The Most Delectable Gifts for the Foodies in Your Life in 2019

Updated 06/22/19
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Who doesn't have a favorite foodie in their life? It might be the friend who hosts your gang's Friendsgiving year after year or the one you always turn to for restaurant recommendations. It might be the co-worker who randomly shows up at the office with baked delights for the department, or the one who splurged on Moon Juice the second Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed it.

Because not all food lovers are made equal, we sourced the best foodie gifts from the cheese lover to the avid baker. If you're feeling hard-pressed to find the perfect culinary gift—and can't quite splurge for that pizza oven your pal's dreaming of—then take a gander at this delicious gift guide. Find the prettiest bottle of olive oil we've ever seen alongside the ultimate truffle-tastic present. This list will serve you and your friends well.

The Olive Oil

Bottle of Brightland Awake California olive oil
Brightland Awake $37

This fancy olive oil isn't just about the pretty bottle, as many are. Bold Cortina olives take on bright, grassy, artichoke flavors—producing a wonderfully earthy and layered liquid.

The Chocolate

Mast almond butter chocolate bar
Mast Brothers Almond Butter Chocolate, 12 bars $72

Wrapped in artful modern packaging, these divine bars of chocolate have a silky smooth, buttery texture that creates a truly decadent experience.

The Pepper Mill

Black pepper mill
Peugeot Chocolate Lacquer Paris U'Select Pepper Mill $62

Look no further. This is the pepper mill to end all pepper mills.

The Truffle Slicer

Urbani truffle slicer
Urbani Metal Truffle Slicer $40 $36

Truffle oil is nice and all, but why not spoil your friends with the real thing? Pair this slicer with fresh truffles, and they can go wild by topping risotto, salad, steak, or what-have-you with the decadent stuff.

The Gourmet Salt

Nordur Salt brand arctic sea salt flakes
Salt Traders Norduc Icelandic Sea Salt, 2-pack $29

These hand-raked, mineral-rich sea salt flakes get their crisp and unique flavor from the Arctic Ocean. Sprinkle it on everything.

The Small Appliance

KitchenAid Artisan Matte Black Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Artisan Matte Black Stand Mixer $380

For the baking enthusiast, there is no better tool than the Rolls-Royce of kitchen appliances.

The Subscription

Daily Harvest smoothie cup filled with vegetables, nuts and chocolate bits
Daily Harvest Smoothie Subscription $75

Know a healthy foodie who's also short on time? Give them the perfect balanced breakfast every day: A subscription of ready-to-blend smoothies.

The Juicer

Hurom slow juicer product photo
Hurom H-AE Slow Juicer $600

If you know someone who is into green juice, this slow juicer is the cream of the crop, and it will look good on their countertop.

The Game Changer

Popsockets product photo in black and white marble style
Popsockets Dove White Marble $10

For the foodie who loves testing out new recipes, this affordable smartphone accessory will make it infinitely easier for them to prop up their phone as they scroll through the instructions. 

The Chef's Knife

Misen brand chef's knife with slate blue color handle
Misen Chef's Knife $65

Why own a dozen knives when one can do the job? Misen's Japanese-style hybrid blade will cut anything from paper-thin slices to rough chops.

The Condiment

Product shot of Mikuni Wild Harvest brand shoyu
Mikuni Wild Harvest Haku Japanese Shoyu $28

Shoyu is also known as Japanese-style soy sauce. Add its delicate umami flavor to anything from stir-fries to spaghetti sauces.

The Cream of the Crop

Product shot of Fisher & Paykel free range oven
Fisher & Paykel Freestanding Gas Range $Price on request

Want to treat someone this year? It doesn't get much better than Fisher & Paykel's selection of gas ranges.

Pricing available upon request.

The Apron

Comebekk leather apron, partial view.
Gessato Shop Comebekk "Rust" Leather Apron $159

For the born entertainer to the avid grill master, this heavy-duty apron says exactly who's the boss in the kitchen.

The Bouquet

Product shot of Olympia Provisions salami bouquet wrapped in parchment, tied with red ribbon
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet $50

Forget flowers—just add some brie, and your pal's got a wine-and-cheese night waiting to happen.

The Pan

Product shot of Field Company skillet
Field Company Skillet $125

A lightweight skillet crafted like a vintage cast-iron pan will be your favorite cook's go-to pan.

The Cookbook

Cover of Cook Beautiful cookbook by Athena Calderone
Athena Calderone Cook Beautiful $35 $24

For a great cookbook with recipes you'll actually want to make, look no further than Athena Calderone's Cook Beautiful.

The Cheese Board

Product shot of geometric shaped cheese board by Stowe
Snowe Cheese Board $70

Every cheese lover needs a great cheese board. This American-made walnut number is one of our favorites.

The Cooking Set

Premier 10-Pc. Space-Saving Hard Anodized Non-Stick Cookware Set, Created for Macy's
Calphalon Premier Space-Saving Hard Anodized Non-Stick Cookware Set $590 $470

Know an avid cook who lives in a tiny apartment? This stackable cooking set is a true game changer for organized kitchens.

The Vinegars

Lineup of Regalis brand Spanish wine and cider vinegars
Regalis Spanish Wine and Cider Vinegar $28-$55

A few drops of a quality vinegar can make all the difference when it comes to making a meal sing. This would be a fun addition to anyone's pantry.

And since we're on a roll, keep scrolling for a few more ideas when thinking of what to gift your favorite foodie:

The Palate Expander

Cover of I Am A Filipino cookbook.
Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad I Am A Filipino cookbook $35 $20

The rest of the country seems to be catching up to the tangy, multi-cultural treasure of Filipino cuisine, and this cookbook is a big reason why.

The Impressive Red

Bottle of Justin wine
Justin Isoceles Red Blend $76

A velvety Bordeaux style red blend with layers of berries (think cherry, currant, plum) and chocolate make this sought-after bottle from Justin Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles an excellent complement for a get-together.

The Spread to Level Up Almost Anything

Portrait of Chef Alyssa's Mustard Spread
Chef Alyssa's Kitchen Smoked Chili and Rosemary Mustard Spread $9

Bold yet versatile, give your sandwiches, fish, and other proteins a generous dollop of this mustard spread from the duo behind Charlotte's Chef Alyssa's Kitchen. Mix it into your salad dressings too.

The Artfully Composed Mug

Painted butterfly tumbler on neutral background
Kimberlie Wong Butterfly Tumbler Porcelain $50

This handcrafted mug at Mori Hawaii is just one example of unique, local ceramics available in their online shop.

The Cookbook for Big Flavors In a Snap

Cover of Dining In cookbook by Alison Roman
Dining In Alison Roman $30

Home cooks will love digging into this book of easy to prepare recipes with ingredients they can pronounce, without skimping on flavor.

The Chic Pie Tote

Person in red and white striped apron holding denim handled pie carrier. denim
Healdsburg Shed Denim Handled Pie Holder $62

Another one for the baking enthusiast who wants to deliver the goods in style.

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