Top Gifts for Foodies

[ 0 ] November 25, 2010 |

Have a chef or cuisine expert on your gift list this year? Foodies are tough to buy for, and throwing any old recipe book or spatula under the tree just isn’t going to do it. Here are a few foodie gifts that are sure to get them excited and put you at the top of their “nice” list.

Best Gadgets.
There are always spatulas, baking pans and cutlery, but chances are they have those already. Try thinking of more unique gifts for food lovers that they may not have thought of. A pineapple corer may seem trivial, but have you actually tried to core a pineapple? Electronic corkscrews are perfect for entertaining, and, my favorite, the salad spinner is a must in every kitchen. Soggy salad is gross.

l-r: IIC Pineapple Slicer, $23.49;  Wine Enthusiast Electric Blue Corkscrew, $29.99;  Polder Salad Spinner, $39,99. save with our Target coupons.

Foodie Books.
Looking for bargain gifts for the foodie? Books are inexpensive, and if you find the right one, they make the perfect gift. Kitchen Confidential is perfect for those interested in the life of a chef, while The French Laundry and Food Lover’s Companion have wonderful recipes for the advanced chef and are beautiful for displaying.

l-r: The French Laundry, $63.00; The New Food Lover’s Companion, $9.67; Kitchen Confidential, $20.65. Save with our Amazon.com coupons.

Fun Apparel.
Going beyond the classic apron and chef’s hat, fun gift ideas for food lovers can be found at Cafe Press. They have a great selection of hilarious tees for meat eaters, vegetarians and even some supporting locally grown grub. These tees let the world know they mean business when it comes to food.

l-r: Foodie, $20;  I Like Pig Butts, $22; Foie Gras, $22. Save with our CafePress.com coupons.

Actual Food.
Food lovers gift hampers are the obvious choice for any foodie. Imagine their surprise when they open the door to fresh lobster, mouth-watering steak and delicious fish that’s worth serving at any dinner party. Plus, you may be lucky enough to snag an invite.

Save with our Omaha Steaks coupons, LobsterAnywhere.com coupons & Legal Seafood coupons.

Make any food lover’s holiday with these gift ideas fit for Hubert Keller himself. Bon appetit!

Have you struck gold on any gifts for the foodie on your list? What’s the best gadget that’s appeared under your tree?

Looking for other presents? See our full list of gift ideas!

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