Getting gifts for people who love food seems like an easy task. You know they like food and things associated with food, so how could you go wrong? The problem is that foodies are often gifted the same items even though no foodie is quite the same.
Some love the newest artisanal treats, whole others want healthy options that they may not have thought of before. Boozy options are usually popular among those who imbibe. Some are happy with the newest gadgets, while others want a common item that is of excellent quality that will last a long time.
So we have compiled a list of some of our favorite items that span the vast realm of gifts for foodies.
Note: We receive no money for any of these gift suggestions. They are included because they are good and we like them.
Lotus Trolley Bag
Shopping has just gotten a bit easier thanks to the Lotus Trolley Bag. This functional and good looking set of four reusable bags simplify shopping. The durable bags are washable and have a large cooler bag to keep your cold items colder longer. They also have removable poles that can be used in a cart or taken out if you are doing a smaller shopping trip. Give the gift of an organized shopping trip.
Lotus Trolley Bags may be purchased at Amazon or here.
GoSili Straw with Travel Case
One way you can help reduce waste is by using a reusable straw. GoSili staws with travel cases are cute, reusable and inexpensive silicone straws that will have you sipping your favorite drinks with panache. This portable staw and case is small and convenient and it is surprisingly easy to clean.
GoSili Straws start at $3 and can be purchased here.
Cordial Organics Ginger CBD Bitters
Herby bitters are a great addition to any home bar. Cordial Organics Ginger CBD Bitters are even better. Something that you may not know is that bitters can also be used to change up a glass of simple sparkling water.
Cordial Organics Ginger Bitters can be purchased here.
Hands down, one of the best companies for quality kitchen gear is Whip-It! They may be most known for their whipped cream dispensers, which are terrific, by the way, but they also have the Flex Torch that has a flame that rotates in three different angles, soda siphons and more. The quality of the products from the Whip-It! brand is better than most and the price is right.
Whip-It! products can be found here.
Three Peaks Manuka Honey New Zealand
Good quality honey makes a great gift. Three Peaks Manuka Honey New Zealand is one of the most prized kinds of honey in the world. If you look at the label, you will only find one ingredient: honey. That’s it. It tastes great on its own, but it adds something special to certain recipes.
Three Peaks Manuka Honey New Zealand may be purchased on Amazon here.
Smith & Sinclair
Candy is great, but boozy candy is even better. Smith & Sinclair is a company out of London that specializes in boozy or mocktail flavored gummies that allow you to eat your drink. The gummies come in themed boxes such as After Dinner Drinks, Celebration, Naughty and Nice and many more. Enjoy mojitos, daiquiris, negronis and more.
Smith & Sinclair products may be found here.
Fine sparkling wines are definite crowd-pleasers. The team at Mionetto has developed a trio of sparkling wines that are tasty and reasonably priced. The Mionetto Prestige Brut, Mionetto Prestige Rosé Extra Dry and Mionetto Luxury Cartizze DOCG would be welcome additions to any boozy celebration. Something to know about Mionetto is that they also come in small splits that are so cute and are perfect for sharing.
Mionetto can be found here.
gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks
Healthy snacks can also be very tasty. Vitamin packed gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks come in many delicious flavors including Wasabi, Olive Oil, Teriyaki, Seasame and Sea Salt and make an excellent stocking stuffer.
gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks can be found on Amazon or here.
Not all water bottles are created equally. The Avana bottles feature a FreeSip® spout. This clever design lets you decide how you like to drink, beit sipping through the built-in straw or tipping the bottle back for a thirst-quenching swig. The Avana bottles come in many designs but the Beckridge design is exceptionally useful and handy. These bottles can keep your hot drinks hotter and cold drinks colder than almost everything in the market.
Avana products may be found here.
Laudemio Frescobaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Something that is a welcome surprise for any foodie is the gift of a specialty olive oil. Laudemio Frescobaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a perfect herby, peppery and buttery finishing oil that just makes everything it touches just a bit better. It is even good on chocolate ice cream.
Laudemio Frescobaldi Olive Oil is available on Amazon here.
Gift your loved ones with new a superfood that actually tasted terrific. I am not kidding. ProBar offers many products, but their Meal Bars are a perfect item for on-the-go snacks for the foodie in your life. The variety pack offers Original Trail Mix Blend, Whole Berry Blast, Superfruit Slam, Superberry & Greens, Cashew Almond Crunch, Mocha Almond Fudge, Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter, Banana Nut Bread, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Superfood Slam.
ProBar can be purchased on Amazon, at REI and here.
Negg boiled egg peeler
Peeling eggs can be a pain in the neck, but the Negg boiled egg peeler, this tedious task can be easier. Just put the egg in the simple machine, shake and you have a peeled egg without any trouble. It is a timesaver and the small design makes storage a snap.
Negg boiled egg peeler may be purchased on Amazon or here.
The Spice Madam
Foodies love their spices. The Spice Madam has taken luxury spices a step further by incorporating wanderlust into their products. The Spice Madam offers a subscription package that takes the user on a new culinary adventure every month. In addition to spices and information about the destination that inspired each $20 box, recipes and special music that will help take your foodie friends and family all over the world.
The gift voucher is a great last-minute gift that is sure to delight the home cook on your gift list.
The Spice Madam products may be purchased here.
Grass Fed Coffee
Coffee lovers will be thrilled upon receiving ready-to-drink butter coffee from Grass Fed Coffee. This company offers a monthly service where you can gift someone with their favorite coffee that comes right to their door. Grass Fed Coffee prides itself on using organic, fair-trade coffee, MCT oil and sustainably-produced grass-fed butter that is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. It is also something different that will serve to start a conversation.
Grass Fed Coffee subscriptions and products may be purchased on Amazon or here.
BIXBY & Co. Holiday Bonbon Collection
Artisanal chocolates are such a good gift for just about anyone. BIXBY & Co. confections hail from a small candy store in Maine and are incredibly delicious. Their Winter Bonbon Assorted Collections are as beautiful as they are tasty.
BIXBY & Co. Holiday Bonbon Collection items may be purchased here.
Good Day CBD-infused beverages
Good Day CBD-Infused Beverages are specially formulated drinks that help get you through each part of the day. You begin with a Cold brew coffee to help wake you up. Then, that is followed with a Citrus sparkling water, and finally you get a Chamomile herbal tea to help you relax. These are sold in 7 packs and subscriptions are also available.
Good Day CBD-infused beverages may be found here.
Dirty Sue Whiskey Cherries
There is a big difference in cherries used by bartenders or mixologists when creating the perfect drink. Dirty Sue Whiskey Cherries are created by blending a couple of whiskeys with some hints of vanilla and other top-notch ingredients. They are not only tasty, but also, they are huge. Get the cocktail fan in your life a jar of these delicious cherries, though they are so good that they may not make it in your drink.
Dirty Sue Whiskey Cherries can be purchased on Amazon or here.
Spice Lab has made shopping for spices more fun. While they have many great salts, sugars and teas that suit a multitude of palates, The Spice Lab Collections such as The American, Mediterranean and BBQ are especially lovely. The packaging is terrific too.
Spice Lab items may be purchased here.
Chocolate Pizza Company
The best new treat I’ve tried all year are the Peanut Butter Wings at Chocolate Pizza Company. The artisanal chocolate pizzas are great too, but their take on wings that are made with potato chips, peanut butter and chocolate are so special that they have been mentioned on the Food Network and other food-related shows and publications.
Chocolate Pizza Company goodies may be purchased here.
O2 Sports Recovery Drink
Athletes and anyone who needs a healthy burst of exergy would like to try O2 Sports Recovery Drink. It has seven times the oxygen found in regular tap water and offers 2.5 times more electrolytes that would be found in regular sports drinks. The Sampler Pack offers one can of each flavor including Orange Mango, Grapefruit Ginger and two and caffeine-free flavor options of Lemon Lime and Blackberry Currant. It is low calorie and has zero artificial ingredients.
Get your O2 Sports Recovery Drink here.
CHUM fruit bites
Bite-sized snacks that are yummy and perfectly in a stocking is a great gift idea. It is even better when the snack in question is actually good for you. CHUM Fruit Bites are made with 100 percent natural ingredients and have no added sugars or colors and come in Berry, Apple, Peach and Strawberry flavors. The fruit is picked at the peak of their season and are then baked low and slow so they maintain their natural fruity goodness.
CHUM fruit bites may be purchased at Amazon or here.
Whiskware Pancake Art Kit
Making breakfast is more fun than ever with the Whiskware Pancake Art Kit. This tool includes Batter Mixer, Art Bottle, two silicone shapers and BlenderBall whisk. You can make your own designs or use the shapers that come with the set. The pancake mixer is one of the easiest ways to create lump-free batter.
Whiskware Pancake Art Kit may be found at Amazon here.
Chocolates from Cacao & Cardamom
Oh boy, Cacao and Cardamom’s done it. They made delicious chocolate that is almost too pretty to eat. Really, this candy looks like art and because of the high-quality chocolate Annie Rupani uses in her creations, they taste as good as they look. They have a festive 10 piece Candy Cane box, but I found that to be great to give someone else. I wanted a bigger assortment!
Cacao & Cardamom gift sets can be purchased here.
Every good bartender needs some great mixers to play with. Cocktail & Sons Component Syrups are designed for classic cocktails, but they can also be used to make non0-alcoholic drinks. Of course, you can use them to invent your own tasty libations. The husband and wife creators pride themselves on using natural ingredients and real Louisiana sugar that is locally sourced from generational family farms. Spiced Demerara is one of their most popular flavors.
Cocktail & Sons mixers may be purchased here.
Foodies often love trying new things. Curious combinations can bring about great joy among lovers of sweets. Subarz is a biscotti/cookie combo that takes great and is perfect to eat alone or use for dunking. They have gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and wheat-free options. While all of the flavors are good, the Toffee Crunch is especially magical.
Subarz may be purchased here.
Healthy Meals Supreme
Even foodies can get tired of cooking every day and sometimes, you just don’t feel like a restaurant. What’s a foodie to do? Healthy Meals Supreme is a meal delivery business that only features fresh, healthy meals. All HMS Meals are Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, High Protein, Fiber-Rich, Low Calorie and low carb. They also have vegetarian options and many items are keto-friendly. What makes this business stand out is that the food tastes terrific, there is a good variety of items and the price is right. Just heat it and eat it. Shipping is free for a purchase of 10 or more meals.
Healthy Meals Supreme may be purchased here.
Owen’s Craft Mixers
First take a good mixer, then add some booze and voila, you have a delicious cocktail. Owen’s Craft Mixers come in four flavors and make 44 popular drinks. Imagine what kinds of drinks you can create with Ginger Beer + Lime, Tonic + Lime, Grapefruit + Lime, Mint Cucumber + Lime?
Owen’s Craft Mixers may be purchased at Walmart or here.
Jade Leaf Matcha’s Complete Ceremony Set
Matcha is all the rage. It is used in cooking and it is popular in baked goods, however, this green tea is can be more than a beverage or ingredient…It can be an event. Jade Leaf Matcha’s Complete Ceremony Set allows people to make an event over preparing a cup of tea. The kit comes with Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tin, Traditional Stoneware Matcha Tea Bowl, Bamboo Whisk, Stoneware Whisk Holder, Bamboo Scoop, Stainless Steel Tea Sifter as well as a Step by Step Preparation Guide.
Jade Leaf Matcha may be purchased at Amazon or here.
Savor Patisserie Macaron
Cookies and cake will always be popular holiday gifts, but why not glam things up a bit with Savor Patisserie Macaron Gift Boxes? These scrumptious confections are chewy and delicious. They also look incredibly beautiful.
Savor Patisserie Macaron Gift Boxes may be found here.
Now many chefs will tell you their favorite hack to get rid of unpleasant odors, but really, soap is a good way to go to get rid of and not merely mask unpleasant odors. Kirk’s is one of the largest natural soap brands in America and it has recently introduced Odor Neutralizing Hand Wash that will get your hands smelling fresh in no time.
Kirk’s Odor Neutralizing Soaps may be found to be purchased here.
i-PLAYLOFT Premium Handmade Bamboo Steamer
While there are many things out there that will get the job done of steaming vegetables and other culinary delights, there is something special about using a bamboo steamer. i-PLAYLOFT Premium Handmade Bamboo Steamer helps home cooks make authentic Asian food. It is easy to use and the two-tiered design lets you cook multiple items at once. This item is particularly well-made and it even looks decorative.
i- PLAYLOFT Premium Handmade Bamboo Steamer can be found on Amazon here.
Smart Baking Company
Health-conscience people or those with food sensitivities such as diabetics are always looking for food that tastes great and won’t hurt them. Smart Baking Company has a variety of cakes and breads that fit both criteria.Smartcakes and SmartBuns come in many flavors that are all yummy, as well as being gluten-free. Give them a try, especially a Pumpkin Spice Smart Muf’n.
Smart Baking Company products may be purchased here.
Brookstone 7-Piece Classic Wine Opener & Preserver Set
Make the wine-lover in your life happy with a kit that will open and preserve their favorite bottles. The Brookstone 7-Piece Classic Wine Opener & Preserver Set comes with a classic lever-pull wine opener with carbon steel corkscrew and an air removal pump that creates a vacuum seal to keep the wine fresher longer.
Brookstone 7-Piece Classic Wine Opener & Preserver Set can be purchased at JC Penney here.
Healthy yummy breads are a good find. The folks at UnBun have made certified keto, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free and plant-based buns and baguettes that are made from simple ingredients that actually taste good. The packaging is also very nice. It is a worthwhile item to have on hand for guests for your holiday dinner.
UnBun products may be found here.
Brownies are a treat that is quick to put a smile on the face of most lovers of baked goods. The team at Fairytale Brownies has elevated the brownie to a work of art. Their brownies and blondies are moist and delicious and oh so flavorful. The packaging is also beautiful. Order some for everyone on your list, but be sure to get some for you too. These are so good that you don’t always want to share them.
Fairytale Brownies may be purchased here.