9 Gift Ideas For The Candy Enthusiast in Your Life
Sweet treats make terrific gift ideas for friends, family, or any other candy enthusiasts in your life, but there are ways to spice it up!
Candy can be a place of nostalgia for many people. The sights and smells of an old-fashioned candy store bring back a flood of fun memories of simpler times. If you want to surprise your loved ones with classic and thoughtful candy, try putting a new spin on it!
Today, we’re sharing nine fun gift ideas that any sugar lover will appreciate.
1. Candy Bouquets
If you’re tempted to gift flowers for an occasion like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, consider a bouquet of candy instead! This edible and delicious twist on a classic gift is sure to be a hit for the candy lover in your life. You can purchase candy bouquets in a specialty candy store ormake your own!
To tackle this DIY project, you’ll need:
- Some of your loved one’s favorite candies in various sizes
- Candy hearts
- A mason jar
- Wooden skewers, straws, or lollipop sticks
- Hot glue or super glue
Simply glue the candy packages and bars to the sticks. Once they’re all assembled, fill the jar with candy hearts and tuck the sticks inside. Add a ribbon around the top, and you’re good to go! The best part of this DIY gift is that it will give you some leftover candy to munch on.
2. Treat Towers
If you want a surefire way to impress the receiver, treat towers will help. A treat tower is like a jewelry box filled with candy instead of trinkets. It consists of three or more boxes, each slightly smaller than the other, stacked on top of each other. The boxes are filled with candy, stacked, and then tied together with a ribbon. This offers a unique twist on a birthday cake.
3. Personalized Candy
Personalized gifts are always a hit, so why not apply that to sweets? Try reprinting candy bar labels to customize a meaningful message. You could also use candy bars to spell out a messageas a poster. Some companies also offer their own unique customization options, too. No matter your direction, a personalized gift will show how much you care.
4. Freeze-Dried Candy
Everyone is familiar withfreeze-dried foods for storage or emergency purposes, but have you ever heard of freeze-dried candy? The freeze-drying process has been around for many decades, but it was only recently that most of the world became aware of the wonders offreeze-dried candy.
If you really want to impress your friend, family member, or significant other, gift them a new experience! Even if they’re a candy connoisseur, they’ve likely never tried freeze-dried candy before. Candy is a universal language everyone speaks, and freeze-dried sweets allow us to get to know these treats in new ways!
Candy Jan offers avast selection of freeze-dried goodies, including:
- Milk Duds
- Salt Water Taffy
- Air Head Bites
- Big Hunk
- Tootsie Rolls
- Caramel Bites
- Caramel M&M’s
- Fruity marshmallows
- Candy Corn
- Caramel Apple Pops
Freeze-dried candy is fun and special because it creates new textures and shapes while intensifying the flavors you already enjoy. These goodies bring delight in familiar and new ways!
5. Sampler Tasting Bundles
If you've never tried freeze-dried foods, we encourage you to try one of ourfreeze-dried sampler bundles and find out the magic and the difference for yourself. These bundles make excellent gifts for teachers, graduates, neighbors, family members, or anyone with a sweet tooth!
At Candy Jan, we’re thrilled to offer several freeze-dried bundles to help you discover your favorite option. We have a crunch tasting bundle, one for caramel lovers, a Skittles variety pack, a sampler tasting bundle with eight candies, a fun reactions bundle, and a house favorites samplers.
6. Inedible Candy Gifts
If the candy enthusiast in your life already has enough sweets to go around, consider gifting them something on-brand yet inedible. A donut-shaped pool floatie, a cupcake bath bomb, taffy-flavored lip balm, or a trip to a local candy-making factory are just a handful of gift ideas to consider. If they’re constantly receiving treats for every special occasion, they might enjoy some variety.
7. Dessert or Candy Making Cookbooks
If your loved one has a sweet tooth, they probably enjoy baking. A cookbook filled with plenty of recipes for delicious cookies, candies, cakes, and other mouthwatering desserts is something most candy lovers will appreciate. This gift is perfect for fueling every sugar lover's obsession.
8. Candy Making Kitchen Supplies
Munching on a piece of candy is always enjoyable, but making candy can be just as fun as eating it! Many specialty supplies are designed for making homemade caramels, gummies, lollipops, fudge, and more. Consider gifting a handy candy thermometer, boiler pot set, candy dipping tools, or gummy molds the next time your candy lover's birthday comes around.
9. Candy Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now, soa candy-themed board makes an excellent offering for just about anyone! Start by purchasing an assortment of candies in all colors, flavors, textures, shapes, and sizes to round out the platter and give it some visual oomph.
Next, partition the candies by size, flavor, and color. Pay attention to balance for colors and textures, and don’t become too regimented in your piling. A few spills of overflowing gummies onto the chocolate bars make the board feel more inviting.
Top off your candy charcuterie board with a card, banner, or another special message for the receiver.
Discover Delicious Freeze-Dried Candy From Candy Jan
If you’re looking for unique gift ideas for the candy enthusiast in your life, you’ve come to the right place! At Candy Jan, we have a vast assortment of classic sweets everyone loves. These candies make delightful gifts and late-night snacks and are an excellent addition to your freeze-dried food storage.