Never know what to gift people? Or is that just me? I normally get ideas throughout the year based on small details that people will share, about their favorite this and that and I always vow to write it all down and purchase those things as gifts for the holidays. Then the year flies by and I find myself in mid December without a clue as to what gifts to get for everyone in my life. This holiday gift guide is meant to help you out when choosing gifts for the foodies and food lovers in your life. These are some of my favorite kitchen items from the past year (and a book that I am hoping someone will be gifting me, hint hint) which I think would make great presents for the people close to you!
Bellucci Olive Oil – After numerous trips to Spain, Portugal and Italy I realized that I need to start purchasing high quality aromatic, fragrant and flavorful extra virgin olive oil immediately. This past year I have realized that a proper high quality olive oil completely transforms the dish you are cooking and eating. Spending a bit more to seek out a high grade olive oil is an absolute must for any home cooks.
Bellucci has been around for a little over 2 years and prides itself on fresh, traceable, Italian olive oil. You can literally download the Bellucci app to trace the bottle back to the specific mills in Italy that processed the olives in that particular bottle. The Bellucci extra virgin olive oil is 100% Italian (grown, milled and bottled there) and is majority grower owned. I loved all three varieties that I tried and find this sampler pack of three different olive oils to be the perfect holiday gift. Enter the giveaway below to win your own 3 pack of these Bellucci olive oils.
David’s Tea – For all the tea lovers out there you are in good hands with David’s Tea. My cousin in Canada first introduced me to this company a couple years back and since then I have sampled dozens of their various flavors. There are tons of flavors to choose from and they are currently running a buy 2 get 1 free special. A sampler pack would make a great gift!
Real Food Fake Food – I am dying to read this book and know that any other food lover must feel the same way. A great gift idea for the foodie who loves to read more and learn more about food.
Nespresso Coffee Machine – I used to be fine with both drip and instant coffee but after owning a Nespresso machine, those are no longer acceptable in my book. For under $100 you can gift the coffee lover in your life a brand new coffee machine!
Global Knives – I was first introduced to the magic of Global knives when I was running a catering business and ever since then I’ve been hooked. These knives are incredible and at $70-80 per knife are a truly great investment.
A set of Vegan cheeses – I have recently started purchasing vegan cheeses and am seriously in love. A gift basket of various cheeses from different companies would make a great present for the vegan foodie in your life. Even the cheese lovers will never know that these are completely dairy free! Some of my favorite vegan cheese brands include: Treeline, Follow Your Heart, Miyokos, and Daiya. You can find these at Whole Foods, Wegman’s specialty stores or online. The most sophisticated and posh cheeses I have tried have been the Miyokos – who have a variety of different flavors.
Brieftons 5 Blade Spiralizer – Currently on sale for $28.99 this is an awesome kitchen tool that I just recently treated myself too and I am not obsessed. Before for all those lighter low carb healthier meals in the new year!
Le Creuset Automatic Wine Bottle Opener – This is a pricier gift option at $94.95 but absolutely the wine bottle opener my parents swear by. They have gifted this to friends in the past and everyone loved it.
Wine Bottle Shaped Pepper Mill – At $50 this is an expensive pepper mill but I just love the way it looks. I have one just like it and it makes for a super fun addition to the kitchen table. It allows for a super coarse grinding of the pepper which I love.
Pretoxx – For the heavy drinkers in your life, this is the ultimate hangover prevention (that helps me every time). A perfect gag gift or small present for those who like to have a few too many drinks around the holiday season! I have told all my friends about this and know that they have already made their purchases!
Garject Garlic Press – The ultimate garlic press that is easy to use and clean. No need to even peel the garlic cloves! Anyone who cooks a lot with garlic needs a solid and sturdy garlic press and this is the one I’m currently loving!
Hope you enjoyed looking through this holiday gift guide and be sure to enter the giveaway below!