The 17 Best Food Gifts

Your favorite foodie will love these sweet and savory presents.

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.

couple at brunch with waffles and coffee


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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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. 

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

of 17

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?

of 17

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).

of 17

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.

of 17

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.

Related Stories