8 Thoughtful Thank You Gifts for Foodies
We put together a list of eight creative gifts your foodie friend is sure to love. Whether they’re a hot sauce connoisseur, cheeseboard curator, or a craft cocktail lover, we have you covered.
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Homemade Hot Sauce Kit
Everyone has that friend that’s obsessed with hot sauce, so much so that they collect different types and keep a bottle in their bag at all times. With this Chilli Lab Kit from Williams-Sonoma, your favorite hot sauce lover will be able to make a few batches of their very own. Both thoughtful and creative, this gift is one they’ll never forget!
To buy: $50; williams-sonoma.com
Cheeseboard of the Month Club
Creating big, beautiful charcuterie boards is the biggest trend these days, and now you can spoil your friend with a monthly cheeseboard from Murray’s. Based in New York City since 1940, Murray’s specializes in providing an extensive variety of cheese and specialty items from around the world. Each month, Murray’s will send everything needed to build the perfect cheeseboard, including charcuterie items and accompaniments.
To buy: $113 per month; murrayscheese.com
Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
Booze & Vinyl is the coffee table book for those who appreciate a good craft cocktail while listening to an old record. Filled with stunning photography, musical highlights from noteworthy albums, and accompanying cocktail recipes, this book will be cherished for years (and parties) to come. It’s also a great discussion piece for when company comes over.
To buy: $20; amazon.com
Bagels Art Print
True friendship is knowing each other’s bagel order from memory, and this “Bagels, Bagels, Bagels” print will be the cutest addition to your bestie’s kitchen. Anyone who loves a bacon, egg, and cheese or a bagel with schmear will be sure to hang this piece with pride.
To buy: $19 and up; society6.com
Temperature Control Smart Mug
There’s no better solution to keeping your beverage warm than with this Ember temperature-control mug. You may feel a little “extra” using a smartphone app to preserve your hot coffee, but it’s also pretty genius. Through the app, you can customize your temperature preferences so you’ll always be able to enjoy hot beverages exactly the way you want them.
To buy: $59; amazon.com
The Ultimate Cookie Dipr
Do you know a real-life cookie monster? If so, this little cookie dipper device was made for them. Simply place your favorite cookie into the dipper and dunk it in a cold glass of milk for a nostalgic snack or dessert. With the Ultimate Dipr, you’ll never lose a cookie at the bottom of the cup again.
To buy: $8; amazon.com
Nachosaurus Snack and Dip Set
Nothing goes together like chips, dips, and...dinosaurs? Snack time has never looked cuter than with this NACHOsaurus chips and dip set. If you’re looking for a fun and playful gift for an adult or kid, you can’t go wrong with this nacho dino—just add a bag of chips and a jar of salsa and you’re set. And if you’re feeling really generous, get them a TACOsaurus rex to enjoy during taco nights!
To buy: $14; amazon.com
Bear Paws Shredder Claws
These “bear paws” may look silly but they’re actually a very useful gift. Perfect for meat connoisseurs, this gadget saves time and makes it easy to shred pork, chicken, and beef for dishes like sliders, tacos, protein bowls, and more. Bear paws are made of BPA-free nylon, FDA-approved, and heat-resistant up to 475 degrees. They’re also dishwasher safe!
To buy: $13; amazon.com