Sometimes you have to go past the basics of flowers and chocolate when you look for the perfect gifts for foodies. Some links in this article are affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them.
First, that isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy chocolate, good chocolate. But creativity and uniqueness is always a win, right?
So step away from the same old same old and go for one (or more) of these fun gift ideas.
Did you get too close to the holiday, and your gift won’t arrive in time? That’s ok!
Make up a quick gift certificate. They’ll know you didn’t forget, and when the gift arrives, it’s an added bonus and more fun to open and enjoy yet again.
It can be hard to find the perfect gift for someone who seems like they have everything, but with this list, you’re bound to find something they’ll love.
Whether it’s a consumable gift to enjoy or something that will help make preparing their favorite foods more fun and easier, enjoy!
There are so many amazingly creative subscription boxes out there, but no surprise, I love this food focused one from Wildgrain.
Whether you choose to give one month and cancel or enjoy this variety subscription box every month (you can also get the box every two weeks or six weeks), you will love the delicious treats inside.
Each box includes fixings for up to 30 meals. They arrive frozen, and you do not need to thaw them before you bake them, so they're ready quickly.
It's perfect for a romantic dinner you cook for yourself without the effort of making it all from scratch.
Each box comes with a variety of items, depending on whether you choose the mixed box that includes bread, pastries, and pasta or the bakery box that includes bread and pastries.
The handmade sourdough breads come in a variety of flavors, from a slow fermented 3 seed bread to a traditional sourdough loaf. Each month changes it up.
The pasta is fresh pasta frozen that you add to boiling water for an amazing taste in just a couple minutes. The pastries may be English muffins or croissants or giant chocolate chunk cookies.
Best of all, every new subscription includes a gift of a free product in every box you receive for the life of your subscription. And did I mention that if you use the code HONEST10, you get $10 off your first order?
I love a good steak, and Snake River Farms offers an amaaaaaaaazing quality steak that features American Kobe (Wagyu) beef. They are always tender and full of flavor.
Why? The family owned and operated business that monitors every step of the process from nutrition to sales, and it shows. Their meat is regularly featured in Michelin starred restaurants, which means you can more readily create a restaurant quality meal at home.
They have subscription packs you can purchase with deliveries every month or three months for 3, 6 or 12 months, or you can purchase bundles of classics, or simply choose your favorite cut for a memorable meal you'll treasure.
Snake River Farms uses the Japanese marbling scale to accurately measure the marbling in their celebrated beef, as it exceeds the standard for USDA Prime, no matter what you choose.
Right now - through 3/7/23, you can save 5% off all orders with code AE5P3822.
If you're going to have amazing meat, you need the right grill to cook it on. If you haven't tried a pellet grill yet, this may be the time to jump on the trend.
Pellet grills provide precise cooking with wood pellets for amazing flavor. You can do everything from low temperature smoking (mmmm!) to high temp grilling with this fun toy.
I love the PID controller, which maintains a consistent temperature, something I love about propane grills and miss with charcoal grills. This creates the best of both worlds in my mind.
Plus, with the pellet hopper, you don't have to babysit the grill as the hopper feeds just the right amount of fuel so you don't have to worry about running out of fuel during those long smoking sessions, for example.
And c'mon, you know there are great sales to take advantage of, too.
You can't forget dessert. And why not have fun with it by decorating your own cookies?
Cookies by Design delivers just about everywhere, and many of their items offer same day delivery - like this cookie kit.
We absolutely love these cookies because unlike so many other commercial cookies, these are soft and taste amazing. The frosting is super yummy, too, and they always include more than what you'll need for your cookies.
We've done this decorating as a family before a few times, and everyone has so much fun with it. There are so many options and occasions to choose from, so go for it.
And if you don't want to decorate yourself, they offer pre-decorated options and towers from brownies to cookies and more.
And yes, there absolutely are gluten free options, too!
Do you or your loved ones have memories of favorite foods - the trips you took when you enjoyed them or a classic local food you ate growing up? Goldbelly's mission is to bring those flavors to you.
They have hundreds of local restaurants from all over the States that ship those legendary foods to your door. It's everything from Chicago deep dish pizza to New Orleans beignets to New York bagels to Kansas City BBQ and so much more.
You can choose your favorite ice cream or dim sum or Italian beef or empanadas or lobster roll or....whatever you can think of, practically, and send it to yourself or your favorite food lover. They ship frozen, so they're fresh and perfect when they arrive.
Each order comes with full instructions for you to prepare it so it tastes just the way you remembered - or how you always dreamed.
Goldbelly also offers subscription boxes that make great gifts for foodies. You can do best of Goldbelly or themes like ice cream or sandwiches or New York restaurants or New Orleans restaurants if you want to give a gift that keeps on giving.
Just scrolling through the site makes my mouth water. And best of all, the properly packed orders with the freezer packs to keep them fresh while they travel to you almost always include free shipping.
Use the code GetInMyBELLY to get $15 off your first order of $50 for new customers.
Finding a great wine to pair with an equally great meal is always a treat. This is one of the reasons I love to give wine as gifts.
The California Wine Club has amazing gift options. This three bottle gift that includes unique handcrafted wine, detailed tasting notes, pairing recommendations, and a personalized note.
Based on your recipient's preferences, you can choose anything from chardonnay to cabernet to sauvignon blanc to pinot noir and more. Once you find a favorite bottle, you can also reorder it at a discount, which is perfect.
Alternatively, you can purchase a wine subscription for an ongoing variety of artisanal wines monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly. This ranges from the two bottle premier series for $43.45 per shipment to the two bottle aged cabernet series for $243 per shipment.
You can also save 10% sitewide with the code YES10 (excluding case club, the $1 shipping sale, and discounted SKUs).
Another of my absolute favorite food related gifts is InBooze. These handcrafted infusion kits work equally well for cocktails and mocktails, which makes them even more flexible.
These make an amazing gift, and every single one of my friends who has tried InBooze infusions has raved about them.
The kits come in a variety of flavors from Berry Lavender Lemonade to Classic Margarita to Red Wine Sangria and so many more. Simply infuse the kit into a jar of alcohol or water, depending on whether you plan to use it for a cocktail or mocktail, for three days, then add a mixer and enjoy.
Each kit makes 8-10 cocktails, and the infusion stays good for up to 6 months after you make it. And the sealed kits are good for two years.
Use the code HONEST to get 20% off all non-sale items.
If your foodie does not already have a stand mixer, this is a no brainer. A stand mixer makes it so much easier to whip up everything from pizza dough to chocolate cake.
Kitchen Aid is a brand everyone knows and respects. This version is a gorgeous black color and comes with the perfect accessories to get you started.
(Note that if your foodie already HAS a stand mixer, there are a ton of fabulous accessories to add to the Kitchen Aid for everything from making pasta to ice cream to grating cheese and spiralizing vegetables and so much more. Check out all the options you can access from this link.)
The accessories include both a 3 quart and 5 quart bowl, depending on what you're making - or if you're making cake and then immediately frosting, you don't need to wash bowls. You also get a flex edge beater, a pastry beater, a dough hook, and a wire whisk.
And of course, the pouring shield makes it both easier to get your ingredients into the bowl without making a mess and helps prevent making a mess when you mix things in it so they don't spray out as easily.
I love making gifts themed. Even when it doesn't add a ton of cost, that extra special little item just makes the whole gift more meaningful.
If you gift wine or infusion kits, gift the cups needed to enjoy them, but don't just go with any cup.
I love the insulated tumblers because they work equally well for wine and other cocktails and mocktails. They're not breakable, so I can use them by the pool or by the fire with my adult hot apple cider.
Personalization Mall has a ton of really fun and cool gifts that you personalize - again, that part that makes the gift truly about the recipient - from pizza peels to traditional wine glasses to popcorn bowls and so much more.
Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee. 1st in Coffee has some amazing coffee samplers that make a perfect gift. Whether you love espresso or brewed coffee, whole bean or already ground, there is a perfect option for you.
They also offer a huge selection of high quality coffee makers, espresso machines, grinders, and other accessories.
Is it time to upgrade your brewing experience? Pair a new machine with a sampler of coffee to break it in, and you have the perfect gift to make any coffee lover sit up and take notice.
And yes, they do offer refurbished Jura coffee machines that make your brewing more affordable for these high end products. The taste of the coffee or espresso you brew with them just tastes different.
If your favorite person is more of a tea lover than a coffee afficianado, Grosche has some truly amazing options.
For Valentine's Day, maybe you want to go with the Kama Sutra Masala Chai. Or have fun with the Chocolate Mint tea or Jasmine Dragon Tears or one of their blooming teas, which are so gorgeous to watch unfold in hot water.
Pair a favorite tea or teas with a fun infuser. One of my favorite tea accessories is a smart tea maker where you add the tea and hot water, then let it steep and lets the freshly brewed tea flow straight from the infuser into my mug.
And why Grosche? They provide clean drinking water to people in need with every purchase you make from them in addition to having products I love.
And you can choose a free gift when you spend $50 or more on their site, so maybe your mystery gift ends up being a treat for yourself - win win!
As much as I cook, I love getting new pots and pans, too. Sometimes it's because mine have reached the end of their life and sometimes I just need more for all that I do.
And these? I LOVE these Greenlife fry pans. I have a whole set of GreenLife pans, and I pull them out all the time.
First, they're nonstick but don't have any of the icky chemicals so many other nonstick products do. And they clean up like a dream, so there's no need to put them in the dishwasher. You can practically wipe them out with a paper towel.
They heat up incredibly quickly and evenly, to the point that I use less heat on my stove with these than I do with any other pans I own.
And have you noticed how cute they are? I love the fun colors that all their products come in, which lets me mix and match for a cheerful kitchen.