Are you foraging for the perfect gift for the mushroom hunter in your life this holiday season? Look no further- this gift guide will surely fulfill your psychedelic, cottagecore, and mushroomy dreams in finding that perfect holiday or birthday gift.
We’ve covered unique gifts for your favorite forager, from tools for identifying wild mushrooms to cookware fit for any mycelia-maniac’s kitchen.
Whether just starting out or already deep into the mushroom hunting scene, this foraging kit has everything for your fungi fanatic to hunt, gather, clean, and store their latest haul.
If an all-in-one kit isn’t exactly what you need, try this handmade foraging knife with an attached brush, perfect for mushroom lovers on the go. (It’s even got a keychain!)
If the artisanal look isn’t for you or your mushroom hunter, this wooden mushroom knife & brush keychain will suit anyone’s fungi fancy. Who wouldn’t love hunting mushrooms with a mushroom?
If sustainability is on your mycologist’s list, this eco-friendly straw backpack easily converts into a tote bag, perfect for holding the spore spoils of the day. After a long day of fruiting, this foraging bag is a great gift to keep your mycologist hands-free.
If you or your forager are starting, it’s easy to land in the morel dilemma of fungi misidentification. This mushroom foraging calendar is a great visual guide for finding edible and medicinal mushrooms of all seasons.
In need of a more compact identification gift idea? This field guide by Guillaume Eyssartier offers knowledge on over 200 species of shrooms across North America and Europe, exploring the qualities, quantities, and locations of commonly hunted mushrooms, like chaga or lion’s mane. Whether you’d prefer a hardcover or e-book, Amazon offers options perfect for you or your best fungi friend.
For a gift on the go, especially on the hunt, this foraging field journal is perfect for recording an entire mushroom hunt. It’s divided into location notes with sections for hunt dates, habitat descriptions, fungi records, and more. Don’t blame us if you become a mycology fan with this one (or do).
Want to try your hand at cultivating mushrooms? This edible mushroom grow kit allows you or your porcini-pal to grow your own Pink Oyster, Princess Pearl Oyster, and Blue Oyster Mushrooms. These varieties are perfect for cooking and DIY crafts!
Once you’ve grown or gathered your own mushrooms to cook, try this mushroom print set of wooden cooking utensils. They’re sure to add flair as you stir your shiitakes or roast your reishi.
Every kitchen fanatic knows that Pyrex may be one of the best gifts any chef could receive, so here’s one perfect for chopping chanterelle. This retro-style pyrex cutting board can fulfill all of the cottagecore feels you or your mycologist needs for their next mushroom mirepoix.
If you or your mycologist are new to the culinary scene of mushrooms, have no fear. Andrea Gentl’s new cookbook provides tasty recipes for your truffles and reishi and explains the significance and health benefits of each tasty morel. Morsel? Morel.
Need something with no frills, all fungi? This high-quality dehydrator is the perfect gift for any mycologist aiming to preserve or utilize mushrooms for cooking or wellness. With five different trays, an easy-to-use knob to adjust the temperature, and dishwasher-safe material, this is the perfect device to tame anyone’s lion’s mane.