Food obsessed friends are always fun to shop for because it's likely the case that you'll benefit from their gifts as well. However, don't just go with the basics. They probably already own eight or nine whisks and really don't need another apron. Instead, look for kitchen items with special touches, like a monogramed cheese board with labeled cheese forks, or a special muffin pan. Show them you haven't just latched onto a hobby they're vocal about, but that you really appreciate their interest in food or cooking and gave some real thought to their gift. Then it will only be a happy coincidence when you are the first one to taste test the snack recipes from their newest cookbook.