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Probably not too surprisingly as a food blogger, I have a number of friends and family members who I’d consider foodies in some way or another. However many of them are also the kind of people you struggle to get gifts for as they seem to have everything. Whether home cooks, or appreciators of good foods, a food-related gift can often be a great option for “those kind of people” (myself included!). But what do you give the person who seems to have everything? Here are some of my favorite foodie gifts.
Pomora olive oils
You may have seen the olive oil crackers or walnut sauce that I have shared in recent months using Pomora‘s olive oils. I also have another fantastic recipe to come that I can’t wait to share soon using their truffle oil, that’s kind of blown me away. I am very much a believer that there are some things worth getting really good quality, and for certain recipes, or just dipping some good bread in some oil with your dinner, olive oil is one of them. I can also pretty much guarantee your favorite foodie will think the same, and so a subscription to Pomora‘s amazing quality oils would make a fantastic gift. Ships to US and UK.
One thing most cooks can never have enough of is some good knives. I think most people have their favorite, but I for one have had some Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives for years that I love. A great option would be their ZWILLING J.A. Henckels 2-Piece Chef’s Set, or what about a Knife Sharpener? Or for someone with a less established kitchen, a Zwilling J.A. Henckels 7-Piece Knife Block Set would be a great addition.
A beautiful bundt
For any budding baker, there’s always one more pan you can add to the collection and I’d argue a bundt pan is a pretty great choice. Unlike some other moulds etc, there are a whole range of cakes you can make in a bundt and they’ll be a showstopper in the beautiful Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Heritage Bundt Pan I treated myself to a few years back and love. Who wouldn’t, when it helps make cakes like the clementine cake above? I may not use it all that much, since we are not huge dessert people, but I love having it and I’m sure many others would too.
I gifted membership of the Craft Beer Club to my husband probably a good 4 or 5 years ago now and we’re still members. For people like him who, quite honestly, are otherwise a bit of a pain to get gifts for, this is a great option as you get 4 different beers from 2 breweries in each box, with some info about them to. It’s a great way to discover a range of beers you might otherwise never come across. Ships to US.
Le Creuset cast iron cookware
Let’s face it, Le Creuset has a bit of a reputation for being expensive, but I think just about everyone who owns some of their cast iron cookware would absolutely tell you it is worthwhile. We got our Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Oval French Oven (above left) as a wedding present, my sister gave us the Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Double Burner Grill (bottom right) a few years ago and my parents gave us a Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Round Braiser (top right) a few years ago. I love every single one of them. And as you can tell, since we’ve had all as gifts, they make a wonderful gift. It won’t take you too many searches to find them in use in a number of recipes on the site, and they are used at home for many more. Even if your foodie has one, they will no doubt find a use for another – I hate to think how many my sister has and I know she uses them all!
Built NY bags
This might seem like a slightly unusual one, but if your giftee is a foodie, there’s a high chance they’ll take food with them eg for lunch, and a BUILT NY Lunch Tote is a great way to carry it. We’ve had one or more for years, and we have two of different sizes that we use daily at the moment. I love the various designs, the fact it keeps things insulated and is a flexible space. I sometimes even use my smaller one as an incognito camera bag so it’s less obvious (just don’t tell anyone!). You can also get a BUILT NY Neoprene Wine/Water Bottle Tote, Black which of course is infinitely useful too.
So there’s no affiliate link here, but I was lucky enough to meet the person who runs Roost Crate at the Food Wine Conference earlier this year, and I loved how passionate she is about sourcing great products to put in the monthly subscription boxes. Strictly speaking, this doesn’t totally fit in foodie gifts, although I think they are things foodies will appreciate. Because what foodie doesn’t like picking up things at the farmers’ market, both food and household. Roost Crate’s aim is to bring you those fantastic finds, without the trekking round yourself. You can see the November box contents above to give you a sense, and be sure to use code GIFT10 from Friday through Monday for a 10% discount. Boxes ordered by 15th Dec will ship in time for Christmas. Ships to US.
Ice cream/pop maker
I often get comments on my little Zoku Mini Pop Molds as they are the perfect little frozen treat size for kids and adults alike. Next on my list is the adorable Zoku Ice Cream Maker which uses no electricity and takes no time at all to give you a bowlful of deliciousness. Because who says no to ice cream, right?
This also isn’t an affiliate, but I’ve given Spicery subscriptions to a few people with great reviews, and know others who have used them and loved them too. Unlike your meal kit boxes, there is no fresh produce here so there’s no pressure to rush and use it, plus it’s much easier to fit in the mailbox. What you do get is a fantastic set of spices, and a recipe to use them, taking you on a taste experience you might not otherwise have and easier than starting from scratch. They’re a UK-based company but can ship worldwide.
What foodie gifts would you add to the list? I’d love to know so I can add to it, making this bigger and better for others. And I hope you’ll enjoy, or let others enjoy some of my favorite picks here too.
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