I feel like I’ve already said this a few times already, but I feel like the holidays have snuck up on me this year.
For one, it hasn’t felt like fall (save for a few random days of cooler weather), and, two, I’ve been relatively busy at work, leading to less time to sit back and enjoy the perks (i.e. BAKING) of this time of year.
Nevertheless, I am getting into the spirit. Now that our tree is up and looking might fine (if I do say so myself), my mind is buzzing with gift ideas and holiday recipes that I hope to share with you soon.
Mark and I have agreed that we won’t really be buying each other gifts this year (we’re saving for our January trip to Philadelphia!), but I’ve got you covered if you’re searching for a special gift.
Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies
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A foodie can never have too many cookbooks…or can he? Don’t answer that. One of my all-time favorite cookbooks is The Oh She Glows Cookbook*. We also use Giada’s Everything Italian* quite often, and I would love to get my hands on Jessica’s (from How Sweet It Is) book, Seriously Delish*.
Personalized cutting board
My in-laws gave us a personalized board a couple years ago, and while we use it for decoration only, it adds a lovely touch to our kitchen. This one from Etsy are beautiful and affordable.
KitchenAid stand mixer
This is an expensive gift, but it is well-worth it! We bought a KitchenAid mixer* several years ago and I love to use it when baking. The best thing is their durability, followed by all the pretty colors you can choose.
Apron with fun pattern or monogram
Cute aprons make cooking much more fun! There are many to choose from, but I personally like this and this simple version. Just think about who you’re buying for and choose a style to match her personality!
Mark’s uncle gifted him two lovely knives over the years, and I have to say, a well-crafted, all-purpose chef or santoku knife is something every home cook needs! This one* in particular has not let us down so far.
Wine bottle topper
There are so many inexpensive (and pricier) wine toppers out there. They are eye-catching and can even serve as a functional conversation piece. I love this acrylic one* for its simplicity.
Anthropologie carries the cutest bowls and kitchenware, but I’ve also found some adorable, colorful bowls at Homegoods. Just have fun with it!
Kombucha brewing kit
Kombucha, at $3-$4 a bottle, can be an expensive habit, so why not treat your foodie to a set so she can brew her own? I’ve never used this one* personally, but it seems like a reputable kit.
Gourmet vanilla & spices
This gift is for the baking guru in your life—who will appreciate artisanal ingredients. I’m a huge fan of Neilsen Massey vanilla bean paste* when I bake.
Silpat* and similar nonstock pads are a life-saver if you hate cleaning gunk off baking sheets! We have a knock-off brand, but I think Silpat is the highest quality silicon bakeware out there.The ULTIMATE #gift guide for #foodies! #holiday Click To Tweet
So tell me…
- What is your favorite kitchen tool or item?
- What is your go-to gift for the hard-to-buy-for person?