As a wise woman named Julia Child once said, "People who love to eat are always the best people." We couldn't agree more. Is there a more solid friendship than one that has been built around a common love of food? We think not. Nothing bonds two people more than cooking in a kitchen together or sharing some plates out at a new tapas restaurant.
When you need a gift to celebrate that friendship, and the person who's always down to try out a new restaurant with you, we recommend these fun, foodie gifts. Some you can enjoy together, like the Murray's Cheese Box or the raw honeycomb (who knew you could buy that on Amazon?). Others allow you to enjoy the fruits of their labor as they make or grow something delicious at home, like a hot sauce or oyster mushrooms. Think of all the delicious dishes you'll be able to cook together!
If you've got someone in your life who is more into booze than food, check out this whiskey lover's gift guide, beer lover's gift guide, and gifts for wine connoisseurs. Or if your bestie is more of a baker than a chef, browse this list of gifts perfect for the dessert lover. While you are at it, here's a list of homemade food gifts to bring to any holiday party that all hosts will appreciate. Homemade is always best.
Who wouldn't want three half-pound cheeses sent to them every month? BFF of the year award goes to you!
We all have that one person in our life who carries hot sauce wherever they go (or always has to ask the waiter for some when going out to eat). That person can spruce up their usual condiment by making their own one-of-a-kind version with this kit.
Remind them of a place you both love (that spot you went on vacay! your college town!) with a cute customizable serving tray.
Buying a gift for a coffee lover? This mug is a surefire win. It's a smart mug, designed to keep your drink at the exact (seriously, the exact) temperature you like.
It's not for beginners, but advanced cooks will so appreciate a torch to caramelize their brûlées and brown their meringues.
For that friend who just binged the Netflix show Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, the book that inspired the series will teach them more about mastering the four elements of cooking.
With a clear and not-too-sweet taste, these raw Acacia honeycombs will take their charcuterie board to the next level.
Ditch takeout for a while with a pizza oven that creates the perfect pie every time! This model is sleek, totally easy to use, and runs on gas (though the site has a bunch of different types that use different fuels if that's more their jam!). Gift them this and expect crispy delicious pizzas every time you come over...it's only fair.
This space-friendly air fryer is great for a first-time owner. It's one of our favorite models, and it's got Amazon reviewers' stamps of approval, too. Just let the more than 7,000 positive reviews speak for themselves.
A calendar with 365 easy recipes for snacks, apps, treats and drinks will inspire your kitchen game all year long. The handy stand-up format includes tear-off pages that are perfectly sized to fit in your recipe box, so you can collect and save your faves.
Consider this the 2021 version of gifting a nice bottle of wine. Winc allows members to fill out a quiz of their preferences, then the service will suggest bottles to send you. You can gift your favorite vino lover a one, two, or three month subscription.
An Instant Pot is the kind of appliance people want but don't think they need—which is why it makes the perfect gift! Once you know the wonders of crazy-fast meals, you'll want to pass that knowledge on. Amazon is constantly putting this fun color on sale, so you should totally snag it while the price is right. Pair it with Delish's Party In An Instant Pot cookbook.
Everyone knows a vegan or vegetarian who is constantly looking for new recipe ideas. This book is beautifully stocked with delicious plant-based meals that will make even meat-loving friends jealous.
There are two camps of home chefs: those who have and love a piece from Le Creuset and those who are coveting one. This special-edition casserole dish is perfect for either. It celebrates the brand's French heritage with an embossed image of the iconic Eiffel Tower. It comes in three colors: red, blue, and white, like the French flag.
This small but mighty machine busts out some seriously good waffles. Keto fans in particular are obsessed. Word on the street is that it's the best waffle maker for chaffles (low-carb cheese + egg waffles).
For those who like to focus on the essentials: candy, cane canes, candy corn, and syrup.
Your favorite cook will appreciate having one of these in their kitchen!
Our Ultimate Cocktails book will guide you through all the classic drinks, unique sips, and seasonal favorites. Plus, there's a guide to all the glassware every aspiring bartender should have.
Homemade is better, and this churro maker will prove it. There are eight different attachments to churn out different shapes. Pass along our favorite churro recipe with the gift and get ready to reap the benefits.
This art print is totally a conversation piece. Which color are you?
Prosecco pong will forever be beer pong's classier, cooler big sister.
Don't we all? This tank is perfect for working out or, you know, eating some slices of pizza.
Know someone obsessed with fish? Get them the Rainbow Box from Pure Fish. Inside, they will get seven different types of fish, plus step by step directions with how to cook them.
Every home cook needs a pretty cookbook stand like this one. It'll make following recipes way easier—no neck craning required.
This easy-to-use kit helps bakers make perfect macarons every time!
Do some re-con work and find out their favorite family recipe, then surprise them with this thoughtful gift.
Hot fudge (not to mention cheese) is always a good idea. Step up your girls' nights with this fun gift.
We're a little biased, but we think every person who loves to eat needs this amazing cookbook. 😏
Just a little something pretty for their kitchen counter.
Take your favorite plant parent's herb garden to the next level with an oyster mushroom log. With a little bit of TLC, they can grow sweet, velvety oyster mushrooms in their own kitchen.