Here’s a gift guide for foodies that will delight your family, friends and maybe even yourself
Gift giving can be so stressful. Finding the right gift brings about joy for the receiver as well as the giver, but finding that perfect present doesn’t always come easily. Gift guides are all over the place, and most give some great tips, but what makes this list special is that this gift guide for foodies has something for every food fan (and most people are) in your life. Each of these items is under $100.
When you have a foodie in your life there are so many options. There are gadgets, cleaning supplies (yes, some people love getting items that will organize and tidy up their lives), boozy options (yes, please!) and all sorts of food products including sweet, savory and spicy options, but sometimes you want someone to help you find that perfect gift.
NOTE: None of these items are made up of sponsored content. They are here because I think they are awesome and hope they provide many smiles during the holidays and beyond.
Please check out these different and wonderful Christmas gift options for the foodie in your life.
Cool Gadgets and Kitchen Equipment
Beer drinkers will be delighted by receiving the portable beer tap called the Fizzics Waytap. This easy-to-use, battery operated and portable device is sure to be a conversation piece at your next party. It works with bottled and canned beer and improves the flavor, taste and mouth-feel of any carbonated beer. It is also super fun to play with. It comes in many color options including copper, slate grey, black and white and aluminum and it sells for $99.99. Fizzics can be found at Amazon, Target, Best Buy and more. Find your Fizzics here.
Blender Bottle is one of my favorite lines of products. Period. These useful and stylish bottles come in many designs and construction varieties such as glass, insulated stainless steel and plastic. The product lines are Classic, Radian, ProSeries, SportMixer and Mantra. Each comes with the signature Blender Ball wire whisk that blends your drink or batter to smooth perfection. The stainless steel bottles are amazing. Not only do they look awesome with their etched designs (some are even branded with Harry Potter, DC Comics and other popular logos), but they never leak and the insulated bottles keep a cold drink colder longer than any other product I have tried. We’re talking there is still ice in it after 24 hours. And the Prostak has special compartments where people can hold pills, snacks, supplements and liquid all in one beautiful and durable bottle. The prices range from $8.99 to $34.99.
Buy one or more Blender Bottles here. These will keep your loved ones happily hydrated in style for years to come.
Bakers and home chefs can’t get enough of the product line from CucinaPro. These fun and easy-to-use and clean gadgets have something for everyone. A few special things to note for this holiday season include the Snowflake Waffler, Empanada and Churro Maker and my personal favorite the Cordless Crepe Maker. These products are fairly priced and are well-made. Make your favorite home chef happy by getting them something awesome from CucinaPro. Find your items at Amazon or here.
The Zoku product line is just cool. I like everything they have and I have tried them all. They have the best Slush and Shake Maker on the market. Their ice cream makers are easy-to-use and the Triple Quick Pop Maker delights and impresses anyone who likes frozen treats. All of their items make good gifts. Something that they have that really brings about a smile is the fun barware items. Their Cheers and Naughty and Nice silicone ice trays are well-made, affordable and bring about smiles. Get your fabulous Zoku items here.
Best Gift Box for Foodies
Pre Beef Box
For a carnivore, there isn’t a better way to show your love than by getting some delicious beef in an icy gift box from Pre. Pre beef includes gorgeous steaks and high-quality ground beef that comes from cows that are grass-fed and free from added antibiotics and hormones. The boxes are beautifully packaged and ship quickly. And the meat is just so good! They even come with cooking tips for those who want a little extra guidance from Chef Sarah Russo. There are four curated boxes including the Chef’s Selection Box, Steak Lover’s Box, Grill Master’s Box and Meal Prep Box. Give your steak-lover a treat by getting one of these boxes or perhaps you may even want to splurge for a subscription. Get your Pre box here.
Give the gift of some of the best artisanal candies around. McCrea Candies, specifically their amazing caramels will bring about happiness and joy to enough special enough to receive them. Unfortunately, these are so good that you may be tempted to eat them all before you give them away, so you might want to get two packages. One to share and the other for yourself. Get your McCrea’s Candies here.
Herrell’s Hot Fudge Sauces
Hot Fudge is just one of the things that make life worth living. The team at Harrell’s Ice Cream from Northampton, MA does it right. They make their small-batch artisanal hot fudge in three varieties, Original, Peppermint and Coconut. These sauces are made using sustainable cocoa and local rGBH hormone-free dairy. You’ve gotta try these. Your sweet tooth will never be the same again. Get your Herrell’s Hot Fudge here.
Welch’s Fruit Snacks
If you are candied-out, then consider picking up some festive Welch’s Fruit Snacks Christmas-themed box. These are good stocking stuffers that come in fun holiday shapes and are easy to find. They are made of real fruit, are Gluten-free, no preservatives and fat-free. They are available at Walmart, Target and other popular retailers, but you can find where to get them here.
Skinny Dipped Almonds
Chocolate-dipped almonds are a culinary masterpiece. Skinny Dipped Almonds was born from a quartet of women from Seattle who wanted to create a healthier alternative to this traditional snack. They developed new recipes that are sure to please. The Dark Chocolate Peppermint may be the most festive for this time of year, but they come in a variety of flavors that are all yummy in their own right. Find where to get your Skinny Dipped Almonds here.
What can be better than merging ice cream with your favorite cocktail?!! Well, the team at Tipsy Scoop really does this right. These boozy hand-crafted, small batch ice creams contain up to 5 percent alcohol. The Eat and Be Merry Pack includes six liquor-infused ice creams and sorbets: Candy Cane Vodka Martini, Santa’s Cookies & Whiskey, Boozy Bananas Foster (This is my favorite!), Drunken Gingerbread Man, Holiday Spiced Eggnog and Blood Orange Champagne Sparkler. This set runs $72 and can be purchased here.
Hi-Chew this fan favorite candy from Japan is a must have for anyone with a sweet tooth. These chewy candies come in bags or sticks in a variety of flavors including Strawberry, Green Apple, Mango, Grape, Banana, Kiwi, Açaí, and limited edition Caramel Apple. Hi-Chew is gluten-free, nut-free and made with real fruit juices and purees, making each flavor true-to-taste and suitable for any diet. Learn where to get you Hi-Chew here.
Boozy and other Beverage Delights
Guild Series Gin
Any home bar needs a good gin to be complete. Guild Series Gin is the product of the unique partnership between Columbus-based Watershed Distillery and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. This gin tastes fantastic. It has some nice floral notes and it was recently awarded the Double Gold designation and winner of “Best Flavored Gin” category. A beautiful bottle costs $28 and can be purchased here.
Wendigo Tea Co.
Tea has the potential to surprise people. There really is something for everyone in this vast beverage realm, but not all tea is created equally. Wendigo Tea Co., is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company that sources great treas from all over the world. While everyone has their favorite blend, their Siren is really special. It is a ginger tea that is good both hot and cold and soothes the throat so singers, speakers or busy moms can speak, sing or yell with confidence. Find the perfect tea from Wendigo Tea Co. for your loved ones here.
Having a bottle of Stoli on hand just makes you feel hospitable. Stoli is the perfect bottle for sharing. The beautifully packaged Stoli Vodka Holiday Gift Set includes a bottle of Stoli Premium Vodka and two rock glasses displayed in red and gold festive packaging. It retails for under $20 and can be found at most liquor stores. Learn more here.
We need some bubbly to make the season a bit more festive. Minetto has two items that are sure to bring about some smiles. The classic Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut has some nice honey and floral notes and their tasty Prestige Rosé goes well with a Christmas turkey. They also come in tiny bottles that are perfect for stocking stuffers. Find your Mionetto here.
Mom Life Must Haves Cozys
Having a funny coolie to keep your drink a little colder and grant you a little smile is a fun and thoughtful gift. The team at Mom Life Must Haves have created a bunch of great products that read what you are thinking like “Dad Fuel” or “Surviving Motherhood One Sip at a Time” run for $5.99 and can be purchased here.
Toast Made Leather-wrapped Pint Glasses
A cool, well-made glass just makes the whole drinking experience better. Toast Made Leather-wrapped Pint Glasses retail for $24 and look and feel good in the hand. They also help keepyour drink stay cold longer. They come in 10 colors and you can either chose one of their ready-made designs or come up with your own logo. Toast Made products may be purchased here.
Bentology Bento Box
Bringing your own lunch has never been more convenient that it is now that we have access to Bentology’s Bento Box sets. These sets have one big outer box with five mix and match leak-proof containers. These are easy to use and clean and are just so cute. It is a great gift for anyone who brings their own lunch to work or school. You may also want to pick up fun Emoji Sandwich Cutters and a Bento Cool Pack that will keep your food cool for hours. Get your Bentology gifts for Christmas here.
Farmer’s Market Tote from GreatUsefulStuff.com
Bringing your own bag to the store is commonplace for many of us these days, however, the Farmer’s Market Tote from GreatUsefulStuff.com is a cut above the rest. It is beautiful, roomy, durable, made from lightweight polyester felt and features a removable interior bamboo cutting board base that stops spills from heavier items or creates stability for delicate items like cakes or pies (It can also be used as a stable base for picnics!). Get your Farmer’s Market Tote here.
When people crave a snack, they rarely want just one. Variety is key. The GoStak system has four interchangeable compartments in many colors that make snacking easier and even a bit more portable. They are great for athletes who want to transport vitamins and powders conveniently without risk of spillage, however, they are just so easy to bring with you anywhere. They are also easy to clean and are odor-free. Parents will love these items. Get you GoStak here.
Any home cook can get why Mrs. Maisel is so in love with her Pyrex, This original from the oven to the freezer design is a classic. Pyrex comes in many durable styles, sizes and colors. They offer some great new lines of these iconic items including festive Holiday, Eat Your Words–that have funny sayings on them and Best Friends for the animal lovers make great hostess gifts. Get your Pyrex here.
Sauces and Spices
High River Sauces
Lovers of spicy food take great joy in receiving hot sauce for Christmas. High River Sauces has a fantastic gift box containing six of their original and delightfully different sauces. The flavors go from mildly spicy to burn your face off, but the flavor profiles are unusual. There are the tropical fruit blend Tears of the Sun and the really hot, mustard-based Cheeba Gold. They also have a separate Rattler BBQ Sauce that was created with the collaboration of celebrity Chef Chris Santos. Get these for the spice lover in your life here.
The world would be so bland without adding some delicious spices. The team at Spice Islands have been doing it right since 1941. They have spices and herbs, Organics Gourmet Seasonings, extracts, grinders, panko and convenient holiday kits that have stood the test of time and are known for being fresh and reasonably priced. You can find your Spice Island products at most supermarkets, but learn more about them and find some delicious recipes here.
Any home cook needs to have some fantastic salt and pepper items. And no, not all salt is created equal. Peugeot Saveurs is not only a classy brand, but it is a good one. All of their items are beautifully constructed, but they also make your time in the kitchen easier. This brand is actually known for their quality salt and pepper mills, but this company has so much going for them that it is really difficult to choose only one item. I love their spices, wine equipment and cutlery with equal vigor. I found myself getting my sister one item for Christmas and another for her birthday. It was difficult for me to not take back the Peugeot Saveurs Melchior corkscrew when I couldn’t find mine last year. Get your Peugeot Saveurs items here.
La San Marzano Sauces
Who doesn’t love a good pasta sauce? La San Marzano uses tomatoes that are actually from Italy in their signature sauces. The packaging from this family-owned business is lovely, but the flavor of these sauces is so fresh and bright that by taking a bite you will be transported to a great sidewalk cafe in Rome. It comes in many delicious flavors including the perfectly spiced Arrabbiata Sauce. They can be found on Amazon or here.
Keeping things clean and organized
Scrubby’s Silicone Scrubber
I love these. They are not only so cute, but they can be used for anything, including my prized cast iron pans without scratching them. They come in many designs and bright colors. What I love about them is that they never smell bad. Learn more about the so cute and durable Scrubby’s here.
Nobody likes to open a fridge and be overwhelmed by foul odors. Smelly Proof bags are reusable, sturdy ziptop bags that have an extra protective layer to keep odors in. They work very well and are reasonably priced. These items come in many convenient sizes and three colors. Buy your Smelly Proof bags here.
Good Cooking Deluxe Chocolate Fondue Maker
Cheese and chocolate lovers will rejoice when they open the Good Cooking Deluxe Chocolate Fondue Maker (I use it for cheese too). It is convenient and easier to work with than most traditional fondue sets. Get yours on Amazon here.
Murray’s Cheese Shop
As a 70 percent of the time New Yorker, I am able to just head downtown and go into a fabulous Murray’s Cheese Shop in-person, but they have so many options that you can order online that will make it before kitchen that you have to put Murray’s on your short list. They have cheeses, cheese of the month club memberships, awesome accouterments, online classes and more. Some great gift ideas include: Cheese Lovers Tote, Got the Blues Hat, W&P Picnic Knife, Copper Cheese Knife (my favorite because it is so pretty and it feels really good in your hand), Murray’s Fruit Preserves Mini Sampler 4 Pack, the build your own crate options and don’t forget about the Christmas at Murray’s option. Get your items from Murray’s Cheese here.
Hope you enjoyed this Gift Guide for Foodies. Happy Holidays to you and yours from the team at The Hollywood Digest.