Brainstorming foodie gift ideas can be a challenge. Gourmands, epicures, gastronomes — whatever you want to call them, they tend to be a picky bunch! For those with a refined taste for the delicious side of life, only the finest gifts for food lovers will do. 

Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place! At Mary Jurek Design, we proudly cater our luxury basics to those who appreciate life’s incredible bounty of edible (and drinkable) treats. 

We craft elevated everyday essentials by hand. Timeless visual appeal, stylish designs, ergonomic shapes, and a pleasing weight and handfeel combine to make every snack, meal, and sip a pleasure-packed, multisensory experience worth savoring.

Here’s a look at five foodie gift ideas that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning of culinary connoisseurs.

1. Wet Bar Accessories

A variety of barware from the Tundra collection

It’s no secret that many foodies are also quite bibulous sippers! After all, pairing cuisine with the perfect martini, a glass of wine, or any sort of bubbly beverage adds that extra level of delectable decadence that transforms a meal into an experience.

High-quality barware is a gift that keeps giving. Mixing, shaking, or simply pouring a spirited drink is a ritual that deserves to be done right. And all too often, food-focused folks overlook the liquid side of the lifestyle. The best foodie gift ideas are items they need but don’t yet own.

Wine totes and bottle chillers make wonderful gifts for the oenophile in your life. An ice bucket with an ice scoop or ice tongs is a superb set that would surely delight any home mixologist. Pitchers and coasters also make fantastic gifts for food lovers, especially those who enjoy hosting.

For more ideas, check out our guide: Home Bar 101: The Essentials List.

2. Trays and Platters

Sushi on a tray from the Blossom collection

Trays and platters are incredibly versatile, yet often overlooked as go-to gourmet goods. Of course, they can be used to transport food from the oven to the table, but that’s just the start.

Trays and platters make amazing foodie gift ideas because they’re like plates, but better! Use them to hold a charcuterie spread, a sushi feast, a medley of fresh fruits and veggies, or lobster salad with bread on the side. Virtually any dish is better served on a spacious tray!

If you really want to put a special gift together, fill the tray with an array of goodies beforehand. You could choose their favorite go-to treats, or even prepare a home-cooked meal. Breakfast in bed is a classic!

Here’s some more inspiration: Essential Trays for Your Home.

3. Bowls

A triple bowl set and ice scoop from the Tundra collection and a leather tray from the Durango collection

You can never have too many bowls, especially if you’re passionate about food. On the surface, bowls may not seem like the most exciting foodie gift ideas, but bowls can be quite beautiful. Some of the best gifts for food lovers are simply upgraded versions of staples.

Our luxury bowls are a far cry from the usual soup and cereal holders out there. We offer a wide variety of exquisite bowls that’ll look and feel superior to anything else in their cabinet.

The triple bowl set in our Tundra collection would be perfect for dry snacks, like nuts, crackers, or candies. Our Blossom collection has some great options for big salads. A brass bowl from our Helios collection is a gift fit for royalty!

Don’t overlook bowls as you consider foodie gift ideas. They get used a lot, and they’ll think of you fondly every time they reach for their favorite, go-to bowl. One of our 15” bowls takes six hours to make — they’re functional, handmade works of art that’ll last a lifetime.

4. Utensils

A cheese knife from the Helyx collection and a wooden cheese tray from the Sierra collection

High-end flatware is a gift that’s always warmly welcomed! You can never have too many high-quality forks, spoons, and knives, and foodies will certainly appreciate having some specialty utensils in their kit.

For example, there’s a strong chance they don’t already own a pomegranate spoon, canape spreader, or cake server. If they do, now they’ll have a better one! 

As you come up with foodie gift ideas, consider putting together a set of complementary items from one of our collections. For example, our Ibiza collection includes a stunning black marble cheese tray and a set of three cheese knives that would match beautifully.

You can also put together gifts for food lovers by picking unique pieces from different collections. As you can see in the picture above, a cheese knife from our Helyx collection would make an outstanding companion to a wooden cheese tray from our rustic Sierra collection.

5. Decorative Pieces

A beluga caviar server from the Animal collection

As Marcus Gavius Apicius, 1st century Roman gourmand, once said, we eat first with our eyes. While exploring foodie gift ideas, consider giving them unique items that enhance the visual side of dining.

For example, our Animal collection features whimsical accessories, like a beluga caviar server or a bunny rabbit ice cream holder. A napkin holder from our Gingko collection or a salt and pepper shaker set from our Northstar collection would give their tablescape a dash of class. 

Find the Perfect Present at Mary Jurek Design

Every foodie has their preferred flavors, so we recommend taking some time to explore all our luxury basics. Each of our curated collections has its own distinctive feel. You’re sure to find plenty of meaningful and practical foodie gift ideas.

If you’re still not sure what to get, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a personalized recommendation. We’d be honored to help you select the perfect gifts for the food lovers in your life.

Whatever the occasion may be, giving the foodie in your life a handcrafted Mary Jurek Design piece will make for an unforgettable celebration. Our heirloom-worthy gifts have a life cycle of 100 years. Treat your favorite gastronomic gourmand to a present they’ll treasure for life!

Author Mary Jurek

Mary Jurek is the founder of Mary Jurek Design, a luxury serveware brand. She started her career in the jewelry industry, designing for notable brands such as Piaget Watch, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier. After receiving four international awards for her work, she was inspired to step out on her own. Her experience working with luxury jewelry firms led her to establish Mary Jurek Design Inc in 1997. She lives in Los Angeles and loves the arts, entertaining friends and family, gardening, and all things that make a home comfortable and inviting.