Gift Guide: Unique Subscription Boxes for Foodies Who Have Everything (2021)

Everyone knows a foodie -- those who have to try out the newest restaurants in town, fill their grid with food porn, and cook up exotic dishes in their kitchens. But, what do you gift a foodie when their culinary expectations are through the roof?

What do you get a foodie who has everything?

Monthly subscription boxes go way beyond meal kits to offer a unique gifting experience. The perfect gift to keep any foodie on their toes, small businesses curate beautiful gift boxes packed with useful gadgets for the home cook, international taste sensations for food lovers, award-winning sauces for condiment connoisseurs, and so much more. This gift guide hits the spot for any foodie who thinks avocado toast is so last year, and will help you find just the right gift idea to help celebrate your favorite foodie’s love of all things gastronomy.

What are the best subscription box gifts for foodies?


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Stick in a Box

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Stick in a Box is the perfect subscription for anyone who loves to snack on delicious gourmet jerky. We're not talking about the stuff you can order from Amazon or pick up at the local gas station. No, this subscription features small-batch artisanal dried meat that’s hand-selected because it's flavorful and made from only the finest ingredients.


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SaloonBox Curated Cocktail Kit Subscription

From $54.67 per box
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What You’ll Get: What better to pair with delicious food than an equally scrumptious cocktail? SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit is here to make at-home mixologists. Delivering everything required to craft 4 servings of a tasty cocktail, unbox supplies, recipes, ingredients and booze every month.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. once per week after receipt of order


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Baking fun!

From $49.42 per box
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Red Velvet NYC is a premiere gift set that's perfect for those who need a little guidance in the baking department. Bust out your silicone bakeware and crack into a baking kit filled with pre-measured ingredients and step-by-steps to bake 2 restaurant-quality recipes “from scratch”. With a sprinkle of sugar and a dash of sea salt, this box makes baking fun and easy every month.


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Taste Italy Monthly

From $96.67 per box
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Gusto di Roma is the ticket to an exclusive culinary journey to sunny Italy, giving you or your favorite foodie the chance to indulge in the authentic tastes of the country. Each box brings a curated sampler of 5-6 Italian appetizers and sweets, from artisanal meats and olives to honey nougats and almond biscotti -- just what's needed for the perfect platter!


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Spice Madam Monthly Subscription

From $18.33 per box
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What You’ll Get: Lovers of global cuisine and adventurous diners alike will enjoy the flavors brought in the Spice Madam box. Experience a different culture and cuisine each month with enough to feed 6-8 people, including the highest quality vegetarian-friendly spices, seeds, recipes, and music playlist from the featured country.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. in the 2nd week of the month following your order


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OLIVE BOX

From $40.00 per box
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Every home cook knows the value of having this pair of high-quality staples in their pantry: olive oil and balsamic vinegar. With the Olive Box from Olive A’ Sudden, they'll find out the true meaning of exquisite flavor, getting a bottle of flavored first-press extra virgin olive oil, a bottle of balsamic vinegar and a special surprise gift in each month’s box.


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Cookie of the Month by Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop

From $25.00 per box
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Treat yourself to a (literal) treat every month with Cookie of the Month by Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop. Each month, this New York bakery sends subscribers 1 dozen cookies or one 8" cookie pie shipped right to the front door. All baked goods are organic, handcrafted from natural ingredients, and made in small batches for a uniquely sweet experience!


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Monthly Mercantile Box

From $45.00 per box
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Explore all the uncommon goods and high-quality foods created by regional artisans in Appalachia with The Appalachian Mercantile. The ultimate gift basket for family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, they'll get a mix of unique home goods, like cookware and bath products, beautifully crafted preserves and sauces, along with recipes and info about each maker.


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Hot Sauce of the Month Club

From $14.99 per box
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Take a cue from the spice pros at the Heat Hot Sauce Shop and send a membership to the Hot Sauce of the Month Club to all the hot & spicy fanatics on your list. Whether they like classic flavors in mild or extra hot, simply choose their preferred heat range and send them 1 or 3 full-size bottles of award-winning hot sauces made by the best small-batch producers.


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Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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What You’ll Get: Delve into the uniqueness of the cities throughout the States with the Explore Local Box. Showcasing one U.S. city every month, this subscription box delivers artisanal local treats and well-crafted products highlighting the best of the best from the featured locale.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st business day of the month


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DIY Charcuterie Board Kit

From $77.50 per box
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Charcuterie and cheese boards aren't all the rage simply because they make for pretty pictures. This is the stuff of dreams for all snackers and grazers! When you send Peck Board's DIY Charcuterie Board Kit, you're sending a unique and enjoyable experience that begins with a rustic slate board, and ends in a platter filled with cured meats, rich cheeses, sweets and high-quality dried fruit and nuts.


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Kizuna Lifestyle Box from Japan (includes shipping costs)

From $52.49 per box
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Do you have a foodie friend who's into all-things Japanese? Send them Kizuna Box, a food gift like no other! Celebrate the passage of time through seasonal festivities and traditions with themed boxes curated around these special moments. Choose the Snack Box for limited-edition food items and lifestyle goodies, or the Healthy Box for a mix of healthy snacks and sweets.


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Cajun Crate

From $34.00 per box
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What You’ll Get: For those who enjoy well-spiced food, bow down to the holy trinity of Louisiana cuisine with the Cajun Crate. Experience the bold flavors that hail from the Gulf Coast with recipes and 7 or more full-sized food products, including spice mixes, sauces and roux, all direct from the state.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 14th of every month


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My BBQ Box

From $20.50 per box
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It's time to sharpen those chef's knives and prepare for a feast with a subscription to My BBQ Box. Subscribers get a taste of some of the best barbecue the country has to offer, exploring regional faves from coast to coast, from Texas Brisket to California Tri-Tip. Unbox handcrafted rubs, expert instructions and useful accessories, like stainless steel shredders perfect for homemade pulled pork.


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The Original Gourmet Cheese Club

From $41.95 per box
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The Original Gourmet Cheese Club is a great gift that's guaranteed to bring people round the cutting board! Now the special people in your life can build the ultimate cheese board or charcuterie platter with a monthly delivery of a half-pound of 3 different types of traditional cheeses, all made in small batches by artisanal cheese makers.


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Hinterland Empire

From $27.92 per box
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Coffee lovers of all types will appreciate Hinterland Empire's commitment to ethical sourcing. With this monthly box, a delicious brew isn't the only priority. Skip the Starbucks gift card and up your gifting game by sending a monthly subscription that supports a small, queer, woman-owned business for a quality cup of coffee done the right way!


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Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

From $49.92 per box
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Make sure your fave foodies have something to wash it all down with by enrolling them in the Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club. Each monthly box brings 3 unique recipes from top bartenders, and includes everything but the liquor to make 12 delicious cocktails (4 of each). Unbox syrups, bitters, mixers and garnishes -- a great gift for anyone with a well-stocked home bar!


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Sauce Boss - Condiment Subscription

From $16.75 per box
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Add a little pizzazz to all those home-cooked meals with the Condiment Subscription from Sauce Boss. Dedicated to gourmet sauces of all varieties, send either 1 or 3 full-size bottles every quarter, giving them the chance to explore international favorites, like sriracha and aioli, award-winning, tongue-searing hot sauces, or fancy takes on the classics -- ketchup and mustard!


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Wanderlust Select Duo * Culinary Spice Kits

From $9.90 per box
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What's the perfect way for home chefs to add exotic flavors to their kitchen creations? A monthly subscription to SpiceBreeze! Whether they're whipping up a veggie curry in the dutch oven or throwing a steak on the grill, this monthly box brings freshly ground, pre-portioned spices and recipe cards to create authentic globally-inspired entrees.


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Monthly Raw Honey Box

From $25.00 per box
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The Monthly Raw Honey Box from HoneyComber Club is the bees knees and one of the best gifts for foodies. More than just an addition to a good cup of tea, this is a sweet exploration into raw honeys from family-owned apiaries across the USA. Each jar is the real deal, bringing raw honey straight from the hive, filled with interesting flavors and textures.


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eat2explore explorer subscription box - a family educational food & culture box

From $27.21 per box
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Dive into French or Mexican cuisines with eat2explore, a fun foodie box that gives kiddos the chance to see what's cooking around the world. Explore culture and culinary traditions from 17 different countries by unboxing essential spices, hard-to-find ingredients, and a shopping list to cover the rest. Plus, they'll get a snack-tracking passport, educational activity sheets and more.


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Happy Hostess Collective Box

From $119.75 per box
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Send a fun hostess or a housewarming gift with the Happy Hostess Collective Box, a quarterly box that brings a seasonal selection of fine foods and household goodies. Decorate those kitchen countertops with beautiful storage containers, or create a dreamy table-scape complete with napkin rings, platters and gourmet sauces and spreads. Plus, join the community for entertaining tips and tutorials.