There’s no time like the holidays to find that “perfect” gift. From super economical DIY foodie gifts to customized gifts, there’s something for every budget here in this foodie gift guide! Pin it here.
Eek! How is it already December?! Hanukkah began yesterday and we are just a week and a half week away from Christmas! I’ve been conjuring up my best list of foodie holiday gifts in preparation for this special time of year. Take a peek around at this foodie gift guide and find the perfect gift for your foodie friend!
Disclosures: I have a lot of links here, and none are affiliate links. This post is purely for your holiday pleasure :).
Holiday Foodie Gift Guide
Holiday Foodie Gifts for Less than $10
Nut Jar: Throw your favorite nuts into a mason jar and wrap it with a bow! Pistachios, almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts are all popular choices. I bought my nuts from the bulk section at my local grocer to help save on cost, and the glass jar is from Walmart.
Cookie Mix Jar: Add your dry goods in layers in a glass jar! On a small piece of paper, type or write out your baking instructions (like adding eggs and butter, plus temperature and length of time to cook!), and wrap it with a bow! I’m going to write a whole blog post on how I made this one below – but basically I used my chocolate chip cookie recipe and instead of chocolate chips, used M&Ms. Be sure to pat down your ingredients as you go so they will fit in the jar!
Hot Chocolate Jar: Make your own hot chocolate mix (try this Three Ingredient Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate by Nourish Nutrition Co) or take the easy route with buying a pre-made mix, put it in a mason jar and wrap it with a bow. Again, add your instructions with a little tag!
Freezer Cookie Dough: Make your favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe (or try mine here!) and freeze the dough balls in a tin! Then your friend has fresh cookie dough ready at any time! You can find holiday tins at Target, Walmart (that’s where mine is from!) or your local grocery store.
Fresh-Baked Bread: My mom makes the best homemade whole wheat bread and I have been craving it this winter (foreshadowing of another recipe coming your way in the next couple weeks)! Bake a fresh loaf or pick up a freshly baked loaf from your local bakery (I like Great Harvest Bread Co. or Central Market if either of those are close by!). It doesn’t have to be whole wheat bread, you can get a specialty, seasonal bread like pumpkin chocolate chip (here’s my skinnier pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe!), or cinnamon bread.
Salsa: Listen, when you are from Texas your love language is salsa. Give your favorite homemade salsa, or a jar of salsa! If you make homemade salsa, be sure to keep it refrigerated.
Freezer Jam: Yes! Please bless I receive this as a gift this year. Freezer jam is so delicious and is definitely a gift from the heart. Try this delectable Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam by Lively Table.
Fudge: My Aunt Linda always makes the best fudge! I grew up always looking forward to her little tins packed full of flavor.
Caramel Apples: Make your own or pick one up from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Caramel apples are a sweet treat and very shareable when cut into ninths!
Holiday Foodie Gifts for $10-25
Winter Fruit Basket: Pull together your own assortment of fruits in season in a basket! Fill the base of the basket with crinkle or tissue paper, add fruits as you’d like, then wrap in cellophane and tie off with a bow! Some popular fruits in season this time of year are pomegranate, pears, oranges (also includes clementine, tangerine and mandarin oranges!), grapefruit, holiday grapes and persimmons.
Davenport Soft Peanut Brittle: If you have ever visited Spokane, Washington, I hope you went to The Davenport Hotel. I promise you, I am not even a peanut brittle fan, but their soft peanut brittle is phenomenal. If you don’t believe me, you can always snag a sample in their gift shop first! They have traditional soft peanut brittle, and chocolate covered soft peanut brittle – both are delicious! The great news is, you can order it online here.
Holiday Foodie Gifts for $25-50
Cheese Board (also available in smaller sizes starting at less than $10!): I love this beautiful, slate cheese board from Crate & Barrel or this marble cheese board from CB2 (I have this one!). Williams Sonoma also has very cute, high quality cheese boards.
Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears: Every year one of my dad’s clients would give these as Royal Riviera Pears a gift to our family (okay, they were really for my dad but he’s a good sharer!) and I immediately fell in love! I looked forward to these juicy, ripe pears every year.
(Image courtesy of Harry & David. Used with permission)
Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark ($29) or Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Caramels ($29) (also available in small packages less than $10!): Truly… there are no words for how much I love the peppermint bark and chocolate-covered sea salt caramels from Williams Sonoma. If I’m buying them for myself, I get the small size so I don’t go overboard. If I’m buying for a family friend, I will purchase a larger size.
Edible Arrangements: I love Edible Arrangements! These styled, fruit bouquets are beautiful and delicious. You can pick them up (they have locations all over) or have them delivered for you.
Shari’s Berries Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Ah, these beautiful chocolate dipped strawberries are such a treat! From classic “dipped and drizzled” to totally decadent, topped with nuts or chocolate chips, these will brighten any day. Plus, you know I love any excuse to give the gift of fruit!
(Image courtesy of Shari’s Berries. Used with permission.)
Holiday Foodie Gifts for More than $50
Honey Baked Ham: If you know your friend or family member will be entertaining a crowd, a honey baked ham is a very nice gift. Be sure they have plans to be in town and making meals that week. You can order online (they will ship for you) or pick up in-store. They also have honey baked turkey which is delicious (I prefer the roasted flavor).
Words with Boards Cutting Board: I have written about these custom, thick cutting boards before, but they really are so darling. They also sell lazy susans, trivets and wine racks. Customize with a family name or favorite saying!
Cooking School Gift Card: What better gift than teaching a man to fish? I love attending culinary demonstrations and hands-on events. Try Central Market, Whole Foods, Sur la Table, The Culinary Institute of America, Williams Sonoma, or another local offering.
Harry & David Fruit of the Month Club: The gift that keeps on giving! Each month Harry & David has a featured fruit. If you have a fruit lover on your list, the Fruit of the Month Club might be the gift for him! Harry & David does also have options for dessert club, wine club, or gourmet foods (all in the same hyperlink as previous!).
(Image courtesy of Harry & David. Used with permission.)
I hope you’ve found some of these holiday foodie gift ideas helpful! I know these are some of my favorite things. If you are looking for cute, small stocking stuffer ideas or hostess gifts I have a great post on awesome kitchen gadgets less than $10!
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Do you have a favorite foodie gift I missed?
Have you tried any of these and loved them?