Ah, the holidays… Somehow they always sneak up on us and leave us wondering how did that happen, and also what on earth should I get my loved ones? I’m not sure how it happened, but I can help you with the second one! My 2017 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide is here, and it will help you narrow down some options for gifts that will spark joy in the life of your most loved foodie.
This guide is based on some of my most FAVORITE items in the kitchen as well as some that I am looking to add to it. Most are chosen based off of the fact that I research to make sure I am cooking in safe cookware that will not off-gas, and be as non-toxic as possible. Hence all of the stainless steel, cast iron, and glass. For the real health conscious foodies that care what they cook in and not just what they eat – this list is for you.
2017 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide
This is my most favorite cookware set. It is stainless steel without any coatings. It does not stick and cleans very easily. By far a great find for the price.
2. Instant Pot
If you’re into real food, if you’re a busy parent, a person with an actual life – this device is for YOU. A device that can get you bone broth with bones that crumble in your fingers in under TWO hours, is a miracle in my book. This gets used at least 5 days out of 7 in our house.
Because we all know that we need to clean, and some things just can’t be cleaned well enough with a sponge.
For those bakers in your life – nothing stinks more than a muffin that sticks to the liner. And nothing feels better than one that slides right out. Win!
Because device in #2 is life-changing, and you can even use it to saute & avoid the splatter with this lid!
Rarely have I met a good foodie that doesn’t run on strong coffee. And nothing tastes better than the freshly ground brew. Plus, ground coffee oxidizes fast, so grinding it will provide maximum freshness in your cup.
As exciting as an Instant Pot is, I have to say that roasting something on the stove for hours on end is also quite a thrill when you have some time. The smells that fill the home, the flavors that infuse! Plus the great versatility of being able to go from stovetop to oven.
Another option that might seem a bit more affordable yet still have the same function.
I just have three words – Homemade Nut Butter. That is all. Oh and the millions of other things I use it for. Such a great tool to shred, slice, and dice. Gosh, what did we do before the invention of the food processor?
If your foodie keeps up with the newest trends, this will fit the bill. One of the hot new trends are these double wall coffee cups that will make for some beautiful photo ops & a great vessel for that fresh ground coffee! (see #6)
Even healthy eaters want waffles. But without that nasty Teflon nonstick coating that most waffle makers come with.
The quickest way to mix a small amount of sauce, whip up whipped cream & make homemade mayonnaise!
I love that they come in one piece vs two that will eventually end up falling off & that they can handle the heat – up to 600F.
I am your girl when it comes to eating out of mason jars, or whatever else as long as it eliminates the need for me to pack in plastic. But sometimes you just want to be a bit fancier and have an actual compartmentalized container. That’s where these come in handy. Great for packing lunches & planning your meals ahead.
These are my favorite, no harmful aluminum off-gassing into my food or the air I breathe & delicious cooked meals! Plus they clean well & roast veggies to perfection.
15. Vitamix Blender
The holy grail of blenders. I honestly don’t know what I would do without my Vitamix. From morning until night, matcha lattes, bulletproof coffees, smoothies, soups, sauces, nut milk – you name it – and it most likely can do it.
Because I don’t know anyone who likes grease stains on their shirts.
Hope that this list was a good resource in finding a gift for that special mom, sister, friend or neighbor who enjoys real food, good times spent in the kitchen and quality tools in helping them craft their masterpiece meals!
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