Edible gifts are perfect for every occasion.

Giving business gifts is hard. It’s difficult to know what people like. Ordering apparel for your team or staff is tricky because clothes can be the wrong size. And what seems like a fun and handy gift to one person may not be to another. So what can you do? There’s actually a quite simple answer: give edible gifts.

Everyone eats. It’s a vital part of basic survival as a living organism. And for most people, food is so much more than just sustenance.

Things like grandma’s lasagna are practically part of the family. And it’s cultural – what’s more American than a cheeseburger and fries?

And around the holidays, it’s also traditional. Whether it’s turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving or black-eyed peas for New Year’s, certain foods help mark the occasion.

And because food is so ubiquitous, what better way to show appreciation than with edible gifts?

According to an industry report, food is the most popular business gift. And no matter whether your tastes run sweet or savory, you’re sure to find something delicious that will be appreciated.

Think about it: a gift as simple as a tin of popcorn (the regular triumvirate of cheese and caramel, of course) is always welcome. Whether it’s a shared snack for the office or something to take home for family movie night, it’s a fun edible gift that everyone will appreciate.

But the sky is the limit..

If you’re looking to make a bigger impact, baskets of cheese and crackers are always in good taste. And there are so many other options to choose from – fresh-baked cookies in custom tins, flavored coffee gift baskets or treats of nostalgic candies.

Even better, many edible gifts are customizable. From handsome packaging to personalized insert cards, candies in your colors to cookies with full-color logos, edible gifts let you go the extra mile to show your gratitude. And whatever you choose, edible gifts are sure to be a winner.

For more ideas on gifts you can eat and drink, checkout Share the Season, the Festive Food Guide from Staples Promotional Products.