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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Food Lovers

We've rounded up the best Christmas gifts for everyone on your list, from the gadget lover to the gracious host to your pup. There's a present for everyone in Taste of Home's 2018 gift guide.

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Dr Pepper Barbecue SauceTaste of Home

For the People Who Love Your Cooking

Who doesn’t love a homemade treat? These food gift ideas (like Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce) are perfect for whipping up in big batches. Stir some of these up as a thank you to your gal pals, a holiday treat for friends or a gift for your neighbors.

Don’t miss these gifts in a jar!

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BLB Cookie Scoop

For the Gadget Lover

Cooking a good meal doesn’t have to require loads of time when you have our top-rated gadgets—like this cookie scoop—on hand.

These As-Seen-on-TV gadgets are sure to win hearts, too!

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Instant Pot Duovia amazon.com

For the Multitasker

Help your loved one clear out the clutter—and make their kitchen more functional—with multi-use kitchen gadgets, like this pressure cooker.

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38 Coffee Decorating Stencils, Magnolora Coffee Art Stencils Barista Template for All Kinds of Mousse, Cut Cake, Birthday Cake, Coffee + 1 Piece Coffee Latte Art PenAmazon

For the Quirky Cook

Funny and functional, these kitchen gadgets—including this set of coffee stencils—happen to make some of the best gifts for cooks and food lovers.

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Smart Tea Infuservia surlatable.com

For the Tech Geek

Here’s a handful of high-tech smart kitchen gadgets to make cooking even more satisfying, like a smart tea infuser. Find the perfect gift for your favorite geek—even if that’s you!

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reusable baking cupsAmazon

For the Baker

For the person you know who’s always baking, the gift ideas are endless! Think silicone baking cups, icing tools and a handy-dandy rolling pin.

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KitchenAid Sheet Cuttervia Amazon.com

For the KitchenAid Owner

The KitchenAid stand mixer doesn’t just mix, whip and knead. These genius attachments (including this veggie sheet cutter—hello, low-carb lasagna) make it the most helpful tool in the kitchen.

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Foodie diceAmazon.com/Two Tumbleweeds

For the Newbie Cook

These go-to gadgets help with dinner ideas, cut down on prep, save space and make time spent in the kitchen feel so much more fun.

Psst: They’ll love these meal prep tools, too.

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Modern Sprout

For the Gracious Host

When you’re a guest, it’s always smart to give your host a little token of your appreciation. Try these unique hostess gifts—from herb kits to cheese boards—that aren’t your standard bottle of wine.

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Blu Monaco Wood Serving Trayvia Amazon

For Newlyweds

The happy couples in your life will love these gift ideas—including this serving tray set—long after they say “I do.”

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For the Fashionista

Dancing between sweet and savory, there are a ton of fashion accessories modeled after food (aww, it’s a doughnut necklace!). We can’t get enough of these fun finds.

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tropical productsAmazon

For the Armchair Traveler

Heat up their kitchen with these tropical accessories. From hand towels to tea infusers, you’ll find something that fits their style.

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For the Far-Flung Friend

From wine and chocolate to snacks and cocktails, here are the best subscription boxes to give to a foodie friend—or treat yourself, because you deserve it.

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Jaemor Farms

For the Locavore

Every state in the good ol’ US of A produces something special, whether it’s cheese from Wisconsin or peaches from Georgia. These are some of the best food gifts you can order (including a few you might want for yourself).

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Patisserie Pear Anglaise Candle, 8.1 oz.Sur la table

For Mom

Treat your mom to something special, like a soothing soy candle or cross-body bag, to show her how much you love and appreciate her.

Want more inspiration for the holidays? Check out our recommended gifts for mom.

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For Dad

Finding a gift for the man in your life isn’t always an easy task. But if he’s an at-home chef (or wants to be) we can help you find something perfect, like this durable apron.

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Best Gifts for Teens, felt board

For Your Teen

From Instagram-worthy treasures (like this felt message board) to cooking gadgets that’ll shine in the dorm room, these gifts are perfect for any teen (or teen at heart!). Check out our other holiday teen gift ideas too.

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For Your Kids

Have kids who are excited about cooking? Take a look at these holiday gifts, like this adjustable kitchen stool, that are perfect for your pint-sized chef!

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Gifts for dogsvia amazon.com

For Your Pooch

Treat your furry friend to something special. Check out some of our favorite gifts for dogs, including chic collars, durable toys, homemade treats and more.

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cooking pot to use over a fire when camping

For the Outdoorsy Type

This campsite gear—from a cookware set to expandable roasting sticks—turns the great outdoors into a great kitchen. The best part is, it won’t even take up too much space in the car or camper.

Next, check out our must-have cast iron accessories.

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Tailgating Table- Collapsible Folding Camping Table with Insulated Cooler, Food Basket and Travel Bag for Barbecue, Picnic & TailgateAmazon

For the Tailgater

They’ll be crowned Game Day King or Queen thanks to helpful and conversation-starting tailgating gear like this smart stowaway table.

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Creative Co-Op 2-Tier Bar Cartvia surlatable.com

The Entertainer

Treat the party-planner in your life to something special, like a fondue set or bar cart. Get ready for them to be the host with the most!

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bbq smokerWilliams Sonoma

For the Griller

What do you get the griller who seems to have everything? These great products, like this stainless steel smoker box, will help your favorite Grillmaster go beyond typical BBQ in surprisingly delicious ways.

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For the Foodie

We all have a friend who loves to embrace the latest culinary trends! To help you wrap up the right gifts for foodies, we’ve rounded up some indulgent ideas, like edible cookie dough and a best-selling cookbook.

Here’s more gift ideas for the foodie in your life.

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Spa gifts for mom

For the Spa-Goer

Kick back and relax with some of our favorite spa gifts, like bath tea and rose sheet masks. Perfect for Mom, Grandma or your best friend, these presents are essential for chilling out.

Tuck in a jar of this DIY coffee scrub, too!

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Gifts for gardenersvia Amazon.com

For the Gardener

Looking for gifts for gardeners? We’ve rounded up some of the cutest (and most practical) gifts, including this harvest basket, for all those green thumbs out there.

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Amazon

For the Crafter

Got creative gal pals? From washi tape to a crochet hook case, these gifts for crafters are perfect for inspiring your maker friends (and even to grab for yourself).

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For the Pyrex Collector

We found the best gifts for vintage Pyrex lovers (besides more Pyrex!). Discover some of our favorite presents—like retro wall art—inspired by those iconic designs.

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pizza pool floatAmazon.com

For the Pizza Lover

Indulge yourself and your pizza-obsessed friends with these must-have gifts for pizza lovers, like this pizza raft.

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gifts for chocolate cookie lovers, cookie shot glass moldAmazon

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Lover

Do you have a Cookie Monster in your life? Whether you choose cookie shot glass molds or the ultimate cookie cookbook, these are the gifts they need now!

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For the Breakfast Lover

Eggs, bacon, pancakes, doughnuts—we’re here for all of that, sometimes at any hour of the day. If you know someone like this, these gift ideas (yep, that’s a doughnut shower curtain) will be right up their alley, ready to make their daydreams come true.

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For the Butter Lover

We’ve rounded up 10 gadget-y gifts, like this pretty butter keeper, for the butter lover in your life—and where to find ’em. You “butter” start shopping!

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Amazon

For the Cheese Lover

Know any cheese lovers? Of course you do! You’ll want to get your hands on our best gifts for cheese lovers. From a marble and wood cheeseboard to a silly queso bowl, these presents are practical, fun and just a little bit cheesy.

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For the Wine Lover

From a fun wine bottle puzzle to champagne gummy bears, these gift ideas for wine lovers all go perfectly with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Taste of Home

For the Chocolate Lover

These scrumptious Christmas chocolate treats—peppermint cookies, gingery bonbons and more—are the perfect gifts for every sweet-lover on your list.

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Melting DomeAmazon

For the Burger Lover

Know someone who would eat a burger every day if they could? Buy them one of these gifts that boast both form and function. (This melting dome will change the way they think about cheeseburgers forever.)

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Donut mugAmazon / Comfify

For the Doughnut Lover

Treat yourself and your doughnut-loving friends with this must-have gift guide of silly mugs, a doughnut maker, even decor!

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I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - White - Holiday Decor - Unframed 11x14 Art PrintAmazon

For the Christmas Movie Aficionado

Pick up a gift for your favorite Christmas film fanatic (how about this White Christmas print?)…after you pass through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, that is!

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Harry Potter kitchen spoons Amazon / Out On A LimbAmazon / Out On A Limb

For the Muggle

We’ve rounded up the best ways to bring some magic to your kitchen with these adorable (and practical) Harry Potter-inspired kitchen gadgets, from wooden spoons to cookie stamps.

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For the Star Wars Fan

We’ve rounded up all the best Star Wars-themed kitchen gadgets, like this Death Star popcorn maker, to help make your cooking and baking the best in the galaxy.

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For the Celebrity Chef Fan

Who better to learn from than the pros? Here are the kitchen tools these big-name chefs swear by. We’re talking Christina Tosi’s beloved cake collars, Alton Brown’s immersion blender, Ina Garten’s sheet pans and more.

Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Ellie Martin Cliffe
Now an executive editor at Taste of Home, Ellie has been writing about food and parenting for more than a decade. When she isn't at TOH HQ, she's likely trying gluten- and dairy-free recipes, canning whatever's in season, listening to anything with a fiddle, or playing Uno with her family.

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