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The holiday season is here, which means you’re probably stressing about gift buying. Buying the perfect gift can be so difficult. Trying to balance finding something meaningful but trying not to break the budget. For me, there is always second guessing myself when shopping for loved ones. Is a practical gift also code for boring? Is that sentimental gift pretty useless? So much unknown!
Well, I’m trying to make holiday shopping easier this year. I’ve spent time talking to some other foodies about what gifts they want from Santa. While many of us foodies would love to spend all day in the kitchen, that’s generally not practical. So this gift is for people like me, the BUSY foodies. The ones who love food but don’t have all day to go to eight farmers markets finding the perfect apples.
Everyone looks for something different in a gift, so I’ve made several different categories for every type of gift giver! No matter what your budget or gift style I’ve got something your favorite foodie will love!
Wallet Happy: Under $20
1.) Ozerti Digital Scale: $14.95
“It’s not the sexiest thing ever, but if you love to bake, having a digital scale is a must. I use the Ozeri Pronto. It can do ounces, grams, pounds, and milliliters *and* it’s very reasonably priced! Win-win. ” – Let’s Eat Cake
2.) Oxo Good Grips Two-Fold Grater: $12.99
” I’ve been using this cheese grater for almost 4 years now. I buy block cheese and grate it all myself, which saves me money. I like this better than a box grater because it takes up less space in a drawer and both sides detach so I can wash and use them separately if I want. ” – The Rising Spoon
4.) Ceramic Paring Knife: $9.55
I always have one of these in my pocket at work. They’re super sharp and have a nice cover, perfect for small projects!
Let’s Be Practical: Presents They’ll Definitely Use
1.) Veggie Spiralizer
“Looking for a quick weeknight dinner that’s veggie-filled, low carb, allergy friendly dinner everyone will love? My go-to is a spiralizer. Nothing better than some quick zoodles and sauce!” – Brianna, @breezygfreezy, A Different Survival Guide
2.) Thermopop: $29.99
These little thermometers are perfect for any perfectionist foodie. Whether it’s making candies or making sure their meat is cooked perfectly, it will become their new favorite toy! (Gift Idea from Sew You Think You Can Cook)
3.) Pizzacraft Steel Baking Sheet: $28.74
“I have a pizza stone. But I’m total enamored of the pizza steel! Not to be confused with a pizza peel, which is next. Now that I’ve done a lot of pizza or bread baking lately, but I love me a good stone in the oven to toast up some tortillas, reheat pizza, or make some quick rolls. Have a stone or steel in the oven also keeps a more even, radiant heat in your oven. I keep mine in there all the time.” – A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
If there is one thing I always love to receive a cookbook. Especially one that they gift giver uses at their home! This year the best cookbook I got was The Cardamom Trail, so many unusual and delicious recipes. The chocolate mousse cake is to die for!
Stocking Stuffers: Cute Gadgets and Gifts
1.) Cute Aprons: $16.99
“When I’m busy in the kitchen, a cute little apron not only keeps my clothes from getting flour all over them, but it also keeps me look adorable in the kitchen, right friends? Grab a matching one for your mini-me so they can get a little less messy when learning to bake allergy-free.” Allergylicious
3.) Mini Spice Grinder: $8.49
“My little spice grinder! It is indispensable for fine grinding small amounts of spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin and dry red chillies. I couldn’t live without it!” – Indian Ambrosia
4.) Flower Measuring Spoons: $19.95
Never have to dig through the draw to find your measuring spoons. These cute flowers can just sit on your counter, pretty and handy!
Doesn’t Hurt to Dream Gifts: High Rollers Budget
1.)Kitchen Aid: $299
Anyone who does some serious baking needs one of these. The go to mixer in both the professional and home kitchen. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to receive one!
5.) Boos Block Cutting Board: $93.99
Really just the best cutting board! I was lucky to be given one a few years ago and it totally transformed my kitchen. It’s so beautiful that I always keep it out on the counter making healthy snacks easier to make!
Gifts that Keep Giving: Subscriptions
1.) Thrive Market: This gift is perfect for your busy foodies who don’t have time to go to the grocery store. Thrive has tons of healthy and organic options! Buying your favorite foodie a subscription will give them a whole year of easy and affordable shopping!
2.) Butcher Box: These boxes of grassfed beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage pork is any foodies dream. “The quality of meats I have received from Butcher Box in the past I have always felt were superior to those I have bought in the store.” – My Gluten Free Miami
3.) Clothing subscription, foodies have other interests too! Or if they’re like me they love hitting the newest grocery store, but hate stopping in the mall. Personally, I love using Stitch Fix it comes with super personal notes and they’ll create perfect outfits catered to your taste!
4.)Meal Delivery Service: There are so many different meal delivery kit options for those busy days. I compared some of the top brands and my favorite is Terra’s Kitchen. In addition to healthy meal options they also of snacks you can add on!
Hopefully this list will make your holiday shopping a bit easier! Do you have a foodie gift you love that’s not on my list? Add it in the comments, I’m always looking for new inspiration!