Christmas is getting closer and closer and I don’t know about y’all, but I am so not even close to being finished with gift shopping for family and friends. I absolutely love buying gifts for other people because it truly feels so good to give than receive, but sometimes it just so darn hard to shop for people. Even though some of my family members are difficult to shop for, the people who love food and enjoy cooking are the ones I have zero problem spending for. If you have a foodie on your Christmas list, here are- in my opinion- the top five, best gifts you can buy for them.
I think we’re all aware that the holiday season can get a little hectic. Just the other day it took me forever to get from one side of town to the other and then once I got to where I needed to be, it took another 30 minutes just to find parking. It’s not always the best or most fun time to get out of the house, but checking off your Christmas gift list is an accomplished feeling.
5 great gift ideas for the foodie on your list:
- A good knife. I have people ask me all of the time if it really is important to have an expensive knife in the kitchen or not. To be honest, none of my knives are super expensive but they are all durable and dependable. Everyone should have a chef’s knife in their kitchen. A chef’s knife can be used for most things that require precise cutting.
- A blender or food processor. I use to have neither and I would find it quite difficult to prepare things such as salad dressings, dips, smoothies, sauces, etc. A blender or food processor just makes certain processes so much more faster and efficient. Even though they are a bit costly, the KitchenAid food processor is one of my favorites and I absolutely love my Ninja blender. It takes me no time at all to whip up a delicious smoothie– like my pumpkin pie spice smoothie. YUM.
- A set of kitchen tools such as: a whisk, ladle, metal spatula, rubber spatula, tongs, a wooden spoon, and a slotted spoon. Each one of these tools come in handy in the kitchen.
- A good cutting board. I absolutely hate when I go home to my parent’s house and I see my mom cutting vegetables on a cheap, plastic, flimsy cutting board. It isn’t even a “board” at this point. It should be called “a cutting accident waiting to happen.” First of all, it isn’t sturdy or safe and secondly, they simply don’t provide a good foundation to accurately and precisely cut food. I think buying a good cutting board like a wooden or bamboo one is a smart purchase. Prices vary depending on the type of wood and how big it is, but you can purchase a set of 3 cutting boards for around $30.
- A slow cooker. I love my slow cooker because it is one of the appliances in my kitchen that delivers delicious food every time. With a slow cooker, you don’t have to babysit whatever is on the stove all day. It’s so easy to put your ingredients into a slow cooker first thing in the morning, go to work and let it slowly cook all day, and come home to a delicious aroma and ready-to-eat meal. I love putting a roast with hardy, root vegetables into my slow cooker or making a big batch of red beans and rice and have it waiting on me when I get home from a long day’s work.
Gifts like these are sure to please the food lover on your Christmas list. If all else fails and you don’t want to fight the holiday crowds in the stores, just bake some of this delicious pumpkin bread. It is sinfully delicious. Happy Holidays!