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37 Gifts That'll Keep Food Lovers Busy

Great gifts that'll make for good eats.

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1. How To Bake, a cookbook from Paul Hollywood and his baby blues so their cakes, breads, and pastries will no longer be disastrous or over-baked. This bb has tips, tricks, recipes, and step-by-step photos to guide them on the way — hello Star Baker!

The cover of the book
Bloomsbury Publishing

Reviewers agree that the instructions are clear, photos with *each* recipe are super helpful, and the step-by-step instructions helped them get amazing results on their first try.

Get it from Amazon for $27.99, Bookshop for $36.80 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

Since he's British, the book uses metric measurements (and weighing ingredients is really better for precise baking!) so you might also want to get a handy kitchen scale if you don't have one. You can get a top-rated one from Amazon for $11.99.

2. And a Great British Bake Off-inspired apron to go with it for anyone who ~loaves~ the idea of getting a Hollywood handshake. Then they'll know they've finally ~proofed~ (get it?) their worth.

A model in the navy apron that says Star Baker with the GBBO scroll design underneath
Etsy

"It's uhhhhnderbaaaeeaaaaked." —my brain at all times

Get it from Humor Style on Etsy for $24.99 (available in five colors, listed separately).

Humor Style is a woman-owned and Ohio-based Etsy shop.

3. An *indoor* stovetop smoker so they can smoke their favorite foods for a TON of flavor without needing a backyard or taking up a ton of space in their kitchen.

The red cooker with meat inside and text "idea for indoors cooking and made for all stovetops"
Amazon

Just pop wood chips into the charring cup, choose moist or try smoke, and get going.

Get it from Amazon for $154.47.

Promising review: "We live in an apartment and would love a full-blown smoker but we don’t have a place to put it. Enter this little guy. We were skeptical but we’re stuck inside for quarantine, cooking all kinds of stuff, so we figured it was worth testing out. THIS LITTLE SMOKER WORKS AMAZING!!!!! BEST $80 WE EVER SPENT! The first time we used it on ribs we ended up with ribs better than any restaurant outside the actual south. We’re currently smoking Brisket and it smells so good I want to take it behind a high school and get it pregnant. Is it super easy to clean? No. It’s a smoker. Foil the drip tray and accept that sometimes your cookware will look like you actually cooked in it. That’s kind of the point. Thank the Meat Gods that Amazon deemed this essential enough to deliver. RIIIIBS FOR DAAAAAYS!" —Paige Suth

4. And a bottle or pack of Jones sweet and tangy BBQ sauce to smother their smoked meats with finger-licking flavor.

The bottles of sauce
Jones Bar-B-Q

Get a bottle from Jones Bar-B-Q for $6.99 or a pack of three bottles for $19.50.

Jones Bar-B-Q is a Black women-owned restaurant and company (you may remember co-owners and sisters Deborah and Mary Jones from Queer Eye!). Their sauce (from a secret recipe) is made from scratch right in their Kansas City restaurant.

5. An AirBrb gift card so they can enjoy one of their virtual cooking experiences, like making pasta with an actual Italian nonna in Italy — right from their own kitchen and computer.

The nonna rolling out pasta dough with a few others
Airbnb

You can book right through the AirBNB experiences page to give them a gift card in the exact value of that experience, or just get them a gift card in the value of your choice so they can choose how to spend it.

Book the pasta class from Airbnb for $84/person, and check out all the cooking virtual experiences at Airbnb here.

Promising review: "It was an amazing experience! Nona Angela feels just like home. She makes you feel welcome and very comfortable. It felt like we knew her for the whole life. I'd totally recommend this experience to everyone!" —Bruna

6. Foodie Fight, the perfect order for serious food-lovers. Do they love Trivial Pursuit but hate all the other categories? This is for them. Best paired with a bottle of wine, tbh.

The game, with trivial pursuit-style color-coded board and trivia cards
Amazon

There are over 1,000 questions on topics ranging from culinary science to celeb chefs to food history and more — you'll all get a whopping dose of vitamin F (aka FUN!).

Number of players: Up to 6.

Get it from Amazon for $18.69.

Promising review: "Thrilled to have just received my copy of the revised edition of Foodie Fight! We've played, adored, learned and gifted and the original for years and have been hungry for more! This will make gift-giving pure joy — I can't wait to give it to all of my food-loving (and non!) friends. Cheers to Foodie Fight and Bon Appétit!" —SED

7. A countertop Aerogarden Harvest hydroponic garden so they can grow all the herbs they want to flavor anything and everything they cook. No backyard required, and thanks to the LED grow lights, plus a watering-reminding system, no green thumb required either.

The white herb garden growing several kinds of herbs
Amazon

The grow lights are energy efficient (aka they turn on and off automatically), and it tells them when to water (and feed with the included Miracle-Gro plant food!) their baby greens, so these herbs'll basically grow themselves. The system comes with seed pods to grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, and Thai basil. Y U M! It can grow up to six plants at a time.

They can also swap out with other seed pods (hello salad greens and heirloom cherry tomatoes), or even get a grow-anything kit and use what seeds you like!

Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in three colors).

Promising review: "I am very happy with my Aerogarden. I had purchased a similar one for my mother, and she had a nice time growing veggies and herbs in her kitchen, so I bought one for myself, and I am happy with how fast my seeds sprouted and how fast they grow. It's nice to have a gardening option even when it's cold outside or when you run out of garden space, and you just want to have some nice little herbs for cooking or salad greens. I like the timer, and the set up was simple. This is a particularly good idea for people who live in an apartment or people who have a constant itch to garden even when the weather is not conducive. I was able to save my garden space outside for fruits and veggies and plant my herbs with the Aerogarden. This is a worthy purchase." —Primemama

8. A beer can chicken-making kit with everything they need (except the bird and the beer) to whip up flavorful, juicy dinners without a whole lot of effort.

The crate, what comes in the kit, and a cooked chicken
Man Crates

It comes with the beer can roaster (which goes in the cavity of the chicken), a chipotle rub and a ~poultry perfection~ rub, shears, and a thermometer. Aaaand it comes in a fun-to-open crate for an "I don't even need gift wrap!" finishing touch.

Get it from Man Crates for $79.99.

9. A cute and colorful air fryer that'll harness the magic of circulating hot air to add a crunch to all their favorite foods with ease. Just a warning, the gift of perfectly crispy fries, wings, and more at home without hauling out a deep frier might bring a tear to their eye.

The light blue fryer with pull-out drawer with fries and text "wider basket for even cooking and more crisp"
Amazon

It has a 2.6-quart capacity (aka it can handle a one-pound bag of fries), an auto-shut off feature, and a removable, dishwasher-safe basket for easy cleanup.

Get it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in four colors).

Promising review: "I had never heard of the brand and on Prime Day I saw a great discount offered which allowed me for the first time to try out an air fryer. The first experiment was chicken thighs marinated but not breaded and simply placed into the fryer. After 30 minutes they had a crispy skin as if they had been deep fried. The second test was boneless cubes of pork rubbed with a spice mixture. They took a little longer than I had anticipated -- about 27 minutes -- but finished with a caramelized and crunchy exterior which really did taste like a fried food. So far I'm clearly impressed (and dishwasher-compatible cleaning is a big plus)." —M Kaplan

10. A heavy duty pizza stone they can also use for breads to get that deliciously fluffy, charred crust without a high heat wood fire or brick pizza oven.

A reviewer's finished pizza with five stars and text "adds so much flavor"
amazon.com

It can be used on grills too!

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in 14" and 16" sizes).

Promising review: "I have been using pizza stones for over 30 years and recently I wanted to make my pizzas on the BBQ however my old pizza stones could not be used over direct heat. Because of the great reviews and the data indicating that the stone could be used over direct heat on the BBQ, I purchased it and was more than pleased. The crust was the crispest I have ever produced and with the same recipe. This proves that the stone DOES make a difference. I won't be making pizza for a while now as I made four pizzas today of which two are going into the freezer. The photo says it all! Yum yum....white pizza with grilled veggies." —Fran B

11. A trio of Garrett's popcorn (it's Oprah's fave), in a quantity large enough to keep everyone occupied for days on end, because eating this at the holidays is a cliché for a REASON. We're talking caramel, butter, and cheese popcorn for days.

The three sizes: family (small) friends (medium) and celebration (large)
Popcorn Factory

Get a customizable three-flavor mix from Garrett's for $60+ (available in three sizes.

12. Or a silicone popper so they can make up to 14 cups of popcorn in the microwave for just themselves or the whole group — and go to down on whatever toppings (light salt, heavy salt, DIY kettlecorn, chocolate drizzles, etc) they're craving during each and every all-day TV marathon or movie night.

A reviewer's grey popper with popcorn inside
amazon.com

It's *also* collapsible for easy storage in in a drawer.

Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in seven colors).

Promising review: "Okay, so I am a very skeptical shopper. This is especially true when a product has a fair amount of hype behind it. After reading reviews for this popcorn maker, I decided to give it a shot. I did not realize how much I would use this product until I tried it for the first time. My girlfriend and I have made popcorn several times per week since receiving it. We love it so much because we can experiment with different flavorings, oils, butters, and salts to create popcorn that is 100 times better than anything we have ever bought in a store. I loved it so much, that I actually bought more for my popcorn-loving friends and family!" —Amazon Customer

13. A Shake Shack kit for making their very own delicious burgers (complete with the most important ingredient, ShackSauce!) right at home — no waiting in what can be a very long line.

Two burgers
Goldbelly

They'll get: 16 Pat LaFrieda beef patties (angus beef with no hormones or antibiotics), 16 Martin's Potato Rolls (don't you just LOVE a Martin's potato roll? I sure do — the *squish*), 16 slices of American cheese, and 8 ounces of ShackSauce.

Get the kit from Goldbelly for $89 (which comes to under $6 a burger).

14. Or a stuffed patty mold that'll help them whip up a Jucy Lucy in the comfort of home — (they won't even have to wear pants). As soon as they've mastered the *regular* at-home burger, this bb's next — maybe Guy Fieri'll stop by for a visit.

Two burgers stuffed with cheese, plus the round press mold
Amazon

If you don't know what a Jucy Lucy is, you need to educate yourself. And btw, that's not its only use: this baby can make little sliders too! And of course, regular burgers, too.

Get it from Amazon for $9.34.

Promising review: "This actually works, and you can fill with a lot of stuffing (which surprised me). The device is very well designed, and easy to use once you figure out which part is which. I was very surprised at the size of the indentation for filling. I put in: a slice and a half of cooked bacon, some sliced peppers, and small chunks of cheddar cheese. DELICIOUS! No leakage on my George Foreman grill. Worked great. They are big burgers, so you might end up sharing. Enjoy! It's a great tool, at a great price. You can make pizza burgers, Mexican burgers, whatever you can imagine." —BarbZ

15. Where To Eat Pizza, a guide to the best pizza anywhere in the world, so whether they're planning a trip (with 'za in mind of course) or just hanging out on the couch, they've got quite a bit of reading material.

The cover of the book
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $27.40.

Promising review: "I bought this book for my fiancé — he had seen it in a museum, but the prices were super high. I ordered it, and when I picked him up a couple of days later, he was overjoyed. On our way home from the airport, he found a pizza place in a neighboring town next to where we live, and this pizza was amazing! We are looking forward to trying more pizza in the NYC area." —dsj0102

16. A crepe-making set complete with 12-inch nonstick griddle, wooden spreader, and spatula to ensure the lightest, thinnest crepes outside of Paris, even on just a weekday morning.

The round griddle with two wooden tools
Amazon

One reviewer used it to make jianbing too — YUM.

Get it from Amazon for $46.87.

Promising review: "I bought this crepe maker because it was inexpensive and I wasn't sure how easy to would be to do crepes. I can't say enough how pleased I am with the product. The crepes come out consistently good every time. It is extremely easy to clean by just wiping it down after every use. I made dessert crepes for my daughter's party with friends and it was a complete hit!!! No trouble, and I was able to cook them to right there and then. it's that easy! the temperature is very precise and no hot spots. Cooks evenly." —Amazon Customer

17. An elegant cheese board with cracker slots so they can craft the appetizer boards of their dreams, whether with cheese, charcuterie, or even a McDonald's one (did you guys see that TikTok? Inspirational).

The board used to show a layout, with something sweet, smooth cheese, cheese with a bite, buttery cheese, hard cheese, something crunchy, and bread
Amazon

It's made from environmentally-friendly bamboo, and it even has the names of different cheeses emblazoned on it for a ~fancier~ look.

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this charcuterie and cheese board! The hubby and I love winding down with some wine, cheese and charcuterie. We have tried other boards, and usually the crackers tumble off the board as I walk from the kitchen to the couch (Yes I am clumsy). The nice thing about this board is that is comes with grooves on each side to hold things like crackers, or olives or nuts, things that usually roll off my other boards haha." —Foreverjaded

18. A selection of jams (in flavors that lit'rally made me say "OMG" aloud) they can get super creative with. They can pop 'em in cocktails, use them for savory sauces in meat dishes, bake them into thumbprint cookies, add them to cheese boards for a punch of flavor, or simply slather them on toast — the possibilities are basically endless.

The six flavors
Trade St Jam Co

Flavors include strawberry chipotle and fig, smoked yellow peach, plum & rose, blueberry lemon basil, sour cherry ginger, and blackberry mulled merlot.

Get the flavors individually for $14 each.

Trade Street Jam Co is a Black woman-owned brand based in Brooklyn, making jams in small batches without extra sugar or preservatives for delicious flavor in every bite.

19. A beautifully informative infographic print, which'll identify and describe herbs and spices so they can kick their food up a notch when it comes to flavor and experimenting with different ones. And with all that info, it's gonna take a while for them to even read it.

The poster with images of herbs and spices and information about them
Amazon

BAM!

Get it from Amazon for $8.09.

Promising review: "This poster is stunning. We of course hung it in our kitchen. I framed it in a Craig Frames 24x36 frame and it looks perfect. There is SO MUCH DETAIL to the many pictures and all the text (and all the TEXT IS READABLE!). Plus, it has multiple versions of the spices, like in ground or granulated form in addition to its natural form. Love that it has some of the most famous spice blends like curry, garam masala, Chinese five-spice, herbes de Provence, and pickling spices. This is such a great centerpiece of art for a kitchen. People will love to comment on it and ask questions about it as well as just look at it for a long time." —Roderick Rinehart

20. A fermentation kit so they can try their hand at whipping up kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles, and other foods that are full of flavor and good bacteria.

Jars with the lids with fermenting foods inside
Amazon

The kit includes: four BPA-free water airlocks; four stainless-steel (18/8) wide-mouth lids with silicone rings; four silicone grommets. This is just for the lids, but they fit on any wide-mouth mason jars.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Promising review: "Best fermentation lids out there. Airtight (no mold or mush vegetables) and easy to clean in dishwasher.... the best fermentation lids I've had over the years! And when fermentation is complete, you don't need to disturb the ferment, just put a lid on. Best all around for microbial activity and food safety. (from someone with a PhD in food science and emphasis on fermentation)" —A. Hamm

21. An Instant Pot cooker that'll (deep breath) pressure cook, slow-cook, make rice, sauté, make yogurt, steam food...and also keep their dinner warm. Options galore, all in a little pot — it can even make cheesecake!

A reviewer's Instant pot butter chicken which "did not disappooint"
amazon.com

It's like a little miracle they can plug in.

Get a 6-quart Instant Pot from Amazon for $105.99 (also available in 3-quart and 8-quart sizes).

Promising review: "I've used my Instant Pot for two weeks now, and I LOVE it. It is worth the hype. I work full time and I love to cook, but when I get home at night, it's sometimes a crunch to spend time at the stove cooking healthy meals for my family. I work 40 hours a week and have a child — when I come home at night, I cook dinner, I help with her homework, and then I run a 5k. Yes. Among many other household chores. Having this Instant Pot has increased the amount of time I can spend with my family at night. Once I've prepped ingredients, I toss it all in, and it's done, well, almost instantly! My favorite so far has been a beef stew that I made in 35 minutes cook time. It used to take me four hours on a weekend to make this — it was done so quickly, so perfectly, and I was able to freeze the leftovers for my lunch! I cannot say enough good about this thing. It's a game changer!" —Mary

Check out I Tried The Instant Pot That Everyone's Obsessed With for an in-depth look.

22. And a copy of the Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook to get them started whipping up deliciousness in their new multitasking miracle.

The cover of the book
Amazon

There are over 200 recipes, and reviewers swear by this, saying there's truly something for everyone in it.

Get it from Amazon for $14.61 or from Bookshop for $27.59.

23. A sushi-making kit that'll help them ~roll~ like a professional. Just whip up some sticky rice, and load 'er up with fresh veggies and fish.

The kit
Amazon

DIY sushi bar! This kit includes the training frame, sushi mat, roll cutter, and non-stick rice paddle so they can whip up the best salmon avocado roll in your sweats.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

Promising reivew: "My very first time making sushi, and this kit worked flawlessly! The Sushiquik really made the whole process easy. Sure, you can layer on rice without the frame, but why? The frame made it so easy to get the edges straight and the rice evenly packed along the roll. I actually made six different rolls last night, and I just got better and better at this, even though my first roll was pretty perfect, they just got better and better as I played with the amount of rice and filling, and varied the pressure I used when rolling. The rice spoon was amazing! Everything in my house was sticking to the rice EXCEPT this spoon! Anywhooo, I highly recommend this set if you want a nice clean way to make sushi rolls. If you are a traditionalist who doesn't like improvements in your world, get on your horse and ride to the store to go get a bamboo mat...and hey, why are you on the Internet?" —The One and Only Seadog

24. An adjustable rolling pin for any burgeoning baker trying their hand at pies, cut-out cookies and more. This'll flatten dough to a uniform height — anywhere from 1/16" to 3/8". No more wonky pie crusts or cut-out cookies that don't bake evenly!

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in multicolor [pictured] and blue for $13.99).

Promising review: "This cleverly engineered tool has changed my cookie making life. I've been making cut-out cookies regularly for 30+ years for virtually every special occasion. That's added up to thousands of cookies. So, I know my way around a rolling pin. After using a traditional rolling pin most of my life, I decided to give this gizmo a try three years ago. Wow. I marvel at how well it works every time I use it. At last, my cut-out cookies have a uniform thickness and cook evenly — every single cookie is perfect. I can't overstate how much I love this rolling pin. I've given it as a gift and recommended it to friends. I do hope they come out with a longer one." —Monica

25. A Hello Fresh gift subscription that'll basically be like a cooking class they can do at home. They can choose plan that fits their diet (including vegetarian and family plans), and they'll get allllllll the ingredients needed to prep each meal! WHILE learning how to cook!

Hello Fresh

Perfect for people who love activities like cooking classes, but don't love human interaction with strangers.

Gift a box of three meals (that feed two people) for $65 (choose between meat and veggie or just veggie) or a family box of two meals that feet four people for $82.

Be sure to check out my review of Hello Fresh for more deets on how it makes cooking easy — and teaches you new skills along the way!

26. A six-pack of "farm-to-spoon" artisanal ice creams (in whatever flavors of your or their choice) to stock their freezer with delicious flavors to keep them busy for...well at least a few weeks.

A three-scoop ice cream cone
Goldbelly

Get a pack of six pints from Goldbelly for $99 (available in 17 flavors; you can also order ice cream sandwiches and more!).

Lick is a LGBTQ-owned ice creamery based in Texas that makes artisanal flavors (including classics and unique seasonal ones) from local, family owned dairy — and all of their sauces, syrups, cookies, cakes and marshmallows, etc. are made *in house*.

27. A recipe book for collecting and preserving all their fam's favorite dishes from all time — Grandma Gladys's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Check. Uncle Kevin's signature chili? You bet. Mom's dry-as-toast pot roast? Maybe we can leave that one out.

The Our Family Recipes Journal
Amazon

It's broken down into sections for all sorts of recipes, from apps to sides to soups to desserts — plus space for the recipe, who it came from, and why it's special. It even has measurement equivalents, substitution suggestions, kitchen tips, a glossary of cooking terms, and more printed inside.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

Promising review: "I looked for ages for a good blank cookbook. The quality and price are amazing and I LOVE the style: modern but not so trendy that it'll go out of style. This is something I want to fill in and pass along to my kids." —Brittany Cole

28. A Stonewall Kitchen pancake gift set with everything they need to have the most epic brunches in the comfort of their own home — meaning no one has to put real (aka non-PJ) pants on.

The mixes, syrups, and mixer
Stonewall Kitchen

We're talking pancakes and waffles for days. The set includes their Maine maple syrup, wild Maine blueberry syrup, Farmhouse pancake and waffle mix, blueberry pancake and waffle mix and their double chocolate pancake and waffle mix — AND an adorable pancake tea towel and their ~Better Batter~ whisk (it's coated on the bottom to get every bit of mix...well...mixed in.

Get it from Stonewall Kitchen for $64.95.

29. A hot sauce-making kit for creating a whopping seven different sauces — and seeing which pepper creates their favorite flavor (or ~flavorite~, if you will).

The kit
Amazon

It comes with seven bottles (three glass and three squeeze-bottles), a two-inch funnel, apple cider vinegar, spice blend, two pairs of gloves, five pH strips, peppers, instruction card, and labels.

Get it from Amazon for $54.95. This same company also makes kits for creating your own gin, complete with ~botanicals~ for $47.95.

Promising review: "I bought this product as a gift for my S.O. He loves to cook and loves all things spicy. Recently he had ordered ghost peppers and didn’t know what to do with them. So I started researching hot sauce kits and came across this one. We were not disappointed!! The packaging was cute and making the hot sauce was something fun and different to enjoy together. Having this kit it made it so easy!!! All of our friends have heard about our hot sauce-making adventure and want to know where to get a kit for themselves. Everything is included: tiny glass storing bottles, the spices, little squeeze bottles and tiny fill-in labels. He absolutely loved this gift and I can’t believe I got it for the price, considering everything that’s included. 10/10 would recommend" —Sam

30. A set of foodie dice for anyone with strong hunger and weak decision-making skills. It comes with five primary dice (for protein, cooking method, herb, and bonus ingredient) and four seasonal veggie dice (so they can roll one depending on the time of year) to keep changing up their dinner plans thanks to over **186,000** possible meal combinations.

The dice and the pouch they come in
Amazon

Get it from Two Tumbleweeds on Amazon Homemade for $24.

Promising review: "These dice, paired with the week planning fridge magnet from the same company, have changed my dinner game. I even tried quinoa because of these, and found out that I love it! Each time I roll the dice and see the ingredients, I think "wow, that sounds delicious" and I can't wait to throw it together and try it. Takes all the guesswork out of coming up with dinner every night and I don't have to cook two separate dishes (1 entree and 1 veggie side), because it all goes together in one convenient recipe." —Becca Schneiderman

31. 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, a food bucket list that'll give their life renewed meaning as they plot and plan their future foodie plans, locally or abroad.

The cover of the book
Workman Publishing Company

"BUT I'VE ONLY EATEN 421 OF THESE?!"

Get it from Amazon for $19.57 or from Bookshop for $22.95 (to support local bookstores).

Any of a variety of fandom-themed cookbooks in the market, including but not limited to:

32. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, a volume filled with delicious dishes like treacle tart (Harry's favorite, duh!), Kreacher's French onion soup, and Mrs. Weasley's mince pies – all with the scenes that inspired them.

Amazon, amazon.com

There's a section with four different cake recipes inspired by the four birthday cakes sent to Harry on his 14th birthday by Hermione, Ron, Sirius, and Hagrid. Yep, I'm crying again.

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

Promising review: "I love this book! Some of the recipes are complex and wouldn't be great to try with smaller children — not all of them though. Other than that, each recipe refers to the book and chapter where it appears in the Harry Potter series and includes a short history about the origin of or inspiration for the recipe. The chocolate buttermilk sheet cake has become a family favorite that people request for their birthday cake (my mom calls it the Harry Potter cake). I even bought this book as a graduation present for two of my Harry Potter obsessed students." —Jenn Pond

Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

33. The Star Wars Cookbook for any kitchen geek, whether they're gonna be cooking Han Solo or with the whole extended Ewok family.

The cover of the book
Chronicle Books

Reviewers note that the recipes (including for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages) are easy and delicious, perfect for whipping up with kids.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 or from Bookshop for $17.47 (to support local bookstores).

34. An Unexpexted Cookbook, a collection of recipes inspired by Lord of the Rings, so those hunger pangs they've always felt around ~elevenses~ can finally be sated. We're talking recipes for EVERY HOBBIT MEALTIME!

The cover of the book
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

There are even vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly recipe options and tweaks inside! And for those with time to spare, their dinner, roast and pudding recipes "take hours to make, but are well worth the wait."

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 or Bookshop for $29.99 (to support local bookstores).

35. A floating-hinge panini press, because regular sandwiches are BORING, and they deserve BETTER. Move over PB&J, you're being pushed aside in favor of a hot, melty sandwich every single day. Plus this is a great reason to make their lunch break just a taddddd longer.

The hinged press with a grilled sandwich inside
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $41.31.

Promising review: "I typically do not purchase appliances with one use but this is so fast and handy that I use this for more than sandwiches. We are empty-nesters and I eat alone during the week, leaving me somewhat uninspired to make much of an effort. With common sense, this unit is capable of other jobs...turkey burgers, roasted veggies, quesadillas; to name a few. I do wish there was a temperature control but cannot complain given the $20 price tag. The surface will accommodate two sandwiches, even on oversized bread, such as rye." —Helen0225

36. The Flavor Bible, a cookbook and guide to creating mouth-watering combinations of ingredients, textures, and temperatures for all skill levels as they develop confidence in the kitchen. It has almost 3,000 5-star reviews alone, BTW!

The cover of the book
Little Brown and Company

There are suggested combinations (over 70 things go well with chickpeas, apparently), plus pages dedicated to specific main ingredients (like chicken or lamb) to inspire them to create *their own* recipes!

Get it from Amazon for $26.93 or from Bookshop for $36.80.

37. A subscription box of snacks so they never run out of tasty treats (sweet and savory) — this is really the gift that keeps on giving.

Examples of what can come in the box, like a nut and fruit mix, granola bars, pickles, popcorn, and fancy Poptarts
Mouth

Get a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription for Mouth for $54+ per month.

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