Gifts for chili lovers can never be hot and spicy enough. But if you are struggling to find chili gifts that are not boring, and bland, look no further, because we’ve rounded up a collection of 25 gifts that are sure to bring the heat!
From international hot sauce collections to chili pepper-themed kitchen tools, these gifts will have them sweating with excitement. And don’t worry, we’ve included a few mild options for those who can’t handle the heat. But let’s be real, if they’re truly a chili lover, they’ll want it all. So grab your fire extinguisher and let’s get ready to spice things up!”
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Random side note on chili lover gifts
Before we continue to the 25 awesome chili-lover gifts, I do want to say something about spelling the word “chili”. I don’t want you to get distracted by grammar issues (I want you to focus on the gifts instead).
When I started writing this post, I was so confused about how to spell the word chili.
Is it one “L”, or is it two “LL”? Does it end with an “I” or an “E”?
And then how to spell when it’s plural? Is it chilies or chilis? Or chillies or chillis?
So I did my research and as it turns out the British, American, and Latin American countries have different spellings. No wonder it’s so confusing. Anyways, I am sticking to the American spelling for this post, meaning that I will spell “Chili” with one L, ending with an I, and the plural in “chilies”.
Not that anyone really cares how I spell it, but I just felt the need to explain it either way.
Chili gifts for large budgets
#1 A year of hot sauce subscription
This hot sauce subscription gift from Uncommon Goods is the best gift for spicy food lovers.
Because they will receive a unique chili gift set every three months, so the gift just keeps going all year long. Plus they can try all sorts of hot and spicy stuff, from microdose extracts, global seasoning blends, DIY hot sauce kits, and different hot sauces!
#2 Rare international chili collection
I’m sure most chili or spicy food lovers have tried chipotle or Sriracha hot sauce, but have they ever tried chili from Tunisia or Syria?
I bet not.
So if you are looking for unique chili gift ideas this set of seven rare chilies from across the globe is an even better gift.
The set includes chilies from India, Spain, Syria, Kashmiri, Turkey, and Tunisia!
#3 DIY hot sauce kit
Food can never be hot and spicy enough for chili lovers, so why not let them make their own hot sauce?
With this gift, they can finally make the perfect hot sauce, just for them! Or recreate that one particular spicy sauce they had on their last trip to Costa Rica. They will never have to complain about the sauce being too spicy or not spicy enough anymore because this time they have made it themselves.
#4 Microdose hot sauce
Chili lovers’ love for chili goes beyond just spicy dinners.
No, real chili lovers want all food to be spicy. And these extracts allow them to add a bit of chili to everything! From beer, whiskey, and cocktails to cookie dough, salads, and tea. Seriously, they can add these extracts to anything they want to make it hot and spicy.
#5 Spicy nuts from around the world
This is one of the best gifts for spicy food lovers; a box with spicy nuts from around the world!
The five seasonings include:
- Caribbean jerk
- Coconut curry Thai
- Mexican spiced cocoa
- Moroccan harissa lime
- African piri-piri.
#6 The super hot chili gift set
This box with six different chilies is perfect for daring chili lovers!
It includes the Carolina Reaper, which is the spiciest chili in the world. Anyone who calls themselves a chili-lover must have tried it at least once. The chilies get spicier as you move up the stack. So the recipient can ease into it and start with the mild sweat Ancho and build up to the spiciest chili in the world!
I actually gave this stack to my dad as well. He is one of those people who literally add chili to any dish. If he takes a bite and he doesn’t feel a tingle, it means the food is not good. He and my mom love adding these chilies to all dishes. They are still learning how to dose the Carolina Reaper appropriately though. The spiciness of this one keeps surprising them and even the tiniest dash of it creates an incredibly spicy dish.
So be warned!
#7 Hot sauces of America gift box
Give the gift of American heat with a hot sauce gift box featuring some of the best and most unique hot sauces from across the country. From Georgia and Texas to Virginia, this gift box has something for every chili lover’s taste buds.
And let’s be honest, nothing says patriotism like a good old American hot sauce, am I right?
Plus if they’re feeling adventurous, they can even try to incorporate the sauces into some classic American dishes such as mac and cheese, fried chicken, or even apple pie (hey, I don’t judge). This hot sauce gift box is sure to be a hit with any spicy food lover!
#8 Booze-infused hot sauce
Do you need gifts for spicy food lovers who also love a drink (or two)? Then this hot sauce trio is an awesome gift. The bottles are infused with different types of booze; tequila, bourbon, and moonshine.
Chili gifts for mid-budgets
#9 Chili cookbook
The complete hot sauce cookbook
This is a cool chili gift idea for hot sauce lovers, a cookbook with 60 different hot sauce recipes from around the world.
The spicy food lovers’ cookbook
Cookbooks are the best gifts for spicy food lovers because when they’re cooking themselves, they can decide how much chili should go into the dish (I mean a recipe is only a suggestion, they can always add more). And this cookbook contains some of the easiest and most straightforward recipes to try at home.
The world’s best spicy food
This is another cool book for people who love trying international dishes; spicy recipes from around the world!
#10 Chili-themed socks
How can I make a list of the best gifts for chili lovers without including chili-themed socks?
Everybody loves socks. And if you need a gift for a traveling chili lover, socks are something they will actually take with them on a trip!
#11 African hot sauce duo
Generally speaking, Africa is not the first destination that comes to mind when you think of spicy food. (Or at least not for me).
Perhaps your chili-loving friend has never even been to Africa. Or perhaps they love Africa and African food. Either way, it makes this African hot sauce duo one of the best chili-themed gifts!
The product is handmade in South Africa and includes two flavors:
- Lemon-garlic peri-peri
- Ghost peri-peri
#12 Mexican dried chilies
Mexico is a chili lovers’ heaven and I am sure most of them already know that. So if you get them a gift that includes dried chilies from Mexico, I guarantee they will love you for that!
This set from South Devon Chili Farm includes the following five peppers:
- Ancho Mulato
- Ancho Poblano
- Chipotle Morita
#13 Hot sauce party game
This is one of the funniest gifts for spicy food lovers; a party game that involves tasting different hot sauces!
You simply roll the dice and you have to try the corresponding hot sauce. The last man standing will win the game!
#14 Funny shirts
The funny chili-themed shirts on Etsy are perfect gifts for chili lovers with a sense of humor. It’s a gift that will make them laugh, and show off their love for all things spicy in a subtle and stylish way.
My favorite is this “I put hot sauce on my hot sauce shirt”, but you can find plenty of options on Etsy.
#15 DIY chili growing kit
Fresh spices from your own garden always taste better than the ones from the shop, so give your friend a chance to make their own delicious chilies with this DIY kit.
The kit includes everything they need to grow ghost pepper and Carolina reaper at home.
#16 Funny chopping board
This chopping board is an awesome chili gift idea for anyone who wants to bring some humor (and more chili) to their kitchen. It’s a unique way for them to show off their love for all things spicy and it will also make food preparation a little more fun.
Chili gifts for small budgets
#17 Thai chili snacks
Thai crispy chili snacks are the perfect gift for the chili lover with a serious case of the munchies. They’ll be able to satisfy their cravings for something spicy and crunchy all in one bite.
With a variety of flavors to choose from, like spicy cashew nuts and Tom Yum, there’s something for every heat level.
#18 Chinese chili oil
Are you looking for chili gifts for someone who also loves China? Or at least loves Chinese food and flavors? Then this chili oil is the perfect gift for them.
It’s imported from China and it can be used to bake veggies, meat, and basically anything to which you would like to add a little bit of chili!
#19 Global hot sauce package
This chili gift set of international hot sauces is the perfect way to take your chili lover on a spicy journey around the world. They’ll get to experience the unique flavors and heat levels of hot sauces from all over the globe, from the classic Mexican hot sauce to the sweet and tangy Thai hot sauce. It’s like a culinary passport in a suitcase!
#20 Dish towel with chili peppers of the world
Perhaps your chili lover already knows a lot about chilies, but I bet they don’t know all the chili peppers in the world. So this dish towel is a great gift to educate them on that and to show them which chilies they still need to try.
#21 Chili pepper bracelet
A bracelet with a chili pepper charm is the perfect way for the chili lover in your life to show off their love for all things spicy. It’s a subtle, yet stylish way for them to represent their passion for heat.
#22 Instant regret chocolate
The name of this gift already suggests that it’s not made for everyone. You either have to be a real chili lover or a real daredevil. This instant regret chocolate includes a very spicy chili extract, so it’s not for the faint-hearted.
It’s also quite a funny gift if you want to tease someone and watch them suffer while trying to eat spicy chocolate. It’s all up to you. The website warns of a “scorching bout of uncontrollable hiccups” after eating it, so don’t forget to warn the recipient!
#23 Chili pepper metal wall art
Are you looking for housewarming gifts for a chili lover? Then this chili-inspired wall art is an awesome gift idea. It makes the house look colorful and it’s chili, what else could they ask for?
#24 Chili keyring
Finding gifts for chili lovers who travel is very hard because you don’t want them to carry around too much weight. In those cases, a keyring such as this “chop it like it’s hot” one is always a good idea.
It’s small, funny, and it reminds them of you each time they see that keyring hanging on their bags.
#25 Pepper core remover tool
This might actually be one of the most practical chili gift ideas on this list; a tool to make pepper preparation a breeze. They’ll be able to core their peppers in seconds, without having to struggle with a knife or getting their hands messy, and accidentally rub their eyes (oh boy the horror).
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Final note on gifts for chili lovers
Alright, I hope you loved these gifts for chili lovers as much as I did!Check out the editor’s personal top 3 gifts for spicy food lovers if you need more inspiration!