Best Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

Image Pexels CC0 LicenseBuying presents can be tricky, even when you know someone well it can still be a challenge to find them the perfect gift, whether it’s their birthday or another special occasion. Some people just seem to have everything they want and need, making them so hard to buy a present for. If your friend or family member appreciates delicious food, then why not buy them a gift that is literally good enough to eat? If you need some inspiration to help you find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life, take a look at these ideas to help you find an ideal present:

Letterbox Gift

In these times of social distancing, letterbox gifts have become big news and ideal for a contact-free delivery. You can buy almost anything as a letterbox gift, from books to toiletries. But, any food lover will appreciate a food gift dropping through their post box. Everyone loves receiving mail, but getting post is even better when there is something delicious inside!

Letterbox food gifts are available for a whole host of different treats, from gourmet brownies to sweets and macarons, so it won’t be hard to find the perfect items to send and bring some added sweetness to their special day.

Monthly Subscription

If your friend or family member has a passion for a specific type of food or drink, then why not set them up with a monthly subscription to give them a surprise foodie gift each month? The surprise element of monthly subscriptions makes them such an excellent present, as your recipient will not know which tasty treats to expect each month. There is an ever-growing number of food subscriptions services to choose from. The vast selection includes everything from coffees to herbs and spices, making a subscription box a perfect gift for everyone. 

Food From Overseas

Buying food from overseas is an ideal present for anyone with a craving for different flavours. Purchasing food from overseas is an excellent gift for people that have lived or travelled overseas in the past and will provide them with lots of happy foodie memories. Selecting food from another country as a present is such a thoughtful present and shows that you have put lots of effort into sourcing a gift with meaning. Websites such as Pigging Out offer an excellent choice of food from countries around the world, including Japanese food and drinks and American favourites. So, whether they are a big fan of Lucky Charms or are crazy about Chocomel, you will be able to find much-loved treats from overseas to create their ideal present.

Cookery Course

Most foodies are just as passionate about cooking as they are about eating. If this is true for your loved one, why not book them a place on a cookery course? Being taught how to cook by a professional chef is a memorable experience and provides an ideal opportunity to learn many new skills and techniques in the kitchen. There are cookery schools right across the country, and most specialise in specific types of cuisine, so you will be able to choose a course that is tailored to your recipient’s tastes. If there are no suitable courses in their area, you could buy them an online cookery course. Choosing an online cookery course means location is no barrier to them learning to cook their favourite foods, and they can do it from the comfort of their own kitchen.


A hamper packed full of delicious goods always makes a welcome present. Many department stores offer their own ready-made hampers, which are usually beautifully presented and are a great choice if you want a gorgeous gift to give but are short on time. Alternatively, you could make up your very own hamper and fill it with all their foodie favourites for them to enjoy at their leisure while relaxing at home.

Dining Experience

If you would like to plan an experience to remember and combine it with a foodie twist, you could book your loved one in for a dining experience. Dining experiences make unique gifts and are great presents for extra-special occasions such as big birthdays and anniversaries. There are lots of dining experiences to choose from, and you could select anything from a three-course dinner at a murder mystery event, dinner on board a steam train or river cruise, or how about dinner in a unique location such as The Shard in London? Whichever option you choose, your gift is sure to be appreciated.