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30 Gifts Food People Will Devour Immediately

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As I look back at the gifts I’ve been lucky to receive on various occasions, the ones that stand out most are all food-related. An exquisite box of shortbread cookies, a basket of peak-season sungold tomatoes, an epic care package from loved ones in Asia, artisanal salts and various pantry provisions, and big bags of homemade cereal just to name a few.

Maybe it’s because I’ve just always been an eager eater or maybe it’s a testament to how the memory of taste is so powerful that the treats have left such an impression on me years later. Whatever the case, I’m a staunch believer that the best gifts are the ones you can eat, drink, slurp, and munch up right away, and I’m pretty sure you'd agree.

Here are the 30 best gifts for the food lovers in your life—which is basically everyone.

Corto's Agrumato-Method Calabrian Chili Olive Oil, $35

Chili-infused olive oil is great but we’ll do you one better: olive oil with actual extractions from chili peppers. One dunk of bread will make you understand. It’s worth noting that this limited edition olive oil is currently on a reserve basis and will ship in December—just in time for holiday gifting.