There may not be a better present than the one you can eat. But, we did not curate this list for anyone who is hungry. We made this list for those of us who have friends, family and significant others who are… foodies.
Foodies are a different type of human. They not only eat because they’re hungry, they eat, very deliberately, because they want to experience food. The challenge to impress them is no doubt steep, but we think we can help you in what gifts to give the foodie in your life.
Some foodies have a sweet tooth. If they do, we recommend cupcakes, but not ones you just buy, ones that you buy and make. Red Velvet NYC strives to not only deliver you great desert, but they give you the ingredients to make it yourself. The amazing thing about that is that if you like it, duplicate the recipe!
Meanwhile if the loved one in your life needs a little spice in their life, we can help. The Salt of the Month Club by Jacobsen Salt will open your mind and your pallet to the many variations of a product you thought had one variation. Fair mistake.
No matter what you strive to give, we have you covered. From the Sunday Bloody Mary aficionado to the ice cream bandit, the cheese monger to the sauce savant, when you have a foodie to feed, do it well, and, quite honestly, you can do it very affordably.
Why buy the cakes already done when you can proudly make them yourself! The Green Tea Matcha Cupcake Kit by Red Velvet NYC, $28, comes with everything you need to create this delicious, beautiful and impressive gourmet desert.
The World Coffee Tour Box by Bean Box, $89, includes sixteen 1.8 ounce coffee trials from some of the world's best producing regions. Find your favorite and the order by the pound.
Little did you know salt comes in such a variety of ways, but we bet your foodie friends are in the loop. Give them the Salt of the Month Club by Jacobsen Salt, $180, and hope they invite you over for dinner whenever they open a new jar.
The Bloody Mary Collection by Stonewall Kitchen, $19.85, is the perfect foundation for hosting brunch. Three different varieties - just pick up some vodka, garnishes and (maybe) some food, and enjoy.
The Mexican Fresh Cheese Making Kit by Farm Steady, $25, includes all the ingredients (except milk) to make your own fresh cheese. We thought this may be intimidating but, turns out, it's as simple as the quesadilla it will go on.
Olive Oil is a kitchen necessity, so you should have a good one in your household. Try the Frantoio Pruneti Olio Nuovo by Olive Oil Lovers, $40. From renowned Tuscan producer, Frantoio Pruneti, this olive oil will pair nicely with everything from bruschetta to grilled meats.
I scream, you scream, we all scream.. for holiday presents of ice cream. Treat yourself, and your loved ones, to the Treat Yourself Ultimate Collection by eCreamery, $119.99.
Crave sweets? Crave coffee? The Espresso Brownie Gift Box by Dancing Deer Baking Co., $24.99, is the perfect gift for the friends you know who do.
What comes in a fancy wooden crate, includes 2 lbs of cheese and 1.5 lbs of meat? Try the Weekend at Murray's Cheese Collection by Murray's, $250.
Some like it hot, spicy and sweet. For the sauce lover in your inner circle, get them the Gochujang Sauces by Mother in Law's, $24. It includes one tangy, one sesame and one garlic chile sauce.
Whether you add the Citrus Agave Cocktail Mix by Morris Kitchen, $8.99, to your gift of a bottle of tequila, vodka or gin, or gift it all alone, the reception is sure to be great.