best gourmet food and drink gifts

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

Do-Gooder Gifts That Are Also Delicious

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.

Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon

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.

Hot Gifts for Spice Fiends

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.

Food-Based Gifts for the Beauty-Obsessed

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.

Better-Than-Homemade Pies That Can Be Delivered to Your Door

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.

Unique Food and Drink Experiences

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.

Charming Etsy Food Gifts

Because handmade = extra-special (even if the items aren’t handmade by you, specifically). See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Etsy Food Gifts.

Last-Minute Secret Santa Gifts You Can Eat

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.

Best Gifts for Healthy Eaters

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.

Great Gift Ideas for Cheese Lovers

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.

Perfect Gifts for Peanut Butter 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.

Choice Gifts for Chocoholics

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.

The Best Gifts for Serious Carnivores

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.

The Best Gifts for Condiment Connoisseurs

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.

Edible Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

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.

Great Hanukkah Food Gifts

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

The Best Booze to Give to Those Who Like to Sip in Style

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.

Best High-End Craft Beers Over $25

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.

Best Sparkling Wine Gift Ideas

Break out the bubbly—but gift-wrap it first! See our Gift Guide for Sparkling Wine Connoisseurs.

Best Wine Subscriptions to Give as Gifts

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.

Best Beer Clubs and Beer Subscription Box Gift Ideas

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.

Best Holiday Beers to Give as Gifts

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.

Related Video: DIY Holiday Gifts: Insta-Infusions

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Jen is an associate content producer 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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