Cheese & Charcuterie Gifts for Charcuterie Board Lovers – 2023 Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season for great holiday gifting! Here are my top picks this year, especially if you have a cheese lover in your life.

Meg’s Favorite Cheese and Charcuterie Gifts

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It’s no surprise that my top choice is going to be my own product, THE CHEESE BOARD DECK. It’s a perfect gift, stocking stuffer, white elephant, and hostess gift throughout the season! Additionally, this year its sequel, THE WINE & CHEESE BOARD DECK made its appearance. If you gifted the first deck last year, this new deck will make a great addition to their collection.

To make it even more special, grab a basket, and fill it with complimentary items to create the perfect gift for the cheese-loving entertainer in your life.  Here are some items to choose from:

Eat, Drink and Brie Merry Sweatshirt or It’s Gouda Brie Okay Sweatshirt – Cute and cozy and perfect for any cheese lover. I love a good sweatshirt! A classic gift that never goes out of style.

Christmas Tree Ramekins – A perfect hostess gift! I love using these for nuts, candies, and so much more.

Honey Dipper – Part of the Aint Too Proud to Meg Collection, this honey dipper makes a beautiful accessory in any gift basket or stocking.

Gold Cheese Knives – Another item in my collection, these stunning knives are labeled so you know which knife to serve with which cheese. Gift them along with a board and honey dipper to complete your recipient’s collection.

Cheese Board Maps – My CharcuTREE Board and Charcuterie Map Board both sold out on Amazon! If you’re looking to order the Charcuterie Map Board, check out World Market. The CharcuTREE Board will be back next year! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to stay updated. And if you didn’t hear, the round board was voted one of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023. These boards are labeled with a placement guide so it’s easy to create a gorgeous spread full of your favorite fruits, cheeses, and crackers. Charcuterie was never easier!

Fun Cheese Gifts

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Add some fun to this year’s gift-giving! These gifts are great for hosts, co-workers, Secret Santas, and so much more.

Alphabet Serving Boards – A fun way to create in the kitchen! Adults and children alike will love using these alphabet boards!

Smores Sticks – A classic gift! It’s one that not many think about until the chocolate and marshmallow cravings hit! This would be a great gift for families!

Charcuterie Board Wine Stoppers – Know a wino that loves their snacks? These wine stoppers are fun and flashy!

Cheese is My Love Language – A fun little tea towel that’s perfect in a basket, stocking, or on its own.

Butter and Cheese Huggers – These silicone caps attach to the opened ends of butter and cheeses, keeping them fresh and tasty. A fun but practical gift!

Stocking Stuffers for Charcuterie Lovers

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Filling a stocking and feeling stuck? Add one – or a few – of these!

Wooden Cheese Markers – These wooden cheese markers are one of those things you wish you had when you’re in the middle of serving. Grab them now for your host/hostess so they’ll never be without them again.

Marble Wine Stoppers – You can’t have too many of these! Especially with a pretty marble top, any wine-lover is sure to adore these.

Wine and Cheese Towel – I love a great kitchen towel, especially when it’s cheese-related. These are the perfect addition to any kitchen – they are simple enough to pair with any decor!

Gold Cheese Knives – These pretty gold cheese knives are from the ATPTM collection. They’re the perfect stocking stuffer.

Compact Electric Wine Opener – These are so handy! Plus, this design is sleek and modern, so it matches any decor.

Wine Chiller – Another gift idea for any wine lover. This marble wine chiller is so pretty – it pairs well with any party decor!

Cheese Gifts for Kids

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Calling all little chefs! Make kitchen time extra fun with any of these gift ideas.

Animal Picks – This set of 30 is not only great for snack and cheese boards, but it’s a great option to add to lunchboxes as well! No more worrying about packing a fork!

Tongs – A great addition to a snack board, but also great for dexterity and fine motor skills!

Set of 3 Charcuterie Boards – Some great options for your creative kiddos! This set of three is perfect if you find yourself making boards often! Also great for birthday parties!

Heart Ramekin and Star Ramekins – Add these to your little one’s snack boards! You can use them for dessert boards and sprinkles and candies, or add your favorite dips for their fruit and veggie spreads.

Montessori Felt Set – This charcuterie felt set is perfect for little hands. It’s so dang cute, plus can be used over and over again in so many different ways.

Memory Game – I featured this on Instagram earlier this year as a fun snack idea. Add your little one’s favorite fruits, crackers, or tiny treats for a fun way to make a quick meal happen!

Easy-to-Use Cheese Knives – Little hands will appreciate practicing with these safe and easy-to-use knives! As you are teaching your little one safe practices in the kitchen, these are a great option!

My First Charcuterie Set – This Mud Pie set is adorable! Add it to your little one’s play kitchen for fun pretend play.

Book Gifts for Food and Charcuterie Lovers

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Cookbooks make a great present. Whether your gift recipient is a foodie who hosts dinner parties or a novice home cook looking for weeknight inspiration, these books have you covered.

Take It Easy – Gaby Dalkin showcases her signature approach in this cookbook: Enjoy your life by eating the food you love. She also emphasizes a no-fuss attitude, offering 100 new delicious and stress-free recipes suited for any and all occasions.

The Comfortable Kitchen – Greg and I make recipes from this and Alex’s first book every week. It’s our go-to for laid-back, healthy, and wholesome recipes. I’m continually impressed with how these meals easily come together. There are 105 amazing options here for families. Includes everything from appetizers to soups to entrees!

Dinner in One – Another staple in our kitchen. This cookbook features 100 super-simple and incredibly delicious one-pot, one-pan, one-sheet—one-everything!—recipes from the star food writer and bestselling author Melissa Clark. Plus, most of the recipes cook in under an hour!

Seriously, So Good – Okay… so this doesn’t come out until April of 2024. BUT I love Carissa Stanton (aka broccyourbody) and it’s worth grabbing it on pre-order for a friend right now. Simply print out a pic of the cover and include it as a stocking stuffer. In this book, Carissa delivers 100 flavor-bomb dishes in this book, which are approachable, nourishing, and always fun. It includes all-time favorites such as her viral Greek-Style Lemon Chicken Soup, a better-for-you take on fast food with her “Fried” Chicken Sandwich with Special Sauce, and more.

Here We Go Again – Calling all “Saved by the Bell” fans! Tiffani Theissen is here to revive your leftovers game with recipes that keep round two in mind.

Love to Eat – Nicole Keshishian Modic aka Kale Junkie (one of my favorite follows on instagram) teaches you how to listen to your body’s cues around food, discover a more flexible relationship to your diet, and nourish your body with real, whole-foods recipes that celebrate flavor.

What’s Gaby Cooking – Here is the go-to guide for bringing the West Coast vibe to your kitchen, with 125 fresh, market-driven recipes from everyone’s favorite California food blogger, Gaby Dalkin!

The Defined Dish – Whole30 never tasted (or looked) so good! With gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free recipes that sound and look way too delicious to be healthy, this is a cookbook people can turn to after completing Whole30 when they’re looking to reintroduce healthful ingredients like tortillas, yogurt, beans, and legumes.

Dinner Tonight – This is Alex’s new book, with a focus on low-fuss and delicious family meals, officially releasing on December 26th. And although it won’t be here in time for Hanukkah or Christmas morning, it remains to be the perfect gift for the new year. My suggestion is to print out a photo of the cover and tell your gift recipient that it will be at their door in time for the new year.

Rachael’s Good Eats – We love this book and have Rachael’s enchilada skillet on repeat in this house. Most of Rachael’s recipes in the book are vegetable-forward and emphasize food as fuel, but most of them are paleo-style and use wholesome ingredients for flavor. They are gluten-free, dairy-free (for the most part) and refined sugar-free.

The Dinner Party Project – If you love hosting, this book is for you! It has 80 easy and delicious recipes that guests are sure to enjoy!

Gifts from Amazon

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Charcuterie Map Board – Now available on World Market, this is perfect in addition to the decks above or on their own. It is solid wood, so your recipient will love it for years!

Veggie Chopper – I’ve shared this chopper throughout the year and it continues to be a best seller and one of the most helpful tools in the home. It chops all kinds of veggies perfectly, but I’d buy it alone just for the fact that I never have to cut onions again. It’s a great gift or stocking stuffer for the foodie in your life.

Ramekins – I grab these ramekins weekly. They are truly the best for your charcuterie spreads and hosting needs. Perfect for everything from dips and sauces to nuts and small snacks.

Cooler – You can’t go wrong with an insulated cooler – everyone needs one of these! Make it extra festive and fill it with your favorite wine before gifting.

Milk Frother – One of the top gifts of 2022. From cocktail to coffee lovers, this handheld whisk is a must for those in the kitchen often.

Gifts from Small Businesses

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If you’re looking to support small this holiday season, here are a few of my favorite options from SaltWorthCeramics! These beautiful ceramics are made by the team behind all the photos in The Cheese Board Deck. Haley and Ryan are super talented and creative in everything they do, and their pottery is no exception. Elevate your hosting with unique mugs, plates, ramekins, and more! Each gift is made to order, meaning they are each one-of-a-kind.

For all of my favorite products year-round, be sure to check out my Shop Section!

Rate & Review

85 Reviews

  1. Jody wrote:

    Your list of what to buy for beginners was so helpful! I ordered the board you recommended & I’m looking forward to putting together a festive board for Christmas. ????

    Posted 12.16.20 Reply
  2. Janelle wrote:

    Thanks for sharing all the links! Can’t wait to order for the family

    Posted 12.17.20 Reply
  3. NHI wrote:

    Thank you for the details and basic information. Makes these boards less intimidating for beginners!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  4. Sam wrote:

    Thanks for the great list of ideas! Can’t wait for my long sleeve tee to arrive – little something for myself in this crazy year. ????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
    • Meg Quinn (Ain't Too Proud To Meg) wrote:

      so happy you got one. you should receive your tracking soon if you haven’t already. lots of love to you as we close out this crazy year.

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  5. Rachel H wrote:

    This is perfect for helping create a small “starter” gift for a friend or loved one. Especially loved that you linked the wine and cheese swatch!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  6. Layne wrote:

    Great suggestions!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  7. Kris Costa wrote:

    Fantastic resources. Love the board suggestions.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  8. Melissa wrote:

    The cordless Dyson IS a game changer! I never liked having to go from room to room and outlet to outlet. With this I just keep going and I actually love to vacuum now, lol!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
    • Meg Quinn (Ain't Too Proud To Meg) wrote:

      It’s seriously the best investment! So glad you agree!

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  9. Angeles wrote:

    Love love love!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  10. Lexi wrote:

    I love looking at all of your boards and I’ll be sure to use this list as suggestions for my family for future holidays! 🙂

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  11. Samantha wrote:

    Thanks for the gift guide! ????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  12. Ella wrote:

    Great ideas!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  13. Sarah Tedesco wrote:

    Your boards are such an inspiration! I love the link to get the supplies to make these creations.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  14. Courtney Rulon wrote:

    Love your gift guide!!! Not only for Christmas gifts, but beautiful house warming gifts for friends in the future. Cheese board starter lit os fabulous idea!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  15. lildebbi3 wrote:

    Loooove that stack of cheese ornament. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  16. Marie wrote:

    Okay as a BIG cheese guy, I seriously would love any of these things under the tree! ???? great ideas!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  17. Cathy wrote:

    I’ve so appreciated this post to find items for my own boards and gifts for others. You have such great taste. And I love your fun & whimsical side too!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  18. Lisa wrote:

    This gift guide is amazing. I’ve purchased so many items. Please do one every year!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  19. Renee wrote:

    Samantha goodies!!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  20. Sadaf wrote:

    Amazing suggestions – i have already added to my own wish list 🙂

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  21. Kathy wrote:

    These are great suggestions and I can’t wait to buy some of these products!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  22. Sadaf wrote:

    Great ideas for my own wish list 🙂

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  23. Stacey wrote:

    So many awesome gift ideas…and I want to buy them for myself, too!! Thank you. This list can be used year-round.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  24. Kathy wrote:

    I am so inspired by your boards! Can’t wait till Christmas to make another one! Thank you!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  25. Heather O wrote:

    What a great holiday gift guide. Thanks for sharing. I want one of everything!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  26. Molly wrote:

    Love getting some inspiration from your boards! Mine never look as pretty, but they still taste delicious!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  27. Gabriela wrote:

    These are great gifts for anyone! I love you Instagram so much! thanks to you I now make charcuterie boards for get togethers!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  28. Amanda wrote:

    Love this gift collection! So many good ideas ❤

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
    • Cat wrote:

      Ok but I just want all of these for myself so what am I going to buy everyone else??

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  29. Bonnie wrote:

    If you don’t have a trader Joel’s or YOU live in rural Canada how would you go about making a chacuterie board that had variety colour and interest?

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
    • Meg Quinn (Ain't Too Proud To Meg) wrote:

      I think you can absolutely apply the same ideas I mention on the trader Joe’s cheese board post at any grocery store. Mix of hard and soft cheeses, produce to add color, garnish, etc. I taught a fall workshop with a cheese board 101 that teaches all these techniques. There’s a recording available here:

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  30. Amy wrote:

    Everything here is so cute!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
    • Stacey wrote:

      Fabulous gift guide. Thank you! Well done Meg! I’m interested in your workshops.

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  31. Brenda wrote:

    I’ll be making a charcuterie board for Christmas ????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  32. Gretchen wrote:

    Loved the beginners guide! I can’t wait to make my next charcuterie tray!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  33. Sarah wrote:

    The gift guide absolutely helped me with some Christmas gifts this year. And even some inspiration about where to start with boarding!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  34. Jennifer Studwell wrote:

    Great list!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  35. Vicki wrote:

    You are creative but not pretentious in your board presentations. Love looking at them for inspiration.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  36. Meghan wrote:

    Love these ideas!! Thanks for always being such a positive spot on social media!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  37. Samantha wrote:

    LOVE the little cheese idea! Everything is cuter when it’s small.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  38. Cynthia wrote:

    Great ideas and inspiration for my own boards! ????????????????????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  39. Lucy wrote:

    This is such a great list! Ordering the sweatshirt now (for myself ????).

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  40. Lisa Mc wrote:

    Meg, I’ve loved watching your business grow! Your boards are beautiful and your instructions are always clear and very helpful. And now a store to give us more inspiration! Thanks for all you do!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  41. Ashaina Wright wrote:

    I love your boards I’ve been following you for awhile. Especially with the year we all have experienced I look forward to your boards. I love trying new cheeses and meats I’ve never tried. You are a beautiful person and keep doing what your doing. ????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  42. Christina wrote:

    So gorgeous! Love!!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  43. Christina wrote:

    Such great ideas!! I might have the buy the beginner items for myself.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  44. Kelley samberg wrote:

    Perfect timing as this
    post gave us the perfect Christmas gift idea for
    Our daughter who has everything- Got the board and many other suggestions from
    Your Blog –
    Cannot wait for her to open all of the goodies and start boarding! Also Looking very forward to your book!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  45. Kelley samberg wrote:

    Perfect timing as this
    post gave us the perfect Christmas gift idea for
    Our daughter, MEG, who has everything- Got the board and many other suggestions from
    Your Blog –
    Cannot wait for her to open all of the goodies and start boarding! Also Looking very forward to your book!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  46. Marci Boland wrote:

    I love the earrings! I love how you shop for us and make things easier. I am giving several
    Suggestions as presents this year!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  47. Marci Boland wrote:

    I love the earrings!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  48. Heather wrote:

    Such great gift ideas!!! Thanks!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  49. Bessie Africa wrote:

    ????????????????????So helpful & fun to read for ideas!!! Love how creative & different the gift ideas are & links!! Thank you!!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  50. Kasey wrote:

    Great ideas in this gift guide! Love the different categories!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  51. Kimberly wrote:

    Love the beginner starter kit. Just what I need.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  52. Marjan wrote:

    Thanks so much for your tips and everything you share!!! You are so my yoda!!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  53. Heather wrote:

    I loved your cooking class! So many awesome tips!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  54. Jenifer wrote:

    Love these ideas!! I need sign up my husband so he will know exactly what to get me!! ????✨????✨???? Fabulous blog!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  55. Shayla wrote:

    I’m a new follower and I love all of your posts! Can’t wait to keep learning more ????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  56. Carly M wrote:

    I made my first board at thanksgiving and my sister requested I HAVE to make another one for Christmas. I’ve found a lot of your tips helpful for beginners who are just doing it as a fun way to entertain.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  57. Caitlin wrote:

    Love it!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  58. Kristen wrote:

    I am going to have to get the beginner board kit for myself and several friends! Thank you!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
    • Meg Quinn (Ain't Too Proud To Meg) wrote:

      Great idea! It’s a great kit to have and will serve you well time and time again!

      Posted 12.24.20 Reply
  59. Naomi wrote:

    Thank you for this post. Getting so many good gift ideas from it!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  60. Katherine Gonzales wrote:

    These are all so amazing! I’ve been wanting to up my charcuterie board game & this is a perfect list of supplies to make it happen! Thanks for putting it all together & making my life easier!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  61. Debi wrote:

    My sister is hard to shop for BUT… She’s a board newbie and with your guidance with these items here, you have helped me find the PERFECT gifts! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  62. Octopusmumsie5 wrote:

    I love this list!! I’ve got the shirts and the cheese! Just need to get the boards! I love following you- it’s so fun and Draper Kitty is awesome!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  63. Amy wrote:

    Thanks for the starter gift ideas- I’m getting this for my sister and her husband along with a board cookbook for Xmas.

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  64. Nan B wrote:

    So creative! Love how you put things together- thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  65. Lisa wrote:

    Awesome gift ideas!!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  66. Dawn Seymour wrote:

    Thank you for making my holiday shopping easy this year! #inspiredgifting

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  67. Molly Clark wrote:

    Great ideas for a year when people are staying home more and going out less. As I am splurging more on wine since going out to bars/restaurants less the wine/cheese swatch is great! Over all the blog provides amazing insights into cheeses (and fruit) I would not have typically tried otherwise until your reviews! Thank you for providing me with a new hobby during a time when I really needed it. <3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  68. Hannah wrote:

    Such great ideas! I’m not great at shopping for gifts but this is very helpful. Thank you ????

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  69. Paig wrote:

    These are perfect! I was looking for something to get the foodie in my life and the salami cutter is genius.

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  70. Michelle wrote:

    Didn’t even know you offered a starter kit! This might be what I ask for from my husband for my birthday this year (since it’s a little late for Christmas)

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  71. Kim DiBella wrote:

    My sister would love every one of these! Awesome list!

    Posted 12.23.20 Reply
  72. Lindsay wrote:

    Love the FP board set for toddlers! We got this for our youngest last Christmas and I’m not sure who has more fun w/ it…. me imagining myself traveling & grazing again one day soon (in a vineyard of course!) or her having a pretend picnic w/ mom ❤️

    Posted 12.23.20 Reply
  73. Melissa wrote:

    This is SO HELPFUL! Thank you! Your boards are breathtaking.

    Posted 12.23.20 Reply
  74. Karla Balsano wrote:

    Thank you for all! You blog and Instagram account are so necessary, it helps a lot!

    Posted 12.23.20 Reply
  75. Cindy Wallen wrote:

    Meg’s board decks are not just great gifts for the holidays. They’re great for birthdays, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day (yes Dad’s love them too!) Buy a few to have on hand anytime you need a gift! Everyone that I have gifted a deck too has purchased them for gifts as well.

    Posted 11.25.22 Reply
  76. Jamie Schertler wrote:

    Your Cheeses Board Deck has been my go-to gift since it hit the shelves! I keep a few copies on hand always. Picking up a few items from your gift list to add to it. Thanks, Meg!

    Posted 11.25.22 Reply
  77. Ali wrote:

    Love this gift guide! Gives me lots of ideas for the people on my list, plus things that pair well for the charcuterie boards that my husband and I sell. 🙂

    Posted 11.27.22 Reply
  78. Christie wrote:

    I love the sweatshirt line!! I got the “It’s Gouda Brie Okay” sweatshirts for several of my friends and they are the softest sweatshirts ever!

    Posted 11.17.23 Reply
  79. Anita Gawel wrote:

    Love your gift guides. I’ve gotten some great ideas for gifts for my daughters and a few things for me too.

    Posted 11.17.23 Reply