Gifts for Foodies & Food Lovers
Find some of the best edible, eco-friendly, and reusable gourmet food gifts plus unique holiday ideas for all foodies and food lovers.
Here are some of the highest quality, most popular and most unique food-related gifts that will undoubtedly be more appreciated than perhaps that second-hand fruit cake you were originally considering…
New gifts for foodies & food lovers are added to the list above regularly. So, make sure to bookmark this page and come back for more great unique food gifts that are perfect for any occasion: birthday, anniversary, graduation, bridal shower, baby shower, wedding, holiday (i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, President’s Day, Boxing Day, etc.), or “just because.”
Need more guidance on what to get during specific celebrations or holidays? You’ve come to the right spot. Here are some gift suggestions for that lover of food in your life…for any occasion:
Birthday gifts should be meaningful and specific to the person whom you are getting the gift for. Does this food-loving birthday celebrant consider himself/herself a carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan? If so, consider getting a meat or vegetable-related gadget for the kitchen…or something meaty or vegan-y to snack on. Do you know if he/she loves sweets, or salty foods? In this case, a sweet package or salty gift box might do the trick. Other things to consider are the celebrant’s activities (e.g. a canteen would be great for hikers or bikers), style (e.g. eccentric people might like this levitating plate), drinking habits (e.g. whisky drinkers would appreciate this globe-shaped whisky decanter), and other aspects that are part of his/her personal character.
What kind of anniversary is this? A wedding anniversary, dating anniversary, work anniversary, or an anniversary of some other accomplishment? Is this your anniversary, or someone you know? Depending on what type of anniversary this is, the type of gift can be quite different. Personal anniversaries deserve more romantic type gifts like a picnic set or wine glasses. Appropriate gifts for business or professional type anniversaries would include a cold brew coffee & tea maker or Turkish tea cups.
As with anniversaries, there are many different types of graduations. Kids have graduations at pre-school, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, junior high, and high school. Adults graduate from college, masters programs, doctorate programs, vocational programs and more. The age of the graduate will determine what makes for a good present. For example, a safe no-spill bowl or corn popper would be better suited for kids while a flask or espresso maker would be better for an adult.
Bridal shower gifts should obviously keep the bride in mind. What type of person is she? Does she prefer to cook or eat out? Does she have a fancy or simple style. Does she like to entertain guests or have quiet meals at home? Is she at the house most of the time or always on-the-go? Ask yourself these questions and you’ll be able to figure out whether to get her a cooking-related gift, a gift for entertaining guests, a travel-friendly gift, or some other sort of gift that she will greatly appreciate.
Weddings gifts should definitely be selected with both the bride and the groom in mind. While the bridal shower gift can primarily be geared towards the bride, the wedding gift should show consideration for the couple. Something along the lines of a panini press for multiple paninis or an electric smoker with plenty of room would certainly be appreciated.
Food-related baby shower gifts are more for the food-loving parents (cause no one knows for sure if the baby is a food lover when it isn’t born yet). However, it can still be for the baby like this spill-proof bowl or push popsicle maker. Or, maybe consider something to help clean the inevitable messes of the growing family like this fun microwave cleaner.
Christmas / Hanukkah
Since this is the biggest gift-giving time of the year, pretty much all bets are off and you can get your food loving gift recipient whatever you like…depending on your type of relationship with him/her. If you want to get something more understated, but unique maybe this elegant bottle of Vermont maple syrup will do. Or maybe you want to give a gift that is modern and sophisticated. In this case, a set of Swarovski crystal cutlery would be perfect. Too expensive? If you want to give a cheap gift that is still meaningful, you might want to consider these cut-resistant gloves to show that you care.
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather around the table and share a good meal. So, you may want to give a gift that relates to entertaining or serving large groups of people. Some gifts that fit this description are: a 3 tier chocolate fountain, a 9 tray food dehydrator, an 8 person raclette party grill, a giant wheel of cheese, and a frozen fruit dessert blender.
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to get your loved one something fun and romantic, not a necessity or something that you’d use for chores. Some possible gift ideas to get your gift giving juices flowing are: an all-in-one cappucino/cold brew/coffee maker (if your better half loves his/her caffeine), gourmet tea (if your partner prefers tea), a bacon lovers feast gift basket (if your lover loves bacon), or aerospace grade bottle opening sunglasses (if your significant other is a cool cat who loves poppin’ bottle…caps).
Mother’s Day / Father’s Day
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are days to show your mom and dad how much they mean to you. You probably know them pretty well cause they are your parents. Get them something meaningful, maybe something similar to the birthday gift suggestions above. Whatever it is, put some thought into it and they’ll be sure to appreciate it.
Fourth of July
Since the 4th of July is right in the middle of summer, any gift that is related to BBQ grilling or eating outdoors would be most appropriate. You could also go the bonfire route and give the gift of telescoping s’mores sticks that are even color-coded so you don’t mix your sticks up with anyone else.
This holiday is pretty similar (in terms of forms of celebration) to July 4th. There will be a lot of barbecues and grilling going on, so whatever you would consider providing for outdoor cooking would be more than acceptable in this situation.
If you’re looking for a gift to give on a holiday that isn’t already covered here, you should consider what time of year it is. If it’s during winter (or any cold time of year), think of gifts that would be great for the indoors like this unique syphon coffee maker or a simple mug warmer. If it’s during the summer (or any warm time of year), consider giving a gift that would be great for enjoying outside like these unbreakable wine glasses or this portable grill & cooler set.
In any case, feel free to shop around for other food items as often as you wish. Enjoy!