This is the perfect alternative to giving a gift certificate or bath set! (And I’m sure we’ve all given our fair share of those.) Anyone on your list will enjoy the goodies from National Geographic’s new online store Foods of the World. Through this site, purchase foods from all over the globe, join a monthly food club, research different countries, browse great recipes, learn about cheeses, plus tons more!  

The Taste of France package, with its gourmet cheeses, Nicoise olives, and traditional butter cookies, would be a classy gift for the host of any holiday party. The Coffee Break Gift Basket, filled with coffees from Italy, Holland, and the world’s tropical regions, along with delicious biscuits and cakes to accompany them, is ideal for a friend who just has to start her morning with a cup of joe. And of course there’s always the Chocolate Bars of the World Gift Collection, filled with chocolate bars and chocolate-covered treats from all over the world.

To make things even more user-friendly, there are several ways to organize your search for the perfect gastronomic gift for the world traveler: by country, by food type, by gift type, by price (anywhere from under $50 to over $100), holiday favorites and best sellers. So maybe you want to find something from Portugal for your Portuguese aunt who hasn’t been able to make it home in a while; something from Australia for the friend who recently traveled down under; or maybe your best friend has always wanted to go to Greece but just hasn’t made it yet-you can give him a little piece of Greek culture for Christmas. Also check out the monthly food clubs that are available from 3-12 months, and the the collection of travel books.

I think I’m gonna love this site! Foods of the World from National Geographic.