Fall is still fairly young, and you have plenty of time left to do your Christmas shopping, right? Well, maybe. But if you’re shopping online this year, you can probably expect longer shipping times than usual, so the sooner you start the better.
If you’re looking for the perfect thing for a gourmet of any stripe, these are all the best food and drink Christmas gifts you can buy online—so start checking off your list.
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 if you start now, you’ll have plenty of time to get them by Christmas.
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Gourmet Food Gifts
Get ready to count down the days ’til Christmas with a parade of edible (or drinkable) treats, from wine and cheese to chocolate and beer—even pork rinds and popcorn (and pet treats too)! See our picks for the Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars for 2020, or zero in on the Best Boozy Advent Calendars if you’re after wine, beer, or something stronger.
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 in case you know you’re going to wait. See the best food and drink subscriptions for last minute Christmas gifts.
From off-the-charts chocolate confections to charming chocolate items you can’t actually eat, these are the best Christmas gifts for chocolate lovers.
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.
Know a true meathead (in the nicest way possible)? Check out the best Christmas gifts for meat lovers on your list.
These delicious gifts are great for present swaps at the office (uhhh, maybe not this year), but also perfect for lots of other people on your list. See our favorite Secret Santa food gifts, from chocolate to hot sauce.
It is possible to support small businesses and still shop online. Check out these great Etsy food gifts for Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Even those who still aren’t over losing Mary, Mel, and Sue (or Sandi…) will cheer up when they unwrap these showstoppers. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2020: 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.
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.
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 Chowhound sister site CNET’s Best Wine Subscriptions guide.
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).
Know a wine or whiskey drinker who deserves to sip in style? Get them one of these fun and functional decanters.
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
If your main coffee addict is already full of beans and your top tea fan leaves you hanging when it comes to what they want, you can still delight them with a cute accessory like these charming (and useful) gifts for coffee and tea lovers. And don’t miss these 12 coffee products you never knew you needed (even if your recipient already has them, you might want to add them to your coffee nook!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good knives are absolutely essential in the kitchen, and any of these will make you look sharp. See the best affordable knives for 2019.
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 2020.
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 2020.
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 2020.
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 2020.
There’s a slew of new cookbooks coming out this fall that are perfect for gift-giving season. See our Favorite New Cookbooks for 2020.
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.
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.
Know a committed carnivore who loves to cook? See our picks for The Best Meat Cookbooks.
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.
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.
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.
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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