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The guide to buying the perfect gift for every food (and drink) lover in your life

Everyone needs to eat (and drink), right? Which means that no matter who you're buying presents for this holiday season, there's bound to be a foodie gift that'll be perfect for them. Keep reading to find out what to get everyone on your "nice" list (and some gifts for the "naughty" ones, too).

Salud! Cooking School is offered inside Whole Foods Market in Johns Creek and Whole Foods Market at Avalon in Alpharetta. Photo courtesy of Alpharetta CVB.

If they're cooking newbies...

Get them something that'll give them the confidence to whip up something new in the kitchen (a great crockpot is key)

Even the most seasoned chef could benefit from brushing up on their cooking skills, but these cooking classes are especially great for those who are just dipping their toes into the culinary waters.

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If they're kids who love to cook...

Gift them items that'll set them up for a lifetime of fun including culinary classes and a knife set made just for kids.

These food-focused gifts will be a hit with kids who have an interest in what goes on in the kitchen.


If they love to bake...

Get them one of these five gifts that'll help them bake up something delicious.


If they love beer...

Check out these book that'll go down easy, plus glasses, growlers and taps to help them store and pour their favorite brews.

Want to get them a gift of the liquid variety? Check out some of our favorite new beers of 2017.


If they love booze...

Buy them one of our favorite cocktail books of 2017, from manuals and guides to recipe and travel-based books.

Want something more hands-on? From cocktail classes to whiskey-filled ornaments to Charleston-made candles that smell like pinot noir, here are 10 boozy gifts that make for a spirited holiday season.

If they love food and love to read...

There are so many great books out there for food and cooking lovers. You can't go wrong with:

Our 10 favorite cookbooks of 2017

Cookbooks for basically anyone who loves cooking or wants to love cooking

Our favorite pieces of food writing of 2017

Books for cocktail lovers

Books for beer lovers


If they're Georgia-proud

Get them tasty treats made right here in the Peach State.


If you're a procrastinator...

Check out 3 great last-minute foodie gift ideas.

Dig into this list of our favorite food gifts and stocking stuffers to buy online.



3 more gifts for foodies on your list

Find gifts and stocking stuffers for food lovers at these metro Atlanta stores


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