Know some people who the way to their heart is definitely through their stomach? Give them something that celebrates their love of food.
Know some people who the way to their heart is definitely through their stomach? Then, the best thing you can give them for the holidays is something that celebrates their love of food. From items that’ll make their cooking adventures easier or more exciting to delicious delicacies they can dig into immediately, these are some ideas for what to give those hungry foodies in your life. No one will judge you if you want to snag some for yourself too…
The Caker Cake Kits aren’t like those boxed cake kits you’re used to seeing in the grocery aisle. A more high-end option, these still offer convenience with their minimal ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions but add a helping of luxury with their decadent flavor options—like Espresso Dark Chocolate and Coconut Raspberry Lime Leaf—and pretty decorative finishes included in the box. The finished results taste great too, even more so considering how low-effort they are to whip up. The icing on the cake? The brand’s packaging is gorgeous, making the boxes perfect for gifting.
Available at www.thecaker.co.nz and Amazon.
Not all honey is considered equal, and in the wide world of the sweet, sticky substance, Manuka honey is seen as the gold standard due to its suggested antibacterial, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. If you know someone who will recognize and appreciate the good stuff, consider getting them some Manuka honey from Comvita, a New Zealand brand that has been around for nearly 50 years. They sell Manuka honey that’s UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) certified, which means that it has been independently assured of its origin, quality, and potency.
Available at www.comvita.com and Amazon.
A set of sharp, comfortable-to-handle knives is essential for any cook, regardless of whether they’re still getting their feel around the kitchen or they’re a pro with years of experience under their belt. Kilne’s The Knife Set comes with a chef’s knife, santoku knife, bread knife, paring knife, kitchen shears and sharpening steel—all together in a storage block made from acacia wood. The sharp, balanced knives are made with high-grade German steel, and there are four different color options to choose from for the ergonomic handles so you can find what’ll match your recipient’s decor.
You may know of KitchenAid for their highly coveted stand mixer, but the well-respected home appliance brand offers plenty of other giftable items at a lower price point. In particular, their Vitrified Stoneware Collection is a line of versatile, highly durable dishes, including a loaf pan, ramekins, and a rectangular baker, that are great for anyone you know who’s always whipping up baked goods to share with their friends and family. The stoneware comes in two eye-pleasing colors: blue velvet and pistachio.
Available at Amazon.
Does the foodie you’re showering with gifts have a gourmet palate? Then, the MANNI White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sure to get them excited. Not only is the product pure opulence having been made with top-quality olive oil from Tuscany and rare white truffles, but the packaging is a beauty too with the all-black bottle coming wrapped in a big bow-tie and set in a box with a glass tube dispenser that can be used to add those finishing drops to a dish. A little goes a long way with this one.
Available at mannioil.com.
Non-stick, cast iron, stainless steel… There are lots of different material options when it comes to cookware, but many have turned to carbon steel for its heat conductivity and naturally non-stick surface (when seasoned correctly!). Made by de Buyer, a premium French cookware manufacturer dating back to 1830, the MINERAL B carbon steel fry pan may just become your recipient’s new go-to pan. Well-made and weighty, it comes in six different sizes, from eight inches all the way to 14 inches wide, and is the kind of thing that could become an heirloom one day.
Available at debuyer-usa.com and Amazon.
If you’re shopping for someone who has a passion for bread making, or who’s been wanting to finally give it a try, then The Bread Book will prove to be a useful teacher and handy reference that they can come back to time and time again. Available in hardcover, this attractive new release is written by Éric Kayser, the French baker behind the worldwide chain Maison Kayser. Along with a wealth of information on baking fundamentals, the book includes 60 recipes ranging from classic breads to international breads to stuffed loaves.
Available at www.phaidon.com and Amazon.
With VAHDAM tea, you can truly taste the difference. VAHDAM’s tea is handpicked in India (specifically the regions of Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim) and packaged fresh at the source so you can enjoy an exceptional, flavorful cup of tea at home. The company also runs a social initiative where 1% of their revenue goes towards educating the children of the tea growers they work with. Choose whatever tea you know your recipient likes best from VAHDAM’s wide assortment, or go for one of their festive gift bundles or advent calendars.
Available at www.vahdam.global and Amazon.
Wolf Gourmet’s countertop appliances are the items to splurge on if you really want to spoil that special someone. From the high-powered blenders to the multi-functional griddle to the four-slice toaster, each of their quality products offers the performance, precision, and signature red knobs that the brand is known for. They are the most expensive items in this gift guide, but the kitchen upgrade they’ll give your recipient is something they won’t soon forget. And isn’t part of the fun of presents treating someone to something they might not ever buy themselves?
Available at wolfgourmet.com and Amazon.
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