Need a quick hostess gift that doesn’t require wrapping? We think a gourmet box for foodies is always in good taste. Especially when it gives back a little too.

Yes, we already delivered a spiffy round-up of amazing gift subscription services for adults, but we couldn’t help including this fun new find that brings carefully curated gourmet goodies to your favorite foodies. Gourmet Spotting is a new NYC start-up by two globe-trotting foodies, who love to share their locally sourced and organic finds from around the world to help reinvigorate meals at home.

Each month you’ll get full-size gourmet products ranging from spices to teas to hot sauce to pasta to macarons. The box I tried included a huge bag of orechiette, a jar of hot sauce, a bottle of delicious organic, white truffle-infused olive oil straight from Italy, fair trade chocolates from Madagascar, and oodles of high quality tea that’s somehow helping me muddle through a nasty case of strep throat. Each item is something that I can imagine a friend choosing for me, and the packaging is pretty, too.

As you might guess, it’s pricier than a box of little snacks, although $29.99 (plus shipping) a month is less than a lot of foodie boxes we’ve seen lately. Plus you’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that for each box purchased, they donate a meal to charity.

They also have gourmet gift boxes available, if you’re not up for surprises. Not that anyone minds being surprised by truffles, right? -Delilah

Find Gourmet Gift Boxes and purchase monthly Tasting Box subscriptions at Gourmet Spotting.

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