11 Foodie Gift Ideas That Will Make the Holidays Extra Delicious

Julia Child once famously said, "People who love to eat are always the best people." You've got that right, Julia. And, those people are also the most fun to shop for when the holiday season arrives. Foodies are so much more than snobby gluttons — they’re creatives! And they love creative, thoughtful gifts that invite them to roll up their sleeves in the kitchen or indulge at the dinner table.

There are a ton of great cookbooks coming out just in time for the holidays this year, but why not think outside the cookbook box? Think DIY cheese-making sets and bundles of artisanal bacon. Here are our 11 favorite food-centric gifts for your own best people.

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Adopt an Olive Tree

For $69, you can adopt an olive tree and Nudo will send you the oil that that tree produces. It's just like buying somebody a star, except FOOD.

Olive Tree, $69, Nudo Italia

Gourmet Coffee Subscription

Do you have a coffee lover on your list? Check out Tonx' subscription-based gift pack, which will deliver freshly roasted coffee beans straight to your loved-one's doorstep. Why Tonx? According to the website, "great coffee is delicate, ephemeral, and very of-the-moment," and Tonx embraces that.

Coffee Subscription, from $24, Tonx

'Oh Kale Yeah' Bag

Do you have a loved one that's crazy for the green stuff? This year, give them this 'Oh Kale Yeah' tote from West Elm. They can, like, put kale in it. So meta.

Market Tote Bag, $18, West Elm

Bundle of Bacon

The gift of bacon is the gift that never goes out of style. Buy this Holiday Beast Feast Bundle from Bacon Freak for everybody on your list this year. (Oh, and then wrap it all up in this magnificent bacon gift wrap.)

Holiday Beast Feast Bundle, $99.95, Bacon Freak

Kombucha Starter Kit

Kombucha is all the rage — and for good reason. This probiotic elixir is delicious and good for your bod. Set your loved ones up with this kombucha starter kit so they can brew the 'buch at home. 

Basic Home Brew Kit, $45, Kombucha Brooklyn

Gourmet Salt Set

A real foodie knows that salt is more than just salt. Gift this gourmet salt set from Scout Mob to the most discerning of salt-snobs on your list this year.

Gourmet Salt Gift Set, $35, ScoutMob Shoppe

Sourdough Starter and Crock

For the baker in your life, purchase this sourdough starter and crock from King Arthur Flour. It will provide bread for generations!

Sourdough and Crock Set, $27.95, King Arthur Flour

Fair Trade Chocolate Gift Set

What's better than chocolate? (No, not that.) Fair trade chocolate! Show your food-loving friend you care about them — and global artisans — by gifting this sweet set from Equal Exchange.

Chocolate Bar Collection Box, $30, Equal Exchange

DIY Cheese Kit

Give the gift of cheese this year. This deluxe cheese-making kit from Urban Cheesecraft is good for 30 batches! Your giftee will enjoy mozzarella, ricotta, goat cheese, paneer, and queso blanco. BONUS: Maybe they will share with you.

Deluxe DIY Cheese Kit, $50, Urban Cheesecraft

Reuben Sandwich Kit

Zingerman's Deli, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, serves up meaty, delicious sandwiches on-site and myriad options for food-related holiday gifts online. Combining the best of the two is this killer kit for making Reuben sandwiches at home.

Reuben Sandwich Kits, from $135, Zingerman's

Beer Brewing Kit

If there's a craft beer connoisseur on your list, it's only natural to get her a kit for making her own at home. Northern Brewer has starter kits, deluxe sets, and recipe packages for everything from a cream ale to a bourbon barrel-aged Porter.

One Gallon Small Batch Starter Kit, $49.99, Northern Brewer