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32 Fantastic Gifts to Give the Gourmand in Your Life

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Everyone knows the holiday season is all about indulging. From sweet treats and delicious dinners served on fancy tablescapes to bar carts stacked with a plethora of booze, the holidays are where foodies really thrive. It’s that time of year where everyone comes together—we’re talking food lovers, fitness enthusiasts, beauty queens, your Gen Z cousins, and more to laugh, be merry, and, of course, break bread at the dinner table. Each weekend through the New Year, eating and drinking feels like the main event.

Amid peak entertaining season comes peak gifting season, and if we’re being honest, food connoisseurs can be quite difficult to please. It’s not because they have a chip on their shoulder, but due to the fact that they’re always adventurous in trying new flavors, their standards naturally become higher. If you’re up for the challenge of impressing a foodie with a foodie-worthy gift (it’s only fitting), we have some pointers.

Since shopping for said food aficionado is no easy feat, we scoured the internet to find the absolute best foodie gifts of 2022. From top-tier seasonings to Michelin chef-assembled snack boxes, innovative kitchen gadgets, and even the best hostess gifts, you’ll find a great present for the foodie in your life at every price point in the list ahead. Whether they are a self-proclaimed foodie, an influencer with a food account, or a true professional chef, these ELLE-approved food-focused items will surely impress. (Trust us, we’ve done the research!)

A Stylish Apron

Dusen Dusen

Stripe Cotton Apron

Pretty Serveware

Maison Balzac

Carafe Set Glass

A Bougie Gift Box

Flamingo Estate

The Chef’s Kiss

A Party Trick


Champagne Saber & Stand

A Flavor Bomb

Duck Phat

Holiday Sampler

Festive Napkins

La Double J

Set of 6 Large Linen Napkins

An Amazing Stocking Stuffer


Good Hair Day Pasta

Foodie Ornaments

Cody Foster

Vintage-Inspired Food Ornaments

A Pizza Oven


Fyra Outdoor Home Pizza Oven

A Super-Size Bottle of Wine


Orange by Les Terres Promises

Best Knife Set for Small Spaces


The Knife Set

A Really Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

An Edible Serving Tray

Williams Sonoma

Himalayan Salt Plank with Holder

Chic Frying Pans


Reserve Set of 3 Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pans

Seafood in a Tin

Fishwife x Fly By Jing

Smoked Salmon with Sichuan Chili Crisp

Iconic Wall Art

Sonic Editions

Anthony Bourdain

A Foodie Splurge

The Caviar Co.

12 Days of Caviar

A Hydroponic Herb Garden

Lettuce Grow

The Farmstand

A Family Classic

Santa Barbara Designs

S’mores Roasting Set

A Nut Milk Maker


Nutr Machine

A José Andrés Apertivo

Chef José Andrés

Snack Like a Spaniard

Most Unique Kitchen Gadget


Flavor Infuser

Fun and Fancy Popcorn Seasonings


Set of 6 Popcorn Seasonings

A Foodie Favorite


Tingly Chili Noodles

A Colorful Air Fryer


Tasti-Crisp™ 6-Quart Air Fryer

A Gift-Worthy Pantry Item

Williams Sonoma x POM

Chicken Simmer Sauce

The Best Asian Sauces


Best Seller Starter

A Vegan Charcuterie Board

Plant Belly

Charcuterie Board Gift Bundle

The Perfect Pairing

818 x Compartes

Compartes Toffee and 818 Tequila Chocolate Bar

A Culture Celebration


Shabbat Set

Editor’s Pick


The Duo

8 Days of Jams

Bonne Maman

Assorted Preserves

Vanessa is an established editor, stylist and shopping expert covering all things style, gear and wellness.

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