Foodie Gifts for Every Budget
It’s GO time! And it’s the 12 Days of Christmas!
As a foodie, there is nothing more wonderful than receiving gifts that relate to the kitchen and my passion for good, wholesome, healthy food. Whether it’s a fun new kitchen gadget, a beautiful cookbook, or a specialty ingredient, I just adore it when I receive (and give) gifts that just re-enforce my love of good food. If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, I hope these ideas will help you choose the perfect gift for the foodie in your life.
If you’re shopping for a co-worker or Secret Santa gift, and don’t want to spend a lot, or if you’re shopping for your spouse and really want to spoil them, here are foodie gift ideas for every budget!
$10 or Less
- Bamboo Wooden Spoons
- 3 1/2″ Paring Knife (a chef’s most inexpensive best friend!)
- Japanese Chop Sticks & Sushi Paddle set
- a quirky beer bottle opener
- bulk specialty spices such as organic ancho chili powder, roasted cacao powder, or pink peppercorns
- fleur de sel
- stainless steel drinking straws
- a gift card or certificate to one of their favorite foodie stores, such as Whole Foods, Vitacost, Amazon, or local shop
$11 to $50
- Le Creuset Stoneware Loaf Pan: you just cannot go wrong with Le Creuset!
- Olivewood Cheese Cutting Board
- Against All Grain’s Meals Made Simple cookbook (on the Amazon bestseller list since its release!)
- Paleo Patisserie — this one’s on my wishlist for sure!
- Traditional Cooking School membership — invaluable for the foodie who’s wanting to learn more traditional cooking methods such as cheese-making, fermentation, sourdough baking, and more!
- Himalayan salt plate
- a DIY e-book to create her own beauty products out of FOOD
- an attachment for a KitchenAid mixer, such as the grinder or slicer/shredder
- a spiralizer (one of my favorite gadgets!)
- unique measuring cups like these or these
$51 to $100
- Monogrammed cutting board
- a Cuisinart immersion blender w/ attachments
- a copper tea kettle
- a copper French press (noticing a trend here??)
- French glass ice bucket
- cute kitchen prints
- some vintage props such as towels, silverware, dishes, or utensils if your foodie is like me and photographs food before eating it 😉
The Sky’s the Limit
- Pre-made meals and snacks from Pete’s Paleo — a wonderful gift for any foodie who may find themselves needing a break ($90 – $270)
- Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor: I’ve been drooling over this for a couple of years…hint, hint, Honey!
- BlendTec Total Blender
- Excalibur Dehydrator
- Le Creuset 5-piece Cast Iron Cookware Set
- this beautiful copper sauce pan
- Wusthof Santoku knife
- a 6-month CSA share or 1/2 a side of grass-fed, local beef for the organic locavore (check LocalHarvest.org for information about local growers, farmers, and ranchers in your area)