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33 Unique Hot Sauce Gift Ideas

Let’s reach new heats with gifts that make the Red Hot Chili Peppers look mild.

Is it getting hot in here, or is it just this flaming list of hot sauce gift ideas we’ve assembled? We think it’s time to turn up the heat on gift-giving with this impressive collection of hot sauce gift sets, funny novelty gifts, and extreme tasting kits that will challenge anyone’s resilience!

Does your dad swear that foods have no taste unless they’re solidly coated in a layer of chili flakes? Has your grandmother been carrying hot sauce in her purse for as long as you can remember? We’ve got over 30 of the best gifts for the hot sauce connoisseurs on your shopping list.

33 Best Hot Sauce Gift Ideas

We’ll get a big glass of milk ready for you to help you recover from this blazing hot list of hot sauce gift ideas!

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

  • It’s Getting Hot In Here

  • $$$$$
  • Activities & Entertainment, Food & Drinks

Any hot sauce lover should try their hand at making it at least once in their life! This kit makes it easy to dive into the world of sauce with clear instructions, unique ingredients, and helpful tools. It comes with six bottles to house your friend’s delicious creations, but they’ll have to come up with some funny names on their own!

Mike’s Hot Honey – Original & Extra Hot Combo

  • What A Delicious Duo

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Our mind is racing with all the incredible combinations we could put Mike’s Hot Honey on. This two-pack includes the original hot honey and the newer extra hot bottle, both of which would be a wonderful topping on pizza, wings, chicken and waffles, or used in marinades, dressings, and cocktails!

Hot Sauce Challenge Gift Box

  • Who's Up For A Challenge?

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

We definitely think you should pick up one of these hot sauce challenge gift boxes for your bravest friend to test their tolerance! But, understandably, we have one condition for your purchase— we want you to film the whole thing and send it to us!

This gift box has six bottles of hot sauce labeled from one to six to rank their spiciness. Are your friends and loved ones up to the challenge? There’s only one way to find out!

Hot Sauce Novelty Funny Socks

  • Sock It To Them

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing, Accessories, Novelty

Is it getting hot in here, or is it just those socks? These novelty hot sauce socks are an excellent gift for any hot sauce lover whose rear end might need a break from your extreme hot sauce gifts. They come in five other designs, like sushi and tacos, so you could get a pair for everyone on your shopping list and make great Christmas stocking stuffers.

Global Hot Sauce Gift Box

  • A Hot Trip Around The World

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

You could send your spiciest friend or loved one on an international taste-testing adventure without paying for all those airfare costs! This set features five bottles, each inspired by the flavors and spices of different regions, including Assam, Chesapeake Bay, Ethiopia, Kerala, and Virginia. Now, thanks to this hot sauce gift set, you can save your airline miles for a trip you actually want to go on.

Steve-O's Hot Sauce For Your Butthole - Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce

  • Hot On The Way In And The Way…

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Do you have a friend that enjoys Jackass-style challenges? This hot sauce was created and taste-tested by Steve-O himself and features a cheeky illustration on the front to give the users a sneak peek into what they’ll be feeling later.

Farm-to-Bottle Microdose Hot Sauce

  • Microdose Through The Day

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Hot sauce generally isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the phrase “microdose,” but after reading these product descriptions, we totally understand why.

These bottles contain minimal vinegar, letting the organically grown, rare single-strain chili peppers take center stage in these flavor profiles. This set features four tiny bottles that could make a huge impact on the recipient’s next taco night!

Tabasco Hot Sauce Keychain (Real Mini Bottle of Tabasco)

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  • The Key To Your Heat

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Food & Drinks, Novelty

This mini bottle of Tabasco is a funny yet useful gift that is guaranteed to become a conversation starter for the recipient. This keychain is perfect for on-the-go guys and girls that won’t go anywhere without the guarantee of spicy food. It is a cool novelty gift that any hot sauce lover will appreciate.

Ultimate Hot Sauce Packet Assortment

  • Armed And Assorted

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

You can’t always trust a restaurant, food truck, or delivery driver to pack as much heat as some hot sauce lovers require. This assortment of hot sauce packets is a convenient and useful way for your hot sauce lover to bring the heat without having to carry around a bottle of hot sauce in a holster like this guy.

Thick Durable Leather Hot Sauce Holster 2-pack

  • Armed And Dangerously Spicy

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Novelty

You didn’t think we would just toss out a reference like that and not link the product, did you? This durable leather holster is the perfect gift for your hot sauce-toting cowboy to help them stay prepared for whatever unseasoned nachos are thrown their way. This hilarious yet useful gift is an essential accessory for those individuals who take the phrase “packing heat” literally.

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Tropical Hot Sauce Trio

  • Take A Trip To The Tropics

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

We think it’s time for everyone to go on a tropical getaway. However, that’s pretty unrealistic, so we’ll settle for sending your mouth on a tropical adventure with this hot sauce trio!

These sauces are an awesome gift set for someone who loves combining sweet and spicy for a refreshingly balanced combination! We’re already picturing a mango pineapple salsa triple dosed with all these sauces on top of some coconut shrimp tacos!

Hoff Sauce - Award-Winning Louisiana Style Hot Sauce

  • Don’t Hassel The Hoff

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

This bottle is a Tennessee take on Louisiana heat, and we can’t complain about this southern state mashup. These bottles are produced in small batches with high-quality ingredients for a hot sauce that is sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, keto, and paleo-friendly while aching a mighty spicy punch.

Hot Sauce for Coffee Duo

  • Good Morning, Sunshine

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Do you know a spice lover who also struggles to get out of bed in the morning? Well, we just found the perfect substitute for their alarm clock! This hot sauce for coffee duo set might sound strange at first, but it adds a subtle, sweet heat to coffee that any heat seeker will flip for.

ASS KICKIN’ Premium Gourmet Hot Spicy Jellybeans with Habanero

  • Don’t Spill Those Beans

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Novelty

We just made your dad, son, sister, or grandma’s Easter basket significantly more exciting; no need to thank us. All jokes aside, something about super spicy jelly beans sounds like a cruel trick for most people, but we know a couple of hot sauce lovers who would get a kick out of these butt-kicking beans.

Korean Sauce & Condiment Trio

  • The Hottest Trio

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

If you can’t handle the heat, you probably shouldn’t try any of these delicious Korean sauces. Korean foods have a rich and flavorful history of incorporating fermented condiments like Kimchi and Gochujang. This trio takes advantage of those classic flavors for a trio of sauces that knows how to turn up the spice.

Hot Pepper Seeds For Planting Ghost Habanero - 5 Varieties Pack

  • Grow Their Own Ghosts

  • $$$$$
  • Garden, Accessories

Do you know a hot sauce lover that likes to take matters into their own hands? Now, thanks to this pack of Ghost Habanero hot pepper seeds, they can try to grow their own spicy condiments.

You could start your spice-seeking friend off with this seed set, then maybe get them a DIY hot sauce kit for the next holiday or special occasion. That way, they can create their own unique hot sauce with homegrown ingredients!

Around the World Spicy Nut Collection

  • That’s A Nuts Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Here is another international flavor collection that brings the heat, no tortilla chips required. This set includes five uniquely spiced peanut varieties that will be a flavorful treat for any adventurous snacker. Some of the highlights include Mexican Spiced Cocoa, Coconut Curry Thai, and Moroccan Harissa Lime, but we can’t wait to try them all!

World's Hottest Hot Sauce Gift Set

  • Award-Winning Heat

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Novelty

With packaging this intimidating, we’re surprised that anyone wants to try these dangerously hot bottles of hot sauce! But if you know a thrill seeker who can only be satisfied by trying to burn their esophagus to bits, then you have to get them this hot sauce gift set.

These sauces range from 350,000 to 800,000 Scoville units and will add a serious kick to burgers, tacos, wings, and more!

Chili Infused Maple Syrup Trio

  • It’s Breakfast Time

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Here is a combination you might not have been expecting, but you should definitely give it a whirl! These chili-infused maple syrups add a unique kick to waffles, pancakes, pizza, salad dressings, or even ice cream!

This dark Vermont maple syrup is infused with organic chili peppers to create three unique sauces, Habanero Maple Syrup, Ghost Pepper Maple Syrup, and Chipotle Bourbon Maple Syrup, that will bring the heat to breakfast!

Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9

  • This Sauce Is On Fire

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

This bottle could potentially be the world’s hottest hot sauce, and we’re not just saying that. This sauce packs 9 million Scoville units, which is nine times spicier than a standard ghost pepper.

Do you want to see what this hot sauce can do before buying it for your friend or loved one? Check out this video of a 12-year-old boy testing it out. To be fair, we think he handled it better than we could have!

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Farmer's Market Hot Sauce

  • Small Batch Beauties

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Hot sauces are about more than just heat; they also can impart unique and whimsical flavors to foods and drinks. These Farmer’s Market Hot Sauces illustrate that point exactly, with gourmet flavor combinations that are sophisticated and delightful, like Habañero Carrot Curry, Serrano Ginger Lemongrass, Red Chili Lime, and Smoked Habañero Barbeque.

Tabasco Spicy Dark Chocolate Wedges

  • A Sweet And Spicy Treat

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Novelty

While most people probably don’t want a spicy dessert, we know that the pepper people you’re shopping for want to incorporate spice into every aspect of their culinary adventures.

We tried these spicy dark chocolate wedges at the Tabasco factory on Avery Island, Louisiana, a few years ago. We’re still dreaming about them, so we can solidly recommend them to your adventurous friends!

Sriracha Spice Blend Set

  • Blend Up These Bad Boys

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

If you know someone who tops all their foods with sriracha, from their scrambled eggs at breakfast to their sweet midnight snacks, you have to introduce them to this awesome spice blend set.

These six jars start with the powdered form of their favorite hot sauce, then add in sweet and savory ingredients to create a variety of incredible combinations, like Black Truffle Sriracha, Miso Teriyaki Sriracha, Thai Lime Sriracha, and more!

Cholula Hot Sauce Variety Pack - 5 Different Flavors

  • Mix It Up

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Variety is the spice of life! But when you pick up a Cholula Hot Sauce Variety Pack, the hot sauce might just be the actual spice of life. This pack includes all of your friend’s favorite Cholula hot sauce flavors like Original, Chili-Lime, Chili-Garlic, Chipotle, and Green Pepper.

This set is great for people who want to have a bottle of hot sauce on hand in every room in the house!

TRUFF Best Seller Gourmet Hot Sauce Set

  • A Decadent Dip

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

We’ll take our hot sauce with a side of gourmet luxury if you don’t mind! This set features three sophisticated, truffle-infused sauces that range from flavorful to extra hot. Truffles are an instantly impressive way to elevate cuisine from standard to gourmet, which could make this sauce an elite housewarming gift, Christmas present, or even a unique gift for your boss.

Sriracha Mini Keychain Combo Pack

  • You’ve Sriracha Be Kidding Me

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Novelty

Sriracha lovers rejoice! We found the perfect gift to help them bring the heat wherever they’re going. These mini keychains are a wonderful, slightly silly gift that any hot sauce lover will find useful! We think they’d make a wonderful Christmas stocking stuffer or small thank you gift for a hot sauce fanatic.

Pick Your Peppers: DIY Hot Sauce Class

  • Do It Yourself… With Help

  • Activities & Entertainment, Food & Drinks

If you saw the DIY hot sauce kit listed as the first item and thought, “that’s super cool, but my mom/dad/boyfriend/cousin/pal is terrible at following directions and might need a bit more help,” boy do we have a solution for you. This DIY hot sauce class includes the awesome kit listed above as well as guided instruction to help your loved ones make hot sauce they’ll love too!

The Death Nut Challenge Version 2.0

  • You’ve Got To Be Nuts To Try This

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Activities & Entertainment

I challenge you to a dual! Or, alternatively, a spicy nut challenge! This new and improved death nut challenge includes five levels of incredibly hot peanuts, each coated with a unique blend of six of the world’s hottest peanuts.

Each level comes with three peanuts so the recipient can share the challenge with their equally spicey friends. The last level— the Death Nut— is also sprinkled with a layer of 13,000,000 SHU pure Capsaicin Crystals and the six pepper coating of Carolina Reaper Peppers, Ghost Peppers, Chocolate Bhutlah, and more. Can you and your friends make it through all five levels?

Sweet and Savory Hot Sauce Duo

  • Stay Balanced

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Some like their food sweet, some like it spicy, and some like a combination of both! This set includes a bottle of Herbal Alchemy Hot Sauce, which boasts an earthy, herbal flavor, and a bottle of Sweet Heat Hot Sauce which has a sweet tropical kick. These bottles of hot sauce are handmade by a New York couple that knows how to bring the heat.

Homemade Kimchi Kit

  • Ferment Everything For Your Gut

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Activities & Entertainment

Not only does kimchi pack a powerfully spicy punch, but it also could support the consumer’s gut health and more. This article breaks down some of the health benefits of kimchi, but most importantly, we’re here to talk about the spice.

This homemade kit was created by Kheedim Oh, who wanted to bring his mother’s kimchi recipe to the masses. This kit could be a fun activity for a spicy-seeking heat connoisseur who isn’t afraid to play around in the kitchen!

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Hot Harissa Trio Gift Set

  • This Trio Is A Real Treat

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Harissa is a chili pepper paste native to certain countries in Northern Africa and often incorporated into traditional cuisines. This trio of harissas could be an excellent hot sauce gift idea for those who enjoy trying international foods.

It features a container of Original Harissa, Mint Harissa, and Cilantro ​​Harissa that can be served with pieces of bread, used as a marinade, and so much more!

Hot Sauce Is My Favorite Food Group

  • Express Their True Love

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing, Novelty

Give this t-shirt to your friend, dad, grandmother, cousin, or significant other who loves hot sauce roughly as much as they love you. Why? Because it announces their love of spicy food to everyone before they even meet! These shirts are available in mens, womens, and youth cuts and in five cool colors.

Heartbeat Hot Sauce 4 Pack

  • They’ll Heart It

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

In our not-so-professional opinion, there are two types of hot sauce, the kind you use just to make your food as spicy as possible and the kinds that impart a unique flavor along with their heat. Heartbeat Hot Sauce leans towards the latter, and this four-pack is an awesome opportunity for any hot sauce lover to test out some of their most popular flavors!

Hot Sauce Gifts FAQs

What’s the Hottest Sauce You Can Buy?

Based on our research, the hottest hot sauce you can buy is a bottle of Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9. It measures 9 million units on the Scoville Scale, while a ghost pepper comes in around 1 million units.

According to this scale, Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9 ranks higher than pepper spray. We don’t know if we’re quite brave enough to try that, but we’ll gladly watch you go for it and prepare a giant cup of ice-cold milk for after.

What Goes Good With a Hot Sauce As a Gift?

There are many awesome items you can pair with hot sauce as a gift, from novelty goods that show off their love of hot sauce to foods that pair well with their new saucy condiments.

Some cool novelty gifts could be this hilarious hot sauce holster, some silly hot sauce socks, a cool t-shirt that shows off their love, a DIY hot sauce making kit, or even this Tabasco keychain.

If you’re looking for foods to pair with, some great places to start could be tortilla chips, an assortment of cheeses, nuts, the fixings for a taco night, chicken nuggets, and french fries.

Do You Need to Package a Hot Sauce Gift?

Presentation is the cherry on top of a lovely gift, so we always suggest that you wrap your presents before giving them to the recipient. If you’re giving someone hot sauce as a present, you can even get creative with the packaging! For example, you arrange layers of red, orange, and yellow tissue paper in the gift bag to look like flames and reflect the fiery nature of your gift.

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Carly Schwarz

Carly Schwarz is a part-time conservation biologist, part-time creator of funky crafts, and full-time goofball writer for Gift Rabbit. She earned a degree in Environmental Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans and has worked on conservation projects worldwide since. Before she entered the world of online writing, Carly was the Research Coordinator of an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand.