Are you on the hunt for the perfect foodie gifts? Wondering what to get for the food lover in your life? These gift ideas for foodies are sure to inspire.
What are the best gifts for foodies? Anything that tantalizes their taste buds or aids in creating something delicious. In other words, anything food-related.
Speaking from personal experience as a foodie who can’t resist food-related gifts—like when my sister-in-law gave me truffles on my birthday, I devoured them in one go (no judgment, please).
For many of us, food is our love language. Experiences, especially those involving delicious foods or tools for whipping up our favorite recipes, top the list of the best gifts.
Why? Because, as any foodie will tell you, the way to their heart is through their stomach.
With holidays and birthdays on the horizon, here’s a curated list of foodie gift ideas. Perfect for any occasion, be it birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or simply an expression of love.
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or simply because you love them.
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Fun and Delicious Foodie Gifts
Wondering what to get a foodie? Anything that evokes the joy of amazing flavors is a winner. Food creates lasting memories and fosters connections.
Consider your foodie’s personality: Sweet tooth, sentimental, or a culinary enthusiast? Tailor your gift accordingly. Skip kitchen gadgets for those who prefer dining out; opt for baked treats or restaurant gift certificates.
Explore our curated list of foodie gift ideas to find the perfect match for every palate.
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 for foodies or anyone who 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 can be a foodie gift under $20 that will get lots of use and mileage throughout the years.
An InstantPot is the kitchen appliance everyone should have in their kitchen.
I have gifted this appliance and still get an 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. It’s the best appliance to prepare cozy soups, chili, and stews during the fall and winter.
If your foodie doesn’t have one, I’m 99% sure they have their eye on one.
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 Air Fryer Oven, and we LOVE it.
13. KitchenAid Mixer
A kitchen aid mixer is a dream appliance for foodies who 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 make this appliance versatile, like a pasta maker attachments.
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 pizza if they haven’t already.
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.
16. Fondue Set
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 want to impress a foodie who loves cooking, a Le Creuset gift 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.
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 who 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? #Foodie is a great t-shirt for the foodie who 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 sushi lovers.
23. Cereal Scented Candles
Cereal lovers who love the aroma of fruit loops will love this cereal milk candle.
24. Scratch-off Poster Foodie Bucket List
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 Fight Trivia Game
The trivia game for serious food lovers. Gather your friends for game night, homemade pizza, and fondue.
26. Book: 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
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 lives.
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 Food 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 who loves to eat out. They record where they eat, what they order, and how much it costs to refer back later. This is a great place to keep notes before posting to social media or on a blog.
The notebook is the perfect size to keep stored away somewhere handy without taking up too much space.
30. Food Jewelry
As someone with a cupcake charm, I can support 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 are a fun way to help you or your friends and family decide what to eat. 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.
Finding the right gift for someone can be challenging, but we hope these foodie gift ideas point you in the right direction.
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Meet Kathy Ava, a food, travel, and cruise writer based in Los Angeles/Pasadena, and the owner and main writer of Tasty Itinerary. With over 20 years of experience planning trips and logistics at her full-time job and for herself, she's become a pro at crafting unforgettable tasty itineraries. She's always on the hunt for delicious, fun travel destinations and cruise itineraries. She firmly believes that life is short and we must make the most of it, so always say yes to dessert.