As the saying goes, the way to a foodie's heart is through their stomach. Whether they're an avid at-home chef, a kitchen gadget aficionado, or just love discovering fun and unique new snacks, every food-lover on your list will eat these gifts up. Scroll on to discover the best food gifts to send your foodie friends and family members this holiday season.
Forget quality time and acts of service—we truly believe cheese is the universal love language. AKA a box of cheese is pretty much guaranteed to be a foolproof gift. This new monthly subscription service from Jasper Hill Farm comes with at least three of the brand’s delicious cheeses, curated pairings, plus a cheese tool or essential cheese gear. Also nice: Shipping is included in the price, and you can sign-up for anywhere from one to 12 months.
Truffle makes everything better, and adding it to hot sauce is no exception to that life rule. The pairing may not be one you’d think of immediately, but it works better than you’d ever believe. Try it on eggs, fries, steak…you get the picture. This set features a trio of flavors, the original, a super hot one, and a white truffle variant, all packaged in a beautiful box that doesn’t even need wrapping.
You don’t have to spend big bucks for an espresso machine with all the bells and whistles and performance capabilities that coffee connoisseurs will go gaga for. This newbie has all kinds of high-end features to deliver espresso, lattes, and macchiatos as good as what you’d get at your local coffee shop; think things like digital temperature control and a 15-bar pressure pump. The price can’t be beat, and the compact size won’t take up too much of that precious countertop space.
This isn’t any ole trail mix. Inspired by the founder’s Persian heritage, this is a nod to the traditional ‘ajil’ found in Persian homes, a mix of nuts and fruits. The unique ingredients (think mulberries, golden berries) are sourced from across the globe, then combined into a perfectly balanced sweet and salty mix that’s hand-crafted in small batches. (And it just happens to be naturally gluten-free, vegan, and contains no preservatives or additives.) It’s, in a word, addicting, so make sure to grab a bag—or three—for yourself, too. There’s also a yummy ‘celebration’ variety that’s worth checking out.
The name of this brand means “to live,” AKA celebrate life and eat good chocolate. And good chocolate it is, made from cacao beans from Africa, Central America, and South America. This sampler box offers a nice sampling of some of their staples and best-sellers along with seasonal options, a mix of milk and dark chocolates.
A must-have for any carnivore, this techy tool is unlike any meat thermometer you’ve ever seen. It boasts Bluetooth and syncs to an app so you can easily monitor the temp—both internal and external—of whatever meat you’re cooking anytime, anywhere. The app itself also touts all kinds of helpful features, like tracking finishing and resting time, cooking tips, and more.
Homemade baked goods have had a major moment this year, but this option is so much easier than trying to keep a sourdough starter alive. Make no mistake, this is no Duncan Hines boxed mix (no offense, DH). Instead, these are chic cake mixes that feature interesting flavors—matcha cherry, anyone?—and come with decorative add-ons, like edible, 24K gold leaf.
We have yet to meet someone who couldn’t use a pots and pans upgrade, and this set is perfect for that. It’s the first-ever non-toxic, non-stick cookware out there, made with a safe and eco-friendly mineral-based coating instead of questionable Teflon. While a little pricey, this four-piece set features everything one could need in the kitchen: a fry pan, sauce pan, sauté pan, and Dutch oven. Also nice: It comes in pretty color options, like sage and dusty rose, that look good when left out on stovetops.
Sorry, but it just doesn’t get more luxurious than caviar. This brand offers white sturgeon caviar, sustainably sourced in California, and is completely preservative-fee. The tin comes in a beautiful wooden box complete with a mother-of-pearl spoon, because, luxury.
The founders of Blk & Bold set out to bring more diversity to the coffee industry, as well as give back in a big way. Five percent of the brand’s proceeds are donated to supporting causes such as homelessness, food insecurities, and supporting at-risk youth, making this gift choice for anyone looking for a gift that gives back. And let’s not forget to mention that the coffee is delicious, too—a nutty, medium roast, that’s 100-percent fair trade. Plus, coffee is arguably one of the most practical gifts, ever.
Here’s one for the non-coffee drinkers. This brand offers small batch chai concentrates and latte blends using tea sourced from an organic and biodynamic farm in India. This cute, festive set features a turmeric latte mix that’s warming and perfectly spicy along with a classic masala chai blend, plus a stainless steel strainer to make prepping both a breeze.
Fun, accessible, unique delicious—the recipes in Eden Grinshpan’s first cookbook check all of the boxes. Not to mention the book itself is beautiful, and full of drool-worthy photographs of the yummy recipes. You truly can’t go wrong with any of the options, but the homemade pita recipe is a game-changer and easy enough for any level chef on your list.
Wine is always a great gift, but a gift to a *unique* wine club is even better. Every month, the team of sommeliers curates a set of four wines that they’re loving based on a set theme. And, as a fun add-on, you can text them upon receipt to set up a virtual tasting to learn more about said wines as you sip ‘em.
Parachute may be known for their luxe bed and bath offerings, but they recently expanded into tabletop with this artisanal collection. Any home chef will love the simple yet sophisticated, handmade, ceramic plates, a universal size that works for every meal, in a stunning inky hue that will make all of their food creations pop.
Is there anything that “screams” foodie more than gourmet olive oil? We think not. This new version, the brainchild of Greek-American actress Anastasia Ganias-Gellin, is made from 100-percent Greek olives, lauded for containing even higher levels of anti-inflammatory polyphenols than other olives. The multi-dimensional flavor makes it versatile to use in any number of ways.
Every home chef needs a good apron, and this cotton option comes with a number of handy features. The bottom corners have built-in pot holders that offer hand protection up to 250 degrees, it features two deep pockets to store spoons and spatulas, and has a conversion chart in one of the pockets for mindless measuring. The stylish frock is extra long, too, and comes in six muted colors.
Impress the grill masters on your list with this innovative new charcoal grill that's powered by biodegradable charcoal pods, similar to the concept of single serve K-cups. The compact grill is perfect for apartment porches and small outdoor spaces, but it's also portable and can be easily packed for camping trips. No petroleum-based lighter fluids needed.
Choice for the giftee who both has a sweet tooth and is health conscious, this box comes with six pints of the brand’s plant-based ice creams. Rich and creamy, they’re all free of refined sugars, as well as weird gums and fillers. The recipient gets to choose from yummy flavors like Rich, Rippled Berry Compote and Ooey, Gooey, Midnight Fudge.
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