The 22 Best Kitchenware Items As Gifts – Mishry (2023)
Mishry’s Ultimate Gifting Guide for the best food gifts – A consistently updated list of recommendations from our team.
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This is a list of food centric gifts handpicked by our editors. These are gifts we feel fit a variety of occasions and suit all pockets. After all, who doesn’t like a delicious Food-themed gift! Go ahead, and take a peek!
Finding the right gift for someone can be a hard task if you don’t know about their taste or needs. We give you a detailed, everything-under-the-sun, food-related gifting guide that is sure to help you answer the big bad question – ‘What gift should I give?‘. No, we are not restricting ourselves to gourmet teas and mugs, here is an exhaustive list of the best food gifts that ranges from exotic cookware to food merchandise and even food-related experiences.
Let’s go! Here is our Ultimate Food Gifting Guide with the best presents, hampers and gourmet food gifts which are perfect as gifts for foodies on any gifting occasion.
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Top 22 Kitchenware Gifts for Your Near and Dear Ones
The most exhaustive and best food-related gifting list that you can find anywhere! Here are the unique gift ideas for food lovers. Products are not arranged by any hierarchy or preference.
1. Le Creuset Cookware
Nothing spells luxurious than this bad boy sitting atop your kitchen shelf. A sight for sore eyes, Le Creuset Cookware is an excellent gifting option. From pots, pans, dutch ovens to mugs, and pepper grinders, Le Creuset Cookware is available at multiple stores throughout the country and online as well.
2. Exotic World Foods Hamper – Best Gourmet Food Gifts
This food hamper by The Gourmet Box surely will melt anyone who loves exotic international food. The hamper contains delicious foods like Truffle Pate, Brazilian dark chocolate bar, olive tapenade, and mixed dried mushrooms amongst other things. This is one of the Best Food Gift Baskets or hampers you can give to your loved ones.
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3. DIY Cooking Kits – Gifts for Foodie
A romantic night in or just something fun to do together, DIY kits are fast becoming the in-thing. Companies like Makery, Chicago Pizza, and Burgundy Box amongst others have well-curated menus. These DIY kits can prove to be a fun food gift. Check if your location is serviceable.
4. Fancy Tableware
Luxury tableware rarely goes out of style will always bring a ‘wow factor’. Good Earth is a luxury brand that offers kitchenware gift items including, serve-ware, and table linen collection. They have divided their crockery section by use and design as well. The Good Earth Home section sure is a pretty gifting option. Don’t know about what the other person will prefer? They also have gift cards in varying price ranges.
Gifting hampers to sort your woes.
5. DIY Veggie Garden
For your friend with a green thumb (or the one who kills everything they touch), this DIY Seed Starter Grow Kit by Bombay Greens is the perfect gift.
6. Copper Dinner Knives Set
Thinking of gifting cutlery that spells luxury? The Label Life’s home section looks right out of a gossip girl set. We recommend this kitchenware for gift.
7. Something Vintage On Your Mind?
The Wishing Chair has a small little home section with the cutest little things that make for a lovely gifting option like this vintage bottle opener.
8. A Gift Holding Tray
Add a bottle of wine and some select gourmet cheeses to this gorgeous turquoise blue and golden tray by Ikea. Sure to add a lot of oomph as a gift tray!
9. Grill ’em Up
A griller for your bud? Isn’t that just the best! Weber has gas, charcoal and electric grillers in different price ranges. Choose the one that fits your budget.
10. A Wine And Cheese Board Set
This gift set has it all for a fun wine and cheese tasting. A cheese board, coasters, skewers, and a wine stopper set with a pineapple motif from Chumbak makes for a fun gifting option.
11. A Kitchen Notice Board
A cute little gift that is sure to add value to the owner’s home. Elementary has a nice Home section where you can find such stuff, but our hearts were stuck at this Mango Wood Notice Board!
12. A Dessert Set
Nicobar’s Diamantina sorbet cup & spoon set is simple, stylish and a perfect dessert set that is evergreen. Elegant gifting option that never goes out of style.
13. The Cookbook Everyone Is Talking About
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the prefect gift for anyone who loves to get an in-depth knowledge about food or the science behind it. An exhaustively well researched book that is going to get you hooked from page #1.
14. Luxurious Tableware
From the designs to the minute details in every dinner plate or coffee mug, Kaunteya tableware is not for your everyday dining, but oh-boy does it look gorgeous!
15. A Fondue Set
Chocolate or cheese, a fondue set is must-have, especially for people who entertain guests regularly. NutriChef’s fondue set looks good, comes with 6 dipping sticks, and can be a great food gifting option.
16. Wine Glasses
Simple and easy to find! Wine glasses are always welcomed in all homes as a gift. A set of 4 clear wine glasses by Ash & Roh are a classic gift.
17. A dash of POP!
Aprons, tea towels, oven mitts are kitchen essentials, so why not make them go POP. Freedom Tree has some seriously groovy prints and colors for aprons, that can be a wonderful gift.
18. A bright Tagine
A tagine is such a great idea for a gift. Veggies, couscous or a chicken stew, a tagine will brighten up the day (and kitchen) of your loved one. Urban Platter has a brightly colored tagine that is worth every buck.
Looks elegant and adds so much character to a house. Nothing beats a cup of delicately brewed kehwa (kahwa) in a samovar. Samovars are made of copper usually, but new glass versions are also in vogue right now. Samovars are a wonderful gift for someone who love their kehwas or natural blends of herbal teas.
20. A Mini Waffle Maker
The best presents need not be large. A mini-waffle maker that is compact and produces cute little waffles. A great gifting idea for a waffle lover.
21. A Carry On Cocktail Kit
Have a loved one who LOVES sipping on cocktails?
Here is a cool gifting option that spells luxury. A small carry-on, travel friendly cocktail kit that comes in different flavors like – The Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary and The Champagne cocktail. These kits by The Carry On contain a recipe card, essential ingredients like elderflower syrup/ginger syrup, a stirring spoon, jigger and a coaster. Sip on cocktails in style, even when you are 30,000 ft high.
22. A Premium Knife Set
Swiss made knives that look lovely in almost any kitchen. These set of 6 knives by Victorinox is a super gifting option for a loved one who enjoys cooking.
Food Gifts For Friends And Family
1. Milestone Salt-Pepper Shakers |For The Road Tripper Friend
Know someone who LOVES road trips? Here is the perfect gift for them. The ceramic milestone salt and pepper shakers from Ek Do Dhai are all things desi.
2. A Copper Water Dispenser
We all know the many benefits of drinking water from a copper utensil. How about an entire copper water dispenser as a gift to a loved one? Check out this copper water dispenser from P-Tal.
3. A Breakfast Tray
Lay out that yummy breakfast and make your special occasion memorable with a beautiful breakfast tray by India Circus. A perfect anniversary gift for your spouse.
4. For The Oriental Loving Friends
Four types of noodles, four irresistible sauces, peanuts and a black bean jam. This is an excellent gift for foodies by MasterChow, especially those who have their hearts set on Oriental cuisine.
5. Premium Chocolate Gifts for Chocoholics
Need to gift something to a chocoholic? Look no further. Godiva chocolates are one of the most premium chocolate brands in the world. A basket full of Godiva chocolates and some fine wine is sure to make a wonderful gift that every food lover wants.
6. For The Bar Connoisseur Friend
Moreover, this is travel safe. This bar kit whiskey glasses, wine chilling sticks and even has stainless steel cubes which can help chill your drink without watering it down.
7. Stand Mixer | For The Baker Friend
A bakers delight, this stand mixer will not only ease their job but also look good kept on the countertop. One of the best baking gifts you can think of. It is one of the best gifts and gadgets for foodies.
8. Pizza Cutter | For The Cycling Enthusiast
‘Cutting calories’ with this quirky bicycle pizza cutter. Perfect for that cycling enthusiast in your circle.
9. Air Fryer | For The Friend Who Is Always On a Diet
Say bye-bye to fried food! Air fryers come in a lot of brands in different price ranges that you can choose from. Pick the one that suits your budget and their needs.
10. A Small Decanter | For The Entertainers
This quirky wooden decanter with a stand by I Steel is a perfect gift for someone who loves to serve alcohol in style.
Food Gifts For Special Occasions And Giveaways
1. Marble Cheese Board | Housewarming Gift Ideas For Friends
Housewarming? Need a safe gifting option? Organic Home’s rectangular inlayed multipurpose marble board is a lovely housewarming gift for a foodie friend.
2. Handmade Coasters
Coasters, as small as they may sound, play a big role in amping up the look of the dining room. Here is a set of handmade Macrame Cotton handmade coasters can be a perfect giveaway.
3. Picnic Basket | A Wonderful Housewarming Gift
This almost-vintage looking picnic basket is a nice gifting idea for a housewarming. This picnic basket by Picnic Time is surely one of the best food gifts you can get online.
4. The Naughty-Forty Birthday Giveaway
Recycled Grey Goose bottles turned into a set of glasses. These glasses are also available in Corona Beer and Absolut Vodka by Kavi The Poetry-Art Project.
5. The Wine And Cheese Hamper
So fancy! If you are unsure about the type of wine or cheese your friend or loved one would like, you can choose from the many options that are given on dessert cart. A wine and cheese hamper can be one of the best gourmet food gifts.
6. Ceramic Handmade Blue Mughal Dinner Set
One of the best homeware gifts for food lovers is this stunning dinner set by Caffeine. Not a fan of the blue and white? Lots of other color schemes are available online.
7. A Hexagon Marble Tray
As table decor or use as a snack tray, this Hexagon Marble Tray by Nestasia is absolutely stylish.
8. Oh Honey! | Gourmet Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Food themed gifts can get a little boring, so here is something that is a little different. These organic honey jars by Honey And Spice can turn into fantastic return favors for a baby shower, a birthday or even as wedding giveaways.
9. Make Your Own Gift Box – Best Gifts to Buy for Foodies
Choose a box you like, choose a card to write a personalised message on and finally add everything you think your loved one will like. The Zappy Box allows you to choose from a wide range of gourmet food products and merchandise like a beer t-shirt, wine opener sets, mugs, gourmet coffees, teas, pancake mixes and more. It also has a lot of non food options.
They also offer pre-packed gift box that you can choose from for your beer loving friends, tea loving friends and some options that can be perfect gifts for coffee lovers. The perfect anniversary or birthday gift option.
10. A French Press – Gifts for Coffee Lovers
This French press by InstaCuppa is a lovely gift for coffee lovers who like a freshly brewed coffee, the traditional way.
Food Themed Quirky Merchandise
1. Bubble Tea Cup Shaped Pillow
Do we need to say anything? So cute, our heart is melting.
2. Sriracha Bottle Keychain
Your foodie friend is going to LOVE this. What better than carrying your own bottle of hot sauce?
3. French Fries Mobile Cover
How cool is this one? This is such a fun food gift idea.
4. A Velvet Donut Cushion
You have to agree that this is one of the cutest food centric gifts. A donut shaped pillow that is available in a lot of colors. A sweet gift for the friend.
5. A Personalised Chefs Hat – Gifts for Cooks
This would be such a lovely gift for that friend or loved one who loves to cook. A great gift for that aspiring chef in your family and friends circle from Ferns n Petals.
6. Some Fun Socks!
The perfect, snuggly gift for your foodie friend. A pair of fun food-themed socks by The Tie Hub.
Food Experiences You Can Gift
Below are the three ways you can gift food experiences.
1. Gift A Food Walk / Food Trail
Now these are the type of gifts that every food lover wants. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Madurai, Pondicherry. Most cities in India have an extensive web of food joints which have a speciality that is unmissable. These cities are hotspots for some yummy foods hidden in nooks and corners that can be experienced with the help of such food tours. Gift your loved one who is a hard core foodie and they will thank you for a lifetime.
2. Gift A Tour To The Sula Vineyards
Have a friend who is a wine lover? Gift them a tour of the Sula Vineyards in Nashik. The tour can be booked directly with them on all days except dry days. The view is to die for and the wine makes it even better.
3. Gift A Cooking Class
Cooking classes are scattered throughout the country. Some sites offer cooking classes with local people in their homes to learn the flavor nuances of that cuisine. A cooking class is a unique gifting idea especially if your friend or loved one has an inclination towards that cuisine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we have answered a few interesting FAQs about the food gifting guide.
1. What to get someone who just got a new kitchen?
Here we curated some gifts for someone who just got a new kitchen.
- Cookware Set
- Multifunctional Pan
- Stand Mixer
- Air Fryer
- Digital Kitchen Scale
- Ice Cream Maker
- Instant Pot
- Induction Cooker
- Coffee Grinder
2. What is the most useful kitchen tool?
Kitchen tools that are useful in everyday cooking.
- Food Processor
- Rice Cooker
- Pressure Cooker
- Knife Set
- Cookware Set
3. What is the kitchen tool you can’t live without?
Kitchen tools that are a must in your kitchen.
- Knife Set
- Mixing Bowls
- Sheet Pan
Are you a foodie looking for the best food gifts for your loved ones? Hope this extensive food gifts list helped you to choose the perfect present. This list of the Best Food Gifts include gifts for different occasions, according to different relationships.
Let us know in the comment section which ones were your favorite gifts. Also, tell us your gift which we haven’t mentioned on our list.