Do you have family or friends that are hard to buy for? Or a foodie friend who has everything? Give them the gift of food! You can't go wrong.
‘Tis the season to spread joy and cheer, be thankful for our loved ones - and attempt the elusive task of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
When it comes to those tricky to gift friends and family members, trust me when I say that gifts of food, beer, wine or cheese will never go out of style.
To make your gift giving as easy, and delicious, as possible, we've curated our pick for the top 25 best food gifts for the 2022 holiday season.
This carefully handpicked list is sure to come in handy for any foodie in your life. You may even end up getting something for yourself. Go ahead, you deserve it!
The Best Food Gifts for 2022
Before we jump into the goods, let's preface this list with a litlte housekeeping. For starters, a few of the following links may be affiliate links.
What's an affiliate link? It simply means we make a small comission should you choose to make a purchase with no additional cost to you.
While curating this list, we looked to include a wide variety of gifts covering a big spread of price points ot be as inclusive as possible.
The moral of the story? There truly is something here for every foodie or hard to shop for loved one on your holiday shopping list. Promise.
The trend toward specialty higher end olive oils and vinegars isn't just a bougie fad, and the Mini Essentials set from Brightland is proof.
With locally sourced ingredients, with no artificial preservatives or fillers, the quality here is legit and sure to impress your friend who is an avid cook.
Featuring varieties of extra virgin olive oil and two specialty vinegars in a luxe box for gifting, the set retais for $70.
This set of condiments from Brooklyn Delhi is perfect for the person that loves international cuisine, Indian fare, or trying new condiments and sauces.
Brooklyn Delhi is known for making unique and delicious condiments inspired by Indian cuisine with plant-based ingredients.
Featuring Tomato Achaar, Roasted Garlic Achaar, and Sweet Mango Chutney, the spicy and sweet trio gift set retails for $39.95 and includes a cute box.
We love this holiday cocktail kit from Mouth for all of our aspiring mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts - bascially another who loves a good cocktail recipe.
A cool cocktail crate holds an assortment of craft cocktail mixers and fixings, and even a cute little jigger for measuring and mixing. It retails for $136.
Recipients can shake up their game with this festive holiday cocktail kit that will have them running their own speakeasy in no time. I'll taste test!
The Grand Holiday Collection is one of those gifts that you could get for just about anyone. I mean, it’s ice cream. And not just any ice cream - it’s Jeni’s!
If you’re not familiar with this Columbus, Ohio turned national staple, then you better order an extra for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
The collection features six distinctive holiday flavors including Boozy Eggnog, Gooey Butter Cake, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Pistachio Macaron, Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks and White Chocolate Peppermint.
A perfectly crafted cheese gift set including honey, crackers, herbal tea and of course, cheese, we love the Hygge for the Holidays set from Jasper Hill Farm.
The trio of Jasper Hill Farm's best selling cheeses comes along with herbal tea, raw honey and Scandinavian-style Nordic Crisps make one seriously nice gift.
This gift set, priced at $99, is perfect for just about anyone and makes one incredible hostess gift if you're staying with family over the holidays.
Around here, we do truffles. Specifically, the truffles from Milk Bar. These little morsels of goodness will cure even the worst sweet tooth.
This year’s holiday assorted truffle box boasts flavors like B'day Cake Truffle, Chocolate B'day Cake Truffle, and Chocolate Mint Chip Cake Truffle.
The cute, gift-ready tin makes for an exceptional gift for a boss or co-working. The truffle box retails at $56 for the assortment.
Do you have someone that loves to make breakfast or have brunch parties? This is the gift set they need, and for only 80 bucks, it’s a total steal.
Various jams, spreads, syrup and baking mixes set the scene for a super cozy winter brunch on any given weekend. What better gift?!
We love this one for gifting your mother in-law or as one seriously sweet host or hostess gift this holiday season.
These cupcakes from Wicked Good Cupakes aren’t your average cupcakes. These little cakes come packed in jars, each one containing two cupcakes.
I mean, I don’t know about you, but I’m personally eating the whole jar at once! Especially since these cupcakes are so darn delicious. Trust me.
This 6-pack of cupcakes features favorite holiday classics and retails for $69.99 and makes a tasty and thoughtful gift.
When it comes to the bacon lover in your life, a bacon sampler from D'Artagan is the only gift they should be receiving this holiday season.
This isn’t your average grocery store bacon. For a retail price of $29.99 this is next level bacon that will leave you in hog heaven - pun intended.
Included in the sampler pack is uncured hickory smoked, uncured applewood smoked, and uncured smoked duck bacon. If you’re shopping for me, this is what I want.
The tradition of gifting citrus fruit during the holiday season dates back a long long time - but, mark my word, this is not your average citrus fruit.
Honeybells are a once-a-year citrus treat that combines a Dancy Tangerine and a Sweet Duncan Grapefruit for an amazing mash up of sweet and slightly sour.
Mini Honeybells are even sweeter due to their smaller size and concentrated flavor. These are a citrus lover’s dream fruit. Packs start at $32.99
Remember when subscriptions were just for magazines and newspapers? Now we have subscriptions for just about anything. In this case? Pasta!
With Food52's pasta subscritpion box you can choose either a 3 month or 6 month subscription, receiving (2) 16oz packages every month.
The featured Sfoglini pasta is small batch pasta made in Brooklyn, boasting fun and delicious flavors. Subscriptions start at $72 for the 3 month option.
There's no way this list was happening without a gift for the coffee lovers and this one is for the true coffee aficionado!
The Coffee Explorer Box from Driftaway starts at $33 for the small box. Each box contains 5 packs of whole bean coffee, and you pick the size of the packs.
The fun part is all info about the coffee is hidden so you can truly taste and experience it without any preconceptions. We love this gift!
Who doesn’t love a delicious flaky croissant?! Nobody raised their hand for that one, which is why these croissants from Williams Sonoma is such a great gift.
Created by master pastry chef Jean-Yves Charon in a traditional French style, these croissants will wow your friends and family.
You simply let the dough rise overnight and then bake them for 15 to 20 minutes. Choose from packs of 8, 15, or 30 starting at a retail price of $26.95.
These aren’t your average cookies, which is what makes the signature cookie assortment from Levain Bakery such an awesome gift for the holidays.
Each pack contains four flavors - Chocolate Chip Walnut, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip and Oatmeal Raisin.
The best part? Each cookie weighs in impressively at just shy of a half pound! Retail pricing starts at $29 for a pack of four cookies.
The Butcher's Choice subscription box from Porter Road is the perfect gift for the hardcore carnivore in your midst. It's like meat lover's pizza, only better.
For a start price of $120 get to choose which box you would like to gift and then add on as many extras as you want for your loved one.
We're talking anything from hotdogs to beef brisket and everything in between. Like I said - it's a meat lover's dream!
Do you know someone that moved away from their beloved NYC and forever talks about how much they miss it?!
With the New York Nostalgia Box from Russ & Daughters available through Gold Belly, you can help them experience a little nostalgia with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
Each box retails for $230 and serves 6 to 8 people boasting fresh bagels, lox and cream cheese from the famed New York City deli.
Berkshire Hogs are among the best in the world, first bred by Queen Victoria herself so this Berkshire Heritage Breed Sampler is particularly special.
Needless to say, this is the perfect gift for the lover of pork, charcuterie, and cured meats. At a retail price of $39.99 it makes a very cool gift.
When you don’t live anywhere near Maine or the East Coast for that matter, you have to improvise to get your lobster roll fix and this kit is the move!
Created by The Clam Shack you can now send anyone you love their famous lobstah rolls all over the country via Gold Belly.
The lobster roll kit includes lobster, rolls, mayo and butter and serves for a retail price of $124.95.
Not all sea salt is created equal and most of what you find at your local grocery store is only good to cook with, but not great for finishing.
This super flaky handcrafted salt will make your dishes pop with amazing flavor, which is why it makes such a great gift for a friend who loves to cook.
The jar trio box is a gift set comes packed with three varieties of salt and a cute little spoon in a gift box for a price of $45.
We all have a pepperhead or two in our circle. In our circle - it’s me. Hi! I am the hot sauce fanatic so I can personally confirm how great these sauces are.
The great thing about them is that they can be enjoyed by anyone that likes a little heat. None of them are devastatingly hot, but they do a great job at enhancing your dish.
This trio from Food52 makes a nice gift for anyone who likes to experiment with new sauces and retails for $28 to $46 depending on options.
Let's be real here - wine never makes a bad gift if you have a wine lover in your life, and we all have one or a few wine lovers in our lives.
Ideal for hosting or gifting, Seven Hill Winery's cabernet sauvignon collection comes with six bottles and retails for $175, which is a total steal for the quality.
If cabernet isn't the wine of choice for the wine lover you are gifting, they have tons of other great collections and gift options for great prices.
When it comes to macarons, Ladurée Paris is the number one choice for a luxury gift, which is why we love this box of macarons as a holiday gift this season.
Each pack comes with an assortment of 12 traditional and seasonal macarons, packaged in an elegant gift box and shipped in temperature-controlled boxes.
You can order your macarons through Gold Belly for a retail price of $45.50 and receive them in time for holiday gifting.
This gift box from Easern Standard Provisions Co. might be my favorite so far because it puts sweet and savory in one seriously beautiful gift set.
A variety of artisanal waffles and soft pretzels are paired with sauces for dipping and toppings like chili lime salt and French toast sugar. Sign me up!
This gift box will wow whatever friend or family member is lucky enough to receive it this holiday season. It retails for a price of $69.99.
Only click this link if you want the best cookies, you’ve ever had - I’m serious. I don’t joke around when it comes to cookies and Milk Jar Cookies are good.
For the friend or foodie who has everything, you simply can't go wrong with gifting them an assortment of the most popular flavors of Milk Jar Cookies.
Choose from a half dozen up to four dozen assorted cookies, starting at $22 and up depending on quantity. While you’re there, check out the cookie of the month club.
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Ryan is a food and writer from Toledo, Ohio where he's had a love affair with food since 1984. When he's not cooking or writing, he's planning the next he wants to eat.Christmas, Holidays, Gift Guide, Entertaining, Food Trends