Cheese & Charcuterie Gifts for Charcuterie Board Lovers – 2022 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 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!

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.

White-Washed Serving Board – This board is beautiful! I love the white-washed look – it’s sure to please any foodie!

Marble Serving Board – This marble board reads expensive, but is surprisingly budget-friendly. It’s perfect for serving up charcuterie, but equally beautiful as decoration in the kitchen when not in use.

Brie Baking Dish – I love this dish because it’s a complete all-in-one: you can bake, serve and store in one dish. It’s a great way to make my easy-baked brie recipe from Card 8 of THE CHEESE BOARD DECK.

Mini Black Bowl – I love these small black bowls. They’re beautiful and super useful for filling your cheese boards with a variety of jams, mustard, olives, and nuts.

Black and Gold Cheese Knives – Cheese knives are an essential part of any cheese board. These are particularly fancy, adding a little sparkle to holiday entertaining.

Honey Dipper – Sweet honey and savory cheese are a perfect pairing. And the best way to serve it up on a board is with a honey dipper. Grab a ramekin, pour in your honey, and have your guests use the dipper to drizzle honey onto their cheese and crackers.

Fun Charcuterie Board 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 Earrings – So fun for your cheese-loving friend! A fun and creative gift idea!

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

State Charcuterie Board – Every state is available! These make for a great gift to new homeowners or families that travel often.

Piano Charcuterie Board – This is so fun! Calling all music lovers – take those snacks to the next level with this perfect pianist placemat for cheese.

Charcuterie Gifts

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All of my favorite board and accessory options!

Slate Cheese Board – This easy-to-use board is great for casual gatherings. Use chalk to add names of items or even have fun with it! You can add fun facts, your guest’s names, and so much more.

Ceramic Charcuterie Board – The perfect gift for someone who loves to host! Charcuterie is made easy with this sectioned board that tells exactly where each food group should go.

Marble and Wood 3-Piece Serving Set – I love how pretty this functional set it! Use it for everything from toppings, candies, fruits, nuts, salt & pepper and more.

Marble and Brass Monogram Board – The prettiest board! I love this option for a newlywed. Grab a board with their monogram. Plus, it doubles as decor!

Acacia Dip Bowl Set – A must-have for dips or toppings! A taco or dessert bar wouldn’t be complete without these!

Ramekins – You truly can’t have too many of these! They are an essential hosting item! I use these in my boards all the time.

Wooden Appetizer Tongs – Another essential for hosting! They are a pretty alternative to guests grabbing with their hands or toothpicks.

Cheese Knife Set – I love a good cheese knife set! Gift these with a matching board, such as the one below.

Wood Round Serving Tray – A classic foodie gift. This large board is great for everything from charcuterie to dessert to snack spreads.

Small Wooden Spoons – If you gift a pair of ramekins or bowls, add these for extra flair!

Large Wood Tray – Another classic! For all those recipients that are hard to shop for, a large wood tray is a great option!

Stocking Stuffers for Charcuterie Lovers

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

Wine and Cheese Towel Set – I love a great set of kitchen towels. These are the perfect addition to any kitchen – they are simple enough to pair with any decor!

Gold Stainless Steel Cheese Markers – For all cheese lovers! Take your hosting game to the next level with these chic and fun cheese markers.

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.

Gold Agate Cheese Knives – I love how unique and pretty these are! They are definitely a unique find!

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

Gold Cheese Knives – A classic gift! If you’re struggling with what to add to any stocking, this is a go-to!

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!

Paw Print Board and Serving Set – This board has built-in serving utensils! Your little chef-in-the-making will love using these or the set of three wooden boards for their new creations.

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.

Charcuterie Plastic Set – Your little one will love adding these to their play kitchen!

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!

Visual Recipe Book – Kristine from Live Love Speech sent me a copy of her cards earlier this year and I loved them so much that I knew wanted to include them in the gift guide. The Cheese Board Deck taught me that kids love this card format and participating in the kitchen and these cards are a great format for learning simple and fun recipes. Support small businesses and make a kiddo happy by gifting them this recipe book. It includes 48 kid-friendly recipes that are simple yet delicious!

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!

Charcuterie Unicorn Set – I’m in love with this set! I used it on this kid’s snack post and it’s clear that you all loved it too. It includes a board, picks, snack cutters, and a safe-to-use knife!

Book Gifts for Charcuterie Lovers

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I’m always looking for great books to pull inspiration from. Whether you’re searching for kids’ crafts or board ideas or even just family dinner recipes, these are a few of my favorites!

Big Boards and More – This book includes 100 mix-and-match recipes to make any gathering great! I love how colorful the spreads are in each and every recipe! Sandy is a friend I met on Instagram; she gave me a sneak peek a while ago and you’ll find my endorsement printed in the book!

The Cheese Board Deck – I of course have to add this to my favorite books for gifting each holiday season! It makes for a great hostess gift or Secret Santa option – anyone is sure to enjoy it!

Savory Baking – I met Erin, the author, on a recent trip to Tillamook creamery. She’s the premiere pie expert on Instagram and has already released two best sellers, focusing on sweet pies. This is her savory edition with recipes for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between!

PS – We Made This – Outside of food recipe books, I love a good crafting book! This super fun book is perfect for kids! There are 85 projects that inspire learning and creativity – definitely a great boredom buster for winter and summer breaks.

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!

Feeding Littles and Beyond – A NY times bestseller, this amazing resource is helpful for families feeding little ones! It teaches best practices for baby-led-weaning. Beyond that, it has great recipes that the whole family will enjoy during the process!

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.

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Rate & Review

83 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