Stumped on what to gift your favorite foodie? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Ditch the gift cards and put together a creative present. You won’t even need to step into the kitchen to create a fun and customizable gift arrangement. Check out these possibilities for inspiration:

The Griller


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Do you have a grill master in the family? Grab these essentials to gift the ultimate grilling package:

  • Thermometer
  • Basting brush
  • Grilling planks
  • Tongs
  • Chrome skewers
  • Fork

Want to add even more? Pick up a few of their favorite rubs or marinades to add extra flavor to this grilling goodness gift bag.

The Pizza Lover

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Try this arrangement for the pizza lover on your list:

  • Pizza wheel
  • Pizza pan or stone
  • Cheese grater
  • Dough mix
  • Pizza sauce

Personalize this gift by adding your favorite pizza recipe!


The Baker

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Put together something sweet for those who love to bake. If you know their specialty, you can include items that fit their needs:

  • Pans
  • Wire racks
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula

Add some color to your gift by including frosting, sprinkles or food coloring, all of which any baker would enjoy!


The Gourmet Chef




Know someone who enjoys their time in the kitchen? Put together this thoughtful arrangement that will make any gourmet chef swoon:

  • Crockpot for slow cooker meals
  • Non-stick pans
  • Kitchen scale for easy portion control
  • Cookbooks
  • Ceramic knives

Want more? Gift them a class to our Aprons Cooking School to hone their skills.


The All-Natural Foodie

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Here’s a great combo for those who pay extra attention to what’s in their food. We suggest sticking with these shelf stable GreenWise pantry items:

  • Publix hemp, chia and flax seeds
  • Publix GreenWise quinoa
  • Publix GreenWise extra virgin olive oil
  • Publix GreenWise apple cider vinegar
  • Publix GreenWise nut butters

Want to add a sweeter touch? Stop by our produce department for a great selection of GreenWise packaged sweets and dried fruits.


The Mediterranean Connoisseur


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Try something unique like a Mediterranean basket for those who love to try new things!

  • Publix GreenWise extra virgin olive oil
  • Feta cheese (be sure to keep this cold!)
  • Farro
  • Dry beans
  • Dried fruit including figs, dates and nuts.

Include some of your favorite Mediterranean recipes for a personal touch!


The On-The-Go Family


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For the on-the-go family, put together something that will make their travels easier:

  • Water bottles for adults and kids
  • Mini coolers
  • Freezer packs
  • Plastic lunch box containers
  • Include road trip games or travel tips to complete the package!

Want to gift something small? Grab a mason jar and layer ingredients to make a yummy treat.


Double Chocolate Banana Cookies

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5 tablespoons brown sugar
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup peanut butter powder
1 pint mason jar with lid


Steps to assemble jar:

1. Layer all ingredients in jar. Place lid tightly on jar and give as gift with cooking instructions.

Ingredients for cooking, include this on a gift tag:

Nonstick aluminum foil
2 medium bananas
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cooking instructions, include this on a gift tag:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Place contents of jar into large bowl and whisk to blend.
  2. Place bananas in small bowl and mash with a fork. Whisk egg and 1/4 cup water into banana. Add banana mixture to dry mixture and stir to blend into a dough. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop cookies (about one tablespoon) onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 18–20 minutes or until edges are crispy and center is still soft; remove from sheet and let cool before serving.


Beefy Five-Bean Soup in a Jar

Ingredients for the jar:

1/3 cup dry pinto beans
1/3 cup dry split green peas
2 packets salt-free beef bouillon powderBeefyFiveBeanSoup
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon dry minced onions
1 tablespoon dry minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon crushed rosemary
1/3 cup dry black beans
1/3 cup dry great northern beans
1/3 cup dry kidney beans
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pint mason jar with lid

Steps to assemble jar:

Layer all ingredients in jar. Place lid tightly on jar and give as gift with cooking instructions.

Ingredients for cooking, include this on a gift tag:

12 oz. lean ground beef, 7% fat
6 cups water
1 (14.5-oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

Cooking instructions, include this on a gift bag:

  1. Preheat large stockpot on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place 12-oz lean ground beef in stock pot; brown meat 5–7 minutes, stirring to crumble, until no pink remains.
  2. Add 6 cups water, tomatoes, and contents of jar to beef. Cover and bring to a boil for two minutes.
  3. Reduce mixture to a simmer; cook uncovered 1–1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender and soup is thick. Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve with your favorite crusty bread.


We hope this has inspired you to put together something special for those you love! What homemade gift baskets have you put together?


Sasha W.

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Sasha W. began her career at Publix in 2007 as a cashier and has since gained experience in both Event Planning and Social Media – which is perfect, because the combination of those two interests are what drive the writing behind her favorite blog posts! A New England girl turned southern belle, Sasha loves taking her puppy on tropical adventures all throughout Florida. Describing herself as fifty percent manatee and fifty percent flamingo, Sasha hopes to bring fun and unique ideas to your future events!

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