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13 Mouthwatering Food Gifts For Him

We all know that finding the perfect gift for the men in your life during the holidays can be tough; however, we also happen to know that the way to one’s heart is typically through the stomach! Treat the lucky guy in your life to a special gift centered around everyone’s favorite thing: food! Our all-inclusive Jerky Boxes, or any of the items listed below, are perfect for any special occasion that pops up. Trust us, the guy in your life is going to thank you forever if you get him any of these.

1. Chemex Starter Kit

Chemex Starter Kit

If the man in your life is still drinking Folger's out of the drip coffee machine, this is the gift for you. He’d never buy it for himself, but it is something he needs. I mean, who drinks more coffee than the hard-working guy in your life? Don’t let him continue to drown himself in mass-produced mediocrity.

The Chemex Starter Kit is incredibly easy to use and will push your man to step up his coffee game. And trust us, he will be thanking you.

Shop on Chemex: Chemex Starter Kit $66.13

2. The Original Meater

Meater Thermometer

It's no question that men love cooking and eating meat. In fact, I'd take a wild guess that the first person to try out the Carnivore Diet was a man. 

The Original Meater is here to make sure that the next steak your guy cooks up is perfectly medium-rare (or however he likes it). The Meater is the first Bluetooth-enabled wireless meat thermometer. It's simple to operate, truly plug and play. We promise the guy in your life will be able to understand this technology. If not, what a great opportunity to bond through a personal tutorial. 

Shop on Meater: The Original Meater - $69.95

3. Opinel Carbon Folding Knife

Opinel Carbon Folding Knife

I know your guy probably doesn't need this, and it’s technically not a food gift. BUT, it could be used for hunting, fishing, cooking, etc. And honestly, it’s just undeniably rad. Plus, they offer custom engraving. It's obvious that you should take them up on this offer by engraving "#1 Dad / Boyfriend / Brother", whoever this man may be to you, into the knife. Did I mention, this bad boy comes with its own sheath as well?

Shop on Opinel: No.08 Carbon Steal Folding Knife - $35.00

4. People’s Choice Beef Jerky Box

Health Nut Jerky Box

Men love meat, but not all men enjoy cooking. So, grab him a People's Choice Beef Jerky Box to save him the hassle! These non-perishable provisions are perfect for his occasional fishing trip, post-workout treat, or midnight snack.  

Our tastefully curated Jerky Boxes come in a variety of flavors and styles. They're loaded with meat snacks, shipped in a cool box, and can be personalized with a fun and personalized card. Who could ask for anything more?

Shop on People’s Choice Beef Jerky: One of Everything Sampler Box - $84.99

5. Slow & Low Rye Whiskey

Slow and Low Whiskey

Call us old-fashioned, but we love a good whiskey, and so do the men in our lives. Slow and Low Rye Whiskey is a modern update to the historic category of rock and rye whiskey. It's a combination of 84 proof straight rye whiskey, a pinch of rock candy, plus the additions of raw honey, navel oranges, and angostura bitters.

This whiskey is a beautifully bottled old-fashioned cocktail that's meant to be served on the rocks. Save your guy the time of making a cocktail by grabbing this bottle of Slow and Low. 

Shop on Drink Slow and Low: Slow and Low's Rock and Rye - $21.99


6. Cutino Hot Sauce Box

Cutino Hot Sauce

Is your man a hot head? Not in the angry sense, but does he enjoy torturing his tongue with spicy sauce!? If the guy in your life is still slathering Tabasco on his eggs in the morning–and that's totally cool, we love tabasco too–get him this customizable Cutino Hot Sauce Box

Choose from the core four sauce box which includes Cutino's Jalapeno, Habanero, Verde, and Chipotle hot sauces. Or, create a personalized box based on your man's taste preferences, choosing from any of their seven hot sauces. We've been eyeing the Miso and Mango hot sauces ourselves! 

Shop on Cutino Sauce: Custom 4-pack - $32.00

7. Greater Goods Coffee

Greater Goods Coffee

So, you don't think your man is ready for gift number 2. That's fine because you can still make a great cup of coffee using other methods. The key to a great cup of coffee? A great coffee. 

That's why we're recommending one of our favorite coffee companies: Greater Goods Coffee. They offer a solid selection of blends, single origins, and limited-release coffees. One thing we love about the company–other than their awesome coffee–is the fact that they give back to their community. Each bag of coffee purchased supports local non-profit organizations in their area. 

Shop on Greater Goods Roasting: Ribang Gayo - $23.00

8. Igloo Retro Picnic Basket

Igloo Retro Cooler

This is a fun gift to remind your man of the good ol' days: the 90's. This bright Igloo Retro Picnic Basket is super fun and fully functional. 

The perfect gift for the guy in your life that loves to take some brews out to the beach, park or... really just for the guy that just loves brews... The full-size cooler is designed with handles that meet to allow for easy one-handed carrying and enough capacity to carry you throughout the day.

Shop on Igloo Coolers: Retro Picnic Basket - $54.99

9. NowServing Gift Card

Now Serving Gift Card

Let's say the guy in your life enjoys family dinners and even enjoys cooking them, and we appreciate that! But, is your man’s dinner sometimes missing that extra oomph? Maybe all he needs is a new cookbook! 

We are incredibly lucky to have Now Serving as our local cookbook store. Walking in this store is truly like walking in a candy store for a food enthusiast. We recommend buying a gift card for your guy and letting him choose a book that seems interesting to him. That way, he'll truly get to enjoy the fruits of his labor!

Shop on Now Serving LA: Now Serving Gift Card

10. The Bruery Weekender Pack

Breury Gift Card Beer Father's Day Gift

Is a Food Gift Guide for Him really complete if it doesn't have at least one beer gift option? We didn't think so either. Enter The Bruery Weekender Pack. This box of weekend plans contains a mixture of beers from The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co. 

This Pack contains four four-packs of 16oz beers that include two hop-forward beers, a lager, and a gose-style ale. Let's just say if you get this for your man, he's going to have a great weekend. 

Shop on The Bruery: Weekender Pack - $55.00

11. People's Choice Beef Jerky Pint Glass

People's Choice Beef Jerky Pint Glass

Tight on money this year, but still want to grab the guy in your life a little gift to let him know that he's appreciated? Grab the man a practical PCBJ Branded Pint Glass. We're sure he'll put it to use. Add in a bag of beef jerky and a six-pack of beer, and you just made your day his own weekender pack! 

Shop on People’s Choice: PCBJ Branded Pint Glass - $10.00

12. The Vice V Series "Time Capsule" Wine Box

Time Capsule Wine Box

Whether or not the guy in your life is a self-proclaimed sommelier, he will enjoy this unique gift box of wine. The V Series "Time Capsule" features 3 bottles of 2018 Single Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. The coolest part is that each bottle is aged in oak barrels for different periods of time so he can enjoy the different flavor profiles.

Shop on The Vice Wine: V Series Time Capsule - $164

13. Milk Bar Gift Sampler Box

Milk Bar Sampler Pack

Last but not least, we had to throw in one of our favorite food gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth– the Milk Bar Sampler Gift Box. Each sampler pack includes a variety of classic Milk Bar treats from their popular rainbow-vanilla truffles to decadent cookies and even a slice of ooey-gooey Milk Bar pie. Every treat is packaged in an appetizing windowed tin perfect to endure any shipping travels. A sweet gift for your sweet guy!

Shop on Milk Bar Store: The Milk Bar Sampler Box - $60

The Bottom Line

As a family business that’s been in the food industry for more than 90 years, we know a thing or two about food gifting. We also know a thing or two about what the special guy in your life is looking for when it comes to gifts. Our One-Of-Everything Jerky Sampler Box was literally made just for this occasion. Make sure you don’t disappoint the special guy in your life for whatever special occasion you're shopping for, and get him something on this list! Happy shopping!