Fun Gift Ideas for the Foodies in Your Life

Mom and daughter wearing holiday outfits in the kitchen
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Are you looking for something new to get your foodie friend this holiday season? Take a look at these seven ideas!

I don’t know about you, but I love the foodies in my life. I know that whatever they’re bringing to the potluck will taste delicious and that I can always go to them with my cooking questions. So whether the foodie in your life is your partner, your mom, your best friend, your coworker, or anyone else, make sure you get them something this holiday season that lets them know you appreciate what they bring to the table.

Ice Cream Canteen

Ice Cream Canteen
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Okay, this is a fun one that you might not have seen before, but the ice cream canteen is a great present for your foodie who loves ice cream. It’s just what it sounds like: a portable stainless-steel container that will keep your ice cream cold. If you have a friend who owns an ice cream maker and makes it at home, this should definitely be the present you give them this year!

Here’s a cute idea: wrap a spoon and give that to them first, and then give them the canteen. You can find it for $45 on Uncommon Goods.

Handblown Glass Olive Oil Pourer

Handblown Glass Olive Oil Pourer
Uncommon Goods

Are any of your foodie friends health nuts? Drizzling olive oil on a salad is a healthy alternative to dressing, and you can do it in style with this beautiful pourer. With three different beautiful options – Seaside Green, Sunrise Pink, and Twilight Blue – there’s sure to be one that will go with your foodie friend’s kitchen. 

Give your friend the pourer along with a bottle of their favorite olive oil (if you know what that is – if not, just give them a bottle of your favorite!). Just like the ice cream canteen, this gift can be found for $45 on Uncommon Goods.

Creative Coasters

Purple and gold coasters
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If your favorite foodie likes to entertain, you might want to get him or her a set of coasters. They’re practical and personal at the same time – pick out a set that matches your foodie friend’s personality or that you think goes with the style of their home!

Coasters are also a great present because they’re usually not that hard to find. Bed Bath and Beyond usually has a lot of different options. Don’t forget the gift receipt!

Food Decoration Pens

Food Coloring Pens
Amazon

We all have that friend whose obsession with the Great British Baking Show is a little, er, intense. (Okay, I might be that friend). Baking is an art and a science, and it helps if you have the right tools to do the job. These food decoration pens from Nomeca make it much easier to turn a cookie or a cake into a work of art. 

You can find these pens on Amazon for $15, or you can pick up a similar alternative at a local specialty store. You can look for them in the baking aisle of your regular grocery store, too!

Picnic Gear

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Picnics have been making a comeback; in some cities, there are even companies dedicated to setting up an Instagram-worthy picnic for you and your partner or friends. If you have a foodie friend who has jumped on this trend or who has always loved picnics, a picnic backpack is a great gift. 

Make this gift ultra-personal by putting together all the elements yourself – that means a backpack with space for plates, cutlery, glasses, and a cutting board, and all the necessary tools such as a cheese knife and a wine opener. Or you can buy one that’s already been put together and save yourself the time.

Avoquado 4-in-1 Tool

Acoquado 4-in-1 Tool
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Do you have a foodie friend who loves avocados? Whether they’re a fan of avocado toast or use it in salads, they know that preparing avocados can be a messy hassle. Make their life simpler by giving them the Avoquado 4-in-1 tool, which helps you grasp the pit, pull it out, slice the avocado, and scoop out the sliced pieces.

You can buy the Acoquado from chef’n for $10.99 – a very fair price for a tool that will bring a smile to your foodie’s face every time they use it.

Mini Air Fryer

Mini Air Fryer
Amazon

Air fryers are currently all the rage, so your foodie friend may already have one – try and find out before you buy one. If you can’t find out, go ahead and buy a mini version, like this one from Chefman. Air fryers can make healthy food taste delicious with only a little oil (and sometimes no oil at all)! This small version is a great way for them to test out the process before they commit to buying a full-sized option.

You can find the Chefman Mini Air Fryer on Amazon for $36.99.  As a bonus, the fryer basket and tray are top-rack dishwasher safe. 

Say thanks to your foodie friend for all the delicious recipes they’ve shared with you this year with one of these gifts!

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