Christmas Ideas for the foodie in your life that already has everything. Gift ideas from the inexpensive to splurge worthy.
When I am asked what I want for Christmas, it tends to be almost all food related. Cookbooks are always top on my list. This year I really want cookbooks that can teach me how to cook food from other countries, like Turkey and Korea. I always love gadgets, if they actually work and are worth the space they take up in my kitchen. So here are some ideas to give the foodies in your life. By the way, none of these are affiliate links and I get no money for any of these. They are simply products I love.
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This first one might surprise you, but a couple of years ago we started giving cheese as gifts to a few foodie friends. The feedback was amazing. They loved it! Our preference is Cambozola Black Label. It is really hard to find; we can only get it at the Kroger right by our house. This blue cheese has the texture of brie but the flavor of blue cheese. I also found it on Murray’s Cheese.
I was in desperate need of a new microplane when Deiss sent me one. This sucker is sharp. I love that the handle is sturdy and comfortable. It shaves garlic, ginger and cheese like a dream. I also love the protective cover it comes with. You can find it on Amazon for $9.98.
I am hoping to find some of King Arthur’s Pizza Seasoning in my stocking this year. I ran out last year and have not liked any other brand I have tried (and I’ve tried a lot) I love this mix of spices, plus you can buy a cute little bottle to put it in. Wrap a little boy around it for a hostess gift. The spices and container are each $6.95.
Olive oil stores are popping up all over the place.
My absolute favorite and the work horse of my kitchen, restaurant quality sheet pans. Find a restaurant supply store near you and buy your sheet pans there. They are cheaper and basically indestructible. They clean like a dream. You do not need non-stick. These will clean easily.
Here is a serious splurge item, Delonghi Espresso Maker. I have had one for 10 years and they one I bought was refurbished. Search for a refurbished one and you will get $100’s off. I am a loyal Delonghi customer because my espresso machine has lasted so long, great quality. In the end it is still cheaper to make them at home.
A microwave rice cooker has saved dinner more than one night. I always forget to start the rice in my rice cooker. Luckily with my microwave rice cooker, it can be ready in about 12 minutes. I got mine years ago from the Pampered Chef, but lots of companies make them now.
I still love my Peppermate Pepper Mill. It made my list in 2012 and I still have the same one! $34.95 on amazon.
How about a gift basket of foods from different countries. Here are a couple of my favs:
Knorr Tomato Bouillon Aji Amarillo Garam Masala Tarragon Mustard
The grand prize gift, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. The best part of this gift is that you can buy them accessories for years. We use the meat grinder, the pasta maker and so much more. You will use this for more than just baking.
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