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Need a Christmas gift for a hot sauce lover on your list? These gifts are on fire—and most are on Amazon, so if you have Prime, you can still get them in time!

We all have that one friend or family member who is genetically blessed with furnace-like qualities, and an encompassing love of all things spicy.

You know the one I’m talking about. The one who can count on one hand the number of days in the last decade where they didn’t ingest some sort of hot pepper product. The person who always takes the bait for an extreme heat eating challenge. The family member who casually hinted that they miiiight actually enjoy a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey at Thanksgiving, and claims through watering eyes that “no, this spicy margarita is still not spicy enough.”

Related Reading: What Is the Difference Between Sweet and Hot Peppers? | 11 Spicy Snack Recipes for Heat Seekers

You know them, and you love them, so in honor of the hot pepper-obsessed among us we’ve rounded up an inferno of gift ideas from the mild to the wild and even a few that are off-the-Scoville-chart to delight all levels of heat seekers in your life.

Spicy Novelties

Budget, space, and time-friendly, for just a dash of heat.

Tapatío Hot Socks, $11 on Amazon

Tapatio hot sauce socks


For an added “kick” in the step of your favorite hot sauce aficionado, who doubtlessly knows there are other go-to options besides Sriracha and Tabasco.Buy Now

Sriracha Keychain, $14.99 on Amazon

Sriracha people reeeeally like Sriracha so if you know one of them, this nifty keychain should bring a smile to their face.Buy Now

World’s Hottest Chocolate Bar, $18.99 on Amazon


A mere four ounces of “hellfire-infused” chocolate bearing the heat of 900 jalapeños dares your heat-seeker to take the 12-minute challenge, eating a single square every 60 seconds.Buy Now

Righteous Felon Habanero Beef Jerky, 2 packs for $12.99 on Amazon

Righteous Felon Habanero Beef Jerky, 2 packs


A more traditional take on a spicy snack, habanero-spiked jerky makes a fine stocking stuffer for any meat lover you may know.Buy Now

Feelin’ Saucy

You’ll always be on fire with a gift of a new or cleverly named hot sauce. Here we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gift sets.

Aubrey D. Extreme Hot Sauce Sampler, $27.99 on Amazon

When the spice girl or boy in your life can’t be bothered with mild or medium options, try this sampler which includes extremely hot, seventh-circle-of-hell, and are-you-trying-to-kill-me selections, featuring the world’s hottest peppers.Buy Now

The Good Hurt Fuego Sampler, $39.99 on Amazon

The Good Hurt Fuego Sampler


Adorably packaged and internationally themed, this sampler isn’t only about the heat, but also about the flavor, with sauces such as Garlic Herb and Smoky Bourbon. Try it for the firemouth whose taste buds are still remarkably intact.Buy Now

Fuego Box Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription, $120 at Food52

hot sauce subscription


Since you yourself are no mild-level gift giver, why not try a hot sauce subscription box so that your heat fiend gets a monthly reminder of just how hot you yourself are.Buy Now

Dazed and Infused

Because spicy things need love, too. Despite the heat, hot peppers play quite nicely with a variety of other flavors and textures, and we have the gifts to prove it.

Bees Knees Spicy Honey, $14.99 on Amazon

Bushwick Kitchen

Spicy meets sweet in this hot honey—a metaphor for your relationship, perhaps?Buy Now

A L’Olivier Espelette Pepper Extra Virgin Olive, $19.95 at Sur La Table

Sur la Table

Espelette is a chili native to the Basque region of Spain and lends a subtle heat to this good olive oil. Use it for dressings and sauces or simply drizzle on a plate and sop it up with some good crusty bread. (For something similar on Amazon, check out this hot pepper infused olive oil.)Buy Now

Truffle Hot Sauce, $17.98 on Truff


Because your loved one is more than just a one-dimensional firecracker. They too can appreciate their heat with some nuance, umami, and luxury. (There’s also a limited edition white truffle hot sauce for 2019, which made Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon list.)Buy Now

Hot For Teacher

If your fiery friend or relative is the type whose passion for peppers extends beyond the mere sensory, and into the cerebral, here are a few gift ideas to stoke their brain flames.

Great Chile Poster, $13.99 on Amazon


Available in both dried and fresh varieties, these posters are both decorative and informative, for the pepper lover who’s also an insufferable (read: lovable) know-it-all.Buy Now

Hot Sauce Nation, $16.19 on Amazon


The definitive guide for understanding how this addiction to flavor-pain came to be.Buy Now

Feel The Burn

Gifts for the spicy-savvy who can appreciate the delayed gratification of a DIY experience where you might just have to earn the sweat.

Heatonist Tasting Room Gift Card


Along with the national craze for hot sauce comes the inevitable hot sauce sommelier. If your city hosts a hot sauce shop with tastings or classes, such as Brooklyn’s Heatonist, make it a day of fun/pain with a gift card.Buy Now

Chili Lab, $49.95 at Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Just make sure to keep the windows cracked when you dive into a do-it-yourself hot sauce making kit, where the fun isn’t only in the sauce, but also in coming up with a fire-branded name for your bespoke concoction.Buy Now

Chili Pepper Roasting Rack and Corer Set, $15.22 on Amazon

Chili Pepper Roasting Rack and Corer Set


Make roasted and stuffed jalapeños for your next party and blow a few minds (and tongues). The easy corer makes prep a breeze and the roasting rack ensures those gorgeous peppers cook evenly and without dumping over.Buy Now

The Ultimate Pain

Carolina Reapers, $8.99 on Amazon


For that person for whom the term “thunderclap headache” inspired envy, rather than fear, you know what you have to do.Buy Now

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Header image courtesy of Williams Sonoma.

Pamela Vachon is a freelance writer based in Astoria, NY whose work has also appeared on CNET, Cheese Professor, Alcohol Professor, and Diced. She is also a certified sommelier, voiceover artist, and an avid lover of all things pickled or fermented.
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