Gift Ideas

Need the perfect gift for a food lover? Ask like-minded Chowhounds for suggestions and share the best gifts you've gotten.

Stocking Stuffers for the Food-Obsessed

Sometimes a stocking stuffer is so on point, you like it better than any of the larger presents under the tree. Give that kind of gift. The present for the gourmand in your life doesn't have to be expensive...

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Easter Treats to Ship

by hotoynoodle 4 years ago

I have a few friends with little kids and i'd like to ship some Easter goodies. Am not great with free-handing royal icing decorating so not keen on messing with that. Will make "marbled" coo...

Best gift for a food lover?

by fooddreaming 4 years ago

My best friend birthday is in a couple of weeks and I want to give her something unique. She loves running, food and also like to collection hats. I did my research and I food this site that for ev...

Teacher's gift - filling a mug

by pumpkinspice 4 years ago

I bought a bunch of super cute Kate Spade mugs for my daughter's daycare teachers, they didn't come in a fancy box so I am looking to fill them with something (I have 12 to fill and the facility is...

LA restaurant recommendation for a gift

by LauraJeanMC 4 years ago

My son just moved to LA and I'd like to give him a gift card to a nice restaurant. Any recommendations? He is an artist working for Nickelodeon. He is a fabulous cook and loves anything different...

Present for a Chef

by mash1982 4 years ago

what can I give as a small birthday present to someone who is professional chef from Italy? Budget up to $100, but would prefer to spend less.

Suggestions for treat box

by dzh115 4 years ago

I am wanting to give a few of my coworkers a small box with baked treats. Ideally it would be an assortment of not too sweet small items that keep well for a day or two at room temperature. I have ...

Gourmet Walnut Gift Tin Help!

by aw1338 4 years ago

Hi! I'm trying to find these walnuts that my boyfriend was gifted once and loved. It was an assortment of different types of walnuts, some covered in chocolate, sugar, etc., in a gift tin and the o...

Help me figure out this Christmas present

by _A11is0n_ 4 years ago

My mom asked for a "cast iron pan to make cornbread and pineapple upside-down cake." ...So I am assuming she meant a skillet and not a cast iron cake/baking pan but what size? 10in? 12in?

Copper Tips - Early Christmas!

by Cam14 4 years ago

There was a warehouse deal Santa Claus couldn't pass up and I have an early Christmas gift. A beautiful set of Bourgeat copper, 8 pc., 4 pans and 4 lids. Wow! Love the sturdy look and the cast...

Seattle-specific travel-friendly food or kitchenware gift

by nepenthes 4 years ago

I'm going to a wedding of two chefs in New York. I'd love to bring them something they can't get at home, especially if there's a chance I can bring it as a carry-on. A big ol' chinook sounds oka...

Gift for a Mexican/Mexican-American family

by JBinOC 4 years ago

Any ideas of an appropriate, impactful food (or beverage) gift for a Mexican/Mexican-American family? Wife + husband have lived in Southern California for about 25 years after emigrating as ad...

Truffle-related gift in the D.C. area?

by kathryneganbrown 4 years ago

Hi, all! My husband is rather fond of truffles (sadly, I'm one of those people for whom truffles just taste like...garlic). He dreams of truffle hunting in France one day, but with two young kids, ...

Food gifts from Stockholm?

by lotsoforegano 4 years ago

I'm going to be on my first trip to Stockholm in October. Any suggestions for presents to bring back to friends and family in the US? I'm really looking for presents that are (1) unavailable or not...

D.C./Baltimore "food excursion" gift ideas?

by kathryneganbrown 4 years ago

Hello, all! I previously posted about finding ideas for a truffle-related birthday excursion gift for my husband, but that has been a bust (the only truffiere in the area won't do tours). I'd love ...

Foods local to San Antonio

by gtch4ever 4 years ago

Hi, I'm hosting a corporate event in San Antonio in early August. I want a parting gift of food, that represents the city well. We've done cookies the past 6 years, so trying to stay away from bak...

Luxardos substitute

by roux42 4 years ago

Hello folks, I make Maraschino cherries to give as gifts every summer to give away in December and I am looking for an inexpensive Luxardos substitute to make them with. Any ideas or suggestions?

What are some good items to send to someone in Australia?

by chickennuggets 5 years ago

My friend is sending me some things from where she's from, and I want to send her some thing from the US. What are some good candies or snacks to send to her in Australia?

Gift of Food Delivered in Vancouver?

by Crepes Suzette 10 years ago

I will be staying with friends in Vancouver this weekend and I'm looking to send them a food type of thank you gift. Something more interesting than a fruit basket - not a gift card to a restaurant...

Holiday Treats 2016

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 years ago

As we gear up for the winter holidays, let's talk treats! Whether it's cookies, candy, savory snacks, homemade condiments or boozy creations, please share plans and ideas for gifts, host/hostess of...

Interesting, unusual (and cheap) foods as Xmas presents

MplsM ary
by MplsM ary 6 years ago

I am seriously vexed. I just received my sister's Christmas wish list and it reads thusly: "Byerly's (a local store that has solid bottom, fold-able bags that rock!) grocery bags, good sour-cherry ...