Got a foodie friend you want to impress? Here is a list of my favorite (and most used) gifts for foodies.
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I wouldn’t consider myself much of a shopper. However, when it comes to kitchen stuff I have a weak spot. Below is a list of items that I own, love, and use in my kitchen every day to help you as you decide what to buy for your foodie friends and family members:
- Durable Moscow Mule Mugs: Over the years I have had several copper mugs to make Moscow mules. Sadly most of them rusted after a few uses and I ended up throwing them away. These mugs are not copper per se, but even after 2 years of serving in them (like I did in this Kentucky Mule Recipe) they are still brand new.
- Fraiser Fur Candle: This candle smells like Vermont to me. I keep one lit in my kitchen on those days when I cook a lot. It absorbs heavy food smells and leaves my kitchen smelling like the mountains of our home state.
- Le Creuset 10.25″ Cast Iron Skillet: This is a great cast iron skillet that you can use for searing, sauteeing, and even for baking.
- Everyday Use Spatulas: I love this set as it comes in different sizes. They are durable. You can put them in the dishwasher as well.
- Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker: I bought this coffee maker as a Christmas gift for myself last year during the Black Friday sale. It was more expensive than I would have liked to pay for a coffee maker. However, after a year of using it, I can tell you that this was a great purchase. You definitely get what you pay for. Perfect for coffee lovers.
- Bee Seasonal Certified Organic & Raw Honey Gift Set: The folks over at Bee Seasonal sent one of those gift sets to me a few months back. This would be a great gift for those who like to sweeten their morning beverage with honey. This set comes with 4 different flavors of honey and they all taste distinctly different making this set a great gift for those who like to experience different honeys from around the world.
- Copper Measuring Cups: These copper mugs are not only handy but also super stylish. Perfect gift for a baker.
- Everyday Swissmar Mandoline: I recently bought this mandoline as my old one broke. It is easy and safe to use, clean, and store.
- Le Creuset 3 1/2 Dutch Oven: I use this dutch oven every single day. It is the perfect size to make soups, reheat food, and my no-knead bread.
- Lodge 6qt. Dutch Oven: If you are in need of a good quality dutch oven, but don’t want to break the bank get this one. I bought mine last winter as I needed a white dutch oven to use in my videos (you can see it in action in this Vegan Chili post and video) and I cannot be happier with it. It is just as good as the expensive French dutch ovens but without the crazy price tag.
- Bose Bluetooth Speaker: I love to play the radio when I am cooking. This Bluetooth speaker is small and water-resistant, perfect for the kitchen.
- Mini Food Processor: One of the most used gadgets in my kitchen. Perfect for chopping onions on the fly.
- Turkish Kitchen Towels: If you are in need of some good quality kitchen towels I cannot recommend these enough.
- Instant Pot: I have been using my instant pot more and more now and I love the convenience of it. The one that I own is an older model, but it works perfectly.
- Mahabis Slippers: When you are on your feet all day cooking you need comfortable slippers that keep your feet warm. These slippers are just that. I have no idea how, but they keep your feet warm without making them sweat.
- Yeti Cooler: We invested in one of these coolers this summer as we love Sunday picnics in local parks around Southern Vermont. This cooler is good quality and small enough to easily carry around.
- Dansko Shoes: These are my summer shoes when my Mahabis slippers are too hot to wear. I love that they support the arches of my feet, which makes it super comfortable while I am cooking in the kitchen.
- Green Pans: If you are in need of an everyday pan to reheat/cook food (like I did here in this Skinny Shrimp Scampi) or to make simple eggs in the morning, green pans are the way to go. Since they have ceramic coating they are healthier than Teflon. If you use it with a little bit of oil, the food easily slides off making the cleaning afterward a breeze.