For the ultimate “foodie,” finding the perfect Christmas gift can seem like a tall order. We all know that food is the way to any person’s heart, but what if they already seem to have every gourmet spice, gadget and kitchen gizmo they’ll ever need?
Fear not. There are plenty of great gift ideas that are sure to please even the most finicky foodie on your list. Read on to see five of our favorites!
Nesting doll measuring cups
How can you make something as seemingly mundane as measuring cups, a little more fun? Opt for a nesting doll variation, which makes use of the classic children’s toy setup of smaller cups (1/4, 1/3, etc.) stacked inside the bigger ones. When you know the chef or foodie in your family is covered with all the basics, this not-so-basic gift is a great way to add some excitement to their kitchen cabinet.
Of course, you don’t need to stop there. Fun measuring cup sets come in all varieties—you can find one that’s dressed up like a flower pot, with the measuring cups themselves sticking out like roses and daisies, for a set that doubles as countertop décor. If the foodie is a Star Wars buff, you can even find sets that resemble everyone’s favorite droid, R2-D2.
Foodies may take their dishes seriously—but we think they can still have a little fun along the way! Silly gifts like a bacon-print necktie or ice cream cone necklace are perfect for those who like to sport food-focused fashion, too. Quirky cookie cutters or ice cube molds in fun shapes (from hearts to ships to wedding rings) are worthy gifts as well. They help make everyday tasks like baking or making drinks, a little less “everyday.”
Even foodies with a gourmet taste may find it hard to splurge on themselves every once in a while. Why not provide them with the chance to indulge in something truly luxurious? Artisanal breads, meats and cheeses will help them craft a charcuterie board that looks like something out of a magazine, or lux bistro. Fresh pasta from your foodie’s favorite market might not make sense as an everyday grocery item—but for the holidays, it’s a simple gesture that will let them enjoy something a little extravagant. From meats and cheeses to beers and wines, there’s no wrong way to spoil the foodie in your life this Christmas—especially when it comes to gifts they would probably never buy themselves.
Everyone knows that Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation was not too happy to receive a subscription to the “Jelly of the Month” club in lieu of a Christmas bonus. But for the foodie in your life, subscriptions like this might be just the ticket.
Subscription services that offer new goodies to try every month—from bacon to pasta to wine—are perfect because they provide something fun to look forward to, all year long. What better way to deliver a gift that truly keeps on giving?
Maybe the best gift for the foodie in your life isn’t a traditional “gift” at all, but an experience. Take them out for a wine and cheese tasting, or sign up for a cooking class that will let them recreate their favorite flavors at home. Or, simply visit a favorite restaurant! Giving a gift card for a breakfast or lunch outing is a meaningful gesture, as it’s not just a token but a promise of fun, food, and laughs just around the corner.
At Peach Valley Café, giving a gift card to someone you love is easy! You can even do it online—just press “gift cards” above, and we’ll get you there! The best part is that your gift card comes with a little something for you as well—through New Year’s Eve, if you spend $50 on gift cards, you’ll get a $10 bonus for yourself. If you spend $100, you’ll get $20 back, and so on. It’s just a way for us to say “thank you,” and to help make your holiday shopping that much sweeter.
Food has a knack for bringing people together… and these fun gifts are sure to help you do just that. Enjoy the season the best way we know how—with family, friends, and a few of your favorite recipes!