Gifts for Restaurant Lovers

If you need a last-minute gift for someone, here are some ideas from EatDrinkDeals on gifts for those who like to eat out.

EatDrinkDeals has been discovering and publishing food and drink deals every day since 2008. In addition to our restaurant coupons, daily deals, and happy hour specials, EatDrinkDeals is offering some gift ideas for the special someone on your list who loves dining out.

Restaurant Gift Cards

Restaurant gift card specialsAn easy and much-appreciated gift is a restaurant gift card. Who wouldn’t love to get a gift card from a favorite restaurant like Cheesecake Factory, Outback or Red Lobster? Plus, during the Holidays and other special occasions, many restaurants give you a bonus card to add to your gift.

You can find a roundup of gift card deals at EatDrinkDeals, or you can check the website for your favorite restaurant. Most restaurant chains have instant, online e-gift cards that you can print and mail, or just send instantly via email.

NY Times Cooking Subscription

The New York Times has this great deal for the Holidays:  Get a New York Times Cooking subscription for just $25 for your first year.  This is half the regular price.  You can subscribe at:  NY Times Cooking Subscription

Food Magazine Subscriptions

A subscription to a food magazine is a simple and inexpensive gift that many will appreciate.  In years past you could get a good deal on magazines from Amazon, but Amazon no longer offers magazine subscriptions.  The best way to find a good deal on a food magazine is to Google the magazine name and select the best deal. The top food magazines are:

  • All Recipes
  • Bon Appetit
  • Cook’s Illustrated
  • Food and Wine
  • Food Network
  • Southern Living
  • Taste of Home
  • Women’s Day

Cooking Classes

For that budding chef or even an old hand who wants to learn new things, a cooking class might be a great gift.  Check your favorite restaurant for classes, or check Sur La Table, which often has classes.  Example classes at Sur la Table in December include: Date Night, Italian Steakhouse; Beef Wellington Feast; and Homemade Pasta Workshop.  See all the events at:

Sur la Table In-Store Cooking Classes

Some Williams-Sonoma stores also offer classes; find them at: Williams-Sonoma Events

Restaurant Cookbooks

If your gift recipient has a favorite restaurant or chef, you might find an official or unofficial cookbook with recipes for their most popular dishes.

From unique places like Antoine’s in New Orleans to chains like First Watch and McCormick & Schmick’s, there are many restaurant cookbooks available. Find one you want by browsing the Restaurant Recipe Cookbooks article at EatDrinkDeals, or Google “cookbook + the name of your favorite place.”

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