Foodie Gift Guide 2017: The Perfect Gifts for Cooks and Foodies!
It’s that time of year again!
The freezing cold, hot coffee actually not making you sweat, the snow (in some areas) and how can I forget the shopping?
Seriously, my favorite part! No matter what I seem to love it. The only thing I can’t seem to get passed is the crowds of people… They are everywhere! Went to Old Navy at 9:30 PM one Black Friday (after work even!) and there was so many people in there! I thought this is why I never shop in the stores on Black Friday…
Needless to say I got what I needed and peaced out quickly….
However, I think my favorite part is shopping online! I am definitely down for not waiting in line to pay, shopping at my leisure and clicking instead of filling up my arms. Shipping doesn’t even bother me one bit… the closer it is to Christmas the less likely I am to want to give the gift early. I get way too excited! I am not going to even lie I spent money while “looking” for awesome things to put in the foodie gift guide that is for sure!
Anyways…. Time to get down to business!
Does anyone have the annoying problem of not knowing what to get people for Christmas? That person who has everything or that person who you can’t quite pin point on what to get? Gift Cards? To me they can be so not personable and to me it feels like they literally went to Wal-mart right before we met up and just last minute got me it (not saying the thought doesn’t count!) but I love putting my own spin on gifts and thinking long and hard about them.
Well if they love food then I got you covered (everyone loves food!). I have created this list, Foodie Gift Guide 2017, to end the problem! Especially if your looking to get me something! bahaha
We all know every foodie wants a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, heck yes! I have one and still want one! But you won’t find it on this list because that is a huge given when it comes to this time of year. I wanted the foodie gift guide to stay under $100 because well lets be honest a Kitchenaid (though dearly loved) is not under $100 and most of us are on a budget! So this foodie gift guide list is better for those who are on a budget!
But seriously, this list has practical presents, stocking stuffers, cookbooks, foodie foods and more! Have any suggestions? please let me know! Always looking to add!
Now without further ado I present the Foodie Gift Guide 2017
Seriously, how can you go wrong? Oil-less French fries? I am so down! I have been wanting one of these bad boys since they came out! Perfect to fry up some veggies or chicken tenders at night for dinner!
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
If your person doesn’t already have one they need this! Best money I have ever spent on a small appliance! It can cook a complete chicken and rice dinner in 30 minutes! perfect for those busy families, or if you are a meal prep master this can surely cut down your cooking time!
The perfect little hand blender for cooking! It is so handy and is perfect for creamy and smooth soups, applesauce (chunky or smooth), salsa, single serve milkshakes and smoothies I mean the list goes on! It is perfect when you don’t want to lug out the huge stand blender to do anything.
Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome
A panini grill is a must for those who love grilled cheese (gluten free or not). It makes the perfect grilled cheese sandwiches in minutes and cooks evenly too. it is perfect to add some flair to those grill cheeses too like BBQ chicken or leftover turkey. It also makes amazing quesadillas!
Hamilton Beach 25462Z Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker
I need one!!!!! Going from individual cups all the way up to a full sized blender on the same base it just flippin’ awesome! Plus my friend made a sweet potato soup in a large one and it was just magnificent! A serious must have!
Ninja Mega Kitchen System (Blender, Processor, Nutri Ninja Cups) BL770
Deep Saute Pan
This pan is probably easily one of my favorites too. it is perfect to saute up a bunch of veggies at once or make an awesome creamy mushroom sauce to go over that steak. Either way definitely a must have for every cook and they are quite inexpensive too.
Tramontina 80116/018DS Gourmet Stainless Steel Induction-Ready Tri-Ply Clad Covered Deep Saute Pan, 5-Quart, NSF-Certified, Made in Brazil
Okay, so this is definitely a unique gift for sure! I am not sure if it is a must have but it is definitely a great way to make pancakes stuffed with all kinds of fruit, chocolate, Nutella… seriously their imagination is the limit!
Norpro Nonstick Stuffed Pancake Pan, Munk / Aebleskiver / Ebelskiver
It is an awesome gift for those health-conscious foodies or those who are going for a new lifestyle. I love mine because without it I tend to make too much food and then it all goes to waste if i don’t freeze it in time or we just get sick of eating it after the 5th day. A great investment and gift for anyone! They are also not very expensive! Win!!
Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black
Look at all the pretty colors! I have a cast iron dutch oven that I am overly obsessed with. it is about 60 years old and perfect for loaves of sourdough, gluten free cornbread or soups and pot roasts! I love cooking with it and it is still relatively easy to clean. They are the perfect fit for anyone who loves cooking!
Tramontina 6.5 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Red
Stemless Wine Glass Set
Okay, Okay, this is more of a want for myself. I am in love with the look and I think I will be much better with my wine not on a stem that I could break!
Arc International Luminarc Cachet/Perfection Stemless Wine Glass, 15-Ounce, Set of 6
Moscow Mule Set
I have seen these everywhere! I think they look so cool and perfect for out by the fire to drink out of on those chilly nights wrapped up in a blanket. That sounds like an ideal night to me! They are also relatively inexpensive (without the alcohol) and even if they are not big on drinking it still looks really cool!
Mule Science Moscow Mule Copper Mugs – Set of 4 – 100% HANDCRAFTED – Pure Solid Copper Mugs 16 oz Gift Set with BONUS: Highest Quality Cocktail Copper Straws, Coasters and Shot Glass!
Olive Oil Set
What is better than tasting different things? Especially olive oils! We have a store here where I live that has different oils and balsamic vinegars that are awesome to give as gifts and cook with! Grab a gift set for those who love to cook and love to add a little extra flavor!
Mantova Bruschetta/Truffle/Garlic/Basil, Set of 4 bottles, 8.5 oz each
A mandolin is a must have for everyone! I love to slice cucumbers, tomatoes, make some zucchini chips, potato or sweet potato chips with it! It makes the slices super concise, uniform and without using a knife and paying attention to where you slice! It is a perfect gift for a cook!
SLC Adjustable Mandoline Slicer Kitchen Stainless Steel Manual Cutter Shredder Julienne for Slicing Food Fruit Vegetables
Cheese Board Set
Got some wine lovers on your list? Cheese boards are the perfect thing to gift especially when they have cute matching knives! This is great to pair with some wine next to a fire for those who love the stinky cheese!
VonShef Round Slide Out Bamboo Wooden Cheese Board and 4 Piece Knife Set
A multipurpose knife that is so sharp, easy to use and perfect to give to anyone who loves to cook! It is my go to knife to chop chicken, steak, lettuce, veggies the list can go on. It is an awesome knife for anyone!
Mercer Culinary Millennia 7-Inch Santoku Knife, Blue
Cooking Salt Block
A pink salt block is an awesome thing just to have in your home! However, the cooking salt block is a great way to season your food without feeling like you over salted it in anyway. Just simply cook on the salt block and it seasons your foods perfectly! IT even has it own cleaner too!
Charcoal Companion CC6064 Himalayan Salt Plate & Holder Set, 12″ x 8″ x 1.5″
Absolutely Avocado Cookbook
I actually have this book! I got it for my birthday from a dear friend (sister really) and she knows me so well! I have made so many recipes out of this book! When entertaining this is my go to book! It is such an awesome book and the pictures are awesome! Have an avocado lover? pair this with the avocado knife from the stocking stuffers and it is an awesome gift!
Brave Tart Cookbook
This is on my Christmas list for sure! The recipes look divine and the pictures are absolutely beautiful! This is a must have for the baker on your list!
BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
Glass Meal Prep Containers
I love meal prepping. I am always prepping my lunches for the week on one of my days off and having the perfect containers are just the beginning of having a start to being successful at meal prepping. And… you can never have too many of them too!
[5-Pack] Glass Meal Prep Containers – Food Prep Containers with Lids Meal Prep – Food Storage Containers Airtight – Lunch Containers Portion Control Containers – BPA Free Container [29 ounce]
One thing about foodies is that they love little tools too! These stocking stuffers are perfect for the Foodie Gift Guide and they all have an awesome purpose!
Stop scrolling now! This whisk is not just any other whisk. It is a gift from God himself I promise! It is The best whisk to use (for anything really) for thickening sauces, stirring in spices and using it to cook anything that will be absolutely delicious!
Norpro 2351 11-Inch Stainless Steel Saucinator Whisk
How many times do you throw away lemons that are only half squeezed or you get seeds in your foods and you have to dig them out? A citrus squeezer will get more juice out as well as keep those pesky seeds out! A win-win in my books! A awesome little gift!
Top Rated Zulay Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer – Manual Citrus Press Juicer
This avocado slicer is an awesome gift for those avocado lovers! I love how handy they are and it keeps the core together without ruining your avocado. Probably my favorite part!
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, Green
I hate when my hands smell like garlic because I was just crushing it and had to chop it! This little gadget will be perfect for that with little no garlic smell (except in your foods!).
Joseph Joseph 20037 Garlic Rocker Crusher Mincer Press Dishwasher Safe, Stainless Steel
The list could honestly go on and on! I love giving presents especially to those who think like me or who love to cook and love to eat! UGH! This foodie gift guide is seriously everything that I could dream of in my kitchen! Got any ideas for the foodie gift guide? email or message me! I would love to hear it!
Have a blessed and happy Holiday season! I have a lot coming up for this holiday season! Cannot wait to share it with you!
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