37 Best Gifts for the Man Who Loves Food

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May 10, 2024

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Another year, another holiday season of struggling to find the perfect gifts for the men in your life. But the age-old slogan is true: The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So we’ve gathered 37 of the best food and drink-related presents, as well as cooking tools and appliances, that will keep any special guy in your life happy and satiated. From stocking stuffers to more significant kitchen investments, check out our top gifts for men who love food.


The booziest picnic basket you'll ever see, the KeppR Cooler Caddy is the perfect gift for an entertainer at heart. With a carry loop for easy transportation and a molded base to prevent slipping and sliding, this upscale pail whimsically stores and organizes all his fun drinks and snacks with ease. And thanks to the open-air storage, this mobile bar is guaranteed 24/7 service.

$124.95 (Set of 8)

If the great outdoors is his second home, then chances are he could use a heavy-duty cookware set that can chef up a feast in any forest. Featured are two pots paired with nylon strainer lids, a frypan, cutting board and removable pot handle that fits onto the whole set (hello space saving). Better yet, each piece nestles inside one another and in the included stuff sack for seamless storage. Talk about glamping!


This insulated shaker bottle certainly won't miss another trip to the gym once gifted to the fitness enthusiast in your life. The perfect protein shake awaits behind a flip-top spout and double-wall vacuum insulation, the best way to keep your drink cold and accessible during any workout. Not to mention the included whisk ball can mix any consistency in a breeze.


Who knew every meat lover's dream was achievable in the contents of a simple cardboard box? ButcherBox offers the ultimate savory shipment of two ribeyes, filet mignons, NY strips and four top sirloin delivered right to your door. They come vacuum-packaged frozen to ensure optimal freshness, making it easier than ever to turn the dining room into a delicious steakhouse.

The Home Depot

We don’t mean to sound stereotypical, but sometimes dudes just need a complete overhaul of their grilling tools. And this Cuisinart set, complete with a handled aluminum storage case, is sleek, sturdy, and, most importantly, will last anyone for literal decades if cared for properly.


For the guy who needs his caffeine fix throughout the day, but doesn’t want to surrender to the artificiality and gag-inducing flavors of popular energy drinks, opt for this portable espresso machine that will brew a shot on the go in less than four minutes. You can even throw in a protective case to really ensure he’s taking advantage of his new favorite appliance and as he brings it from place to place.

Total Wine & More

Sometimes a good ol’ bottle of booze will get the guy in your life through another winter. And The Botanist’s gin, which pairs flawlessly with charcuterie board staples like blue cheese, dark chocolate, and dried fruit, will elevate his happy hour game to greater heights. The Scottish export has been making quite a splash stateside, thanks to its unparalleled smoothness and complexity of botanicals.

The Spice House

Spice up his life with this collection from The Spice House, featuring eight unique blends used to enhance dishes like chicken, vegetables, barbecue and even just a bowl of popcorn. A starter collection will help kick things off in the kitchen and encourage amateur cooks to experiment and see what culinary creations they can come up with.

Caviar Russe

If your favorite guy appreciates the finer things in life, then he will be thrilled to find three tins of caviar, complete with blinis, creme fraiche, and serving spoons in his stocking on Christmas morning. Of course, this luxurious gift is meant to be shared, so remember that you’ll likely benefit from the purchase, as well.

$238 $199
Made In Cookware

The griddle and press that can go from cooking French toast in the morning to a blackened snapper for dinner. Made In's Carbon Steel Griddle is versatile, compact and feels like it came straight from a restaurant kitchen (the best kind of appliance). The chef in your life will especially love the pre-seasoned cooktop — adding more savory hints to his favorite dishes without lifting another finger.

Made In Cookware

Slice, dice, chop, and mince your way to uniformly-cut ingredient bliss with this award-winning knife made by a fifth generation bladesmith in France. Crafted from a single rod of stainless steel that extends from tip to handle, Made-In’s chef knife will last for literal decades if well-maintained. Plus, it’s a top performer from our chef’s knife test.

$289 $263
Pottery Barn

For the guy who wants to take his cocktail-making skills on the go, consider this well-stocked and handsome backpack that can hold four large bottles and every bar tool one can imagine. There is even an acacia cutting board to slice citrus fruits because no fancy drink is complete without a pretty garnish.


If you prefer your burgers Juicy Lucy-style and stuffed with melted cheese, this press is a grilling-time must. It also comes with a recipe eBook for a bit of creative inspiration, since thinking is probably the last thing any gentleman wants to do after a long day of work.

Sizzlefish Seafood

A seafood summer doesn’t have to end with this Sizzlefish box subscription that offers a wide variety of fresh-caught options like Chilean sea bass, Alaska king crab legs, and calamari. You can even order custom cuts, filets, and seafood tailored around all of his oceanic favorites.


Avocado isn’t just a cult-favorite food, it’s a lifestyle. Honor the beloved green fruit with a snazzy tie and your guy will be the talk of the office (and in the best way possible).


Yay for IPA! And a double-yay for saving money on pints at your favorite local bar with this at-home IPA beer making kit. It’s certainly less loud and space-consuming than a build-your-own train set, so it’s a win for everyone.

Uncommon Goods

A stiff, smoky drink sets the mood for a cozy night in, and this easy-to-use cocktail smoker can transform any boozy beverage from basic to baller. Soon enough, he’ll be calling himself “Master Mixologist.”

Manly Man Co

You’ll be bacon him crazy with this bacon jerky gift box that takes everything he loves about the breakfast staple, dehydrates it, and turns it into a high-protein snack to eat throughout the day. All that’s missing is a glass of orange juice and a sunny disposition.

Williams Sonoma

Any whiskey lover will be kissing the ground you walk on if gifted with this kit that includes a glass infusion bottle, flavor blend packets like spiced vanilla, and step-by-step instructions to become a certified cocktail connoisseur. Toss in some homemade Bourbon cherries and you’ll deserve nothing less than a stellar bev made with his new concoctions.

$37.57 $29.99

Grilling kabobs are essential for any self-proclaimed grill master to ensure that ingredients aren’t just cooked evenly, but free of the skewers you use once and throw away. Simply stab and stack your favorite proteins and veggies within the compartment, close it, and light that fire for a craveworthy char.

Harry & David

If you’re struggling to come up with something clever to gift around the holidays, rely on a good ol’ Harry and David gift box to keep anyone on your Nice List content. This particular basket features a little bit of everything: popcorn, sausage, cheese, nuts, and, most importantly, a bottle of red wine. Cheers!

$59 $50.15

The Omsom Bundle makes a perfect gift for any amateur chef who enjoys cooking, but may need a bit of assistance. This best-selling kit contains six “damn delicious” flavors that combine all the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings you need in one simple packet. Simply rip one open, pour it over a protein and vegetable, and fire up the skillet for a meal that tastes like it came straight from your favorite Asian restaurant.


Air fryers have gone from a kitchen luxury to a must-have appliance. And this air fryer-toaster hybrid from Breville is one of the best on the market with air fry, bake, broil, roast, reheat, warm, toast, dehydrate, and slow cook options. It can even cook a 12-inch pizza in practically no time at all. Mangia!


Let’s face it: It can be fun to play with fire in the kitchen and this Rosle kitchen torch satisfies that desire with an adjustable flame for desserts, cocktail toppers like rosemary sprigs, and steaks. It’s also 100% stainless steel and can easily be hand-washed.

Williams Sonoma

For the guy on the go who forgets to sip his morning cup of joe, Ember’s got him covered with a temperature control smart mug that will keep liquids consistently hot (even if he has to take it with him to the office). The metallic design is also quite snazzy for the well-dressed man who enjoys the flashier things in life.


If your guy enjoys being host with the most, consider these uber-stylish and masculine-looking petrified wood serving boards that will sit pretty under any chip or dip he plans to serve his guests. They also double as wonderful decor trays to rest jewelry, headphones, a cell phone, or a wallet.


Seasonal lobster rolls can become year-round indulgences, thanks to Goldbelly’s partnership with Beal’s. The box includes a whopping one pound of fresh lobster meat, brioche buns, homemade butter, mayonnaise, and two small bags of potato chips, as well as the inevitable “oohs” and “aahs” after he takes his first bite.

Uncommon Goods

It’s not just Beyoncé who carries hot sauce in her bag. It’s your brother, boyfriend, husband, or anyone deserving of this super fun kit that allows you to create and bottle your own favorite spicy brew for on-the-go flavor.

From $75

We love a play on words almost as much as these subscription Mantry boxes that contain curated snack and bev options for the foodie in your life. If your favorite guy loves to explore artisanal brands from all over the country, this is the gift for him.

From $71.95
Williams Sonoma

There is no reason to order lackluster pizza delivery when you own an Emile Henry pizza stone. This simple tool guarantees crunchy, crispy pizza every time so you can spend less time with your friends Little Caesar, Hungry Howie, and Papa John.

Lusty Monk

In a world of countless condiments, only a handful reign supreme. Lusty Monk’s line of seriously spicy mustards brings the heat, and the flavor complexities with an apple cider vinegar-based concoction that pairs effortlessly with practically anything. Spread it on a sandwich, marinate chicken, or use it as a dip for pretzels. There’s no wrong way to eat Lusty Monk mustard.

$19.95 (Set of 4)

There is something about sipping out of a mason jar that enhances the act of imbibing and skull-shaped mason jars with lids and straws take this experience to another level. Any lucky guy will appreciate this fun set that retails for less than $20.

$22.99 $16.99

Sure, it’s not as exciting as a tacklebox, but a lunchbox is a necessity for any dude who has to pack a meal each day. This model’s timeless, durable, and insulated design (with multiple pockets) will keep food fresh for hours so that lousy tuna fish sandwich won’t become a lousy tuna fish sandwich that’s also warm and smelly.

$99.99 $63.98

It’s easy being green. If he’s a fan of DIY-anything, at least encourage him to take on a project that will benefit everyone in the household. A hydroponics device to grow fresh herbs makes a fantastic addition to any kitchen so that you can top and finish your favorite dishes like pasta and pizza with basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme.

$150 $110
Our Place

The multi-purpose Our Place Always pan (available in a wide array of eye-popping colors) lives up to its name by “always” delivering A-plus results in sautéing, steaming, frying, boiling, braising, and even straining. Frankly, who doesn’t prefer a cooking instrument that literally does it all? Nobody, that’s who.

Jonathan Adler

You’re going to need some fancy coasters to rest all of those homemade cocktails on. These Jonathan Adler gems are inspired by Italian patterns from the 1960s, but make a wonderful accent to any modern home.

ACME Feed + Seed

Know someone who is looking to spice up their cooking? This gift set, which includes sauces and spices straight from the Music City, is a great gift option. Nashville-based ACME Feed & Seed sells their own line of products, and this fan-favorite set includes Black Gold Chipotle Ketchup, Peace & Plenty sauce, South of Somewhere hot sauce, and Southern Seasoned Salt.

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