Hey everyone – how is the present shopping going? I have to admit, I have a lot of mine done, but there are just two people left that I need to pick up something for. They should be easy, but I want to get something they will LOVE and use often. Oh, the gift expectations are high for me. Speaking of, are you someone who thrives on the reactions of your giftee? I know in growing up my mom would always ask us if we were surprised, shocked, thrilled, etc. and still always loves a big reaction.
Today’s gift guide is for the foodie, hostess, or baker. The gifts I am sharing are practical, but also something to make the everyday cooking feel much more glamorous. As always, feel free to leave me a recommendation or thoughts in the comments and share on social and tag your loved ones for hints!
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This set of ten drink stirrers are glamorous and eclectic, sure to receive plenty cries of adoration at every party. The set of 10 includes a random mix of giraffe, lion, cheetah, zebra, elephant, rhino, hippopotamus, gorilla, camel, bear, lion, and moose. t’s a bar tool and accessory all in one, and we’ve found they invite cocktail party conversation (and cries of adoration) whenever we break them out. Each assortment includes 10 animals — a random mix of giraffe, lion, cheetah, zebra, elephant, rhino, hippopotamus, gorilla, camel, bear, lion, and moose. $22 from Food52.
Your favorite turkish towels now come in smaller sizes for the kitchen. These can be used as napkins, or a pretty accessory for food photos. They feel as amazing as they look. Turkish towels are my favorite – made from 100% cotton they absorb well and dry quickly. You will want to buy several for yourself. $22 from Amazon.
These adorable retro kitchen timers are so cute. They are magnetic so your can stick them to your fridge, oven, or hood vent. The numbers are easy to read, just turn the dial to your set time! $14.95 from Sur La Table.
Whether storing inherited family recipes or your own creations, they will feel important hand written on beautiful cards and stored in this beautiful box. The floral tin recipe box is so cute – it is the perfect accessory in anyones kitchen. $34.95 from Rifle Paper Co.
Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Grilled cheese – a classic comfort food. Perfect on its own, it can also be added to some great creations for a just as good (ok, maybe better) combination. This mouth-watering cookbook features 39 grilled cheese recipes created by Heidi Gibson, winner of seven grilled cheese championships and the co-owner (with husband Nate) of the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco. From breakfast to side dishes it includes tips on choosing the best bread and techniques for grilling so you can the perfect grilled cheese creation every time. $22.67 on Amazon (Indigo).
Practical and beautiful! Cover your bowls of dough, batter, or produce with this set of 6 beautiful and reusable cloth bowl covers. Not only are you replacing plastic with something reusable, they fit snug with elastic bands. Look good while saving money and the planet. Win win! Made in linen, chambray and cotton ticking. $60 for a set of 6 from Food52.
For the best authentic tortillas nothing beats home-made. While the recipe is simple, I find the hardest part is the cooking. I want to buy the grill for myself, then make the tortillas for my neighbors as gifts. Is that so bad? The kit comes with a 2-pound bag of Maseca corn tortilla mix, a Victoria Tortilladora cast iron tortilla press, and a hand-woven tortilla basket to keep ‘em hot. $49 for an endless supply of heaven via Food52
This year I had two wooden spoons bite the dust from someone who shall remain nameless… not cleaning them properly. Lets all say it together: “Wooden spoons do not go in the dishwasher”. So, these wooden spoons are on my list to become my special spoons. Take care of them properly with oiling and they will last forever. This set of three comes in various lengths in grey, white and blush. The rubber painted ends feel so smooth. $29 for the set of 3. Designed exclusively with Madewell for Food52.
This sugar pot is the total kitchen eye candy. Made of marble and your choice of copper or brass base, it comes with a matching spoon to make sugar your favorite part of your daily routine. Lets be honest, it already is for me, but now I can feel classy about it. You may want to see the matching creamer for the full set. $45 from, you guessed it, Food52.
These moulds are a bit of a specialty item, but the person who has everything they need will totally want these. They are part of a huge collection from the late 19th Century. The designer in my wants them JUST for their looks, but I know the bakers would enjoy them just as much. If you know someone who could use this PLEASE let me see their kitchen. It’s bound to be wonderful. $175 for a set of 2.
Customize your guests dishes and provide the ultimate restaurant experience with this wooden minimalist designed grinder. This features a no spill feature to keep the small spills away. It has a gate that opens as you push the top town and twist then closes when your finished. Easy to use and easy to refill – get your choice in walnut or oak and 6″ or 8″. Prices start at $36.
Alright foodies, what is your favorite and what am I missing? Happy holiday baking!