The season of gift-giving is here, and with numerous Secret Santas and White Elephant Exchanges to think about, it can become difficult to figure out what to get your friends. To help ease the holiday-gifting stress, I have compiled a list of absolutely amazing options for those friends who love food. Truly, these could work for anyone if your life, because, let's face it, who isn't a bit of a foodie? 

For your friend who loves luxury:

Activist Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is currently all the rage. Pollinated by wild bees in New Zealand, this stuff is packed with antioxidants and said to have antibacterial properties. That makes it perfect for either morning toast or a relaxing face mask. Activist specifically is family-owned and dedicated to transparency and ethically sourcing their products. Buy one bottle for $32, $45, or $85—depending on the size and type.

Himalayan salt palate

Similar to Manuka honey, pink himalayan salt has become a trending food in recent years. This pink block not only looks stunning, but adds a wonderful salty/smoky flavor to anything you cook on top of it. Whether it be shrimp, steak, or portobello mushrooms, this salt block is sure to spice up any BBQ. Buy it here for $29.96. 

For your plant-based friend:

Hu Chocolate Bars

Hu prides itself on being a healthy, environmentally conscious, humanitarian brand. Non-GMO, free from dairy, refined sugar, and gluten, Hu's chocolate bars are certain to delight that health nut in your life (plant-based or not). Hu has every flavor your friend could ever ask for. Vanilla Quinoa Qrispy, Hazelnut Butter, or just plain and simple are all sure to excite. Purchase a pack of four bars for $25, or splurge on the HU Executive Gift Box for $69.99. Besides, who doesn't love chocolate?

Eat Smart by Naomi Smart

This is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. After receiving this as a Christmas gift last year, I can now say that a full year later, I couldn't be happier with it. Smart's book features over 140 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert—all of which are delicious. One of my personal favorites is the sweet potato pesto tart (featured in the bottom right of the image above). Buy the cookbook for $16.48 on Amazon. 

For your lazy friend:

Banana slicer 

Save your friend a few extra minutes in the morning and buy them the Hutzler 571 for $10.80 on Amazon. Why grab a knife when you could pull the Hutzler out and get perfectly even slices in a matter of seconds? It's perfect for oatmeal, peanut butter, banana toast, or anything your friend desires. Honestly, I might just buy this for myself. 

For your creative friend:

Cookie decorating kit

Your friend will love opening up a cute, colorful cookie decorating kit. And a kit like this creates the perfect opportunity for a fun and delicious bonding event. Get out those mixing bowls and plan a whole day of baking, decorating, and eating homemade cookies with all your best friends. 

Make your own chocolate truffles 

Purchase this easy to use DIY kit for $34.95 on Uncommon Goods. Your friend will love mixing and matching the coconut flakes, Himalayan sea salt, peppermint, and peppermint with either dark or milk chocolate.

#SpoonTip: convince your friend to regift some of his or her delicious creations to you, as an extra special thank you.

No matter the personality of your friends, there are tons of amazing gifts to get for those who love food. Whether it be one of these gifts, a cooking class, a treat to your favorite restaurant, or a trip to try some new trendy bakery, your friends will love anything you get them, as long as you put thought and consideration into it.