37 Foodie Gifts For Men That Will Have Their Mouth Watering

Updated on May 23, 2022 Updated on May 23, 2022
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    Men can be hard to buy for, but everyone likes to eat! Whether the men in your life like to eat, cook, bbq, or bake, these 36 of the best food gifts for men make perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, and just because.

  1. Grill Sergeant Mouth Box
  2. You’ve got the grill. You’ve got the tools. You’ve got protein and veggies. But you’re not ready for the season of backyard barbecues and camp cookouts without these grill-tastic discoveries. Smoky dry rubs and seasonings. Smooth barbecue sauces and marinades. Sauces packing serious heat. Next-level condiments. Fired up and ready to go? This box makes a standout summer birthday or host gift. 

  3. Cyprus Grove Cheese Cake
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    Some foodies love savory, and some foodies love sweet. This is for the savory lovers who will always choose the cheese plate over the cake when ordering dessert. The cake is three wheels of soft-ripened goat cheese from Cypress Grove in northern California. The top and bottom layers are Humboldt Fog, and the middle is Truffle Tremore. All in all, it’s 9 pounds of cheesy goodness and a real show stopper at your next gathering.

  5. Martha Stewart Gourmet Gift Basket
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    A lot of so-called “gourmet” gift baskets are filled with inferior products. That isn’t the case with these food gifts! The gift box is filled with nothing but Award-Winning cheeses, olive oil, dry-cured meats, honey, nuts, and crackers. It includes Martha’s recipe for turkey burgers, perfect for grilling, and a one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine. 

  7. Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit
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    All foodies love cooking with local ingredients. Well, there is local, and then there is hyper-local! These mushrooms are hyper-local because you can grow them right in your own home! Everything needed is included. The best gift for the DIY kinda guy.

  9. Truff Hot Sauce 


    These hot sauces are a luscious blend of red chili peppers, truffles, organic agave nectar, and savory spices. The set includes white and black truffle hot sauces and truffle oil. Each bottle is 6oz.

  11. Gourmet Salt Collection
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    The right salt can really uplift a dish. This deluxe gift set contains 11 different salts from all around the world, including Port Wine, Smoked Ghost Pepper, and Cyprus Lemon. The salts come in cute Pyrex test tubes and a bamboo stand. These salts are made with all-natural ingredients and are gluten-free, kosher, and non-GMO. 

  13. Honeycomb


    Did you know you can eat honeycomb? Foodies know! This honey includes an edible honeycomb.  Use the honey in baking, tea, cocktails, and use the honeycomb on a charcuterie board as the sweet component or eat it on a slice of buttered toast. This is a unique gift for a foodie who has it all! 

  15. Honey Cream Spreads
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    This stuff is sooooo good! They’re honey spreads, creamy and sticky and sweet! There are four flavors, Sea Salt Caramel, Cinnamon Stick, Dark Chocolate, and Sweet Maple. Spread them on toast, English muffins, pancakes, or heat them a bit and drizzle them over popcorn. 

  17. Salami Bouquet
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    Not all men would appreciate a bouquet of flowers, but they will enjoy a bouquet of salami! Unless they’re vegetarian or vegan. There are six types of salami, Cacciatore, Chorizo Rioja, Loukanika, Saucisson Sec, Salami Nola, and Saucisson D’Alsace. Each one is 4.5 oz and slowly cured with freshly ground herbs and spices and in a natural casing. This is a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

  19. Smoked Salmon 


    This smoked salmon makes a great Christmas gift or care package for the foodie on your gift list. The salmon is brined and smoked and sealed in gold foil. It’s shelf-stable and contains eight ounces of Omega-3 goodness! 

  21. Filet Steaks


    Meat aficionados know that wet-aged meat is a delicacy. This gift box includes four 6oz Filet Mignon steaks and seasoning. Each one is hand-cut and individually wrapped. They arrive in a cooler packed with dry ice.

  23. Cafe du Monde Gift Set
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    New Orleans is on all food lovers’ bucket lists, and Cafe du Monde is on the list for a coffee lover. This gift set hit both notes. Goodies include a coffee mug, a can of chicory coffee, and beignet mix. 

  25. Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels
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    Salty and sweet is such a great gourmet food combination. These pretzels hit both notes. Small batch kosher dark chocolate coats lightly salted pretzels that are great for everyday or make a special holiday gift. The package contains 6.4oz. 

  27. Gelato
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    There’s ice cream, and then there’s gelato. And then there is this gelato! Nancy Silverton has twice won the James Beard award. Nancy’s Fancy gift pack includes nine individual, four-ounce servings of her famed gelato. It comes packed in a gift box and tied with a grosgrain ribbon. 

  29. Marcona Almonds


    Marcona almonds are delicious! If you’ve only ever had regular almonds, treat yourself! Marcona almonds come from Spain; they’re sweeter, rounder, and less gritty than California almonds. They pair perfectly with a nice Manchego and a good bottle of Spanish red wine. 

  31. Mustard Sampler
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    Condiments can make an average dish extraordinary, and mustard is the king of condiments! That’s doubly true of these mustards.  A perfect way to enjoy them is to pair them with some good sausages and craft beers, and you have some gourmet snacks! 

  33. Olive Oil
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    Really good olive oil is so delicious and silky you could almost drink it straight. You’ll be tempted with this olive oil. There is a world of difference between high-quality olive oil and a lot of the cheap stuff you’ll find in a local grocery store. Papa Vince olive oil is 100% non-blended cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. The olives are handpicked and pressed by the family in Sicily, and they have been making olive oil since 1935. So fresh that it has a shelf life of four years, the oil is peppery with a hint of tomato and artichoke. 

  35. Balsamic Vinegar
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    This Balsamic Vinegar is so smooth you could almost drink it from a wine glass! Made from sundried grapes and aged wine vinegar, it’s aged for at least 12 years in barrels made of different types of wood for different steps of the process, so the vinegar takes on the complex flavors imparted by the wood. Pair this vinegar with the olive oil above and a pinch of salt for the most delicious DIY salad dressing you’ll ever have. Or, drizzle a bit over vanilla ice cream or some strawberries. Sounds weird but trust me, you’ll love it! 

  37. Whole Black Truffles
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    Truffles are a delicacy that no foodie can resist. They aren’t often sold in grocery stores, though, so this is a gift they will love. A few shavings over pasta, risotto, or soft-scrambled eggs, heaven! There are two or three black truffles from Umbria in each jar. Truffles are thought to be an aphrodisiac, so these make a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day. 

  39. Spicy Peanut Butter


    You might think peanut butter is too pedestrian a gift for a real foodie. And if you were talking about ordinary peanut butter, you’d be right, but this is no regular peanut butter. The addition of Habenero peppers gives it a kick! Creamy, sweet, and spicy, it’s like nothing they’ve ever tasted! 

  41. Bagels and Lox
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    Having moved away from NYC about five years ago, I can tell you with complete authority that there is no such thing as a good bagel outside of the 5 Burroughs. It’s the watah, as any New Yorker will tell you. And arguably, the best NYC bagels come from H&H. These are H&H bagels! The gift includes the bagels, Nova Scotia Salmon, and cream cheese. You can choose the quantity and flavor of the bagels, the amount of salmon, and the flavor of cream cheese. 

  43. Grass-Fed Butter
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    This is not Country Crock! Banner Butters are made from fresh cream from grass-fed, hormone-free cows in Georgia. They have a high butterfat content, and the churning method involves letting the cream ripen so that good bacteria forms. It’s this bacteria that give the butter complex undertones. Each set includes three butter rounds, which are 5oz each. 

  45. Rose Harissa Paste
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    Harissa is a Middle Eastern spice paste. Not typical for everyone but pretty standard for foodies. What makes this Harissa uncommon is the addition of rose petals. It’s got heat, sweetness, and smokiness that is really exotic and unique. Harissa can be added to stews, soups, and couscous dishes and makes a great addition to marinades. 

  47. Coconut Jam
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    Grape or strawberry is not up to foodie standards. This jam is. Coconut jam! Made with coconut milk and eggs, it’s much richer and creamier than the jam most of us are used to. This is delicious mixed with whole milk Greek yogurt or spread on a piece of whole-meal toast. 

  49. Tuna 
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    If you’ve only ever eaten tuna from a can, you’re missing out! This is premium yellowfin and ventresca tuna packed in olive oil. It’s mild and velvety and melts in your mouth. This tuna is great in a Nicoise salad. 

  51. Anchovy Fillets
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    Anchovies are a somewhat polarizing ingredient, but for those who love them, they really love them! And maybe anyone who doesn’t like anchovies has just never had any as good as these! These are white anchovies from Italy. White anchovies are milder in taste than other varieties. They can really elevate a Cesar Salad and add a richness and depth of flavor to pasta sauce. 

  53. Duck Fat 
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    Even the biggest vegetable haters will love them if they’ve been roasted in duck fat. A restaurant near me cooks their French fries in it, and they are perfect. Duck fat is Keto, Paleo, and Whole 30 approved. This order is a two-pack. 

  55. Amarena Cherries
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    If you think of Day-Glo red “maraschino” cherries that come in a glass jar as the pinnacle of fancy cherries, guess again! These are what real Italian cherries are. Amarena cherries are a small, bitter cherry grown in Bologna and Modena, Italy. Packed in syrup, they aren’t sickly sweet like those jarred maraschino cherries. These are delicious mixed with yogurt, spooned over ice cream, or added to a cocktail. 

  57. Trail Mix


    Think of this as a trail mix for those with sophisticated palates! The trail mix is a combination of almonds, cashews, cranberries, yogurt chips, and blueberries. It’s delicious over Greek yogurt!

  59. Candied Bacon Jerky
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    Sweet and salty, is there a better combination? No! And it’s reached its zenith with this candied bacon. Hickory sliced bacon, brown sugar, Grade A maple syrup, and seasonings make an excellent combination. I know it sounds strange but crumble this bacon over vanilla ice cream. You’ll love it!  Great gift for a bacon lover.

  61. Membrillo
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    Membrillo is quince paste! Made in Spain, it’s a common component in some tapas. very simple, it’s just quince (a fruit), sugar, and lemon juice. It pairs wonderfully with Spanish cheeses and ham like Serrano. My favorite way to eat it is to cut it into small squares and stack a square of the paste with a chunk of Manchego and a green olive onto a toothpick. It’s one of the most perfect bites you’ll ever have; try it! 

  63. Sweet Orange Torta
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    Another Spanish snack! I know, but I went to Barcelona last year and fell in love with the food! Tortas are a very thin, crispy cross between a cracker and a cookie. These are flavored with sweet Seville oranges. They’re great with cheese, alone with a cup of coffee, or crumbled over yogurt or ice cream. 

  65. Wing Sauce
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    Buffalo invented Buffalo wings, but they don’t have the market cornered on good wing sauce! This wing sauce is from Washington, DC, and infused with habanero peppers that give it a sweet, medium heat level. It’s great on wings and most other meats too. 

  67. Russian Blinis


    These blini are perfect for a cocktail party. They make beautiful hors d’oeuvres topped with creme fraiche and smoked salmon or caviar. There are 36 pieces and they can be served cold or heated for a minute or two before topping. 

  69. Maine Whoppie Pies
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    Whoopie pies are as much a part of Maine food culture as lobster! Moist peanut butter cake with a creamy middle. There are eight individually wrapped pies, and they’re also available in maple, chocolate, and pumpkin. 

  71. Sea Salt Caramels
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    These caramels are so indulgent! Tara’s Caramels are kettle-cooked in small batches using her grandmother’s recipe. Made with butter, heavy cream, and Madagascar vanilla, they’re rich, creamy, and buttery.

  73. Saffron Threads
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    Saffron is one of the most expensive commodities on earth due to how difficult it is to harvest. Because of that, there is a lot of counterfeit saffron on the market, but this is the real deal, 100% pure, unadulterated saffron. Used in many Persian dishes, risotto, and golden milk, this is a gift any foodie will treasure.