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10 Gift Ideas for Food Lovers & Home Entertainers

Whether you cook at home or prefer to order online, these gift ideas are perfect for the food lover in your life.

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In a sea of food and entertaining gift ideas, here are some thoughtful gifts with a Florida spin.

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seafood cookbook, good catch cookbook

Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters

An education on Florida’s bountiful waters. Amazon

Get ready to cook the freshest fish Florida has to offer. This book features gorgeous photography, informative stories on local fishing practices and seasonality, restaurants you can trust for top quality seafood, and of course, many delicious recipes. If you buy this for a friend, just make sure they know they’ll be hosting you for a fish dinner in the near future. $22

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gummy alligator, gummy gator

Giant Gummy Gator

The first bite—will you start with the tail or the head? Amazon

The ideal stocking stuffer for gummy candy enthusiasts, this giant gator measures up at 11.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.25″ and weighs 3/4 pound. Its scaly texture is just the right amount of creepy and it might take you a week to eat it but this is probably the most fun anybody could have with something gummy. $19

cast iron skillet, cast iron cookware

Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet

One of the most important pieces of cookware everyone should own. Amazon

If you need one piece of cookware in your home, it should be a cast-iron skillet. From this creamy risotto with seared scallops to pizzas and desserts, the number of incredible things you could cook in this 12-inch skillet feels limitless. Every meal is a home run when you cook with cast-iron and honestly, a sizzling steak from the skillet yields a far better result than any grill can offer. $48

key lime pie

Key Lime Pie

Get a taste of tangy Florida flavor delivered right to your door. Key Lime Pie Co.

Forget fruit baskets this year, pies are what people really want. Key lime pies aren’t all that difficult to whip up (check out this recipe)—but something even better—a courier gifting you with a creamy taste of the Florida Keys in the midst of your blustery winter. Head to Key Lime Pie Co. and place your order for their namesake showstopper made with 100% natural ingredients and a handmade graham cracker crust. Your friends and family in the northern climes will be forever grateful. $21

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fish fillet knife

Cuda Knife and Sheath Set

The textured grip and corrosion-resistant blade make this knife a winner. Amazon

In our seafood-centric state, many of us head out on the weekends in search of our own fresh catch. This 6-inch Cuda fillet knife with its sturdy, razor-sharp blade will slice through slippery skin and tough bones with ease. This is a great addition for the friend you’ll give the Good Catch Cookbook to. $15

citrus cookbook

Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

More than 70 creative recipes for beginner and advanced home cooks. Gibbs Smith

Get a jump on the citrus season with this delightful cookbook dedicated to the versatile and bright, juicy orange. Author Jamie Schler, a Florida native, shares easy to follow recipes like the Zucchini and Spinach Quiche with Orange, Dates, Feta, and Thyme and the Orange, Ricotta, and Chèvre Tart in Orange-Almond Pastry Crust. Find the right person to give this to and an orange-scented menu awaits you this winter. $16

smoker, cookware

Indoor/Outdoor Kettle Smoker

Intensify the flavors of your favorite meat and seafood dishes with this handy smoker. Amazon

Never buy premade smoked fish again. This is the ultimate gift for home cooks that want to be challenged. This stovetop smoker is reasonably sized and gets the job done from the comforts of your kitchen. Make your favorite fish dip or use it to scratch the itch for tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Want to make the neighbors jealous? Take it outside and fire it up on the grill. Smokers come complete with base, water drip pan, smoking rack, thermometers, wood chips, and high dome cover. $59

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gourmet marshmallows

Wondermade Marshmallows

Throw a box or two in a stocking or wrap an entire set for gifting. Wondermade

We love Wondermade hand-crafted marshmallows. These fluffy, little nuggets are made in Sanford, Florida, and come in a variety of interesting flavors. Thing is, they are all so darn good—from the simplicity of vanilla to the luxurious gold-dusted champagne marshmallows—if you give these to someone and they don’t smile…be wary. $8

craft spirits, florida spirits

Florida Spirits

Chances are high you’ll be attending a few holiday parties this year—bring one of these to your host! Florida Travel + Life

Stock your bar with locally made Florida spirits. Your out of town guests will love to clink glasses with an old-fashioned shaken with Palm Ridge Reserve whiskey or mix a classic gin and tonic with the citrusy flavors of old world gin from St. Augustine Distillery. A wide variety of Florida spirits is available at Broudy’s—your Sunshine State martini is just a click away.

stemware, cocktail glasses

Speakeasy Coupe Glasses

Win over your family and friends with the gift of these elegant glasses, pair it up with their favorite spirit to achieve instant hero status. Amazon

Now that you’ve purchased all of those fine Florida spirits, honor them properly and serve them in something classy. These vintage-inspired coupe glasses can hold a full cocktail with ample room to move about the party without spillage. $17

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