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What Is a Good Food Gift to Show Appreciation?

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Giving food as a gift began as far back as ancient times. People gifted loved ones with meats, grains, honey, seafood, bread, fruits and vegetables. The old tradition of gifting food was often used to offer friendship, help solidify deals, show compassion, respect or express appreciation. Many modern cultures continue these highly valued traditions. The choices for food gifts are highly varied, and thanks to the internet, we can access items that may have been difficult to source locally.

Sending a food gift is such a heartfelt expression of thanks. It's a warm hug across the miles when you can't be present. It expresses our feelings when we can't find the right words. Most people love receiving food gifts compared to other types of gifts. Not only does the recipient feel touched by the gesture, but they may have the opportunity to try new food. Food gifts also provide a chance to share delicious goodies with friends and family.

Food-Based Thank You Gift Ideas

Sometimes we can't find the right words to say how much we appreciate our partner, friend, co-worker or loved one. Sending food often helps convey our gratitude and show the recipient how grateful for their presence in our lives. But what is a good food gift to send? Here are a few examples of food gifts that others love receiving:

Artisanal Cheese and Crackers - Say thank you with a unique selection of cheeses paired with an assortment of delicious crackers.

Gourmet Chocolate - Chocolate lovers will know how much they are appreciated when they receive a thank-you gift of premium chocolates, ruffles or bonbons.

Specialty Coffee or Tea - Show your appreciation by sending someone their favorite hot beverage, such as gourmet coffee beans or premium teas.

Snack Basket - Send a thank you basket with their favorite snacks or international versions. Anything goes in a snack basket: candies, chocolates, nuts, cookies, chips, pretzels or popcorn.

Homemade Goodies - Making your own treats to gift someone for their kindness is a heartfelt gesture. Consider baking brownies, cookies, pie or bread to show appreciation if you live nearby (baked goods don’t travel well).

Specialty Jams or Honey - Consider gifting a jar of handmade jam or locally sourced raw honey. Perfect for enjoying with breakfast or brunch. Both are easily found in local farmer's markets.

People say it's the thought that matters most, so when choosing a food gift, remember the recipient's likes and dislikes and any dietary restrictions they may have. You want your thank you gift to be well-received and put a smile on their face, not disappoint them because they can't enjoy their gift.

Who Should I Send an Appreciation Gift To?

You cross paths with people every day. Some stand out more because of their kindness and compassion for others. It’s time to express your appreciation and gratitude for their efforts. Here are just a few people in your life that may deserve a big thank you:

  • Friends
  • Family members
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Spouse/Partner
  • Mentor
  • Neighbors
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Employees
  • Co-Workers
  • Clients
  • Colleagues
  • Public Servants
  • Medical Personel
  • EMTs
  • Firefighters
  • Police Officers 
  • Military Personnel
  • Bus Driver
  • Babysitters/Caregivers
  • Veterinarians
  • Postal Workers
  • Nursing Home Staff
  • Volunteers

Ready-To-Eat Grazing Board Thank You Gifts 

Show your appreciation with the gift of cheese and charcuterie paired with delicious dried fruits, gourmet crackers, and spreads. It’s like sending a hug in a box! Each edible thank-you gift includes a reusable acacia wood board that can be used for future grazing sessions. This gourmet gift is stunning and artfully arranged to display gorgeous colors and textures. Boarderie ships directly to your friend, loved one, neighbor, or anyone you send thank-you charcuterie to. Each meat and cheese appetizer arrives chilled, fresh and ready-to-serve right out of the box. Simply unbox the board from its temperature-controlled packaging and enjoy! 

Free Overnight Shipping on Charcuterie From Boarderie 

Boarderie offers customers complimentary overnight shipping throughout the US, ensuring your gift arrives fresh and delicious. Choose the charcuterie board you want to send to express your appreciation, and we’ll do the rest! Deliveries may be scheduled up to 365 days in advance. For your convenience, we ship to multiple addresses if you send more than one gift to different recipients.