9 Luxurious Gifts for Foodies That Are Worth Every Penny

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Many holiday shoppers have a foodie on their list — someone who delights in receiving gifts curated specifically with the connoisseur in mind. Whether this person indulges in pasta, wine, cheese or lemons, there’s a perfect present for every culinary enthusiast.

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Get out your holiday list and take a few notes. We rounded up some of the most luxurious gifts for foodies across several price ranges — worth every penny. 

Meyer Lemon Tree

Price: $65

When life gives you lemons, your very own lemon tree cannot be far behind. According to the Via Citrus website, the Meyer Lemon was brought to the United States by Frank Nicholas Meyer after his travels to China in 1908. Since then, Meyer Lemons have become a favorite of renowned chefs throughout the world and are now available in a one-gallon container to purchase and grow from home. 

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Having a lemon tree in your home is a fantastic way to grow your own lemons in a warm climate and enjoy the fragrant scent throughout the winter months. Clusters of white flowers with a purple base also grow on this petit tree with a fragrant scent. Keep in mind, however: It can take up to six months for these lemons to fully ripen.

FarmSteady Mixed Dozen Bagel Making Kit

Price: $30

Ready to make your own bagels from scratch? FarmSteady’s mixed dozen bagel making kit includes all the ingredients you need to craft a dozen homemade bagels. 

With the help of the instructions included, you’ll learn how to rope, loop, boil and bake bagels. Bagel flavors include poppy, sesame, plain and everything for a breakfast-approved spread.

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DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Caffeine-Free Tea

Price: $39

Advent calendars are a trending holiday gift this year, and this one from DAVIDsTEA takes festivities to the next level with 24 must-have, caffeine-free teas. 

While most of the teas behind each door are designed to surprise tea enthusiasts, we can leak a few popular DAVIDsTEA flavors. The calendar includes Alpine Punch, Butterscotch Chai, Peppermint Amour, Magic Potion, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Unicorn Dream and many more flavors. The DAVIDsTEA website encourages placing orders while quantities last.

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12 Months of Italian Pantry Subscription

Price: $277.95

Bring the flavors of Italy into your cucina year-round with this gift from Williams Sonoma and cook authentic Italian dishes. 

Each month, foodies will receive a carefully curated item from the Italian pantry reserves. The first three months include a 25-year, barrel-aged balsamic vinegar, Williams Sonoma pasta sauce in Sicilian Sausage Ragu and Semolina X Williams Sonoma Pasta, Campenelle. 

Best of Porter Road Box

Price: $128

Bring home the bacon, literally, to the meat enthusiasts on your gift list. 

The Best of Porter Road Box offers a sampling of all things Porter Road. These curated pasture-raised meats include two dry aged steaks, two pork chops, two pounds of dry aged ground beef, one pound of bacon, one pound of country sausage, and one pound of chorizo sausage. Bon appetit!

Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box

Price: $108

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All the turophiles on your list — those are cheese lovers, by the way — will be delighted to receive this iconic collection of best-selling cheeses from Murray’s Cheese. 

Four fan favorites are included in this gift box including gruyère, manchego, brie and cheddar. You’ll also receive crunchy bites and a sweet, spiced jam to bring the fully curated spread together. Nibble on the cheese solo or invite friends to share as this gift box serves six to 10 people.

‘Best of Magnolia Bakery’ Sampler Pack

Price: $45

Want to give the bakery enthusiast in your life treats from the world-famous Magnolia Bakery, but can’t decide between the cupcakes or banana pudding? Gift both with the “Best of Magnolia Bakery” Sampler Pack. 

This includes an assortment of delicious cupcakes and banana pudding. You may purchase the Small Sampler Pack including two larger classic banana pudding cups and two cupcakes at $45, or choose the Family Sampler Pack with four large classic banana pudding cups and six cupcakes for $65.

Williams Sonoma Five Days of Entrées

Price: $229.95

Even the most dedicated foodie has one of those moments where they don’t know what sounds good to eat, or make, for dinner tonight. Enter the Williams Sonoma exclusive: Five Days of Entrées.

Five gourmet dishes are included in the collection from Elephants Delicatessen in Portland, Oregon. These include beef lasagna, beef stroganoff, meatloaf, polenta dolcetta and zuni stew. Bake until bubbly and your meal is ready! Each dish serves up to two to four people, so you can gift it to an indecisive foodie or a working professional in your life who needs a quick prepped meal to feed everyone.

Winc Gift Card

Price: Choose an amount starting at $60 for one month on Winc.com

You could gift a bottle of wine to the vino enthusiast in your life or send them an e-gift card. You pick the amount, and they pick the wine, choosing from over 90 delicious wines. Giftees may pick from a selection including wine types, sweetness levels and top varietals. Cheers!

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Heather Taylor is a senior finance writer for GOBankingRates. She is also the head writer and brand mascot enthusiast for PopIcon, Advertising Week’s blog dedicated to brand mascots. She has been published on HelloGiggles, Business Insider, The Story Exchange, Brit + Co, Thrive Global, and more media outlets. 

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