I consider myself a total foodie ( I am a chef after all) and I love trying new outrageous ingredients and dishes and checking out every new restaurant that pops up in town. My husband is such a good sport about joining me in my culinary adventures. I bet you can think of several friends or family members who are complete foodies and whether they’re obsessed with tacos, chocolate or gluten-free everything, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite holiday gift ideas that every foodie is sure to love. Take a look!
1) Jacobsen Salt Co. Library
This salt library includes a 25- variety of Oregon sea salts with flavors ranging from lemon zest, rosemary and fiery habanero to sweet onion, cranberry and maple. Talk about gourmet! Buy it here.
2) Raw Spice Bar’s The Monthly Spice Box
If you know someone who is a bit “spicey”and likes to experiment with new flavors, this is a unique gift that will keep giving! For just $8/month or $60 you can give them a spices for a whole year! What I love about this subscription box is that they offer limited edition spices for baking, certain holidays like Thanksgiving and the packaging is lovely. Buy it here.
3) Mother in Law’s DIY Kimchi Kit
I have so many personal chef clients and friends who love anything fermented! This DIY kit allows you to make your own kimchi at home as it comes with a large glass jar, Korean red pepper flakes, fish sauce and instructions that make it super easy! Buy it here.
4) The Virgin Olive Oiler – Olive Oil of the Month Club
Staring at $99 for a 3-month subscription
My friend Charles Flach owns The Virgin Oliver in Fort Worth and his olive oils are the best tasting around! His Olive Oil Monthly Subscription is a great gift because you get a new olive oil shipped to your home every month. It’s always fun to see what you’re going to get because he sends you premium olive oils of all varieties and flavors from around the world. Plus, you’ll receive exclusive discounts with this membership! You can purchase a 3-month, 6-month or yearly subscription. What I love about this, is that you pay a one-time fee for the subscription so you don’t have to worry about paying monthly for a gift! Buy it here.
5) Hammered Copper Mug William Sonoma
These copper mugs are handcrafted by artisans in Turkey and are the perfect gift for a hostess! Whether you use them for iced cocktails or other iced beverages your foodie friend is sure to fall in love with these beautifully crafted pieces! Buy it here.
6) William Sonoma Non-Stick Doughnut Pan and Gluten Free Doughnut Mix Gift Set
Okay, all of you gluten-free eaters who love doughnuts but never get to eat them! This gift is sure to restore hope in your gluten-free friends that they can still enjoy the foods they love. This pan allows you to skip the time -consuming and unhealthy stuff like deep frying and rolling and just pour the batter in! Buy it here.
7) Boisset Collection – Curated Collection
The Boisset Collection includes luxurious, award-winning wines from vineyards located around the world. This curated collection features Santa Lucia Pinot Noir, Russian River Pinot Rosé, Russian River Syrah, and a gift card and box. You are sure to find something fabulous for every palate. This makes a great host gift as well! Buy it here.
8) Pineapple Measuring Cups
I love finding unique measuring cups and this one caught my eye because you can use it as a decoration too! Get this stylish and chic set at Anthropoligie here.
9) The Food Journal
For the serious foodie, this is a way for them to document all of their recipes, food experiments, clippings and more! Buy it here.
10) The Salty Pig Holiday Favorites Sampler Box
The Salty Pig Sausage Co. is a husband and wife company located in Fort Worth, TX. They sell artisan sausage made with all-natural pork and locally-sourced ingredients. We just started using their sausage for our customized meals and you can really taste the quality and love they put into it! This year, they’re offering Holiday Sausage Sampler Boxes that can be customized.
The “Holiday Favorites” box pictured above includes 1 lb. of Bratwurst, 1/2 lb. of Breakfast Sausage, 1/2 lb. of Cranberry Pecan Sausage, cooking instructions and even a special card, twine and tissue paper to give it that personal touch. Deliver options in Fort Worth available for $5-10.
Another Gift Idea: Savor Gift Certificate
Starting at $159
Want to give a the gift of healthy meals and a personal chef this year? This will give someone more time to do what they love and less time spent in the kitchen and navigating the grocery store. When you purchase a gift certificate you will get it emailed to you instantly and you’ll be able to customize it. See what gift certificates are available now!