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46 Food Gifts For People Who Have Very Particular Taste

If it can't be eaten, is it even a gift at all?

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1. A festive gift tower full of snacks that treat fiends would love to see underneath, or in this case, *inside* of their Christmas tree.

Christmas tree colored boxes stacked with red ribbon. All treats around packaging.

2. A set of four gingerbread house mug buddies — a charming and deliciously ~homey~ gift perfect for your most festive friends. I wanna say...Hansel and Gretel?

Tiny gingerbread house cookies placed on edge of cups

3. A summer sausage and cheese set from holiday faves, Hickory Farms, to give your meat-and-potatoes pa a classic gift with some extra bite.

Box with packed sausage, cheese, and mustards

4. A soup dumpling kit that'll make your friends ~bao~ down to you — you gift-giving king!

Soup dumplings in wooden basket with tools and dough out around them

5. A pack of eight blooming lollipops – they can literally plant the sticks in the ground and grow flowers after finishing up each spiffy sucker. Get ready to bask in some praise, because you can count on them talking about your flowers-meet-treats gift botanic-all over town.

Several small suckers with herbs around them

6. A homemade gin kit here to help them drink to the new year in a whole new way.

7. A fine meats gift box — a one-and-done gift for your entire family. This won't just ~meat~ their expectations, it'll totally exceed them.

An uncooked piece of steak beside a tabletop of salt

8. A hot chocolate kit inspired by traditional Mexican methods, by melting solid chocolate into milk and using a Molinillo whisk for a full, foamy drink. Get them this and their hot cocoa nights are gonna be choco-lit.

9. Or a green tea tin for fans of The Mandalorian who eat, drink, and breathe baby Yoda.

Tin with round tea bags and baby Yoda from The Mandalorian on case

10. A box of sunshine — bright and sunny treats that just might lift up your summer-lovin' sweetheart, who would far rather snack inside than hang out in the snow.

Gift box with goodies like popcorn, cookies, tea, and more

11. A chocolate bash cake – a whack-y gift (with a nine-month shelf life!) for secretly storing somewhere in your home if you're notoriously known for forgetting holiday gifts.

12. A DIY kimchee kit to teach them how to make probiotic-rich kimchee at home. This step-by-step kit is a great way to give them confidence in the kitchen and, after their first batch, the tools are at-the-ready every time they get a hankering to monch on some delectable sour cabbage.

Full jar of DIY kimchee

13. A vegan power pack from Peta that'll show your plant-focused friend you support their dietary choices and let ya both bond over something you love very much...food.

Tote bag with several vegan foods and ingredients

14. A jar of Zach & Zoë Creamed wildflower honey from a family honey bee farm that uses all-natural processes, so you can give a sweet and responsible gift that's truly the bee's knees.

Honeycomb on cutting board

15. A box of 24 customizable shortbread cookies sure to help you say "I love you" in the most universal way possible, through their stomach.

Scalloped edge rectangular shortbread cookies with pressed words on top

16. A Santa's Bakeshop platter so they can enjoy cheesecakes, a brownie, and tons of chocolate strawberries — main food groups our man Santa lives off of all year long.

Plate with three pastries and several strawberries

17. A bottle of Patrón Reposado Tequila to give the Meredith to your Yang before you both dance off all of 2020. And then restart Grey's Anatomy. Again.

18. A mango hot sauce mix — a gift that'll ~spice~ up your parents' life (at least at dinnertime) if they tend to think that plain boiled chicken is an appropriate main course.

Bottled hot sauce and ingredients

19. A mozzarella and ricotta DIY cheese kit — a gift that's sure to help bring back your boo's ~cheesy~ side when you run out of at-home date night ideas.

20. A tin of 12 gluten free fruity marshmallow cookies from the cult-favorite Milk Bar, for gluten-intolerant folks who feel connected to Cookie Monster on an almost spiritual level.

Gooey cookie being broken in half

21. A spice blend box so you can gift some hand-selected blends from a specific country or region. Each set includes curated recipes, shopping lists, and instructions that highlight each spice's flavor. Um, yum.

Spice packets and meal info on cutting board

22. A candied bacon kit — a delicious way to let your best friend know how happy you are that you two were able to ~meat~.

Syrup-covered bacon drying on rack

23. A coffee of the month subscription, because your marital mornings have ~bean~ a little less than their best since you accidentally brought home decaf. An official subscription is the kinda gift that can keep that from happening ever again. Whew.

24. Or a box of Verb energy bars that'll delight people who need a pick-me-up but aren't into coffee. These have as much caffeine as an espresso – without the post-coffee slump and/or jitters.

The Verb Energy bars in the salted peanut butter, vanilla late, coconut chai, and lemon raspberry flavors

25. A kombucha starter kit with pH test strips, starter, sugar, looseleaf tea, and a lovely glass jar perfect for creative friends who love learning new skills (particularly when they can consume them after).

A large jar of kombucha with a fabric lid

26. A vegan cheese wheel — a lactose-free gift that's gonna make their charcuterie boards daaang beautiful.

Five cheese wheels stacked together

27. A bag of Wilde chips, made from chicken — a powerhouse protein present for carnivorous kids and adults who aren't too ~chicken~ to try a rather unique treat.

28. A biscotti box to give your BFF if you haven't been able to go on a coffee date in ages and want a fun way to make your virtual brunches extra special.

Chocolate covered biscotti on a plate

29. A jerky bouquet you can pull out when the holiday stress gets the best of you, to say you're sorry in a funny and fun way after you realize the silly ~beef~ you two had was probably your fault.

Triangular bouquet with several sticks of jerky

30. A mustard sampler pack for taking their sandwich game to new heights.

A cardboard tube with five mustard sample jars

31. A Pickle of the Month subscription – a fun gift that'll, at the very least, give them a good chuckle (and a great snack!) if you're shopping for someone impossible and finding them a gift is a real and true pickle.

Three pickles jars with one extra in wrapping

32. A Beehive Cheese Co. box for people with a refined cheesy palate.

33. A peppermint chow package that'll be so fun to snack on your anti-romantic boo just might say, "We were pepper-mint to be" after a handful of this delicious gift.

The peppermint chow

34. A jerk rice and chana masala backpacking meal for making sure the hiker in your life is getting some real food while hanging out in all that...nature. Bugs only look delicious on The Lion King, cooked food is the way to go.

35. A DIY mochi ice cream kit that's equal parts satisfying to make and eat. Plus, this kit is great for kids, so you and your family can have a blast creating this buzz-worthy treat. You can officially call yourselves the coolest parents on the block.

Mochi inside silicone mold beside ingredients and packaging

36. A pair of truffle-based sauces (black truffle *ranch* and *Sriracha*) to give friends who pride themselves on their sophisticated palate, even when they live off of microwave dinners. What better way to upgrade instant mac 'n' cheese than with truffle oil, I ask you?? There is none. Stop guessing.

37. A mushroom-growing kit for anyone who would love a large garden but doesn't have ~mushroom~ for anything other than some of these fun-guys.

Box with tons of mushrooms growing out of it

38. A holiday tea chest filled to the brim with beautifully packaged tea time bliss. Hope they like Olaf, because every time they sip these teas they're gonna feel like they're getting a warm hug.

Large box with several triangular tea bags

39. A movie night popcorn kit with enough popcorn and seasonings to satisfy your BFF during their marathon movie nights — the Twilight series won't watch itself! Who has 10 half-hours to spare?

Popcorn kernels and seasoning in packaging

40. A Haus apéritif sampler kit with four unique flavors, each blended with tantalizing natural botanicals, for friends who love a good drink so much you know they'll say "Sip Sip Hooray!" when you give them this gift.

Four bottles of Haus styled on a table

41. A brunch box sure to bring a tear to every brunch lover's eye, knowing they will be able to feast on a brag-worthy brunch from the comfort of their kitchen counter.

Skillet with stack of pancakes, maple syrup, and bloody Mary mix

42. A Home Chef membership designed with step-by-step cooking instructions – a gift for folks who are ready to embrace home cooking, as long as they have a meal service holding their hand while they do it.

43. A Sips by subscription — a tea-riffic gift to snag if you're looking to get something your entire family would love.

44. A pack of 25 mini vegan cupcakes for friends who could use a bit of bite-sized bliss.

45. A truly mouthwatering caviar flight with enough caviar to serve up to 10 people. Simply select from the domestic, international, and imported caviar options (you get three!). This gift is so good they just might think it's ~fishy~ that they're getting it. And let's be real, they totally owe you after this.

Full caviar kit with three jars, packet of blinis, creme, and carrier bag

46. And finally, a box of Liquid Death (a ferociously funny sparkling water) to help keep them hydrated while scarfing down all of these delicious gifts!

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