The Best Gifts for Foodies Under $50, According to Our Editors
Sticking to your budget isn't always the easiest during the holiday season. With so many gifts to buy for people you love, it can be difficult to find great quality gifts for a price point that works well for your wallet. That's why we put together a large list of the best gifts you can buy all under $50 for the foodies in your life.
By "foodies" we mean any kind of cook. From beginner cooks looking to stock up their kitchen with new utensils, to the kinds of cooks who geek out about spices and sauces, we have it all. Whatever kind of foodie you're shopping for this holiday season, we have a feeling you'll find something they'll love in this list.
Here are some of our favorite foodie gifts to buy this year all under $50, recommended by the editors of Eat This, Not That!
Made In Pizza Steel
Making pizza at home has never been easier! This pizza steel will help you achieve restaurant-level pies right at home. Made from carbon steel that can handle your oven at its hottest temperature, and perforations to help get the bottom of that pizza perfectly heated and crispy, you'll want to have pizza night every night.
Momofuku Noodle Lover's Box
If you can't make it to one of the locations of this world-renowned noodle bar, you can enjoy it right at home thanks to the Noodle Lover's Box. Each box comes with three bags of noodles (with five packets per bag) including flavors like Soy & Scallion, Spicy Soy, and Tingly Chili.
World Vision "Around the Table" Color-Block Salad Servers
Let your gift be more than a gift with a donation to the World Vision Fund, which helps to equip people with critical needs in the face of disasters and lift people out of poverty. These salad servers were designed by HGTV star and World Vision supporter Leanne Ford.
The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book
For that one friend who loves to travel to Disney and try every dish—and drink—imaginable at the park, this is for them. Enjoy homemade drinks like Goofy Glaciers and Dole Whip Floats with the recipes from this book—all inspired by drinks you would see at the park itself.
Knob Creek Bourbon Barrel Grilling Planks
If you can't afford to buy a bottle of bourbon for the whiskey lover in your life, they're still going to obsess bourbon barrel grilling planks. They're perfect for making a flavorful fillet of salmon when it's time to light up the grill in the warmer months.
SmartSweets Build-A-Box (14-Pack)
Do any of your friends absolutely love candy? This is the perfect gift for them. With Smart Sweets Build-A-Box you can pick up to 14 different candies to enjoy—including classics like Sweet Fish, Peach Rings, Sourmelon Bites, Fruity Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, and even Cola Gummies. Is a box of 14 not enough? You can always double it for a box of 28 for just under $92.
Brightland – The Spout
For the perfect olive oil pour every time, gift your friend this beautifully designed brushed gold, stainless steel spout. Pair it with a bottle of Brightland's 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil and you'll still be under your $50 spending limit.
Brightland – The Mini Whisk
Whisk up the perfect salad dressing, marinade, spice, or even a simple oil & vinegar dip with this gold balloon whisk. It's only 5-inches long (making it the perfect stocking stuffer) and it's dishwasher safe.
Bachan's Family of Sauces Holiday Gift Box
Made with wholesome ingredients, this box comes with four delicious Japanese barbecue sauces including Hot and Spicy, Yuzu, The Original, and one that's gluten-free.
Made In Frying Pan Silicone Universal Lid
Keep your food warm with this silicone lid, which fits perfectly on 10-inch and 12-inch frying pans! In particular, this lid works well with almost all of the frying pans you'll find listed on Made In.
Magnolia Bakery "Do it Yourself" Banana Pudding Kit
If you have a friend that won't stop talking about the amazing banana pudding they had on their last trip to Magnolia Bakery, then you can officially silence them with this DIY kit. This kit comes with everything you'll need—just grab bananas and heavy cream and you're good to go!
mDesign Bread Box Keeper
For the person who can't stop baking sourdough bread after quarantine, they're going to need a bread bin for all of their delicious goodies.
And for the rest of the bakers in your family, you'll want to peruse our list of the 19 Best Gifts For Bakers, According to Our Editors.
mDesign 3 Tier Metal Expandable Spice Rack
For anyone dreaming about reorganizing their spices, you'll want to grab this gorgeous three-tier expandable spice holder. You can make an even more aesthetically pleasing spice collection by also gifting a pack of these matching spice jars!
mDesign Bamboo Serving Tray
Dreaming up a delicious charcuterie board for the holidays? You're going to want to grab a place to put your creation—like this gorgeous bamboo serving tray.
SAMA sampler tea set
With 20 different sachets of tea, give the ones you love a set of calming tea blends perfect for any scenario—especially with blend names like Protect & Support, Awaken & Energize, Focus & Clarity, and Calm & Relax.
Boon Food Huggy, Set of 4
No matter the bowl, no matter the produce, these silicone food huggies are the perfect covers. Each set comes with four huggies, two 2.5-inches and two 5.5-inches, and are perfectly save in the dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer. Plus, they are BPA free!
BOON Mesh Drawstring Produce Bags, Set of 3
If your friend is all about reducing their waste and protecting the environment (as we all should), then they are going to love a set of these mesh drawstring produce bags. Each set comes with three bags in different sizes—small, medium, and large—and they are made of cotton and are machine washable.
Simply Organic – Single Origin Spices Gif Set
Any cook would love a set of quality spices, especially from Simply Organic who sells spices that are kosher, organic, and non-GMO. This set comes with three of the most popular spices to grab—Garlic, Cumin, and Cinnamon.
Bentgo Fresh 3-Meal Prep Pack
If you have a meal prep queen in your life, then they are going to geek out over these little Bentgo containers. Perfect for prepping lunch and snagging the ideal Instagram photo, these containers each have three little compartments and a removable divider if you want to make it four.
Chefman Anti-Overflow Belgian Waffle Maker
Mess free, stress free! Make perfect waffles every single time with these anti-overflow Belgian waffle maker. This non-stick iron comes with a measuring cup so you can pour perfect waffles every time! And if you don't? That's okay—the overflow will catch it for you.
Cravings by Chrissy Teigen – Poppin' Off Popcorn Seasoning
Give your homemade popcorn a little something-something extra by sprinkling one of these delicious seasonings right on top! This kit comes with five different flavors including Salt & Vinegar, Birthday Cake, French Onion & Gruyerè, Spicy Cheddar, and Sweet & Salty Coconut.
Best of Sfoglini Pasta Sampler
If your friend loves experimenting with different kinds of pasta, they are going to geek out over this sampleer set! Sfoglini is offering a box of four different original pasta shapes including Semolina Trumplets, Whole Grain Blend Reginetti, Saffron Malloreddus, and Porcini Trumpets. Plus, recipe cards for meal ideas!
Grillo's Pickles Cookbook
It's not a cookbook on how to make pickles, but a cookbook of recipes to make with pickles! Enjoy a delicious fried chicken sandwich, pork rind fried pickles, and many other pickly goodness thanks to these "World's Best Pickle Recipes".
Maille Mustard Variety Pack
You can't go wrong with a set of artisanal mustards, especially this variety pack from Maille—a company that has been mastering the art of mustard since 1723. This variety pack comes with four mustards including Dijon, Whole Grain, Rich Country, and Honey Dijon.
Jacobsen Co Salty Caramel Duo
Made with wholesome ingredients, this duo set of caramels comes with two different types of caramel goodies, all sprinkled with a spark of sea salt on top.
Sakara Popcorn Trio
Give the gift of a homemade movie night with artisanal popcorn, like this trio from Sakara! The "trio" includes three flavors—Sweet, Salty, and "Cheezy"—and the snack some with a whirlwind of health benefits including supporting satiated, energy, and a healthy metabolism.
Lazer Designs Engraved Cutting Board
For a sweet, original touch to a holiday gift, have any saying you wish engraved on this bamboo cutting board. It makes for the perfect kitchen accent in anyone's home!
Uncommon Goods Ultimate Hot Chocolate Bombs
Each pack of magical hot chocolate bombs, made from Belgian chocolate, contains four bombs with two flavors of your choice. Choose between salted caramel and milk chocolate, or peppermint and gingerbread. Just drop the bomb in a mug, pour hot milk over it, and watch it melt!
Olive Lane by Ekobo Large Mixing Bowl & Colander
Make straining an absolute breeze with this clever colander and mixing bowl set—perfect for rinsing fruits and vegetables and straining pasta!
Opinel N Degree Knife
This foldable French knife is perfect for any type of occasion. Whether cooking at a campsite or making the perfect baked good, having this little knife will come in handy during it all.
Artisan Nut Oils
Wow your guests with any dish using this set of artisan nut oils! Choose between different types of nuts like hazelnut, pistachio, almond, walnut, roasted sesame, grapeseed, and pecan. You can use these nut oils for dressings, pasta dishes, or anything else you dream up to give your food incredible flavor.
Bushwick Kitchen Three Knees Spicy Gift Set
For those who love spicy and sweet, this Three Knees Spicy Gift Set comes with popular products from the Buschwick Kitchen like Spicy Honey, Spicy Male, and Gochujang Sriracha.
Truff Hot Sauce
This gift is perfect for the hot sauce collector who's always looking to literally kick it up a notch. It's black-truffle infused, made from a blend of wholesome ingredients including ripe chili peppers, organic agave nectar, black truffle, and other savory spices.