Genius Kitchen's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

All the food-related gifts you'll want to buy for yourself but are perfect for literally anyone and everyone on your list.

November 1, 2018 — Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

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Food Advent Calendars

We rounded up the best advent calendars for food and booze lovers.


Check out our top picks, from savory snacks to sweet treats.

Olive & Sinclair Caramels

Need a gift for that friend who's always in the know about hot new products? These caramels play with the latest food trends in a delightful and delicious way.


Your picnic-loving friend needs some charcuterie from Les Trois Petits Cochons, STAT.

Nielsen Massey Vanilla Bundle

Clear vanilla extract was SO last season! This year, give vanilla lovers next-level flavor with this set loaded with infused sugars, bean paste and more.

Fancy Sprinkle Subscription

The gift that keeps on giving! This sprinkle subscription will fill any baker or cake decorator with joy because few things are as unabashedly perfect as Fancy Sprinkles.

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

There is not a single person on your list that doesn't deserve experiencing the feeling of six containers of Magnolia Bakery’s banana pudding arriving on their doorstep. Perfect for moms, grandpas, exes, it doesn't matter — get this for anyone, after all it ships nationwide.

Brooklyn Delhi Sampler Pack

We've all got an adventurous eater on our list, right? Gift this set of India-meets-Brooklyn condiments, perfect for everyday dinner and epic feasts.

The Sweet Shoppe

This is one of those gifts that will land you in the holiday hall of fame. Send someone special a customizable party box stuffed with their favorite candies, complete with festive to-go bags.

Dopper Insulated Water bottles

Gift an environmentally-conscious water bottle to your friends in need of hydration. Dopper’s mission is to achieve a world where people are aware of our environment while reducing the amount of single use plastic — making this dishwasher safe bottle a seriously sweet deal for you AND your friends.

Harry Potter Chocolates

Harry Potter fiends on your list will go crazy for these life-like chocolates made for casting spells on your taste buds. Perfect for a White Elephant when you're looking to give the gift that EVERYONE wants.

Food Fortunes

Have an indecisive friend on your list? These food fortunes cards are designed to help one sort out what to eat — with the help of the stars of course.

Tasty Notecards

Give the gift of saying thank you. Aka this is the perfect last-minute buy for anyone who has everything. Especially that friend who is trying to keep the dying art of penmanship alive.

Foodie Fight

Board game nerd on your list? Give them this food-centric take on Trivial Pursuit, complete with adorable game tokens with trivia questions sure to test even the most knowledgeable foodie.

Ulla Hydration Reminder

An easy way to show your hydration-loving friend that you've got their back, this little helper reminds the user to take a sip of H2O whenever it blinks. Get one for yourself too (obvi).

Seersucker Truffles

Booze-loving candy fiends are going to go crazy for these adorable old-timey truffles.

Lemon Paste

If you have a baker on your list, this lemon paste will elevate everything from curd to cookies.

Tony's Chocolonely

The perfect way to finish off any stocking, these mini bars and mulled wine chocolates were made to delight during the early hours of Christmas morning.

Mushroom-Growing Box

Hunting for mushrooms just got a whole lot more fun, because this box of spores is guaranteed to grow in just a week. Get ready for a gourmet dinner.

Kombucha Brewing Kit

Have a friend (cough, cough... you) who spends too much on this fizzing drink? Buy them the gift that keeps on giving with this DIY Kombucha kit.

Brew-Your-Own Beer

Going out for a beer is fun. Brewing your own beer? Even more fun! These kits come in multiple flavors so you can brew what you love.

Bread & Cheese Kits

For the friend who loves hosting brunch, this is going to be the gift that they never knew they needed — just be sure they invite you over to celebrate their baked victory.

Microgreen Grower

The gift for the health nut in your life, this easy-to-use microgreen grower is both thoughtful and makes for some serious savings.

Aquaponic Aquarium

Aquaponics at home! This fish tank is made for anyone who wants BOTH a low-maintenance pet and extra tasty dinners.

Brown Sugar Keeper

Forgot mom? This perfect gift is thoughtful AND affordable. Not to mention chewy chocolate chip cookies are practically a guaranteed thank you.

Cookie Stencils

For the friend who is looking to take their dessert Instagram to the next level.

Microwave Pasta Cooker

What to get that family member who doesn't have a clue how to cook? This super-easy shortcut gadget. No kitchen required.

Opinel Knives

Opinel knives are the iconic pocket knife in France, making the basic knife a great gift for any and all Francophiles, and the black-bladed beauty a great gift for the lover of fancy pocket knives, er, picnic knives.

Waffle Stick Pan

Waffle cookies, waffle brownies, waffle pancakes — NOTHING is out of the question with this pan.

Bee's Wrap

Environmentalists will go crazy for this reusable wrap that cocoons food in a sheet of all-natural beeswax. This set has every size you'd need to preserve a whole feast.

Baking Pans

Someone wants to learn to bake? Get them one or all of the non-stick pans from Chicago Metallic. The best feature? The pans are embossed with the size so there will be no guessing when it comes to following recipes.

Cocktail Spirdust

For the mixologist who has everything, one sprinkle of this powder and their cocktails will shimmer like diamonds.

Ruffino Prosecco

Talk about a perfect hostess gift! This bottle of bubbly comes in at a super-reasonable price point and will keep the good vibes flowing all season long.

Italicus Bergamot Liqueur

Revolutionize someone's cocktail repertoire with this new bergamot liqueur that takes a basic spritz to fresh new heights.

Brockmans Gin

Moody and flavorful, this fruity gin is the one to gift this year.

Jim Beam Repeal Batch Bourbon

Bourbon drinkers will love this throwback batch of Jim Beam (and you'll love the price).

Geo Glasses

Inspired by a terrarium, these glasses are perfect for the dinner-party-hosting friend in your crew!


This trendy bottle of booze is for the friend who wants everything in their life to be millennial pink.

Starbucks Reusable Cups

Starbucks is bringing their A-game when it comes to holiday swag this year. Stop by a store and stock up for everyone on your list - we call dibs on the iridescent tumbler!

Coffee Spices

Teach your favorite flavored-coffee addicts that there's an even better way to enjoy their morning brew. These spices are added to coffee grounds for instant seasonal feels, without added sugar.

Organic Infused Coffee

This is the ultimate gift for the coffee aficionado on your list. Choose between three different infused coffees sure to impress even the single-origin die-hards.

Espresso on the Go

Campers, brewmasters, small house dwellers — really anyone who loves to savor an espresso first thing in the morning is going to go nuts for this clever creation.

Spoon University's How to Feed Yourself

Get this book for anyone who is keen on learning their way around a kitchen!

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi

Looking to gift something to the top cook in your life? Get them this book because you'll want to eat these recipes daily.

Julia Turshen's Now & Again

Perfect for the thrifty cook who never wants to let food go to waste. Once you introduce this book, leftovers will taste better than you ever thought possible.

Everyday Dorie

Dorie Greenspan fans will freak for this book that highlights the legend's savory staples.

A Women's Drink

A very fun take on cocktails, this book is beautiful and full of creative ways to use up everything on that dusty bar cart.

Pasta, the cookbook

The ideal gift for your co-worker who eats pasta literally every day.

The Cookie Book

Have a friend who's in a chocolate chip rut? Help them break out of their comfort zone with this beautiful book.

Champagne Shoes

Get yourself the best gift of all, New Years Eve footwear. These adorable slip-ons are embroidered with an iconic NYE moment.

Grapefruit cooler bag

Year-round summer lovers will go crazy for this grapefruit-shaped cooler. Ready for the beach or slopes with no effort.

Tony's Chocolonely Chocolate & Matching Tote

When your chocolate-loving fashionista is demanding an original gift, you need to get them this chocolate bar and matching tote. Tony Chocolonely’s beautiful wrappers look even better over your shoulder.

cat sushi phone case

Deck out your friend's new iPhone with this ridiculously cute phone case.

pizza sled

Sledding = fun. Pizza = double fun. Sledding + pizza = best snow day ever.