I don’t know about you, but I have several ‘foodies’ on my holiday list. You know the ones. They love to cook, eat out and discuss cuisine. They cook with truffle oil and prosciutto. Being friends with those people, I now know what those two ingredients are, but I never use them because I have a feeling they are not microwave friendly.
Thus, when it comes to giving them a gift, I am usually lost. What if they already have that cookbook? Do they need another one? How do I even spell mascarpone?
So if you have similar friends, and are in a similar culinary conundrum, here are a couple of ideas from a foodie friend.
Gift Ideas for Foodies
- Cookbooks are great. Don’t worry about whether they already have it. Just include a gift receipt and you are good to go. Apparently in the foodie world, you can never have too many cookbooks.
- If books aren’t your thing, a culinary magazine subscription is also fabulous, especially for high end ones like Cooks Illustrated. Depending on your budget, you can just get them one magazine, a special edition for the holidays, or a subscription for three months, six months or a year.
- Gift certificates to places like Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, or Crate and Barrel are coveted. They can then get that new kitchen tool or appliances they want to try out.
- Another idea for a gift certificate is to Restaurant.com. You want to stay away from a particular restaurant in case they have already tried it (and maybe didn’t find the food up to par). A Restaurant.com certificate gives the recipient a variety of options to use it where ever they want.
- A basket filled with foodie goodies is always fun. Whether you go with a theme like baking and include flour, sugar, chocolate, etc, or a cheese theme with crackers, cheeses and jams, anything goes. And don’t worry about including anything unusual. On one hand, they may not think it unusual. On the other hand, it can be a challenge to figure out how to use it.
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