If you’ve got a few people on your list who absolutely love good food, then I’ve got you covered with this list of gifts for foodies. Whether they love cooking, entertaining or just plain eating, there will be something here for them.
I’ve done a gift guide in the past with gift ideas for those people who love their libations, but this year I thought it would be fun to do one for foodies too. I mean, good food and good booze, do go hand-in-hand, right?!
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Best Gifts for Foodies
I think “foodies” can consist of a whole lot of different people – people who love to cook and sometimes entertain, people who love to try out new types of food, sauces, etc. and people who just flat out love good food. That being said, I’m going to break this down into categories of gift ideas for those kinds of folks.
Gifts for People Who Love to Cook
If they love to cook, but don’t have the best cookware, then spoil them with some great new pieces. I don’t consider myself one of the world’s greatest cooks by any means, but I do consider my mother-in-law to be one and when it comes to cookware, she knows her stuff. She’s bought me both the dutch oven and some of the Goldtouch pieces and hands-down, they are some of the best things I’ve ever used in cooking. I use that dutch oven for all sorts of things including soups, fried chicken and more. The goldtouch nonstick quarter sheets are perfect for roasting vegetables in the oven, cooking biscuits on, cookies and anything else that requires a sheet pan. If they are really into baking up sweets, get them the bakeware set – they will love you forever!
If they ever watched Breaking Bad and also love to cook, you have to get them this t-shirt! While they weren’t exactly cooking up gourmet meals on Breaking Bad, any cook who watched the show will appreciate the humor that goes along with this shirt. Use code MMCOOK15 to get 15% off this shirt or anything else in this Etsy shop!
A New Apron
This is a great gift for any chef who can turn any cut of beef, lamb, pork or chicken into the most melt-in-your-mouth goodness you’ve ever had. This apron is also great for those grill masters who are always trying to up their game with every new cut of meat they put on the grill.
Gifts for People Who Love to Entertain
For the hostess with the mostest, give him or her a few more pieces to add to their collection. These persimmon serving bowls are gorgeous – I love how the silver rim and wood bottom work together to create a piece that can work for both a fancy dinner party and a more casual gathering. If you’ve got a hostess who has a good sense of humor, go for this butter spreader – there’s no such thing as too much butter. These cheese markers are made from vintage silverware and I think they are just beautiful. They are sold individually, so you can buy as little or as many as you like. For the person who loves their ice cream or throws a great ice cream social, these personalized ice cream spoons are adorable!
Coordinating but Not Matchy-Matchy Dinner Napkins
I love these dinner napkins from Minted because they come in beautifully coordinated sets, but aren’t exact matches. Instead, the napkins complement each other with their colors and designs. My two personal favorites are the Sedona Sunrise and Newport Harbor sets. Each set comes with six napkins, three different designs per set and two napkins per design. You can also check out more of their sets here.
Extra Serving Space
Any hostess will agree – you can never have enough space for serving food and drinks when you’re entertaining. Personally, I love having a good bar cart or two around to pull out and use for drinks or food when we have a party. I have one that always stays in my dining room and can be used for just that, but I also have two others tucked away in my house that I can pull out and use as extra serving spaces as needed. When they aren’t being used at parties, they are great side tables, nightstands and make a great spot for storing extra toiletries too. This bar cart from GDF Studio has a great traditional feel that can go with just about any decor and is also less than $100!
Gifts for People Who Just Love Good Food and Trying New Things
If you’ve got someone on your list who especially loves trying different kinds of meats, then gift them a monthly subscription to the Carnivore Club. You can choose from a snacking option, the classy carnivore option or an exotic jerky bouquet.
For the Ones with a Sweet Tooth…
Gifting popcorn at Christmas is always a good idea and it’s an even better idea when it’s yummy gourmet popcorn! If you need to grab sweet gifts for quite a few folks, you can get three of these popcorns for $24 and can mix and match flavors. Besides foodies, these are also great for giving a little something sweet to teachers, friends and coworkers! All of these are available at Dylan’s Candy Bar, as well as lots of other sweet treats for foodies.
Season and Sauce It Up.
Treat them to some new flavors. If grilling and BBQ is there thing, go for the global BBQ sauce collection – a set of six BBQ sauces from all over the world. If they’re a more refined cook, go for the gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar set. If seasoning things up is their thing, choose four different handcrafted spices for them. And finally, if they prefer everything with a little extra heat, give them this gift pack of seven different hot sauces.
Do they love sushi?
I feel like sushi is either love it or hate it – there’s no in between. Personally, I love sushi. Can’t get enough of it. Grunt Labor is the same way and the Circus is headed in that direction. If a person on your gift list is like that as well, they will find this sushi ornament set hilarious.
Will you be picking up any gifts for foodies this year?
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