18 of the Yummiest Desserts to Order Online This Holiday Season

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Sending a surprise holiday gift can get a little tricky. Do they already have it? Does it match their style? Do they even have space for it? But there’s one thing that’s always a crowdpleaser: food. More specifically, deliciously decadent desserts. And this holiday season, you can send everything from cookies and cake to cult-favorite treats — all sure to delight. Check out some of the internet’s most sumptuous offerings below, and if you’re looking to snag yourself some sweet treats, we won’t judge. You deserve a little sugar, too.

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Milk Bar

Milk Bar serves up seasonal treats like Peppermint Bark Cake and Pumpkin Dulce de Leche cake, but it’s their unique spins on old standards that have made them such a much-loved sweet spot. And that’s what you’ll get with their sampler. It features their six most famous desserts — including the legendary Compost Cookie (made with pretzels, potato chips, graham crackers, coffee, oats, and butterscotch), a slice of Milk Bar Pie (a salty-sweet, buttery confection that’s a take on Chess pie), and an assortment of truffles.

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Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest offers thoughtfully sourced, farm-fresh food that’s delivered frozen right to your door. And while you can snap up everything from full meals to smoothies, you won’t want to miss out on their delectable ice cream. A standout: Vanilla with Salted Swirled Black Sesame. It’s sweetened with natural maple syrup, so your loved ones won’t feel too guilty if they finish the pint in one sitting.

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Senza Gluten

Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean boring, especially when the experts at Senza are whipping up breads, cakes, and more — all sans gluten. Their ginger man cookies are a spin on traditional gingerbread cookies. Your giftees can enjoy them as they come or decorate them to further set the holiday mood.

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Williams Sonoma

The culinary masters at Williams Sonoma know what's up when it comes to creating goodies that capture the spirit of the season. This sampler includes three versions of their famed Peppermint Bark in collectible tins. Your friends and family will get salted bark (made with flaked sea salt), a dark chocolate version, and the original, made with custom-blended Guittard chocolate, triple-distilled peppermint oil, and crushed peppermint pieces.

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Marco Ice Cream

With ingredients sourced from around the globe, it can be tough to pick which flavor of Marco’s Ice Cream you want to gift. That’s why the build-your-own case option is perfect for giving to a large family or distributing as gifts to your neighbors ... or to keep for yourself for, uh, emergencies.

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We're confident that even Cookie Monster would give the stamp of approval to the Smart Cookie sampler from Mouth! After all, it includes two of their Sofi Award-winning treats (that’s basically the Olympics for cookies): Orange Pistachio Shortbread (gold medal winner) and Triple Ginger (best new cookie winner). It also includes Chocolate Sable cookies and a cute tote bag to boot. And you can add Peppermint Bark and Hot Chocolate on a Stick for an extra fun, festive treat.

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A perfect stocking stuffer, M&Ms allows you to personalize their iconic candies, changing up the color, adding custom text, choosing clip art (which ranges from seasonal-themed art to emoji-styled faces), and even printing an actual photo on the candy coating. Have them sent directly to your friends and family, or buy in bulk if you’re thinking of dropping off some socially distant favors for friends or baking some colorful holiday cookies.

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The Cake Boss is renowned for his inventive designs and gravity-defying constructions, but Buddy Valastro’s hiding some tasty treats underneath all the theatrics. His lobster tails are a must-have — just ask anyone who’s stood in the line around the block outside Carlo’s original Hoboken outpost to snag a box. Thanks to Goldbelly, you can send someone an eight-pack of the creamy, flaky pastries without waiting for hours on Washington Street.

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David's Cookies

Ah, the classic chocolate chip cookie. You can dunk it, heat it up so it gets all melty, or just gobble it up as is; no matter what, it's always delicious. David’s Cookies makes some of the most scrumptious versions around, using chunks of dark chocolate — not chips — to maximize chocolatey-ness. Their Merry Christmas Tin, full of freshly baked cookies, is a must-buy for any chocoholic on your list.

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Baked by Melissa

Baked by Melissa's tiny little cupcakes are delicious — and dangerous. After tasting one of their bite-sized treats, it's hard not to have another. And then another. And before you know it, you’ve eaten the whole box! That's why we recommend you go for the 50-pack sampler — which includes popular flavors like Mint Cookie, Red Velvet, and Peanut Butter and Jelly — when you gift it to your sweet-toothed friends and family.

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Harry & David

From fruits to candies to snacks, Harry & David truly has something for everyone, like that challenging client or that hard-to-shop-for aunt. And while they’re renowned for their gift baskets (Moose Munch is as good as everyone says, by the way), their bakery section offers a robust selection of treats as well. The Big Book of Christmas Cookies is especially sweet — in more ways than one. It includes 38 cookies (including their Christmas-tree cut-out shortbreads, as well as yummy varieties like Double Chocolate Cherry and Fruitcake) arranged in a whimsical package designed to look like a holiday book.

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Dylan's Candy Bar

The coolest candy shop on the block, Dylan’s Candy Bar crafts artfully packaged candy gifts and oh-so-sweet treats — like these hand-decorated chocolate sandwich cookies. You’ll get three cream-filled, crunchy cookies enrobed in chocolate and decorated to look like a smiling gingerbread man, Santa, and a holly berry-decorated red sugar cookie. The jolly-looking three-pack is a thoughtful addition to anyone's stocking or for your Secret Santa giftee.

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Russ & Daughters

As fans of Seinfeld know, a proper chocolate babka is everything. And New York's Russ & Daughters has perfected this time-honored treat. Their chocolate babka has two kinds of chocolate and a hint of coffee swirled around the delicately sweetened cake, making it the perfect mid-day snack or dessert (or Christmas morning breakfast, perhaps?) for the sugar lover on your list.

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Wicked Good Cupcakes

Wicked Good Cupcakes takes everything we love about cupcakes — the fluffy cake, the sweet frosting — and deconstructs them in reusable mason jars. You can select the flavors you think your friends and family will love for a six-pack assortment, even opting for seasonal favorites like Red Velvet Holiday Peppermint or Chocolate Gingerbread and Egg Nog. No matter what, make at least one pick the one that started it all: the signature “Wicked Good” cupcake, which boasts a cookie-like layer of peanut butter chocolate chip cake topped with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache. You can also opt to buy two-, four- and 12-packs.

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This sweet little trio includes a chunky choco-chip cookie chocolate bar, decadent birthday cake cookies bites, and hunks of delicious cookie dough dunked in chocolate and nuts. We bet your lucky recipient will first devour these delightful treats with their eyes and then gobble them up ASAP.

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There’s a lot of flavor in Tiny Pies little three-inch pies, which are made by hand in Austin, Texas from old family recipes. In the gift box, you get four of their best-selling varieties: Cherry, Dutchy’s Apple, Sweet Texas Pecan, and Texas Two-Step (a mix of chocolate brownie and pecan). They come ready to eat right out of the box — no baking necessary.

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All the favorites from that gold box of Godiva chocolates are here — each sitting quite prettily on top of a crispy, lightly sweet biscuit. This 20-piece box includes sumptuous flavors like hazelnut praline, dark chocolate and cocoa ganache, and, of course, the dark chocolate Lady Godiva biscuit.

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Neiman Marcus

It’s chocolate, with more chocolate, and then some more chocolate over that. Texas-based Tootie Pie company offers up this gluten-free chocolate cake made with coffee liqueur, Marquise mousse, and chocolate drizzle on top. The cacao lovers on your list will be in chocolate heaven after one bite.

This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: 18 of the Best Desserts to Order Online This Holiday Season