November is now upon us, which means it’s time to start your holiday shopping (or at least start writing up your list in the first place, even if you’re not quite up to checking it off).
Whether you’re looking for that perfect present for your best friend, favorite family member, co-worker, good neighbor, or mere acquaintance, food is often a fantastic choice, because who doesn’t like to eat—and drink? From fabulous individual food and drink gift ideas to ongoing food and beverage subscriptions and even tools to help your foodie friends and fam make great meals at home, we’ve got suggestions for the best 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 and adding new options for this year. Click a link below to jump to a specific category or just keep scrolling to see them all!
Gourmet Food Gifts
Get ready to count down the days til Christmas with a parade of edible (or drinkable) treats. See our picks for the Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
Know a committed carnivore who loves to cook? See our picks for The Best Meat Cookbooks.
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