The holidays are upon us, and that means two things: sweets and presents! Sometimes both at the same time if you have a sweet tooth in your life.
Whether you’re getting a Secret Santa gift for that coworker who’s always hanging near the candy jar or trying to surprise a loved one with a very sweet present, candy gifts make the best holiday gifts. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best candy gift ideas for this holiday season.
12 Candy Gift Ideas for Your Candy-Loving Friends
1. Advent Calendar
Everyone loves an advent calendar. What’s better than unwrapping a new piece of candy every day as you count down to the sweetest day of the year?
This is a super versatile gift idea that’s great for friends, family, coworkers, and folks of every age. You can track down a themed advent calendar to match the recipient’s interests, grab a classic one for each of your kids, or even make a DIY advent calendar for an extra personal touch.
2. Candylocks Scented Dolls
Kid gift alert! These collectible surprise dolls are perfect for kids who love cotton candy. Half the fun is opening them: they’re wrapped up like a cotton candy cone, and kids have to move all the cotton-candy-like hair out of the way to reveal the doll. The best part? The dolls’ long locks actually smell like cotton candy. For kids who love a sweet surprise, this is a great candy gift idea.
3. Sugar Lip Scrub
Sugar lip scrubs are a popular DIY wellness trick you can easily do with household items to exfoliate your lips with a nice, smooth buff. But holidays are the time to splurge for your loved ones, so why not treat them to a luxe lip scrub they can use over and over again? Beauty enthusiasts will love the sweet, natural taste of this self-care gift.
4. Themed Oven Mitts
Does the candy lover in your life like to experiment in the kitchen with their own creations? Give them some kitchen tools that help them shine! Oven mitts are the perfect choice – they’re a thoughtful way to help them work on their sweet hobby while representing their unique personality. Whether you go for candy-themed oven mitts or something related to their other interests, like their alma mater or favorite TV show, they’re sure to appreciate anything that helps them make more sweet treats.
5. Candy Cookbook
This is another great candy gift idea for those who like to make their own candy. Let them explore all the sweet recipes they want with a cookbook full of candy recipes! Go for a theme, provide them with the fundamentals of candy-making… there are tons of options to choose from.
6. Gingerbread House Kit
Who doesn’t love getting their DIY on with a homemade gingerbread house? Luckily, there are tons of gingerbread house kits to help the sweet tooth in your life unleash their creativity without having to break out grandma’s gingerbread recipe. This is a fun and affordable candy gift idea for friends, coworkers, and especially kids who love holiday-themed crafts.
7. Chocolate Game Controller
Have a gamer in your life who also happens to love candy bars? They’ll love this video game “controller” made from chocolate. They might not be able to use it to take on the boss in their newest favorite video game, but the sweet taste of chocolate will make up for it. Just make sure not to mix it up with the regular controllers or you might have a mess on your hands…
8. Candy-flavored Lip Gloss
This candy gift idea is the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift for someone who wants to taste candy all day, every day. Whoever receives this will appreciate the sweet flavors, especially when the candy jar runs out.
9. Mimosa Sugar Cubes
Mimosas? Sugar? You can’t really go wrong with this candy gift idea. Their dentist might not be happy with you, but your sweet-toothed friend or family member will love you forever for treating them to this one-of-a-kind sweet that can be added directly to a glass of champagne to create an instant mimosa.
10. Chocolate-Covered Coffee Spoon
Looking for a DIY gift idea? Chocolate-covered coffee spoons are adorable and super easy to make! Help your friends and family add a super-sweet spike to their morning coffee with these candy gifts. The best part is how easy they are to customize to your friend or family member’s tastes. You can add white chocolate, dark chocolate, nuts, or whatever else you think would make a cup of coffee that much better.
11. DIY Candy Jar
This is another easily customizable candy gift idea with literally endless possibilities. To make a DIY custom candy jar, all you really need is some creativity, a few crafting tools, and some candy. Just make sure you find out your friend or family member’s favorites so you can give them a super personal surprise!
12. Candy Gift Box
Sometimes the simplest gift is the best gift, and for candy lovers, that means good old-fashioned candy. A Candy Club gift box is the perfect option. Shower your friends or loved ones with a holiday candy gift from Candy Club. You can choose between mostly sweets or mostly sours, and if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll share! Prefer to stock up on candy you know they’ll love and gift that instead? Check out some of our best holiday gift sets and be prepared to officially win at gift-giving this year!
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