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17+ Unusual Food Gifts Weirdos Will Love [2024]

Finding unusual food gifts can be a bit tricky, so we've curated a list of gifts that are exceptionally unique, creative, and truly zany. After all, we can all do better than a simple gift certificate. Not to mention some are also gourmet and include interesting food trends and everything to do with the food world. 

We can guarantee that this list of weird food gifts are truly wacky and will satisfy every unique individual out there. We also included funny food gifts and exotic food gifts. 

From food themed gifts, to actual edible products there's something on this list for everyone. 

And don’t forget! If the person you’re shopping for is truly into unusual food, they will love our limited-edition Test Kitchen Dill Pickle Beef Jerky. Dill pickle + hand crafted beef jerky is the snack of any adventurous foodies’ dreams!

1. Edible Mixed Bag of Insects and Bugs

Edible Bugs and Insects

Talk about an unusual food gift and this one tops the chart. Each insect is boiled and dehydrated and doesn't contain any artificial colors or flavoring. It's an interactive and unique gift that will definitely put someone in shock. Inside the bag includes dried grasshoppers, crickets and silk worms. There's a bug for each flavor profile! 

Shop: Edible Insects Bag - $14.99

2. Flavor Wrapped Kernels Starter Kit

Flavor Wrapped Kernels Starter Kit

If you know someone who is unusually obsessed with popcorn, this starter kit is for them. It lets you begin a quest for the perfect popcorn with fancy flavorings and a pouch so you can make a delicious batch each time. 

Shop: Opopop Flavor Wrapped Kernels Starter Kit - $24.99

3. DIY Raindrop Cake - Molecular Gastronomy Kit 

DIY Raindrop Cake

Whether you've seen this trend or not, the raindrop cake is exceptionally unusual yet also very cool. This translucent cake is essentially a blank canvas in terms of flavors because you can top it off with any type of flavor combinations you want. The DIY elements also makes it a fun and engaging gift. 

Shop: DIY Raindrop Cake - $38.00

4. Planet Lollipops 

Planet Lollipops

This gift is out of this world... literally. They are planet lollipops! A 2D image is encapsulated in six distinct pops and flavors. Each planet is its own flavor ranging from cotton candy, to orange cream tangerine, and key lime pie. Handmade and very unique, this is an exceptionally unusual gift. 

Shop: Planet Lollipops - $30

5. Cocktail Infused Ice Cubes

 Cocktail Infused Ice Cubes

Take your mixology skills to the next level with these elegant infusion ice cubes. Just freeze, pop out of the package, and drop into your favorite cocktail mixer and you'll be sipping in style. 

Shop: Cocktail Infused Ice Cubes - $20

6. Burritos Blanket 

Burrito Blanket

Now we know this isn't something edible, but it can be categorized as a food themed gift because of the burrito printing! This incredibly soft, warm fleece is perfect for any foodie who is looking for a hysterically unusual food gift. 

Shop: Burrito Blanket - $21.99

7. Pickle Air Freshener 

Dill Pickle Air Freshener

If you have a friend who's a dill pickle fanatic, then they will truly love this dill pickle air freshener. The smell of dill will fill the car while it dangles on your daily drives. Plus it's sure to bring many laughs and can be the perfect gag or white elephant gift! 

Shop: Dill Pickle Air Freshener - $4.99 

8. The Original Bag of Poo Cotton Candy 

Original Bag of Poo Cotton Candy

If you are looking for the ultimate gag gift that is definitely unusual, look no further than the Original Bag of Poo Cotton Candy. Every bag is filled with a brown turd that tastes like delicious black cherry. This bag is loved by kids, adults, and anyone who has an unusual sense of humor. It also comes in other flavors and themes like Unicorn Poo or Mermaid Poo. 

Shop: Bag of Poo Cotton Candy - $9.99

9. Prickly Pair Cactus Candy 

Prickly Pair Cactus Candy

Made from real prickly cactus fruit with no extract, this is the real deal. Inside is 12 pieces of soft sugar-sanded Arizona Prickly Pear Jelly Candy that packs a delicious flavor. With over seven decades of experience they made a quality product you can trust. Also, it's not every day you get an unusual gift like this! 

Shop: Prickly Pear Cactus Candy - $14.99

10. Gummy Candy Noodles Takeout Box

Gummy Candy Noodles Takeout Box

This is a cute box full of Asian takeout food-shaped candies that look like noodles and garnishes in a take-out container. The takeout box offers a variety of shapes and sizes of different gummies including candy shrimp, egg and noodles. This is a creative take on a savory classic. 

Shop: Gummy Candy Noodles Takeout Box - $9.99

11. Draft Beer Jelly Beans

Draft Beer Jelly Beans

Beer in a jelly bean? That's an unusual flavor combination and gift. Savor the authentic taste of beer without the actual alcohol or hangover! It's truly a win win here. The jelly bean is finished off with a jewel-like finish for a fresh from the tap "bubbly" look. 

Shop: Draft Beer Jelly Beans - $4.65

12. DIY Barbecue Sauce Kit

DIY Barbecue Sauce Kit

Some people just can't get enough of any kind of sauce. This one was made for them. This DIY barbecue sauce set has everything you need to create a savory or super spicy sauce. They include easy to follow gourmet recipes that will satisfy any and every craving. 

Shop: Make Your Own BBQ Sauce Kit - $46

13. Banana Pudding Lover's Sampler Pack 

Banana Pudding Lover's Sampler Pack

Now it doesn't get any more gourmet than this. Magnolia Bakery makes exceptional baked goods that are truly delicious treats. Plus they also offer specialty gift sets and are known for their life changing banana pudding. They offer a sampler pack that's the best of both words and includes both cookies and the banana pudding! 

Shop: Banana Pudding Sampler Pack - $80

14. First Aid Chocolate Box

First Aid Chocolate Box

For those who love hot chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate truffles, a chocolate bar, or really anything to do with simply chocolate, they will love this creative and funny food gift. It's a Max Brenner First Aid Chocolate Box that is filled with an assortment of gourmet chocolates ranging from white to dark and include a variety of flavors like hazelnut praline and pecan. 

Shop: Max Brenner First Aid Chocolate Box - $49.99

15. People's Choice Beef Jerky Box

People's Choice Beef Jerky Box

Call us bias, but we think that our gift box assortment of gourmet beef jerky flavors is not only delicious, but it's unique and thoughtful. Choose from a selection of themed boxes and add a personalized note to customize the gift. It's a snack box that food lovers alike will devour. 

Shop: People's Choice Beef Jerky One of Everything Gift Basket - $84.99

16. Gourmet Boarderie Cheese Gift Basket 

Boarderie Ciccetti Cheese and Charcuterie Board

This is the ultimate gourmet food gift for those who love a good cheese selection (perhaps we might even dare to say they have their own collection!). This gourmet snack basket includes an assortment of gourmet cheeses and cured meats ideal for every food lover and meat lover. It's also a great gift idea for the holiday season. This one is for the home cook who appreciates the finer tastes in life. 

Shop: Ciccetti Cheese and Charcuterie Board - $129

17. DIY Hot Sauce Making Kit 

DIY Hot Sauce Making Kit

A DIY hot sauce kit is a unique gift that many don't usually see. This kit features many different flavors of sauces ranging in spice and flavor profiles. This gift will really speak to someone's heart (or least a man's heart!) 

Shop: DIY Hot Sauce Making Kit - $50.99