Genius Food Gifts

Who’s your impossible-to-buy-for person? Everyone has one—your mother-in-law, your stepdad, your boss, your brother’s girlfriend, your cousin who couldn’t be more different…Luckily, there’s one present that everyone loves: food.

For food gifts, my favorite destination is Mouth. The Brooklyn-based company curates the best indie food products and has fun gift bags, including the Peanut Butter & Jelly Taster, Coffee Every Month…even Paleo Goodies!
For husbands, dads, bosses or any other bacon lovers, we love the Bring Home the Bacon taster, $40 and up. It covers all the bases: salty, smoky and sweet.
Everything’s better covered with chocolate (right?), so the Chocolate-Covered Deliciousness taster, $65, makes a slam-dunk gift for chocolate addicts—with chocolate-covered pretzels, graham crackers, animal crackers, hazelnuts, even Cheerios!
You know those giant tins of holiday popcorn, where everyone eats the cheese and the caramel and no one ever touches the butter? The Pop Pop Popcorn taster, $45 and up, is the ultimate version of that—but every single kind is amazing. Think: parmesan rosemary, masala chai, spiced almond, white truffle and Vermont maple sea salt, among others.

Bonus for all readers: Get 15% off all orders with the code CUPOFJO, good through December 31st. Thank you so much, Mouth!

You can see all of their gifts here, if you’d like.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Styling by Kate Jordan. This post is sponsored by Mouth, a company we’ve loved for years. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Cup of Jo running)

  1. This popcorn looks realy tasty! Should try it sometime :)

  2. Anyone who gifts me popcorn on Christmas is a true friend indeed. Is it bad I want to gift myself?

  3. great post i just got the bacon one fore my boyfriend and I have put so many hints about gin I want all the gin they have I am just saying…..

  4. Haha I always eat the butter and nothing else from those tins! But this popcorn set looks AMAZING!

  5. Ohh…thanks for the yummy inspiration. I’ve been having a hard time coming up with good ideas and this just might save me!! : )

  6. My sister-in-law is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to buy for. Sometimes I even buy something that I profoundly dislike in order to see if I can get it right. She was born the same year I was, we have the same cultural references and we like each other a lot, but there is no way we can agree on something. We’re not even opposites, we are just so different. I always end up buying her a gift-card; I wouldn’t ever risk it with food presents. It think my choices could make her throw up.
    (I also hate every single present she gets me). It is quite baffling.

  7. My go-to for food gifts is always Zingermans, of course! But Mouth looks great too. xo

  8. jm says...

    Yum. that’s all.

  9. I miss this brand so much!
    Cant wait till I visit there again and taste the chocolate vodka again :)

    Really nice pics! Congrats

    Just found out your blog, and im loving it

    xx,
    Helô, from Vestido do dia

  10. yummm this sounds amazing! i want to try the popcorn set! xo jillian

  11. I just spent the last 30 minutes going through their site. So much fun! I would love anything from there as a gift.

  12. Thanks for this post Joanna! My dad’s gift, which I ordered from Book Depository weeks ago, looks like it’s gone missing. He’s the hardest person to buy for, so of all the books I’d ordered to go missing! But you’ve given me hope – I shall go and buy him a bunch of treats and I KNOW he’ll be happy with that. Thanks again!

  13. i have SERIOUSLY been sucked in by this site. i want to buy gifts for everybody! (and a million for myself.)

  14. jm says...

    You are making me so hungry!

  15. I wish I had waited a little longer to buy gifts so I would’ve had the discount! I can say that the items I ordered were beautifully packaged, and the items are very high quality. They have two lovely kosher gift-bag options for Chanukkah shoppers (like me).

  16. My husband just ordered the 3 Months of Snacks for me a week ago – I wish I would’ve known y’all were going to be having this promotion! Might have to buy something else, would hate to waste the discount. :)

  17. I was actually thinking this year of having ALL my gifts be food, since everyone loves it, and its thoughtful, and a no brainer :) my dad would be obsessed with the bacon one.

  18. I purchased the chocolate vodka and bacon whiskey for my fiance for Christmas. I’m trying to hold back sneaking a sip.

    I really like this brand, very cool!

  19. Love mouth! My husband and I ordered co-worker gifts as well as some whiskey to keep us warm over the holidays! They arrived so nicely packaged, and I think the co-worker gifts are a nice deviation from the standard.