Finding the perfect holiday gift is never an easy task, especially when the person you're shopping for is a hardcore foodie. So to make life easier, we've put together a list of some of the best food-themed gifts out there to make any foodie jump for joy, from the hottest cookbook of the year to an artisan bacon of the month club, and even the perfect set of steak knives. Ready? Get shopping!
Fig & Olive Infused Olive Oils
Give the gift of some of the world’s finest olive oil this holiday season with infused olive oils by Fig & Olive. These authentic olive oils sourced from Spain, Greece, and Southern France are infused with such delicious flavors as basil, blood orange, Meyer lemon, and truffle, making them the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. Pair them with their olive oil guide, and your special someone can even host their own olive oil tasting party.
Olive Oils, $16, Fig & Olive
Exploring one of the most pivotal times in modern American cooking through the experience of some of the culinary world’s biggest names like MFK Fisher, Julia Child, and James Beard, Provence 1970 is the perfect book for the food enthusiast.
‘Provence 1970,’ $17, Amazon
Hard Apple Cider Kit
What’s better than hard apple cider? Making your own. This easy DIY kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop is the perfect gift to give to the budding brew master in your life. And if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll even let you share in the finished product.
Hard Apple Cider Kit, $40, Brooklyn Brew
This traditional Milanese Christmas cake is a great way to enjoy the taste of the holidays. Order yours from Dean and Deluca, who ships in panettones directly from Italy, for the real deal.
Italian Panettone, $24, Dean and Deluca
Spice Blends Duo
Chef Eric Crowley of the Culinary Classroom brings his secret weapon to your kitchen. These spice blends are the perfect gift for anyone craving a little extra flavor in the kitchen. Go for “Smooth” when you’re looking for an extra pinch of something special, and “Sizzle” when you’re in need of a major spicy kick.
Spice Blends Duo, $20, Culinary Classroom
Edoughble Cookie Dough
Free of eggs, preservatives, and artificial flavors, these small batch artisan cookie doughs are the perfectly delicious gift for that friend or family member of yours who just can’t get enough of all things sweet. It’s perfect as an ice cream topping, mixed in with your baking, or just on its own. Go for the limited supply seasonal flavors like Naughty or Nice Spice, Mint Chocolate Chill, or Ginger Spice for a taste of the holidays.
Cookie dough, $8, Edoughble
Organic Mushroom Farm
Every true foodie loves growing their own produce. So make it easy on your foodie friend by gifting them their own mini organic mushroom farm.
Organic Mushroom Farm, $19.99, Back to the Roots
Fee Brothers Bitters
Family owned and operated since 1863, Fee Brothers are one of the best names out there when it comes to bitters. This is a great gift for a foodie and cocktail enthusiast alike. Go for an assortment, like this six bottle set with West Indian orange, peach, lemon, grapefruit, mint, and old fashioned aromatic bitters.
Fee Brothers Bitters, $43.99, Kegworks
Used by some of the best steakhouses in the country, Omaha steaks are just the gift to get the steak lover. Go for the Santa’s Steak Combo for an unparalleled assortment of filet mignon, ribeye, boneless strips, and burgers.
Steaks, $94.99, Omaha Steaks
Bacon is one of the undebatable joys of life. So if you have someone in your life who has an extra strong love of bacon, Bacon Club is basically the best present of all time. Each month (for a determinable amount of months) Bacon Club will send out 12 to 16 ounces of different premium artisan bacons, bacon stories, histories, and recipes. Yup.
Bacon Club Membership, $99 for 3 Months, Zingerman’s
Murray's Gift Crates
Build your own gift box of gourmet and specialty food items with Murray’s gift crates. Pick from a huge assortment of any foodie’s favorite items like La Quercia prosciutto, imported cheeses, Bloody Mary mixes, artisan honey, olives, and more. And if you can’t decide between all the deliciousness, you can always go with Murray’s assortment of tried and true pre-made gift crates.
Gift Crates, starting at $15, Murray’s
Exotic spices are a great gift for those who are into cooking. Go for a gift set with a common theme such as a BBQ, chili pepper, or Indian spice set.
Spice Sets, $30, Whole Spice
With Soda Stream, you can make all your own sparkling water and carbonated drinks. Yes, please!
Soda Stream Starter Kit, $79.99, Soda Stream
Spiked Ice Cream
Combining two of the best things ever, booze and ice cream, Lee’s Cream Liqueur has a range of delicious alcoholic ice cream from Reese’s Pieces with rum to cinnamon bun with brandy.
Alcoholic Ice Cream, $32, Lee’s Cream Liqueur
'The Slanted Door' Cookbook
Charles Phan’s modern take on Vietnamese cuisine is just the cookbook to give this holiday season, thanks to its easy-to-execute recipes translated from the famed San Francisco restaurant.
‘The Slanted Door,’ $40, Amazon
Give the sweet gift of gourmet premium chocolates with Compartes chocolates, handcrafted from scratch daily with all natural ingredients. And did we mention these little treats are also absolutely gorgeous?
Chocolate, $25, Compartes
Who doesn’t like tacos? The owners of popular San Francisco-based restaurant Tacolicious bring us this cookbook of the same name, packed with some of their most popular recipes for your eating pleasure.
‘Tacolicious,’ $17.19, Amazon
Dubost Laguiole Stainless Steel Steak Knives
Every true food lover needs their own set of real steak knives. So if you’re wanting to give a present that’s a bit more on the fancy side, these stainless steel steak knives from Dubost Laguiole are just the thing.
Steak Knives, $99.95, Williams-Sonoma
Filet Mignon Beef Jerky
Three Jerks Jerky are the geniuses behind taking something as delicious as filet mignon and turning it into an equally delicious thing: Jerky. That’s right, filet mignon beef jerky. You’re welcome.
Filet Mignon Beef Jerky, $11.99, Three Jerks Jerky
Himalayan Salt Brick
Used for cooking and to keep cold food cold, this Himalayan salt brick is made from salt that’s 250 million years old, and makes some pretty badass food.
Salt Brick, $19.95, The Spice Lab