This holiday season, get something delectable for the foodie on your list. We’ve got gifts to inspire you from local gift cards to gourmet vanilla and more!
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Woman-Owned Gourmet Vanilla
The bakers on your list are covered thanks to this vanilla! The Sweetest Bean is a female-owned company that started out of a filmmaker’s trip to Uganda. The filmmaker went in search of her movie and found so much more in the form of Ugandan kids.
According to their website, “she just moved in with them—for seven years—starting businesses to sustain their education and their dreams. From taxi cabs to farming to a radio show, the community of kids grew up and needed employment to sustain their future. Thus, in 2014, the vanilla vision was realized.”
Not only is this vanilla some of the best I’ve ever had (and I am a self-appointed gourmet vanilla connoisseur) but it’s also helping in the fight against oppression. Check out their products here.
The BEST Beef Jerky
We first fell in love with Righteous Felon Beef Jerky back in 2023 and it’s been hard to find any jerky that competes! Spoil the jerky lover on your list this year with an eight-pack sampler. Start shopping for this flavorful jerky here.
Reba McEntire’s New Book
Reba McEntire’s new lifestyle book is on sale now, just in time for your holiday shopping! Although this isn’t just a cookbook, it does have a collection of recipes in it. Just consider the stories, photos and life tips added bonuses.
If you’d rather gift the audiobook version, your foodie friend will enjoy listening to McEntire voice this one herself. There are also conversations with her family and friends including Dolly Parton, Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Tony Brown, Kristin Chenoweth and even her siblings. You can actually hear a preview here.
Purchase Not That Fancy here.
Truffle Collection Gift Set
A serious foodie will love this gift set from TruffleHunter. The set includes Flaked Black Truffle Sea Salt (1.4oz), White Truffle Honey (2.1oz), White Truffle Oil (100 ml) and Black Truffle Oil. Order your gift sets here now.
Chocolate Holiday Gift Set
Looking for delicious stocking stuffers? Look no further! These milk chocolate covered treats include sandwich cookies, graham crackers and pretzels. Shopping for three foodies? Put one in each of their stockings!
These are also great treats to bring to holiday parties. Bring them to the holiday party host or place them in festive partyware for your own holiday shindig. Whatever you’re doing, you won’t be disappointed with this gift set!
Wagyu Beef – Delivered!
If you really want to spoil someone on your list, this is how to do it! KC Cattle Company is a veteran owned and operated family business. According to a release, “Patrick Montgomery started the company to continue serving those he served with during his time of service as an Army Ranger with 1st Ranger Battalion. In addition to creating delicious meat products, his goal is to mentor and employ veterans to honor his brother in law who was killed in action the summer of 2011. They ethically raise cattle in a stress-free environment on the ranch where he lives with his family. Their meat is antibiotic and hormone-free. They only serve up superior protein with a palatable difference. All protein is sourced from farms with responsible and ethical practices.” Shop here.
If you’re on TikTok, you may have seen the veggie dicer that is taking the app by storm. Content creators are showing how they make chopped salads full of fresh veggies and they always look good, healthy and so simple! Wrap one for your favorite foodie. Shop on Amazon.
Who wouldn’t be thrilled to get cheese this holiday season?! This premium cheese makes a great snack for the busy cheese lover but it’s also a great addition to your charcuterie boards. These little pearls come in original, natural wood smoked (sounds amazing!) and fun new flavors. Apparently their wasabi is pretty spectacular! Find out more and shop here.
Puckett’s Premium Goo Goo
Here’s a Nashville one for you! If you have out-of-state friends that love Nashville, ship them a little piece of Music City with this collaboration. “Celebrate two legendary Nashville businesses with the Puckett’s Premium Goo Goo, a decadent confection based on Puckett’s Deep Fried Brownie Sundae combing flavors of the restaurant’s dessert and infamous barbecue in layers of brownie, salted caramel, pecans, and spiced shortbread all covered in dark chocolate. The spiced ingredients are seasoned with Puckett’s BBQ Rub for a unique savory taste known to Puckett’s fans everywhere.” You can shop these stocking stuffers here or pick them up at Puckett’s!
Olive Oil Spice Infusion Gift Set
This gift set includes various oils and spices for mixing and matching to create different flavors for different meals. This is a really fun gift for anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen. It comes in a box with information about the set so just grab a recyclable (or reused!) gift bag and it’s ready to go.
Five Points Pizza Gift Card
A Five Points Gift Card is honestly a great gift for anyone on your list and you’re supporting a local business! You can shop for the foodies but also your co-workers, friends and family. Get a gift card or some Five Points merch here and if you shop between Black Friday and New Year’s Eve, you will receive a free order of garlic knots card, which can be shared with the gift card recipient, stuffed into a stocking or used personally.
Nashville’s Whiskey Hound Seasoning + Sauces
This may be my favorite addition to the 2023 food gift guide. They sent Nashville Noise a gift package to try and I’ve been playing around with the different variations (stay tuned for more on that). Nashville’s Whiskey Hound was created by whiskey lovers who wanted their spirit sauces to taste like the spirits! So they set out to do it themselves. The best part? Their spirits are locally sourced! Find out more about them and shop here. They offer free shipping over $35 and we recommend the gift box!
New Kitchen Tools
Coutelier NOLA has a plethora of new kitchen tools for your favorite chef, no matter their skillset. These are curated by Chef and Restaurant Owner Jacqueline Blanchard, the owner of sukeban in New Orleans. Check out these great holiday gifts here.
The Cookbook for Foodies who Love Pickleball
Sherri Holzer just released her cookbook, Everything but the Kitchen Dink, and this is the gift for pickleball lovers! These recipes are for any level pickleball athlete with any level of cooking skills. According to her website, she blended her “nutrition expertise with a Mediterranean lifestyle background.” The cookbook has recipes for pickleball snacks as well as delicious family dinners.
Everything but the Kitchen Dink is available now and, because it’s a hardback book, this is the perfect present to put under the tree this year. Order yours here.
Personalized Chef Coat
Give a custom gift this year. Someone special will love unwrapping a personalized, unisex chef coat. The material is poplin and it comes in black or white and is hand wash only. Order this one early so you get it in time for the holiday you celebrate.
Tessa Kiros’ Newest Cookbook
Now & Then: A Collection of Recipes for Always, was just released and it’s a collection of various recipes from throughout Kiros’ life. Amazon says, “This quintessential collection of more than 150 new recipes is accompanied by Tessa’s personal reflections and favourite food memories. Longtime fans will rejoice in her best work yet, and aspiring young cooks will quickly discover how and why she has redefined the modern cookbook.” Order this cookbook here.
Small Batch Kitchen Spreads + Condiments
Honestly, I am drooling thinking about this inclusion! Small Batch Kitchen’s condiments are full of so much flavor. These are the perfect gift for friends who love charcuterie boards and sandwiches! The garlic mustard instantly elevated a simple turkey sandwich and the peach ginger fruit spread is going to be delicious with cheeses. Another thing we love about this company is how they include pairings on the back of the jar along with cheese pairings. Check them out and stock up here.
Pastaria’s Holiday Gift Baskets
Experiences are greater than presents but this one combines the two! Give some of your favorite people a date night or a family night with these gift baskets from Pastaria. The date night basket includes 1 bottle of wine, a pint of sauce, cookies, and 1 lb pasta (wine options include: Ancora Garganega, Sangiovese, Scarpetta Barbera, Scarpetta Frico Friulano. It’s $39.99 and available online here. The Family Night one includes 1 bottle of wine, 2 pints sauce, 1 lb pasta, cookies and kids shells (wine options include: Ancora Garganega, Sangiovese, Scarpetta Barbera, Scarpetta Frico Friulano. It’s $49.99 and also available at that link.
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