Gifting Food: It Just Got a Lot Easier

I think about food all of the time as I really enjoy cooking, though it can be a bit of a challenge at my house. My wife is allergic to peppers and anything spicy and hates onions. My daughter hates mushrooms but loves onions. My son will eat about anything however he lives about 800 miles away but he surely spoils us when he’s home for a visit. Still, with family and friends, food helps to create that special bond, particularly around the holidays. While gifting food has been a challenge, it just got simpler with the introduction of several new GiftNow partners.

Gifting Food: Coffee, Donuts and Home Prepared Meals

Last week, GiftNow announced three new partnerships with leading food and beverage companies: Peet’s Coffee, Duck Donuts and Home Chef. These partnerships can help make it easier for gifting food to family, friends and business colleagues, either by gifting specific products (such as Peet’s coffees and teas) or giving gift cards with personalized greetings that allows the recipient to select the item they want (as with Duck Donuts and Home Chef).

Peet’s Coffee: Only the Freshest

Peet’s Coffee is making its roasted-to-order coffees available for personalized digital gifting with GiftNow. With GiftNow, Peet’s enables customers to digitally gift personalized experiences to friends and loved ones, who will then receive a unique unboxing experience and have the opportunity to modify their gift to their taste and preferences and update delivery information before their gift ships. Peet’s customers can use GiftNow for special occasions, holidays and “just because” celebrations.

“Creating an unparalleled customer experience has always been Peet’s mission,” said Justin Brennan, vice president digital marketing and e-commerce, Peet’s Coffee. “We’re excited about the ability to gift the perfect coffee for each palette and hope that giving our customers the ability to personalize the Peet’s Coffee gifting experience will make their holiday shopping easier and more fun. And ensure that everyone unwraps a gift they’ll love.”

Gifting Food: Peet's Coffee
Peet’s coffee and some candy is hard to beat!

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Duck Donuts: Gift a Maple Bacon Donut and Much More

Many would consider great gourmet donuts the perfect item for gifting food!

Well, gifting Duck Donuts and delivering smiles just got a “hole” lot easier with the launch of Duck Donuts’ enhanced personalized digital gift card program. Powered by GiftNow, guests can order digital gift cards directly from the Duck Donuts website with ease.

Gifting Food: Duck Donuts
Can you spot the maple bacon donut?

“With our new digital gifting experience, we are elevating our level of personalized convenience for our guests that wish to sprinkle happiness with the gift of Duck Donuts to family, friends and coworkers near or far,” said April Hoelscher, Duck Donuts vice president of marketing. “Our goal for our new digital gift cards is to provide a seamless customer experience and allow our guests to interact with our brand in a way that best fits their needs.”

Duck Donuts digital gift cards are available in seasonal, everyday or special occasion designs, and can conveniently be sent via email, text or printed out and hand delivered. Guests can add a personalized written, video or picture greeting message that the recipient will see upon opening the animated gift online. You can check out their gift card offerings here.

If You’re Looking for Gifting Food, How About a Complete Meal from Home Chef?

Maybe you have some friends or family that are tired of shopping for food or aren’t able to get out of the house to go to the grocery store. Home Chef, a leading meal solutions company that’s owned by Kroger, with both a retail and online presence, is offering a new digital gifting platform integrated with GiftNow. The new platform provides a holistic gift card purchasing experience by enabling shoppers to send personalized e-gift cards and give physical gift cards.

Gifting Food: Home Chef meals
Gift some Home Chef Shrimp Carbonara

To help celebrate the holidays, special occasions and everyday moments, Home Chef’s GiftNow digital gift card platform features a range of seasonal and evergreen e-gift card designs and includes options to add video messages, photos and personalized notes. With options to send customized e-gift cards by email or text, gifters can schedule gift card delivery instantly or up to three months in advance. 

“We’re excited to elevate our digital gifting operations and offer customers more options to personalize and send gift cards,” said Eric Dean, Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships, Home Chef. “By partnering with GiftNow, we have transformed the gifting experience at, making it more experiential, customizable and accessible for both gifters and recipients.” 

You can check out the Home Chef digital gift card offerings here or you can get a physical/plastic gift card here.

Food: An Exciting New Opportunity for Gift Gifting

In addition to the exciting array of clothing, cosmetics, jewelry and accessories, we’re excited to add Home Chef, Peet’s and Duck Donuts to the family of GiftNow partners. I hope you’ll be able to add these great brands to your gifting this holiday season.

Kevin Payne is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing for GiftNow

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