The 25 Best Gifts for Foodies

Your culinary-obsessed friends will love these.

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We all know the couple that loves to cook on weeknights, the gal pals who adore baking on Sundays, and the guys who basically live next to the grill during the summer. They seem to have everything stocked in the pantry and surely know their way around trendy kitchen gadgets. When it comes to presents, what do you get the culinary-obsessed?

Truffle butter, bakeware, pasta delivery, and more—if you’re looking for the best gifts for the foodies in your life, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve rounded up some of our all-time favorite foodie gifts, from best-of kitchen basics like a great cast-iron pan to delicious experiences like a pesto tasting kit. And personalized gifts and fun tools—think smoking guns or pastry decorating sets— are always winning choices for the culinary-obsessed.

Here, the best gifts for foodies.

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Sunbuds Personalized Family Recipe Cookbook

Personalized Family Recipe Cookbook

Courtesy of Zazzle

Spend time amassing your recipes with Zazzle’s personalized family recipe cookbook. It’s a three-ring binder that allows you to add your favorite dishes, notes, and photos as you find them.

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Cuisinart 6-Piece Bakeware Set

Cuisinart 6-Piece Bakeware Set

 Courtesy of Macy's

One can never have enough bakeware, especially if you’re planning to keep that cookie jar full. This set is made of heavy-duty steel that ensures heat will be evenly distributed on all your cakes, muffins and more.

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Circle City Design Co. Personalized Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board

 Courtesy of Etsy

Personalize a cutting board with your foodie’s name, favorite word, or special date for a sentimental addition to the kitchen.

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Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven

Le Creuset makes the best dutch ovens on the planet—there’s a reason every major kitchen has one. Use it for all sorts of dishes like coq au vin and jambalaya. No matter how much you bang it up, it will still look pretty sitting on the range.

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Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer

Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

No one has time to stir the fancy sauce in the pan—there’s too much wine to drink. That’s why this automatic pan stirrer, complete with timer, makes the perfect kitchen gadget gift.

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Breville The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun

 Courtesy of Breville

It’s time to pull out the smoking gun. Breville’s handy device allows you to smoke anything from packaged meat to cocktails. Hint—try smoking a negroni (it's amazing).

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Global Gardens Fruit-Infused Balsamic Vinegars

Fruit-Infused Balsamic Vinegars

 Courtesy of Food52

One thing you never buy for yourself? Fancy balsamic vinegar. Dress up everything from salads to cheese plates with this fruit-infused balsamic vinegar.

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Wusthof Classic 20-Piece Knife Block Set

Wusthof Classic 20-Piece Knife Block Set

 Courtesy of Sur la Table

You can’t be a serious foodie without a set of serious knives. Case in point— Wusthof’s complete set contains every knife you’ll need in the kitchen, made of high-carbon steel that will last forever.

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Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker with Wifi

Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker with Wifi

 Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

The secret to perfectly tender meat and seafood? Sous vide cooking. Try it at home with the Anova system, which works with any pot in your kitchen and connects to your phone via a mobile app. You can check on your food while you’re out on your terrace sipping aperitifs.

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Parachute Leather Napkin Rings

Leather Napkin Rings

 Courtesy of Parachute

These may seem like a simple gift until you realize you need a napkin at every meal. Bonus points for giving these leather rings alongside beautiful stonewashed linens.

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Bella Cucina Essential Pesto Tasting Gift Set

Essential Pesto Tasting Gift Set

 Courtesy of Food52

Pesto is a much bigger category than you ever knew. This tasting set includes 12 varieties such as artichoke lemon, kale and parmesan, sweet pumpkin, and walnut sage. Taste buds will explode.

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Philips Viva Airfryer

Philips Viva Airfryer

 Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Time for fun kitchen tools. Try out an air fryer to whip up favorites like fish n’ chips, fried chicken, and french fries with less oil. It’s healthier and easier to clean up too.

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Instant Pot Duo 60

Instant Pot Duo 60

 Courtesy of Amazon

Instant Pots sure have their fans, and no foodie household is complete without the all-in-one cooking device. It will change the way you view weeknight dinner.

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"Just Married"

This cookbook features 130 recipes designed specifically for a pair. Serving sizes come in twos and many of the dishes have the makings to become weeknight go-to's.

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Sfoglini Seasonal Pasta Subscription

Sfoglini Seasonal Pasta Subscription

 Courtesy of Food52

Italian food fans will relish in a regular pasta delivery. Two boxes of this Brooklyn-made pasta arrive to your door each month, including a classic variety and seasonal shape.

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Swissmar 9-Piece Lugano Fondue Set

Swissmar 9-Piece Lugano Fondue Set

 Courtesy of Sur la Table

We don’t know anyone who passes up the opportunity to dip fruit, potatoes, and bread into a hot, steaming bowl of cheese. That’s why this fondue set is, well, perfect.

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Modernist Cuisine at Home

Modernist Cuisine at Home

 Courtesy of Amazon

This handy kitchen guide has everything you love about the iconic six-volume set of cooking magic. Everything is distilled into a handy hardback with an easy-to-use, spiral-bound manual.

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Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

 Courtesy of Walmart

Any serious at-home chef will tell you there is no substitute for a cast-iron skillet—and the best in the business is Lodge. Sear meats perfectly, bake frittatas and make perfect pancakes with this heritage piece.

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Liz and Sarah Downey Foodie Dice

Foodie Dice

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Spice up Monday night dinner in more ways than one—his foodie dice leaves the meal inspiration up to the universe and just may push you out of your cooking comfort zone.

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Williams Sonoma Ultimate Decorating Tool

Williams Sonoma Ultimate Decorating Tool

 Courtesy of William Sonoma

Pastry chefs have a new universal tool in their back pocket. This ultimate decorator allows you to pipe and swirl with ease, thanks to interchangeable tips.

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Weber Smokey Mountain Charcoal/Wood Smoker

Weber Smokey Mountain Charcoal/Wood Smoker

 Courtesy of Ace Hardware

Take your barbecue up a notch with an at-home smoker. A built-in lid thermometer helps you read when that pulled pork is done.

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Soton Leather Knife Roll Chef Knife Case

Leather Knife Roll Chef Knife Case

 Courtesy of Etsy

If you’ve ever seen Top Chef, you know a leather chef knife roll is a professional must-have. This gorgeous one is handmade and can hold up to 11 knives or other cooking utensils.

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Charcoal Companion Himalayan Salt Block

Charcoal Companion Himalayan Salt Block

 Courtesy of Sur la Table

The mineral-rich salt block enhances the flavors of anything cooked on it, especially seafood. Add it to your grill for scallops or use it to flash sear tuna.

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Urbani White and Black Truffle Butter

White and Black Truffle Butter

 Courtesy of Urbani

What makes bread and butter better? Truffle butter. Enough said.

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Aheirloom State Cheese Boards

State Cheese Boards

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Show some pride with these cheese boards shaped after your home state. They also make festive serving platters on Independence Day.

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