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From a pasta roller to homemade pizza, 21 expert-approved gifts perfect for your favorite foodie

Food gifts they'll be sure to use — or eat!
Kara Birnbaum / TODAY

Last-minute holiday shopping can be difficult, especially when you are unsure about what to get someone. A great solution to that problem is to get a present they will be sure to use — or eat. You can never go wrong when gifting something delicious, so why not satisfy the cravings of the foodies in your life by gifting food?

To help you find the perfect food gifts that will arrive on your doorstep before the beloved holiday, TODAY contributor and lifestyle expert Alejandra Ramos recently stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share her favorite mail order food gifts that will be delivered straight to their door, from homemade pizzas from Italy to afternoon tea in-a-box. Chef Elena Besser also previously stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share her top picks for the holiday season.

Whether you are shopping for a tea lover, a pizza fanatic or someone with a sweet tooth, read on to find great food gift options.

Editor’s note: The picks below might not arrive before Dec. 24. To check holiday shipping deadlines for 2022, click here.

Holiday food gifts as seen on TODAY

Fabrizia Grande Holiday Cheer Box

If you know someone who loves sipping on the tasty Italian after-dinner liqueur limoncello, then this holiday food box will be the perfect surprise. The gift set features a variety of limoncello baked goods: cookies, truffles, blondies, lemon loaf and more.

Exquisito Chocolates Artisan Collection (6-Piece)

The chocolate-obsessed in your life will love tasting these handcrafted artisan chocolates from Miami-based company Exquisito Chocolates. Choosing from six-, 12- or 24- piece gift sets, each box contains Florida-grown guava, cafe con leche and a little something for Oreo lovers.

Frog Hollow Farm Dried Fruit Sweetness Gift Box

This dried fruit gift box is a healthy alternative for a little holiday sweetness. The brand says each box is loaded with three packs of organic fruit, which change out depending on availability.

Frog Hollow Farm Organic Satsuma Mandarins

For another healthy-yet-sweet alternative (and also a Chinese tradition), you can choose this box of organic mandarin oranges, which comes in three different sizes. The brand says another popular and bestselling option is their Organic Pink Lady Apples.

Mrs. Bakewell's Blueberry-Lemon Cream Tea Box

Give the gift of afternoon tea with this scone and tea box. According to the brand, each box contains six scones and jams, a variety of Twinings Tea and more. The brand even offers different flavors of scones, like this cranberry-orange gift set.

Talia Di Napoli The Taste of Talia Pizzas

If they can't make it to Italy, bring Italy to them with this box of eight pizzas — all made in Naples, Italy. Pizza lovers will love tasting their away around Napoli with each different type of 'za, from Margherita to four cheese.

Ground Up Build Your Pack Nut Butters

Spread some holiday cheer with this nut butter pack that features unique flavorings, from cinnamon snickerdoodle almond to Oregon hazelnut. The brand allows you to build your own pack by choosing how many and which flavors you'd like to gift.

Avec "The Sampler" (Pack of 15)

This sampler mixer pack allows you to enjoy craft cocktails right at home. Featuring flavors like jalapeño and blood orange and hibiscus and pomegranate, Besser said you can enjoy these elevated drinks by adding your favorite spirit or enjoy them alcohol-free. Plus, the brand says each can contains less than six grams of sugar for guilt-free indulging.

Garrett Popcorn Shops Garret Mix

Besser loves buying thoughtful gifts from her hometown and says it's a great way to send your loved ones a taste of your favorite things, whether it's delivering NYC-style bagels to Iowa or southern barbecue to California. This popcorn mix from Garrett Popcorn Shops is from Besser's own hometown in Chicago. and this fan-favorite mix features their world-famous combination of cheddar and caramel popcorn, according to the brand.

Grow and Make "Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit"

If you know a foodie who loves a DIY project, this make your own hot sauce kit is a fun way to experiment with flavors and spice levels. According to the brand, the kit includes a variety of ingredients, six glass bottles and labels to name your own hot sauce creations.

Clevr Brands Super Lattes "The Holiday Starter Kit"

You may have spotted these cafe-worthy super lattes on Oprah's Favorite Things list this year. According to the brand, each brew contains ingredients to support your energy, mood and stress levels. Coming with two latte mixes, you'll also get a frother and wooden scooper with the Holiday Starter Kit.

Seemore Meats & Veggies "The Italians" Sausages

Whether you enjoy sausage on pizza, with pasta or any other way, this Italian sausage pack might leave meat lovers with their mouths watering. The four flavors included in the pack are la dolce beet-a, chicken parm, broccoli melt and chicken kale pesto. Within each pack are four sausages, so there is a total of 16.

Uncommon Goods Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

If you are mushroom-obsessed, you'll love this kit where you can grow your own shiitake mushrooms at home. The kit is made by putting organic spores inside salvaged logs from recently felled trees. To start, soak the wood, then keep it in a damp, cool, dark place and in about six weeks you will be able to harvest your own mushrooms.

More holiday food gifts to shop

Slow Brew Tea Infuser

For the one who likes to take their mornings nice and sloooow, this sloth tea infuser helps them have a more enjoyable cup in the morning, free of plastic tea bags and annoying strings. With this, the tea infuses through small holes in the sloth's stomach. This adorable tea accessory is available in a wide range of animals, from koalas to bunnies and a Weiner dog, among others.

Happy Home Sponge Holder

Make clean-up easier with a fun sponge holder that will disguise grimy sponges.

Colorful Silicone Cookie Stamps

Their cookie decorating skills just got a whole lot more impressive with these stamps that come in designs such as a butterfly, gingerbread man, Christmas tree, snowflake, a gift and bells. Reviewers love these stamps because they're "easy to clean and work with," meaning, they won't eat their words after promising adorable and appetizing desserts.

DIY Rainbow Bagel Kit

While this gift will arrive after the holidays, it's hard to resist the urge to recreate some of NYC's finest in your very own kitchen. Mix and match colors with the included liquid gel food coloring to make a masterpiece of your own.

Hearth and Hand Wood Cookbook Holder with Metal Stand

With same-day curbside pickup options, this cookbook holder can be used as a decor piece, to display their favorite recipe on a daily basis or to keep their nice cookbooks mess- and stain-free when baking.

Hamilton Beach Traditional Pasta Roller

With same-day pickup (based on availability) at Best Buy, this pasta roller includes attachments to make ravioli and lasagna right from their kitchen as well. The roller offers a range of thickness to create noodles from, so the pasta-bilities are endless.

Silicone Avocado Huggers

Stop food from spoiling right in its tracks with these reusable silicone huggers that slow the browning of their avocados. Perfect for the friend who enjoys salads, guacamole or just a plain ol' avocado every now and then.

Blue Q Punny Oven Mitt

While this gift may arrive after the holidays, it's perfect for the hostess with the mostess. Give this gift to the foodie who always has something to offer, whether it's sweet treats or a whole feast. This punny oven mitt embodies what we all feel after a little too much food.

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2022 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!