Is your guy pal constantly snapping pictures of his bougie meals for Instagram? Is your dad a connoisseur of the latest BBQ seasonings and accessories? Does your boyfriend watch facebook food compilation videos as if that super cheesy burger will magically appear on his plate?
If this rings true for one of the men in your life, you might just know a foodie. And what better way to surprise your gastronome than with a gourmet gift or accessory? But of course, not all food gifts are created equal. So if you don’t want to fail your favorite foodie male, you might want to check out this list of 35 unique and cool food gifts for men.
35 Creative Food Gift Ideas for Men
Let’s dive into this list of the best food gifts for men, like it’s a complimentary bowl of chips and salsa at your favorite Mexican restaurant.
Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit
You could send him on an international food tour from the comfort of his kitchen, courtesy of this curated spread of herbs and spices. Treat his taste buds to the scents and smells of far-off destinations, from Rome to Marrakesh, with this set of 15 unique spices and blends. The box lid comes with recipes and bread pairing suggestions, so he will be ready to impress his next dinner guest.
Broadway Basketeers Birthday Celebration Gift Tower
There are nearly endless online quizzes meant to determine if you’re a sweet or savory food personality. But honestly, we find it too difficult to choose, and why should you? This basket could give him the best of both worlds, with delicious treats ranging from gourmet caramel popcorn to BBQ crispy corn nuggets. The impressive array of snacks is organized into an equally awe-inspiring tower, perfect for a birthday party or as a surprise delivery.
Oyster Mushroom Log Kit
Fresh, locally sourced ingredients could help elevate anyone’s cooking from basic to gourmet. But not every food connoisseur has time to rush off to farmer’s markets or the knowledge to go forage mushrooms in the forest. Luckily, this kit makes it easy for your fungi to grow flavorful, velvety soft oyster mushrooms at home! The real-wood logs come with mushroom spores already situated inside; all he has to do is soak the log and leave it in a dark, cool space. Soon, he’ll be swimming in delicious shrooms.
CraveBox Care Package (45 Count) Snacks Food
Whatever snack he’s craving, this box has him covered. It includes over 45 sweet and savory treats, suitable for any occasion, from a special birthday surprise to a craving-ful Christmas. It contains fan favorites like Pirate Booty popcorn, Oreos, Pringles, Chewy Bars, and so much more. It could be an excellent choice for a faraway friend, as you can select gift wrapping and include a personalized message to have the box delivered directly to them.
Kale & Herb Razor
We’re so crazy for this cool kitchen tool; it just kales us. If you know a guy that loves to make kale chips or just hates how long it takes to de-stem their favorite herbs, then this nifty stainless steel gadget could be a winner. Six different-sized holes could help him prep his leafy greens and herbs in just minutes. Did someone say fresh kale salad with herb dressing? We’ll bring our own Tupperware for leftovers.
Barnett’s Holiday Gift Basket – Elegant Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies
The simple yet addictive sandwich cookies of your childhood just got a gourmet makeover. These cookies are coated in luscious milk or white chocolate and topped with an assortment of dried fruit, candy, nuts, and more, all wrapped in an elegant box. It could be an excellent choice for a man with nostalgic taste buds and one of our favorite food gift baskets for men.
DIY Raindrop Cake - Molecular Gastronomy Kit
Did he make the feta pasta that took TikTok by storm? Did he scour his city for anything charcoal flavored, from ice cream to croissants? Suppose he’s still taking pictures of his Dalgona coffee every morning. In that case, he might also be interested in trying another social media trend that is as eye-catching as it is unique— the Raindrop Cake.
This DIY kit comes with everything he needs to make this intriguing vegan dessert. You might want to plug in his ring light because he’s guaranteed to take hundreds of photos of his masterpiece.
Dulcet Gift Baskets Chocolate Lovers Bakery Collection
Do you know what goes well with chocolate? Even more chocolate. If you know a card-carrying chocoholic guy, this could be the indulgent choice of his chocolate-covered dreams. With an array of cakes, whoopie pies, brownies, and more, there are plenty of rich and flavorful options to feed a crowd (or not— we’re not here to judge).
Italian Cheesemaking Kit
Let’s set one thing straight, there is no wrong way to eat cheese. Whether you enjoy a nicely curated charcuterie board with a glass of wine or just shovel shredded cheese into your mouth with the fridge door left open, all cheese consumption is good cheese consumption. But one thing is also evident; homemade cheese is super impressive.
This kit could help any cheese connoisseur create ten batches of vegetarian-friendly cheeses, including mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone, and Ricotta Salata. This gift could pair well with a charcuterie board or set of cheese knives for your cheesiest pal.
SMIRLY Cheese Board and Knife Set
Speaking of charcuterie boards and cheese knives, just check out this sleek bamboo set. The board measures 13 by 13 inches and includes a pull-out drawer with serving utensils and an extra round tray for fruit (or more cheese). It has engraved grooves perfectly sized for organizing crackers or meats, slates and markers for labeling your selections, ceramic bowls for fruit or nuts, and more fun accessories. As soon as this tray hits the table, his party hosting skills will instantly be elevated, making this one of the great food gifts for men…and you too!
Peanut Butter Sampler
We can’t be the only ones that eat peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon, right? If you know a lad that can’t seem to get enough of the stuff, you might want to blow his mind with this gourmet peanut butter set. It includes six handmade, small-batch peanut butter jars with sweet, savory, crunchy, and creative add-ins. Don’t be surprised when he digs into a jar immediately upon receiving it.
Foodie Fight: A Trivia Game
A word to the wise— this game is designed for the hard-core foodies. But if you know a guy bursting at the seams with food trivia facts, this might be the perfect game for them. It includes over 1,000 questions regarding celebrity chefs, exotic cuisine, culinary science, and more. Even the less knowledgeable among us are sure to learn some cool new foodie facts.
Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps
Even if his burgers are usually the star of the show, these natural wood wraps could give his sides a chance to shine. These natural wood wraps could infuse his veggies, tofu, cheeses, and more with the smoky flavors of cedar and alder and provide a beautiful plating presentation. Each set includes eight wraps that he can use once, so get ready for him to ask you where you got these delicious contraptions.
Flavors of the World Hot Sauce Sampler Gift Set
If he can handle the heat, get him back in the kitchen testing out this international hot sauce collection. This 30-pack of vegan and vegetarian-friendly mini hot sauces range from mild to extreme for those of all heat tolerance levels. He could enjoy flavors such as Baja Mango, Garlic del Fuego, Hawaiian Lava, Budapest Fire, and more on a variety of different foods and cuisines. This gift set could be an excellent choice for those foodies that like to look up the heat index of chilies on the Scoville Scale. Definitely one of the great food gift ideas for men who love their chilies!
Gourmet Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter cups were already an elite candy, and that was before they received this gourmet makeover. Frankly, this box of hazelnut, sea salt, pretzel, and more delicious peanut butter cups wouldn’t survive a night in our house. If you’re trying to give this as a gift, we might suggest buying an extra box for yourself, so you’re not tempted to dip into his present.
Butcher's Favorites from Omaha Steaks
You can’t always be there to take someone out for a fancy steak dinner to celebrate birthdays or holidays. But you could have a mouth-watering selection of butcher’s cut filet mignons, boneless pork chops, split lobster tail skewers, gourmet jumbo franks, chicken breasts, and signature seasoning delivered right to their home within days. If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect food gift for men that embrace their carnivorous side, these meaty delivery boxes could be just the ticket to get him cooking.
Make Your Own Rainbow Bagel Kit
He could embrace his Jewish heritage (or just his undying love of cream cheese) in the most colorful way possible with this DIY rainbow bagel-making kit. Another foodie trend that took social media by storm, he could top these bright bagels with anything from funfetti cream cheese to essential breakfast sandwich ingredients. He’ll be able to create 12 Insta-worthy, smear-ready bagels delicious enough to make any Jewish mother proud.
Nuts and Jerky Gift Basket for Men
This gift basket is an excellent food gift idea for men that like to recline in their man-cave watching sports, crack open a cold one, and snack like he’s sitting at a dive bar. But don’t worry, this is a far cry from gas station jerky and nuts. These snacks are handcrafted from a small, family-owned business in Pennsylvania. This gift basket includes two unique bags of mixed nuts and an assortment of mild, spicy, and black pepper beef jerky. Don’t be surprised when he scarfs down all the snacks in one night.
Homemade Mushroom Ravioli Kit
You could buy him a flight to Italy, or you could bring Italy to his kitchen with this homemade mushroom ravioli kit. This fool-proof kit comes with a step-by-step guide and pre-measured ingredients to help any amateur chef feel like a pastaiolo.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Snack Box Care Package
Food allergies, sensitivities, and overall dietary preferences are no joke. But if you don’t have extensive knowledge about them, it might seem challenging to pick out a food gift that meets his requirements. This variety pack is chock full of delicious and unique snacks guaranteed to make his gluten-consuming friends jealous.
Edible Food Crayon Set
Crayons in the kitchen? These aren’t the Crayola variety from your childhood; they’re more akin to solidified condiments. If your favorite foodie guy is always searching for the most cutting-edge and unique kitchen tools and seasonings, he’s sure to love these flavorful, funky crayons.
You could choose from two varieties, each with a trio of crayons. The citrus set includes Coconut & Yuzu, Tangerine & Cinnamon, and Grapefruit & Black Pepper Food Crayon. In contrast, the fresh collection features a Lemon Food Crayon, Tomato & Thyme, and Basil Food Crayon. Each group comes with a sharpener to help him easily add five to ten shavings of flavor to his meals.
Dan the Sausageman's Happy Birthday Box
When you can’t be there to wish him a happy birthday in person, you could do it the second-best way possible, with food! Give him a smorgasbord of mouth-watering snacks like Dan’s Original Summer Sausage, Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, Italian Marinated Garlic Stuffed Olives, Dan’s Sweet Hot Mustard, Dilettante Chocolate Truffles, and more. It even comes neatly packaged in a festive happy birthday box.
Make Your Own Churros Kit
Nothing quite compares to the smell of fried dough wafting through the air, with decadent fillings and a generous coating of sweet cinnamon sugar. You could bring this sensational Spanish snack right to the comfort of your leading man’s kitchen with this DIY kit. All he has to do is add a bit of water and grab his favorite frying oil, and he’ll be ready to whip up 40 mouth-watering treats.
Pho Sho | Funny Vietnamese Cuisine T-Shirt
Does he enjoy dining on Vietnamese cuisine twenty-pho-seven? Okay, we’ll stop with the pho puns. But pho real, if your boyfriend, father, guy pal, or another man in your life is a Vietnamese food connoisseur, he is sure to love this super-soft jersey-knit cotton t-shirt. These t-shirts are sure to get a chuckle out of him and the staff at his favorite Vietnamese restaurant.
Death by Chocolate: Truffles Class and Kit
The combination of DIY kit and step-by-step instructor-led class could have him putting on his best impression of Johnny Depp from the 2000 film Chocolat. In this fun-filled two-hour course, he’ll learn how to make a creamy ganache filling and how to temper chocolate. Once he has mastered these skills, he’ll be able to make a wide variety of exquisite snacks, like chocolate-covered strawberries or pretzels. Personally (selfishly), we suggest getting this as a gift for someone you live with, so you can test out their delectable creations.
Restaurant Passport Journal
Whether he wants to document his international foodie experiences or just search for the perfect french fries in his neighborhood, this journal could help him keep track of all his wonderful culinary experiences. They are roughly the same size as a regular passport, making it convenient enough to carry throughout his travels. Will this help launch his career as an international food critic? Maybe. Will it help him keep track of the best place to get a BBQ cheeseburger at 10 pm? Definitely.
Milk & Cookies Shot Glass Making Kit
You and your main man go together like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, or even milk and cookies. And now, courtesy of this fun kit, milk and cookies go together better than ever. The dishwasher-safe silicone molds help him create delicious cookie shot glasses. He can fill them with anything from milk to mixed berries, chocolate mouse to salted caramel. The options are endless!
Herb & Grill BBQ Grilling Gift for Men
You don’t need to buy a whole new set of equipment or shop endlessly for your favorite grilling guy. This kit could turn any regular BBQ into a wood chip smoker to infuse his meaty marvels with flavorful wood smoke. This unique kit contains everything he needs, including a durable stainless steel smoker box, apple and hickory wood chips, a BBQ rub, a 30-page recipe book with helpful instructions, and other valuable tools. All he needs to do is pick his preferred cuts of meat and let the smoke show begin!
Thai Curry Cooking Kit
Regardless of whether or not he’s been to Thailand before, any curry lover will flip for these fragrant and delicious Thai curries. The kit includes three popular curry paste varieties—green, red, and panang— plus additional herbs, spices, and coconut milk. He can choose whatever protein and veggies he wants and cook up a pot of rice (not included) for multiple delicious meals. Who knows, maybe this will even inspire him to take you on an adventure to Thailand?
The Original Bear Paws Shredder Claws
You might be surprised by how often your BBQ fanatic finds an excuse to use these bear claws. Maybe it’s because they make him feel like Wolverine from X-Men, or perhaps because of how effective they are for lifting, cutting, and shredding meat. Is your mouth also watering just imagining all the BBQ pulled pork sandwiches he could make? These bear paws are melt-proof up to 475 degrees Fahrenheit (246C) and dishwasher safe, so he can take on the hottest meats and still have easy clean-up.
Artisan DIY BBQ Sauce Making Kit
Whether he slings saucy one-liners to ladies at happy hour or just likes to lather his food in saucy creations, this kit could be a fun DIY activity for any saucy lad. It has all the supplies your grill master needs to create three unique and flavorsome BBQ sauces. It includes a recipe guide to get him started, but he could also customize each bottle to reflect his unique palate.
The General's Hot Sauce Heat Seeker
Sometimes hot isn’t quite hot enough. If you know a guy who scarfs down chilies like they’re just red peppers and always selects menu items with flames next to the name, these hot sauces might just be able to put him in his place. They come in three flavorful, sweat-inducing varieties—Danger Close, Dead Red, and Shock & Awe— each packaged in a special hand-grenade-inspired bottle.
Brown Butter Truffle Honey
Honey is already a super underrated sauce/condiment/whatever you feel comfortable classifying it as. But then, chefs Jason McKinney and Tyler Vorce decided to add the brown butter and real truffles and elevated their small-batch honey to irresistible status. This honey could make a delicious addition to a warm block of brie on a cheese plate, a refreshing bowl of his favorite ice cream, or just straight from the jar with a spoon.
People's Choice Beef Jerky - Jerky Box
Just because your brother, dad, significant other, or guy pal is embarking on a Keto diet doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice delicious foods! These delivery boxes are full of mouth-watering snacks that are sugar-free, carb-free, gluten-free, and high protein. What’s even better? The products are made by a small, 90-year old family business in California. They also offer other, potentially not keto-friendly varieties like Simple & Savory, Some Like It Hot, Sweet, and more.
Tapas Snack Sphere
Don’t get us wrong; we love cheese boards. But, understandably, sometimes you want to mix up your snacking experience. If your boyfriend, best friend, coworker, or another man in your life loves a varied snacking endeavor, this tapas-style snack sphere could be a unique gift for them. It has three tiers for serving all their favorite dips, veggies, cheeses, and more. It also disassembles easily to make cleanup a breeze.
Foodie Gift FAQs
What Does Every Foodie Need?
Before you can determine the right gift for your foodie friend, you have to determine exactly what kind of foodie they are. Does your friend elevate each meal to the level of ritual? Savoring every bite and always looking for the most gourmet option? He might be impressed with a fancy charcuterie board or unique condiment. On the other hand, your boyfriend might be a Snack-osaurus Rex, a seemingly empty pit that could consume your entire pantry during an episode of The Office. A gift basket loaded with his favorite treats might suit him. Or, perhaps your brother is a die-hard DIY-er. A cooking kit, cookbook, or other helpful kitchen gadgets might be the best bet for his gift.
Why is Food a Good Gift?
Some people are notoriously difficult to shop for, but everyone enjoys snacking on delicious foods! Picking a selection of their favorite foods or unique snacks that match their palate demonstrates that you understand their tastes and preferences. Plus, who doesn’t love an edible gift?
What Do You Get Someone Who Likes Steak?
Luckily for you, the internet is filled with great options for steak lovers! Not only can you order butcher-select steaks to be delivered directly to their homes, but you could also look for gourmet spices or rubs, a set of sleek steak knives, grilling attire, or even a meat-specific cookbook.
What Gift Goes Well With a Cookbook?
Anything from a set of spoons to a bottle of wine could suitably accompany a cookbook. However, if you want to get creative, maybe take a second to peruse the cookbook yourself. If you notice it calls for any unique ingredients or kitchen tools the recipient might not have on hand, that could be a thoughtful place to start.
What to Buy a Man Who Likes to Cook?
There are plenty of great gift options for men that like to cook. You could look for nifty kitchen tools or gadgets that would make his life easier, exotic ingredients to give his cuisine a unique kick, or even a DIY cooking kit to help him learn new skills.