Pizza is one of the greatest food items ever made, with its perfect balance of protein, fat, and carbs, along with the occasional veggie in tow. A single bite gets you some crispy crust, gooey cheese, and tasty meats all in the same mouthful, all while allowing you to eat with your hands, on your feet, and even on the go. It may not be the healthiest food, but we absolutely understand the fervor for the oven-baked, cheese-covered slice that strikes the perfect balance of taste, price, and convenience.
Pizza isn’t just great food, it’s a great choice for gifting, too. No, we don’t mean buying a box of pizza and putting a bow on top, although we can’t imagine ourselves getting too mad at that. Pizza being a universally-loved food item means pizza-themed gifts can always make a positive impression among recipients young and old alike. A pizza attachment for your dad’s backyard grill? Yeah… he’s going to like that. How about a pizza-shaped storage case for your cousin who always ends up with leftover slices after ordering a box for dinner? You can be sure it will be put to good use, too. Suffice to say, the shared fondness for the cheese-and-sauce-covered flatbread can make your pizza-themed gifts much appreciated.
These are the best pizza gifts you can add to your shopping list.
Intex Pizza Slice Inflatable Float
If you’re going to eat a pizza while lounging in the pool, might as well float around in a giant inflatable pepperoni slice, too. That’s exactly what this pool float gets you. Measuring 69 x 57 inches (length x width), it’s large enough to fit a single pizza-lover as they lounge in the water, while two connectors on each side allow you to combine up to eight of these to create a single, large pizza. Seriously, you can have a giant pizza floating in your pool. This float, by the way, features a photographic print, so it looks like a real pizza that’s been cooked in an oven, with its browned crust, melted cheese, and greasy pepperoni topping.
This round blanket gets sublimation printed with a photo of a greasy pepperoni pizza, making it look like a veritable giant thin crust when laid out flat on a surface. It’s a real blanket that’s made from flannel, too, so it’s soft enough to wrap yourself in and warm enough to stay on you during colder days, all while serving as a fun-looking picnic or beach blanket during clear days outside. The blanket is available in 36-, 49-, 60-, 72-, and 80-inch diameters, so you can get a small one for your kid to sit on or a large one to cover your bed in delicious greasy pizza.
In case your pizza-munchin’ recipient is also an avowed Toy Story fan, you can hit two fandoms with one stone by gifting them this Pizza Planet snapback. An officially-licensed merch, it features the logo of the pizza chain referenced in all four movies in the film series, with a styling that will probably resemble a hat worn by an actual employee from the chain. The red hat features a white crown that’s embroidered with a large red Pizza Planet logo, along with a pre-curved bill and a snapback closure for easily dialing in the fit. We especially love the large embroidery here, really highlighting the pizza chain in all its fictional glory.
It’s not uncommon to have some leftovers any time you order pizza at home. There’s a heck of a lot of pizza in a large box, after all. While you can store it on any plastic container you have in the kitchen, this one shaped like a pizza slice should offer a more space-efficient solution. Even better, the container’s brim can be extended up or down, so you can lower it if you only have one slice to store and raise it if you have more. Included slice-shaped trays allow you to separate slices from each other, so the toppings stay intact, with five such trays bundled with a single container, so you can keep five leftover slices at a time. If that’s not enough, the whole thing is even microwave-safe, so you can reheat the pizza in the same container as soon as you take it out of the fridge.
Pizza cutters are great, but too many times, you end up squashing the crust or dragging toppings out of place. It’s why some people prefer a pizza scissor, which allows for cleaner, more precise cuts using curved blades that slice from above to keep the toppings in place, while a spatula shoe at the bottom blade slides under the pizza to keep the top blades from coming in contact with the pan surface, which could damage it. The stainless steel blades are 5.9 inches long, with a design that lets you split them apart for easy sharpening, while the lower blade doesn’t extend to the tip of the spatula shoe, allowing you to use the scissors to clip the edge of a pizza like a pair of tongs for use as a serving implement.
Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Pizza Fire Delivery Van
The Ninja Turtles feel fresh again this year, especially with a new hit movie that did reasonably well at the box office, which is why Turtles-themed gifts will probably do well this holiday season (yes, we had them in our roundup of 2023’s best toys). As such, this toy should make an excellent gift for anyone who loves TMNT as much as they love a good slice. Designed to fit all four TMNT action figures (sold separately, though), the van comes with a giant pizza button on top that will swing the side door open and slide out the Turtle’s secret weapon, a motorized projectile launcher that shoots pizzas. Really.
Checkered Chef Premium Pizza Cutter and Cutting Board Set
Whether you like ordering from the place that delivers unsliced pizzas or you make your own pizzas at home, this 13.5-inch round cutting board is designed to help you cut it into eight even slices. How? By coming with guidelines right on the board, so you know exactly where and at what angle to start cutting. This set also throws in a rocker pizza cutter that tends to cut cleaner than the roller-style blades that are popular today, with a blade that’s large enough to cover the whole board in one side-to-side movement.
A pizza-themed version of Monopoly, the game has you gaining ownership of different pizza toppings, so other players have to pay you in order to enjoy a pizza with that specific ingredient. The more toppings you own, the tastier the pizza you can make, allowing you to charge higher for each slice they order. Yeah… it’s basically Monopoly, just with pizzas instead of real estate involved. It also plays a lot faster than regular Monopoly, which can make it more interesting for those who don’t like games that run a couple of hours. The game even comes in pizza-themed box that makes it look like a delivery from your local pizzeria.
Microwaving refrigerated pizza can heat it up alright. However, it won’t make the crust as crispy as it originally was. This microwavable container changes that. Designed to heat inside up to 400 degrees, it boasts oven-quality crisping, searing, and browning, allowing your reheated pizza to taste a heck of a lot better. While originally designed for pizza, this also makes a useful microwave cookware for reheating sandwiches, burgers, fried food, and more.
If your recipient likes to cook pizza at home, this baking steel makes for an even better replacement to their pizza stone, as it holds heat a lot better, allowing you to produce pizzas with crispy, gold-bottomed crusts just a tad bit faster. Being solid steel, it’s also a lot more durable, as this thing just isn’t going to crack over time the way some pizza stones do. We recommend getting the 0.25-inch thick version, as it strikes the perfect balance between weight and heat retention (seriously, this quarter-inch thick slab is thick enough), although they also offer thicker models (half-inch and one-inch), which can retain more heat and, thus, require less preheating times. It comes pre-seasoned, with a sanded low-friction baking surface that lets you slide pizzas effortlessly, while holes on two corners let you hang it somewhere for those times you decide to take it out of the oven.
This grill insert slides on top of the grates of any gas grill to turn it into a functional pizza oven. Using a clever airflow system, it’s able to take heat from the grill and circulate it efficiently inside the box, allowing it to preheat to pizza-cooking temperatures in around 30 minutes. Once preheated, it can crank out pizzas in as little as two minutes (up to four minutes for thicker ones), allowing you to effectively cook proper pizzas on the same grill you cook your steaks and burgers. A built-in thermometer lets you monitor the temperature while preheating, while the entire interior is actually a five-sided stone baking chamber, so you get even heat coming from all sides. It comes with a wooden baking tray and spatula. Inc case your recipient lives in an apartment, they also offer an indoor version that’s designed to go on top of standard gas stoves.
This home pizza oven is compact enough to sit on a table in the backyard, all while being big enough to cook 16-inch pizzas. What makes it special, though, is the versatile fuel options, as it allows you to cook with gas, all while coming with a fuel tray that can work with wood, charcoal, and wood pellets. Heck, you can even use two fuel options in one cooking session, as it allows you to quickly heat up the oven with gas (reaches 900 degrees Fahrenheit in 10 minutes) and switch to wood during baking to give your pizza that wood-fired flavor. They also have a smaller 12-inch version if their outdoor space is a bit too cramped to accommodate this.
Ooni was one of the brands that really pioneered the compact pizza oven category, offering their original wood-fired tabletop model many years ago. Until this year, though, they’ve only made outdoor pizza ovens, which is what makes this electric model pretty special. Instead of using wood or gas, this electric oven comes with heating elements at the top and bottom, which can raise the interior temperature to 850 degrees Fahrenheit in around 20 minutes. From there, it can cook 12-inch Neapolitan-style pizzas in as little as 90 seconds, allowing you to crank out enough pies for a proper pizza party in short order. You can use it as a regular oven, too, albeit only for food items that can fit the wide, deep, and low-height profile of its cooking chamber. Do note, there no fans inside, so this won’t quite cook the same as your regular convection oven.