25 DIY Food Kits Gifts Globetrotters Will Love

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This list of 25 awesome, international DIY food kits gifts contains 25 DIY cooking kits from across the globe that will make every traveler’s heart and foodie’s heart beat faster! These DIY food-making kits will take them back to Italy with an awesome DIY limoncello kit, or to Thailand, Japan, Germany, France, and many more countries!

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25 International DIY food kits

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#1 Japanese DIY food kits: Mochi ice cream kit

Japanese DIY food kits

Are you looking for Japanese DIY food kits for someone who loved their trip to Japan? And especially the food they tried while traveling? Or perhaps your foodie hasn’t even been to Japan, but simply loves Japanese food.

Either way, this DIY Mochi ice cream kit is the perfect gift for them!

For those of you who (like me) have no idea what Mochi ice cream is. It’s an ice cream ball that consists of an ice cream filling and a chewy outside made out of pounded sticky rice.

#2 Chinese dumpling DIY food kits gifts

Chinese dumplings food-making kit

I don’t think dumplings need any explanation, and to be honest, you don’t even have to be a foodie or a China lover, to love dumplings. So basically this kit is perfect for anyone!

#3 German mulled wine

German mulled wine kit

Alright, maybe mulled wine technically isn’t food, but I bet many foodies love a good mulled wine too! And what’s better than a homemade one?

This German mulled wine kit comes with spices, a grater, and a mulling ladle. Oh, and of course with a recipe!

In case you are looking for more Geman gifts check out my list of 25 German gifts!

#4 DIY food kits gifts from France: Madeleine baking kit

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Which foodie doesn’t love French baking? Or let me rephrase that, which person on earth doesn’t love French baking?

From Macarons (check out the next item on this list) to croissants to delicious French Madeleine cookies!

Check out this DIY kit for the madeleine cookies at home!

#5 DIY French tarts food-making kits

DIY French tarts kit

Speaking of French delicacies, French tarts can not be left out of course!

So for the French food lover, you can choose between giving the madeleine cookies set or this French tarts kit. There is no right or wrong here, either way, it’s delicious (and hopefully you get to try it too).

Oh and if you are looking for more French-themed gifts, head over to the 25 best gifts for Francophiles!

#6 Kimchi food-making kits

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

For the Korea lovers among us, you can now make your own kimchi with this kit that includes everything you need from a fermenting jar to an airlock and vegan kimchi paste!

For the others (like me) who have no idea what Kimchi is. I looked it up.

Apparently, it’s a fermented condiment and often served as a side dish. Now you know too!

Unfortunately, this one is only available in the US. So for those of you who are outside of the US, you can also order this Easy fermenter starter kit. It’s not specifically for kimchi and it doesn’t include the kimchi paste, but if they are resourceful enough, your recipient can gather the required ingredients for a kimchi.

#7 Japanese DIY food kits: Sake

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This Sake making kit is a great gift to pair with the Japanese Kimchi Kit or the sushi kit that you will find later on this list.

Or by itself of course, because Sake is a cool thing to make yourself as well!

I know it’s not food, but it’s still cool to make yourself!

#8 Mexican DIY cooking kits: tamale

Mexican food gifts tamale set
Photo courtesy of Mex Grocer

This DIY Mexican tamale kit is a great gift for Mexico lovers who also love to cook.

In case you have no idea what tamales are. It’s steamed dough or masa with some delicious filling. 

#9 Homemade limoncello kit

A set of Limoncello Italian gifts
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

I have shared this limoncello kit before when I talked about 25 awesome gifts for Italy lovers. But it also works great as one of the awesome international DIY food kits gifts, though technically limoncello is not really food. But I guarantee it will be loved by traveling foodies nonetheless.

Plus, this thick icy cold liquid is almost like ice cream, so it’s almost food.

If the kit at Uncommon Goods is unavailable, check this limoncello kit on Amazon, it’s just a bit more expensive.

#10 More Italian DIY food kits gifts: ravioli

Ravioli kit: Italian gift ideas
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you were looking for real Italian DIY cooking kits (and not drinks), I’ve got good news for you!

This DIY ravioli kit is perfect for the Italian food lover in your life!

And a bonus of giving DIY food gifts is the fact you may get lucky enough to try some of the gifts that you have given!

It’s not possible to ship the ravioli kit outside of the US, but Amazon also offers a DIY ravioli kit (again it’s just a bit pricier).

#11 Thai DIY cooking kits: curry

DIY Thai curry

I’ve debated for a while whether this Thai curry kit should be on this list of international DIY food kits since it’s not quite the most unique food kit. But then again, who doesn’t love a good Thai curry? Plus it comes in cute bags, which makes it a cute gift to give anyways!

#12 DIY halloumi & Greece style cheese kit

DIY halloumi

This DIY food kit gift combines two delicious international kinds of cheese! Halloumi is usually associated with Cyprus and Feta is a famous Greek type of cheese.

A great international gift, and of course a delicious gift for the cheese lover in your life!

Check out the Greek gifts guide for more gifts for Greece lovers.

#13 The best DIY food kit for cheese lovers

The ultimate cheese DIY kit

So the previous gift was already great for cheese lovers, as it combined cheese from two different countries. But this gift is by far the best thing to give to a cheese lover:

A DIY cheese-making kit for 10 different kinds of cheese.


That’s a whole lot, plus it’s a total of 40 batches, meaning that they can make four batches of each cheese!

The different types of cheese included are:

  • Mozzarella
  • Ricotta
  • Mascarpone
  • Halloumi
  • Feta
  • Scottish crowdie
  • Goat’s cheese
  • Queso blanco
  • Paneer
  • Labneh

DIY cooking kits for mid-budgets

#14 DIY Swedish cardamom bread kit

DIY bread kit
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you are looking for something that fits the Swedish Fika lifestyle (Aka the Swedish coffee breaks), then this cardamon bread kit is perfect.

The Swedes really know how to turn a regular coffee break into something special, that’s why they even have a special word for it. And once you’ve tried this bread you will understand why the Swedes (and many other nationalities love Fika so much).

#15 More Italian DIY food kits: Italian cheese

Italian cheesemaking kit
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for DIY food kits for someone who loves Italy? How about this kit to make their own Italian cheese? It includes ingredients for a delicious homemade Italian: mascarpone, mozzarella, bocconcini, burrata, whole milk ricotta, and ricotta salada.

In case these DIY food kits are not quite the Italian gift you are looking for, check out my list of 25 gifts for Italy lovers for more inspiration!

#16 Belgian golden ale beer brewing kit

A bag and beer brew
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

In my post about the 25 best gifts for Belgium lovers, I already talked about how great Belgian beer is (in my humble opinion).

So of course, a DIY Belgian beer brewing kit had to be included on this list as well!

#17 More Japanese DIY food kits: sushi

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

How can I make a list of international DIY food kits, without including Japanese sushi?

It may not be as unique as the Japanese Mochi I talked about earlier, but it will sure make a Japanese food lover happy!

In case the kit is no longer available on Uncommon Goods, you can also order a sushi kit on Amazon.

#18 Scottish DIY food kits gifts: steak pie

Pies with the flag of Scotland
Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

Next, you will find two international DIY food kits that are perfect for Scotland lovers.

I’ll be honest here though, these are definitely not my favorite types of food and I do think some non-Scottish food lovers will agree with me.

So make sure you know who you’re getting this gift for!

The first gift is a DIY Scottish steak pie kit that includes everything they need for a classic gravy Scotch pie. And no worries if you are looking for a gift for a vegetarian foodie, there are also vegetarian options for the Scotch pie.

#19 DIY Scottish haggis kit

Haggis on a plate
Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

In my list of gifts for Scotland lovers, I also included this one, because well, it doesn’t get any more Scottish than that! And for the real foodies who love trying new things, I think this haggis is a great gift!

#20 DIY Aztec chocolate kit

Aztec chocolate kit

When I talked about the best gifts for Mexico lovers, I also talked about the delicious Mexican hot chocolate, well I have got another great gift for Mexican food lovers, Aztec chocolate!

There is something they do with the spices that make this chocolate even better than regular chocolate and with this gift, your foodie who loves to travel can try for themselves.

#21 DIY bagel kit

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This DIY bagel kit will give the foodie the opportunity to make those delicious mouthwatering bagels they always order for lunch, themselves!

Interesting side story on the bagel.

The reason why I initially included the bagel on the list of DIY cooking kits was that I thought it was a typical American thing. I don’t know if anyone else shares this association between bagels and the US, but we’re wrong.

Turns out that bagels originated in Jewish communities in Poland, so nothing American about that. In case this is nothing new for you, please forgive my ignorance. At least I learned something new about the origin of the bagel today!

#22 Hot sauce-making kit

DIY hot sauce kit

Do you have a spicy food lover you need to find a gift for? Check out this hot sauce-making kit!

It’s perfect for people who can not get enough chilies, they can add as much spiciness to their sauces as they like! Check out my chili lovers’ gift guide for more inspiration for chili lovers!

#23 DIY pretzel & beer cheese kit

International DIY Food Kits: Pretzel box
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This is one of the best food-making kits for the German food lover in your life:

A DIY pretzel & Beer cheese kit.

Yeah, that’s right, it’s a kit to make those yummy pretzels, but it gets even better and more German. It includes a beer cheese. How awesome is that, it combines two things many people love.

And I think it’s one of the most German things to do, add beer.

Seriously, I feel like Germans find a way to include beer everywhere.

Sausage? Let’s add beer!
Breakfast? Let’s add beer!
Cheese? Why not add some beer?!

The only downfall of this gift is that it is not available outside the US.

In case you are looking for more German gift ideas, check out my German gift guide!

#24 DIY Danish sourdough

Danish sourdough

Sourdough is a delicious type of bread that is often made in Denmark, Germany, and more northern European countries. This DIY food kit includes:

  • 2 bread proofing baskets
  • E-guidebook for recipes
  • Bench scraper
  • Plastic scraper
  • Danish dough whisk
  • Scoring knife with 5 extra blades

#25 DIY food kits from Spain: paella

DIY paella

Last, but definitely not least, a DIY paella kit that even includes a beautiful pan to prepare that delicious Spanish dish!

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25 International DIY Food kits

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