These Foodie Gift Ideas Are Like Nothing They've Ever Seen Before
Foodies – you know 'em, and you love 'em. They're the ones that always bring food to the function, making sure everyone's well-fed. They're constantly breaking a sweat in the kitchen when they're whipping up those elaborate dinner recipes that you just can't stop craving. This season, return the favor of those curated dinner parties and lively happy hours by giving your favorite foodie one of these unique foodie gifts. From kitchen accessories to home goods, apparel to cookbooks, your food-loving pal is going to love these tasteful picks.
Our favorite foodie gift ideas in this post:
- Big Night Pasta Candle ($26)
- Great Jones Beyond Measure 4-Cup($40, was $45)
- More Is More: Get Loose in the Kitchen: A Cookbook by Molly Baz ($24)
- Dusen Dusen Oven Mitt ($26)
- Boy Smells Banana Pudding Candle ($48)
- The Six Bells Cobalt Silver Service Embroidered Table Runner($85, was $114)
- Brainstream Al Dente Singing Floating Pasta Timer ($28)
- This Is My Baking Shirt($20)
These snack-shaped small plates make room for shareable charcuterie spreads and, of course, Girl Dinner.
Speaking of Girl Dinner, this pre-packaged gift set has everything required for the feminine feast. Buzzy brands like Graza and Fishwife join the pack for that extra wow-factor.
This hot chocolate-scented candle's aroma is so irresistibly yummy. Your foodie friend will definitely appreciate the marshmallow garnish.
Winter nails will never be the same after they get a tasty treatment from these food-themed nail stickers. We're obsessing over the martini glasses!
If your foodie pulled out a butter candleat any point this year, we promise they'll go bonkers for this pasta candle. The flame burns bright from the center, perfect for a romantic, carb-filled candelit dinner.
This aesthetically-pleasing measuring cup design blends culinary and rudimentary science, as it's reminiscent of a beaker or graduated cylinder. Elizabeth from Lessons in Chemistry would be obsessed.
This lemon curd has 5-star reviews all around. It's tangy yet smooth, custardy but punchy. If we can't convince you to buy it, take this hilarious review as proof for its flawless flavor: "Ordered for my stepdaughter and she was eating it right out of the jar. It was a hit."
This bold book by cool cookin' girl, Molly Baz, encourages risk-taking in the kitchen and a pure "cooking for fun" mentality, which we could all use a heaping serving of, no?
2023 saw a surge in olive oil drinks (see: Starbucks' Oleato and Graza x Aura Bora), and this cocktail kit allows you or your recipient craft your very own in very few steps. Plus, it yields 8 glasses if you'd like to share with the whole holiday party.
This sweet scent is a tribute to ube, the popular purple yam used to make drinks, desserts (like butter mochi), and more. The ube is joined by notes of cake batter and coconut for a heavenly sniffing experience.
Your local astrology-loving foodie will instantly want to noodle with this super fun deck. The cards' themes are rooted in the authors' queer Italian American identities, offering an insightful and unique take on tarot.
For the big brine fan, behold this bold olive art print. Bonus points for gifting this pick with a frame for them to hang in the kitchen!
This lush body scent mimics the sweet, sweet bliss of baking. Notes of praline cream, brandied orange, and gardenia meld together in the bottle, so your giftee can be reminded of their delectable homemade treats, even outside of the kitchen.
Any foodie will already know the tinned fish greatness of Fishwife, making this gift set all the more worth it – it's fit with a stylish baseball cap, toothpicks, and a 3-pack of the brand's Cantabrian Anchovies.
Though you could snag this 12x12-inch puzzle in hot dog or pizza form, we just can't get enough of the vintage-esque rainbow jelly.
Salt, fat, acid, and heat are the four main building blocks of creating an excellent dish. If your foodie friend is seeking more guidance, Samin Nosrat lays out the process simply and deliciously.
Bet they've never had a standout oven mitt like this one! It's 100% cotton and 100% eye-catching. When kitchen gear gifts can double as decor like this, you've nailed gift-giving.
This jerky is not your typical jerky – it's crafted from 95% mushroom root! Whether or not your foodie friend is plant-based, this healthy snack will defy expectations and have them munching all season long. This trio pack includes Original, Peppered, and Sweet Chile flavors for tasteful variety.
This dessert-inspired home scent is so good, you may just wanna eat it. Seriously – it smells like something's baking, even though all you did was strike a match.
This dainty table runner by Jennifer Slattery boasts a blue embroidered place setting design for adding that *extra special* charm to dinner gatherings.
This pasta timer (AKA Mr. Al Dente) sings whenever your pot of pasta's done cooking. It may be a more gimmicky foodie gift, but it can really spare you from throwing noodles at the wall.
Not only is the packaging appealing, but the chocolate bars and truffles inside this gift set are impeccable. When you hand off this foodie gift, you'll be the gift-giver with taste.
These snacky stickers are the ultimate water bottle or laptop decoration for the famed foodie in your life.
Maldon salt has unknowingly become the top salt choice for the Cool Kids™️ in the kitchen. The chunky flakes are perfectly balanced in flavor. Sprinkle some on a batch of chocolate chip cookies, and you'll never go back.
Though mismatched, these funky cocktail glasses make for the absolute coolest bar cart addition.
Since the holidays are *the* time for festive flavors, this gingerbread-infused vanilla extract is a prime pick for gifting. Help them elevate each of their Christmas dessertsthis year with a bottle (or two)!
High Point Creamery is slingin' some of the best ice cream we've ever tasted. Their Pint Club is the ultimate opportunity to gift someone else (or yourself – no judgements here) something quite sweet!
If ice cream treats aren't totally their thing, sign them up for a more food-focused subscription: Thrive Market. The delivery service lets them customize their basket full of cooking essentials, drinks, snacks, and more on a monthly basis – no grocery store trips required.
Take it from baking queen Claire Saffitz for tips on creating a sweet little treat.
If they practically live in the kitchen, an apron or smock is a must for eliminating stains and messes. This one comes in a ton of different colors to suit any chef in your life!
This popcorn is unlike any popcorn we've ever tasted before. Made in collaboration with Ruby, the savory snack gets a sweeter, tangier treatment with the brand's signature hibiscus.
Their official (and iconic) kitchen uniform awaits!
Once they burn all the cookie-shaped candles during dinner parties, they can use the empty tin to transport actual baked goods.
For the foodie who can't resist a good cocktail, these printed napkins make for the perfect complement to a drink – plus, they set the tone for a night full of sippin'.
Chili oiland chili crisp have grown in popularity alongside Asian dishes, but we're confident your foodie pal has never heard of Mexican chili crisp before. This one from Somos is made from a blend of avocado oil, nuts, seeds, and ground chiles.
This super sleek sphere serves to store salt and other essential seasonings.
Tomato confit will get even tastier once it's made inside this tomato-y piece of cookware.
These little fungis keep track of what's in the oven so that mealtime is successful every time.
For those who love a pickle, this ketchup-mustard duo will be the talk of the table. The dinner table, that is.
This double-wicked candle emits the smells of warm spices and syrup, eliciting nothing other than the sweet nostalgia of going to Waffle House. Burns well with waffles, of course!
With this iron mold, they can bring the iconic Japanese street food, taiyaki, to them.
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This post has been updated.
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Creative Assistant, Meredith Holser, is B+C's resident food writer, photographer, and TikTok taker. Meredith writes about a range of topics for B+C, but she's adopted food writing in all its many facets for the last year. You can see her work published in Do214, Advocate Magazine, WFAA, and North Texas Daily. Meredith's passion for photography began after sneaking her mom's iPhone to take pictures of flowers on vacation, eventually evolving from a passion to a professional career. Outside of work, you can catch Meredith hiking, trying new recipes, and dreaming about having a yummy little treat.