It’s the time of year when you need to think about buying gifts. You may have a friend or family member who considers themselves a foodie but even if they’re not, most people will appreciate a thoughtful, food-related gift.
BONUS: If you make it yourself it shows that you know them well, AND you’ve used time and effort to make the gift.
Here are some gift ideas for the foodies in your life.
Spend some time making fudge, brownies, or peanut brittle, package it nicely and you’ve got a cost-effective, thoughtful gift. These will work well as end of year gifts for colleagues.
Jar of homemade cookies
If you’ve got time, bake the cookies yourself. Or support the home industries. There are plenty of talented bakers all around you. Buy a lovely clear glass jar and fill them with biscuits. It looks beautiful, tastes delicious, and the jar can and will be reused by the person you gifted.
A grocery hamper
Who wouldn’t want extra groceries in their cupboard? Particularly if the hamper has a few exciting pantry items that cook wouldn’t necessarily treat themselves to. Like a nice bottle of olive oil or a jar of anchovies.
A cheeseboard/charcuterie board
These are super popular and trendy and there are plenty of home businesses selling these now.
A bread-making kit
Some big retailers sell these but you can easily put a bread making kit together yourself. You’ll need a bag of bread flour, instant yeast, a recipe card along with a thoughtful note packed inside a bread tin and then wrapped it up with a bow.
Foodies love food of course, but we love presenting our food on beautiful plates and platters. It is an absolute treat being given a new set of mugs, plates or a beautiful tea set.
A meal voucher
If you’re the foodie, gift them with meal cooked by you. Simply print the voucher to be used at a later date and issue instructions on how to redeem it. This might be too much of a commitment though so you could also consider a voucher from their favourite restaurant.
A cooking course
Experience gifts are as memorable as the tangible kind so consider signing them up for cooking course or one class for a specific cuisine. Perhaps a pasta making class, or an introduction to Indonesian cooking. For the chocolate lovers, the Lindt Studio offers some amazing courses.
I hope these ideas were helpful. What kinds of gifts are your favourite?