I’m not talking about fruitcake – those jokes are too numerous to repeat. I’m talking about the third tin of candycane bark from a reputable company. One household can only consume so much candycane bark; no shame in passing on the love, especially if you are travelling to someone else’s place for the holidays. A sealed food gift can be a great in person gift. It doesn’t have to be consumed in front of the giver (if you can regift, so can they after all); it doesn’t mess with their menu plans; it travels well; and it isn’t going to waste collecting dust in your pantry. When my parents get three high-end mail-order cakes as holiday gifts, I say great, I don’t need to make dessert on Christmas.