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Cooking Gift Ideas for Home Chefs, Cooks, & Foodies

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The best thing about cooking at home is sharing the tasty results with friends and loved ones. Giving the gift of spices and seasonings lets you spread the joy of home cooking year-round. We’ve put together a list of our favorite Savory Spice gifts for this holiday season, and there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Giving the gift of spices and seasonings lets you spread the joy of home cooking year-round. If you know exactly who you're shopping for, we have put together a few great gift ideas. There's a perfect spice for everyone on your list. 

To make this gift guide easier to use, we've organized it by price point. Start with Stocking Stuffer ideas (don't forget about shopping for Teacher Gifts) and work your way to bigger gifts. We also have plenty ideas of Great Gifts Under $20.  

Pssst...don't forget to add a few of these to your gift ideas list and share them with your family or friends.

Stocking Stuffers (Cooking Gifts Under $10)

#1 - For the Picky Eater: Digital Gift Card

Look, sometimes it's just too hard to pick out the perfect gift. So, let them choose their own spice adventure with a digital gift card. You can choose any amount from $10 up to $100.

#2 - Personalized Foodie Gifts: Your Favorite Best-Selling Seasoning

A personal touch is the perfect way to let someone know you're thinking about them. Share your favorite seasoning with a note about how you use it or pick out a flavor you think that they will love. And if you need a little extra help, Capitol Hill Seasoning and Taco Seasoning are our most popular spice blends.

#3 - Unique Sauces for Grilling: Sweet Jerk Barbecue Sauce

Know someone who wishes they were at the beach all year? Make their dreams come true with a bottle of Sweet Jerk Barbecue Sauce. Warm Caribbean spices complemented by bright citrus, sweet molasses, and hickory smoke will have them imagining their toes in the sand with a drink in hand.

#4 - Something Easy for the Novice Cook: Spice 'n Easy Mixes

Spice ‘n Easy recipe mixes make perfect stocking stuffers for people who may not be comfortable in the kitchen or who simply don't have the time or desire to spend hours in the kitchen. Each recipe mix comes with pre-measured spices, a recipe, and a short shopping list to make a quick, easy, and delicious dish at home.

Seven Onion BBQ Meatloaf Spice 'n Easy with plate of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans

Cooking Gift Ideas (Kitchen Gifts Under $20)

#5 - Gourmet Flavor Everyone Can Enjoy: Black Truffle Parmesan Seasoning

Inspired by popular, savory flavors, Black Truffle Parmesan Seasoning is good on popcorn, pasta, veggies, chicken and more.

#6 - Specialty Salts for the Home Cook: Arctic Thyme Salt or Black Garlic Salt

Salt is one of the most popular pantry staples in the the world. Most people are comfortable using salt to season their dishes, so a salt that is infused with other spices or herbs is an easy way to boost flavor.

#7 - New Cooking Utensils for Anyone: Acacia Cooking Tools

This set of four includes an angled spoon, perfect for reaching the corners of any dish, as well as a spoon, slotted spoon, and flat spatula. These durable wooden kitchen tools are also a perfect add on to any spice set.

#8 - Sweet Treats for the Family: Peppermint Vanilla Bean Sugar & Chocolate Peppermint Sugar

Want to give them a sweet winter treat? Look no further. The perfect gift for any hot chocolate lover, these minty sugars will add a burst of holiday cheer. These winter treats are only available for a limited time, so go ahead and get one for yourself too!

#9 - Flavors for the World Traveler: Thai-fecta Spice Set

Maybe you can't give them a round-trip ticket, but you can gift them three delicious international flavors. With two curries and comforting Thai Coconut Soup, the Spice 'n Easy mixes in this set are sure to inspire and delight. And who knows, maybe they will even invite you over for dinner too!

#10 - A Trendy New Flavor for Everyone: Caesar Seasoning

If you know someone who likes to be the first to try out something new, this flavor are sure to impress. Plant-Based Caesar Seasoning is great for salads but it can also be used for so much more. Caesar-ify just about anything from salmon to pasta.

Caesar Seasoning jar next to a plate of smashed potatoes

Gifts For Home Chefs (Cooking Gift Ideas Under $50)

#11 - Easy & Family Friendly Spice Set: One Pot Wonders

This set of spices is perfect for slow-cooking or Instant Pot recipes, making it great for busy people who still want to cook. It also includes a brochure with four different recipes, using each of the spices in the box.

#12 - A Great Gift for Movie Lovers: Popcorn Premiere Seasonings

Bold thrillers. Spicy romance. Sweet family flicks. This trio of popcorn seasonings delivers blockbuster flavor. With two savory options and one sweet, there's something for everyone in this set. Hungry for more? Shop Popcorn Seasonings to find another new favorite.

#13 - Something for the Host with the Most: Acacia Cutting Board

This show-stopping cutting board is reversible, so they can cut on one side and serve on the other. The end grain wood creates a lovely and unique pattern. This 8x12 inch board would make a great canvas for a charcuterie board as well!

#14 - For the Kid (or Kid at Heart): Hot Cocoa Bundle

Forget the packaged stuff. It's just as easy and so much better to make it yourself. This bundle comes with rich Dutch Cocoa Powder and two delicious sugars: Cinnamon Sugar and Peppermint Vanilla Bean Sugar. You can add some holiday mugs to customize this gift!

#15 - For Your Favorite Party Person: Dip, Dip, Hooray!

We all know someone who loves any excuse for a party, whether it's the Oscars, game night, or just the second Saturday of the month. They will be thrilled to have five easy dips for every party or occasion, including our best-selling Seven Onion Dip and zesty Tex-Mex Queso & Dip

#16 - A Great Gift For Vegetarians: Veg Out Spice Set or Veggie Lovers Spice Set

If you're a meat-lover who just doesn't know what kind of cooking gift to give the vegetarian or vegan in your life, we've got you covered. These seasonings cover all the flavor bases, from Asian stir-fry to creamed corn, these delicious blends will spice up all their favorite veggies.

#17 - The Novice Cook or Young Chef: Measuring Spoons - Set of 6

Even the youngest cook can use a set of measuring spoons. Bonus, these fit directly into our spice jars to make it even easier (and neater!) to cook any recipe. Pair these with any set or spice for the best cooking gift.

Pikes Peak Butcher's Rub sitting on a cutting board with measuring spoon set and other jars in background

Gifts For Cooking Lovers (Gourmet Gift Ideas Over $50)

#18 - Shop for the BBQ Master: Low & Slow Spice Collection or Licensed to Grill Spice Collection

For the king (or queen) of the grill, fresh and flavorful spices are an absolute must. It's also a great gift if you happen to know that they are getting (or recently got) a new grill or smoker. Take this gift over the top by picking up a few steaks from your local butcher.

#19 - A Gift for the Cook who has Everything: Something for Everyone (Fabulous FourOne Pot WondersWeekend Warrior)

Three sets are better than one. Bundle these (or choose your own sets) and wrap them together for the ultimate collection of spices for just about anything they might want to cook. We like this bundle because it covers slow-cooking, grilling, and includes best-selling seasonings.

#20 - Something for the Culinary Explorer: 'Round the World Spice Collection 

With popular international seasonings, from French Herbes de Provence to Chinese Five Spice, these flavors are a great way to start making restaurant-worthy dishes from around the world at home.  

Round the World Spice Collection with jars and vegetables

Shop Spice Gift Sets 

Whatever your gifting needs are this season, we really have something for everyone. As always, we’re here and happy to help you with your holiday shopping in all of our stores and online.

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