The Best Gifts for the Foodies on Your List // Kalejunkie

 November 21, 2021

The best gifts for all of the foodies on your list! Whether you’re shopping for a friend, a family member, a coworker, or a partner, all of the options on this list are sure to satisfy even the most refined foodie palate. Plus, with over 20+ hand-selected gifts, and a large portion of them under $100, there’s truly something for everyone!



Don’t tell anyone, but my favorite gift guide of 2021 might just be my foodie gift guide. Maybe it’s because food is my forte, but believe me when I say that this gift guide is NOT one to skip over.

All of these foodie-approved gifts are completely unique, and are tried-and-true in my household. My family and I absolutely LOVE everything on this list, and I know that the foodies on your list will love them too! From the best olive oil to the cutest air fryer and an adorable yet chic pizza oven, I really mean it when I say that there’s something for everyone. Oh, and don’t forget those Milkbar truffles: who wouldn’t love those?!

01. – Kosterina Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Set

A good olive oil should be a staple in anyone’s kitchen, and I LOVE this olive oil set from Kosterina. Their vibrant, full-bodied oils are what I use in my kitchen, and are perfect for cooking with as well as garnishing soups, salads, and more!

02. – Our Place “Perfect Pot”

You’ve heard of the famous Always Pan, now meet the Perfect Pot. This is the perfect kitchen essential for anyone who loves to cook! From boiling to crisping to steaming and more, this pan can do it all, and will become one of the most versatile tools in your entire kitchen! Plus, the colors are absolutely to die for, and will look gorgeous sitting on anyone’s countertop.

03. – Truff  “Truffle Hot Sauce”

This truffle hot sauce has quite the reputation, and for a good reason. It is SO GOOD! Over the past few years, Truff has received quite a bit of hype, but don’t let that stop you from trying it; it’s the perfect combination of a little spicy and lots of deep, truffle-y flavor; you may be so obsessed, that you’ll want to put it on everything!

04. – Madre Mezcal

Nothing says the holidays like a bottle of booze, and this Madre Mezcal is definitely the winner, this holiday season. Not only is it a beautiful, slightly smoky-sweet, full-spectrum mezcal, but the branding is so gorgeous, it’ll double as a decor piece! It’s a two-in-one, and a total win-win!

05.- Nespresso Vertuo “Next” Espresso Machine

If your Foodie Friends (or loved one) has STILL yet to upgrade their coffee game, then it’s time to take matters into your own hands. In other words, you gotta get them a Nespresso! I love my Nespresso so much, and at $150, this is one of the best-priced ones on the market.

06. – Molly Baz “Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach & Recipes to Repeat”

This is the book to get for the person who’s always looking for something fun to make! You may know Molly Baz from her Bon Appetit Test Kitchen fame, and this book is full of her best, vibrant, delicious recipes! From Chickpea Carbonara to her famous Cae Sal (aka Caesar Salad), these recipes are sure to both excite and impress!

07. – Williams Sonoma Roe Caviar Gift Crate

We all have that friend who’s a little bit bougie, so why not indulge them with this Caviar gift set? Fresh caviar and blinis make for the perfect afternoon snack, whenever the desire to feel a little fancy, strikes 😉 

08. – Alfred Matcha Gift Set

Alfred is THE quintessential Los Angeles coffee shop, but while they excel at coffee, their matcha is also top-tier. Sourced in Japan, this high-quality matcha is absolutely delicious, and I love this cute gift set they’ve put together!

09. – Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

If you or someone you know is someone that is always running to the microwave to reheat their coffee, then this mug is a MUST! This Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug keeps your coffee (or tea!) at the perfect temperature, always, so you don’t have to waste precious time reheating your coffee.

10. – Mariposa Bakery Gluten-Free Chocolate Croissants

Mariposa is a not-so-secret Bay Area institution, particularly if you’re gluten-free! They make gluten-free (and allergen-friendly) versions of the treats that you know and love, and their croissants are the real deal. And lucky for you, if you’re not in the Bay Area, you can now get them shipped nationwide! Woohoo!

11. – Flowerhead Tea Chai Kit Duo Set

Flowerhead Tea is another Bay Area local brand (they’re woman-founded and based in Oakland), and they make some of the absolute BEST teas. Take my word for it, if there’s a tea lover in your life, then they need to try Flowerhead Tea.

12. – Crate & Barrel Ribbed Highball Glass Set

These glasses have been ALL OVER TikTok and Instagram, and for a good reason; they’re so damn cute! A set of these would make for the perfect gift for the love one who values function AND style.

13. – Jacobsen Salt Co. 12 Vial Salt Set

Is there truly a bigger flex than pulling out a vile of artisanal salt to finish your meal with?! I don’t think so. Jacobsen Salt Co. is the BEST, and this sampler set is a great way to experiment with cooking and eating all different kinds of salt!

14. – Artisan Artifacts Pour Over Set

While the famed Chemex is arguably beautiful, this pour over set is even more gorgeous. It’s a way to make your morning coffee a little more elevated, which can make all of the difference in your day!

15. – Food52 Bamboo Cutting Board

A good cutting board is often an underrated gift, and this bamboo one by Food52 is the perfect combination of function and design (can you sense a theme to this gift guide?!) This is an especially great gift for someone who has recently moved into a new home, or is just getting into cooking!

16. – Mike’s Hot Honey Variety Pack

If you haven’t had hot honey yet, then you haven’t truly lived. I’m kidding! But Mike’s Hot Honey has become a new pantry staple of mine, and is so good on everything from pizza to French fries to even chicken wings, and is the perfect gift for that adventurous foodie friend.

17. – Turquoise Air Fryer

There’s only two things to say about this one: 1. Everyone needs an air fryer in their life RIGHT NOW (especially so you can make my viral Pasta Chips recipe!) and 2. If you have an air fryer, you need to get a cute one. It’s just more fun!

18. – Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven

A pizza oven may seem like an unconventional gift, but in my book, it’s the ULTIMATE gift. Nothing says “I love you” more than pizza. Oh, and take it from me: gifting this to a friend may or may not result in regular pizza parties. You’re welcome.

19. – Cast Iron 4-qt Round Cocotte

The first way to say “I love you” is with pizza. The second, is with a dutch oven. These bad boys last a lifetime, and are perfect for all of your cozy, delicious, winter cooking!

20. – Milk Bar “The Double Truffle”

When I lived in New York City, I LOVED going to get a truffle or two from Milk Bar. And lucky for you, they ship nationwide! These truffles are melt-in-your-mouth cakey goodness, and are perfect for the friend who has a bit of a sweet tooth.

21. – The Cheese Board Deck

Who doesn’t love a good cheese board?! This is the PERFECT gift for the host or hostess in your life, or for anyone who is looking to “up” their cheese board styling game!

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