Gift Guide for the Foodie

Gift Guide for the Foodie

Sooooo, writing these gift guides has been incredibly bad for my bank balance… And I can’t seem to stop treating myself to all these little gifts… But, in the interests of research, I am selflessly continuing my quest! We still have 36 days before Christmas, so plenty of time to pick up some more little treats for the ones that you love.

Up now is my Gift Guide for the Foodie. You can catch my Travelling Girl and Beauty Addict Gift Guides here and here, if you missed them.

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FOODIE

 

Gift Guide for the Foodie - Beautiful Christmas gift ideas for the foodie in your life!

HIBISCUS FLOWERS IN SYRUP | BURLEIGH PINK GIN | MANDOLIN | PESTLE AND MORTAR | COPPER MEASURING CUPS | AQUAPHORIC HERB PLANTER | WINE ADVENT CALENDAR | KNIFE SET WITH SELF-SHARPENING KNIFE BLOCK | PAELLA KIT | JAMAICAN BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE | RESTAURANT LOG BOOK | KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL | SEASONING SALTS | BODUM CAFETIERE | BODUM CANNISTER | TRY THE WORLD SUBSCRIPTION BOX

 

Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup –

I’ve featured these before in previous cocktail posts because I really love how much these little beauties can elevate a simple gin and tonic or glass of prosecco. They make a fantastic stocking stuffer (my mum first introduced them to me at Christmas last year) and deserve a spot on everyone’s bar cart!

Burleigh Pink Gin –

A limited edition bottling of Burleigh’s London Dry Gin, this beautiful pink bottle contains their classic recipe with the addition of hibiscus (perfectly pairs with those hibiscus flowers we were just talking about), Japanese cherry blossom, pink grapefruit and rose flowers. Snap up a bottle before they go – only 600 bottles were produced. (BVI Friends: Save yourself the shipping costs and pick up a bottle of BVI Gin! Sadly not yet available for international shipping)

Mandolin –

I have wanted a decent mandolin for the longest time. Make all those slicing and dicing chores effortless with this one from Oxo. But, for the love of your fingers, please don’t forget to invest in a protective glove.

Pestle and Mortar –

Can you even call yourself a ‘real’ foodie if you don’t own a pestle and mortar? Our wooden one gets a fair amount of use, but I would love a hefty stone number like this one from Chef Sofi. Great for grinding your own seasonings, classic curry pastes (Red Thai curry is a personal favourite) or whipping up creative marinades with garlic and fresh herbs.

Copper Measuring Cups –

If you know me then you’ll know that these feature on her because they are copper-coloured. But I refuse to apologize for it. Why can’t kitchen implements be pretty? This is a useful little stocking stuffer, as pretty as it is practical.

Herb Planter –

Despite the fact that I seem to have whatever the opposite of a ‘green thumb’ is (a ‘black thumb’ maybe? What a horrible thought…) I still love the idea of growing my own herbs to cook with. The ones that I use most frequently anyway – coriander (cilantro for my lovely American readers), mint, basil etc.

Could this aquaphoric hydroponic herb planter be the answer to my problems? It automatically waters my thirsty herbs and then lets me know when it is time to top up!

Wine Advent Calendar –

Like the beauty ones I suggested in my previous gift guide – you can treat your little foodie (or in this case your oenophile) to a present that keeps giving all the way through December. This Wine Advent Calendar features 24 wines, with a great variety of whites, reds, sparkling and rose options, and even a port. Just try not to drink them all at once! I also found this one (for my UK readers) if you fancied some cheese to go with your wine…

Set of knives with Sharpening Knife block –

Every gift guide features one splurge item and this is it for the foodie. Relatively inexpensive as kitchen knives go – this 15-piece set of knives is a key addition to any home chef’s collection. Enhanced by the self-sharpening knife block, your passionate chef will never struggle with dull blades again.

Paella Kit –

Featuring only products made in Spain, this Paella kit which includes both the pan and a paella cookbook is a sweet gift for anyone keen on the Spanish classic. Beautifully packaged in a custom gift box it is sure to be appreciated by your lucky foodie recipient.

Blue Mountain Coffee –

Arguably some of the best coffee in the world. Renowned for being smooth and full-bodied while remarkably free of bitterness. The Foodie in your life will thank you for these beans when it comes time to caffeinate in the morning! Why not further enhance this present with this gorgeous copper cafetière from Bodum and the matching storage canister to keep these premium beans from going stale.

Restaurant Log Book –

Like many foodies, one of my favourite past times is eating out. I love trying new restaurants, food trucks, pop-ups, food events etc. Finally someone has created the perfect journal for recording all these culinary adventures. A place to make notes, keep business cards, rate your experience, favourite dishes etc.

Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain –

The foodie and travel worlds mourned together the loss of Anthony Bourdain earlier this year. Keep those flames of inspiration ignited with one of his best-selling classics, now recently updated; ‘Kitchen Confidential’. Spilling secrets with wild-but-true tales of his life and experiences in  the culinary world.

Seasoning salts –

Up their seasoning game with these seriously fancy finishing salts. Six luxurious flavours including saffron salt and truffle salt take every dish to the next level. I like to use the porcini mushroom salt on my risotto and the truffle salt on my popcorn, but the possibilities are endless.

Try the World Subscription Box –

I think I’ve left the best until last. If your foodie is anything like me, chances are one of his/her favourite things to do is sample new and exciting tastes and flavours and this is exactly what Try the World offers. From $19 per month for their Snack Box subscription or $39 per month for the Countries subscription. Immerse yourself in the culture and flavours of a different country every month and try a selection of products hand-picked by chefs from that region.

 

I really hope that you found some suggestions on here that you think your foodie friend will love! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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11 Comments

  1. November 19, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    I literally want all of these things! love this x

    • thebarefootangel
      Author
      November 19, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Ha ha – I totally had you in mind when I compiled these!! x

    • thebarefootangel
      Author
      November 22, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      I know right, I might actually be able to keep them alive!! Finally I will have fresh herbs to cook with!! 🙂

    • thebarefootangel
      Author
      November 22, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Your lucky mum!!! 🙂

  2. November 19, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    I did not know that there were gift box subscriptions available for foodies. That is very interesting. My favorite out of these items is the salt set because it fascinates me how many different kinds of seasoning salts there are, and I would be tempted to try them all too!

    • thebarefootangel
      Author
      November 22, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Yes, I love subscription boxes so I’m thrilled that there are food themed ones now!! 🙂

  3. November 20, 2018 / 8:09 am

    So many great ideas. A french press has been one of my most popular gifts for friends.

    • thebarefootangel
      Author
      November 22, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Such a great gift!! I recently gave this exact one as a wedding gift – the couple love their morning coffee ritual so they very much appreciated it! 🙂

  4. oyibougbo
    November 20, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I should definitely be getting most of those things, even though i love cooking more than eating.. but as an African some of those are somehow irrelevant to us. Great guide though.

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