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20 Gift Ideas for Your Foodie Friend

If you’re shopping for a “foodie”—you know, someone who binged the entirety of Chef’s Table in a week, Instagrams every meal, and spends more time in Whole Foods than in their own apartment—you’ve come to the right place. From the best cast-iron Dutch oven to a gourmet spice set, we rounded up 20 holiday gifts for your favorite food lover.

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Anthropologie Slate Cheese Board

The one thing every Instagram foodie has in common? Stylish serveware. This chic black slate cheese board will rack up the comments.

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Click & Grow Smart Garden

Packaged herbs from the grocery store? You can do better than that, even if you don’t have the time, space, or energy to take up a gardening side-hustle. With this self-watering indoor smart garden, you’ll have the freshest food possible, all at just the click of a button.

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Mauviel M’heritage 250c Skillet

While on the pricier side, this chef-approved copper skillet is worth the investment for its impeccable quality, durability, and handmade French craftsmanship.

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Truff Hot Sauce

Hot sauce, meet truffle oil. Gourmet lovers will obsess over TRUFF, made with ripe chili peppers, organic agave nectar, black truffle oil from northern Italy, and savory spices for a one-of-a-kind flavor.

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Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Apron

Every head chef needs a signature apron, and a monogram makes it all the more special.

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Made In Cookware Blue Carbon Steel Wok

Help your favorite foodie develop a new skill set by gifting this Blue Carbon Steel wok, designed for rapid movement and high heat.

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PL8 Professional Mandoline

For many, the hardest part about cooking is the prep work—chopping up piles of veggies by hand is no quick feat. A quality mandoline will totally change that, with its slicing deck (that adjusts between four thicknesses) for uniform cuts every time.

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Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit

From France’s herbs de Provence to Morocco’s za’atar, this kit will take you around the world to experience the flavors of five different cuisines through 15 spice blends, complete with recipe and bread pairing suggestions.

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Adopt an Olive Tree Gift Box

Support Puglia's farmers and producers while giving your recipient a taste of fresh, organic, single-harvest olive oil with this gift box. It comes with a three-liter tin of olive oil, a ceramic cruet with a funnel, and a handmade wooden gift box, plus an adoption certificate for the tree the olive oil came from.

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Kate Spade Recipe Notebook

Keep track of your recipes (and pass them down to the next generation!) with this seven-section recipe notebook. Tip: to make the gift ultra-personal, include the secret recipe to your best dish inside.

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Murray's Cheeses of the World Sampler

Satisfy your foodie's cheese craving with this sampler from Murray's. Inside, you'll find six different individually-wrapped best-sellers, from High Plains Cheddar to Roomano Extra Aged Gouda.

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Atlas Marcato Pasta Machine

If a box of Barilla won’t cut it anymore, gift this authentic Italian pasta machine. Your aspiring chef will be whipping up batches of homemade spaghetti and fettuccine in no time.

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Sheet Pan: Delicious Recipes for Hands-Off Meals

For someone who loves cooking but lacks kitchen space, go for a no-fuss cookbook, like Sheet Pan, which delivers 112 pages of delicious single-sheet-pan recipes alongside appetizing imagery.

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Brightland The Duo Extra Virgin Olive Oils

We love the stylish aesthetic of this olive oil duo as much as we love the taste. One's made for slow-cooked comfort foods, while the other's meant for greens, dressings, and dips.

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Traditional Cooking Class in NYC

For those who appreciate an experience more than a material present, a cooking class is a unique way to show love and create a lasting memory. NYC residents, check out this traditional Nepali home-cooking course to start.

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Staub Round Cocotte

French ovens are known for their exceptional slow-cooking abilities due to the even heating properties of thick cast iron. This enameled one by Staub is made to last a lifetime, known for its high-quality construction, and comes in fun bright colors.

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Jack's Wife Freda: Cooking from New York's West Village

New York City foodies know and love Jack’s Wife Freda for its American-Mediterranean comfort food—and perhaps the trendiest brunch in Manhattan. Now, they can make it themselves with this 256-page cookbook from Chef Julia Jaksic.

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Bernardaud Kintsugi-Sarkis Dinnerware Collection

A five-star-worthy meal served on plain old plates? No, thank you! If you want to treat your guests to the ultimate luxe dining experience, invest in this modern 24K gold-adorned dinnerware collection.

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: A Collection of 20 Prints

Every foodie’s obsessed with Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (the book for OGs, the Netflix show for bandwagon followers). Now, the fandom can be displayed everywhere with this collection of 20 gorgeous pen-and-watercolor food prints, perfect for framing in the kitchen.

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A food tour in your city

The best way to get to know a new city—or even the place you’ve lived for years—is with a food tour of the area’s top spots. This type of experience makes an especially thoughtful gift for a significant other, as an activity you can do together. As they say, the way to the heart is through the stomach, after all.

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