15 Unique Gifts That Foodies Who Have Everything Will Actually Love

The holiday food gifting scene is well-stocked with plenty of prepackaged baskets and gourmet goods, which, most of the time, are more than just fine. But for those of us with any serious foodies in our lives, finding the right nosh options to buy can tough. Impressing these folks — who've seen, bought, and tasted it all — isn't as easy as tying a bow around a bag of organic coffee beans and bottle of Pinot Noir. (Although tbh, we'd happily unwrap that package any damn day). No, in order to really wow these giftees during the holiday season, we're going to have to think outside of the dark chocolate box.

And we've done just that — by searching out and rounding up 15 unique gifts (edible and not) that will stump and delight your foodiest friend. There are plenty of playful twists and special spins ahead — from cheesy pizza temporary tats, to spicy-sweet maple syrups, golden pretzel pins, something called Sparkle Bark, an artisan salt for every recipe occasion, and even one silver farfalle-shaped pasta necklace. Scroll on to surprise and satiate the most serious food stars in your life!

Among this cheesy slice, Tattly offers up a smorgasbord of other tasty tats (from soft-serve to root vegetables) that will keep your friends' food swag fresh.

Julia Rothman Pizza Slice Temporary Tattoos, $5, available at Tattly.
Tea-lovers and artisanal honey aficionados will go bananas over this Tennessee-made "snow honey" — crystallized and whipped smooth for a soft and sweet spreadable quality.

Trubee Honey Tennessee Snow Whipped Honey, $10.25, available at Mouth.
While they may have the best ingredients in the game, no foodie's kitchen is complete without a serious knife — Brigade Kitchen's Santoku is sized for all chopping occasions and made from sleek Damascus steel.

Brigade Kitchen The Santoku Knife, $75, available at Brigade Kitchen.
Fiery friends deserve fiery sauce — and a bottle of specialty Sriracha is up to that spicy task.

The Kitchen Garden Original Organic Sriracha, $9.99, available at Mouth.
Regular table salt is for regular friends — bless your foodie friends' seasoning game with Jennifer Fisher's artisan "Universal" blend. It's made from a mix of dill weed, cilantro, red chili pepper flakes, black pepper, and lemon zest.

Jennifer Fisher Universal Salt, $12, available at Jennifer Fisher.
Let that pasta person in your life show their pride with the gift of this sleek noodle necklace.

Bling! Bling! Hello Farfalle Necklace, $85, available at Bling! Bling! Hello.
NYC's Milk Bar recently partnered up with clothing company Madewell for a cookie meets fashion collab — and this denim-inspired mix with bits of streusel crisp and dried blueberries is unique gifting at its finest.

Madewell x Milk Bar Blue(berry) Jeans Cookie Mix, $19, available at Madewell.
Up your craft cocktail-loving friend's drink game with this savory trio — Bloody Mary elixir, salty pickle brine, and a sweet-tart Michelada Shrub mix.

Pacific Pickle Trio of Savory Cocktail Mixers, $32, available at Mouth.
For lovers of Eggo waffles and/or Stranger Things — as the two are not always mutually exclusive.

HighCiti Stranger Things Sweater, $34.99, available at Etsy.
Not your average holiday chocolate box, this truffle arrangement from Compartés includes apple pie, gingerbread, eggnog, pecan pie, and blackberry sage squares covered in limited edition penguin, polar bear, and plaid patterns.

Compartés Holiday Truffles 20pc Collection, $59.95, available at Compartés.
Sure, they may throw the trendiest cocktail parties to date — but do they have a sleek, toothpick-dispensing narwhal?

Fred & Friends Ceramic Toothpick Dispenser, $12.99, available at Amazon.
The gift of maple syrup is sweet — and now you can make it also spicy with this matte black bottle from Trees Knees.

Trees Knees Spicy Maple, $13.99, available at Bushwick Kitchen.
A regular old bottle of bubbly isn't exactly holiday gift innovation — but Veuve Clicquot's Rich champagne, crafted especially for cocktail mixology, is another story completely.

Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne, $60, available at Blackwell's Wine & Spirits.
Buttery soft pretzels may come and go, but the gift of a gilded pretzel pin is eternal.

These Are Things Pretzel Pin, $5, available at These Are Things.
For your foodie friend with a major sweet tooth: this unique holiday box of "Sparkle" bark is made from dark Belgian chocolate, a layer of pink Belgian white chocolate, and covered in crushed peppermint and popping candy.

Bang Candy Sparkle Bark, $25, available at Bang Candy.
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