Best Inexpensive Gifts for Foodies

The best budget-friendly gifts that all foodies will love. This unique and fun list has kitchen and baking gadgets, cocktail items, gourmet food, and eco-friendly gifts.  Food lovers, cooks, bartenders, and those that love to entertain will thank you for any of the gifts that I list below. Whether it is for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, housewarming, anniversary, retirement, or wedding gifts for the foodie you know do not have to break the bank. All the gifts during the time this was published are under $50 and some of the gifts for food lovers are under $25.

Kitchen gift ideas are easy as long as you know one thing that person likes to eat or cook.  Making it personal, without personalizing or engraving something (that costs more money), to really have an impact and your gift will be meaningful and a hit.  I have found some of my favorites and other items that have great reviews in the following categories;  kitchen gadgets, baking accessories, wine, beer, and cocktail gifts, eco-friendly kitchen items, and gourmet foods.   All the items can be found on Amazon and shipped easily to you or directly to the recipient.

The sections below are inexpensive gift ideas for the foodie on your list.   These presents are great for everyone and perfect for men or women.  All these gifts are great for newlyweds, couples, grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, sister, brother, girlfriend, boyfriend, boss, friend, child, or grandchild.   Several of these food gifts are great ideas for Father’s or Mother’s Day. Each Christmas you can find a few stocking stuffers for foodies here too.  So if you are stumped on what to buy him or her, this is the list you need to help find the perfect gift.



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Kitchen Gadget Gifts


CHEFMAN TURBOFRY 2QUART AIR FRYER – A space-saving compact air fryer that still has all the power to create great crispy fried foods. The size is big enough for a batch of french fries or two large bone-in chicken breasts ready to be air-fried chicken.  Easy to clean and use; plus great reviews.

Chefman TurboFry 2 Quart Air Fryer, Personal Compact Healthy Fryer w/ Adjustable Temperature Control, 30 Minute Timer and Dishwasher Safe Basket, Black



iSiLER PASTA MACHINE –  This inexpensive pasta machine has 9 settings of thickness, multiple pasta shapes, and is easy to clean. Everything you need from a pasta machine and all for a great budget price. This is a great value on Amazon and one of the best-reviewed pasta machines.

Pasta Machine, iSiLER 150 Roller Pasta Maker, 9 Adjustable Thickness Settings Noodles Maker with Washable Aluminum Alloy Rollers and Cutter,Perfect for Spaghetti, Fettuccini, Lasagna or Dumpling Skins


UMIEN MORTAR & PESTLE / MOLCAJETE – a gorgeous granite version that is easy to use and clean. Comes with an avocado tool for making amazing guacamole. The best kitchen tool for making pesto, crushing garlic or nuts, and grinding spice blends.

Granite Mortar and Pestle Set guacamole bowl Molcajete 8 Inch – Natural Stone Grinder for Spices, Seasonings, Pastes, Pestos and Guacamole – Extra Bonus Avocado Tool Included


Wine, Beer & Cocktail Gifts


ENOLUXE WINE CHILLER BUCKET – Perfect gift for white wine and champagne fans. It fits 750ml bottles and is iceless and sweat-less so this wine chiller will keep your surfaces dry.  It is made of beautiful stainless steel and keeps your wine or champagne chilled for up to 2 hours.

Enoluxe Wine Chiller Bucket – Champagne Bucket – Elegant White Wine Bucket or Champagne Chiller for All 750 ml Bottles – Insulated Wine Cooler Bucket to Keep Wine Cold (Stainless Steel)



BREWER’S BEST HOME BREW BEER KIT – This kit is perfect for the light beer drinker on your gift list. There are other beer kits for ale, amber, and even peanut butter stout (oh my!). Each kit makes 5 gallons of homemade beer.

Brewer’s Best – Home Brew Beer Ingredient Kit (5 Gallon), (American Light)



ROOT 23 HAPPY HOUR COCKTAIL MIXER SET – The ultimate cocktail mixer variety pack with 4 exceptional simple syrup flavors.  Add to your favorite spirit with some club soda for a fancy and gourmet cocktail. It includes four 4 oz bottles, with flavors as follows: Cherry Almond, Vanilla Ginger, Grapefruit Basil, Cucumber Habanero. These are a personal favorite of mine for making wonderful vodka martini with great flavor. 

ROOT 23 Happy Hour Cocktail Mixer Set I 4 oz bottles (4-Pack) I Assorted Flavors


Gourmet Food & Spice Gifts


GODIVA CHOCOLATIER ASSORTED DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES – 24 pieces of dark chocolate heaven.  Everyone has a chocolate fan on their gift list and this is the ultimate present to make someone smile. Each piece is beautiful and the box includes both unique flavors like Aztec Spice and traditional favorites like Salted Caramel.

Godiva Chocolatier Assorted Dark Chocolate Truffles, Truffle Gift Box, Great as a Gift, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Mom, 24 Piece



THE SILK ROAD EXOTIC SPICE BLEND – A unique spice gift set for the ultimate foodie that loves to cook at home and try new recipes.  The 6-pack of spices includes  2 oz sizes of each: Persian Advieh, Ethiopian Berbere, Egyptian Dukkah, Indian Garam Masala, Moroccan Harissa, and Japanese Togarashi.

Exotic Spice Blends 6-Pack Gift Set from The Silk Road Restaurant, No Salt | All Natural Seasoning | Vegan | Gluten Free Ingredients | NON-GMO | No Preservatives

TRUFFLEHUNTER TRUFFLE OIL SELECTION GIFT SET – A luxurious set of 3 types of truffle oil including Black Truffle Oil, White Truffle Oil & English Truffle Oil in a lovely gift box.   These oils are of high quality with wonderful flavor plus fantastic reviews.  Drizzled on pizza, french fries, or pasta for the amazing earthy taste that only truffles can offer.

TruffleHunter Truffle Oil Selection Gift Set – White, English & Black Truffle Oil (3 x 3.38 Oz) Real Truffle Pieces Olive Oil Gourmet Food Seasoning Marinade – Vegetarian Vegan Kosher & Gluten Free


Environmentally Friendly Kitchen Gifts


DE GLASS FOOD CONTAINERS WITH BAMBOO LIDS – Set of 4 stylish yet functional eco-friendly food storage containers in a variety of sizes. They are easy to clean plus also safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer.

DE Plastic-Free Glass Food Storage Containers with Eco-Friendly Bamboo Wooden Lids, Set of 4 Pantry Organization Ideal for Flour, Sugar, Coffee, Teabags, Pasta, Candy, Snack and Various Dried Foods



LONGZON SILICONE STRETCH LIDS – This set of 14 stretch lids made of silicone, are wonderful and reduce the need for plastic wrap.  There are 7 different sizes in this set, including these sizes; (2.6″, 3.8″,4.5″, 5.7″,6.5″, 8.1″ and 9.8’’ diameter.  They stretch so the 9.8″ lid for example can cover up to 12″ in diameter.

longzon Silicone Stretch Lids Set of 14,Reusable Durable Food Storage Covers for Bowl, 7 Different Sizes to Meet Most Containers, Dishwasher & Freezer Safe



CAPMESSO COFFEE CAPSULE FOR NESPRESSO – This reusable stainless steel pod helps any coffee fan reduce waste.  Just fill with your favorite espresso and brew it in your Nespresso machine.  Check for the model and size to see which is the right when before ordering.   It is cost-saving and great for the environment.

CAPMESSO Coffee Capsule, Stainless Steel Reusable Coffee Pod for Espresso Nespresso Refillable Vertuo Capsule Pod Vertuoline GCA1 and Delonghi ENV135 (8oz-Coffee Cup(Big)



Baking Gifts


BONJOUR CREME BRULEE SET – The 5-piece set is all you need to make the most delicious creme brulees.  (besides needing my Easy 3-Ingredient Creme Brulee Recipe! )   It includes 4 ramekins and a torch.

BonJour Chef’s Tools Butane Crème Brûlée Torch and Porcelain Ramekin Set, 5-Piece, Stainless Steel, One Size – 53489



CALPHALON NONSTICK BAKEWARE SET, 6-Pieces  – This set for baking is amazing. I have many Calphalon nonstick products and the bakeware is wonderful. Truly nonstick and that is important when you want your cake or muffins to not fall apart.  A great starter kit of one to gift someone that needs an upgrade and some quality bakeware. The set includes Two 8-in. Round Cake Pans, One Medium Loaf Pan, One 9×13-in. Cake Pan, One 12-Cup Muffin Pan, One 10×15-in. Baking Sheet. 

Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware Set, 6-Pieces, 6-pc



MEIQIHOME SPRINGFORM PAN SET – Includes 3 round springform pans and an adorable heart-shaped one too. The round pans are 7″, 9″, and 10″ sizes.  All the pans are nonstick and leak-proof and perfect for anyone who loves making cakes or homemade cheesecake.

Springform Cake Pan 4 Pieces (4″/7″/9″/10″) 1 Heart and 3 Round,Leakproof Nonstick Bakeware Cheesecake Pan with Removable Bottom


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