It’s crunch time. You need to find a holiday present for a guy in your life, whether your father, brother, son, uncle, partner… or your rando Secret Santa at work. What to get, what to get? He does not need another coffee mug, necktie, or novelty calendar. What does he need? Sustenance, that’s what! If you’re looking for the ideal gifts for a foodie man (and when it comes down to it, most of us are foodies in one way or another), you’re in luck! We’ve put together this list of our top seven picks. 

7 Gifts for a Foodie Man

Without further adieu, our favorite foodie gifts for men are:

  1. Sweetwood’s Meat Snack Sampler Packs

This holiday season, give the gift of premium protein and flavor. Sweetwood’s Variety pack made from Grass-Fed Beef, Antibiotic-Free Pork, and/or Free-Range, Antibiotic-Free Turkey. Holy holidays, this stuff is good! It will even make the Grinch sing carols. 

The lucky foodie man who receives your Sweetwood Sampler Pack gift will get the taste-bud-thrilling benefits of high-quality protein seasoned with all-natural ingredients, slow smoked to perfection in small batches using real American hickory wood. What he won’t get are artificial flavors, nitrates, added MSG, gluten, or junk sweeteners that get in the way of a healthy snack.

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  1. Hot Sauce Making Kit

Now is a good time to turn up the heat. If you have a friend or loved one who puts hot sauce on literally everything, give him the gift of a mouth-watering, tongue-burning treat. DIY kits are available from sites like Amazon and Etsy. Not only will the foodie man in your life get a winning condiment to spice up his kitchen creations, he can bottle up his special hot sauce and give it as a gift himself. (Hopefully, you will receive a bottle!)

  1. Grill Pan

Did your foodie friend have to put away the grill for winter? He will definitely need a grill pan. You get those sexy little grill marks without having to wade through a foot of snow or contend with chilly temps. He can make a variety of foods, from juicy steaks or mouth-watering paninis, with ease.

  1. Cast Iron Wok

Fact: cast iron is amazing.

Fact: cooking in a large cast iron wok makes easy work of feeding an army – or whipping up a killer stir fry. 

Lodge makes a terrific cast iron wok that is as versatile as it is manly. They’re also super easy to clean and maintain (no dish soap allowed!).

  1. Bacon Curing Kit

You’re looking for gifts for a foodie man who also loves bacon? Got you. How about a bacon curing kit? Sure, he can buy regular bacon at the grocery store (which is loaded with crap), or he can cure his own and experiment with marinades, spices, and flavorings to make a more natural – and more flavorful – bacon. (Tell him you are willing to taste test.)

  1. Sexy Knife 

Thanks to YouTube channels like Almazan Kitchen, rugged yet agile Serbian Chef knives are in demand. They are sexy, sharp, and yet able to chop, dice, skin, and generally wow with ease. Your foodie man definitely wants one. The Almazan Kitchen store has them, and you can also find similar knives on Etsy, The Cooking Guild, and other online locations. 

  1. Something to Put His Freaking Food In!

So maybe your foodie recipient has been meal prepping – or is just so proud of that DIY hot sauce that he made his own wings. Now he needs something to transport meals/snacks from point A to point B. For soups, stews, stir fries, rice and pasta dishes, and the like, opt for a Thermos or (if you’re feeling fancy) a Yeti container. You can also find tin lunch and sandwich boxes from a variety of sources. 

As a special treat, put something cool into the container! For example, if you got your guy a Yeti or Thermos container, pack in a hearty soup mix he can whip up and take when he’s on the go.

Need more ideas for foodie gifts for men guaranteed not to be re-gifted? Try:

  • An immersion blender
  • Salt and pepper grinder
  • Crockpot
  • Charcuterie gift basket 
  • Cutting board 
  • Silicone handle holder for his cast iron
  • A gift certificate to the local butcher, farmers’ market, or kitchen store
  • An air fryer 
  • A rice cooker (he can do a whole lot more than cook rice in these babies!)
  • An Instapot 
  • A blender and smoothie or cocktail fixings

Ahem… Enough Foodie Gifts for Men. What About the Lady Foodies?

Subscribe to Emails from Sweetwood Smokehouse and SaveOf course! Any of these gifts would also be ideal for the special ladies in your life. So, consider this your official unofficial guide to the best foodie gifts for men, women – and anyone who is hard to shop for.

Happy holidays from Sweetwood Smokehouse!