Gift Ideas for Every Type of Foodie in Your Life

The food lover in your life deserves a drool-worthy gift. Before you buy them yet another restaurant gift card or "of the month club" membership, think about the dozens of delectable meals you've discovered with their help. But coming up with the perfect gift for the food lover who has it all can seem like an impossible task. Whether they're entertainers, aspiring chefs, or simply cuisine enthusiasts, these taste bud-approved gifts are sure to be welcomed by all foodies.

Aspiring Chef

When the food lover in your life is also the top chef of your household, consider yourself lucky. Show your appreciation for all those delicious home-cooked meals with a classic gift that will last a lifetime. The Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven is a must for the aspiring culinary artist. Unlike average cooking pots, the Le Creuset Dutch oven enhances the cooking process by evenly distributing heat and locking in the optimal amount of moisture. This time-honored pantry staple is a favorite that's sure to inspire years of delectable stove top concoctions.

Health Nut

Is your foodie also a health junkie? Are you likely to find them at the local farmers market selecting the healthiest local produce that's ripe for the picking? Then they'll love a monthly delivery from Plated. This online subscription service brings fresh and healthy meal ingredients to your door. Each delivery includes step-by-step recipe cards plus pre-portioned ingredients to prepare a gourmet-style meal without the need to ever venture out to the grocery store. As an added bonus, meals are packaged in a completely recyclable and biodegradable box so your foodie can do good while eating well.


For serious foodies, nothing's worse than bland fare. The low odds of finding delectable eats while on the go can force flavor devotees to lower their standards to average levels. By gifting them with the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit from, you'll be the answer to their prayers. Stocked with organic herbs and spices, like sea salt, cayenne pepper, onion powder, basil and other essential seasonings, this pocket-size flavor saver can be easily refilled with their own selection of favorite spices.

Chocolate Lover

Lovers of all things decadent deserve a gift gesture as sweet as their taste buds. Instead of another fondue kit, go for something deliciously unexpected. Epicureans with a penchant for melt-in-your-mouth cocoa confections will love gourmet chocolate delivery. The Chocolate Indulgence Basket from FTD epitomizes a chocolate-lovers dream. This basket is overflowing with chocolate chip cookies, fudge, chocolate-covered pretzels and enough confectionery sweets to satisfy any sweet tooth for days. With the added simple delivery service, you'll add a personalized touch for a winning combination.


What does a meat lover crave more than a savory, tender, finger-licking good hunk of meat? We'll bet a seemingly never-ending supply of it tops the list. You can't go wrong with the gift of bacon. Four pounds of hickory smoked country bacon from Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams should keep the beast at bay for at least a day or two. Each thick slice of goodness is hand-rubbed, carefully cured and smoked for at least 48 hours. If you're lucky, you might even get invited over for a bacon brunch.

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