The 50 Best Gifts for Foodies in 2022

Need something for the gastronome in your life? One of these gifts should hit the spot.

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Dutch Oven

Le Creuset

From ambitious home bakers to cocktail-obsessed hosts, we've rounded up a collection of one-of-a-kind gifts for foodies in your life. We sipped, snacked, and sorted through hundreds of samples to weed out the less-than-stellar items so you can feel confident wrapping up any one of the picks on our list, whether as Christmas gifts, birthday presents, or just-because surprises. We found beautifully designed and crafted kitchen equipment guaranteed to inspire anyone to get creative. Gourmet foods, hostess gifts, the latest kitchen gadgets, and even new ways to keep ingredients fresh will have recipients leafing through cookbooks and planning a feast.

Jacques Torres Celebration Hot Chocolate Bomb

Jacques Torres Chocolate Celebration Hot Chocolate Bomb

Jacques Torres

Hot chocolate bombs are the perfect holiday gift for chocolate fans. Each bomb in this four-piece bundle from Jacques Torres features a Belgian dark chocolate shell topped with a color. Inside each bomb, they’ll find small marshmallows and star sprinkles that add a little bit of sweetness to any cup of hot chocolate once they pour in the hot milk.

Price at time of publish: $22

Giadzy Pasta Night In! Box

Giadzy Pasta Night In! Box

Giadzy

Who doesn’t love a pasta night? This Giadzy box comes with all the pasta and sauce essentials for a group of four, including four red-rimmed pasta bowls from Made In, a big bag of capricci pasta, three cans of datterino tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil straight from Italy.

Price at time of publish: $125

BALMUDA K01M The Toaster

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BALMUDA The Toaster

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

This TikTok-famous toaster is one of the gadgets that’s been made popular on the social media platform that actually lives up to the hype. The popular appliance delivers the aroma and texture of freshly baked bread by using original steam technology and precise, four-setting temperature control. The toaster offers a new way to experience breakfast with exquisitely steamed toast or reheated pizza using the U.S.-exclusive “pizza mode.” They’ll never want to use an ordinary toaster ever again!

Price at time of publish: $299

Compartés Gourmet Premium 8 Chocolate Bar Gift Set

Compartés Gourmet Premium 8 Chocolate Bar Gift Set

Compartés

Compartés is a Los Angeles-based chocolate brand with legions of famous fans, and with chocolate bar flavors like Donuts & Coffee and Cereal Bowl, it’s no surprise that this company is beloved. While there are many gift sets to choose from, we’re partial to this premium assortment because it comes with eight full-sized bars. Flavors include Matcha Green Tea, Potato Chip Crisp, and the aforementioned Donuts & Coffee.

Price at time of publish: $90

Estelle Colored Glass Iridescent Champagne Coupe Stemware Set

Estelle Colored Glass Iridescent Champagne Coupe Stemware Set

Estelle Colored Glass

Liven up their bar cart with this handmade set of iridescent coupe glasses that will go with any tablescape. While coupe glasses are often used for Champagne or Champagne-based cocktails, feel free to use them to serve a martini or sidecar as well. In fact, just about any drink that’s shaken or stirred and then strained without ice will feel at home in a coupe.

Price at time of publish: $205

FarmSteady Mixed Dozen Bagel Making Kit

FarmSteady Mixed Dozen Bagel Making Kit

FarmSteady

Let them craft their own batch of freshly baked bagels at home with this kit, which includes ingredients to make an assortment of perfectly crisp and chewy plain, poppy, sesame, and everything bagels. This kit means everyone can choose their perfect bagel, and make it from the comfort of their own kitchen.

Price at time of publish: $30

Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine

Vinebox 12 Days of Wine

Vinebox

The world's first curated wine advent calendar is back with an all-new offering this year that includes 12 carefully crafted glass tubes that each contain a glass of red, white, or rosé wine. Choose between the Holi-DAY Collection, which includes more crisp and bright selections, or the Twas the NIGHT Collection, which focuses on silky and rich wines.

Price at time of publish: $129

House of Hackney Dessert Plate

House of Hackney Dessert Plate

Anthropologie

These whimsical House of Hackney dessert plates are a great way for your favorite foodie to showcase their latest edible creations—be it a slice of pumpkin pie or a batch of gingerbread cookies. Each boldly decorated plate, which is inspired by the idyllic English countryside, is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Price at time of publish: $18 each

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, Metallic

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Amazon

Help them keep their coffee (or tea) hot all day long with this sleek temperature control mug. Not only will this mug keep their drink of choice warm, but they can actually set an exact drinking temperature so their beverage is never too hot, or too cold.

Price at time of publish: $120

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Wildflower Honey Gift Box

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Wildflower Honey Gift Box

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm

This sweet gift from Zach and Zoë’s Sweet Bee Farm—a family-owned honey farm-turned-specialty honey producer—includes two flavored honeys and even has Oprah’s seal of approval. Choose from flavors like lavender, matcha, and pumpkin to liven up your next charcuterie board or cup of tea.

Price at time of publish: $35

MoMA Design Store Curtain Cake Stand & Serving Bowl

MoMA Matteo Monni Curtain Cake Stand & Serving Bowl

MoMA

This clever two-in-one serving dish can be a cake stand or a serving bowl, depending on how you flip it.

Price at time of publish: $58

Dear Bella x FINE & RAW Gift Box

Dear Bella x FINE & RAW Gift Box

Dear Bella

Indulge your favorite sweet tooth with this luxe set, featuring decadent chocolate goodies both hot and cold. The set includes two pints of ice cream (chocolate-hazelnut and espresso chocolate bar), plus four chocolate bars (chocolate waffle cone and black sesame chunky) and a jar of waffle chips perfect that make the perfect accompaniment to the ice cream goodness.

Price at time of publish: $65

Ryan & Melanie Belshee Absinthe Making Kit

Ryan & Melanie Belshee Absinthe Making Kit

Uncommon Goods

Let them conjure up their very own version of the legendary Green Fairy spirit with this kit, which has all of the spices and herbs they need—plus a vintage-vibe bottle to store their spirits.

Price at time of publish: $55

Ma-Ka-Rohn Macaron of the Month Club Subscription

Ma-Ka-Rohn Macaron of the Month Club Subscription

Ma-Ka-Rohn

These twists on the classic French dessert come in funkier flavors, like cotton candy, cherry cheesecake, watermelon or Fruity Pebbles. Opt for a monthly subscription so they can enjoy seasonal flavors.

Price at time of publish: $27

J.K. Adams FRP-1 Maple French Rolling Pin

J.K. Adams FRP-1 Maple French Rolling Pin

Amazon

Help your favorite baker channel her inner Julia Child with a classic French rolling pin, tapered to the ends. It's made of classic hardwood that'll reduce the risk of splintering or scratching.

Price at time of publish: $23

The Worthington Collection Private Chef Luxury Candle

The Worthington Collection Private Chef Luxury Candle

The Worthington Collection

Let them enjoy the fragrance of their favorite gourmet treats without the work. This candle has the scent of a patisserie, with notes of vanilla, orange, and berry.

Price at time of publish: $60

Tavour Mixed Beer Gift Box

Tavour Mixed Beer Gift Box

Tavour

For the craft-beer connoisseur, share a mix of some of the most intriguing microbrews from around the country, sourced from breweries you not be able to access otherwise.

Price at time of publish: $99

Murray's Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box

murrays-cheese-greatest-hits

Courtesy of Murray's Cheese

New York's legendary cheese shop offers intriguing cheese and charcuterie assortments to fill your favorite connoisseurs charcuterie board. You can shop for French, American, or Italian assortments; ones that pair great with red wine; or opt for the greatest hits collection, which features all of Murray's best cheeses—including English cheddar, mini brie, and Manchego—alongside tasty pairings like spiced cherry preserves and Marcona almonds.

Price at time of publish: $108

Diaspora Co. The Trio

Diaspora Co. The Trio

Diaspora Co.

Upgrade their spice rack with this trio of turmeric, black pepper, and chilli.

Price at time of publish: $33

Williams-Sonoma Rolling Impression Pie Crust Cutter

Williams-Sonoma Rolling Impression Pie Crust Cutter

Williams-Sonoma

Help them get those Insta-worthy pie crusts with this kit, which makes it easy to roll out some pretty trim for their prized pies.

Price at time of publish: $20

OXO Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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OXO BREW Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Amazon

Make it super-simple for your favorite foodie to indulge their cold brew habit. Just add grounds and water, let it set, then drain through the filter for seven cups of liquid gold.

Price at time of publish: $35

Frieling Brotform Banneton Bread Proofing Baskets

Frieling Brotform Banneton Bread Proofing Basket

Food52

For the person whose sourdough starter is still going strong, this proofing basket can help their dough rise and shape it, and give them a better crust and gorgeous looking results.

Price at time of publish: From $32

Chef’sChoice Model 15XV 3-Stage Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

Courtesy of Amazon

Not only is a dull knife a pain to work with—making it harder to make smooth cuts and slowing down cooking time—but it's also a kitchen safety hazard. Give your foodie friend the gift of sharp, safe, and satisfyingly smooth chopping with this highly rated knife sharpener made with diamond abrasives.

Price at time of publish: $160

Mosser Glass Cake Stand

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Mosser Glass Cake Stand

Amazon

This one is for the baker who believes every occasion calls for a cake. Help them display their creations beautifully with this milk glass cake stand and glass cover. Choose from seven dreamy colors, including the jadeite green pictured, robin egg blue, light pink, and more.

Price at time of publish: $44

Maldon Salt Company Sea Salt Flakes

Maldon Salt Company Sea Salt Flakes

Amazon

Friends don't let friends eat bland food—and this gift will ensure your friend is stocked up with exactly what they need to take their meals to the next level. From rich pastas to caramel-covered desserts, Maldon sea salt flakes are the perfect finishing touch to any dish, adding a bold touch of flavor and texture.

Price at time of publish: $14

Beautiful 6 Quart Touchscreen Air Fryer

Beautiful 6 Quart Touchscreen Air Fryer

Walmart

When Drew Barrymore's kitchen line first dropped at Walmart, it sold out in one day—and for good reason. Her products are practical, affordable, and attractive. This sage green air fryer will help your loved one cook fast, healthy, and deliciously crispy meals without having an eyesore on their kitchen counter.

Price at time of publish: $69

Crate & Barrel Byhring Mixed Wood Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Byhring Mixed Wood Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Crate & Barrel 

These beautifully designed appetizer plates will be a hit for the person who loves hosting a multi-course dinner party. They're perfect for serving an array of small bites before the main course, or for creating individually sized charcuterie boards to give guests an elevated experience.

Price at time of publish: $20

Philips Pasta Maker Plus

Philips Pasta Maker Plus

Best Buy

A hand-crank pasta maker may be the more traditional route, but this technologically advanced alternative provides even more options without all the arm strain. The machine includes four shaping discs—for spaghetti, fettuccini, penne and lasagna or dumplings—and it can crank out homemade pasta in a matter of minutes.

Price at time of publish: $300

Firstleaf Wine Subscription

Firstleaf Wine Subscription

Firstleaf

Like fine wines, Firstleaf is a wine subscription service that gets better over time. For the first order, customers take a quiz to determine their custom tasting profile. Then, after going through the first box of six curated wines, they can rate the wines to further refine their preferences and ensure an even better box next time around. Send your wine-loving foodie a Firstleaf gift card so they can experience new and custom-picked wines just for them.

Price at time of publish: Starting at $90

Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp

Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp

Amazon

Chili crisp has gained a cult-like following over the past year for its ability to go on everything. The popular spicy condiment is the perfect stocking stuffer for your heat-loving gift recipient, from Fly by Jing. The brand was founded by Jing Gao and the line of pantry staples is inspired by the flavors of her hometown of Chengdu, China.

Price at time of publish: $15

Culinary Couture 15" Round Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill

culinary couture pizza stone

Amazon

There are so many ways to use a pizza stone. From roasting potatoes and veggies, to baking bagels, to searing meat, to making crispy, delicious pizza. This simple, yet multi-purpose item, is sure to make a great addition to your foodie's kitchen.

Price at time of publish: $35

Michelle Zimora Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

Michelle Zimora Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

Uncommon Goods

Give the earth-conscious chef a set of three sizes of beeswax wraps to help seal and save their latest culinary creations. The wraps can be washed easily with soap and water and reused for the next day's dishes.

Price at time of publish: $22

Shun Classic Blonde 7" Santoku Knife

Shun Classic Blonde 7" Santoku Knife

Crate & Barrel

A santoku knife's ultra-thin blade makes it perfect for clean slices and fine cutting work. Handmade in the area of Japan noted for its samurai sword craftsmanship, Shun's santoku knife features 34 layers of stainless steel, honed to a perfect edge.

Price at time of publish: $170

Sushi Shokunin: Japan's Culinary Masters

Sushi Shokunin: Japan's Culinary Masters

Saks Fifth Avenue

Consider this a must-have for sushi enthusiasts. The stunning book from the luxe publishers at Assouline presents 20 of the most celebrated sushi masters on the Japanese food scene, profiled by the James Beard Award-winning photographer and author Andrea Fazzari. Each chapter will introduce your foodie friend or family member to a new sushi master and restaurant, capturing their expertise, artwork, and dedication that illustrates their status as the world's finest culinary shokunin (loosely defined as "artisan").

Price at time of publish: $95

Glendronach 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glendronach 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Drizly

Loved ones who pride themselves on having a refined palate know what we're talking about when we say that this stuff is liquid gold. GrenDronach Single Malt Scotch is aged in the best Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks for a minimum of 12 years, which gives it a rich, soft, and oaky flavor peppered with notes of fresh pear and vanilla and a smooth finish.

Price at time of publish: $70

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Subscription

Grounds & Hounds Foster Fuel

Grounds & Hounds

Twenty percent of all profits from this fair trade, sustainable coffee company are donated to help rescue dogs in need. The range of gift subscription options is incredibly wide: they have several types of light, medium, and dark roast beans available, as well as hot chocolates and single-serve pods. Blends have super-cute names, too—think Belly Rub and Good Boy Dark Roast—sure to put a smile on the face of your loved one before their way-too-early morning walk with their pet.

Price at time of publish: From $51

André's Best Seller Swiss Chocolate Gift Box

André's Best Seller Swiss Chocolate Gift Box

André's

André's is a 65-year-old, third-generation-owned family business based in Kansas City (where it's a local legend). The Swiss confiserie has perfected the art that is luxury hand-crafted chocolates. This gorgeous gift set can be ordered with an array of top sellers, including items like Chocolate Orange Peels, Sel des Alpes Caramels, Signature Milk Chocolate Almonds, Signature Dark Chocolate Almonds, Sel des Alpes Dark Chocolate Almonds, and Extra Dark 80% Chocolate Almonds. Consider this box the ultimate, most decadent indulgence to treat the chocolate lover in your life with.

Price at time of publish: From $45

Thermomix Noir Blackout Bundle

Thermomix Noir Blackout Bundle

Thermomix

What can't this smart kitchen appliance do? The Thermomix TM6 is the ultimate gift for your foodie friend or family member—it can perform over 24 functions and techniques, meaning it can cook you an entire gourmet meal, hands-free, from start to finish. From chopping and mixing to weighing ingredients, sautéing, browning, blending, boiling, and more, you can consider this device your personal sous chef. Best part? It has a log of over 50,000 integrated recipes that all come with guided cooking, so even if you've never cooked a day in your life, you can expect restaurant-quality results.

Price at time of publish: $1,499

Breville Joule Sous Vide

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ChefSteps CS10001 Joule Sous Vide
Courtesy of Amazon.com.

Sous vide devices seem to be the latest "it" cooking tools, beloved for their ability to cook foods evenly because of the low temperatures and long cooking times. Breville's Joule sous vide is one of Amazon's best-sellers, racking up nearly 1,000 five-star reviews, and is Bluetooth- and WiFi-compatible for easy use and syncing up with the accompanying app.

Price at time of publish: $245

Le Creuset 8-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Signature Oval Dutch Oven

Le Creuset 8-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Signature Oval Dutch Oven

Amazon

Time to upgrade your foodie's Dutch oven game with fan favorite brand Le Creuset. The enameled cast iron kitchen tool is durable and perfect for slow-cooking, braising, and roasting, and is sure to become a staple in the recipient's kitchen. Choose from multiple sizes and colors, or you can even opt for a round shape instead of oval.

Price at time of publish: $352

Frantoio Muraglia Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Frantoio Muraglia Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Striped

Williams-Sonoma

There's no better gift than one you wouldn't necessarily buy for yourself. Take this gorgeous bottle of olive oil: We know we're supposed to buy and use the good stuff, but it can be a financial strain for those of us who cook every night—which makes this bottle an ideal holiday gift for food-lovers and culinary enthusiasts. Not only do you get a liter of some of Italy's finest extra virgin olive oil but the gorgeous jar it comes in, too. Re-use it to hold future olive oils—opaque bottles like this help prevent light damage, which can decrease antioxidants.

Price at time of publish: $53

Tartine A Classic Revisited, 68 All-New Recipes + 55 Updated Favorites

Tartine A Classic Revisited, 68 All-New Recipes + 55 Updated Favorites

Amazon

This reissued cult classic has fresh photography and 68 new recipes. The photos are just as beautiful to look at as the dishes will be delicious to eat.

Price at time of publish: $25

Uncommon Goods Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit

Uncommon Goods Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit

With an oil dipping kit like this, your foodie can turn any olive oil already in the kitchen into an herb-infused delicacy. The kit includes 15 herbs and spices from all over the world, letting your giftee experience the tastes of diverse cuisines by just adding a dash of this or that to olive oil.

Price at time of publish: $42

Berard Olive-Wood Salt Keeper

One of the most important culinary lessons you'll learn is to season every layer while you're cooking. Nothing makes that easier than keeping your favorite salt right on the counter next to the stove in a great-looking container. This olivewood box holds 6 ounces of salt and has a swiveling lid with a magnetic latch so your salt stays protected and secure.

Price at time of publish: $48

Bella Cucina Artisanal Pesto (Set of 3)

Bella Cucina Artisanal Pesto (Set of 3)

Food52

Crafted in small batches according to European tradition, these pesto sauces pair deliciously with classic olive oil for dipping fresh bread. The trio includes flavorful options like Sweet Pepper, Artichoke Lemon, and Walnut-Sage. Pair the gift with a delicious loaf of ciabatta bread and you'll be the favorite gift-giver for sure.

Price at time of publish: $46

Lettuce Grow The Farmstand

Lettuce Grow The Farmstand

Lettuce Grow

Locavores can plant crops in the corner of a room with this hydroponic (i.e., easy-to-care-for) garden, in sizes up to 6 feet. It can grow fruits, veggies, and herbs indoors or out.

Price at time of publish: From $649

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura)

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura)

Amazon

Packed with info about quirky food festivals and dishes from around the world, this book will captivate the armchair traveler and eager eater in your life.

Price at time of publish: $26

Prepdeck Gen 2

Prepdeck Gen 2

Prepdeck

Ideal for meal planners, this compact station organizes the chopping, slicing, and dicing, with nicely sized containers, a cutting board, and prep tools.

Price at time of publish: $109

The Blending Lab Wine Blending Kit

The Blending Lab Wine Blending Kit

The Blending Lab

For vino aficionados and novices alike, a build-your-own-bottle blending kit—complete with wineglass, beakers, and graduated cylinder—is the sort of science experiment we can get behind.

Price at time of publish: $50 - $160

Joseph Joseph Milltop Salt & Pepper Mills

Joseph Joseph 20157 Milltop Non-Spill Salt & Pepper Mill

Amazon

Cooks (and neat freaks) will love that the grinding mechanisms are at the top, which keeps salt and pepper contained, not strewn across the table.

Price at time of publish: $40

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