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With less than a week left until Christmas Eve, your Christmas shopping days are done, right? Wrong! There are still many great food and drink Christmas gifts you can buy online.

If you’re in panic mode, take a deep breath and check out our recommendations (for everyone, from your best friend or favorite family member to your co-worker, good neighbor, or mere acquaintance who might be dropping by).

From delicious individual food and drink gift ideas to ongoing food and beverage subscriptions and even kitchen tools to help your food-loving friends and fam make great meals at home, we’ve picked the best Christmas presents for all sorts of palates, personalities, and situations—and you still have time to get many of them by Christmas.

Related Reading: The Best Holiday Stress Relief Gifts for Yourself (or Someone Else)

We recently updated all of our gourmet food and drink gift guides to reflect current prices and availability, but things change fast. Click a link below to jump to a specific category or just keep scrolling to see them all!

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

The Best Food & Drink Subscriptions to Givenew

Harry & David Presidential Fruit Subscription

Harry & David

There’s a subscription out there for everyone, and we rounded up the best ones for food and drink (plus some great gift card options). These make a perfect present, and you can buy them at the very last minute. See the best food and drink subscriptions for last minute Christmas gifts.

6 Airbnb Experiences That Make an Unforgettable Giftnew

Airbnb cooking experiences


Similar to a subscription or gift card in that you can get it last minute (and not have to wrap anything!), food experiences like cooking classes are a wonderful thing to give an adventurous eater. These are our favorite Airbnb cooking experiences around the world to give right now.

Under-$25 Gifts You Can Still Order on Amazonupdated 12/19

under $25 Christmas gifts you can still get on Amazon


If you have Prime, you can still snag these budget-friendly gifts in time! See the best under-$25 Christmas gifts you can get on Amazon.

Under-$70 Amazon Kitchen Items You Can Still Get for Christmasupdated 12/16

Lodge Dutch oven


If you have a bit more wiggle room in your budget, these chic kitchen items from Amazon will come just in the nick of time too, and all are under $70. See the best Amazon kitchen Christmas presents you can still order.

Gourmet Food Gifts

Sweet Gifts for Chocolate Fanaticsupdated 12/17

peppermint bark

Sur La Table

From off-the-charts chocolate confections to charming chocolate items you can’t actually eat, these are the best Christmas gifts for chocolate lovers.

Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon for 2019updated 12/17

Oprah's favorite things on Amazon 2019


She’s back, and she’s picked some amazing products as usual, including plenty of food gifts, kitchenware, and home items! Yes, there are some splurges, but many of these are totally affordable. Check out Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon for 2019.

Gifts for Food-Loving Familiesupdated 12/17

matching aprons for parents and kids

Sur La Table

Know a tight-knit clan that lives in the kitchen? Treat them to one of these family-friendly options that’ll bring them even more joy at meal time. See our favorite Christmas gifts for families that love food.

Gifts for Meat Lovers to Sink Their Teeth Intoupdated 12/17

Handmade Glass Salami Ornament

Sur La Table

Know a true meathead (in the nicest way possible)? Check out the best Christmas gifts for meat lovers on your list.

Super Secret Santa Gifts (That You Can Eat)updated 12/17

Popbar Hot Chocolate on a Stick


These delicious gifts are great for present swaps at the office, but also perfect for lots of other people on your list. See our favorite Secret Santa food gifts, from chocolate to hot sauce.

Holly Jolly Host & Hostess Gifts for Holiday Partiesupdated 12/17

insulated wine bag cooler


Invited to a party? Don’t show up empty handed. Take an expert’s advice on the best holiday host and hostess gifts to bring with you, including lots of edible (and drinkable) options.

Charming Etsy Food Giftsupdated 12/17

Etsy macarons

Elle Merced Macarons/Etsy

It is possible to support small businesses and still shop online. Check out these great Etsy food gifts for Christmas.

Great Gifts for Acquaintancesupdated 12/17

bamboo hors d'oeuvres plates with wine holder


Shopping for your close friends and family can be a trial, but picking a gift for someone you only sort of know is even harder. That’s why we collected some things practically anyone would love. See our picks for best gifts for neighbors, friends of friends, and acquaintances.

Hot Gifts for Spice Fiendsupdated 12/17

Truff hot sauce from Oprah's Favorite Things on Amazon


Have a hot head on your list? These gifts are *fire emoji* (aka, perfect for them). See our picks for the Best Gifts for Hot Sauce Lovers.

Gourmet Stocking Stuffers Under $10updated 12/17


Looking for a little something? These stocking stuffers are all under $10 (most under $5), and sure to please any food or wine fan. See our Favorite Stocking Stuffers Under $10.

Vegan-Friendly Food Giftsupdated 12/17

vegan snack box gift set


Vegans love food gifts too, but you have to be careful about what you buy (hidden honey, animal-based gelatin, and other non-plant-based ingredients can crop up where you don’t expect them). To take the guess work out, we rounded up the Best Vegan Food Gifts to give.

Best Gifts for Healthy Eatersupdated 12/17

Sakara meal delivery review


Got a friend who loves to eat, but puts a premium on healthy habits? See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: Best Gifts for Food Lovers Who Are Also Health Nuts.

Great Gift Ideas for Cheese Loversupdated 12/17

Harry and David cheese gift

Harry and David

Curd nerds, cheddar heads, and brie fiends will all melt for these delightfully cheesy gifts. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: Best Gifts for Cheese Lovers.

Unique Food and Drink Experiencesupdated 12/17

safari experience

The Safari Collection

From cooking classes and culinary cruises to fun food museum tickets, these gifts are great for every type of food lover on your list, and the memories will last forever. See the Chowhound Gift Guide to Best Food and Drink Experiences.

Related Reading: Our Favorite Eatwith Food Experiences Around the World

Star Gifts for “The Great British Baking Show” Fansupdated 12/17


Even those who still aren’t over losing Mary, Mel, and Sue will cheer up when they unwrap these showstoppers. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: Gifts for Fans of “The Great British Baking Show”.

15 Under-$15 Food Gifts Hand-Picked For You

bao dumpling light

Urban Outfitters

Our executive editor picked out 15 amazing under-$15 gifts for every food lover on your list (and OK, one is $16, but it’s too adorable to pass up)! See the best food gifts under $15.

Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make No Matter What Your Skills

homemade holiday food gifts


A homemade gift is always extra-special, and often a lot more affordable for the giver too. These easy homemade food gifts would make anyone smile this season.

Edible Advent Calendars for 2019

Harry and David 12 Days of Christmas gift tower

Harry and David

It’s too late to late to get your advent calendars this year, but we’re sure to see many of these again in 2020; make a note now so you remember to buy next year’s in plenty of time. See our picks for the Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars for 2019.

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies You Can Order Online

Harry and David deep dish pumpkin pie

Harry and David

Whether you need dessert for your own holiday table or want to show someone love via baked goods, these cakes, cookies, pies, and more can be delivered nationwide. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: Best Mail Order Cookies, Cakes, Pies, and Treats to Order Online.

Gourmet Drink Gifts

Best Beer Clubs and Beer Subscription Box Gift Ideas

types of beer glass

Jack Andersen / DigitalVision / Getty Images

If you want to treat the suds lover in your life to an ongoing subscription, they’ll love you for it. See our Best Beer Clubs and Subscription Boxes guide.

Festive Craft Beers for Giftingupdated 12/17

best craft beer gifts 2019

Teerapon Tiuekhom / EyeEm / Getty Images

If you’d rather put a bow on an actual bottle (or six), check out the best holiday craft beers to give.

Best Wine Subscriptions to Give as Gifts

best wine subscription boxes and best wine clubs


A nice bottle by itself is a great gift, but a wine subscription is the ultimate present for your favorite oenophile. See CNET’s Best Wine Subscriptions guide.

Related Reading: The Best Online Holiday Wine Deals Around

“Grape” Wine Gifts You Can Wrapupdated 12/17

best gifts for wine lovers 2019


Still, if you want something you can actually wrap up and tie with a bow, try these charming (and useful) wine gadgets and gifts on for size instead. See our picks for best gifts for wine lovers (and don’t forget these other fun wine accessories).

Decanters We Can’t Get Enough Ofupdated 12/17

best wine and whiskey decanters

Sur La Table

Know a wine or whiskey drinker who deserves to sip in style? Get them one of these fun and functional decanters.

Chic Bar Cart Gifts Under $100updated 12/17

best bar cart gifts 2019


From lots of fun and thoughtful little extras to a couple of affordable bar carts themselves, these gifts are perfect for your favorite cocktail fan (with some picks for wine lovers and mocktail mixologists too). And there’s something for every budget, with nothing topping $100. See our Best Home Bar Gifts.

The Best Coffee Subscriptions to Gift Your Favorite Java Fiend

best coffe clubs and coffee subscriptions to give

Trade Coffee

Whether your favorite coffee fanatic is into fair trade, trendy drinks, maximum efficiency, or just good old espresso, there’s an ideal coffee subscription to give them (even one for dog lovers!). Check out our picks for Best Coffee Subscriptions.

Kitchen Gadgets & Tools

The Best Looking Appliances & Cookware to Class Up Any Kitchenupdated 12/18

SMEG stand mixer


We value form and function, but we can’t lie: It’s these appliances’ looks that drew us in. (The reliable quality made us stay.) See the most beautiful kitchen gadgets, cookware, and appliances to give.

The Best Big-Ticket Kitchen Gadgets & Cookware to Giveupdated 12/17

Mealthy CrispLid


These kitchen tools, gadgets, and appliances are great gifts for anyone just starting to outfit a kitchen or in need of an upgrade (and anyone who’s been dreaming of an Instant Pot or air fryer but hasn’t gotten one yet). See our picks for the best cookware and kitchen appliances to give.

Global Kitchen Gifts for Internationally Inspired Cooksupdated 12/17

bamboo steamer baskets

Sur La Table

For those who love cooking international cuisine, the proper tools and pantry items can come in handy. See some of our favorite international kitchen gadgets for global cuisine and cooking.

8 Great Affordable Knives to Giftupdated 12/17

best affordable knives 2019 (Brigade knife)

Brigade Kitchen

Good knives are absolutely essential in the kitchen, and any of these will make you look sharp. See the best affordable knives for 2019.

Tools That Make a Cook’s Life Easierupdated 12/17

silicone splatter screen

Sur la Table

These kitchen tools are on a smaller scale but will still prove infinitely useful to any cook. Check out our favorite kitchen gadgets and tools to give.

The Best Dutch Ovens for Every Type of Cook

Le Creuset round Dutch oven

Sur la Table

Everyone needs a Dutch oven—they can do so much, and they look so good. These are our 10 favorite Dutch ovens of the year; they’ll hold up forever and make their new owner happy for a lifetime. See the best Dutch ovens of 2019.

Sizzling Skillets to Wrap Up This Year

All-Clad nonstick skillets

Sur la Table

A skillet is an absolute kitchen essential, and if you know someone who could use a new, high-quality pan, these are our favorites in every price range. See our picks for the best skillets of 2019.

Cookware Sets for Every Budget

All-Clad cookware set


If you’re feeling generous and want to outfit a lucky cook with the works, we also picked out the best cookware sets for a range of budgets and preferences. See our collection of the best cookware sets of 2019.

The Best Direct-to-Consumer Cookware Brands to Buy

best direc to consumer cookware brands

Made In

In a whole other category, direct-to-consumer cookware brands offer great quality, often-stunning looks, and competitive prices as well; the only caveat is that you have to buy them online—but most of us already do that anyway. Browse the best direct-to-consumer cookware brands and pieces of 2019.


The Best New Cookbooks for 2019

best new cookbooks fall 2019

There’s a slew of new cookbooks that have come out this fall (with a few more on the way) that are perfect for gift-giving season, whether your recipient’s a baker, a keto devotee, or a “Star Wars” fan. See our Favorite New Cookbooks for 2019.

The Best Holiday Cookbooks for a Truly Happy Season

“Holiday Cookies: Showstopping Recipes to Sweeten the Season” by Elisabet de Nederlanden


These titles, both new and classic, will help you celebrate in style—with less stress—from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Check out The Best Holiday Cookbooks.

Pop Culture Cookbooks for Movie & TV Fansupdated 12/17

official Supernatural cookbook 2019


If you know a home cook who’s also a major “Downton Abbey,” Star Wars,” or “Supernatural” fan, you’re in luck. Here are the best new movie and TV cookbooks to give as gifts.

Meaty Reads for Carnivorous Cooksupdated 12/17

meat cookbooks


Know a committed carnivore who loves to cook? See our picks for The Best Meat Cookbooks.

Toast-Worthy Wine Readsupdated 12/17

best wine books


For wine lovers who thirst for knowledge about their favorite grapes and those who want to cook with the good stuff, check out The Best Wine Books and Cookbooks.

Eye-Opening Books for Coffee Loversupdated 12/17


From cookbooks to coffee manuals, these titles are sure to give any java fan a jolt of pleasure. See the Best Books for Coffee Lovers.

Best Books to Give to Bakersupdated 12/17

Pastry Love baking cookbook fall 2019


From classic tomes to brand new baking books, these make great holiday gifts (but would also be a huge help to you during holiday baking season). See the Best Baking Books to Give as Gifts.

Global Cookbooks for World Travelersupdated 12/17

“Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen,” by Yasmin Khan


These international cookbooks let you go globetrotting in your own kitchen and help satisfy a little wanderlust along with simple belly hunger. See the Best Travel Cookbooks for International Cuisine.

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Jen is an editor at Chowhound. Raised on scrapple and blue crabs, she hails from Baltimore, Maryland, but has lived in Portland (Oregon) for so long it feels like home. She enjoys the rain, reads, writes, eats, and cooks voraciously, and stops to pet every stray cat she sees. Continually working on building her Gourmet magazine collection, she will never get over its cancellation. Read more of her work.
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