I’ve been thinking a great deal about what gifts to give to friends and family this holiday season. I fumbled between crazy Christmas socks and funny hallmark cards but nothing seemed right. While searching the web, I suddenly remembered that my sister and I love, love, love cooking together. On most nights you will find us searching through Pinterest for new recipes to try or scrolling through photos of delicious food on Instagram. I love the fact that we’ve become full-time foodies so I created a holiday gift guide for Foodies and Chefs! Here are 17 gifts your Foodie and Chef friends won’t be able to live without this holiday season. What are you gifting others with this year?
According to Amazon.com “MUNCHIES brings the hugely popular show Chef’s Night Out (on VICE Media’s food website, MUNCHIES) to the page with snapshots of food culture in cities around the world, plus tall tales and fuzzy recollections from 70 of the world’s top chefs, including Anthony Bourdain, Dominique Crenn, David Chang, Danny Bowien, Wylie Dufresne, Inaki Aizpitarte, and Enrique Olvera, among others. Then there are the 65 recipes: dishes these chefs cook when they’re done feeding customers, and ready to feed their friends instead. With chapters like “Drinks” (i.e., how to get your night started), “Things with Tortillas,” “Hardcore” (which includes pizzas, nachos, poutines, and more), and “Morning After” (classy and trashy dishes for the bleary-eyed next day), MUNCHIES features more than 65 recipes to satisfy any late-night craving and plenty of drinks to keep the party going.”
These Shake Shack Burger and Crinkle Cut Fry Plush toys are perfect for Foodies who are fans of Shake Shack. Last year we stopped by Shake Shack while exploring NYC, it was one of our favorite stops in Brooklyn. Anyone who loves food, especially Burgers and French Fries ( Who Doesn’t Love French Fries?) will love these cute plush toys from Yummy World.
I was so excited when I stumbled upon this mini donut pan in the Tastemade.com shop! It’s one of the coolest and most unique gifts I’ve come across this year. Tastemade’s mini donut pan is super cool because it allows you to make your own homemade donuts in the oven. Imagine stepping outside the lines of your standard donut shop and living without any flavor limits! Think of a flavor, any flavor you can imagine and just go with it! Anything is possible with this mini donut pan and I am loving it!
According to the Wolffer Estate Vineyard Website, “Finca Wölffer” is a lifestyle wine. “Our lifestyle wines evoke the style, sophistication and spirit of summer in the Hamptons. An elegant and vibrant wine with beautiful aromas of citrus, ripe berry, peach and a hint of sundried grass like the air in the Argentinian countryside.” -Wolffer Estate Vineyard
This Sous Vide is the coolest thing I’ve found in my search for the perfect chef/foodie gift. If you haven’t heard of Sous Vide don’t worry, I was completely clueless until I read up on it. Apparently, professional chefs have been using the Sous Vide (pronounced sue-veed) technique for years. This is a super easy way to get your food to the desired level of doneness. Attach a precision cooker to a pot of water and set the time and temperature, Place your food in a sealable bag and clip it to the side of the pot, and then finish by cooking the food until the exterior layer is the perfect consistency.
This Boska cheese curler slices off very thin curls of cheese and the best part is…it works for chocolate too! Perfect for Foodies and Chefs!
This Gift is perfect for that one friend who always, and I mean always keeps hot sauce nearby. These Travel-Sized Hot Sauces come in 3 unique flavors and are homemade by Erica Diehl in Red Hook, Brooklyn. All of these are all natural, preservative-free, sugar-free, and vegan.
Alison Roman’s debut cookbook features 125 recipes for simple dishes that are full of quick techniques…According to Amazon.com: “Roman’s recipes set today’s trends and will show up as tomorrow’s classics: vegetable-forward with quality ingredients, punctuated by standout flavors like hot honey browned butter, preserved lemon, za’atar, and garlicky walnuts. Her ingenuity will seduce seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical enough for the novice.”
This Mouth-made collection of chocolate-covered goodies is perfect for the friend who takes their love of chocolate to a new level. Each box includes the best of Mouth.com’s chocolatey goodies, like nostalgic chocolate-covered animal crackers, crunchy hazelnuts coated in silky dark chocolate, peanut-butter cookies cloaked in a swathe of luscious milk chocolate and more.
“This New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America’s most influential restaurant.”
12.) JF UNIVERSAL SALT
This seasoning is amazing because it’s made to be used on a number of things! You can use it on salads, starches, vegetables, and meats. Jennifer Fisher’s Universal Salt is in high demand on social media so it’s a great gift for you foodie or chef friends who love being on trend, especially when it comes to food.
This is the most creative foodie/chef gift idea I’ve come across in my search for amazing gifts this year. With this Artisan Candy Making DIY Kit, you can make your own Candy! You can make, Marshmallows, old-fashioned licorice, yummy gummy candies, and more. This is a super fun and easy gift and if you’re like me, you’ll want to gift this Candy making kit to everyone you know, including yourself.
This pink Sakuzan Days coffee cup designed by Takai Nobuyasu of Sakuzan is beautifully designed and aesthetically pleasing. The company that makes this Insta-Worthy Coffee Cup (Sakuzan) is based in Gifu, Japan, and all products are glazed and crafted from a unique combination of porcelain and stoneware. For more Coffee Cup gift ideas check out our 2017 Coffee and Tea Mug Wishlist
We all know that one person who’s obsessed with Matcha. The world has become a very Matcha friendly place. There’s matcha Icecream, Matcha Waffles, I’ve even had Matcha Doughnuts and Yogurt! In a world where Matcha is the key ingredient, there couldn’t be a more perfect gift than this contemporary brewing kit that combines the finest hand-crafted matcha-ware with signature Matsu™ artisanal matcha.
The Cherry Bombe cookbook is perfect for friends who are looking to be inspired. This cookbook includes delicious recipes from 100 of the most creative and inspiring women in food today. According to Amazon.com “It’s the first-ever cookbook from the team behind Cherry Bombe, the hit indie magazine about women and food, and the Radio Cherry Bombe podcast. Inside are 100+ recipes from some of the most interesting chefs, bakers, food stylists, pastry chefs, and creatives on the food scene today”. There are recipes from the creator of Milk Bar, Karlie Kloss, Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef, and many more. “The Cherry Bombe team asked these women and others for their most meaningful recipes. The result is a beautifully styled and photographed collection that you will turn to again and again in the kitchen.”
Crissy Teigen’s “Cravings” cookbook is full of recipes for family, date night at home, party time, and more. According to Amazon.com : “You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.”