Happy Friday! For this week’s gift guide I’m focused on another one of my favorite categories…food! While I usually don’t like the term ‘foodie’, food fan/fanatic/lover sounds just as strange so I simply let it be. Anyone who enjoys food, cooking, entertaining, etc. at any price point can consider themselves a ‘foodie’ in my book!
To stick with my original promise, all of my recommendations are easily accessible at major retailers and under $100. I selected a few of my go-to favorites as well as some gifts on my wish list that I am sure other ‘foodies’ would enjoy.
The Art of the Cheese Plate A lovely coffee table book for the cheese board-obsessed. This book is perfect for the novice or the pro – providing inspiration for pretty boards and all kinds of info on different cheese, meats and accoutrements. I received as an engagement gift and we’ve had it on our family room coffee table ever since!
Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Tieghan has wonderful, cozy recipes perfect to give your entertaining love one inspiration for months to come. This is her second cookbook that was released just a few weeks ago – the recipes are delicious and the photography is beautiful! Super Simple would make a great gift particularly for the foodie who loves cooking ‘old school’ from cookbooks.
Plymouth Artisan Cheese Collection The only other time I’ve seen this cheese was when we were staying at my in-laws home in Maine. It was for sale at a local wine & gift shop and is always on my list of things to buy when we come in town. Each cheese is hand-wrapped with wax and comes from one of the oldest creameries in the country.
Wine Decanter with Coaster This decanter was another engagement gift but is still one of my absolute favorite items in our home. It looks just as lovely sitting out on a table or on the bar empty as it does after decanting a bottle of wine. It’s definitely on the pricier side, but would make a nice gift along with an older bottle of red that could use the oxygen.
Williams Sonoma Braising Sauce A former colleague swears by Williams Sonoma’s collection of braising sauces, although I can never bring myself to spend almost $20 on a jar of sauce for an ‘ordinary’ meal at home. This would be a really thoughtful gift for your friend or family member who really loves their crockpot and wouldn’t normally spring for the price of this sauce (like me!)
Tovolo Ice Sphere Molds These are a fun and easy gift that can be tossed in for a gift exchange under $25 or a cute stocking stuffer. In fact, I’m pretty certain I gifted these to my now husband for our ‘first Christmas’. For scotch/whiskey fans that prefer their liquor chilled without being watered down, these huge ice spheres really do the trick.
Extra Large Ice Tray I really love my ice, and this is another affordable option that is great on its own or in a stocking. For really diligent foodies, they can easily add their own herbs or fruit to these molds to make cocktail time a little more exciting, or simply to give plain water an extra flavor boost.
What is on your list of favorite gifts for foodies? Comment or email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.