24 Last-Minute Gifts for Every Foodie on Your List

Beth Stebner
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24 Last-Minute Gifts for Every Foodie on Your List
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The key with gifting the ultimate foodie comes down to good taste. Don’t pick something just because it sounds fancy or exotic; pick it because it’s something you know your friend would love. Good design and packaging go a long way in that department, as do simple things that’ll brighten up a kitchen, become an entertaining MVP, and—of course—things that just taste awesome.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 24 perfect gifts that’ll suit serious foodies, but also anyone who appreciates small luxuries.

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For the pastry-obsessed among your friends.

Scandinavian Baking: Loving Baking at Home, $22.53; at Barnes & Noble

Because nothing ruins an otherwise good pancake breakfast faster than some lackluster syrup.

Mixed Made Spicy Maple Syrup, $15; at Food52

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Because not having every spice on hand is a disaster of national proportions.

Mobile Foodie Survival Kit, $26; at Uncommon Goods

When you’re giving this as a gift, what you’re really giving is down time.

Afternoon Tea-Time Box Set, $150; at Simon LeBlanc

Ditch those supermarket plastic pots for a place your herbs will be proud to grow.

U-Herb Indoor Garden, $225; at Into Concrete

Give your mixologist friend everything she needs to make the ultimate G&T.

Gin and Tonic Kit, $132; at Mouth

For the ultimate cookie lover on your list.

Cookie Love: 60 Recipes and Techniques for Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary, $24.99; at Barnes & Noble

One of the sweetest things you could get.

Cheese Complementing Honey Flight, $52; at Poketo

Good for burgeoning and top chefs alike, this kit comes with an apron, coasters, cookbook, and more.

Carline Z. Hurley Home Cook’s Kit; $95; at Of a Kind

Unsure what to make? Why not roll the dice and see what gourmet option awaits?

Seasonal Dinners Foodie Dice, $38; at Foodie Dice

Spotted in every food blogger's kitchen, like, ever.

Smeg 4-Slice Toaster, $199.95; at Williams-Sonoma

Because nothing says you have good taste quite like champagne and truffles.

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, $19; at Bloomingdale's

Spread this on your morning toast, dollop it on a warm pastry, or use as a delicious crepe filling.

Seascape Strawberry & Rose Geranium Jam, $12; at The Fare Trade

Keep your fancy cheeses cold and stylish at the same time.

Marble & Wood Cheese Boards, $29.95 to $49.95; at Williams-Sonoma

Has anyone ever complained after getting wine as a present? Didn't think so.

Luxe Holiday Wine Pack with Reds, $99; at Club W

Taking coffee to a whole new dimension.

Tres Dimensiones Collection, $35; at Intelligentsia Coffee

The fanciest way to display kitchen essentials like vanilla, sea salt, and other cooking basics—and not-so-basics.

Essentials Kitchen Collection, $425; at ILA

If dragging yourself out of bed on the weekends isn’t your jam, getting your foodie friends this set means you can binge Netflix all day without the residual guilt.

Brunch in a Bag, $83; at Mouth

Featuring holiday flavors like gingerbread and cranberry.

Limited Edition Holiday Chocolate Truffles, $16; at Godiva

For the friend who never knows what to make for dinner.

The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure, $24.99; at IndieBound

For any condiment connoisseur, a simple Heinz ketchup just won’t cut it.

Hatchup Ketchup, $8; at The Fare Trade

A must-have for keeping your iPad or old-school cookbook at the ready in the kitchen.

Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Wood iPad Stand, $65.50; at Nordstrom

For budding mixologists who want to raise the bar.

Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails, $25; at IndieBound

The holy bible for cooks.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Boxed Set, $99.99; at Shop PBS

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