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9 Edible Gifts That Everyone Will Love

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Let's face it. I'm a sap. When I receive a gift from a loved one, I treasure it, use it all the time (or never at all because it is so darn precious), keep it forever, and ultimately want to be buried with it. However, I live with an otherwise wonderful partner who is not quite as attached to things as I am—I can conservatively estimate that he has re-sold about 75% of the gifts I have given him on eBay. At first I was hurt... but then I realized this is just who he is—he feels suffocated by too many possessions and is an emotionless robot a minimalist.

As of last year, in order to spare his life my mushy heart, I decided that the best course of action would be to gift him things he would enjoy and use up: mostly nice toiletries and loads of chocolate. Inspired by utilitarian giving, I made vanilla extract and realized, hey, this is a pretty neat idea—what better gift than one you can use? And then it occurred to me—one you can eat. Here are 9 awesome ideas for edible gifts.

Infused Honey by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Photo by James Ransom

Marshmallows by Erin McDowell

Photo by Bobbi Lin

Infused Syrups by Alice Medrich

Photo by James Ransom

Spice, Sugar, and Salt Blends by Caroline Lange

Photo by Mark Weinberg

Chocolate Caramels by Samantha Seneviratne

Photo by Samantha Seneviratne

Beer by Leslie Stephens

Photo by Bobbi Lin

Extracts by Trisha Jones

Photos by Tricia Jones

Candied Citrus Peels by Alice Medrich

Photo by Mark Weinberg

Bitters by Easy & Oskey

Photos by Ryan Dausch

What are you making for your loved ones this holiday season?

This article first appeared on December 16, 2015. We're re-running because, well, we think you can guess why!

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