Searching high and low for foodie gifts that will bring joy to your loved one’s stomach? What to get someone who likes food? These gift ideas for foodies will inspire you.
What is a good gift for a foodie?
Any foodie lover will agree that some of the best gifts are the ones that either delight their tastebuds or assist them in creating something scrumptious. AKA, almost anything food related.
I say this as a foodie who goes nuts whenever I’m gifted something food-related. My sister-in-law gifted me truffles on one of my birthdays, and I ate them in one sitting.
True story. Don’t judge.
For some of us, food is our love language.
That’s because experiences are one of the best gifts. That includes delicious foods and things that allow us to prepare our favorite or new recipes. It’s all an experience.
The key to a foodie’s heart is their stomach.
With Christmas around the corner and birthdays coming up all year round, here is a list of gift ideas for foodies. Also, any of these presents for foodies will delight the foodie lover in your life on any occasion, including birthday gifts for a foodie, mother’s day, father’s day, or simply because you love them.
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Fun and Delicious Foodie Gifts
What to get someone who likes food?
There are many gift ideas for foodies, but anything that brings a food lover back to eating something amazing is usually a good idea. Food creates memories, and it also brings people together.
While plenty of foodie gifts are listed in this article to inspire you, always keep in mind your foodie’s personality. Do they love sweets? Are they sentimental? Do they love to cook?
If they don’t like to cook and prefer to eat out, you may want to skip a kitchen appliance. Instead, bring them a box of baked cookies or a gift certificate to a restaurant.
Let’s dive into our list of gift ideas for foodies. You’ll find something for every kind of food lover.
Always a home run with chocolates. It’s a go-to gift that you can never go wrong with.
If there are any local small chocolate shops in your area, I suggest stopping in and supporting a local business. A box of beautiful chocolates is always a warm welcome.
And, have to taste while you’re there.
2. Chocolate-Covered Fruit
One of my all-time favorite gifts is a fruit basket or chocolate-covered fruit from Edible Arrangements.
I’ve received several throughout the years, and they never disappoint. The fruit is always fresh and sweet, and the chocolate-covered ones are always a plus. They are great for sharing.
Foodie Gift Idea: Have some fun and save yourself some money. Make chocolate strawberries or fruit at home to package it up nicely as a thoughtful gift.
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3. Cheese Selection
A well-put-together cheese basket is a great gift, especially during the holiday season.
At the office, we send a few clients a collection of cheese boxes from Cowgirl Creamery and always receive positive feedback.
Sometimes I call local gourmet cheese shops in different cities. I have them prepare specialty gift boxes to be delivered and pair them with specialty wines and other treats.
Harry & David have a great selection of meat & cheese charcuterie boards you can have delivered. Who doesn’t love a charcuterie board?
Porpcornopolis has a variety of different flavors for every occasion.
5. Local Baked Goods
Think of their favorite bakery or baked goods. Whether the location is near them or you, order their favorite and surprise them with delivery.
Last year, my dog’s physical therapists mentioned her obsession with pies. So, I ordered her a blueberry pie from our favorite local pie spot and delivered it when I dropped my dog off for a session. She LOVED it and went on and on about it the next time I returned.
Foodie Gifts: Subscriptions & Gifts Cards
6. Butcher Box
If your foodie is a carnivore, they will appreciate a gift box or subscription from Butcher Box. They deliver 100% quality organic meats, chicken, and fish. With just one box, you’ll be saving them money on groceries.
As a huge fan and subscriber of Butcher Box, I highly recommend it. We look forward to our box every month.
Cratejoy has a variety of snack, beverage, or food subscription boxes that any foodie will love. Sign up for one month or two, and cancel at any time.
8. Gift Certificate to their Favorite Restaurant
Think of their favorite establishments or places they’ve wanted to try.
Gift certificates can sometimes be impersonal, but they do not have to be. This kind of gift means that you gave it thought and you were paying attention.
Foodie Gift Idea Pair the gift certificate with their favorite bottle of wine or champagne. Maybe they can bring the bottle to the restaurant, as long as the restaurants allow it.
Foodies normally love to eat out and try all the best restaurants. A gift from Goldbelly will allow them to try dishes from some of the most popular foodie spots around the US.
Cooking & Kitchen Gift Ideas for Foodies
A cookbook is a thoughtful gift idea for foodies or anyone that enjoys cooking. Present them with a cookbook with recipes of their favorite cuisine or, perhaps, something that helps them prepare quick meals.
It’s also budget-friendly. This is a foodie gift under $20 and will get lots of use and mileage throughout the years to come.
An InstantPot is the kitchen appliance everyone should have in their kitchen. I have gifted this appliance and still get unsolicited appreciation for how much it has changed this person’s life.
Yes, it’s that amazing. It helps save time in the kitchen and helps prepare fantastic meals. During the fall and winter, it’s the best appliance to prepare cozy soups, chili, and stews.
If your foodie doesn’t have one, I’m 99% sure they have their eye on one.
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12. Air Fryer
An air fryer is another fantastic kitchen appliance that has recently become popular. You can make everything from fries to a roast in one (depending on how big it is).
Everything comes out delicious, crispy, and healthier than an actual fryer.
I own the Cuisineart Airfryer Oven, and we LOVE it.
13. KitchenAid Mixer
A kitchen aid mixer is a dream appliance for foodies that love to bake. They will be able to whip cream in a matter of seconds. Mix dough without having to
The best part of a KitchenAid mixer is that there are attachments they can buy down the line that makes this appliance versatile. Like, a pasta maker.
14. Personalized Pizza Board
A personalized pizza board is a great addition to any kitchen. Not only does it look cool against a backsplash, but you’ll also inspire any foodie to start making their own pizza if they haven’t already.
Foodie Gift Idea Pair the pizza board with a pizza cutter, a pizza dough kit, and some pizza sauce.
15. Pasta Maker
Fresh pasta is the best! Who doesn’t love Italian cuisine?
A pasta maker is one of those gifts most people don’t usually think of buying for themselves. Once they are gifted with one, the idea of making sounds fun and doable. It will quickly become a Sunday favorite activity.
This fondue set will create cheese, chocolate, and many memories. It’s fun, classic, and always a yummy time.
17. Le Creuset Cookware
If you’re looking to impress a foodie who loves cooking, a gift from Le Creuset will have them swooning. There is no wrong choice from the skillet to the dutch oven to their cast iron pans. This is cookware that will and should last a lifetime.
This cozy gift guide prepares for the fall and the holiday season. Check out this list of 35 cozy gift ideas that will keep your loved ones warm and happy all winter. You’ll find something for everyone, from soft sweaters for her to cozy gifts for him and your pets.
Foodie Couple Gift Ideas
18. Cooking Classes
A cooking class is a great activity that involves food. If you’re looking for a gift for a couple that shares a love for food, this option will provide a fun time with delicious food, and perhaps they’ll even make new friends.
19. A Food Tour
There isn’t a foodie I know that doesn’t love a great food tour. Check in their local neighborhood and nearest city for food tours near them. Perhaps plan and surprise them with a foodie walking tour. You’ll never know what you’ll discover.
Fun Presents For Foodies
20. I Like Cheese T-Shirt
I like Cheese t-shirt. This designer read my cheese-loving mind.
21. #Foodie T-Shirt
Need I say more? Great foodie t-shirt for the Instagrammer that is snapping a shot of every plate they are about to eat and posting it on social media.
22. Sushi Socks
These cute socks and colorful socks come in a sushi sock box. A fun foodie gift for foodies that can’t get enough sushi.
23. Cereal Scented Candles
Cereal lovers that love the aroma of fruit loops will love this cereal milk candle.
24. Scratch-off Poster Foodie Bucket List
Foodie lovers will love this map.
It’s a list of 100 must-eats that every food should check off their bucket list. It gives them the challenge to accomplish, and they can scratch off the foods as they try them.
25. Foodie Trivia Game
The trivia game for serious food lovers. Gather your friends for game night, homemade pizza, and fondue.
26. Foodie Book List
Here is a yummy challenge! 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die, a book that lists the world’s best foods that we should all try once in our life.
It will also be fun to go through the foodie list and check off the things that have already been tried.
27. Socks with Funny Sayings
Who doesn’t want socks that say, “if you can read this, bring me tacos“? There are chocolate, sushi, popcorn, and other options.
28. Foodie Definition Print
Present the definition of a foodie so they can frame and hang it on their wall.
29. A Restaurant Passport Jornal
This cute journal is a fantastic foodie gift for the person in your life that loves to eat out. They record where they eat, what they ordered, and how much it costs to refer back later. This is a great place to keep notes before posting to social media.
The notebook is the perfect size to keep stored away somewhere handy without taking up too much space.
30. Food Jewelry
As someone that owns a cupcake charm, I can stand behind this gift idea for foodies. Think of their favorite food, and then find one token you’ll know they will cherish.
31. Foodie Dice
Don’t know what to have for dinner? Just roll the dice.
These foodie dices help you make up your mind and give you the inspiration you’re looking for. Roll the dice, and you’ll have a winning dinner combination.
It’s a fun little game that kids can help with, too.
32. Gingerbread House Kit
A gingerbread house kit is an enjoyable activity you can give your foodie friends and family as a Christmas gift. They’ll have a great time putting it together and then eating it.
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