words Alexa Wang
Giving the perfect gift often represents a less-than-perfect experience. From the fickle father-in-law to the bestie who has everything, snatching that smash-hit gift isn’t always easy for the picky people in our lives. Thankfully, food speaks a language that is understood by everyone. What’s more, the gift of food says, “I care” like no other.
Gifts Every Foodie Will Love
Do you have a serious culinary connoisseur who is always jazzed about trying new food? Or, perhaps your best friend is a gourmand who loves food but can’t cook a cup of ramen without setting off the fire alarm. Whether for expert chefs, keen home cooks, or gifts for those folks in your life who just love to eat – the perfect food-centric present awaits. Here are the hottest gift ideas today that every foodie in your life will love.
Say it With Subscriptions
Nothing says “love” for foodies more than the chance to sample new edible delights or cooking techniques every month. Tickle the taste buds of your foodie friend or family member with the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription service. Treat them to a monthly subscription to their favorite cooking magazine. Or, you can set them up with a streaming service to their favorite cooking TV channel. You might even look into getting your food lover a cookbook of the month club subscription. These gifts are particularly appealing because each month the foodie in your life is exposed to brilliant, inspiring new foods, recipes or cooking ideas.
Sweets for Your Sweetie
For the sweet tooth in your life, think about giving the gift of luxury chocolate. From exotic truffles to bodacious bonbons, chocolate is the quintessential gift for anyone who is cuckoo for cocoa. When you’re giving delicious sweet treats, think about alternatives such as gourmet gummy bears or a stunning array of appealing marzipan fruit candies. You might also think about going retro by building a basket filled with vintage candies like Black Jacks, flying saucers, cola bottles, and more. Whether it’s chocolate or licorice, the sugar-craving foodies in your life will appreciate receiving any of these gifts.
Gifts for Bakers
For that special baker in your life, you might think they already have everything they need. That’s why you can present him or her with the power of personalization. We’re talking about custom engraved bakeware like pyrex to add that extra touch on baked puddings or quickbreads. You might also give them a set of personalized cake tins or a high-quality apron with their name or a funny saying embroidered on it. Also, consider bake-centric apparel like t-shirts or hoodies as a gift that revolves around their love for baking. Lastly, you can assemble a bouquet of unique flours to brighten your baker’s special day. Any one of these thoughtful baking gifts is sure to win you first prize in gift-giving.
Gift Ideas for Grillers
If you have a backyard warrior who lives for grilling out on the weekend, you can surprise him or her with a deluxe outdoor grill set. Or, present them with a bespoke gift box of gourmet grilling seasonings and barbeque sauces. For the griller who has everything, you can give them a custom brand to sear in their initials or a logo into savory steaks. Add a little smoke to their lives by giving your best griller a stainless steel smoker box to enhance flavor to their grilled masterpieces. These trending grilling gifts are sure to win a smile from the grill master in your life.
The Perfect Pairings
For the foodie in your life with epicurean taste, you may want to present them with the perfect wine selection on that special occasion. Or you might want to get them a gift certificate to a critically acclaimed winery. Better yet, you can pick a perfect wine pairing with a tailor-made charcuterie board. Any of these wine-forward gifts will partner with your true foodie’s pallet. And if your food-lover isn’t keen on wine, you can always give them a gourmet coffee or tea gift box for just the right beverage selection to an exquisite meal.
Final Thoughts About Gifts Ideas for Food Lovers
While all of these are fantastic and trending gift ideas for the foodies in your life, what you choose to give should ultimately be based on your loved one’s taste. Take some time to really ponder what your food-lover enjoys. Maybe even do some reconnaissance on his or her kitchen to get some ideas as to what they may want (or what they don’t already have). Pay attention and listen to your favorite foodie so you’re better prepared to present them with a food-centric gift they will absolutely adore.