The 33 Best Food Gifts

Your favorite foodie will love these sweet and savory presents.

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Mom was right when she said that food is the way to the heart. Favorite recipes signify special moments in our lives or remind us of extraordinary people. Cakes say celebration. Pies mean unconditional love. Bacon, well, that just represents everything that's good in the world. We find comfort in eating favorite foods, sipping on custom cocktails, and entertaining with friends and family.

Whether your favorite culinary connoisseur is into fancy cheese, grilling, or wildflower honey, it's easy to find the perfect gift—if you know where to look. Luckily there are a lot of options out there, from presents that promote collaboration like rolling your own sushi or curing pork belly to gifts that help the recipient unwind at the end of a long day (we're talking vino). Help them kick off a perfect Saturday morning brunch with banana pancakes and maple syrup or fresh coffee. The possibilities really are endless. To help you determine the most standout gift for your favorite foodie, we've compiled some of our favorites.

Here, the best food gifts.

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Stonewall Kitchen Breakfast Gift Set

Breakfast Gift Set

Courtesy of Stonewall Kitchen 

Early risers will appreciate this breakfast gift set, which includes dry mixes for favorites like crepes, pancakes, and blueberry muffins.

For more great product ideas, read our list of must-have brunch essentials.

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Harry & David Fireside S’mores Gift Basket

Fireside S’mores Gift Basket

 Courtesy of Harry & David

Nothing says date night—or weekend cabin adventure—quite like your own basket of cozy confections. This Harry & David collection includes the ingredients for a hearty charcuterie and cheese board plus a round of homemade S’mores.

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Eataly Taste of Eataly Box

Taste of Eataly

 Courtesy of Eataly

Gift a virtual trip to the famed Italian food emporium, Eataly, with this showstopping basket. It includes top finds from the store like pasta, extra virgin olive oil, orange blossom honey, coffee, and cookies.

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Carnivore Club Rub & Grilling Salt Set

Carnivore Club Rub & Grilling Salt Set

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

These small batch seasonings and rubs have meat-lovers in mind. The spices work on everything from rotisserie chicken to leg of lamb and T-bone steak.

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Angadona Macaron Kit with Silicone Mat

Macaron Kit

 Courtesy of Amazon

We all love a trip to Laduree for fancy cookies, so for macaron lovers, give this baking set. It includes everything you need to create the almond flour-based cookies, like a silicon mat and piping bags for flavored fillings. 

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Spanish Paella Gift Set in Paella Pan

Spanish Paella Gift Set

 Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

You cannot make paella without its namesake pan, so give one alongside essential ingredients like paprika, olive oil, and, of course, bomba rice. Just add your favorite seafood and sausage for an authentic dinner at home.

Ready to show off your new culinary skills at a dinner party? Read about the products you need for Instagram-worthy meals.

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Sugarfina Candy Trunk


 Courtesy of Shopbop

Sugarfina’s fanciful cubes of high-end candies are a perfect gift for sweet-toothed friends and family. We’re partial to the Champagne bears, but rarely has one ever turned down the whisky-infused chocolate or cake balls either.

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Tea Forte Tea Tasting Assortment

Tea Tasting Assortment

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Artisan tea company Tea Forte offers an assortment box filled with 40 infusions such as chamomile citron, darjeeling quince, ginger lemongrass, and, of course, the classic English breakfast.

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Tait Farm Foods Fruit Butter Trio

tait farm

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Why give jams when you could give fruit butter? These delicious spreads are handmade in Pennsylvania and are a perfect pair with fresh bread or a beautiful cheese board.

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Milk Bar Cake for Life

Cake for Life

 Courtesy of Milk BAr

Amateur bakers will want to try their hand at Milk Bar’s famed Birthday cake, so pass along a confection paired with the bakery’s Cake For Life cookbook.

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Loria Stern Cookies Gluten Free Pressed Flower Cookies

flower cookies

 Courtesy of Etsy

These gorgeous cookies are decorated with organic, edible flowers—a perfect dessert for an alfresco summer party. They also happen to be gluten-free, so even those with a gluten sensitivity can partake.

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Cocktail R-Evolution Molecular Gastronomy Kit

Impress your next cocktail party guests with unexpected creations like spherical flavor explosions and colorful foams. Add to favorite drinks like mojitos and Bloody Marys for a totally modern twist.

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Mouth Just Add Whiskey Box


 Courtesy of Mouth

This set includes everything they'll need to make the perfect whiskey or bourbon cocktail, from aromatic bitters to cocktail cherries. Everything is sourced from small-batch makers of mixers and garnishes—even the most selective of cocktail enthusiasts will approve.

Looking for more great items for a bar? Take a peek at our list of products you need for the perfect bar cart.

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Farmhouse Pottery Vermont Syrup and Silo Pitcher

farmhouse pottery

 Courtesy of Food 52

Make your weekend hosts swoon with this two-in-one gift set. With a handcrafted ceramic pitcher and a generous bottle of Vermont maple syrup, this duo will get your pancake brunch off to a great start.

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Perrier-Jouet Gift Set with Glasses

perrier jouet

 Courtesy of Reserve Bar

Perrier-Jouet’s floral-embellished bottle comes with matching glassware when you buy the vintage Belle Epoque gift set. There’s nothing like sipping crisp Champagne from hand-painted glasses.

For more glassware and other entertaining essentials, take a peek at our list of the best registry items.

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Savannah Bee Company Once Upon a Hive Sampler

Once Upon a Hive Book of Honey

 Courtesy of Savannah Bee Company

Whether you adore honey or find yourself as a “newbee”—so says Savannah Bee Company—this book and sampler will guide you through the world of bees and honey. Taste the famed Tupelo variety from this iconic Southern company, as well as their proprietary blends crafted for cheese platters and grilled meats.

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Winc Wine Club

Winc Wine Club

 Courtesy of Winc

Fill out a quiz to determine your palate profile, then get wines delivered to your door each month. The club focuses on small producers around the world, meaning you’ll discover some finds you can’t get anywhere else.

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Dana's Bakery Assorted Macaron Collection


 Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Dana’s Bakery’s playful macaron flavors will delight anyone with an affinity for the decadent desserts. Surprise and delight a sweet tooth with a box of assorted flavors like peanut butter and jelly, cookie dough, and fruity cereal.

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Petee's Pie Company Choose Your Own Little Pie Pack


Courtesy of Goldbelly

This sampler pack gives a taste of the NYC-based pie company's most popular pies—in adorable 4-inch form! Choose from delectable flavors like Wild Blueberry, Hot Buttered Rum, and Salted Chocolate Chess.

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Sushi Chef Sushi Making Kit

sushi making kit

 Courtesy of Amazon

Roll out your bamboo mat because this kit has everything you need to become an at-home sushi chef. Slice, top, and serve up to 125 pieces of sushi with this super fun set.

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Oaktown Spice Shop Essential Spice Starter Collection

Essential Spice Starter Collection

 Courtesy of Food52

Kick off a cooking journey with this essential spice collection, which includes everything from peppercorns to smoked Spanish paprika.

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Harry & David Dessert of the Month Club

Dessert of the Month Club

 Courtesy of Harry & David 

There is no shortage of great desserts, which is why Harry & David will deliver a “Dessert of the Month” with their subscription service. Sweet treats include popular dishes like carrot cake and peach pie— all shipped straight to your door.

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Whiskey Blending Kit

Whiskey Blending Kit

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Share a signature blend of your favorite brown spirits with this kit. A blending book guides you on your creation, which you can then present to a special someone.

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Olympia Provisions Salami of the Month Club

Olympia Provisions Salami of the Month Club

 Courtesy of Food52

Tasting notes for your salami? That’s a new level, but the only one we’d expect from Olympia Provisions’ Salami of the Month Club. You’ll get a different cured meat each month.

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Murray's Cheesemonger’s Picks Cheese of the Month Club

Cheesemonger’s Picks Cheese of the Month Club

Courtesy of Murray's Cheese

This famed NYC cheese shop sure knows how to pick them. Let the experts guide you through the world of cheese by sending three or four seasonal chunks each month.

Looking for serving inspiration? Check out our list of pieces you need for the perfect cheese plate.

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Gift Crate

Harry Potter Hogwarts Gift Crate

 Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Ready for some magic in the kitchen? Foodies and Harry Potter fans will be all in for this baking and cooking set. Whip up a batch of cookies with Hogwarts crest cookie cutters, present cocktails with snitch ball ice cubes, or take homemade hot chocolate on the go with the themed mug.

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Sur La Table DIY Bacon Kit

DIY Bacon Kit

 Courtesy of Sur la table

Don your chef’s whites because you’ll be curing your own bacon with this easy-to-use kit. Just take a slab of pork belly, add spices, and let marinate for a week before pasteurizing your bacon for weekend mornings.

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Makabi & Sons Infused Honey Gift Set

infused honey

 Courtesy of Food 52

The pretty packaging is a gift unto itself with this infused raw honey set—just wait until your favorite foodie tastes it. Each jar contains a delicate flavor—choose rosewater, star anise, or saffron cardamom—to drizzle on cheese or bread.

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Calicutts Spice Co. World Traveler Gift Box


 Courtesy of Etsy 

A great gift for the traveler in your life, this set contains exotic spice blends from around the world— Mexican Adobo, Sweet Curry Powder, Chinese Five-Spice, and Israeli Za'atar.

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Long Meadow Ranch BBQ Sauce

Long Meadow Ranch BBQ Sauce

 Courtesy of Long Meadow Ranch 

Ribs come alive with this Memphis-style barbecue sauce made by the talented chefs at Napa Valley’s Long Meadow Ranch. The only question is—what wine will pair the best?

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Heatonist Hot Ones Box

Hot Ones Box

 Courtesy of Hedonist

If your partner douses everything in Sriracha, then this is the gift for you. New York City-based hot sauce purveyor The Heatonist offers a hot sauce subscriptions, where you’ll get a monthly delivery of three different artisanal hot sauces (including some exclusives you can’t buy at the shop).

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Charles Krug 2016 Single Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Three Bottle Set

Charles Krug 2016 Single Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Three Bottle Set

 Courtesy of Charles Krug

Napa Valley’s oldest winery still makes some of the area’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, whether it’s an easy-drinking bottle for dinner or a special edition from a specific vineyard. Wine lovers will be delighted to receive this limited edition set featuring a trio of unique bottles.

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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Pint Club

Pint Club

 Courtesy of Jeni's

If your significant other screams for ice cream, this may be the perfect gift. Artisan ice cream shop Jeni’s offers a pint club, a subscription service where you’ll get four unique flavors shipped every three months.

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