Here are the best gifts for hot sauce lovers in 2023. Find hot sauce gift packs and other spicy ideas that’ll thrill any heat seeker.
I’m very much into hot sauce, but Jesse absolutely LOVES it. If there is something she would save from a burning building before me, it would be her hot sauce collection. 😆
So what do you get chili heads who own hot sauce challenge boxes, limited editions, signed collector bottles and too much to list?
The answer is in my curated guide to 53 gifts for hot sauce lovers (plus ideas to go with hot sauce gifts). Here are the categories:
- Hot Sauce Collections
- Funny Hot Sauce Gifts
- Gifts for Hot Sauce Makers
- Spicy Gifts for Foodies
- Hot Sauce Gift Ideas for Gardeners
- Hot Sauce Art Prints & Home Decor
- Hot Sauce & Alcohol Gifts
Ready? Keep scrolling for all 53+ of the best hot sauce gifts that the chiliheads in your life will genuinely enjoy. (I’ll give you my top picks at the end.)
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Hot Sauce Collections
Find hot sauce gift sets and hot sauce variety packs here.
Best Hot Sauce Collection
This is one of our fave hot sauce sets because of the variety of delicious sauces in a gift-worthy box. The 10 full-size bottles plus one Carolina Reaper tincture challenge tasters to test their heat tolerance, from mild to extremely hot. Ideal for chileheads who enjoy flavor-forward sauces.
Fans of the Hot Ones series will appreciate this hot sauce pack. Featuring ten brands, you get all the sauces in Season 19, from mild to super hot. This is another hot sauce box in our collection that we highly recommend!
Melinda’s is a well-loved hot sauce brand in the pepper community. This variety pack contains three Habanero sauces that go from mild to extremely hot. Perfect for people who love the Habanero pepper flavor.
Tabasco lovers will enjoy this six bundle variety pack of sauces. Heat levels range from low to moderate heat. Many of these flavors are hard to find in store!
Known for tasty flavor profiles, this set of four hot sauces features gourmet combinations of fermented peppers and high quality ingredients. This is great for hot sauce connoisseurs who stay away from chemical preservatives.
Best Under $25 (Coupon Code: GHP10)
- 4-pack: Green Nopal Habanero, Original Hot, Garlic Pepper, Sweet Habanero + Free Mini
- Woman owned pepper sauces from Belize
- Coupon Code: GHP10
One of my absolute favorites, this collection of Belizean pepper sauces is well worth it at under $25 (use code GHP10 for discount). This hot sauce package features four of Marie Sharp’s best sellers plus a free mini bottle of mystery sauce. These sauces are addicting!
Here’s a gift for Tabasco hot sauce fans on the go. These ten mini hot sauces (0.75 oz) are great as a white elephant gift idea or stocking stuffer, and the included metal tin makes it ideal for traveling (e.g., campsites, picnics, or restaurants).
- The Sweeter One (notes of cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla & molasses)
- The Spicier One (notes of citrus, cayenne & ginger)
- Gluten free
Yes, hot sauce for coffee is a thing! This two-pack contains a sweet bottle that offers smokey spice to drinks and desserts like dark roast, black tea and chocolate ice cream. The spicy option offers heat for lighter roasts, horchata, vanilla ice cream and more. This gift works well for people who love hot sauce on everything.
- 5 sauces: Chesapeake Bay, Georgia, Texas, Virginia & Florida
- Made in Virginia
This Americana collection features the regional flavors of five locations: Chesapeake Bay jalapeno pepper sauce, Georgia blackberry smoke, Texas pepper sauce, Virginia jalapeno pepper sauce and Florida datil peppers. These sauces can be enjoyed on their own, or mixed with other condiments and rubs.
- 4 bottles: Habanero Carrot Curry, Serrano Ginger Lemongrass, Red Chili Lime & Smoked Habanero Barbeque
- Handmade in Oregon
These small-batch hot sauces consist of farm-fresh signature blends. Heat levels range from sweet to not too hot. Pepper-loving foodies will enjoy using these sauces in many ways — for example, as dips, dressings, on grilled food and in recipes.
- Peppers: Aji Limon, Jigsaw Fire Cider, Caribbean Red, Carolina Reaper
- Farm-to-Bottle From Pennsylvania
- Pure Pepper Extracts
This microdose hot sauce set contains pure pepper extracts without all the vinegar and filler in traditional sauces. Adding a few drops “doses” food and drinks with instant heat and 100% pepper flavor!
Funny Hot Sauce Gifts
Discover funny hot sauce gift ideas and other hilarious spicy items here.
Best Funny Hot Sauce Gift
This hot sauce and outhouse have a prominent place in my pantry. As such, I can tell you the sauce is hot and delicious! Spicy food lovers with a sense of humor will get a kick out of it, and enjoy reusing the outhouse box for new bottles (like we do).
- Embroidered once on toilet paper
- Design reads: “For the fire you will feel later”
Do you know chiliheads have their own toilet paper? Give this gag gift with a bottle of hot sauce — such as the Colon Cleaner –, and you’ve got the perfect funny pairing. 😀 It also makes a hilarious trophy for spicy competitions!
This mustard based hot sauce (another fave in our collection) is a bit hotter than Tabasco and flavorfully spicy from Habanero peppers. People who enjoy mustard and heat will love this sauce.
Fans of the Hot Ones show can enjoy playing the game that challenges players to answer questions or face the wrath of the very potent hot sauce — The Last Dab (2 million Scoville heat units). It’s one of the funniest games that heat seekers can play with others.
Here’s a way for Sriracha lovers to carry their hot sauce on a keychain or clipped to a bag. Each bottle holds 1.1 oz (roughly 3 TBSP) of sauce or other condiment of choice.
For people who love the world’s hottest peppers, this one-chip challenge includes two super hots: Carolina Reaper and Ghost Pepper. The person who takes this on has to eat the chip and wait as long as they can before eating or drinking something that can relieve the burn. It’s a fun novelty gift for someone who really enjoys testing their limits.
Here’s one of the hottest chocolate challenges that make a great gag gift. Called the “world’s spiciest crunchy chocolate bar” by Fuego Box, heat addicts dare to eat as much of the bar as possible. Choco Challenge 3.0 contains the unreleased Razor pepper from Smokin’ Ed Currie (creator of the Carolina Reaper), so it’s sure to be insane!
Who doesn’t need a squishy bottle of hot sauce? Hot sauce lovers are sure to get a kick out of this cozy plush.
- Leather hot sauce holster
- Various color options & sizes available
- Can be engraved with initials, name or quote
Ever joke about somebody needing a hot sauce holster? Well, you found one! This custom holster attaches to a belt so that your hot sauce connoisseur never has to be without their favorite bottle.
Gifts For Hot Sauce Makers
Find DIY hot sauce kits, classes and more for people who enjoy making spicy concoctions.
Best Gift For Hot Sauce Makers
This hot sauce kit has all the ingredients needed to make a range of customized heat levels, from mild to Ghost pepper spicy. Ideal for the chilehead who likes to cook and would enjoy making tasty hot sauces on the first try.
» Related: The Complete Hot Sauce Cookbook
Know a hot sauce fan who enjoys tequila? This DIY kit has dried peppers, spices, two display-worthy ceramic hot sauce bottles, and recipes to make a tequila-infused hot sauce. Your recipient just needs to add their favorite tequila.
» Related: Hot Sauce and Alcohol Gifts
- Live, Online Class
- Option to add hot sauce kit
This “Experience” by Uncommon Goods is a live, online video class that teaches you how to make your own hot sauce. Pick a date for this one-hour lesson, and choose whether you want to gift the hot sauce kit + class or just the class itself. (I’ve purchased both the kit and class and they are excellent!)
- Includes instructions, ingredients, 6 bottles & labels
- Made in Oregon
This deluxe hot sauce kit includes peppers and spices that make unique creations (for example, Curry Pineapple, Campfire Chipotle and Guajillo Hot Sauce). You can purchase this kit on it’s own, or pair it with the hot sauce class (above).
These glass bottles are designed for hot sauce and offer a professional look with the included shrink bands. Great for the DIYer who needs more bottles than what typically come in hot sauce kits.
- Includes square bottle & nozzle
- Dried peppers: Long chillies, Facing Heaven chillies
Like hot sauce, chili oil is a tasty, spicy topping for practically everything — even vanilla ice cream! This Sichuan style chilli oil kit comes with the bottle, spices, chilies and instructions needed to make this deliciously hot condiment. (Just add oil.) This is ideal for the heat-loving foodie who wants something less acidic yet still hot.
Spicy Gifts For Foodies
Discover gourmet hot sauces, spicy condiments, kitchen must-haves and more.
Best Spicy Gift For Foodies
What’s best for heat-loving foodies? Try gifting this gourmet set of best sellers from TRUFF. The hot sauces include infused ripe chili peppers, truffles and savory spices. (Yum!) And it all comes in an elegant box.
If you know someone who eats everything spicy, these Vermont maple syrups will help them do that. Like spicy French toast! Each syrup is infused with a hot pepper: Habanero (hot), Ghost pepper (very hot) and Carolina Reaper (hottest). These syrups are versatile and can be used on desserts, in cocktails, as glazes and more.
Do you know a health conscious, spice-loving foodie? Here’s a fermentation kit that comes with everything needed (except the mason jars) to make fiery, probiotic superfoods like hot sauces, salsas and kimchi.
» Related: Fiery Ferments Cookbook
Here’s a gourmet honey that chileheads can appreciate. Made out of wildflower honey and Habanero, it’s delicious on all kinds of foods and drinks: for example, as a sweetener for baking, as a condiment on wings, and in cocktails like fiery margaritas. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and spicy!
Know someone who buys dried peppers or dehydrates their own? This electric grinder pulverizes dried chilies into flakes and powders for use in hot sauce and custom spice blends. (Chileheads always need a grinder just for peppers, so this is a useful gift!)
By Michael Valencia
Here’s a cookbook that beginner hot sauce makers need! This book not only has 60 easy-to-make recipes from different countries, but it also describes different types of peppers and explains their heat on the Scoville scale.
By Kirsten K. Shockey & Christopher Shockey
With 70 fiery fermented recipes for breakfast foods, snacks, entrées, and beverages, this cookbook makes the ideal gift for health-minded heat addicts. Recipes from around the world include Thai Pepper Mint Cilantro Paste, Mango Plantain Habanero Ferment, and Aleppo Za’atar Pomegranate Sauce.
By Michael Hultquist
Designed for chiliheads, here are 75 easy recipes dedicated to enjoying that spicy life. These fiery meals explore all kinds of peppers and spice-rich cuisines like Indian, Italian and Mexican. This is ideal for the foodie that doesn’t shy away from big, bold flavors.
- Peppers based on availability & season
- Search “fresh peppers” on Etsy
If you know someone that likes to cook with peppers, the Etsy online marketplace is fantastic for buying all kinds of hard-to-find chile varieties. Search a specific pepper name + “fresh peppers” (e.g., “Scotch Bonnet fresh peppers”), or just enter “fresh peppers” to see what comes up.
» Related: Live Pepper Plants
Hot Sauce Gift Ideas For Gardeners
Find gardening kits and supplies for people who enjoy growing peppers for hot sauce.
Best Hot Sauce Gift For Gardeners
- Grow peppers & other plants indoors
- Discount Code: CLICKANDGROWHOTPEPPERS
This smart garden just needs an outlet and water to grow all kinds of peppers, foods, and flowers. These indoor growing kits come in different sizes (the smallest being 1’ long by 5” deep) and neutral colors that fit any decor. Perfect for the pepper gardener who has a shorter growing season or enjoys growing edible plants inside year-round.
Pepper gardeners with little time and space will appreciate the EarthBox. I use the Original model to grow six pepper plants in a 29” long by 13.5” wide outdoor area. (This Habanero post has a pic of my peppers growing in one.) Bonus: EarthBox is a self-watering system and it’s easy to maintain.
- Pepper plants based on availability & season
- Search “pepper plants” on Etsy
For the pepper plant lovers in your life, check out Etsy! This online marketplace has all kinds of varieties that aren’t in nurseries. Enter a chile name + “pepper plant” (e.g., “Carolina Reaper pepper plant”), or type “pepper plant” on its own to see what’s available.
» Related: Whole Fresh Peppers
- Includes 7 seed packets
- Pepper ratings from 10k to 1 million Scoville Heat Units
This chile pepper collection is made for the grower who likes to start seeds. These popular varieties are perfect for making hot sauce and cooking with heat. I always get quality seeds from Botanical Interests and can highly recommend them!
The AeroGarden is another indoor gardening system that comes with everything needed to grow peppers inside. (The main difference between this system and the Click & Grow is that it uses hydroponic technology.) The Bounty and Farm family gardens tend to be best for growing peppers, according to AeroGarden.
- Ripen peppers, dry chilies and more
- Handmade in Tennessee
Pepper growers can end up with chilies that don’t have time to mature before the cold weather hits. One solution is to hang a branch of peppers indoors and upside down to ripen. This garden drying rack is a decorative solution ideal for gardeners who enjoy handcrafted items.
Hot Sauce Art Prints & Home Decor
Discover hot sauce home decor, spicy-themed clothing and more.
Best Hot Sauce Decor Gift
- 2 oz bottle
- LED lights
- Wooden base with wrapped burlap
Tabasco lovers have their own night light! This mini bottle has LED lights with sensors so it doesn’t get hot. As if this wasn’t cool enough, your recipient can add water and a drop of red food coloring to the bottle to create a more realistic look.
Know someone who’s all about rooster sauce? Sriracha fans will love this vintage-looking t-shirt with the famous Huy Fong Foods logo. The shirt is faded for a well-loved appearance and extra comfort.
- Multiple colors available
- Design reads: “I Put Hot Sauce On My Hot Sauce”
Many heat seekers are proud to show off their love hot sauce. Here’s a spicy hoodie for just that person!
- Available in 10 sizes
- Hand-drawn illustration of classic hot sauce bottles
- Frame not included
Six classic sauces are hand drawn for the hot sauce addict who appreciates spicy decor. Available in 10 different print sizes, each option fits a standard frame (not included) and is the perfect vibrant addition to spice up a kitchen or other chosen area.
- 49 chili varieties
- British-made cotton tea towel
Here’s a tea towel ideal for the hot sauce connoisseur who’s into peppers. Forty-nine chili varieties, listed with their stats and suggested uses, make this towel a practical and fun addition to a kitchen.
- Handmade, glass Christmas ornament
- 6”L x 1.5”W
Kitschy and spicy make the perfect Christmas ornament in a chilihead’s world! These glass hot sauce bottles are handblown and hand-painted so that hot sauce lovers can celebrate the holiday with a special decoration.
Hot Sauce and Alcohol Gifts
Find alcohol-themed hot sauces and gift ideas to make spicy cocktails.
Best Hot Sauce & Alcohol Gift
- Liquor-infused hot sauces: Tequila, Bourbon and Moonshine
- Made in Virginia
Spicy and spiked describe this trio of hot sauces. Each bottle pairs a specific pepper and complementary hooch to create an aromatic and flavorful sauce. Best for hot sauce fans who love bourbon, moonshine or tequila.
» Related: DIY Tequila Infused Hot Sauce Set
- Includes Jalapeno & Basil Habanero
- Small-batch syrups in glass bottles
- Handmade in Kentucky
Spicy cocktail lovers can enhance margaritas, martinis and other concoctions with these fiery simple syrups. Each bottle (one has Jalapeno and the other Habanero) offers a spicy sweetness that can make 10 to 15 drinks, depending on how much fire your person likes.
These alcohol infusion kits can make up to 8 spicy cocktails — just add a liquor of choice to the included ingredients. The Parrot Head kit (pictured) infuses dehydrated Jalapeno, strawberry, and lime. Perfect for the mixologist who has a taste for fire!
- Includes Cholula hot sauce, pepper pulp & tamarind
- Family-made in Alabama
Here’s to the heat seeker that enjoys bloody marys! This Scary Mary mix offers a spicy kick with the included Cholula hot sauce and pepper pulp.
- Dried ingredients: oranges, limes, grapefruit, pineapple & Jalapeno
- Makes 8 to 10 cocktails
- Sugar free & gluten free
This best-selling spicy margarita kit infuses fruits and Jalapeno for a nice kick of heat. The infusion bag gets added to a jar of desired tequila (~2 cups) and is ready in 3 days. Best for peppery cocktail lovers who don’t want a bunch of sugar in their drinks.
» Related: Margarita Lovers Gift Basket
- Makes 8 spicy Old Fashioneds
- Includes Three Chile Simple Syrup
Know someone who loves craft cocktails and spicy heat? Here’s a spiced Old Fashioned cocktail kit that includes a three chiles simple syrup and everything needed to make these flavorful drinks. (Just add alcohol.)
Best Gifts For Hot Sauce Lovers: Top Picks
As you can see, there are many hot sauce gift options for all kinds of heat lovers. To make things easier, I’ve selected my top pick for each category based on personal experience and rave reviews from other chileheads.
Best Hot Sauce Collection
Tame-To-Insane Challenge Fuego Box
Best Funny Hot Sauce Gift
Ass Blaster Hot Sauce & Outhouse Box
Best Gift For Hot Sauce Makers
DIY Hot Sauce Making Kit
Best Hot Sauce Decor Gift
Hot Sauce Night Light By RISELamps
Best Hot Sauce Gift For Gardeners
Click & Grow Smart Garden Kit
(Discount Code: CLICKANDGROWHOTPEPPERS)
Best Spicy Gift For Foodies
TRUFF Gourmet Hot Sauce Set
Best Hot Sauce and Alcohol Gift
Booze-Infused Hot Sauce Trio
If you’ve gotten this far, congrats! Here’s another suggestion for people that want to save some cash:
- Marie Sharp’s Chef Choice Set (Best Hot Sauce Gift Under $25)
Discount code: GHP10
Hopefully, this insider look gives you plenty of gift ideas for hot sauce lovers (or yourself). I know 53 suggestions is a lot, so be sure to check out my favorites if you want a shorter list.
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