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.
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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
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.
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 Amazon — updated 12/19
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 Christmas — updated 12/16
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 Fanatics — updated 12/17
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 2019 — updated 12/17
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 Families — updated 12/17
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 Into — updated 12/17
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
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 Parties — updated 12/17
Charming Etsy Food Gifts — updated 12/17
It is possible to support small businesses and still shop online. Check out these great Etsy food gifts for Christmas.
Great Gifts for Acquaintances — updated 12/17
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 Fiends — updated 12/17
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 $10 — updated 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 Gifts — updated 12/17
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 Eaters — updated 12/17
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 Lovers — updated 12/17
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 Experiences — updated 12/17
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.
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Star Gifts for “The Great British Baking Show” Fans — updated 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”.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Gifting — updated 12/17
If you’d rather put a bow on an actual bottle (or six), check out the best holiday craft beers to give.
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.
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“Grape” Wine Gifts You Can Wrap — updated 12/17
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 Of — updated 12/17
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 $100 — updated 12/17
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.
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 Kitchen — updated 12/18
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 Give — updated 12/17
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 Cooks — updated 12/17
8 Great Affordable Knives to Gift — updated 12/17
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 Easier — updated 12/17
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pop Culture Cookbooks for Movie & TV Fans — updated 12/17
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 Cooks — updated 12/17
Know a committed carnivore who loves to cook? See our picks for The Best Meat Cookbooks.
Toast-Worthy Wine Reads — updated 12/17
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 Lovers — updated 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 Bakers — updated 12/17
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 Travelers — updated 12/17
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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