I’m not a fashionista but I’m definitely a kitchenista. Since I do cook, a lot, I enjoy the gadgets and appliances that help me in my productivity; however, I also enjoy the aesthetic of linen tea towels or the romance of copper pots and pans. Yes, I dream in kitchens and I’m sure many of you do as well.
Since we’re most likely on the same page here, I want to share with you 10 of my favorite Christmas gift ideas for the real foodie.
1. Cultured Kits from Food52
I absolutely adore Provisions by Food52. It’s an online kitchen store brought to you by the amazing folks at Food52. It’s an elegant yet simple shop that sells practical, simple; yet, unique products for the kitchen. Here are some of my favorite kits that I think would make an amazing Christmas gift. Check out the rest of their shop for a huge range of kitchen products.
DIY Yogurt Kit
DIY Milk Kefir Kit
DIY Greek Yogurt Kit
DIY Kimchi Kit with Signed Copy
of The Kimchi Cookbook
DIY Goat Cheese Kit
DIY Water Kefir Kit
2. An Immersion Blender
An immersion blender is on my list for Christmas this year. It’s honestly unbelievable that I haven’t invested in one yet. This tool makes blending soups to a puree a snap. You don’t have to transfer the soup or sauce you want pureed to a blender; instead, you use the immersion blender to puree your soup or sauce directly in the pot immediately increasing your productivity. It’s amazing! Also, have I ever mentioned that my family in Spain uses this to make their homemade mayonnaise? Another reason to get one!
3. Garlic Press
I could not cook without my garlic press. It’s one of my most used tools that I use nearly every day. This is a staple that I’m sure any real foodie would love to add to their kitchen.
4. Linen Tea Towels from Food52
A way to to a foodies heart is through linen. Food 52 has a beautiful collection.
“Cook” Tea Towel
Heirloomed Linen Tea Towels
(Set of 2)
Striped Everyday Tea Towel
5. Cast Iron
Enough said, right?!
Keep your eyes on this Lodge Cast Iron set sold on Amazon. They discount the set regularly.
6. Cast Iron Enameled Dutch Oven
Nothing quite compares to a soup, stew, or slow cooked braise made in an enameled dutch oven. The flavors turn out rustic, bold, and full of depth.
The top of the line and most coveted dutch oven is the Le Creuset but please know that there are many brands you can buy that will fit your budget.
7. Linen Aprons on Food52
Bark Kitchen Apron
Midi Fog Linen Apron
I swoon for these and I’m sure the real foodie in your life will as well.
8. Food Processor
This is one of my treasured appliances in my real food kitchen. I use it to make large batches of salsa in the summer, to make pie dough in minutes, and to chop up vegetables in a snap. It was my Christmas gift a few years ago and one that I know will bring your loved one as much joy as it did me.
9. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
I can’t think of a better time of year than Christmas to bless your loved one (or yourself) with the beloved Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. It’s another of my most used appliances in my kitchen. I use it to make Nourishing Cookies for a Healthy Holiday, to make bread, whip up eggs to a meringue, whip cream, and much more.
I own the professional series like you see above. You can find the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer here.
10. Mason Jars and Accessories from Food52
A real foodie’s dream come true!
I hope you find this list useful in finding a unique and useful Christmas present for the real foodie in your life. Also, if you’re the real foodie… share this page with your loved one so you can be gifted one of these treasured finds 😉
Did I miss anything? Please leave a comment below with your favorite real foodie product that would make a great Christmas gift this year.
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