If you already have a gift in mind for that tricky person, by all means, run with it. If you're still looking, though, I've gathered some delicious artisan food gifts you can mail order. These are all things I've tried and liked very much, that are made in small batches with care.
Prefer something homemade? I've pulled together 15-plus things I've been known to make for people on my gift list. they run the gamut from super-easy (horseradish vodka) to a bit more time consuming (homemade marshmallows!). See all the Homemade Edible Gift Ideas. Or, you can keep with the classics, and send Christmas Cookies.
Stayed tuned: Tomorrow I'm going to share some of my favorite cookbooks from 2012.