The Most Delectable Gifts for the Foodies in Your Life

woman wrapping gift

Gpointstudio/Getty Images

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, like a living Zagat guide. Perhaps they're your co-worker who randomly shows up in the office with freshly baked treats for the whole team.

That said, when it comes to the best foodie gifts for these culinary enthusiasts, we've got you covered. From a gorgeous bottle of olive oil to a sleek truffle slicer, we sourced the best foodie gifts for everyone on your list (from cheese-lovers to avid bakers), and at every price point. Take a gander at this delicious gift guide comprised of the best gifts for foodies in 2020.

Assortment of cosmic-themed chocolates by Vosges
Vosges Exotic Truffle Collection $49
Shop

For a gift that’s out of this world, this beautiful array of cosmic-inspired chocolates will do the trick. Each truffle comes paired with a unique astrological story to add to its appeal.

DIY-mochi kit by Uncommon Goods
Uncommon Goods DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit $30
Shop

Foodies will love making their own mochi ice cream treats—flavored with matcha green tea and cocoa powder—in the comfort of their own home. This handy kit makes 32 of the sweet traditional Japanese treats.

Cast iron and walnut pepper mill by Simon Pearce
Simon Pearce Cast Iron & Walnut Pepper Mill $65
Shop

Look no further—this sleek cast iron and walnut design is the pepper mill to end all pepper mills. Plus, it looks gorgeous on any tablescape.

Metal truffle slicer
Urbani Metal Truffle Slicer $40
Shop

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

Icelandic sea salt
Nordur Icelandic Sea Salt Flakes $8
Shop

These hand-raked, mineral-rich sea salt flakes get their crisp and unique flavor from the Arctic Ocean—perfect for sprinkling on everything from chocolate chip cookies to roasted veggies.

Matte gray stand mixer
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, Matte Gray $380 $300
Shop

For the baking enthusiast in your life, there is no better tool than the Rolls-Royce of kitchen appliances. And with 37 different colors to choose from, you can pick one that suits their personality perfectly.

Daily Harvest smoothie
Daily Harvest 9-Item Smoothie Subscription Delivery $75
Shop

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

An arm holds salami bouquet with red ribbon
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet $50+
Shop

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

Bottle of charred oak & maple cocktail syrup
Yes Cocktail Co. Charred Oak & Maple Cocktail Syrup $12
Shop

Whether you use this smoky-sweet syrup to spice up an Old Fashioned or drizzle it over homemade granola, this delectable gift idea from Yes Cocktail Co. makes an ideal—yet ultra-affordable—present for foodies.

To take this gift to the next level, pair it with a bottle of their favorite liquor and a pretty set of rocks glasses.

Breakfast-themed cell phone grips by Popsockets
Popsockets PopMinis Breakfast Club $15 $8
Shop

For the foodie who loves testing new recipes, this affordable smartphone accessory makes it infinitely easier to prop up their phone to scroll through preparation instructions. 

Collection of Japanese shoyu bottles
Mikuni Wild Harvest Haku Japanese Shoyu $28+
Shop

Shoyu is also known as Japanese-style soy sauce. Add its delicate flavor to anything from stir-fried vegetables to your go-to marinade.

Gift box of wrapped pears and cheese assortment
Harry & David Rogue Valley Gift Box $80 $50
Shop

Ship a tasty package their way. In this popular gift set from Harry & David, they'll get six perfectly ripened Royal Riviera Pears and an assortment of cheeses from Rogue Creamery.

The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook
Jenna Helwig The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook $13
Shop

This cookbook is authored by the food editor at Parents magazine and is perfect for foodie families on a mission to make quick and easy, high-quality meals for their little one.

Acacia wood cheese knives
Pottery Barn Acacia Wood Cheese Knives, Set of 3 $70 $41
Shop

Every cheese-lover needs a great cheeseboard. This rustic acacia wood number is complete with three stainless steel knives, is one of our favorite gift ideas for foodies. We love that it adds a natural element to the kitchen.

Mast Chocolate variety pack featuring Raspberry Chocolate
Mast Chocolate Organic Chocolate Bars Variety 12-Pack $36
Shop

Wrapped in artsy modern packaging, these divine organic chocolate bars—in unexpected flavors like lavender and oat milk—have a silky smooth, buttery texture.

Chef's knife
Misen Chef’s Knife $65
Shop

Why own a dozen mediocre knives when one stand-out knife can do the job? Misen's Japanese-style hybrid blade does it all, from paper-thin slices to rough chops.

Honey flute set, pack of three
Savannah Bee International Honey Flute Gift Set $81
Shop

Want to treat your foodie to an especially sweet gift? An assortment of honey from Savannah Bee will get them buzzing with three flute jars of imported honey in acacia, rosemary, and lavender flavors.

Gold streamlined serving set by Anthropologie
Anthropologie Serving Set $28
Shop

This simple yet totally striking gold serving set appeal to modern taste; it's ideal for the foodie in your life who loves to entertain.

Colorful interlocking trays
Hay Kaleido Tray Sets $40+
Shop

Geometric, powder-coated steel tray sets from Hay make for striking serving platters for your foodie’s next dinner party. Plus, they’re stackable, so even foodies with minimal storage space will love them.

Balsamic vinegar and olive oil gift set
Blazing Bella Balsamic Gift Set, 5-pack $50
Shop

A splash of high-quality vinegar can make a meal sing. This gift set, which includes four of Blazing Bella’s signature balsamic vinegars plus a mini olive oil, will give your favorite home cook endless options to brighten up dishes.

Bottle of olive oil by Brightland
Brightland Olive Oil, Awake $37
Shop

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

Set of four measuring bowls, one filled with raspberries
Anthropologie Bistro Tile Measuring Cups, Set of 4 $34
Shop

Treat your favorite cook to a pretty set of gilded, art deco-inspired measuring bowls and they’ll be sure to think of you each and every time they use them.

Rectangular himalayan salt plate topped with grilled shrimp and citrus round
Williams Sonoma Himalayan Salt Plate $40-50
Shop

Once your friend starts using this hand-cut Himalayan salt plate to sear thin cuts of meat or fish (just heat the plate on the grill), they may never want to go back to the pan-fry technique. Plus, it doubles as a beautiful serving tray for fruit, sushi, or charcuterie.

Cast Iron Skillet
Field Supply Cast Iron Skillet $75
Shop

A lightweight cast iron skillet, crafted with vintage flair will quickly become your favorite cook's go-to, all-purpose pan for baking cornbread, grilling meat, and pan-roasting veggies.

Related Stories