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10 gifts for every foodie this year

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Amanda M posted in Food Fun

22h ago


This holiday season might exhibit some added pressure on gift giving. Many people may be tight on money, but still want to give generously. The good news is, there are so many options to bring a smile to someone's face this season – without crushing your wallet.

Here are 10 affordable and fun gift ideas for every type of foodie on your list:

Burrito blanket

Here's a funky way to give a little gift of comfort to any foodie. This burrito blanket is available on Amazon for $19.99. After all, haven't most of us wanted to curl up and just be a burrito this year? It's also available in realistic pizza and waffle prints.

3-D waffle maker

Upgrade someone's waffle maker to one that makes these cute 3-D shapes. This would be great for a family! Amazon has a dinosaur version for $39.95.

When I did previous research for this list, there was one of cars and trucks, but it seems to not be available anymore. Keep an eye out for that one to please the foodie and petrolhead.

Instant Pot accessories

The Instant Pot has been a hit for home chefs over the last handful of years and it's now a go-to appliance. Perhaps you know someone who could use some handy accessories to make the most of theirs. Amazon has a great 75-piece set for $30.99 that includes steamer baskets, an egg rack, springform pan, and more.

Sun Goddess wine by Mary J. Blige

Celebrity owned wines have been all the rage in 2020, and it's been the perfect timing for such a thing. Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige released her line of wines called Sun Goddess in August and it's since received rave reviews.

You can get this tasting set for $38.99 from The duo includes a Pinot Grigio Ramato (a fruity pink) and Sauvignon Blanc (a crisp white).

Custom shortbread cookies

If you're not a baker around the holidays, you can cut corners with these custom shortbread cookies. Do you know someone with a birthday or anniversary this time of year? These would be a nice gift for such an occasion.

Your own message can be printed on these quality shortbreads by DeLight Patisserie, and a box of 24 cookies retails for $35.90 on their website.

Restaurant passport journal

This little journal is the perfect stocking stuffer for any restaurant connoisseur. It lets the writer dictate details from their excursions including what they ordered, ratings, who they ate with, etc. In the back is the ultimate foodie experience checklist they can track for themselves. The pocket-sized journal retails for $9.99 on Amazon.

Kitchen & Love quick vegan meals

For the vegan in your life, these quick meals from Kitchen & Love are a hit. Give the gift of making life a little easier with these no-fuss meals. This variety box of six meals includes goodies like artichoke and roasted pepper quinoa, and Peruvian vegetable ceviche. It goes for $25 on Amazon.

DIY mochi ice cream kit

A DIY kit is always an easy gift idea, and gives the recipient something fun to do as the year winds down. This DIY mochi ice cream kit is ideal for a foodie who likes to try new things and tinker in the kitchen. It comes with all the ingredients needed to create the sweet Japanese treat on their own. It goes for $32 from Uncommon Goods.

Branded cookbook

There are a great deal of entertainment branded cookbooks to choose from. They relate to popular TV shows, movies, and video games such as a The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Golden Girls, Supernatural, and World of Warcraft. With so many out there, you're bound to find one of your foodie's favorites. This Marvel cookbook is on Amazon for $21.81.

A little bird says a certain someone has a cookbook coming out on November 24. You can check that out on Amazon here for less than $20.

Gift certificate to a fave local spot

Photo by Amber Engle on Unsplash

Photo by Amber Engle on Unsplash

Lastly, here's a win-win of a thoughtful gift that also helps out a small local restaurant in these difficult times. If your recipient doesn't favor a particular spot, choose one you think they'd like. Takeout and delivery are usually still available, but it depends on the place. Consider what options the restaurant offers to ensure your foodie will be comfortable.

Bonus gift idea!

Your family and friends aren't the only ones to give to this year. While many of us will be sacrificing annual family get-togethers for Covid reasons, many others have had to sacrifice so much more. A donation to your local food bank will help ensure that people in need will receive hot meals this holiday season.

Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

What foodie gifts do you plan to give this year?

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Comments (19)

  • Some pretty nice ideas. Dino waffles 👍 dino waffle maker?

      21 hours ago
  • I'm in love with the 3D waffle maker wow

      22 hours ago
  • Those are some good ideas.

      22 hours ago
    • Thanks Doug, I hope it sparked some inspiration 😁

        22 hours ago
    • Some of the insta pot accessories

        22 hours ago
  • The mochi kit looks good or the dino waffles!

      15 hours ago
    • The dino waffles seem to be so popular. Hopefully someone gets one and posts a review lol

        13 hours ago
  • I enjoyed reading this post and now I have some new ideas for gifts! 👌🏻

      14 hours ago