Best of … sweets and treats by mail

A list of the best of sweets and treats by mailContributed by Tim Brugger, Top 10 Guru

The Holidays – actually ANY days – are all about giving, loving your fellow man and serious sweets and treats.

It’s nearly impossible to open the front door, sign a little form, receive a box of goodies and not feel just a bit merrier than you did before. And if you are mailing ordering sweets at random times during the year, they will arrive with the element of surprise, and really delight the recipient!

This, of course, isn’t news and as such there are an endless number of options. To help you narrow the scope and save time during your hectic day, here are the best of sweets and treats by mail.

Wine Country Gift Baskets

Decorated cookies

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Gorgeous and yummy, decorated cookies are perfect for every occasion, like these “new baby” cookies from Wine Country Gift Baskets. Send thank you cookies, congratulations cookies and “welcome spring” cookies. Then drop in for a visit. You can even bring the glass of milk!

Popcorn store

Sweet popped corn

peppermint popcorn

Popcorn or snack stores have an assortment of popped corn goodies, but their extensive online store doesn’t stop there. There are plenty of Christmas and other Holiday candy-mix-in selections, like candy cane, peppermint and dark chocolate drizzled popcorn. Have a fire-fanatic in the family? They can set you up with jalapeno popcorn, too.

Sphinx Ranch Gourmet Gift Market

Nutty for the holidays


Pecans have slowly but surely become the favored nut of the holidays over the decades. It must be the innate sweetness these little beauties bring the festivities. And, naturally, they combine with other delicious nuts for a seasonal gift basket. And that’s just what you’ll find at Sphinx Ranch Gourmet Gift Market; this is particularly evident with their wide assortment of dried fruit and nuts.

Savannah’s Candy

Toffee in a tin

A list of the best of sweets and treats by mail

Homemade toffee with a dusting of Georgia pecans; the ultimate in sweets and treats. The only thing better is a full, 14 ounce tin of homemade toffee with a dusting of Georgia pecans. Savannah Candy will be more than happy to package this up and send it that special someone for you. A little icing on this toffee cake is the knowledge that you’ll actually have some money left over for a gift or two.

Midwestern specialty store

Fudge this good SHOULD be sinful!


There’s fudge, and then there’s fudge. You know what I mean. There’s the kind you get at the mall. It’s kind of grainy and usually too sweet. And then there’s real fudge. The kind that’s made with real butter and real chocolate and just the right amount of sugar. That real fudge? That’s what you get from any number of Midwestern regional stores. Melt in your mouth chunks of chocolate heaven. Send someone an amazing sweet treat.

Online Bakery Catalogs

Chewy, rich fudgy brownies – just add the glass of milk


Let’s see. They’re brownies. They come in a variety flavors. And they’ll deliver them to your door? Yup, that’s pretty much heaven. Thanks to online bakery catalogs, magic really does happen. And it comes packed for your favorite holiday, special occasion or just because.

No grocery store bakery tastes here. This is the real thing, even better than homemade because you can send them anywhere without messing up your own kitchen. All you have to add is a tall glass of ice cold milk. Mmmmmmmm.

Cookies by Design

Cookies that taste like home


Cookies are one of the most popular sweets. Except for mom sending a care package to a homesick child at school, few people send cookies as gifts. And that’s a shame, because people love getting cookies! Thank goodness for Cookies by Design, because they are bringing back the cookie – better than homemade – as a gift.

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