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Gifts for foodies
Finding the perfect present for every foodie on your nice list can be tough. From creative kitchen tools to gourmet gift baskets, options abound and it’s hard to decide what to stuff stockings with when the holidays roll around. To help you out, we’re highlighting our favorite kitchen picks for the season.
Whether you’re looking for everyday gizmos that make meal prep easier or luxury items to amp up the pantry, there’s something for everyone in our ultimate foodie gift guide. Click through to find handy tools that help you make Instagram-worthy avocado toast, soothing teas for tackling holiday stress, and more.
Skip long lines and sky-high prices at orchards by growing your own apples. This eco-friendly kit ($20; uncommongoods.com) comes with everything you need to grow your own apple tree so foodies will always have a healthy snack within reach. Plus, bakers will be able to make ultra-fresh apple pie.
Chef'n Garlic Zoom
This fun garlic chopper ($13; amazon.com) is the perfect gift for foodies—or anybody who just really hates the painstaking process of dicing garlic. Part food processor, part toy car, the home chef simply drops the cloves in the tool and moves it back and forth on a table or countertop. The garlic dices quickly without the mess (or smelly fingers).
OK, fine—this gift is more for you than anyone else, even if the package is addressed to the family chef. Who wouldn't drool over a plate of fluffy, fruit-filled pancakes? This Ebelskiver pan ($25; amazon.com) is easy to use (and an easy tool for sneaking some extra fruit in your kids' breakfast).
I'm Not a Paper Cup reusable mug
Fool everyone (and do the Earth a favor!) with this clever reusable mug designed to resemble a paper cup ($12; amazon.com). The porcelain mug holds 8 ounces of your morning caffeine fix and is even dishwasher safe.
Spritz Paper Straws
Make happy hour even happier with these striped paper straws ($3; target.com). They're the perfect stocking stuffer for someone who is learning to craft cocktails at home, and wants her guests to sip her concoctions in style.
Nutribullet Pro 900 Series
Healthy morning meals are made simpler with this high-powered blender ($100; target.com) that lets you chop, crush, and puree your way through greens, ice, and frozen fruit. Plus, the Nutribullet comes with a travel jar, so you can easily grab your a.m. smoothie to go.
We love these bold, bright lunch skins from 3 Green Moms ($21 for set of 3; amazon.com). Your Earth-loving friends will appreciate how many plastic bags they save, and everyone will agree that they make a packed lunch a little more cheery.
The Smart Oven
Take some of the guesswork out of cooking with this countertop oven ($250; amazon.com) that guarantees perfectly golden-brown cookies, crunchy pizza crusts, and juicy meats. Not your typical toaster oven, this bad boy comes programmed with settings for foods like toast, bagels, roasts, and more, and automatically adjusts temperature, timing, and heat concentration to guarantee delicious results.
Chef’n Looseleaf Kale and Herb Stripper
Veggie enthusiasts will love this hand tool ($8; surlatable.com) that lets you strip greens like kale, Swiss chard, and rosemary from their stems in seconds. No more biting into tough, tasteless stems!
De Buyer dicing mandoline
Slice, dice, and julienne fruits and vegetables quickly and safely with the four interchangeable blades of this helpful kitchen tool ($200; amazon.com). Creative home chefs can even use the mandoline to waffle and crinkle cut.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup
Starbucks who? Now budding baristas can bring their favorite seasonal sip into their own kitchens with this delicious PSL syrup ($15; surlatable.com). The all-natural, handcrafted syrup comes from Sonoma Syrup Co., and features a blend of pumpkin puree, Vietnamese cinnamon, Indian nutmeg, and Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla bean extract.
Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker
The Bialetti Cioccolatiera Hot Chocolate Maker ($115; amazon.com) is the perfect gift for the foodie that also happens to be a chocoholic. It heats up the milk to a perfect temperature and produces a creamy and authentic Italian version of hot chocolate. Whether you use syrup or powder, there won't be any clumps on the bottom of your mug.
Kusmi Tea Wellness Teas and Infuser Gift Set
If your favorite foodie is need of a little rest and relaxation this holiday season, she'll be sure to find her center when she cozies up with one of these five mini tins of calming loose-leaf tea ($35; bloomingdales.com), thanks to flavors like Detox, Be Cool, and Boost.
Le Creuset Classic Demi Tea Kettle
No microwaves necessary! Make tea the old-fashioned way with this classic steel kettle ($70; williams-sonoma.com) that conducts heat quickly and whistles when water’s boiled.
Williams-Sonoma Egg Rings
Pick up these nonstick rings ($20; williams-sonoma.com) for the foodie perfectionist in your life; simply crack and cook an egg inside each one for a flawless fried egg, every time.
Oxo Plastic Avocado Slicer
Everyone's favorite superfood deserves to look good. Gift this avocado accessory ($11; target.com), which flicks out the fruit’s seed and slices it into clean, uniform pieces, to your most avo-obsessed friend this season.
Stonewall Kitchen Savory Mustard Collection
Elevate your flavor game with this savory mustard sampler ($21; stonewallkitchen.com) that adds unique flavors to the classic condiment, like wasabi, horseradish, and blue cheese herb.