Gift shopping for your favorite foodie can be a tough job. They really know their stuff when it comes in all things kitchen and food-related. Whether that be what kitchen tools to use to make the easiest (and most delectable) dinner recipes, or having an endless amount of unique cookbooks.
Thankfully, here at Good Housekeeping, we’re well familiar with all things food, too! From discovering the next big cooking technique or creating delicious dishes with unique ingredients, it’s easy to say we’re obsessed with all things food. So to help make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve pulled together the best gifts for foodies.
Think time-saving gadgets, great stocking stuffers or something tasty they can incorporate into their everyday cooking. So when it comes to shopping for the chef in your life, look no further for the most thoughtful and unique presents to spoil your friends and family this gift-giving season. What you’ll find ahead is a slew of so many must-have gifts, you might end up taking a few for yourself. These fun picks (including luxury tools, personalized gifts and inexpensive presents) are sure to impress the food lovers in your life.
My Family Cookbook
This customizable book will let the foodie in your have free reign to create the cookbook of their dreams. With enough pages to store 80 of their favorite recipes, it also boasts spots to include photos of their prized dishes as well as space for family members to review each yummy creation.
Reversible Cutting Board Made of Solid West African Crelicam Ebony Wood
Get them two cutting boards for the price of one. One side showcases a gorgeous black wood slate, while on the other, they’ll find a marbled blend of light and dark hues. It’ll be a stunning addition to any kitchen.
Minute Cocktail Sugar Cube Trio
Make their happy hour a little more happy with these concentrated cocktail cubes. Just have them drop one of these in a shot of their spirit of choice, let it sit for a minute, muddle it—and have them cheers to a delicious drink that took no time to make.
Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit
Any foodie is excited to serve home-grown food, and with this super-simple, mess-free mushroom log, it’s easy as ever.
Cheesemonger’s Picks Cheese of the Month Club
Twelve months of cheese? This is the gift that keeps on giving.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
Coffee and tea drinkers alike will never go back to their regular mug after they experience the Ember. You can set it to your preferred temperature, and the mug will maintain your beverage’s temp, for the most enjoyable morning brew.
The Care Package
Wow your friends and family this holiday season with a gift of mouthwatering, restaurant-quality meat and seafood — from the world’s rarest Japanese wagyu steaks to heritage pork, pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed steaks, and more. Perfect for the foodie or hard-to-shop-for person in your life — choose from a curated gift bundle or make your own personalized gift box. Shop gifting here.
Gourmet Salt Sampler
The best gifts come in tiny packages, and that couldn’t be truer for The Spice Labs’ salt vials. These cute gifts of gourmet salt are the perfect stocking stuffer if you take them out of the gift set, and will come in handy for those friends who are looking for a little extra seasoning on the go.
Hot Sauce Set
Looking for a gift to spice things up? These seven hot sauces, with the cutest packaging, hits all the heat levels, smoky chipotle to death-by-ghost pepper.
Personalized Coffee Scoop
If you’re looking for a personalized gift that the coffee connoisseur in your life will use every day, look no further. Pick the perfect message to engrave on this coffee scoop (that doubles as a bag clip), and this Etsy designer will handle the rest.
Portable Chopsticks with Case
For the on-the-go eater, these portable stainless steel chopsticks will let them enjoy their favorite creations (or take-out) from anywhere.
Pickling Fermenting Kit
Fermentation is serious business. These handy and easy-to-store jars will make the process of pickling their favorite veggies super easy. Each set comes with a recipe book, bursting with tons of ideas to help them get started.
The Fixie Pizza Cutter
Who knew pizza cutters could be so fun and look oh so cool?
Polished Marble Rolling Pin with Wooden Cradle
Know someone obsessed with baking? Marble rolling pins help keep the dough cooler longer than most rolling pins, making this a useful tool for any pastry lover.
If your favorite cooking connoisseur’s kitchen space is a bit on the smaller size, they’ll love Our Place’s non-stick Always Pan. Designed to replace every kitchen’s usual pieces of cookware, this life-changing pan will let them cook to their heart out while leaving them with more room to store other gadgets in their space.
Matcha Making Set
Make their mornings a little easier with this kit. Featuring a bamboo whisk, a whisk holder, a scooper and a spoon will help them make a perfect cup of matcha in a flash.
Sriracha Sampler Gift Box
If you’re shopping for a Sriracha lover, you can’t go wrong with this gift set featuring three spicy sauces.
Marshmallow of the Month Club
Great for young foodies, and grown ups alike, this kit includes everything you need for an epic s’more party, like artisan marshmallows. Who doesn’t want a sweet treat that arrives at their door every month?
Arm your friends with these great dice and they’ll never question what to make for dinner again. With each block touting different proteins, starches, cooking methods and more, just a roll will help shake up dinner (literally) every night of the week.
A professional cook will appreciate this attachment’s power for quickly caramelizing brûlées, crisping up fish skin or adding color to gently-cooked veggies.
Empanada and Churro Maker Machine
Like a waffle maker, but for churros and empanadas.
Classic 8 Inch Chef’s Knife
A favorite of the Good Housekeeping Institute, this gift equips any foodie to prepare all of their fave dishes. It’s sharp and versatile, can slice onions and tomatoes, chop any veggie and a bone chicken, so it’s perfect for any chef-in-the-making.
Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro
The newest set-it-and-forget-it is an excellent gift for cooking aficionados. This sous vide machine heats a water bath in record time and maintains the temperature within .1 degree, providing the perfect cooking environment for anything from easy boiled eggs to a restaurant-style steak. It was also deemed best of the test in Good Housekeeping’s sous vide research.
Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit
This great gift adds a little luxury to any trip. TSA-approved, and including all of the ingredients for your friend’s fave cocktail, this present will help their flight fly by.
Chocolate lovers will go crazy for this assorted box of sweet treats. Greyston’s Bakery, based in Yonkers, NY, not only crafts these delicious brownies and blondies, but they also utilize an “Open Hiring” system to prevent discrimination during the hiring process, which allows for greater work opportunities for marginalized communities. A gift you can feel great about giving.
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Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap
Say goodbye to plastic wrap once and for all with this reusable food wrap. Trim to the size you want, wrap up your food, then when you’re finished, wash with warm water and store for another use. It’s the best gift for your eco-friendly foodies.
Chamomile Tea Plus CBD
Tea Tasting Assortment Presentation Box
If your bestie is a tea drinker, Tea Forte’s tea sampler is the perfect gift. With 20 flavors to choose from, Earl Grey to Ginger Lemongrass, she’ll be sure to find her next favorite brew.
Cast Iron Skillet
There isn’t really anything that you can’t cook in this versatile pan. Whether you’re looking for the crispiest seared chicken or golden-brown pancakes, this pre-seasoned cast iron skillet does it all, which makes it the perfect all-in-one gift.
There’s nothing cozier than curling up on the couch with hot tea or cocoa. No handles means having to use two hands to sip, savor and enjoy — plus, it comes in four colors to match your mood.
Plain Dark Chocolate Truffles
These dark chocolate truffles melt in your mouth and are not overly coated in cocoa like other we’ve tried. You’ll want to get a pack for yourself, as well.
Mulling Spice Set
Sauce Sampler Box
Upgrade your pantry with this collection of dipping, simmer and hot sauces, full of fresh ingredients and packed with flavor.
From pressing a panini to whipping up a big batch of pancakes, this easy-to-clean griddle is a mealtime game changer.
Stubb’s Sticky Sweet BBQ Sauce, 18 oz
12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster
Serve up restaurant-worthy food with this dual toaster and air fryer. Oh, and it connects to Alexa so you can use your smart phone to adjust the settings without getting up.
Milk Chocolate 32% Bar, Caramel Sea Salt
You’ll feel really good about gifting these decadent bars of chocolate: Tony’s Chocolonely is on a mission to end modern slavery in the cocoa industry worldwide.
Johnny Apron in Broomsticks
For your friend who invites you over every week for a dinner party: she’ll love this elegant vibrant apron.
This gift is great for the new cook or seasoned pro looking for a place to store recipes — and it’s particularly special for holding onto those passed down between family and friends.
Coming In Hot Apron
Now everyone will know that their cooking skills are on fire.
Vanilla Berry Truffle Tea
Any tea drinker will love a cup of this vanilla-infused blend as an afternoon pick me up.
There are days we don’t take our aprons off, and this one’s so comfortable we sometimes leave it on even when we’re not cooking. The crossback design fits over your head easily and adjusts, leaving behind little gaps.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
If your mom loves to cook for a crowd, this dutch oven from Le Creuset is a top pick. This pot can go from stove to oven to table and comes in an array of vibrant colors.
The Classic DIY Cake Kit
The company, Goldbelly, makes gifting baking kits so much easier. This adorable kit comes with everything your foodie needs to make a three-layer confetti cake, including fondant to make the most colorful sweet treat ever, and it’s great for kids and grown-ups.
Good Housekeeping Cookbook
This classic recipe book, including 1,200 triple tested recipes from the trusted magazine, is an excellent present for any cook. Its recipes are easy to follow, so whether you’re gifting to a foodie novice, or to your mom, who has cooked for her whole life, there is a dish in here for everyone.
Every host should have a set of champagne flutes. These delicate glasses are inscribed with festive words that make them the best for any occasion – Christmas, birthdays, even engagements!
Not only does Jewels for Hope sell the prettiest jewelry (like these adorable avocado earrings your foodie friends will wear every day), but they also donate 10% of sales to a charity of your choice.
Little Kitchen Helper Knife Set
If you’ve got Top Chef Juniors in the making, give the gift of this three piece set. It teaches your little cook to cut and peel properly, and includes a finger guard to avoid injury.
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