Cheap Eats: Ten Affordable and Edible Gifts

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Posted on 11/19/2010

Rather than give someone a tchotchke that will end up collecting dust or being tossed in the garage sale pile, why not give something consumable this Christmas? Edible gifts can be great for a variety of people on your list and the best part is yummy gifts don’t have to be budget-busters. Here are ten affordable and edible gifts.


Restaurant.com - Buy your loved one a deeply discounted gift certificate to a local restaurant through Restaurant.com. You can pick up certificates worth $25 for a mere $10.


Breakfast Treats - When you think of giving someone an edible gift you don’t normally think of breakfast food. But Wolfermans.com has some amazing gift options for under $20. Check out the Chocolate Babka, a traditional Polish cross between cake and bread. Or you may want to go with the Croatian family staple, the Cream Cheese Povitica Bread, which sells for $17.95.


Cupcakes - Who wouldn’t like a taste of the cupcake that started the craze? Sprinkles claims they opened the first cupcake bakery in Beverly Hills, but now you can buy their lovely treats online and have them shipped to anyone on your gift list. They’re just $3.25 each.


Real Chicago Pizza - Even if your loved ones live in Charlotte, you can still help them experience real Chicago pizza. Order one of Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizzas and have it shipped anywhere in the country. They’ll make it fresh, freeze it overnight and ship it to you the next day. A cheese pizza is just $17.


Pickles - Know someone with a passion for pickles? Sign them up for the Pickle of the Month Club through MonthClubStore.com. A three month membership is $49.99.


Organic Gift Basket - Head to your local organic grocery store and put together a themed gift basket. Give everything someone would need for a fabulous Italian dinner or a Mexican fiesta. Spending between $20-$30 will be plenty to build a fabulous gift basket.


New York Cheesecake - The Carnegie Deli opened its doors in 1937 and has been a culinary landmark ever since. One of their most popular menu items is their famous New York cheesecake. They’ll ship it anywhere in the US and a plain, six inch cake is just $17.95.


Fruit - Since the holidays can be one big calorie-fest, some people on your gift list may appreciate a healthy edible treat. Check out the fresh fruit available from HarryandDavid.com. In December you can get $10 off your order plus free shipping. Check out the Merry Mix-Up Box that comes with fruit, cheese and sausage.


Bacon - Got a bacon lover on your list? Give them something they probably haven’t had pleasure of trying before—bacon chocolate chip pancakes. The bacon pancake mix at baconfreak.com is just $11.95.


Truffles - Build your own bag of Lindt chocolate truffles at LindtUSA.com. For $30 you can choose the flavors of 100 truffles. Now all you have to do is figure out who’s sweet enough for a gift this yummy.


By Alison Storm


Restaurant.com coupon - Save an extra 80% on gift cards with coupon code GOBBLE. Expiry unknown.


Bake Me A Wish coupon - Save 15% on Thanksgiving cakes with coupon code THANKS through 11/28/2010.

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