Gifts for Foodies
When you’re heading to a housewarming, barbecue, wedding or other event for the food-lover in your life, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. Shopping for foodies can be tricky, however, since many tend to favor multiple styles of cooking — the choices may seem endless.
These gifts will put a smile on the face of anyone who is culinarily-minded:
- Containers. Foodies always need storage solutions and today’s market includes many attractive and practical food storage solutions, including bento boxes, lunch boxes and other containers for keeping and toting food. For instance, you might decide whether your gift recipient would prefer a classic picnic basket for dining al fresco or a smart container that allows them to keep track of nutrition details, expiration dates and more.
- Gadgets. The market is filled with fun kitchen gadgets that make great gifts. From ubiquitous bottle openers to a sous vide to digital thermometers, there’s a world of gadgets at every price point. Consider favorite dishes and choose the best one for your recipient, whether that’s a smart fork that keeps track of bites taken or a smoke gun for the serious griller.
- Kitsch. Vintage and vintage-inspired food advertisements, food storage containers and figurines can liven up any kitchen. If your favorite foodie loves kitsch and you’re familiar with their tastes and collection, this can be a slam-dunk.
- Replaceables. Some kitchen items are always classic gift-giving options. From dish towels to wine to subscriptions to spice clubs, these always-appreciated gifts are something any foodie can use.
- Food. Local businesses can put together gift baskets of favorite ingredients or you can sign up a friend to a monthly delivery service. There are delivery services for everything from spirits to smoked meats to eco-friendly vegan fare, as well as coffee, chocolate and more. Some businesses even donate a portion of proceeds to charity, so your friend can do good while they enjoy new flavors.
- Do-it-yourself gifts. Why not put together a gift basket of your own favorite ingredients? Or put together a file of your friend’s favorite recipes? If you’re related to a foodie, a few phone calls can help you capture classic family recipes that may never have been written down — turning these into a cookbook would make a touching keepsake.
- Tickets. Tickets for pop-up food events, cooking classes, food and wine shows and other food experiences allow foodies to experience what they love best. Buy two tickets so you can go together!
- Gift certificates. Gift certificates to a favorite restaurant or an online marketplace lets your friend or family member select what they want most. It also takes the guesswork out of shopping and ensures they’ll get something they love.
Finally, why not give the gift of an experience? Book a table at Bricco for you and your favorite foodie for a great meal in a terrific atmosphere. For yourself or for a friend or family member, it makes the perfect gift.