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26 Gifts For People Who Constantly Daydream About Their Next Meal

As someone who strongly identifies with the above description, consider this my personal wishlist.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A compact air fryer to make their crispy-crunchy dreams a reality. It's small, yet mighty (it can hold over 4 quarts of food), and its nonstick surface means they won't have to overexert themselves scrubbing it clean.

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This nifty device uses rapid-air technology to circulate heat (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit), which, in turn, rapidly cooks food to perfectly crisp. It also includes a cookbook for recipe ideas.

Promising review: "We honestly weren't expecting to use this thing as much as we have, but after a few months with this fryer, it's safe to say that we've come to use it more than oven/stove top. Everything comes out crispier than we've ever been able to achieve with the oven — and much faster, too! It also makes heating up leftovers a breeze, which has helped save a decent amount of food/money (which has proven quite helpful during these uncertain times). The only thing my husband and I would change about this machine is the removable insert for the drawer. Since it just sits in there, it's prone to falling out when you go to dump out loose items such as fries, which can be a bit of a hazard since it is obviously quite hot from the cooking process. In the future, I hope to see this piece implemented with either a mechanism to lock it in place or replaced entirely with a basket that can be removed. Other than that, this device has proven to be a wonderful purchase and it performs just as well as my mother's more expensive, name-brand fryer." —Lili St. Cyr

Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in four colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

2. A jar of Fly By Jing Sichuan chili crisp they'll start putting on every morsel of food they intend to eat — that is, if they don't consume the entire jar with a spoon first.

Fly By Jing

Fly By Jing is an Asian woman-owned small business that makes sauces, seasonings, and dumplings featuring flavors from Sichuan.

Ever since my sister introduced me to this heavenly condiment, I've slathered it on pretty much everything I could think of — from roasted vegetables and noodles to seafood and popcorn. It's got a kick, yes, and while I'm a big fan of spicy food, the thing I love most about this chili crisp is that it also has great flavor that doesn't get overpowered by the heat, which happens with so many other spicy condiments. That deep savory flavor comes from ingredients like fermented black bean, shallots, mushroom powder, ginger, and seaweed, so it's no wonder it's become my go-to pantry staple when I want to zhuzh up my dinner. PS: Some people even swear by it as an ice cream topping!"

Get it from Amazon for $15.28 (also available as a pack of two).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

3. A peanut butter knife (yes, you read that correctly) that'll end their "peanut butter knuckles" forever — and will help them get every last drop out of every jar of food they encounter. Don't be surprised if they add you to their will after receiving this.

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It's long enough to reach the bottom of those economy-sized tubs, too.

Promising review: "It will save your life! Give you wings! Make you taller! More handsome! It will teach your dog to behave! Has been known to bring feuding families back to an amicable place of respect and love! Your glass will always be half full! You will suddenly find yourself only grabbing on-sale items grocery shopping (by accident even!). Just having one PB-Jife in the household has been noted as a confirmed good luck charm and beacon for positivity and fortune to befall you! Before I had a PB-Jife, I was actually clinically dead (inside and out). $12.99 and two days on Amazon Prime later, and here I am full of life, typing this Amazon review with my CLEAN HANDS AND KNUCKLES! After just scraping the bottom of a big ol' peanut butter jar out in two seconds effortlessly. It might look big, and awkward (it is...it's a monster of a one-use tool), but seriously, if you have an insane dislike for getting PB on your fingertips dealing with jars (a phobia even? who knows) — this is the solution you've been looking for." —CW

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

4. A BuzzFeed Tasty Micro-Pop popcorn maker, because the food lover in your life deserves so much more than the bagged stuff (or, worse yet, those stale tri-flavored tins). They can pop whatever kernels they'd like right in the microwave and, best of all, melt butter right on the lid.

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Promising review: "This single-serve glass popper is fantastic. So easy to wipe clean, and it can be as good as the movie theater, seriously. I love this handy glass pitcher for heating liquids, too!" —Juliann

Get it from Walmart for $9.77.

Shipping info: Typically arrives within five business days and available for in-store pickup depending on your location.

5. And, some Amish Country popcorn kernels to give them the best at-home popcorn eating experience one could ever wish for. Reviewers say they hardly ever end up with un-popped kernels!

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This assortment comes with 10 4-ounce bags, with varieties including baby white, red, extra-large caramel, purple, and mushroom (!).

Promising review: "I'm a bit of a popcorn connoisseur — I love it and eat it often. I always pop myself, from kernels in safflower oil. I've had all the major brands and supermarket house brands. This is by far the best. The kernels before and after popping are smaller than I'm used to, but so much tastier. This popcorn seems to have a bigger proportion of the fluffy white pop and less of the hard yellow shell left behind by other brands. Every single kernel popped with no burning. Oh, I love the packaging. It's got an old-timey look perfect to display on the open shelves of my kitchen. I will definitely keep buying this popcorn!" —Aquarian Here

Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $17.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

6. A Mike's Hot Honey gift basket filled with all sorts of gourmet goodies, like a bottle of chili-infused honey, spicy salami, candied pecans, sea salt crackers, and dijon mustard — aka, the makings of the most absurdly delicious charcuterie board ever.

A red box open with contents of the set
Amazon

It also comes with a recipe book!

Promising review: "So I bought this to bring to a dinner party to complement a meat and cheese board and unfortunately it never made it to the party. I had to try the candied pecans and wow are they good. I just ate them all out of the bag but they are perfect for anything. The sausage is a very generous size and amazing on the crackers with Mike's Hot Honey. Needless to say I kept this one myself and have already bought another. I think I will buy one for all my employees this holiday season — it will be a great gift!" —GBlanck

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

7. A mini rice cooker they'll want to bust out for every meal once they see how easy it is to use (it's really cute, too!).

The yellow rice cooker filled with rice
Amazon

According to the manufacturer, this little machine will have hot rice on the table in less than 20 minutes! Plus, it's got PFOA-free nonstick coating, and includes a rice measuring cup, serving spatula, and recipe book.

Promising review: "I wasn't expecting much for such a low-priced appliance. I'm glad I gambled on it — what a surprise that this cute little rice cooker performs exactly as it's advertised. It cooks rice perfectly, keeps it warm for as long as you want, and cleanup is a breeze!!!! It's so little that at first you can't believe it could make so much. Definitely get this if you're cooking for one or two." —Julie S.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available on its own or in four multi-product packages and in seven colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

8. Some truffle-infused hot sauce for times when they're feeling fancy and spicy (they contain multitudes).

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It's vegan and gluten-free!

Promising review: "When you’re older and look back on life, there are special moments that stand out — graduating college, getting married, having a child, or getting promoted to name a few. After tasting the Hotter Sauce, I immediately knew that this was going to be one of those moments. Now I know what many of you are thinking — NO WAY — it can’t be that good. The cold hard truth is that it is! Hotter Sauce is a culinary experience, unlike anything else. Seriously, have a life-changing moment and try the Hotter Sauce!" —Blake Driver

Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (available in "hot" and "hotter").

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

9. A super-convenient jar opener, because their condiment obsession is REAL and for them to not be able to unscrew the lid to one would be nothing short of a travesty.

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The jar opener can expand and contract to accommodate lids from 1–3.5 inches. It's also dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "This is a very versatile jar opener that, unlike so many others, expands with a twist of the knob to accommodate larger jar lids. Once applied and tightened, the handle provides great leverage to open even the most stubborn of jars. I tried to open a wide-mouthed pickle jar by hand and no success after many tries which included running the lid under hot water and knocking it against a granite countertop. Opening the jar had to wait until this handy unit arrived. Once again, I tried to open the jar by hand without success. Then I applied the Kuhn Rikon to the pickle jar, tightened it against the edges of the lid, grabbed the handle and then......voilà! It opened with one nudge." —Steven Arnold

Get it from Amazon for $26.40+ (available in white or red).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

10. A set of marble salt and pepper bowls, because if there's one thing they've picked up from watching Food Network 24/7, it's that under-seasoning one's food is completely unacceptable.

a black and white marble bowl resting on a wooden tray with salt and pepper in each bowl
Amazon

This set also includes a salt spoon and a mango wood tray base. 

Promising review: "I love this little salt and pepper server. The quality is sturdy and beautiful and for the price, it is a beautiful statement as a gift or for your home. The price point is perfect and makes it truly a wonderful housewarming or host/hostess gift. I am very picky about quality and this product I give 5 stars. Will be buying many more." —Sancha88

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

11. Some absolutely *stunning* maki drop earrings that, if they don't want, I will gladly take. But seriously, just the sight of them is sure to elicit an IRL heart-eyes emoji response.

BaubleBar

Get it from BaubleBar for $54.

Shipping info: Expedited 2-day and overnight shipping are available for an additional charge (see full shipping details here).

12. And, a pair of fun beaded watermelon statement earrings we'd like to think Harry Styles would approve of.

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Promising review: "Super cute earrings! They add so much fun to any outfit. They’re a great staple for the summer. They’re beaded and look just like the pictures." —Casey Callis

Get it from Amazon for $9.50 (also available in 12 other designs).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

13. A — get this — portable Crock-Pot so their insatiable self never has to be more than an arm's distance away from hot food. It's about as compact as a standard lunchbox, so it literally can be used anywhere there's an outlet.

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Promising review: "This thing is AMAZING! I was not looking forward to cold lunches during the winter. Small enough to be easily portable, big enough for a good serving size. I did put the inside lid in the dishwasher and that warped the lid just enough to make it not snap securely, so I’d suggest hand washing that. But no worry, I take the whole thing to and from work so the outer lid keeps the inner lid nice and secure with no possibility of leaking. Awesome design, heats well, can’t say enough good things!" —anna thorne

Get it from Amazon for $27.88+ (available in gray or black).

Shipping info: Expedited 3-day shipping is available at an additional cost (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

14. And, since they'll need something to eat their hot food with on the go, an eight-piece travel utensil set that conveniently packs up into a neat little pouch.

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It comes with a knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks, straws with silicone tips, and a cleaning brush!

Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for! I'm a flight attendant and I meal prep for all of my trips. I was always using the plasticware from the planes and felt so wasteful. These are easy to clean and I just pop them back into my lunch bag when I'm done. I've been recommending them to EVERYONE who meal preps for work!" —K

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 12 colors).

Shipping info: Expedited 2-5 business day shipping is available at an additional cost (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

15. Some assorted Brightland olive oils and vinegars they can use to elevate their ordinary salads to restaurant-quality — plus, the cute little bottles will look great in their kitchen.

The box of mini olive oil and vinegar bottles
Brightland

This set comes with Brightland's bestselling Awake and Alive olive oils, as well as their champagne vinegar and balsamic vinegar, making it a great introduction to the brand. Brightland is also a WOC-owned small business that sources olives from a family-run farm in California. 

Promising review: "I’ve been a French trained chef for over 25 years and came across Brightland by way of my daughter, a subscriber, two years ago. Of the hundreds of olive oils I’ve tasted, Brightland is my top recommendation! I order both for cooking and non-cooking. Both have a vibrant clean taste so fresh and wonderful. The absolute perfect olive oil! I want to gift it to everyone!" —Cheryl S.

Get a box of two oils and two vinegars from Brightland for $70.

Shipping info: The last recommended date to order to most likely receive by Dec. 24 is as follows: 

UPS Standard Shipping and FedEx Home Delivery: order by 11:59 a.m. PT on Monday, Dec. 13

FedEx Standard Overnight*: order by 11:59 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Dec. 22

*Please note that FedEx Standard Overnight is not offered on Alaskan or Hawaiian bound shipments. (See full shipping details here). 

16. A pack of food-themed Jibbitz charms to adorn the comfy Crocs they wear on every epic restaurant crawl.

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This set comes with hot sauce, pizza, doughnut, bacon, and taco charms, aka the five major food groups.

Promising review: "Our entire family has the fur-lined Crocs. I bought these as a gag for my new son-in-law!! He loves them and it looks like the rest of the family will want their own! They arrived on time as promised and are just as colorful as the picture. They are easy to pop in the big holes so no problem there. Hats off to Crocs for having something that brings a smile to so many faces!" —aquagirl

Get a five-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (also available in eight other food-themed assortments).

Shipping info: Expedited 4-day shipping is available at an additional cost (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

17. An apple pie-scented candle, because having one's home smell like a warm, freshly baked dessert at all times is something all food lovers should aspire to.

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Promising review: "This candle is everything! I normally don’t like the smell of 'pie' candles — they most always smell too artificial and nothing like the real thing. This one is amazing and makes the whole house smell nice and cozy, an especially nice scent for the holidays. 10/10 recommend." —Nicholas Degrassi

Get it from Amazon for $19.95

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

18. A darling pierogi ornament that'll make them crave some Polish comfort food STAT. It's also got a little shimmer going on, so it'll look beautiful on their tree to boot!

The pierogi ornament
Best Pysanky

Best Pysanky is a Chicago-based small business that makes a truly impressive array of intricate ornaments and decorations.

Get it from Best Pysanky on Etsy for $12

Shipping info: Items typically ship in one day and arrive within six days. 

19. A tortilla blanket so they can *literally* wrap themselves like a burrito (make sure they know guac is extra).

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Promising review: "Ok, this blanket is AMAZING!! It's so so soft and looks great! It is a hilarious gift (to myself!!!). I'm gifting this thing to all my friends for Christmas. I LOVE IT." —melissa

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four sizes and five other designs).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

20. A Tokyo Treat subscription, because they won't stop talking about all of those delicious snacks they tried in Japan. As a huge fan of Japanese KitKats, I highly endorse this gift.

A Tokyo Treat subscription box surrounded by a wide variety of holiday Japanese snacks
Tokyo Treat

With a Tokyo Treat subscription, they'll receive a featured snack box each month, filled with a Japanese drink, KitKat party pack (yesss), and Japanese snacks like candy and chips. FYI Tokyo Treat is also a small business!

Promising review: "Lovely! The entire box was well-packed and the items included were very unique, giving us the experience of Japan without actually stepping into it! We also tried some of the items and the kids totally loved it! So excited for the next box!" —Arthur H.

Get a monthly subscription from Tokyo Treat for $35 per month (3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions are also available for lower monthly costs). 

21. Some burger socks that, yes, actually come packaged a la a Big Mac, wrapped in paper and all.

Amazon

Promising review: "If this isn’t the coolest gift idk what is! I gave these to my brother for Father’s Day and he thought it was so cool! The only downside to these is that he doesn’t want to wear the socks because he will never be able to fold it back up to look like a hamburger! Packaging was awesome, socks look just like a hamburger! Definitely recommend for anyone who loves wacky socks and burgers! LOVE these!" —S. Vaughan

Get a pack of two pairs from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 5.5–9 and 9.3–13).

Shipping info: Most sizes available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

22. A large Sriracha mug, because let's face it, they probably already dream about spicy food while they drink their morning coffee anyway.

The red and green Sriracha mug holding a tea bag outdoors
Amazon

Promising review: "I bought this mug because I wanted to have extra big cups of hot chocolate. This fulfilled that dream and more! It is a huge mug that holds around 20 oz I think, almost a full protein shaker cup! Also I am a fan of sriracha so there is nothing bad I could ever say about this mug. It is very sturdy, easy to clean, and easy to drink from." —Jett Murdock

Get it from Amazon for $16.99

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

23. A microwavable ramen cooker that'll have noodles in their mouth within minutes, no stove top required. Let's face it, you know how hangry they get when they have to wait for water to boil...

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All they have to do is add their block of noodles, fill with water, and microwave for three minutes, aka any impatient food lover's dream.

Promising review: "After using it over a month, forgot boiling water in a pot even existed! Makes any ramen noodles so perfectly without doing it the traditional way. Lifesaver and money well spent!" —Nolden

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (also available in packs of two or four, in a deluxe size, and in 14 colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

24. A Seemore sausage party pack, because if it isn't a sausage party, they're RSVPing no. As someone who doesn't consume much meat, I'll say that I've tried both the Bubbe's Chicken Soup and Chicken Kale Pesto sausages, and they're seriously swoon-worthy. I also appreciate that Seemore uses humanely raised meat and packs plenty of fresh veggies into their sausages.

Seemore Meats & Veggies

Seemore Meats & Veggies is a 100% woman-owned and -led small business founded by fourth-generation butcher, Cara Nicoletti, who had the idea of adding vegetables to her sausages in an effort to make eating meat more sustainable. Sausages are shipped frozen and fully cooked.

Promising review: "Each time we try a new flavor we get so excited about how great that flavor is! People they’re ALL GREAT! Get the variety pack to try them all, you won’t be disappointed." —K J Dickson-lgl

Get seven four-packs of sausage from Seemore Meats and Veggies for $75.

Shipping info: Sausages are shipped weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays. In order for them to arrive before the weekend, place your order before 12 am EST a.m. on Monday of that same week.

25. A pack of colorful fruit coasters to protect their coffee table so they can eat dinner while watching Chopped.

A glass sitting on one of the fruit coasters, surrounded by others
Amazon

They're BPA free and dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "Are you kidding me? How could anyone rate these anything less than a 5 stars? Mine arrived fairly quickly. They are colorful and the pattern is exactly as pictured. They are wrapped individually. What a good buy! I plan on using mine in a door wreath because they are perfect for decorations." —SuZck

Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $4.99.

Shipping info: Expedited 7-day shipping is available at an additional cost (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

26. And, a Pizza Planet baseball cap that'll make them feel like an employee of perhaps the greatest fictional food establishment of all time.

The red Pizza Planet baseball cap
Amazon

Promising review: "I love this hat. I originally purchased for a Disneyland trip but that was cancelled. Who cares! I wear it everywhere! Those that get it are cool and will smile or laugh, and those that don't probably think I'm weird. Adjustment stays in place, keeps its shape well." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21.26.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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