25 Hot & Spicy Gifts For Chili Lovers

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Gifts for chili lovers can never be hot and spicy enough. But if you are looking for some more inspiration for fun, spicy, or unique chili gifts, I’ve got good news for you. For today’s post, I searched the web for hours, trying to find the best gifts for spicy food lovers.

So do you know a chili lover or a spicy food lover? Someone who always adds a bit of extra chili to any dish? Who orders the spiciest dish on the Indian menu without a blink? Or someone who travels around with a hot sauce, because they simply can’t bare a meal without it?

If you do and you are looking for the best chili lover gifts, you came to the right place! Today we will cover 25 awesome gift ideas to surprise your spicy-loving friend!

Oh and before you think this is just another list with simple and regular chili lover gifts, think again!

Today’s gifts involve chilies from all over the world which makes it great for people who love travel and international food.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts by budget.

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Random side note on chili lovers gifts

Before we continue to the 25 awesome chili lovers 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 Global hot sauce gift box

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This global hot sauce gift box is the perfect gift for spicy food lovers who travel around the world. Or for people who like to try food from around the world!

The box includes hot sauces from Ethiopia, The United States, and two from India (one from the south and one from the north).


#2 Rare international chili collection

7 cans with red chili
Photo courtesy of Not On the High Street

The previous gift for chili lovers included some of the more common hot sauces from around the world and will always be popular among chili lovers. But if you are looking for more unique chili-themed gifts, 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

Hot sauces with funnel to make your own
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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! 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

4 bottles of hot chili extract
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Chili lovers’ love for chili goes beyond just spicy dinner.

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 spicier.


#5 Spicy nuts from around the world

Chili gifts box of nuts
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Photo courtesy of CoolGift

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 I talked about before. He literally adds chili to any dish, if he takes a bit 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!


Chili gifts for mid-budgets

#7 Chili cookbook

Book titled: The complete hot sauce cookbook
The complete hot sauce cookbook

The complete hot sauce cookbook

This is a cool gift for hot sauce lovers, a cookbook with 60 different hot sauce recipes from around the world.


Book titled: The spicy food lovers' cookbook
The spicy food lovers’ cookbook

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.


Book titled: The world's best spicy food
The world’s best spicy food

The world’s best spicy food

This is a cool book for people who love trying different foods; spicy recipes from around the world!


#8 Spicy chili jam trio

Chili gifts set of jam
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

When thinking of the best chili gifts for chili lovers, jam is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Who would have thought that something sweet like jam would also be tasty with chili?

Well, only one way to find out. Or actually two. By trying it yourself or by giving it as a gift and waiting for the recipient to tell you whether it was good or not.


#9 Chili-themed socks

Sock gifts for chili lovers
Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

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!


#10 African hot sauce duo

African hot sauce
African hot sauce

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

#11 Chili earrings

Earing in the shape of chilies
Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

If you are looking for chili gifts for women, these chili stud earrings are the perfect gift! (Of course, you could also get them for males if they wear earrings).

How awesome if they can actually wear their favorite ingredient?

The earrings are available in silver and in gold. 


#12 Mexican dried chilies

Sacks of dried chilis
Photo courtesy of South Devon Chili Farm

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:

  • Guajillo
  • Ancho Mulato
  • Ancho Poblano
  • Chipotle Morita
  • Pasilla

#13 Hot sauce party game

Hot sauce part game
Hot sauce part 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 Booze-infused hot sauce

three bottles of booze infused hot sauce
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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.


#15 DIY chili growing kit

DIY chili growing kit
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.


Chili gifts for small budgets

#16 Handmade sweet and savory hot sauce duo

Two bottles of chili sauce
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Handmade chili lovers gifts are always the best, so this duo of sweet and savory hot sauce is perfect for your friend who cannot get enough of chili.

The sauces are handmade in New York City, which is also pretty cool because New York City is generally not the first place people think about when talking about chilies and spicy food!


#17 Chinese chili oil

Chili oil
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!


#18 “You’re hotter than chili” card

A card of a chili saying you're hotter
Photo courtesy of Not On the High Street

If you are looking for gifts for chili lovers who are going to travel, you don’t want to give anything big that they can’t take in their luggage. In that case, this chili-inspired card is the perfect alternative!


#19 Dish towel with chili peppers of the world

A towel with chilies from the world
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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.


#20 Hotshot tequila hot sauce

Tequilla hot sauce
Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

Tequila lovers will surely love this gift. A chili hot sauce with a bit of tequila, who wouldn’t want that?

So for those who a looking for gifts for chili lovers and tequila and Mexico lovers here is your gift! (Don’t forget to check out these Mexican gifts for more inspiration!)


#21 Instant regret chocolate

A chocolate bar with chili
Photo courtesy of Firebox

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!


#22 “I’m a little chili” notebook

I'm a little chili book
I’m a little chili book

For chili-loving travelers, a notebook that reminds them of their great love is always a good idea. That is why this “I’m a little Chili Notebook” is one of the fun cheap chili gifts. Most travelers take a notebook or travel journal with them, so this gift will actually come with them on the road!


#23 Chili wall art

Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

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?

The print is available in A4 and A3 format and the frame is not included, so you may want to get a cool frame too in order to finish off the gift!


#24 Chili keyring

Chili keychain
Chili keychain

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 Chili-flavored tea

Tea gifts for chili lovers
Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

This Oolong “around the fire” tea is perfect for chili lovers who also enjoy the Danish Hygge lifestyle (the brand that makes the tea is called Hoogly which is the adjective of Hygge).

The tea is a blend of Taiwanese and Chinese ingredients, and of course, the chili seeds add a bit of spice to the tea!

Also check out these 25 tea gift ideas if you’re looking for more gifts for tea lovers!


Save these chili gifts

Do you not need chili lovers gifts right now? Save this post for later!

25 gifts for chili lovers

Final note on gifts for chili lovers

Alright, I hope you found the perfect gift for your recipient, but if not. Check out the editor’s personal top 3 gifts for spicy food lovers and perhaps that will help you decide.