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From spicy to sweet to salty, best mail-order food gifts of the year

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Stressed about what to give loved ones this holiday season? Fear not! 

Whether it's friends, family, co-workers or neighbors, everyone loves to receive delicious treats to their doorstep. Lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky joined TODAY on Monday to share some of the most coveted mail-order food gifts of the year. (You may even be tempted to order extras for yourself.)

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Variety Mix

  Today Holiday Indie Bite, $50

Perfect for your more artistic and adventurous friends, offers delicious and interesting indie food products.

  Today Wisconsin Cheese Figis Holiday Feast GIft Box, $39.99

This tempting mix of flavored cheeses, cheese spreads, smoked sausages, small holiday desserts and even a few preserves can double as a package for hosting a New Year's Eve or other holiday party.


  Today Bees Knees Spicy Honey, $14

Spicy chili pepper is showing up in all kinds of food now: The "hottest" food item of the year is chili pepper-infused honey. Handmade by independent beekeepers in Brooklyn, this honey even has a chili pepper that lives inside the bottle to keep the flavor throughout the bottle's shelf life.



Sarabeth's Preserves — Three Jar Gift Box, $35

Sarabeth's is well-known for it's luxury preserves. In this box you get your pick of more than 10 mouthwatering flavors like peach apricot, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry mango, raspberry key lime, plum cherry and more.


  Today Breads Bakery Babka Pie, $45 +shipping

New York Magazine's "Best of New York" chocolate babka now comes in a pie version. The result is an awesome creation bursting with chocolaty, flaky crust that has melt-in-your-mouth goodness. This indulgent treat is worth the extra calories!


Liddabit Sweets "Cult Classic" Gift Box, $40 + shipping

Buy something really special this holiday season and check out this cult candy maker in Brooklyn. This box is exactly what it sounds like: traditional tastes we all love with an artisanal twist. Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

  Today Organic Mixed Fruit, $42

Get seasonal, organic fruits like pears, apples, citrus, pomegranates and more sent directly to your loved one's door. The organic fruit of the month selection changes, so take advantage of this gift to see what will come next!

Meat Lovers


The Loveless Cafe Bacon Sampler, $50 + shipping

For the bacon fanatic on your list, get this package featuring a pound of each of this Nashville native's signature flavors: jalapeño, applewood smoked, Cajun and peppered.


Jack Stack BBQ The Duet, $64.95 + shipping

Straight from Kansas City, this BBQ lover's package includes a meal for two featuring some of the best barbecue in the country.


Lobsters New England Lobster Tail & Filet Surf n' Turf (Two Person), $54.99 +shipping

Go ahead and splurge this holiday season! Put the "claws" in Santa Claus with this truly impressive gift for a boss or a special friend.

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