If you are having trouble thinking about gifts for the foodies in your life, you are not alone. I’ve come up with what I think is the ultimate foodie gift guide to help you out. I’ve broken it down into price categories to make it easier for you. As you scroll down you will see sections for items under $25, items under $50, items under $100 and finally items that are priced over $100. Many of the items I own and use on a regular basis on my kitchen. If you have a favorite item I would love to hear about it! Leave me a comment at the bottom. All the items are linked right into Amazon if you want to order. If you make a purchase from a link on our site, we may receive a small percentage of that sale, at no extra cost to you. Ethnicspoon.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Herb Stripper: This handy tool helps you pull off small leaves from your favorite herbs. Works great with cilantro, thyme, and rosemary. You need one of these in your kitchen, and so do your foodie friends.
Flavored Salts: This is definitely a foodie gift. Check out these 6 finishing salts. Truffle, Fennel, Herb, Saffron, Porcini, and Fiori. They will give a touch of class to your foods.
Oil Infuser: A super easy way to flavor your own olive oil with the herb combination of your choice at a fraction of the price of gourmet store types. It makes a great gift anytime, any day.
Milk frother: Cappuccinos can be yours anytime of day. Make your own caffeine beverages at home without the expense of a cappuccino machine. Easy to clean, store, a great buy all around. This is a great gift for any coffee lover.
Kuhn Rikon Pairing Knives: I own a set of these and love them. Seriously, I could not live without them. They are practical, inexpensive and very handy.
Kuhn Rikon Colori Art Paring Knife, Orange/Pink/Purple Polka Dot, Set of 3
Fresco Mortar and Pestle: Make guacamole, pesto, or anything you want. Use this bowl as a salsa dish too. Very attractive, easy to clean and store too. Best of all, very affordable.
Fresco Granite Mortar and Pestle, Black, Small
Avocado Slicer: Perfect, to say the least. Save the fingers and slice your avocados perfectly every time. If you love avocados, this is the tool for you. This is not just “another gadget.”
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, Green
Ozeri Touch Kitchen Scale: For all those recipes with metric measurements, this is THE tool to have. Slim, easy to store and clean.
I almost never grind coffee beans but this is my go-to gadget for grinding spices. I have one dedicated to grinding fresh pepper, cloves, star anise and it is so worth it to have the fresh ground spices in a dish.
KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades, 3-Ounce, Black
Roll your cookies, pie dough and pastry to the exact thickness needed with this adjustable rolling pin. This adjusts to 1/16, 1/4 and 3/8 thicknesses.
Joseph Joseph 20085 Adjustable Rolling Pin Removable Rings Beech Wood Classic for Baking Dough Pizza Pie Cookies, Multicolored
Beer Making Kit: Try your hand at brewing in the comfort of your home. Who knows, you might be the next famous brew-master.
Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Homebrewing Craft Beer Making Kit
10 Piece Stackable Prep Bowl Set: You can never have too many prep bowls. They nest, so they don’t take up a lot fo storage space.
Luminarc 10-Piece Set Stackable Bowl Set
Molecular Gastronomy: This mini food lab lets you “play with your food”. A perfect gift for the foodie who has everything. Impress your guests with your food chemistry talents.
Le Creuset Honey Pot: Winnie the Pooh would love one of these, and so would any honey lover. Comes with a silicone honey dipper. This makes for a “sweet” housewarming, or hostess gift also.
Le Creuset Stoneware 15-Ounce Honey Pot, Dijon
Cuisinart Smartstick: I seriously could not live without this tool. Blend your sauces, puree soups, chop veggies, all right in the pot. One of the best investments I ever made. Different colors let you coordinate with your kitchen.
Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender (Brushed Chrome)
Bonjour Professional Culinary Torch: Make professional looking desserts, and give a grilled look to your steaks, or chicken. Also perfect for Smores! You and your foodie friends need one.
BonJour Chef’s Tools Butane Crème Brûlée Torch and Porcelain Ramekin Set, 5-Piece
Grill Armor Heat Resistant Gloves: Perfect for anyone! Keep your hands safe. Allows you to handle items to around 900’F. I love mine for pulling hot items from the oven when roasting and baking, and my hubby uses them when grilling.
Grill Armor 932°F Extreme Heat Resistant Oven Gloves – EN407 Certified BBQ Gloves For Cooking, Grilling, Baking
I love my mini chopper for many kitchen tasks like dicing up a bunch of garlic cloves or onions when I don’t want to pull out the large food processor, or when the volume of the food item to be chopped is small. This little gem does the trick!
Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel
Tagine dish: Cook your tagine in style. When not in use, display it as a conversation piece. I love mine and I have great recipes for Moroccan Chicken Tagine and Moroccan Saffron Chicken.
Reston Lloyd 91902 2-Quart Terra Cotta Tagine, Large
OXO Mandolin Slicer: Now, here’s a cool tool. You can cut paper thin veggies with the adjustable blade. I always use mine to slice potatoes and onions when I make Tortilla Espanola.
OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer
Green Earth Non Stick Pan: Uses a ceramic coating inspired by nature, so it’s chemical free. Induction stove safe, and heat resistant handle. Perfect for all your needs.
Green Earth Frying Pan 3-Piece Set by Ozeri (8″, 10″, 12″), with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE, PFOA and APEO Free)
Komachi Ceramic Knives: Liven up your kitchen with this colorful knives that fit in a clear holder. This practical set includes an 8″ chef knife among other things. Ergonomically contoured.
Tandem Pan: I have one and love it. Make perfect fritattas, and pancakes is super easy with a tandem pan. An interlocking mechanism makes the flipping process easy as pie. This is a great pan for Tortilla Espanola.
Magefesa Nonstick Frittata Skillet Pan
Le Creuset Braising Pan: Definitely a multi-tasker from the stove top to oven. If there is one pan to have, this is it! I make beer braised chicken in this pan, and love it. With the cold weather ahead, braising is a great way to cook, and fill your home with wonderful aromas.
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 1-1/2-Quart Round Braiser, Cerise (Cherry Red)
Aero Garden Herb Kit: Grow your favorite herbs, even if you don’t have a garden. Perfect for apartment dwellers, or for those who want fresh herbs even in the dead of winter.
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Extra LED Indoor Garden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit
Le Creuset Dutch Oven (3 1/2 qt.) One of the best kitchen items I own, hands down. Make chili, soups, stews and small roasts. Fill your home with the aroma of great foods. I could not live without mine. One of my favorite meals to make in this pot: Chicken Tarragon
The first ever smartphone connected cooker! You can program cooking scripts or “recipes” right from your smartphone with the Bluetooth enabled Instantpot programmable multi-function pressure cooker. A free iOS app or Android app lets you program complex cooking steps in recipe scripts on your smartphone/tablet, and execute on the cooker wirelessly.
Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker, Stainless Steel
Living in the frozen north I often long for grilling a nice steak in February while the cold winds blow. Long no more with the Smart Grill from Breville! I love the removable dishwasher safe plates! It also folds completely open for a large 2-surface grilling area with a drip catcher too! Yikes! The digital temp and controls rock for precision cooking and a 6-position adjustable height hinge for paninis or other items of various thicknesses.
One of the fastest coffee makers on the market that is compact, see-thru for adding water easily (nice touch) and brews directly into a stainless steel carafe with auto-off saves energy. This baby is on my list!
Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel
The 5-speed Kitchen Aid blender is one of the best on the market. The touch panel control makes for super easy cleanup! It comes in over 20 cool colors too!
KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender with 60-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher – Empire Red
I absolutely love my FoodSaver! If I make a big batch of Terrine de Campagne it has to be portioned, vacuum sealed and frozen. I can have a fresh terrine ready to go for appetizers and entertaining for literally a year or more once it has been sealed. Their site shows 2-3 years safe storage time for beef and poultry. My husband occasionally likes to buy a whole beef fillet and cuts his own steaks for freezing too!
FoodSaver V3240 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit