Baby boomers are possibly the largest American generation alive, making up roughly 77 million of the population.
That means that when holidays or birthdays roll around, chances are there’s a baby boomer you’re gift shopping for. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a gift that someone from a completely different generation will enjoy. Technological gifts are often lost on them, so where do you turn then?
Food, of course! You simply can’t go wrong with choosing a specialty treat.
If you’re looking for gifts for older couples and single baby boomers alike, check out some of the tastiest consumable gifts below!
You can’t go wrong when gifting fruit. It’s delicious and healthy for you, and there’s a bunch of options to choose from.
If you’re looking for a more decadent option, consider an Edible Arrangement. The arrangements are often styled to look like bouquets, and many of them include some chocolate covered pieces as well. You have the option to choose from smaller to large arrangements, depending on if you are buying a gift for just one person or a gift for an older couple.
You could also go with a subscription to have fresh fruit delivered monthly. With The Fruit Company you can choose from 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions. They have a bunch of different fruit combinations, so you’ll definitely find one that the boomer you’re buying for will like!
If the recipient already has plenty of fruit at home, gift them some cheese to go with it! Cheese is an excellent gift for those who are more interested in savory, hearty edibles.
The Wisconsin Cheese Mart allows you to choose a gift box with a handful of different cheeses included. The variety makes constructing an elegant cheese board super easy.
They already have fruit and cheese, you say? Well, the next logical step would be to add some wine! There are plenty of services that offer wine samplers, but the Tasting Room is one convenient option.
Most of their gifts come in either 3 or 6 bottle options. There’s plenty to choose from, and all the bottles are beautifully decorated, so your boomer can shelf it in style if they choose not to open it right away.
Coffee is undoubtedly one of the biggest crazes right now. You can’t walk more than ten steps without happening upon a Starbucks or an indie coffee shop. But it’s not just millennials buying coffee—boomers have always been crazy about it too!
Bean Box is one company that provides coffee sampler gifts available for any price range! They also give you the option to enroll the baby boomer into a coffee of the month club.
If you’re looking for a more well-known brand, Peet’s Coffee offers gift samplers as well! They even offer K-cup samplers!
Those who aren’t coffee fanatics typically tend to be tea aficionados. For that tea fan, consider buying a tea sampler.
If you know they have a tea pot that has a strainer for loose teas, look into getting a sampler from Arbor Teas. All their loose teas are organic, and they have a wide selection, ranging from white teas to Indian black teas. Their loose teas even come in compostable pouches—perfect for eco-friendly boomers!
If you’re searching for a tea bag sampler, check out Art of Tea. They have a wide selection as well and provide options from dessert teas to caffeine free sampler options.
6. Retro Candy
If the boomer you’re gift hunting for has a sweet tooth, consider getting them a retro candy box.
There’s lots of subscription based services that will send some old school candies each month as a gift, but this gift is available outside of subscription box services as well.
Old Time Candy is a company that specializes in retro candy. The company is run by self-proclaimed “certified boomers” Karen and Donny Ray, whose mission is to spread the nostalgia that comes with eating old school candy.
Old Time Candy has a wide range of products, but one that serves well as a gift for baby boomers is their decade candy gift box. You can choose from the 50’s all the way up to the 90’s or an assortment from all the decades. The gift box also comes in both a 2lb and 4lb version.
7. Caramel Corn
If you aren’t worried about breaking any teeth, buy them some caramel corn! Caramel corn is a consumable gift that will bring them back to fond memories at a ball game or a stroll on the boardwalk during summer vacation.
You can order some of the sweet, crunchy treat from Popcornopolis. You can either buy it in a large tin or cute, tiny single-serving cones! You can also build a custom assortment if you want to include some of their other popcorn options as well!
If wine isn’t the baby boomer’s alcoholic beverage of choice, there are plenty of ways to gift them some beer instead.
Total Wine & More provides super affordable gift options that are delivered straight to the boomer’s home.
If you’re looking for a more specialized craft brew, you can try out The Micro Beer Club. You can choose from their Hop Head California IPA Basket, the Craft Beer Sampler Basket, or a Custom Basket (26 beers of your choice). All of their options come with a few snacks and accessories included!
If you’re worried about beer seeming like too simple a gift, consider adding on one of the great gifts from CoolieNation. They give you the ability to create custom beer coolies, and it’s the perfect way to put a personal touch on your gift for a boomer.
9. Jam and Syrup
I would bet money that the boomer you are buying for eats toast or pancakes at least once a week. If that’s the case, buy them a jam and syrup sampler!
Blackberry Patch provides really affordable gift crates, filled with jams and syrups. Some of their flavored fruit syrup crates even have pancake mix included! Treats range from blueberry syrup to blackberry jam to apple butter! You’re sure to find something that the baby boomer you’re buying for will like!
Of course, chocolate has to end up somewhere on this list. Just about everyone is a chocolate fan, and there’s plenty of ways to gift it. Lake Champlain Chocolates has everything from gift boxes and samplers to chocolate of the month subscriptions! They even have a vegan sampler option available!
It’s very hard to go wrong when gifting chocolate!
Relax! You Got This! The Best Consumable Gifts
No matter what you end up going with, the baby boomer is sure to love it! Eating is one of the most enjoyable parts of life, even as you grow older; so, choosing a consumable gift is an easy way to make sure your gift is usable for them!
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