8 gift ideas for the foodie on your shopping list

You know that person who is always whipping up something yummy in the kitchen. How do you say “Happy holidays” and “Thank you for all those wonderful meals!”? With these foodie gifts, of course!

BBQ Apron Guide, Foodiggity Shop, $24.99

Foodiggity Shop

Here’s a two-for-one gift: a handy cooking guide (printed upside down for ease of reading!) on a full-length apron that will protect clothes from the (delicious!) mess of barbecuing.

The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook, $21.03

Mission Chinese Food Cookbook

From the co-owner and star chef of restaurant hot spot Mission Chinese Food comes this cookbook filled with inventive recipes mashing up "Chinese" food and American classics.

Tasting Box Subscription, Hatchery, $20 a month


If he or she loves trying new things, this little box of fun is a great gift. Each month, a new package is filled with artisan samples from makers around the country and shipped to your door. The box includes a card that shares the stories behind the products as well as delicious recipes.

DIY Deluxe Hot Sauce Kit, Food52, $44


For the cook who likes to bring home the heat, this fun kit has everything needed to make six bottles of hot sauce: Sweet Heat, Louisiana Style, Caribbean Sauce, Brazilian Sauce, Garlic Sauce and Garden Sauce.

Molecular Gastronomy Kit, UncommonGoods, $49


If your giftee is always experimenting in the kitchen or playing with food, this cool kit will be well received. They'll be able to transform liquids like honey into jelly-like cubes, gelify chopped produce into flavor-packed beads and morph melted chocolate into a delicate powder.

Quesadilla Grill Basket, Williams-Sonoma, $19.95


A smart way to cook quesadillas on the grill without a big mess? Yes, please!

Football Bamboo Cutting Board, Tommy Bahama, $30

Tommy Bahama

If you have foodie on your list who also loves game day, let them serve up meats and cheese on this football-shaped cutting board. Touchdown!

Micro-Green Kits, UncommonGoods, $48


With this garden for the windowsill, users will be able to grow their own ingredients. Two separate kits are available: Spices (organic Japanese mibuna mustard, daikon radish, and shungiku chrysanthemum) and Veggies (organic red acre cabbage, organic mini-carrot, and organic tom thumb pea.)