‘Tis the season to be jolly – and share gifts with those you love! Here’s a list of the 7 best gifts for the foodies in your life – all under $30.
People have been asking me what the best gifts for those pesky food-lovers are. I admit, we can be hard to shop for, especially when you don’t already know what we have in our kitchen! But these thoughtful gifts will definitely put a smile on any foodie’s face.
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Let’s get started!
Herb Lover’s Kitchen Garden Kit – $24.99 (now unavailable)
This tiny DIY project is perfect for foodies who love to use herbs in their cooking (a.k.a. all foodies in existence). It’s adorable, convenient, and has everything they need to start up a kitchen herb garden, including 4 herbs: basil, chives, dill & cilantro. (This item is unavailable as of December 2016, but I’ll keep an eye out for when it becomes available again! The next best alternative is this Complete Herb Garden Kit at $57.95.)
12 Piece Knife Set – $15.99
Okay, so your foodie friends & family already have knives. But let me tell you – every time I’m cooking, I end up washing the same couple of knives over and over again just for 1 recipe. It would be awesome to have more than one of each knife, and for under $30, twelve knives are a steal! Plus the blades are stainless steel, but the knives have a color coating that protects against cross-contamination and prevents food from sticking to the blade. How cool is that?
Electric Wine Bottle Opener – $12.99
This is possibly the handiest kitchen gadget I have. Every time I pull it out to open a bottle of wine, my friends are like “Woah, what is that?” And after they see it open a bottle of wine, they say “Woah, where can I get one?”
6-Speed Stand Mixer – $29.96
Everyone wants a stand mixer, but not everyone can afford one. The multi-functional, high quality ones will run you around $250 or more. (If you’re interested, here is one!) This stand mixer will get the job done for cakes & batter, so your foodie friend doesn’t have to stand there for 5 minutes holding a hand mixer and waiting for her egg whites to form soft peaks. Plus, it also doubles as a hand mixer in case they need one.
Digital Kitchen Scale – $12.58
I’ve brought it up before in my 10 Kitchen Essentials You Don’t Know You Need post, but I have to say it again. Anyone who follows recipes needs a kitchen scale! There are so many recipes out there that use measurements in weight. 4 oz cranberries. 6 oz pasta. 1/2 lb broccoli. At over 5,000 reviews, this scale is an Amazon #1 Best-Seller, and an absolute necessity.
Blender & Chopper – $23.99
This compact blender is perfect for making breakfast smoothies and shakes, and it doubles as a chopper. Throw in an onion, pulse, and it’s diced! The chopping bowl even has measurements on it. I may actually buy this one for someone I know. 😉
Herb Scissors – $11.97
Wait, WHAT? I can use scissors to cut my herbs????? Can someone get this for me please??? Mom, are you reading this?
Do you have more gifts and gadgets that would be perfect for the foodies in your family? Leave a comment telling us what they are!