Food-related gift ideas


Whether you are looking for a gift for someone interested in making more meals at home, searching for something sweet for a friend with food allergies, seeking something sustainably sourced or perusing for a present you can make yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the ideas below for some inspiration, and to make some progress on your holiday shopping.

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Kitchen Equipment and Accessories

From herb scissors to air fryers, check out the links below for ideas to make weekly meal prepping a cinch.

Meal Planning and Cooking Support

Motivate your friends and family to have some fun in the kitchen with these short cuts and fresh meal ideas.

Ethically-Inspired Items

Feel good about giving gifts from companies that support sustainability and giving back.

Home-Made Treats

Show you care with a treat made from scratch.

Allergen-Friendly Treats

Help that special someone who has food allergies or sensitivities to feel included and loved.


Kiwi Pomegranate Salsa

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes
Makes 2 cups


3-4 ripe kiwifruits, peeled and carefully chopped
½ cup pomegranate seeds (amount from ½ pomegranate)
1 medium/large avocado, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
1 heaping Tbsp thinly sliced green onion
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 jalapeño chili pepper, de-seeded and chopped (adjust amount to taste)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place kiwifruit, pomegranate seeds, avocado, green onion and olive oil in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Starting with just a teaspoon of chopped jalapeño, gently fold in and add more to your desired level of heat.
  3. Add cilantro.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve over pork, fish, chicken or steak; or eat it on its own as a side or a snack.


About Author

Jen Sohl-Marion, MPH, RDN, LDN

Manager of Nutrition and Healthy Living Programs

Jen is the Manager of Nutrition and Healthy Living Programs at SAS Institute in Cary, NC. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner. Outside of work, Jen enjoys hiking with her family, practicing yoga and spending quality time with her dogs.

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