Friday, December 16, 2016

Gift Guide: Boxes and Baskets

If you're looking for a gift that keeps on going, maybe a subscription box will be perfect. You can usually sign up for one or several months worth of goodies. The great thing is that there are so many of these to choose from. Some are just snacks, some are meals, and some are a mix of sweet and savory foods. There's something for everyone.

I've been getting these boxes regularly, and they're always fun. There are some I've liked more than others, but I've found quite a few items that I've looked for an purchased after I ate what was in the box. It's usually a mix of foods to cook with and foods to snack on, which is great. There have been just a few items I didn't care for, but that's sort of a win, too, since I know what I don't want to buy. Read a recent review here.

This is a meal-box, where you get food items and recipes and you cook your own dinner. Sun Basket differentiates itself from other similar programs because the foods are more health- and diet-conscious. Read my complete review here.

It's all in the name. Baskets that are ready for gifting. I got a box full of different types of popcorn from King of Pop, which was a whole lot of fun. Crazy flavors, too, like eggnog, chocolate orange, and peppermint kettle corn. There were 10 bags with different flavors. But Gourmet Gift baskets aren't all popcorn, there are plenty of other baskets to choose from. And it's not just for Christmas. Plan ahead for New Year's, Valentine's Day, and birthdays, too.

Unlike meal plan boxes that send you ingredients that you need to cook, this meal plan sends pre-made dinners. They're all fresh, rather than frozen, and they heat up in one or two minutes in the microwave. The ones I tried were all pretty tasty. Look for my complete review here.

Photo courtesy of Butcher Box

Oh heck, yeah. This is a box of meat. Frozen. You choose your favorite combo of beef and/or pork and/or chicken and you a box with a variety of those. It's nice because you get to try cuts you might not normally have available. A thin-cut steak was interesting. It was paper-thin, not just a sort-of thin steak. Perfect for sandwiches. FYI, I used one of the company's photos because the product came frozen, and I wasn't going to thaw it all to make a pretty tableaux. I'll do a photo when I publish a recipe and there will be a more comprehensive review then.

The perfect box subscription for people who love Italian food. The box I received had cookies, hiney, pasta, rice, dried mushrooms, and more. Look here for my complete review.

Treatsie is just what it sounds like. A little box of treats. Just enough to have some fun with, without ruining your diet. Look here for a complete review.

I received these at no cost to me; some have already been reviewed. I'm just recapping for your shopping convenience.

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