The gift giving season can be super stressful as we agonize over what to buy our loved ones!
Do you have a foodie or gourmand on your gift list this year? While it can be intimidating to buy something for an expert eater there are some tips to follow:
Do they have a favorite type of cuisine or snack?
These foodies can be really easy to buy for! Find out their favorite cuisine or snack and find items they may not like to spurge on or consider a monthly subscription club.
For example, chocolate lovers would appreciate artisanal chocolate from
Askinosie or Charbonnel et Walker or a chocolate club.
Lovers of BBQ would be equally thrilled with a
set of rubs, spices and sauces or a delivery from Jack Stack in Kansas City!
Do they love cheese? Consider this cheese club or a gift card to a local cheese mongers.
Snackers would delight at this
box featuring global snack foods or for the more dedicated snacker a bunch of their favorite snack!
The possibilities are truly endless – even pickle lovers have subscription clubs!
Do they love to cook or grill?
Some folks like to both prepare and eat the food! For the amateur chefs or
grillers in your life consider gifting them new equipment or gadgets, cookbooks or even experiences such as a cooking class at Sur La Table or through a local restaurant.
A sous vide is a great gift for foodies!
A spiralizer is perfect for a health conscious cook
These folks might appreciate the challenge of an
exotic meat subscription (or a more mainstream delivery). Are they a wine connoisseur, beer lover or whiskey aficionado?
Dedicated fans of
beer, wine and spirits are super easy to please! Simply pair a bottle of something they would like to try with a nice coffee table book on the topic.
If that is too much effort consider a monthly subscription (
Wine or Beer) Have they taken any memorable vacations or dream of visiting certain exotic locales?
Does your Dad still dream of the
deep dish pizza from Chicago or the New York City cheesecake? Perfect – these can now be delivered!
Junior’s Cheesecake in Brooklyn New York
Gino’s East in Chicago
If your Mom is wistfully dreaming of an Italian or French vacation consider
these meal kits or make your own gift basket!
As you can see – it is easy to come up with creative gift ideas for foodies!
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