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If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, well, who could blame you? It’s only just officially become fall, but now’s the time to start checking your list (or start writing 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 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.

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Gourmet Food Gifts

Edible Advent Calendars for 2019

Harry and David 12 Days of Christmas gift tower

Harry and David

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.

The Best New Cookbooks for 2019

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There’s a slew of new cookbooks coming out this fall 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.

Hot Gifts for Spice Fiends

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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.

Star Gifts for “The Great British Baking Show” Fans

"The Great British Bake Off" Coloring Book


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”.

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

Harry and David deep dish pumpkin pie

Harry and David

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 2019: The Best Mail-Order Pies.

Best Gifts for Healthy Eaters

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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

Harry and David cheese gift

Harry and David

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

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The Safari Collection

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

Gourmet Drink Gifts

Best Beer Clubs and Beer Subscription Box Gift Ideas

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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 Wine Subscriptions to Give as Gifts

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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.

Accessories That Make Drinking Wine Even More Fun

wine decanter set


Whether you give one of these in conjunction with the wine itself or not, there’s something here to delight every type of vino devotee. See some of our favorite Gifts for Wine Lovers.

We’ll be updating our 2018 kitchenware gift guides soon too, for all the best kitchen gadgets, tools, and appliances to give.

Related Video: Insta-Infusions Are an Ingenious DIY Holiday Gift

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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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