Creative Kind/Tucson Foodie Holiday Gift Box (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Foodies in Your Life

December 6, 2023
By Tucson Foodie

‘Tis the season for surprising those you care about with a little extra something to brighten their days. And being the advocates that we are of for things food-related in Tucson — from local makers to small businesses — we’ve compiled a simple holiday shopping guide that will help you keep your dollars in your community while showering those in your life with thoughtful gifts.

Here are just a few ideas to get you going this holiday shopping season.

Creative Kind/Tucson Foodie Holiday Gift Boxes

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Creative Kind/Tucson Foodie Holiday Gift Boxes (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Each of the following Holiday Boxes (which have a limited quantity) is shipped in a gift box and includes a handwritten note in the greeting card. Just specify what you’d like your card to say at checkout. Also, if you’re a Tucson Foodie Insider, keep an eye out in the Tucson Foodie app for a 10% discount.

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Antsy Nancy Cooking & Baking Classes

Antsy Nancy (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

How many times have you pinned a recipe and never found the time to execute it? Either you didn’t want to go shopping for all the ingredients you’d need or maybe you went out and bought all the ingredients — spending a small fortune. When you take a class at Antsy Nancy, all you need to do is register, show up, and have a great time learning something new

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Desert Provisions’ Taco & Margarita Kit

Taco & Margarita Kit (Photo courtesy of Desert Provisions)

This Taco and Margarita Kit is a nifty gift for those looking to create a fiesta at home. Desert Provisions has “scoured the region and sourced the highest quality items for a gift everyone is sure to enjoy with minimal effort.” Recipes and endless inspiration are included.

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Meat Packages from Vera Earl Ranch

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Vera Earl Ranch (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)

The ranch has meat packages so you can stock up for the holiday season and beyond. Every piece of meat from Vera Earl Ranch is hyper-local, with the premium beef born, bred, fed, and finished directly at the ranch. The cattle undergo a meticulous process, being grass-raised and grain-finished, followed by a 21-day dry age. These traditions maintain a high standard, where ranching is conducted by horseback, emphasizing a deep respect for the entire ecosystem.

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Whiskey Del Bac Gift Sets

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Arizona Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit (Photo courtesy of Whiskey Del Bac)

The award-winning Whiskey Del Bac has several gift sets for the whiskey lover in your life. Heck, get one of these gift sets for yourself. The packages range from an Arizona Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit to Cactus Water Cocktail Mixers and a Citrus Hot Toddy Cocktail Mix.

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Sweets from Monsoon Chocolate

Bon Bons Monsoon Chocolate (Photo by Ryan Brownell)

Those divine, bejeweled, geometric, award-winning bon bons are so pretty it’s hard to eat them. Luckily, Monsoon Chocolate’s factory is constantly pumping them out so eat up! This is the perfect gift for those with a sweet tooth and a passion for locally-made goods.

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Tucson Tamale To-Go Packages

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(Photo courtesy of Tucson Tamale Company)

On November 21, 2008, Tucson Tamale Company opened a small little take-out shop on Broadway and Tucson Boulevard. That little restaurant earned local, state, and national accolades for the tamales they served. From that very first day, Tucson Tamale has been on an adventurous journey — opening a nearly 15,000-square-foot facility so that more of their tamales can be sold nationwide.

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Tucson Foodie Passport

Obon Sushi + Bar + Ramen (Photo by Isaac Stockton)

For $299 a year, get over $3,500 in vouchers for 75+ local restaurants! All vouchers are redeemed via the Tucson Foodie mobile app. When you’re at a restaurant, simply go to the Redemption page for the voucher you want to redeem. Show your server your phone, tap Redeem and they’ll take it right off your bill. Easy!

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Tucson Foodie Insiders

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Colby Elliott – Tucson Foodie Insider Member #1 – wearing a huge smile at a member mixer (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)

For $20 a month, Tucson Foodie Insiders is the community our city deserves. We designed Insiders based on hundreds of conversations over these past 18 months. Here’s what we heard:

  1. You want new ways to explore Tucson’s restaurant scene.
  2. You want fun, interesting, and unique experiences.
  3. You want to hang out with other foodies, perhaps making a few friends along the way.
  4. For those of you who just moved to Tucson (from either LA, Phoenix, or NYC, we’re guessing?), you’re ready to get tied into the local scene and see what this ‘City of Gastronomy” thing is all about.

Learn more.

Tucson Foodie Gift Cards

The Tucson Foodie gift cards are your golden tickets to a variety of experiences. Whether you’re eyeing the Tucson Foodie Passport, itching to become a part of the exclusive Tucson Foodie Insiders, eager to join the fun at local events and festivals, or just craving an adventure in taste, these cards have got you covered.

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