Gourmand-Approved: 9 Brilliant Gifts for Foodies
Not everyone is easy to shop for. Friends and family can be picky, or their tastes are simply hard to figure out. This can be especially true of foodies.
Picking out gifts for foodies can seem like a challenge, yet it’s actually not the impossible task you might imagine it to be. There are a wide range of great gifts ideas available if you know what to look for.
Let’s take a look at a few things you should put at the top of your shopping list for the foodie in your life!
Gourmand-Approved: 9 Brilliant Gifts for Foodies
Some people find it intimidating to give gifts to a foodie. If you have a foodie friend or relative and you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, don’t worry. Here are 9 brilliant gifts for foodies they’ll surely love.
Everyone has at least one coffee snob in their life. If this includes you, they are likely very picky about their beans and their brewing hardware and will accept nothing but the best burr grinder and coffee maker. This is why we suggest a little gadget called the Aeropress.
This nearly unbreakable coffee press is easy to use and makes great coffee. It’s functional and durable, making it suitable for use at home, the office, or even to take on road trips or when hiking in the backcountry.
You’ll need a little patience because it only makes one cup of coffee at a time, but we believe that the perfect cup of joe is always worth the wait!
2. Fourth & Heart Ghee
Have you experienced ghee butter yet? Well, your foodie friends likely have and will be delighted to receive a jar of this dairy and lactose-free treat. Ghee doesn’t burn at higher temperatures, making it more versatile than regular butter.
It’s great for intensifying the flavor of meats or veggies, or for simply spreading on toast for a tasty snack. It’s available in a variety of flavors, including White Truffle, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, California Garlic, Himalayan Pink Salt, as well as Original.
3. Small Victories, by Julia Turshen
This cookbook by famed recipe developer and food writer Julia Turshen is the perfect gift for the foodie who is impossible to shop for.
Available at Chroniclebooks.com, this tome is chock-full of amazing recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts. Some of our favorites include the peach and bourbon milkshakes, and the sour cream pancakes with roasted blueberries.
The photography is stunning, and the expert instructions will guide you effortlessly through the carefully laid-out steps of each recipe, sure to make this a prized addition to the library in any kitchen.
4. Porlex Mini Coffee Grinder
One of the challenges of being a proper coffee snob is finding a perfect cup of coffee each morning while traveling the world. Thankful, the Porlex Mini Coffee Grinder has come to the rescue!
No longer is there any need to tolerate the stale prepackaged coffee at your hotel. Instead, this little gadget makes it possible to take along your favorite beans and to grind them at your convenience.
Every coffee snob loves freshly-roasted, freshly-ground beans, and this tiny, easily packable burr grinder will keep your dearest foodie from enduring terrible coffee ever again. In fact, we suggest you’ll want to buy two: One for them, and one for you.
5. Chef’s Choice WafflePro Five-of-Hearts Express Waffle Maker
Waffles are the breakfast of champions, right? Regardless, you can’t go wrong by upgrading your waffle maker to this little jewel. Foodie or not, this might be the perfect gift idea for that special someone in your life.
This kitchen appliance is nonstick, with advanced settings like “crisp exterior/moist interior” and “deep-bake” mode to ensure flawless breakfast treats each and every time.
6. Raw Spice Bar’s Quarterly Spice Gift
This is the gift for food lovers that keeps giving, month after glorious month. The Raw Spice Bar delivers six freshly-ground and unique spices to your doorstep for less than $30 a quarter.
This Spice Box is especially great if you’ve been searching for creative ways to add flavour and depth to your favourite recipes. These spices will transform your meals into a global culinary experience that will wow you dish after dish.
7. Butter & Scotch Hot Toddy Caramel Popcorn
This makes a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who loves salty snacks. Produced by a Brooklyn-based bar and bakery, this booze-flavoured popcorn offers the perfect balance of cinnamon, lemon zest and salt, along with the delectable flavour of a hot toddy.
8. Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Is there anything the frequent traveller dreads more than the ubiquitous bag of airline peanuts? Perhaps a close runner-up would have to be the watery airline cocktails. Here is a solution: a mixology kit you can fit into your carryon.
The Carry-On Cocktail Kit contains everything you’ll need for the flight. Including a mini-bottle of booze and a canned mixer. Your choices include an Old Fashioned, with miniature bitters and caned sugar, or a Bloody Mary, with tomato mix, rim salt and pickles. Each also contains a mixing spoon and a linen coaster for your tray table.
Mix one of these dandy little cocktails and we guarantee that you’ll be the envy of business class.
9. Zenroast Roasting Tool
All roads lead back to coffee. And this lovely ceramic coffee bean roaster should be the gift of choice for one your gift-buying list this holiday season.
Believe or not, coffee only stays fresh for three days after roasting. This means that in order to enjoy the best cup each morning, coffee obsessives should be roasting their own beans at home at least once a week.
These little beauties are made in Japan and can also be used to roast sesame seeds and tea leaves, and work on both electric and gas stovetops.
Something For Everyone
As you can see from this list, there is no shortage of gifts for foodies. From food to drink to cool and creative gadgets, there’s something out there for everyone. Unique foodie gifts come in all sizes and shapes, and at a wide range of prices to fit most any size budget.
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