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60 Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you looking for a great holiday or other special occasion gift idea for a food lover on your shopping list? Food enthusiasts are actually easy to buy for. Whether you’re shopping for someone who loves to eat, enjoys cooking (or both!) there are plenty of great gift ideas that are sure to be a hit. Here are 50 ideas to get you started. Even if you don’t find the right thing on this list, maybe the ideas that you come up with as a result of reviewing these selections will help inspire you to find the perfect present!


60 Special Occasion Gifts for Foodies

15 Cookware Gift Suggestions

Anyone who enjoys preparing tasty homemade meals is sure to love receiving one or more of these cookware gift ideas for any special occasion.

1. Baking Dishes

2. Colander

3. Cooking tool set

4. Frying Pans

5. Kitchen Gadgets

6. Knife block or set

7. Panini Press

8. Pasta pot

9. Pie Pans

10. Pressure Cooker

11. Sauté Pans

12. Stock Pots

13. Stovetop wok

14. Tea Kettle

15. Turkey Fryer

15 Edible Gift Ideas

Those who love to cook (and eat!) are certain to be pleased to find a combination of these food items hidden in an attractive basket, gift bag or gift wrapped package.

1. Baking Mixes

2. Barbecue Sauce

3. Candy

4. Cookies

5. Cooking oil

6. Dip Mixes

7. Flavored Vinegars

8. Popcorn

9. Salad Dressing

10. Seafood (fresh or frozen)

11. Spices

12. Gourmet Cheese

13. Salsa

14. Soup Mixes

15. Nuts

15 Small Kitchen Appliance Gift Tips

Individuals on your shopping list who spend time preparing meals– either out of enjoyment or necessity – are sure to be excited to receive one or more of these convenient, time saving small appliances for a special occasion gift.

1. Blender

2. Bread Machine

3. Cappuccino Maker

4. Deep Fryer

5. Electric Turkey Roaster

6. Electric Griddle

7. Electric Skillet

8. Food Processor

9. Fondue Pot

10. Ice Cream Machine

11. Quesadilla Maker

12. Rice Cooker

13. Slow Cooker

14. Stand Mixer

15. Vegetable Steamer

15 Serving Ware Selections

Anyone who hosts family dinners or enjoys entertaining will certainly be thrilled to receive one (or a few!) of these serving pieces from you.

1. Cake Stand

2. Carving Set

3. Chafing Dishes

4. Chip & Dip Set

5. Dessert Server

6. Dip Bowls

7. Dip Spreaders

8. Holiday Dishes

9. Ice Cream Sundae Glasses

10. Iced Tea Glasses

11. Punch Bowl

12. Serving Trays

13. Shrimp Forks

14. Turkey Platter

15. Wooden Spoon Set

Share Your Food Gift Idea Suggestions

What ideas to you have for food oriented special occasion gift ideas? Please share your own thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!


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    pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

    Your hub reflects some excellent ideas. What a unique idea to give something in this category that your family or friends may not necessarily buy for themselves. Voted up, marked useful and shared.