Foodies tend to be sophisticated people with excellent taste, so picking out just the right gift can be a little bit intimidating. While a gift card may be the go-to gift, we’re here to encourage you to set aside the clichés and go with something a little more creative. From kitchen gadgets to small-batch delicacies, keep scrolling for 30 great creative gifts for foodies!
Foodie Definition Wall Art
This “foodie” definition wall art from UMFROM may just be the perfect kitchen decor for any food lover. The print can be instantly downloaded and printed upon purchase in sizes ranging from 5” x 7” to 18” x 24”. Simply download, print, frame, and gift!
A Is for Artichoke: A Foodie Alphabet from Artichoke to Zest
Get them off to the right start! For the littlest foodies on your list, A Is for Artichoke might just be the perfect gift. The board book cycles through the entire alphabet with entries such as “E is for Edamame” and “O is for Oven.” As children get older, they can continue reading the more detailed descriptions of each letter and entry.
Piquant Post Monthly Subscription Box
From $9.99 per month
A subscription to the Piquant Post monthly subscription box is a great way to gift your favorite foodie with curated recipes from all over the world. Each box includes 3-4 new spice blends from a different country or region, a selection of recipes developed by professional chefs, and online access to additional recipes.
Moleskine Restaurant Journal
Just as travelers document trips and readers document books read, many foodies enjoy keeping track of the various restaurants at which they eat. Set your favorite foodie up for success by gifting them this beautiful Moleskine Restaurant Journal. The journal includes 240 pages divided into five themed sections that can be personalized to the foodie’s preference.
Virginia Woolf Quotation Mug
According to Virginia Woolf, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” We bet you know someone who would agree! At the very least, your favorite foodie can mull over Woolf’s words while enjoying their coffee or tea in this 11- or 15-ounce ceramic mug from Liberty Designs Shop.
Country Breakfast Scented Soy Candle
For foodies, there are few smells more delightful than a hearty country breakfast. With this handpoured soy candle from Tennessee Wicks, your favorite foodie can delight in the scent of hickory smoked bacon, maple sugar, and melted butter any time they want — and without consuming all those calories! The 10-ounce candle is made of 100% natural soy, is completely free of dyes, and has a 100% cotton lead-free wick.
“I Love Food” T-Shirt
Foodies can say all that needs to be said while wearing this t-shirt from Russ and Mills. The shirt, which reads “I Love Food,” is available in black, blue, or heather, and in sizes ranging from unisex small to 3XL.
Tomato Takeover Grow Kit
The Tomato Takeover Grow Kit from Uncommon Goods is a unique and comprehensive kit that allows a foodie to cultivate three different tomato varieties. The kit includes a tin planter perfect for growing indoors; coco fiber growing wafers for Roma, Black Krim, and Green Zebra tomatoes; and an easy-to-follow instruction manual that makes it easy to grow delicious tomatoes for salads, sandwiches, or other recipes.
Oyster Knife and Shucking Block Gift Set
Never again will your favorite foodie be caught unprepared! This beautiful oyster knife and shucking block gift set from Brine Hound makes a perfect gift to any foodie who enjoys outings to seafood restaurants and oyster festivals. The handmade set includes the engraved words “Down to Shuck” on the shucking block, and an engraved monogram of your choice on the oyster knife.
Foodie Canvas Tote Bag
Whether they need to carry their daily essentials, their books to and from the library, or their goodies from the farmers’ market, your favorite foodie can do it in style with this “foodie” canvas tote bag from The Oyster’s Pearl. This handprinted cotton canvas bag is both sturdy and roomy, with plenty of space to fit anything and everything one may need.
Insulated Wine Carrier Tote
Every foodie knows the value a bottle of wine brings to any meal. Once gifted with this insulated wine carrier tote from Tirrinia, your favorite foodie will be able to safely transport up to four wine bottles wherever they may go. The bag features a handle and an adjustable shoulder strap, and comes in a variety of different pattern and color options.
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List
Hand your favorite foodie the ultimate food lover’s bucket list by gifting them 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die. This informative and inspiring book lists the very best dishes and meals from all around the world. Foodies will love checking off the entries they’ve already experienced, while also dreaming about their next once-in-a-lifetime meal.
Food Lover’s Companion: Comprehensive Definitions of Over 3,000 Food, Wine, and Culinary Terms
The Food Lover’s Companion is the ultimate and must-have guide for any food lover. It’s packed with more than 6,700 definitions for everything from cooking terms, to a microwave oven conversion chart, to retail cuts of meat, and so much more.
Wine Pairing Towel Set
These two wine pairing towels — one for red wine, one for white wine — are the perfect addition to any foodie’s kitchen. Each towel features a chart listing 68 common wines along with 56 foods. For each of the 3,808 possible pairings, the chart suggests whether that pairing is excellent, good, or best avoided.
Sunday Supper Platter
For many foodies, there is no time more sacred than Sunday evening, when a hearty and lovingly prepared meal is served to kick off the week ahead. The Etsy shop Our Platter makes and sells this beautiful Sunday Supper platter that is just perfect for serving a family’s favorite Sunday meal. The platter measures 10” x 14”, and is made of a revolutionary thermoset plastic that ensures it can be safely used in the oven (300 degrees for up to 45 minutes), the dishwasher, and the microwave. Plus, it won’t chip or break if dropped!
Flavored Simple Syrup Set
It may be called the Flavored Simple Syrup Set, but these four delicious syrups are all a foodie needs to create not-so-simple flavored drinks. Four small-batch syrups — cherry almond, grapefruit basil, cucumber habanero, and pear rosemary — are included, as is a guide for mixing drinks that will blow one’s mind. Cucumber Habanero Margarita, anyone?
Foodie Dice Seasonal Dinners Tumbler
Foodies are sure to love the inherent challenge of the Foodie Dice Seasonal Dinners Tumbler. The five wooden dice contain different ideas for proteins, grains and carbs, herbs, bonus ingredients, and cooking methods. Give the dice a throw, then make one of the 186,000 possible options.
Foodie Kitchen Dishtowel
This set of two dishtowels makes a great gift for a foodie who loves to spend time in the kitchen. The towels, which are ultra absorbent and shed little lint, measure 18” x 28”, and can be machine washed for the utmost convenience.
Shopping Kit in Natural Unbleached Cotton
Your favorite foodie will look extra sharp strolling through the grocery or farmers’ market with this shopping kit in natural unbleached cotton. The kit includes three produce bags, one of each in small, medium, and large. The unstructured bags are easy to store, and durable enough to hold fruits, vegetables, and other food products as they’re gathered while shopping. Plus, they look great!
Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
True foodies will drool over the recipes in Food52 Genius Recipes, an unbelievable collection of famous and infamous recipes that aren’t published anywhere else. The year’s worth of recipes includes such gems as:
- Nigella Lawson’s Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake
- Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter
- Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Bread, to name a few.
Global Taco Seasoning Kit
Even the most sophisticated palates love tacos! Your favorite foodie can really spice up Taco Tuesday with this Global Taco Seasoning Kit from Uncommon Goods. The kit includes 15 1.5-ounce tins of spices, herbs, and blends from around the globe. An included recipe kit guides the foodie into creating incredible variations of tacos, like:
- the Spanish smoked paprika cauliflower taco
- the Indian eggplant taco with fennel slaw
- the Austin jackfruit taco, to name a few.
DIY Gourmet Hot Sauce Kit
For the foodie who loves spicy flavor, this DIY Gourmet Hot Sauce Kit makes an ideal gift. The kit includes:
- cayenne, curry, ancho, and New Mexico chili powders
- three different types of peppers
- both white and apple cider vinegar
- brown sugar
- all the tools one needs to create their own hot sauces.
Spice Passport Foodie Gift Set
Foodies with a sense of adventure are sure to be thrilled when gifted the Spice Passport Foodie Gift Set. The set includes four small-batch spices, each of which is all natural and free of chemicals, flow agents, and added salt. Included spices are:
- Ras El Hanout
The Connoisseur Gourmet Gift Basket
Foodies who love to snack are sure to adore this gift of The Connoisseur Gourmet Gift Basket. The 3.55-pound gift basket includes a bevy of top-notch snacks like cracked peppercorn crackers, Naan crisps, English tea, cranberry and sesame cookies, and much more.
Family Recipe Book with Dividers
This beautiful family recipe book from Eren Traut makes a great gift for a foodie with an excellent repertoire of family recipes. The personalized book consists of 90 double-sided pages, though buyers can choose to extend their book to 135 sheets. Buyers may also choose between blank, lined, or squared paper. Six different wood colors are available, too.
Omaha Steaks The Tasteful Gift
Omaha Steaks are known as the creme de la creme of meat options. Gift your favorite foodie with The Tasteful Gift, an incredible combination of:
- filet mignon
- top sirloin
- boneless pork chop
- potatoes au gratin
- even caramel apple tartlets
The Tasteful Gift is shipped right to the recipient, and is guaranteed fresh.
Penne Pasta Necklace
The aptly named Delicacies Jewelry makes and sells this beautiful penne pasta necklace that is just perfect for the stylish foodie. The sterling silver penne pendant measures one inch in width, and comes on an 18-inch silver chain. As an added bonus, each penne pasta necklace Delicacies Jewelry sells will provide 30 meals to people in need.
Top 24 Spice Set
This Top 24 Spice Set is sure to excite any foodie! Perfect for newlyweds, a housewarming, or just a foodie who loves to cook, the spice set includes:
- herbes de Provence
- smoked paprika
- 21 other must-have spices
All included spices are non-GMO, non-ETO, and non-irradiated.
Foodie World Tour Seasoning Subscription Box
Give the gift of a culinary adventure around the world with the Foodie World Tour Seasoning Subscription Box. Available in three months, six months, or one year subscriptions, the boxes contain six seasoning blends and some recipes from a different part of the world. Each month offers a “taste of” a new region. Regions include Africa, the Middle East, and Italy, to name but a few.
La Tienda Bestsellers Gift Box
La Tienda has long been a go-to for anything and everything Spanish cuisine. The company’s Bestsellers Gift Box is the perfect gift for any foodie who enjoys Spain’s finest foods. The box includes:
- guindilla peppers from Basque country
- thinly sliced Iberico ham
- Andalucian gazpacho along with other regional favorites
The box arrives cold and each item is individually wrapped.