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Christmas shopping for food people is so fun, and you can find some truly charming (and delicious) edible gifts on Etsy. Bonus: When you shop there, you’re supporting independent artists and creative entrepreneurs, often working from home. And the gifts are either vintage items or hand-crafted—pretty unique all around.

No matter what kind of food aficionado you’re shopping for, there’s an edible idea that’s perfect for them on Etsy. And we mean all kinds of people.

For the Sci-Fi Fan

SweetBelle Cakes Star Wars Chocolates Gift Pack, 7 pieces for $18

handmade Star Wars chocolates by SweetBelleCakes on Etsy

SweetBelle Cakes/Etsy

Let the force be with you (couldn’t help it) as you shop for the perfect gift to suit that hard-to-shop-for “Star Wars” guy/gal in your life. If they also love chocolate, they’ll love this idea. In your order come one truffle Millennium Falcon, one Han Solo in Carbonite truffle bar, one solid-chocolate Darth Vader, one solid-chocolate Stormtrooper, one solid-chocolate Boba Fett, one solid-chocolate Mandalorian symbol, and a solid-chocolate R2D2. Each chocolate comes individually wrapped and professionally heat sealed.Buy Now

For the Grill Master

Gusto Rubs of the States, 5 tins for $25.95

Gusto Spice Rubs of the States gift set

Gusto Spice/Etsy

For the meat lover in your life, try some rubs inspired by the best of American barbecue traditions. Get five grilling and barbecue spice rubs, each inspired by a different state. In this set you will receive five best-selling rubs in 2-ounce tins, wrapped in wine-colored tissue paper and housed in a tin tie kraft bag.Buy Now

For the Holistic Health Human

Tea Stirring Spoons with Essential Oils, 6 for $7


Why bother with a boring metal spoon when these flavorful and healthy stirring spoons can mix it up in your tea, coffee, or even hot chocolate? They’ll slowly dissolve and give your drink a great blend of beneficial 100-percent pure therapeutic-grade (and dietary approved) essential oils while slightly sweetening it at the same time. They will be made fresh upon ordering and you’ll get these flavors: Protective Blend, Metabolic Blend, Cinnamon, Lemon, Peppermint, and Wild Orange.Buy Now

For the Fancy Francophile

Elle & Merced Macarons Assorted French Macarons, 24 for $54.95

Etsy macarons

Elle & Merced Macarons/Etsy

These are quite the delicacy, a great gift for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. Once you bite into the delicately crisp macaron shell, you reach a chewy and airy almond meringue, with a rich buttercream or chocolate ganache in the center. You can choose whatever combination of flavors you’d like included in the assortment: green tea; mocha; orange blossom; passion fruit; peach; pistachio; raspberry; rose; salted caramel; strawberry; or vanilla. The colors are lovely, and some of the shells have a touch of gold luster dust to up the ooh la la factor.Buy Now

For the Liquor/Brunch Lover

Masey & Leigh Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, $23

Masey & Leigh Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup

Masey & Leigh/Etsy

For the friend who loves her pancakes (or using maple syrup instead of sugar in baking), give her something much more special than the regular Aunt Jemima. This grade pure, dark Pennsylvania maple syrup is aged in spirit barrels from Bluebird Distilling (your choice of rum, bourbon, wheat whiskey, or rye whiskey) for extra complex flavor with notes of vanilla, oak, toffee, and char. But use and enjoy it as you would with any maple syrup. It’s just got a little bit of an adult twist on a culinary staple.Buy Now

For the Tea-Totaller

Tea Sampler with Infuser, 10 teas for $75+

tea sampler gift set with tea infuser

Trio Artisan Designs/Etsy

This lovely tea sampler includes 10 varieties packed in test tubes, all nestled inside a wooden cigar box, with a heart shaped tea infuser tucked in too. You get approximately six teaspoons of each flavor: Lavender Earl Grey; Berry Hibiscus; Cinnamon Ginger Vanilla Chai; Chocolate Chai; Jasmine Green Tea; Ginger Peach (a blended black tea); Mango Rose; Chamomile Mint; Peppermint Floral (with rose hips, passion flower, and rose petal); and Invigorating Herbal (a mix of fennel seeds, flax seeds, fenugreek seeds, licorice root, and peppermint leaf). An all-herbal caffeine-free set is also available from this seller.Buy Now

For Parents

The Apple Tree Studio Mini Gingerbread House Kit, $16.30

Mini Gingerbread House Kit

The Apple Tree Studio/Etsy

Looking for a gingerbread house that you and your kids will actually want to eat before and after decorating? It’s this one, with supplies for making two mini gingerbread houses. You get the pre-baked gingerbread pieces, royal icing sugar mix, and plenty of decorations including dragees, sprinkles, and candy to personalize your house—plus, the original gingerbread recipe with patterns so you can make even more mini gingerbread houses if you want an entire edible village.Buy Now

For the Movie Buff

Boondock Enterprises Gourmet Popcorn Seasonings, $7.95+

Boondock Enterprises Gourmet Popcorn Seasonings

Boondock Enterprises/Etsy

Feed your friend’s crunchy snack cravings and up your popcorn game with a collection of four hand-mixed salt-spice blends; you can choose from a plethora of flavors, including Dorito, Jalapeno Cheddar, Taco Seasoning, Garlic and Parmesan, Gingerbread, or Smokey BBQ (or a set with multiple flavors). Each 4-ounce jar has a sifter cap for easy application.Buy Now

For the Sugar Addict

Sweet Cravings Candy Co. Peppermint Candy Cane Marshmallows, 6 ounces for $6.50

Sweet Cravings Candy Co. Peppermint Candy Cane Marshmallows

Sweet Cravings Candy Co./Etsy

These peppermint-infused marshmallows are rippled red and white for extra festive cheer and the coziest cup of cocoa you’ll ever have, but who says Christmas s’mores can’t also be a thing? This company’s pillowy marshmallows are vegan and all-natural, with no corn syrup, preservatives, or artificial flavors or colors of any kin.Buy Now

For the Heat Thrill Seeker

Custom 3-Pack of Bushel & Peck Hot Sauce, $18

Etsy hot sauce gift

Bushel & Peck/Etsy

For the spicy-hot fan in your family, get a three-pack of hot sauce in whatever trio of flavors you like: Belizean Habanero (with carrot for balance); Cherry Bomb (medium heat with some smoke); Friendly Ghost (ghost pepper); Fresh Tomatillo (bright and citrusy); Fatalii Attraction (tropical and hot); Golden Ghost (ghost pepper with bright, sweet notes); Jalapeno Lime (a classic verde); Jamaican Jerk (great for dipping or grilling); Holy Ghost (extra hot); Mango Habanero (sweet and sour); Red Velvet (roasted bell pepper); Santa Fe Smoke (smoky and spicy); Sriracha (you know it, you love it); Pineapple Mango (tropical and fruity); and Sweet Chili (with a hint of ginger).Buy Now

See our sister sites’ holiday gift guides for more:

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Header image courtesy of Trio Artisan Designs/Etsy

Amy Sowder is a writer and editor based in NYC, covering food and wellness in publications such as Bon Appétit, Women's Health, Eat This, Not That!, Upworthy/GOOD, Brooklyn Magazine, and Westchester Magazine. She loves to run races, but her favorite finish lines are gelato shops. Learn more at
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