Finding the perfect gift for foodies is a matter of taste. While your foodie friends may share a love for all things food, their gift needs go way beyond picking up a tray of something at the grocery store on the way to the party. If you really want to be the best gift giver, you will need a strategy to find the right gift. Although foodies love food, your gift list should also include several non-food options. If you bring a food gift to a party, your recipient may feel compelled to share it with you and the other guests. We love the idea of a treat other than food, with a delicious snack inside your gourmet friend that they can enjoy after the party is over. Here’s a list of our favorite gifts for foodies:
Practical gifts for foodies
A practical gift for your favorite food lover doesn’t have to be all work and no fun. You can choose a gift that serves a useful purpose with a touch of color or design. Look for gifts that make cooking or entertaining easier, but are also fun to open. The best practical gifts are the “why didn’t I think of that?” items that delight the recipient.
A butter bell
Buy this product now: Butter bellA butter bell is one of those kitchen items that you don’t know you need, until you get one. The butter bell keeps butter smooth and easy to serve, which is great for entertaining. Today’s butter chimes are stylish and perfect for table use.
The perfect combination of cutting boards
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This smart and beautiful board is a must-have at a party. Cut and serve the bread in the middle of the wood, then place a variety of cheeses on the chilled marble. Present two or three of these cheese knife boards for a beautiful gift.
Grilled cheese cooking: bread + cheese + everything else Cook Book
Buy this product now: Cook BookA cookbook is a great gift idea for any foodie. This simple and delicious cookbook, Grilled cheese cooking: bread + cheese + everything else, has a simple goal: to turn the most basic sandwich into something special. We say they made it.
Gifts for adventurous food-loving friends
We know that many foodies are adventurers too. The love of food can draw the explorer out of our friends as they discover new flavors and cultures. The best gifts for adventurous foodies celebrate gastronomic diversity from around the world.
Kitchen clothes that foodies will love
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Whimsical and mundane, Los Muertos kitchen tablecloths add color and fun to any kitchen. Also, let’s face it, we could all use more kitchen clothes. A kitchen towel or potholder set is always a welcome gift and is also easily personalized to the interests of your recipient.
Delight your gourmet friend with small plate inspiration
Buy this product now: Graze’s Cookbook
Serving “small plate” dishes is at the core of most international gastronomic styles. However, there is more to this trend than just smaller portions. This gourmet gift can inspire countless dinners with Graze: inspiration for small plates and meandering meals by Suzanne Lenzer.
Let’s make crepes!
We love everything about crepes, both savory and sweet. Your foodie friends have probably thought about trying to make crepes, but without the right tools you won’t be successful. Enter Staub’s Cast Iron Crepe Set with all the tools you will need to create creperie magic.
Food gifts for food-loving friends
It’s understandable when you can’t resist giving away food for your gourmet friend; after all, that’s his passion. Make sure your food gift is special enough to express the care you took in choosing it. These food gifts won’t be found at your local grocery store (making them even more fun to shop for).
Spanish saffron is the ultimate treat for foodies
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Known as the most expensive spice in the world, saffron is probably not on your gourmet friend’s shopping list. This Spanish saffron is a little whim that packs a punch as a gift. Consider combining it with other exotic spices as a gift.
Sustainable and beautiful artisanal salt from Bitterman
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Artisanal salt is a culinary star right now. Gift your gourmet friend the Bitterman Base Salt Set to open up a world of flavor. If you’re gifting salt or spices, find games to give your foodie friend more options to experiment with.
Special vinegar and oil make simple and delicious gifts for foodies.
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A gift of special vinegar or cooking oil is a food lover’s favorite. You can combine the two to create a simple salad dressing, or use them to marinate or roast vegetables.
Stylish gift ideas for foodies
Elegant designs make any gift more special. A unique shape or finish gives your food gifts that “wow” factor when opened. Although your fancy gastronomic gift is meant to be worn, strive for gifts that look amazing on display.
A masterpiece jug that must be displayed
Ona’s signature off-center handle makes it the center of attention. Crafted from clear glass with a thick, cut and polished edge. This is a pitcher that should be left out every day.
Stylish gift ideas for cutting boards
Herringbone pattern is everything right now. This beautifully designed cutting board makes an impressive gift. Pair your gourmet treat with specialty cheese and crackers for a party-ready combo.
Shake it with a gorgeous shaker
The Neil champagne gold shaker is a sophisticated version of a gift that is already elegant: it is a gift with impact. If your gourmet friend likes to serve cocktails at home, a shaker is the perfect gift.
Fancy gift ideas for foodies
The best part of giving a luxurious gift is knowing that it is something your gourmet friend would not buy for himself. Your gift doesn’t have to be expensive, just special. Look for cooking and serving tools with unusual finishes, colors, and shapes.
Fondue pots are always in style
Buy this product now: Copper fondue potFondue pots are still very popular, and it’s not surprising. A pot or two of fondue can liven up any party, and they definitely make great gifts for a foodie who loves to entertain. Pair your gift fondue with rich chocolate and specialty marshmallows to get the party started.
Metal serving pieces work with any decorating style.
Buy these products now: Cutlery – BowlsExotic finishes can elevate even the simplest gift for foodies. Look for serving pieces in unusual colors or textures; they really make a statement at any table. The organic shapes also keep the metal service parts from looking too modern.
Table chargers are back
Buy this product now: Dinner table chargerHave you heard of chargers? Using a charger under a plate adds color and style to a dinner party. Look for updated metallic and textured chargers for a modern look your foodie friends will love. What is your favorite food lover gift? Let us know in the comments.