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The holiday season is approaching, and now is the time to find the perfect gifts for the food lovers in your life. 

Check out the list below to find holiday presents your friends and family will love. Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers for your foodie friends, or you want to whisk your loved one away on an unforgettable culinary tour to Croatia, Italy or Greece, you’ll find must-have gifts for food lovers here.  


Stocking Stuers 

Reusable shopping bag, $8 

The perfect stocking stuffer! This environmentally friendly, reusable shopping bag folds up into a tiny pouch. Light and compact, keep it in your backpack, purse, or jacket pocket so that it’s always on hand when you are shopping, at the farmers market, or carrying a little more than you can hold in your hands. 

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Lessons in Chemistry, $15.37 hardcover

Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show.

Mediterranean Diet Grocery List Pad, $7.99

Keep track of which Mediterranean diet staples you need on your next grocery run with this convenient notepad.

Cheesy Socks, $18.99

Wear your love for cheese on your socks! Purchasing this knitted pair of socks supports the Oldways Cheese Coalition, and is the ultimate non-edible gift for the cheese lovers in your life (including you!). Show your pride for artisan, raw-milk, and traditional cheese and promote everyone’s fundamental right to enjoy their cheese of choice.


For the Kitchen 


The perfect apron, $22 

Cook in style! This hunter-green apron has two pockets and a stain-resistant finish.  

A Veggie-filled cookbook, Veg-Table by Nik Sharma $31.49

“A fascinating exploration of the unique wonders of more than fifty vegetables through captivating research, stunning photography, and technique-focused recipes.”

Bread and Roses” by Rose Wilde, $31.00

“Discover brown-flour baking with the charismatic Rose Wilde―a grain geek hungry for texture, flavor, and diversity of ingredients.”

Mediterranean Seasoning Collection, $42.00

It’s so easy to make delicious Mediterranean food with pantry staples – however, if you want to get a little fancier with your flavors, look no further than this kit from The Spice House, complete with Za’atar, Shawarma seasoning, Sumac, and a salt-free Garlic and Herb blend.

Personalized Cutting Board/Tea Towel Starting at $26

Have a special recipe that has been passed down through the family? Preserve it forever, by getting it engraved on a cutting board or printed onto a tea towel that you can proudly display in your kitchen.

Traditional Cheese Prices Vary

Cheese makes a great gift! Plus, it gives you the opportunity to support local cheese stores.  If you know of a store we should add to this directory, let us know

Taste of Senegal Gift Set $50

A fun gift bundle from Pierre Thiam and our friends at YoléléFoods



The Gift of Adventure 



Give the gift of an unforgettable culinary travel experience! Go to Parma, Italy with Oldways in April 2024 (or Greece in May, Piedmont, Italy in October or Croatia in November)!

In Parma, hands-on cooking classes, wine tastings, visits to producers of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale, and more are on the itinerary during this weeklong tour of Parma and Emilia Romagna, guided by Oldways. This is the perfect curated trip for food lovers—whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, with your family or as a group of siblings or friends.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, author and host of The Splendid Table, says, “Ask an Italian where to eat only one meal in Italy and, after recommending his mother’s house, it is more than likely you will be sent to Emilia Romagna.” We’ll eat fabulously in neighborhood trattorias, country inns and classic city restaurants, and you’ll return home with recipes, memories, and experiences that will last a lifetime.

(Curious about all our tours? View all our upcoming Culinary Tours here


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