best foodie gift ideas

The Best Foodie Gift Ideas that will Seriously Impress

foodie gift ideasWe all know at least one person (maybe many) who is obsessed with food. Whether they love trying new foods, cooking, or simply being up to date on all the latest and greatest new restaurants and fads in the food industry…their love for food is apparent! However, despite such an obvious passion, it isn’t always so easy to shop for a foodie. Sure, you could gift them homemade this and homemade that…but what if you really want to impress them? Cue my list of the best foodie gift ideas!

This list contains a wide range of gifts that any food lover will enjoy, at a variety of price points! From drool worthy splurge appliances to the humble cookbook, you’re sure to find something on here that will work with your budget. And if you happen to be the foodie in this equation, simply share this list to provide a not-so-subtle yet still effective hint as to what others can *surprise* you with this holiday season!

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Wright Kitchen Prints

Wright Kitchen is the project of Brittany Wright, a San Diego photographer who sees food as art. I first stumbled upon Brittany’s content on Instagram and was blown away! Her ability to transform simple pieces of food into something visually striking is unrivaled. Brittany has been published in major publications like Better Homes & Gardens and Women’s Health Magazine, so you know she’s pretty damn good at what she does.

Her prints tend to range from $25 to $300 on the higher end, depending on the size print you order. These prints would look gorgeous framed and hung in a kitchen and/or informal dining room and would fit the interior design aesthetic of any foodie.

Looking to save? Brittany’s first book Feast Your Eyes is available 11/28/2017 but can be preordered now. This book is filled with over 100 beautiful photos and is a pure piece of art for any foodie’s coffee table.

Glass & Stainless-Steel Cookbook Holder

Show your foodie you understand their love of their prized cookbooks by gifting them this smart cookbook holder (available on Amazon and at Williams Sonoma) that is both practical and functional. This holder beautifully displays recipes whilst protecting them from heat, splatters, and moisture with an easy to clean glass shield. This holder also conveniently displays a chart with both US and Metric measurements for easy converting.

Looking to splurge? This marble version of the holder is especially beautiful!

Death Wish Ground Coffee

Does your foodie love a nice, strong cup of coffee to kick start their day? If so, consider getting them this coffee (available on Amazon), which claims to be the world’s strongest and is certified fair trade and organic. This smooth dark roast comes ground and ready to pour into coffeemakers and promises a bold coffee flavor and rich aroma.

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Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts

Does your foodie know how to get down with an oven? If so, consider this cookbook (available on Amazon) by recipe developer and culinary consultant Genevieve Ko! Ko took her experiences developing recipes for food and health magazines, as well as learning from famous pastry chefs to create recipes that are in a single word? Better.

This book offers new takes on dessert recipes that prove to be not only more flavorful, but healthier as well. This book also offers gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options as well!

Stonewall Kitchen 3 Piece Bacon Gift Set

Everyone knows a bacon lover (or two, or three, or…) who would love this set of gourmet bacon spreads! With a Boozy Bacon infused barbecue sauce, a Maple Bacon Onion Jam, and a Maple Bacon Aioli, this set (available on Amazon) is sure to excite bacon lovers! This set will have your foodie saying sayonara to their more traditional condiments and spreads, as they opt for these delectables instead!

Calphalon Classic Self-sharpening 6-piece Knife Block Set

Any chef will tell you that having sharp knives is an absolute MUST in the kitchen! This 6-piece knife block set from Calphalon (available on Amazon) uses ceramic sharpeners that sharpen the knives with every use. This block’s no-stain steel and blonde wood ensure it will look great in virtually any kitchen.

Looking to splurge? There are also 12-piece and 15-piece versions of this set!

Premium Gourmet Chocolate Bars by Compartes

If you need a gift or stocking stuffer for a chocolate lover, consider these gourmet chocolate bars (available at Compartes) by renowned Los Angeles chocolate company Compartes! With a wide array of flavors like Mexican Hot Chocolate, Donuts and Coffee, and Pina Colada, these bars are sure to excite anyone with a sweet tooth. Oh, and did I mention how gorgeous the packaging is?

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Le Chateau Wine Decanter

This gorgeous, hand-blown decanter (available on Amazon) is sure to make any oenophile swoon. This decanter is sure to impress guests and amplify the experience of any red or white wine by enhancing the purity, aroma, and taste. Your wine loving host or hostess will really appreciate the ambiance the hand-blown lead free crystal adds to their event!

Home Chef Delivery

With a bevy of food delivery subscriptions out there, it’s often times hard to know which one is best. As someone who loves to cook, I’ve tested out many different food delivery boxes, such as Hello Fresh and Munchery to name a few. However, I always come back to Home Chef. Home Chef in my opinion, has not only the freshest ingredients, but also the most generous portion sizes!

I highly recommend ordering a delivery box for anyone who likes to cook. The box comes chock full of everything you need (minus kitchen staples like salt, olive oil, etc.) to pull off a delicious, restaurant-worthy meal in a relatively short amount of time. And right now, if you use this link, you can get $30 off your order bringing your grand total for 3 meals at 2 servings a piece to just $30! Definitely check this out if your foodie (or you!) loves cooking!

Kitchen Aid 5 QT Stand Mixer 

When it comes to authority mixers, does anything else come close to a Kitchen Aid? Relied upon by expert chefs and bakers alike for decades, Kitchen Aid mixers are the ultimate authority appliance. This mixer (available on Amazon and at Macy’s) makes an excellent gift it you’re looking spoil a special foodie! The 5 quart stainless steel bowl is large enough to make 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch!

Looking to save? Check out this slightly less extravagant Kitchen Aid Mixer (available on Amazon and at Macy’s) that comes with a glass bowl instead!

Tea Drop Sampler Box

Forget the mess of more traditional tools, these cute little tea ‘drops’ (available on Amazon and at uncommongoods) simply require a hot cup of water. The perfect mixture of finely sourced teas, spices, sugars, these organic morsels blend harmoniously to create the perfect, blissful tea experience. The busy tea lover will adore the convenience of simply boiling a cup of water and adding in one of these drops to create their perfect drink!

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Jacobsen Salt Co. Gift Set

This artisan salt set (available on Amazon) contains 6 of Jacobsen Salt Co’s most popular salts, which are hand-harvested right off the Oregon coast. Jacobsen Salts is nationally acclaimed and adored by Michelin Star chefs, so you know these salts mean business! Gift this set that contains flavors such as “Pinot Noir” and “Lemon Zest Salt” to your foodie friend who loves trying new things and elevating humble recipes. Just don’t forget to invite yourself over for a tasting!

My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals

This book (available on Amazon) is the perfect read for foodie’s who enjoy leaning from the greats. Author Melanie Dunea investigates the underground game of “My Last Supper” amongst some of the industry’s biggest names. Inside, Dunea interviews chefs on what their last meal would look like, who would be on their guest list, and so much more. Beautiful photographs accompany every interview, making this book a true work of art by any foodie’s standards.

Marble Stone Pastry Board/Cutting Board

As I’m sure you’ve already realized, marble is having a bit of a moment right now. From being the “it” stone to incorporate in interior design, jewelry, and even phone cases, marble is super in-demand right now. Show your foodie you’re up on all the trends by gifting them this gorgeous marble cutting board.

This board (available on Amazon) has stay-cool properties, making it ideal for rolling out dough. It also won’t move around the counter with it’s non slip rubber feet!

Pro Tip: Will your foodie use this marble board for baking? Consider gifting them this marble rolling pin (available on Amazon) as well, to complete the set!

Carnivore Club Gift Box

If your foodie has a special place in their heart for all things meat, consider this box from Carnivore club (available on Amazon and at Carnivore Club) their ideal gift! Filled with fine meats like wagyu salami and Sopresseta Dolce (a dry-cured fermented sausage), this box is the ultimate bit of indulgence for any meat fanatic!


What was your favorite foodie gift on this list? Let me know what you plan on gifting to the special foodie in your life this holiday season!


About the Author Shelby

Hi there Pretty! I’m Shelby, the creator of Pretty Primp! I believe that beauty is a form of art and we should all be confident and educated enough to be our own artist!