If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, now’s the time to check your list (or write it up in the first place)! Whether you’re looking for that perfect present for your best friend, favorite family member, co-worker, or good neighbor, food is often a fantastic choice, because who doesn’t like to eat—and drink? From great individual food and drink gift ideas to ongoing food and beverage subscriptions, we’ve got suggestions for the best edible (and drinkable) presents for all sorts of palates, personalities, and situations.
Check out all of our gourmet food and drink gift guides below—and check back often, as we’ll be updating the list regularly!
Gourmet Food Gifts
There’s one way to make a great food gift even better: make sure it gives back in some way. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Eco-Friendly Food Gifts That Give Back.
Yes, you can score these Oprah-approved products on Amazon—and yes, of course there’s bread on the list (as well as chocolate, truffle hot sauce, and a snowman that melts into your drink)! See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Oprah’s Favorite Amazon Picks.
Have a hot head on your list? These gifts are *fire emoji* (aka perfect for them). See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Gifts for Heat Seekers.
Okay, so you can only technically eat one of these items, but they’re all made from edible, all-natural ingredients. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Food-Based Beauty Products.
Whether you need dessert for your own holiday table or want to show someone love via baked goods, these pies can be delivered nationwide. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Mail-Order Pies.
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 2018: Best Food and Drink Experiences.
Got a gift swap to attend and unsure what to get? Something delicious is a pretty sure bet. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Last-Minute Secret Santa Food Gifts.
Got a friend who loves to eat, but puts a premium on healthy habits? See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: 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 2018: Best Gifts for Cheese Lovers.
Know someone who’s nuts for PB? Show them you care with these gloriously sticky spreads and peanut butter flavored treats. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Gifts for Peanut Butter Lovers.
You can never go wrong with chocolate—but you don’t have to stop at boxed assortments, either. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Gifts for Cocoa Connoisseurs and Chocolate Obsessives.
From barbecue tools to charcuterie cookbooks, these gifts will make your favorite meat lover squeal with glee. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: For the Meat-Obsessed.
If you know someone obsessed with spreads, get them something delicious to slather on bread (and crackers, and veggies, and everything else). See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Our Favorite Dips, Spreads, and Butters.
We’re already about halfway through December, but you can still count down the 12 days of Christmas with a parade of edible treats. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars.
Hanukkah may be over this year, but these fabulous Jewish food gifts are still perfect for giving any enthusiastic eater throughout the holiday season. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Hanukkah Food Gifts.
Gourmet Drink Gifts
You miiight still get away with bringing Two-Buck Chuck to a casual hangout, but for the holidays, put a bow on a bottle of booze as special as the person you’re presenting it to. Or don’t even bother with the bow, because these high-end alcohols happen to be festively dressed already! See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Alcohol to Give as Gifts.
For the discerning beer drinker, these coveted cult faves and rare beers will hit the spot. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Expensive Beers.
Break out the bubbly—but gift-wrap it first! See our Gift Guide for Sparkling Wine Connoisseurs.
A nice bottle by itself is a great gift, but a wine subscription is the ultimate present for your favorite oenophile. See our Best Wine Subscriptions guide.
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.
Christmas beers are a long-standing tradition (we’re talking all the way back to Viking times), and these are some of the most festive bottles around today, perfect for slipping into someone’s stocking (or a gift bag). See our Best Holiday Beers Gift Ideas.
See our kitchenware gift guides for all the best kitchen gadgets, tools, and appliances to give this year too.
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