One thing we can all agree on: food is an important part of the holiday season! Some people spend days in the kitchen preparing holiday dinners, baked goods, and candies. And everyone has favorite dishes and goodies.
Do you have someone in your life who’s always excited about a new kitchen gadget? Someone who loves gourmet ingredients or specialty foods, or who reads cookbooks like they’re the latest bestseller?
You’re in luck… read on for some ideas for the foodie in your life!
Good food and a warm kitchen is what makes a house a home.
– Rachael Ray
Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate by Lauren Ko
I have been seeing this book ALL OVER Instagram! Lauren Ko has become an internet star for her breathtaking pie designs. In Pieometry, Lauren reveals her secrets, sharing stories about her designs and the inspiration behind them. Warm and funny, she recounts the spectacular piesasters that led to some of her best creations, and breaks down her most beautiful designs, describing how to make naturally-colored dough, intricate weaves, and striking cut-out patterns.
Pieometry provides clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by helpful photographs, which any patient baker can follow to build these pies from bottom crust to top in their own kitchens. Lauren makes it easy to mix and match doughs, fruits, fillings, and designs, and each recipe includes suggestions for alternative ingredients. Best of all, the beautiful finished pie and tart photos are just as much of a treat to look at as the pies are to eat. But even if you make a mistake here and there, her flavors save the day!
Part cookbook, part gorgeous photo book, this makes the perfect gift for a friend who loves to bake… and also loves following foodie influencers!
Find it here: Amazon Barnes & Noble Indie Bookstores
Charcuterie Board & Knife Set
Charcuterie boards are ALL the rage. There are entire social media accounts dedicated to beautiful designs and rich tapestries of food variety. So if a foodie in your life doesn’t already have one, this is a sure winner!
This lovely bamboo set has everything: a large main board with pull-out sections, a matching round snack tray, and plenty of quality knives and utensils to make serving easy. Giving this as a gift practically guarantees you’ll be invited back to a future gathering so the host or hostess can show this off!
Find it here: Smirly Charcuterie Board & Knife Set
Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
For someone who loves to cook and experiment with recipes, there’s nothing better than having fresh herbs on hand to add to dishes. And how much fresher can you get than your own kitchen windowsill?
This herb garden kit from a small Oregon business features five organic herbs to grow from seeds, along with peat pots, soil discs, plant markers, and a growing guide.
Find it here: Spade to Fork Herb Garden Kit
Rustic Wooden Cookbook Stand
Every cook needs something to hold a cookbook or tablet when following a recipe… and it’s a bonus if that something is stylish! This rustic style cookbook stand is shaped like an old-fashioned paddle style bread board, and would look great in most any kitchen. You can even hang it on the wall as decor when you’re not using it!
Find it here: Rustic Style Cookbook Stand
The Gift of Good Food
One great gift to give a foodie is… well, food. But not just any food. Here are a few ideas:
CSA membership: More than ever, we want to know about our food. Many people are making informed, responsible choices about where their food comes from, how it’s raised or grown, and how farmers care for the planet. Memberships in co-ops or CSA’s are incredibly popular. If your favorite foodie doesn’t have a go-to local source, hook them up with one!
Local Harvest is a great website that lets you find CSA’s, farms, and markets near you or your loved one, and many offer gift cards or gift subscriptions.
Meal subscription service: Having meal kits delivered right to your door has become a popular option, especially in these times when people are eating at home more. Services like Hello, Fresh and Blue Apron have taken off as a way to try new foods and home cooked dishes while having the plain laid out for you. This article from Real Simple details a whole list of meal services so you can see what might be best for you or your foodie friend!
Butcher Box: Want to splurge? Butcher Box is a service that allows you to order a custom box of high quality meat: grass fed beef, heritage breed pork, and free-range, organic chicken. A gift card or short term subscription for filling someone’s freezer would be a great option if you’re looking for a gift for a home that has everything, or if a group wants to go in together for a larger gift.
Well, now I want to go buy fun new things for my kitchen. Hopefully the foodie on your holiday gift list will be just as tickled with these ideas! Stay tuned for more fun gift guides… happy shopping!
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