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  • Writer's pictureCaylie Poola

Gift Ideas (that will make you hungry)

Sometimes, you just don't know what to get someone.

They either have it all, want nothing, you don't know them well enough, or maybe you want to send something to an entire family or household (knock a few birds with one stone, the saying goes).

This is where I come in, and have you covered, (again).

Today there are so many bakeries that specialize in shipping desserts nationwide, that edible arrangements (while still a good choice), face some fierce competition. The best part of this gift guide is yes, it applies for the holiday season, but it works just as well for anything you may celebrate where you find yourself looking to show someone you are thinking of them. Or just treat yo' self.

I seriously recommend you take a look at all the products each of these bakeries offer, as you may find yourself drooling over your laptop at a dessert that didn't make the photo on the official list.

This guide is so good you may find yourself forgetting who you're shopping for, getting hungry & ordering a cake for yourself.

No judgements here.


Milk Bar is a bakery that has storefronts in many cities. Their claim to fame are the aesthetic but delicious cakes that have no frosting on the sides with cake truffles on top. They have cakes, truffles, cookies and pie. They also have a signature seasonal flavor! I had their vanilla cake for my birthday, and let me tell you, it was worth it.

Danas Bakery ($25 and up)

Out of New Jersey, Danas Bakery is infamous for the Mookie, a macaroon and a cookie. With outrageous and fun flavors, these Mookies are a must. A new flavor is added monthly! Additionally, Danas Bakery ships standard (but fun) macaroons and cookies. As a plus - everything is Gluten Free & Kosher!

A small business started in NYC, Jars by Dani has a variety of layered dessert jars perfect for any occasion. You can order mini or full sized jars in a variety of flavors!

With two NYC locations, the Donut Pub has it all - donuts, cookies, and croissant donuts. You can even order them online, in a variety of packs! They have so many sweet, savory and overall fun, mouth watering flavors.

Made in New York, Boozy Ice Cream is the most unique dessert delivery option I have seen yet. It's ice cream - infused with alcohol. They even have ice cream sundae cocktail kits! This would make any birthday, holiday party, sleepover or self - care night just, well, next level.

Known for their adorable, delicious & fun flavored bite sized cupcakes, ordering Baked by Melissa is always a good idea. You can customize your own packs of cupcakes for any celebration or holiday. Trust me, they are SO good!

Cupcakes in a jar. A mother daughter duo started Wicked Good Cupcakes with the goal of being able to ship worldwide. (How sweet - literally!)

A personal favorite, Sprinkles Cupcakes (with various locations around the US) also ships cupcakes nationwide! They are unreal. Sprinkles also has cookies, layer cakes, DIY at home kits and "pupcakes"!

Shipping nationwide, The Naughty Cookie is definitely on the top of my must - try list. All vegan (but don't let that scare you away), these cookies come in a variety of flavors & are sure to be a hit!

These are NOT your average brownies. Coming in flavors of everything from cookie dough, peppermint to peanut butter & jelly, these brownies really are to die for. You can order in custom tins, pre - made packs, or by flavor. Sign me up, like RN.

NYC based Magnolia Bakery is infamous for their Banana Pudding and their appearance on the beloved show, Sex and the City. Magnolia ships their baked goods nationwide. I mean if Carrie Bradshaw loved it, you will too.

Treat House is a small business started by two elementary schoolers who loved bake sales. Since then, a family business, treat house lets you order custom packs of their reimagined rice Krispy treats that seriously, look SO good. They also do so much charity work with their proceeds so this is a place I really, really recommend. ordering from.

Based out of NYC, (once again), NY Cake Pops has the cutest cake pops ready to order for any occasion. They make everything by order, and its another small business. Not to mention, something about a cake pop is so fun & a huge crowd pleaser.


Ok, so, how hungry are you on a scale of 1 -10?

This gift guide was SO fun to make, I loved how many of these bakeries were female run, small businesses, and gave back to charity! Giving the gift of dessert might just be the next best thing this holiday season.

I mean, I know I wouldn't complain if I got sent cupcakes.

Would you?

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