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10 Gift-Ready Gourmet Foods

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Traditional foods abound this time of year. Why not gift friends, family and neighbors a beautifully wrapped Italian cake or German marzipan? Save time by forgoing baking and even gift wrapping. These delicious treats come beautifully wrapped in historical packaging and papers. Add a bow and a card and you are good to go! Find the sources, next!


  • Bindi Panetonne 1 of 10
    Bindi Panetonne
    This traditional panettone cake from Sicily is packaged up beautifully by Bindi. Inside you'll find the traditional Italian cake filled with candied fruit and raisins.
    $34 at Alma Gourmet
  • Niederegger Lubeck Marzipan 2 of 10
    Niederegger Lubeck Marzipan
    This delicious marzipan is covered in rich chocolate, and packaged beautifully with red paper and a simple white label.
    $8.99 at Mel and Rose
  • Amaretti di Saronno Cookies 3 of 10
    Amaretti di Saronno Cookies
    The world-famous Italian cookies are delicious when eaten with coffee or wine. The gorgeous packaging needs little to no embellishment. Add a bow or card and you are good to go!
    $21.42 at Amazon
  • Lars Swedish Gingersnap Cookies 4 of 10
    Lars Swedish Gingersnap Cookies
    These traditional Swedish gingersnaps are made with ginger, cloves and cinnamon. The blue packaging is charming as is.
    $14.49 at Amazon
  • Jme Chocolate Coins 5 of 10
    Jme Chocolate Coins
    These Belgian chocolate coins, from the Jme collection by Jamie Oliver are printed with the text "Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck." Wrap in ribbon, and you'll be all set for a hostess gift or stocking stuffer!
    $7.95 at Williams-Sonoma
  • Seville Orange Marmalade 6 of 10
    Seville Orange Marmalade
    This traditional English marmalade, presented by Jamie Oliver, is wrapped up pretty with a handwritten tag.
    $19.95 at Williams-Sonoma
  • Beekman 1802 Sugar Plums 7 of 10
    Beekman 1802 Sugar Plums
    Wrapped in a gorgeous paper box with a bow, these treats are made from chopped fruit, brandy and orange oil and shaped into a plum.
    $22-$44 at Williams-Sonoma
  • Cipirani Panettone 8 of 10
    Cipirani Panettone
    Gift this traditional Italian cake in this sleek, reusable tin from Cipirani.
    $43.99 at Amazon
  • Hand-Wrapped Milanese Italian Cake 9 of 10
    Hand-Wrapped Milanese Italian Cake
    Gift these traditional Milanese cakes made from a secret recipe that's been handed down several generations. Bonus: It arrives wrapped in gorgeous white printed paper with a red bow and tag.
    $36.99 at Amazon
  • Le Tre Marie Pandoro 10 of 10
    Le Tre Marie Pandoro
    This cake is made from a traditional Verona recipe and wrapped in historical packaging. The simple recipe includes orange blossom honey.
    $33.29 at Pasta Cheese

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