Despite soft sales in some retail arenas, many of us will be giving the gift of sweets and treats this holiday season. According to The National Retail Federation (NRF), the world's largest retail trade association, "candy and food spending may be one bright spot this year." NRF reports the average person plans to spend $10 more in the food category than they did last year: an average of $90.26 in 2009 vs. $80.28 in 2008.
Given this trend, here are a few themed gift ideas for the foodies in our lives:
- Popcorn and DVDs
- Coffee or tea time baskets
- Pizza making kits
- Cheese boards and fruit
- Cookbooks and gourmet soup mixes
- Wine and partyware
- Ice cream bowls and toppings
- Board games and brownie mixes
Foodies, families, coffee drinkers, tea drinkers, pizza fans, oenophiles, coworkers, friends, in-laws, bosses.