Happy holiday season!! Can you believe it's gift guide time already?
I definitely say this every year, but these guides always get tougher and tougher to put together... That's because this is my 14th year doing it!
And I try to never repeat myself... Which is why you won't find the same old same old in this foodie gift guide. Everyone knows cooks and bakers need and want a good set of pans, a stand mixer, nice cutting boards, professional knives, and high-quality olive oil.
But most cooks and bakers already have all those things! So, what do you get for the foodies who already have everything? That's what this guide is all about!
Plus, you can find lots of the more standard stuff in some of my previous gift guides. Those guides are all still here for you to browse, too... All 13 of them!
I'm including affiliate links to some of the products I'm featuring in my 2023 holiday gift guide (which means I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you should you make a purchase), but if you can find any of these products at from a small local business, please purchase from there instead!
Without further ado, here are all my favorite gift ideas for anyone who loves food in 2023!
Marble Top Serving Board:
Chances are that anyone who enjoys entertaining also loves making charcuterie boards and this marble top serving board is not only gorgeous, but it also has a compartment with cheese knifes and little bowls. How perfect!
I've finally entered my hat-wearing era and I'm obsessed with so many of these foodie hats. I especially love the cacio e pepe hat, but also kind of need the burrata hat in my life. I think your loved ones need a different food-themed hat for every day of the week.
Got a pasta lover in your life? These farfalle barrettes are absolute perfection and look so cute!
I absolutely love this idea for anyone who wants to improve their baking skills right from home. These Crumble Crate boxes each come with everything you need to make the baked good of your choice, including pre-measured ingredients, baking tools, and instructions. You can either buy individual boxes or gift a whole subscription.
Guacamole ProKeeper Container:
This little gadget could actually be life-saving. How often have you had leftover guacamole that you end up just throwing away because you know it won't stay fresh until the next day? This Guacamole ProKeeper Container keeps your guacamole fresh and from turning brown. I almost wouldn't believe it, but it has very high ratings from over 10,000 people!
I love a good tea kettle that doubles as a kitchen statement piece and this 1.7 liter electric kettle is absolutely gorgeous.
Eat What You Watch Cookbook:
This is such a fun gift for a couple that loves movies and at-home date nights. Eat What You Watch is a cookbook that features recipes from more than 40 classic and cult films. Pick a movie, cook the corresponding recipe, and enjoy a fun evening!
Automatic Pasta Maker:
Love the idea of having homemade pasta whenever you want, but dislike how much work goes into making it? With this automatic pasta maker, you can make fresh pasta super easily!
Artisan Brush Set:
Self-Heating Coffee Mug:
A few years ago, I included the Ember coffee mug in my gift guide, but now I've been seeing raves for the Nextmug self-heating coffee mug everywhere. If you're a coffee lover who's constantly heating your morning brew in the microwave or drinking lukewarm coffee, you need to add this to your wish list!
Hot Ones Hot Sauces:
Do you have someone in your life who's obsessed with the show Hot Ones and loves foods with spice? You can gift them with the very same hot sauces guests on the show are tasting! You can choose from all different seasons, but I feel like you need to get a set that includes The Last Dab (it's SO spicy!).
Christmas Le Creuset:
I live for Le Creuset's new releases and have to admit that I'm absolutely obsessed with their new Noël Collection. However, I'm pretty sure I'd use this Christmas dutch oven all year round.
I've been using ButcherBox for a couple years now and still get SO excited when it's time to pick out what I went and when my box arrives. Who wouldn't love a box full of high-quality humanely-raised meats (including beef, chicken, pork, and seafood) for the holidays? You can gift your recipient with a generous subscription or simply pick out a ButcherBox gift box for them- there are so many options for all kinds of chefs and eaters!
Mac and Cheese Candle:
Have your home smell like delicious home-cooked mac and cheese whenever you want? It can be yours with this Mac and Cheese Candle! If cheesy goodness is not quite your thing, there are also plenty of cereal options, as well as a smoothie bowl, pumpkin soup, and even Goldfish crackers!
What do you get for the chef who has everything? A pizza axe, of course! Talk about impressing your guests when you pull that fresh baked pizza out of the oven!
I love to be comfy when I'm cooking and there are so many cute sweatshirts and t-shirts that display love for both cooking and baking. I'm partial to this baking tools sweatshirt, but also love this "Breaducated" shirt.
Watercolor Floral Bowl:
Because who couldn't use another pretty mixing bowl in their arsenal? This watercolor floral mixing bowl is sure to make any kitchen happier!
For the grill lovers who live in cold climates and don't think grill pans quite cut it, this indoor grill is the perfect gift. It's a smokeless grill that's easy to use indoors and it currently has tons of rave reviews.
Cactus Measuring Cups and Spoons:
Have a plant lover who also loves to cook and bake in your life? These cactus measuring cups and spoons are so adorable!
Insulated Ice Cream Bowls:
For the ice cream lover, there's no better gift than an insulted ice cream bowl that will keep your frozen desserts nice and cold for much longer than a regular bowl. But you can also keep smoothie bowls chilled, as well as cold soups, salads, and dips.
Whipped Cream Dispenser:
And if someone loves ice cream, chances are they want to top it with homemade whipped cream. This whipped cream dispenser makes it so easy to make your own whipped cream! You can also use the dispenser for mousse, foam, and frosting; to aerate soups and sauces; and to make nitro cold brew. It's a tool every home chef should have!
If you have a little one to buy for, might I highly recommend considering these taco booties? If tacos aren't quite the gift recipient's thing, you can also choose from dumpling booties or pizza booties.
Bagel with Lox Teether:
However, this bagel with lox teether would also make a great gift for a new baby! Something tells me a puppy would enjoy it, too.
Himalayan Salt Swizzler:
This is a great stocking stuffer for any of the cooks in your life. You can give your soups, chilis, and cocktails (bloody marys!) a quick stir with this Himalayan Salt Swizzler for extra flavor. You can then rinse it off and use it over and over again.
Mini Knife Sharpener:
If you know someone like me who's horrible about taking care of their knives, this little mini knife sharpener can be a life saver! My dad got me one of these a few months ago and my knives have never been sharper! It's so easy to keep in a drawer (it's really small!) and pull out whenever you want a quick sharpening.
Holiday Cocktail Bombs:
Another fun stocking stuffer? Add one of these holiday cocktail bombs to a glass of seltzer water along with a shot or two of the spirit of your choice and you have an instant, super fun cocktail. You can also get the non-holiday version.
Latte Bath Bombs:
If you prefer an actual bath bomb, I've got that covered, too! I know I have a lot of coffee fans who read my blog and I think they'll all love these latte bath bombs! They're so fun and come in great fragrances.
And finally, for one last stocking stuffer, give the gift of chocolate... Chocolate toothpaste! It might feel so wrong spreading chocolate flavor all over your teeth, but Dr. Sheffield's makes a great and effective toothpaste!
I hope you found some fun items to gift to your loved ones this year! And remember, if all else fails, quality time is always the best gift. That includes dining out together, taking cooking classes together, going on a food tour, and more.