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Unique Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

December 08, 2015


Happy holidays from the James Beard Foundation! If you still have some fellow food lovers on your holiday shopping list, look no further: below is a one-stop shop of unique culinary gifts.


Give extraordinary dining experiences to your friends and family with James Beard House gift certificates. Dining certificates are available at any value for use toward all one-of-a-kind James Beard House events throughout the year. Purchase JBF gift certificates online or call 212.675.4984.


JBF memberships are available at all levels for the food enthusiasts on your list. Plus, when you purchase an Associate-level membership or Fellow-level membership, you’ll receive a gift certificate from JBF! Visit for more.*


Visit our Amazon store to find The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs book and curated lists of JBF Award–winning and nominated books, books by James Beard, and more. A percentage of every purchase is donated to JBF! Shop your favorite cookbooks at


Show off your love for the Beard Foundation with a JBF t-shirt or festive bowtie! Browse the collection at


Got a great cook on your list? Longtime JBF sponsor Melissa’s has created an array of unique holiday gifts with the food lover in mind to support the James Beard Foundation. Through December 31, 2016 a percent of all sales on this selection of items will go towards supporting the Foundation’s programs. Visit to select your gift.

*Gift promotion expires 12/31/2015. To receive the promotion, you must call membership services at 212.675.4984 x221.