Social media has turned food lovers into somewhat of a phenomenon; if it isn’t #foodie, it’s #foodporn. And we eat it up, literally. For the person on your list who Instagrams every meal, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for every foodie on your list!
For the busy foodie
Everyone loves a freshly baked loaf of bread, and most foodies would kill to make their own bread at home. But even with a bread maker, it can be a pretty involved process. Enter the Sunbeam Easy Bread Capsule Breadmaker (Walmart, $158.88). Simply add water, insert the capsule and press Start; two hours later… fresh bread! The breadmaker is programmed to know the precise water requirement for the capsules, as well as the kneading, rising and baking cycles to create the perfect loaf of artisan style bread. It offers a variety of bread types including sourdough and gluten-free.Super easy and delicious, the Sunbeam Easy Capsule Breadmaker is the perfect gift for the busy mom (or dad) on your list. We’ve tried a few in the office and so far our favourite is the sourdough.
For the ever-evolving foodie
Got a food fanatic who also loves to learn? Why not get them a cooking class or two? Think beyond Cooking 101, though. Find something they will truly love and learn from. If you are in Toronto, try The Healthy Butcher’s line up of interesting classes from their Live to Eat Seminars. Learn how to make sausages in Making Great Sausages ($70 per attendee) or how to put together the perfect charcuterie board in Charcuterie 1 and 2 ($80 per attendee). For even more classes, check out The Healthy Butcher.
For the world travelling foodie
If you have someone who loves to travel the world while staying right in their own kitchen, the Around The World Spice Box (The Spice Trader, $50.00) will inspire them with flavours from all over. From Bangkok Blend to Mexican Mix, your at-home cook will have a chance to experience the world through food.
For the grilling foodie
Steak, chicken, shrimp, even veggies, if the foodie on your list always opts to grill, this is the perfect gift for them. Monogrammed Grilling Tools (William Sonoma, $166.00) make grilling easier, more efficient and more successful. These are the best, each one exhibiting the workmanship and performance of fine cutlery and engraved with the initials of your choosing.
For the DIY foodie
For the foodie who loves to create their own recipes this Tin Recipe Box (Indigo, $38.00) is a great way to brighten up the kitchen and store all their brilliant ideas. From stationary brand Rifle Paper Co., this functional and stylish box comes with 12 letterpress divers and 24 recipe cards. A must-have for every culinary enthusiast.
If a perfectly created cocktail is a must for the foodie in your life, the Harrison Bar Tool Set (Pottery Barn, $100.00) should be at the top of their list. Based on the timeless elegance of French champagne buckets, the set comes displayed on a compact rack and brings the style and practicality of professional bar tools into your home. Use these tools to prepare cocktails to suit each guest’s individual preferences.
For the sweet-toothed foodie
The holidays are a time of cookies, cakes and homemade chocolates. Make your baking foodie’s next cake the only centrepiece the table will need with this Lenox Cake Plate (Hudson’s Bay, $86.00). The pattern brings to mind the intricate detailing found in the finest hand-embroidered fabrics. We can’t get enough of the tea-stain distressed finish on the rim!
Still looking for inspiration? Check out our list of the best cookbooks for the holidays.