The Best Local Gifts for Foodies
Whether they love to eat or cook, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for foodies in your life with this helpful round-up of locally made San Diego foodie gifts!
Maya Moon Co. Cacao Cocktail Kit: Winter Warmth
Plus, all of the products featured in this gift guide are from San Diego-based companies! Scroll down to find the perfect stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for foodies.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Tres Dragones, $23
Earning a 94-point score from Coffee Review, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Colombia Tres Dragones blend is a light roast with a rich chocolate, fruity and fermenty finish – a perfect pairing for unwrapping gifts by the tree.
Maya’s Cookies DIY Vegan Cookie Decorating Kit, $40
Festive fun for everyone! Featuring 6 vegan gingerbread cookies, ready-to-use icing + piping bag, candies + sprinkles.
Chefs Life Threesome Oils, $39.99
Local celeb-chef Brian Malarkey’s custom-blend cooking, blending and finishing oils will meet the mark for all your foodie friends. Plus, all Chefs Life oils are non-GMO and sustainably sourced.
Wynn’s Kitchen Vegan + GF Peanut Sauce, $12
This smooth + sweet peanut sauce is proudly vegan, gluten-free + keto-friendly! Pair it with Wynn’s GF Sate chili sauce for a match made in heaven.
Quantum Microgreens Grow Kit, $24
Looking for gifts for foodies that can keep on giving? With Quantum Microgreens, you can grow your own tasty and super nutritious microgreens in about a week. Select from mustard, broccoli, arugula and radish blends.
Higher Vibration Tonics Seasonal Shrubs, $18
Cocktail shrub company Higher Vibration Tonics collects San Diego’s seasonal bounty and transforms berries, herbs and spices into delectable beverages bases for your cocktail hour.
Chuao Chocolatier Holiday Sampler, $25
Deck the halls with this delightful tasting sampler of Carlsbad-based Chuao’s bestselling holiday-inspired mini chocolate bars, with tastes of peppermint and gingerbread.
Pitaya Foods Dragon Fruit Powder, $17
Make it pink with Pitaya Foods freeze-dried dragon fruit powder. Your foodie friend can uplevel their smoothies, acai bowls and baked goods with a pinch of this magical mix.
Dirt Food Superfood Dirt Spice, $20
For the foodie who’s also into wellness, Dirt Food’s Dirt Spice is an adaptogenic spice blend packed with integral living foods like cacao, turmeric, maca, magnesium and cinnamon. A perfect addition to coffee, tea and oatmeal.
Maya Moon Cacao Cocktail Kit, $40
Perfect for your favorite cocktail lover or as a gift for a winter gathering, this cacao cocktail kit includes everything you need (except the alcohol) to make a festive fireside nightcap for two featuring brandy eggnog cacao truffles, toddy glassware, recipe, spice pack + organic cacao.
Mikolich Family Fall Harvest Honey, $11
Harvested from local bees in Temecula and throughout San Diego County, Mikolich Honey’s California Gold variety adds a perfect touch of sweetness to any dish.
Mindful Mushrooms Ground Lion’s Mane, $40
Hand-blended in San Diego, Mindful Mushrooms’ pure ground full fruit body lion’s mane powder is the perfect addition to your smoothies, coffee or adding extra umami flavor to your food!
Kula Lava Cake Ice Cream (Pint), $12
Be the hero this holiday season and give the gift (nearly) everyone loves: ice cream! All of Kula Ice Cream’s flavors are vegan AND gluten-free (win-win!) AND delicious. Lava Cake is made with almond butter, gluten-free chocolate cake chunks and chocolate sauce swirls.
PARU Tea Bar Earl Grey Lavender, $29
Blended in-house by PARU’s team of tea experts, this beautiful tea blend makes an ideal cup of afternoon tea with hints of uplifting citrus and organic lavender.
LuckyBolt Meal Delivery, $20 and up
Know someone who loves to eat well but doesn’t have time to cook? LuckyBolt delivers prepared meals and essential staples from San Diego farms, right to your doorstep. Sample menu items include Falafel Mezze Spread, frozen hand pies, local eggs, California gold granola and much more.
Restaurant + Cooking Class Gift Cards
The ultimate gift for foodies: a gift card to their favorite restaurant, CSA subscription box or a cooking class (see our list of the Best Cooking Classes in San Diego!). Support our local chefs, farmers and foodshed!
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