Of all the people on your gift list this holiday season, one of the seemingly easiest is the one who enjoys eating. There are all sorts of foodie gifts available on the market, each catering to a different palate, preference, and personality. From game-changing tools for the budding home chef to pre-made treats that are delivered right to their doorstep, you can’t go wrong if the finished product involves something delicious. So, to inspire you on your search, here are some of the most wanted food gifts of 2019.
Every home chef needs good knives, but for the novices among us, it’s hard to know where to begin. Fortunately, Material Kitchen has curated this essentials set, which looks especially chic on their magnetic stand. The trio includes the brand’s The Almost 4” Knife, The Serrated 6” Knife, and The 8” Knife, which it turns out, are really all you need.
You don’t have to live in NYC to enjoy an authentic Reuben from the city’s iconic deli. It might be pricey, but it’s perfect for anyone who appreciates a good sandwich, and it includes a ton: 1 lb pastrami, 1 lb corned beef, 1 small hard salami, 6 classic Katz’s frankfurters, half loaf seedless rye bread, 6 classic NY bagels (you get to pick the flavor), and all the fixings. With all that, there’s even a good chance they’ll share with you.
For the foodie who not only enjoys eating but also enjoys cooking, this cookbook from celebrity chef Jason Santos will be a hit. He’s known for his larger-than-life personality, which translates into some wildly-flavored dishes, and in his new book you’ll find some of New Orleans’ most authentic recipes with a unique twist. Bonus: There are creative cocktail recipes too, like his “Cajun Bloody Mary” and a ginger bourbon cocktail made with a honey-strawberry syrup.
A gift so gouda, it’ll impress any cheese lover on your list: this crate, which features a wide variety of Wisconsin’s best small-batch cheeses, including Truffle Gouda, Apple Smoked Cheddar, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Dunbarton Blue, Snowfields, and Grand Cru Surchoix. Each cheese covers a different flavor profile, from rich and smoky to grassy and earthy.
There’s nothing like indulging in a decadent dessert over the holidays. This gift set comes with nine New York-style cheesecake covered in dark chocolate and decorated as a festive Christmas trees. Too cute to eat? Nah.
Vegetables don’t have to look perfect to taste incredible, and Misfits is on a mission to prove it. In doing so, they hope to create a waste-free world by rescuing “ugly” fruits and vegetables and delivering directly them to consumers’ homes. Each subscription box packs around 18-22 lbs of fresh and organic mixed fruits and veggies, and it’s shipped right to your front door. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who is interested in clean eating, but unsure where to start.
This is one of the most customizable meal kits on the market today, making it ideal for everyone from young singles to the new parent who doesn’t have the time (or energy) to think about what’s for dinner. Home Chef offers up to 18 easy-to-follow recipes each week featuring all different kinds of ingredients that will please any type of palate. Some big hitters include Goat Cheese-Crusted Chicken, Steak with Garlic Herb Butter, Basil Pesto Salmon, Apricot Almond Pork Tenderloin, and Coconut-Crusted Tofu Tacos.
No need to hop a flight to France to experience out-of-this-world macarons. Ladurée Paris, the city’s most famed macaron shop, will ship them straight to your loved one’s door. This gift set includes 18 decadent cookies in a variety of different flavors including caramel, chocolate, lemon, pistachio, raspberry, and vanilla.
Air frying is still all the rage. It churns out low-fat meals that still have the fried flavor we all love, using hot-air circulation and no oil (seriously, none). So for the fried food lover who’s looking to cut back on the unhealthy stuff without sacrificing taste, this is a great gift. Cuisinart’s Airfryer also doubles as a full-size toaster, so you can get the most out of the appliance taking up space on your counter.
For the foodie who loves to give back, these celebrity-designed spatulas are just the ticket. No Kid Hungry and Williams Sonoma teamed up to create “Tools For Change,” a fun accessory and tool for every foodie to have on hand in their kitchen. The best part: Each spatula sold helps provide up to 40 meals for children in need.
Food gifts are always welcomed by those who love to eat, but gifting cookware allows them to create their own delicious masterpieces. These fool-proof, non-stick pans are designed to evenly distributing heat so everything cooks to perfection. The Caraway set also comes in five neutral hues to match any kitchen decor.
Most foodies love to travel, mainly to try the world’s cuisines while immersing themselves in the culture. If this sound like someone you know, consider this gift box containing curated items from across the globe — think cheeses, salamis, Ritrovo 6-year Balsamic vinegar, La Cultivada Olive Oil, Marcona almonds, and more.
This is an absolute game-changer for pasta lovers. It cranks out homemade noodles in as little as 10 minutes! The advanced machine automates the hard stuff — mixing, kneading and extruding — so all you have to do is add the ingredients. Plus, comes with four shaping discs, a cleaning tool, and a measuring cup, all of which is dishwasher-safe.
Any foodie with a sweet tooth and affinity for winter will appreciate this gift set. It comes in three sizes, the smallest being the petite, which includes one crispy snowflake sugar cookie, white chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate balls, jelly beans, taffy, white chocolate popcorn, and three twist pops. It’s perfect for the holiday host and arrives in a handcrafted wood crate with ribbon so you don’t have to do any wrapping.
Magic Spoon set out to recreate the childhood joy of a bowl of cereal but with some grown-up attributes, like 12 grams of protein in every bowl. While cereal might seem like an odd gift, Magic Spoon is kind of a splurge and a unique treat for the young-at-heart foodie in your life.
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