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19 Food Gifts for Everyone Who Loves to Cook (and Eat)

Snacks, spices and full-on meals — these gifts won't last long after being unwrapped.

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Nothing says you love someone like giving them something to eat. Spice up their life with something new to cook with. Or, if they can't find their way around the kitchen, get them some snacks that'll hold them over between takeout meals. From spicy condiments to sweet and savory snacks, these food gifts won't last long after being unwrapped.

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Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
Maldon

Yes, salt is a gift, and there are huge followings for Maldon, one of the best flakey sea salts on the market.

Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
Fly By Jing
Fly By Jing

Keep your hot sauce in your bag, but also keep a jar of chili oil in there, too. Slap this on everything from plain white rice to a slice of pizza.

Truff Hot Sauce
Truff
Truff

Truffle makes everything feel luxurious, even when it's a hot sauce you slather onto some tacos.

Offlimits Dash Cereal
Courtesy

Is it possible for cereal to relieve a cup of coffee of its holy duty? OffLimits is made with a caffeine kick courtesy of specialty coffee roaster Intelligentsia, and it's absolutely weird and delicious.

Milk Bar Assorted Cookie Tin
Milk
Milk Bar

The notoriety of Milk Bar in New York City is hard to overstate, but now everyone can get its super sweet treats delivered to them no matter there they live. The cookies probably travel the best, and they have a longer shelf life. 

Flock Chicken Skin Chips
Flock
Flock

Fried chicken lovers know the skin is the best part. Now you can eat a whole bag of them, and you'll probably never eat potato chips again.

Behave Gummy Bears
Behave
Behave

Haribo's reign of gummy sweet dominance is over. Behave is just as good (arguably better) and the flavors — raspberry, passionfruit and lychee — actually taste like what they are.

Pappy & Company Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
Huckberry
Pappy & Company

Can't find a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle anywhere? This maple syrup, aged in retired Pappy bourbon barrels, is a pretty good consolation. 

Magic Spoon Variety Pack Cereal Case
Magic Spoon
Magic Spoon

Magic Spoon is recreating the nostalgia of eating sugar-packed cereals from your youth, but with a breakfast staple that's significantly better for you and won't result in the same sugar-induced crash.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Dark Chocolate Truffle Collection
Goldbelly
Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Your giftee knows when they're getting a box of chocolates you bought last minute at the drug store. These truffles, which are basically edible pieces of art, are not those cheap chocolates.

Ina Garten’s Outrageous Chocolate Brownies
Goldbelly
Goldbelly

Brownies straight from the Barefoot Contessa herself. Don't be surprised if these are the best brownies they'll ever eat. 

Harry & David David's Gift Tower
Harry & David
Harry & David

Harry & David is a classic when it comes to mail-order gifts, and David's gift tower is a perfect intro to what the brand offers.

Marco Ice Cream
Marco
Marco

When we say Marco's ice cream is spicy, we mean it in a couple ways. A few flavors, like Thai Coco-Lime and Aztec chocolate, are mouth-tingly spicy. But all of its ice creams use a delicious blend of spices from Brooklyn Spice Company.

The Duo
Brightland
Brightland

This specialty olive oil from California won't be your everyday cooking oil, rather the Duo is perfect for topping on any dishes that demand a little bit of oil. 

Goldbelly Monthly Best of Subscription
Gold Belly
Goldbelly Subscriptions

For the foodie who travels to cities for specific dishes, they'll have a monthly supply of the best cuisine from around the States. 

Jasper Hill The Vermonter Collection

If you know someone whose motto is "the stinkier the cheese, the better," they're surely going to love this curated box of cheese and accoutrements from Jasper Hill Farm.

Porter Road Best of Porter Road Box
Porter Road
Porter Road

Arby's may "have the meats," but Porter Road has the meat you actually want to eat.

Factor's Famous Deli Nova Lox & Bagels Brunch for 8
Goldbelly
Factor's Famous Deli

This brunch delicacy from LA's Factor's Famous Deli is a special treat for anyone. 

Dorasti Caviar and Uni Hand-made Pasta Gourmet Box
Dorasti
Dorasti

Caviar on its own is good. Uni? It's great. Together mixed with pasta is not for the faint of heart, but it might be the best thing you eat all year.

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