19 Scrumptious Gifts For Foodies That They’ll Love (2020 Guide)

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These Are Some Of The Best Gifts for Foodies!

Whether you are looking for cheap gifts for foodies or unique foodie gifts, the best gifts for foodies are ones that appeal to their inner foodie loves. These loves could be sweet waffles, delicious hot chocolate, or a baking accessory they’ve been dying to use.

Gifts for food lovers are a good bet as a birthday gift, Christmas gift, housewarming gift, or for any other occasion, really! If they are a true foodie, any food-related gift is a sure-fire bet.

So, to help you get started searching for the perfect gift, we’ve done the homework to bring you the best foodie gifts across different price ranges. With these gift ideas for foodies, you should be able to sort out the gift for that foodie man or foodie woman on your list in no time.

If you are looking for more gift ideas, check some out our other gift guides below:

The Best Gifts For Foodies

There are lots of great gifts for foodies out there – from gourmet food gifts to kitchen equipment helping them to prepare a delicious meal. What type of gift you get your foodie really depends on the individual you’re looking to buy a gift for.

Are you searching for gifts for organic or healthy foodies? Make sure to read the ingredients/labels before you buy anything! Looking for gifts for foodies who don’t cook? Then best stick to an edible gift and not kitchen equipment. On our list, you’ll find a good mix of gift ideas for all kinds of foodies!

Organic Herb Infused Olive Oil Set

Foodies seem to always love olive oil – so why not just go with the trend and get them a great gift? These infused oils are sure to liven up any recipe and can be eaten with balsamic and a loaf of good bread as a tasty snack!

Our Pick
Pellas Nature, Organic Herbs Infused Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil Set
$29.95 ($4.40 / Fl Oz)


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Raclette

If you have a foodie on your list who is into the high-end items and really loves food and having long dinners with family, check out this Raclette set. Lisa grew up having raclette on special occasions such as New Years and she can attest to how awesome an item this is for group dinners and more!

Our Pick
Swissmar Stelvio 8 Person Stainless Steel Raclette with Granite Stone Top
$121.65


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SnackSack Subscription Box

Is the person you’re looking to buy a gift for really into trying new foods and snacks? Then this snack subscription box might be perfect for them! Not only is this box all about snacks, but it also introduces your foodie to healthier snack options – and might help them make smarter choices in the future. Double win!

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SnackSack Monthly Healthy Snacks Subscription Box


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Sea Salt Sampler Kit

If you are looking to buy a gift for a foodie, there’s a good chance they love their flavors. This is why a set of assorted sea salts can make a great gift. From Himalayan Pink to French Grey – there is a type of sea salt in this pack for every foodie!

The Natural Sea Salt Sampler - 6 Flavors
$18.99 ($6.33 / Ounce)


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Vitamix Blender

For the professional foodie, the name Vitamix might ring a bell. This high-grade mixer is one of the best brands out there and will fulfill all your food mixing needs! Your foodie doesn’t even need to be an avid cook to make use of this blender – it also works great for smoothies.

Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container
$476.64


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Knife Sharpener

No true foodie who likes to cook should accept dull knives in their kitchen. For this reason, a knife sharpener can be a great gift idea. This way, they don’t have to waste money getting new knives and they can fix their dull ones right at home!

KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener, Black
$5.99

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Funny T-Shirt

If you have a foodie with a funny bone – who perhaps even likes Mexican cuisine – then this t-shirt is for them. We love cheesy shirts with cheesy messages – and this one is awesome and definitely no exception! It’s also a great gift if you’re looking for an inexpensive foodie gift idea.

Crazy Dog T-Shirts Mens If You Dont Like Tacos Im Nacho Type T Shirt Funny Sarcastic Graphic 90s (Dark Heather Grey) - L
$18.99

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Turkish Coffee Set

A great gift idea for the traveling foodie who also loves coffee? A Turkish coffee set. Having an authentic Turkish coffee is a great experience and one that we have experienced during our own travels! We’d love this coffee set in our own kitchen, to be honest!

Handcraft Ideas 27-Piece Turkish Coffee, Espresso and Tea Set
$169.00


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Gourmet Popcorn

Got a foodie with a sweet tooth? Moose Munch popcorn is a great gift for them. This unique combination of flavors and textures is something the flavor palette might not expect – but in a very good way!

Harry & David, Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn, Dark Chocolate, 10 Oz. (Gold, Brown, White)
$19.90 ($1.99 / Ounce)

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Chip & Dip Set

If you have a foodie with a love of snacking and a habit of watching the big game, movies, or tv shows – this combination chip/snack bowl with dip bowls is a great gift! We’re also fans of gifts that people can actually use so we love how functional it is.

Gibson Overseas, Inc. Gracious Dining Chip & Dip Set Ware with Metal Rack, White, 1, Chip and Dip
$29.99

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Cookbook

For the foodie looking to change up their diet – or for the plant-based eater that is looking for more inspiration – check out this awesome cookbook by the same people behind the documentary “Forks Over Knives”.

Forks Over Knives: Flavor!: Delicious, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Cook Every Day
$22.12

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Premium Maple Syrup

A great gift for foodies that is actually food is this premium maple syrup. This bottle of organic syrup is a delicious and sweet gift that pairs well with a lovely breakfast item like pancakes. We’re a big fan of maple syrup here at B & L.

Award Winning Escuminac Extra Rare Maple Syrup 16.9 fl oz (500ml) Canada Grade A
$23.95 ($1.42 / Fl Oz)


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Oh! Nuts Chocolate Covered Cookies

If the foodie in your life is also a chocolate fan, you are in luck. Here’s a great assorted gift box of chocolate covered cookies that have a number of different toppings! If you’re unsure what exactly to get your foodie, this is something that will usually work. Just make sure that they don’t have any allergies!

Cangshan V2 Series 1020434 German Steel Forged Peeling/Tourne Knife

If cooking is something that your foodie in mind does often, then a good kitchen knife can be an essential part of any kitchen set up. You can usually count on a German knife to be really decent quality (speaking from experience). And this is a type of knife that not every foodie might have at home already!

Cangshan V2 Series 59557 German Steel Forged Chef and Santoku Knife Set, 8-Inch and 7-Inch

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Hot Sauce Making Kit

If you have a foodie who likes it hot, a hot sauce making kit is a super fun way for them to take their love of hot sauce up a level and formulate their own at home! This is not for the faint of taste buds – so make sure your foodie enjoys spice!

Hot Sauce Kit (Makes 7 Lip Smacking Gourmet Bottles) Featuring Heirloom Peppers From 5th Generation Farmers, A Full Set Of Recipes, Storing Bottles & More!
$54.95 ($54.95 / Count)

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Cheese Board and Knife Set

For the foodie who is always having people over to taste and chat, a decent looking and functional cheese board is a great gift. This one is made out of bamboo and features a knife set, too!

Bambusi Cheese Board and Knife Set - Premium Bamboo Wood Charcuterie Platter Serving Tray with Cutlery
$59.99


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Air Fryer

Food prep methods are a super popular topic right now in foodie land – and so why not go with the health trend and get your foodie an air fryer. We love using an air fryer since they take little to no oil but still make delicious meals and healthier french fries! Just make sure your foodie doesn’t already have one because that might get awkward if you buy them another air fryer.

Secura Air Fryer 4.2Qt / 4.0L 1500-Watt Electric Hot XL Air Fryers Oven Oil Free Nonstick Cooker
$79.99


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Eppicotispai 9-Piece Pasta Starter Set

For the foodie who likes Italian cuisine – or for those who are passionate about making pasta from scratch – check out this pasta starter set. It basically has everything you need to get started making traditional pasta yourself. This can be a fun way to get foodies that are sometimes too hesitant to experiment to try out something new!

Eppicotispai 9-Piece Pasta Starter Set, Cream
$54.66

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Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream Maker

And last – but certainly not least – we have a great gift for the foodies with a bit of a sweet and a cold tooth: their very own ice cream or frozen yogurt maker! This is a great gift to use in the summertime when the weather is hot and you want to enjoy a frozen treat at home – but it also obviously works in any season!

Cuisinart 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt Ice cream maker, Qt, White
$69.95

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Things to Consider When Buying Gifts For Foodies

When buying gifts for foodies, there are a few details you should consider. Some are more important than others – but definitely think about all of them before you make your purchase!

Taste and Purpose

Really have a think about if they are going to eat the gift or use the gift. If you find a great bag of candied popcorn but they (your foodie) doesn’t enjoy eating sweets, maybe rethink your gift choice and buy something else. The same goes for spice. If you’re unsure whether your foodie enjoys a specific flavor, maybe choose a safer option.

As we have briefly mentioned at the beginning of the article, you should also think about whether the person you’re buying a gift for enjoys cooking or not. Thinking more generally, think about whether your foodie will use the gift or not.

If they like cooking, then you can consider getting them something for their kitchen (ideally you find out whether they already own the item before buying them something!). If they’re not into cooking, then better stick to an edible gift. That’s the nice thing about foodie gifts – there are so many gift ideas that can be eaten.

Allergies and Dietary Preferences

If you are buying gifts for foodies that are actually food-based, you will definitely want to check for any allergies or intolerances. This seems like an obvious one, but buying a gift that can trigger an allergy (or even a food sensitivity) can be wasteful and flat-out dangerous. Always read the ingredients if you’re getting a gift for someone that is allergic to a specific ingredient. If you are unsure, don’t risk it!

Related to this, you’ll want to make sure that your food-based gift aligns with their dietary preferences. If you’re buying a gift for someone who eats plant-based, you should make sure that there is no dairy or other animal products in the gift item. The same goes for other dietary preferences.

Price

Lastly, when buying gifts for foodies, the price is definitely going to dictate what you buy. For example, you can get some really fancy varieties of foods if you are willing to pay a higher price. Chocolate is a good example of this. Price is also (usually) tied to the quality of materials in something like a cheese board or blender.

If you are looking for a non-food item and opting to get a food accessory, then make sure to have a look at the price and the quality. It would probably not be a good idea to get really cheap kitchen equipment that is low quality and will break after a few uses. If your budget is quite low, then a food-based gift as opposed to a kitchen item might be a better choice!

Affordable Gifts for Foodies

If you are in the market for affordable gifts for foodies, then you will have way too many options to choose from. A great idea is to know your foodie’s likes and taste preferences and then buy a “variety pack” of a bunch of smaller gifts to create one larger themed gift.

That is to say that you want to buy many little gifts. If you only need one smaller, cheaper gift for a foodie, then you’ve got some great options on this list!

Mid-Range Gifts for Foodies

There are a ton of ideas out there for mid-range foodie gifts. These are the kinds of gifts that you can give again and again if they get used up/eaten (like a food item).

That said, generally mid-range gifts for foodies are more expensive food item that get used over a longer amount of time (like olive oil). The gift is likely to not go out of style if it’s used and loved by your foodie.

The other category for these mid-range gifts are a food accessory or tool like an ice cream maker (see above). These novelty gifts are not crazy expensive but also have a huge novelty value if the person will use it!

High-End Gifts for Foodies

If you need a high-end gift for a foodie, you will certainly have a hard time choosing! This is because with a higher budget you can truly buy according to your foodie’s true passions and aim for a quality gift that is an investment.

Above, you’ll find a few gifts that we personally have experience with – a Raclette Table Grill is great for family dinners, for example. The Turkish coffee set is an amazing gift for those who appreciate a good coffee and a good style/tradition to go with it.

And there you have it – 19 awesome gifts for foodies! In the end, just think about your foodie, their foodie passions, and your budget when choosing a foodie gift. There are so many great options out there so we’re optimistic that you’ll find a suitable gift!

As always, Stay Curious,
-B&L

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