25 DIY Food Kits Gifts Globetrotters Will Love

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This list of awesome, international DIY food kit gifts contains 25 DIY meal kit gifts from across the globe that will make every traveler’s 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 DIY food kits from Spain: paella

DIY paella food kit gift
DIY paella

This awesome DIY paella kit with paella pan is the perfect gift for those who love Spain and want to recreate its iconic dish at home.

With this kit, they can pretend they’re in a coastal village in Valencia, sipping on sangria while cooking up a storm. And let’s be real, nothing says “I’m a serious cook” like having a dedicated paella pan. Plus, the aroma of saffron and smoky chorizo is sure to attract all the neighbors and make them jealous. So, give the gift of Spanish flair and flavor with a DIY paella kit!

#2 Chinese dumpling DIY food kits gifts

DIY Chinese dumpling soup kit
DIY Chinese dumpling soup

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 dumpling kit is one of the DIY meal kit gifts that are perfect for anyone!

#3 Japanese DIY food kits: Mochi ice cream kit

Japanese DIY food kits: mochi ice cream
Japanese DIY food kits

Are you looking for Japanese DIY food kit gifts 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.

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

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

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

Check out this DIY meal kit gift that will help the recipient to make madeleine cookies at home!

#5 DIY French tarts food-making kits

French tart baking kit
French tart baking 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, they can now make their own kimchi with this food-making kit that includes everything they 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.

It’s s a fermented condiment that is often served as a side dish.

Unfortunately, this one is only available in the US. So for those of you who are outside of the US, you can also order the Easy fermenter starter kit on Amazon. 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 kimchi.

#7 Japanese DIY food kits: Sake

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This Sake making kit is a great gift to pair with the Japanese mochi 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 a food-making kit, but it’s still cool to make yourself!

#8 Scandinavian DIY cooking kit gift

Cinnamon bun
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A DIY Scandinavian cinnamon bun kit is a perfect cooking kit gift for anyone who loves Scandinavia and wants to experience its sweet, sweet culinary delights.

With this kit, they can make their own deliciously sticky cinnamon buns and pretend they’re in a cozy cafe in Copenhagen or Oslo, even if they’re actually in their sweatpants on the couch. Plus, who doesn’t love the warm, comforting scent of cinnamon wafting through the house? It’s like a Nordic hug in a bun. So, give the gift of hygge and fika with this DIY Scandinavian cinnamon bun kit!

#9 Homemade limoncello kit

A set of Limoncello Italian gifts
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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 kit 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.

#10 More Italian DIY food kit gifts: ravioli

Ravioli kit: Italian gift ideas
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If you were looking for real Italian DIY meal kit gifts (and not drinks), I’ve got good news for you!

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

And a bonus of giving food kit 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 ravioli kit (it’s just a bit pricier).

#11 Thai food-making kits: curry

Three bags of Thai curry
DIY Thai curry

I’ve debated for a while whether this Thai curry kit should be on this list of international DIY meal kit gifts 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 Churro kit

DIY churro kit

A churro kit is a perfect gift for those who love Spain and want to experience its delicious cuisine.

Not only does it give them the chance to make their own fresh and crispy churros, but it will also allow you to eat these heavenly treats at home (if the recipient is planning to share it with you of course).

#13 More Italian food kit gifts: focaccia

Focaccia art kit to make your own focaccia bread at home
Focaccia kit

A focaccia kit is a perfect cooking kit gift for anyone who loves Italy and all things carbs.

With this kit, they can bring a piece of Italy into their own kitchen and impress their guests with their newfound bread-making skills. Plus, who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the house?

It’s like a warm hug from Nonna herself. Plus, kneading dough is a great way to relieve stress!

#14 DIY Swedish cardamom bread kit

DIY bread kit
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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 French macaroons

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This macaroon kit is another awesome DIY food kit gift for those who love France and all things sweet.

With this kit, they can make their own colorful and delicate macaroons that are sure to impress their friends (and Instagram followers). And let’s be real, the satisfaction of perfectly smooth and crispy shells sandwiching a luscious ganache is almost as good as a kiss from a French lover. What else could a French lover wish for?

#16 DIY bagel kit

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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 meal kit gifts 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!

#17 Hot sauce-making kit

Hot sauces with funnel to make your own
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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!

#18 DIY pretzel & beer cheese kit

International DIY Food Kits: Pretzel box
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This is one of the best food-making kit gifts for the German food lover in your life:

A pretzel and 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.

Which 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. But you can find a Pretzel kit on Etsy that does, though it won’t include the beer cheese.

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

#19 DIY Danish sourdough

Danish sourdough DIY food kits
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 gift includes:

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

#20 German mulled wine

German mulled wine kit
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!

DIY cooking kits for mid-budgets

#21 More Italian DIY food kits: Italian cheese

Italian cheesemaking kit
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Are you looking for DIY food kits for someone who loves Italy and cheese?

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!

#22 Belgian golden ale beer brewing kit

A bag and beer brew
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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 Belgian beer brewing kit had to be included on this list as well!

#23 More Japanese DIY food kits: sushi

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

How can I make a list of international DIY meal kit gifts without including 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.

#24 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.

#25 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 kit is a great gift!

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25 International DIY Food kits

Final note on DIY meal kit gifts

Alright, these were the 25 best international DIY meal kit gifts! If you need a little help choosing, check out the editor’s top picks by country!