The holidays are a great time to reward innovative thinking on your team, top performers, and really anyone who has put in extra effort.
As I’ve done the last few years, here are a few of my top picks for the best treats to give your team during the break.
1. Edible Merry Christmas Platter
One of my favorite companies made this holiday platter as a new confection for this year. The apples and strawberries are dipped in chocolate and there’s an apple donut wreath.
2. Hickory Farms Holly Jolly Holiday Wine Gift Basket
This gift basket includes two bottles of Bell & Bough California Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wine, plus cheeses, brownie bites, and other delicacies.
3. Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn
For a lower-priced gift that will please any office worker, this single bag of holiday treat popcorn is the way to go. The chocolate peppermint is a top pick.
4. Bake Me A Wish The Soho
This company has quite the amazing “tower” gift. The sections fold out to reveal cookies, brownies and coffee cakes. The proceeds help small business owners in need.
5. Hilliard’s Craft Beer Collection
An award-winning holiday treat, this package includes beer brittle and caramels meant for those who are bored by the same chocolates you get every year.
6. Maya’s Cookies Holiday Collection
There’s one thing I really like about this brand: They make super-sized cookies with a super-sized taste. A top pick is the chocolate peppermint s’more.
7. SugarWish Cookies
Another favorite brand of mine, the SugarWish company started offering these large and fresh cookies where you can easily order and send them to employees in a few clicks.
8. See’s Candies
My favorite candy brand, See’s likes to make sure you are happy. The chocolates are always richly made and fresh, perfecting their delivery system to arrive fresh.
9. Board at Home Golden State Crate
There’s something unique about this blend of cheeses, meats, and crackers that stood out in the crowded field. The cheeses are a perfect match for the crackers.
10. Goldbelly Duff Goldman Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cake
I will say this is just about the best holiday cake ever made. It has a rich and deliciously and sugary appeal, almost downright sinful.
11. Harry & David Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake
I had to include one cheesecake in this round-up, a first for me. This particular vintage brand is about as good as they come, with a fine mix of lemon and strawberry.
12. The Big Cheese
For those who are not as into the treats and sweets, this large block of aged cheese is a godsend. It has a refined, sharp taste that works as an accent on just about any dish.