’re bringing you all the best advice on gifting, whether you need Christmas gifts for the holidays, a gift to bring to an event, or a gift just because!

Christmas gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and price points. Sure, it would be great if we could all afford to give a $10,000 watch or a luxurious trip to Bali or a car from one of those December savings events, but for most of us, buying gifts like that just isn’t realistic. Some of the best and most thoughtful gifts are those that don’t cost a lot while still bringing the holiday cheer (and maybe a little chocolate, too).

Here are 10 gifts that won’t break the bank but will show how much you care.

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Holiday Sweet Treats

Send a few chocolate and raspberry wishes with a box of Holiday Sweet Treats. This gift includes Moose Munch® Premium Popcorn and handcrafted silky-smooth chocolate truffles from the famed Harry & David candy kitchen. But the crowning jewels are the raspberry-filled tree-cutout shortbread cookies. One bite of these dandies, and they’ll be feeling the holiday spirit in no time.

Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Holiday Box

Who doesn’t love a sweet and salty snack during the holidays? Can’t think of anyone, right? The Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Holiday Box offers two bags of classic caramel and milk chocolate popcorn — and the chocolate is truffle quality.

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Holiday Meat and Cheese Gift Box

Satisfy anyone’s savory cravings with this Holiday Meat and Cheese Gift Box filled with Thuringer sausage, cheddar cheese, mixed nuts, and Moose Munch® Premium Popcorn…and don’t forget about the honey hot mustard! We can only warn you if you forget it.

Classic Traditional Fruitcake

The fruitcake has been the punchline to many jokes, including one about how there’s only one in the world — it just gets passed around from house to house. This version is so delicious, not only will you not want it to leave your house, you won’t even pass it around the table. Should you want a jazzier one, there’s the Fruitcake Confection which has been described as less of a cake and more a chewy, gooey mix of nuts and large and delicious dried fruit held together by dough and then glazed to a gleaming, shiny perfection.

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Holiday Chocolate Collection

Sharing a box of gourmet chocolates is a wonderful holiday tradition. This Holiday Chocolate Collection comes with signature truffles in a variety of holiday flavors, including candy cane truffle, dulce de leche pears, and salted caramel cups. For an extra treat, add a bottle of red wine for a perfect pairing with the rich chocolate flavors.

Holiday Galette Cookie Gift Tin

Make all the other desserts jealous with the Holiday Galette Cookie Gift Tin. Made using a top secret recipe — as well as fresh raspberry, peach, and blackberry to make the filling — the galettes inside this tin will bring smiles to everyone’s face.

Keepsake Pear Ornament

Pears and Christmas go together like, well, we’re not quite sure if there’s anything more perfect than this combination. You’ll probably eat your edible pears within a few days, but this ceramic ornament will last throughout the holidays and you can hang it from your tree year after year. No ripening needed.

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Holiday Hot Chocolate Duo Gift Box

‘Tis the season for fleece blankets, snuggling on couches wrapped in said blankets, and sipping hot cocoa. Throw a movie in there, too, while you’re at it. The Holiday Hot Chocolate Duo Gift Box comes with milk chocolate and candy cane peppermint cocoa mix, along with marshmallow candy stir sticks. Make sure they open this gift first for happy sipping all day long.

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Cheryl’s Pecan Butterball Gift Tin

Celebrate the holidays with buttery pecan cookies that melt in your mouth. Cheryl’s Pecan Butterball Gift Tin comes with 32 pecan butternut balls that are rolled in powdered sugar immediately after coming out of the oven. Similar to Mexican wedding cakes, these cookies will disappear within minutes of unwrapping them.

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DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Create your own winter wonderland with Cheryl’s DIY Gingerbread House Kit. This kit comes with a house already baked, making your gingerbread tradition easier and fun for the whole family. Whether it’s your first time or your 50th, decorating your own gingerbread house will always make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. (That feeling may also be from drinking too much eggnog.)

For more holiday gifting inspiration check out our other gift guides:
Gifts for Her
Gifts for Him
Gifts for Foodies
Gifts Under $50
Editor’s Choice
Best Wine Basket Ideas & Gifts for Any Wine Lover
12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide
Stocking Stuffers
Last-Minute Gifts

Author

Micaela May is the Social Media Manager for Harry & David and loves getting to share her passion for cooking with our fans. She is a Southern Oregon local who grew up playing on her grandma's farm, which just so happened to border a Harry & David pear orchard. When she's not at work, Micaela loves going for runs in the beautiful Rogue Valley with her golden retriever, Winston.

4 Comments

  1. I would like to know how to get the pears ripe enough to eat?
    Monique

    • Monique, great question!

      To make sure your pears are ripe, we encourage you to keep them in the box they come in at room temperature. You’ll want to check daily to see if the flesh on the base of the stem yields slightly when gently pressed by your thumb. We then have ripe pears. Once at this stage, you can use right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. We hope this helps.

      Please accept our apology for the delay in responding. If you have any further questions, we would be happy to help at social@harryanddavid.com.

  2. These ideas are so cute!! I especially love the date night in a tin idea. Literally so simple, just things we’d usually buy but with an extra special feel! I’ll definitely be doing this to surprise my boyfriend.

    I also like the fact that you can make a basket out of literally any theme so it’s the perfect gift for anyone!
    Thanks so much!!!

  3. Yummy! I had Moose Munch for the very first time when I visited Michigan this past August. As a Canadian foodie who shockingly had never heard of your store before, i was in LOVE immediately! Wish I could have access to your yummy products all the time!

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