Christmas always seems to creep up on us as we get wrapped up with our busy lives, making us forget about gift shopping until the last minute. When it comes to presents, some people can be hard to shop for – unless you know they're foodies, and anything food or cooking related will suffice. To make your holiday shopping a little easier, here are 10 things that will make any true foodie friend more than happy, without having to break your wallet. 

For the Avocado-Obsessed: Avocado Peeler and Seasoning

An avocado peeler is the perfect gift for the friend who loves avocado toast or homemade guac. It saves the hassle and makes it easy to prepare your favorite dish. Pair it with Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning and you've got yourself a cheap gift. 

For the Adventurous: Sushi-Making Kit

Who hasn't wanted to try to make their own sushi? This kit helps you craft your own sushi roll using the fillings you want. This one from Williams-Sonoma comes with a rolling machine, recipes with step-by-step instructions and even some key ingredients. Any friend who is a sushi-lover and is always up for a challenge will love taking on this one.

sushi, fish, salmon, seafood, sashimi, tuna, rice, wasabi
Gabby Phi

For The Aspiring Chef: Cooking Class

This creative gift would definitely be unexpected and worth the experience, especially if you buy the class for the both of you to go together. Some popular businesses that offer these classes are Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, and even Groupon. This gift is perfect for any foodie friend who loves experimenting in the kitchen or secretly believes they're an iron chef.

Parisa Soraya

For The Caffeine Addict: French Press or Cold-Brew Maker

Even though we all love coffee, there's always that one friend who isn't seen without a Starbucks cup or travel mug in their hand. This gift not only can save them from making endless trips to Dunkin, but also a lot of money by ditching the $4 lattes. Any coffee lover will appreciate being able to steep their own grinds and even turn it into cold brew. This french press from Target is an affordable option (that looks good too).

coffee, espresso, cappuccino, mocha
Jocelyn Hsu

For The Ultimate Foodie: Cookie DŌ

Everyone loves cookie dough, especially the food trend obsessed friend who has been waiting to visit the infamous Cookie DŌ storefront in NYC. This is the perfect gift if they live too far or just don't want to have to deal with the lines or crowds of the in-store experience. Their new seasonal flavors, peppermint hot cocoa and gingerbread man, are out and sound just delicious as their signatures, so get them while they last. 

cream, chocolate, milk, sweet, frozen yogurt, candy, ice, yogurt
Max Bartick

For The Beach Babe: Food-Shaped Pool Float 

Unless you live somewhere with warm weather year round, this one won't come in handy for a few months, but will definitely do the trick once summer comes around. This donut float from Urban Outfitters is the cutest way to lounge in the pool and relax. If pizza is more of their thing, this float would make any cheese lover happy. Pretzels, ice cream cones, and pineapples are also on the endless list of food-related floaties.

For the Constant Snacker: Food Box Subscription

Although this one can be on the pricier side, it's a great idea that is worth the investment. There are countless companies that offer a monthly snack subscription service that delivers snacks right to your door. Some of these include Graze, Naturebox, and Love With Food, which offer one-year memberships. They each offer healthy options that are perfect for eating between classes or to satisfy the midnight snack cravings. 

Even though your friend would probably be happy with the Starbucks, Chipotle, or Panera gift card you were planning on, these alternatives are a fun surprise to show off your creative side. All your foodie friends will be more than impressed by and in love with any of these gifts you chose.