Indy Maven’s 2020 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

2020 was stressful enough, so take some of the “What to buy?” worry off your plate with these local gift ideas for the foodie in your life.

Whether you’re celebrating virtually or sending a gift to a loved one from afar, we’ve corralled our favorite local gifts for the foodie in your life. Hopefully, these ideas will help you stress less and save time—and just maybe you’ll even discover a few goodies for yourself, too.

We’ve all earned an extra treat in 2020. Check out Indy Maven’s ultimate holiday gift guide here. 

A year full of cupcakes might just be the best gift ever. For twenty bucks a month, you get a 6-pack of cupcakes (the flavors are predetermined by Classic Cakes each month, but gluten-free options are available), ranging from traditional bakery faves to flavors off the company’s secret menu. Your gift recipient can pick up their treats the first Friday of every month at Classic Cakes in Carmel—and if you buy a yearlong subscription, you get the 12th month free.

Cupcake Club subscription, $20 a month, email cake@classiccakescarmel.com to sign up.

Goose the Market is offering slow smoked hams finished with black peppercorns this holiday season. They’re fully cooked and ready to eat—or you can heat and serve with the St. Elmo Steak House Root Beer Glaze that’s included with each order.

Holiday ham with root beer glaze, $69 for half, $125 for whole at Goosethemarket.com

Being a “snack queen” sounds like a pretty great thing, so gift these cute slides from Jessica Landez’s Blue Peppermint Boutique in Fishers to the friend who most deserves to reign.

Snack queen fuzzy slides, $44 at ShopBluePeppermint.com

Pick up one of these stunning Marie Antoinette confections from Gwendolyn Rogers’ The Cake Bake Shop and you’ll be guaranteed to wow. Better yet, snag one for yourself too; the hand-piped macaron shells, filled with vanilla pastry cream, fruit, jam, and dusted with edible Pixie Glitter, are too good to resist.

Marie Antoinette, $10.50 each at the Carmel location of The Cake Bake Shop

This salted turtle bark, made with milk chocolate, pecan pieces, caramel, and sea salt, is a perfect stocking stuffer. It’s from The Best Chocolate in Town, owned by Carrie Abbott of Newfangled Confections fame.

Salted turtle bark, $6 at NewfangledConfections.com

Send a care package of Soup of Success (a non-profit based in Elkhart that aims to empower women, build self-esteem and develop independence) soup mixes to someone that’s far away and it’ll be like a warm hug in a box. Bonus: The company also offers cookie and brownie mixes if your recipient has a sweet tooth.

Soup mix, $7.99 at SoupofSuccess.com

Upgrade from a fruitcake—who actually buys those?—to a gourmet coffee cake from Sahm’s, made in collaboration with renowned local pastry chef Hattie McDaniel. With a new flavor every month, like caramel apple pie or maple bacon bourbon, there’s always something delicious coming on the horizon.

Coffee cake, $50 (monthly subscription packages also available) at ShopSahms.com


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