If you ask us, the absolute best gifts are edible. Very few have been known to reject a personal platter stacked full of warm cookies — or, better yet, a basket of cupcakes sprinkled and frosted to perfection. So, unless you have a bunch of sweets-opposed peeps on your holiday-gift lists, the fresh-baked treat idea is a good one.
Don't go the Willy-Wonka route and turn your kitchen into a chocolate factory this year — instead, switch off your stand mixer and enlist some help from the online pros. From Milk Bar to Sugarfina and Levain Bakery, the 18 popular sweet shops ahead will ship treats straight to you and your giftees' — no recipes, hot ovens, or dirty pans necessary.
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