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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Holiday Gift Ideas For All The Foodies In Your Life

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Foodie Gifts for the Master Chef

Foodie Gifts for the Baker

Foodie Gifts for the Host & Hostess

Unique and Fun Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

Foodie Gifts for the Frequent Traveler

Foodie Gifts for Gamers

Gifts for the Caffeine-Addicted Foodie

Gifts for Your Favorite Bartender

Foodie Gifts for the Chocoholic

Gifts for the Active Foodie

Time-Saving Gifts for the Health Nut

Homemade or Personalized Gifts for Your Special Foodie

Foodie Gifts for the Master Chef

Cast Iron Skillets – I use mine all the time! These pan handle covers come in handy also.  I alternate between my mid-sized skillet and a flat cast iron griddle for pizza and cookies. Cast iron easily goes from stove top to oven to table, and last a lifetime! It only takes a little elbow grease and a good-quality vegetable oil to keep your cookware in shape. A little secret is to use   flaxseed oil or try   coconut oil in a pinch.


Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven – Easier to clean than traditional cast iron, but cooks the same way. There are fancier name brands out there, but they all do the same thing!

OXO 5-inch Utility Knife – This is such a simple (and inexpensive!) knife, but it's my favorite! I've given these to many people and they end up donating all the other knives in their kitchens!

Granite Mortar and Pestle – The rich flavors, oils and aromas of freshly ground spices and herbs make a big difference in the taste of your food!


Spiceologist Block – A starter set with 22 different spices in glass test tube storage!

Artesian Salt Sampler – Almost every year I hunt down a new flavor of sea salt for my Mom. This set is one of my favorites! Also, this set of 6 is a beautiful collection from around the world. 

Magnetic Spice Tins – For organizing all your spices, jewelry or craft items!

Avocado Slicer – All-in-one tool splits, pits and slices avocados.

Instant Pot DUO Plus 60 – 6 Quart – 9-In-One Cooker – The kitchen trend that's taken over the world! I just bought one and can't wait to try out new recipes.

Aero Garden – I would love to have one of these indoor gardens! Grow your own herbs, vegetables or flowers on your counter with this hydroponic set.

Vegetarian Flavor Bible – I use this frequently when I'm practicing creativity in the kitchen!


Foodie Gifts for the Baker

A stand mixer is essential for every serious baker and Kitchen Aid has stood the test of time. It appears to be on everyone's wish list and will last a lifetime.

  Cuisinart sells a brushed chrome stand model.

 Hamilton Beach makes a good affordable mixer as well (currently under $30). 

foodstirs box junk-free bakingOrganic baking mixes from Foodstirs make great gifts and family memories! Try their polar bear cupcake kit!

Silicone Baking Mat – This serves as a replacement to reusable parchment paper. It helps with cleanup and lasts a long time!

Bread Proofing Basket – Also known as a Banneton or Brotform, this proofing basket guarantees consistent results and a hearty, good-sized loaf of homemade bread.


Baking Yeast – Serious bakers use a lot of yeast. Buying yeast in bulk saves so much money!

We also like this organic version. It performs differently and has a learning curve, but the results are well worth it! 

Foodie Gifts for the Host & Hostess

Fondue Pot – Fondue is one of my favorite things for a dinner party! You just can't go wrong with cheese or chocolate (or both!).

 Did someone say pasta?! Another favorite dinner party idea of mine is make-your-own pasta (<-recipe post) A stand-alone hand-crank pasta maker or Kitchen Aid attachment will help you make the freshest pasta you've ever tasted! It's easier to make than you might think it is!


Salad Spinner

The gift you never knew you needed! So helpful for drying greens or berries in a pinch. OXO even makes one in stainless steel!


Metallic Glass Erasable Pens – These work on any glass surface, for storage containers, wine glasses and plates!

Olive Oil Gift Set

“Foodie” Dish Towels


Unique and Fun Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

 Keyboard Waffle Maker – Make homemade keyboard-shaped waffles on your stovetop! Here's my unique waffle recipe where I used lentils as a main ingredient! They were so good!


Foodie Gifts for the Frequent Traveler

Glass Tupperware – For meal prep or packing meals on-the-go.

Atlin Tumblr Travel Mug

 For the people who need to cook in hotel rooms, a hot plate comes in handy.

 A carry-on cocktail kit – Choose from 5 cocktail options. (Alcohol not included! 🙁 )

 A portable phone charger shaped like a pineapple. What a cute gift!

 Save a turtle! Use metal straws.



Foodie Gifts for Gamers

Menu Mash-up is kind of like Cards Against Humanity, for food.

Foodie Fight Trivia Game – Test your foodie knowledge!

 The wine version of the foodie trivia game.

 I just love this idea for Foodie Dice when you're struggling to come up with what to cook. Not a game per-say, but it kind of feels like it.


Gifts for the Caffeine-Addicted Foodie

 A Coffee Bean Scented Candle – for those that just love the smell.

 But First, Coffee Coffee Mug

“You Can Do It – Coffee” spoon

French Press Coffee Maker

 Death Wish Coffee, a.k.a. “The World's Strongest Coffee: Organic and Fair-Trade Coffee Explorer Kit


Gifts for Your Favorite Bartender 

Professional Cocktail Shaker Set

 I just love glass wine bottle toppers!

Wine Saver Vacuum

Stainless Steal Chilling Cubes for whiskey, wine, et cetera.

Over-sized Wine Glass

Copper Pineapple Mug

Why not a pineapple bottle opener to match?

Mixology Dice


Foodie Gifts for the Chocoholic

Chocolate Fountain – One year, I received two of these as gifts. It was the best Christmas ever.

Ferrero Rocher 48-count

Godiva Chocolate Gift Set


Gifts for the Active Foodie

 All that eating means you gotta move! I still have an old-school generation of a FitBit, but I love it.

Gym Bag

Workout tees

Custom Yoga Mat – I'm not sure what my thing is for pineapples, but this is cute.


Time-Saving Gifts for the Health Nut

 Omega Nutrition Center Juicer (Metallic)

Our new juicer gets a daily workout! The Omega brand has long been known as the powerhouse machine for those who take juicing seriously. This model easily handles celery, carrots, apples and even cranberries! It's also versatile enough to extrude homemade pasta, make baby food, grind coffee and make nut milks and butters!


Homemade or Personalized Gifts for Your Special Foodie

Homemade Vanilla Extract is a fun gift to make for the holidays. It tastes so much better than store bought versions. Here is a great and affordable source for fresh vanilla beans!

Nana's Potica – This Slovenian nut bread recipe is a family favorite and has been passed down for many generations.

Personalized cutting boards with recipe's engraved on them or other personalizations (like the ones I have!)

foodstirs polar bear cupcake kit contents
Foodstirs Baking Mixes Review
Sakara Life delivery box
Sakara Life

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Thursday 11th of April 2019

Hi..... I so enjoyed reading your 2 blogs... I got to this one from your other posting about your Nana’s nut bread n her passing. I’m very sorry for your loss. I was very close to my Hungarian grandfather who taught me a lot about cooking n passed down some wonderful recipes to me. I think of him often when I cook. Anyway, I loved your posting of a “ gift line” but it would have been helpful if u told where to get the item n approximate price. Just a sweet suggestion. Keep blogging but keep making recipes different from the norm. They r often the most fun to try. Don’t forget to encourage the real cookers out there to share recipes that may have come from their Nana. ❤️


Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

All of the items are linked if you click on the text or picture! Thanks Marsha!


Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Thanks for the updated gift guide list. The keyboard-shaped stovetop waffle maker is super unique and a cool gift for techies!

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