Gifts for Foodies
We all love good food and getting together with friends over a drink, but some people seem to get a bit more enjoyment out of the process of preparing that food and drink than others. We affectionately call them Foodies. They are the ones who study cookbooks, have casserole dishes in every available size and shape, experiment with the latest cooking craze and, when eating at a 5-star restaurant, will critique a meal as if she is a college professor grading papers. Is there someone on your gift list this holiday season that fits this description? No need to fret, just check out this selection of gifts that are sure to please even the pickiest of your culinary-obsessed friends and family. From kitchen appliances to small stocking stuffers, you will find ideas for bakers, pit-masters, coffee-lovers, and more. If you are looking for that ideal gift for someone who is just getting established in their first kitchen, or for someone who seems to have everything, we’ve got just what you need.
GreenPan Pure Ceramic + Magneto Healthy Grill Pan
BUY IT: $99.95; surlatable.com
This grilling pan performs so much like cast iron you will swear you are using an heirloom pan, but cleanup is easier and it's dishwasher safe.
Emile Henry Flame Burgundy Pizza Stone
BUY IT: $44.95 – $59.95; surlatable.com
You will definitely be invited to an outdoor party when you give this high performing, beautiful, clay pizza stone.
Charcoal Companion Barbecue Pit Mitt
BUY IT: $19.95; surlatable.com
Your BBQ buddies will handle the heat a little better when they wear this pit mitt.
Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Heritage Bundt Pan
BUY IT: $23.99; amazon.com
Every Southern cook needs a Bundt pan in her collection of cake pans. This Heritage pan will make a great gift for someone setting up her kitchen for the first time.
Whirly-Pop™ Popcorn Popper
Retro Paper Popcorn Boxes
BUY IT: $4.95-9.95; surlatable.com
The perfect companion gift for the popcorn popper.
Copper Measuring Cups
BUY IT: $24.95; crateandbarrel.com
Whether for an experienced baker or someone just setting up their kitchen, these beautiful copper measuring cups will become a lasting keepsake.
Cole & Mason Mortar and Pestle
BUY IT: $29.95; crateandbarrel.com
Fresh guacamole will look even more delicious when served from this striking dish.
Cast Iron Fondue Set
BUY IT: $39.95; crateandbarrel.com
Fondue has remained a party staple since the craze first hit in the '70s. This set will be a welcome gift for anyone who cooks, entertains, and likes to have fun.
KitchenAid ® Empire Red 7-Speed Hand Mixer
BUY IT: $69.99; crateandbarrel.com
Every foodie needs a quality hand-held electric mixer. This one is so versatile and handsome we bet it never makes its way to the cupboards.
Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
BUY IT: $10.95; crateandbarrel.com
There is no such thing as too many measuring spoons. These will make a great stocking stuffer for the baker on your list.
Edin 3-Section Caddy
BUY IT: $14.99; worldmarket.com
This multi-tasking caddy is so useful, for rolled napkins, condiment bottles, flowers, etc.; it will find a permanent spot on the kitchen counter.
Dash ® Red Mini Waffle Maker
BUY IT: $9.99; crateandbarrel.com
This waffle maker is perfect for your friend who loves to cook but lives in a small space. Light, compact, and a hard worker, this is the ideal kitchen companion.
Brass Pour Over Coffee Dripper Stand with Wood Base
BUY IT: $39.99; worldmarket.com
Is there a coffee lover on your list who likes to have all the latest gadgets? This intriguing brass coffee dripper is so beautiful it might be mistaken for a piece of art.
Blonde Wood Pedestals
BUY IT: $23-99; potterybarn.com
In the South, we love to monogram everything, and that includes these versatile, food-safe pedestals. A great conversation piece and ideal for a cheese tray or cake stand.
Dark Stone Drink Coaster, Set of 4
BUY IT: $13; potterybarn.com
Cocktails look just a little swankier when sitting atop these lava stone coasters.