It can be hard to think of good gift ideas as the holidays approach. Even if you ask the person flat out, it can be difficult to make that transition from thinking what do I need? to what would I LIKE to have. So I’ve put together a list of foodie gift ideas that is basically a list of my favourite kitchen tools and gadgets and what I have on my own wish list. Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers or bigger ticket items, I’ve got you covered with these 25 foodie gift ideas for budgets big and small.
11 Gift Ideas Under $15 That Any Foodie Will Love
|Garlic Rocker and Silicone Garlic Peeler ($10.95)
I’ve posted before about how much I love my garlic rocker. This is the perfect gift for garlic lovers, allowing you to quickly crush a whole head of garlic in a quick minute with zero waste. The best thing about this little gadget is how easy it is to clean afterwards and how little space it takes to store.
|Stainless Steel Magnetic Measuring Spoons ($14.99)
I love my measuring spoons but am constantly looking for where they have fallen in the drawer, so I love the idea of these magnetic measuring spoons which hold together so they can be easily found in even the messiest baking drawer.
|Multi-Blade Herb Scissors ($14.99)
Herb scissors are a fantastic little invention allowing you to snip away and get beautifully chopped herbs without a lot of fuss. I love that these scissors come with a brush to clean between the blades and also herb pouches so you can store your extra herbs for later use.
| Silicone Baking Mats ($13.79)
Silicone baking mats are a must for the serious chef, but it is not always easy to find good quality ones. These Artisan baking mats come in multiple sizes so you can be sure they will fit your baking dishes, and turn any dish into a non-stick dish without the need to grease the pan or waste money on parchment paper.
|Easy Release, Stackable Silicone Ice Cube Trays ($12.97)
In our house freezer space is prime real estate so I love that these easy release ice cube trays come with a sturdy lid and frame so that you can easily stack them to maximize that space. They’re perfect for freezing herbs in oil, making flavoured ice cubes, or portioning out aquafaba for future kitchen experiments!
|3-in-1 Avocado Slicer ($9.95)
For the avocado lovers out there, this avocado slicer would make the perfect stocking stuffer. This 3-in-1 tool splits, pits and slices your avocado without having to dirty multiple pieces of cutlery.
|Never Soggy Cereal Bowl ($14.95)
You either know that person, or you are that person. The one who only ever eats half their cereal and won’t touch it once it starts to go soggy. This genius bowl keeps your milk and cereal separate, allowing you to enjoy your cereal at your own pace, with no worry about soggyness.
|Silicone Pot Scrapers ($13.95)
These pot/bowl scrapers are one of my most used kitchen tools and make cleaning pots, bakeware, stoneware and even glassware an easy feat. They also last forever. I got my set as a gift from my aunt more than 15 years ago and they still work great.
|Hands-Free Storage Bag Holder ($9.44)
Perfect for the meal planner in your life, this storage bag holder has a non-slip base and adjustable arms to support most sizes of storage bag and makes prepping freezer meals a quick and simple process. It is also great to use as a drying stand for those who wash and re-use storage bags.
| Professional All-in-One Rosewood Corkscrew ($11.95)
The perfect gift for the aspiring Sommelier in your life, this stylish and high quality professional corkscrew is perfect to pair with a favourite bottle of wine.
|Jar Opener ($12.95)
This may seem like a lame gift, but let’s be real for a moment – struggling to open a jar is the worst. Not being able to open a jar is one of the most defeating experiences, and having to ask for help is just downright frustrating (especially when you, as a girl, end up asking a guy to open the jar, and he does it without a blink). So for that person in your life who struggles to open jars, for $12.95 you are buying their independence and dignity, which is way less lame than a jar opener sounds. 😉
10 Foodie Gift Ideas Under $60 For Your Favourite Foodie This Holiday
For those of you looking to spend a bit more, these foodie finds and kitchen gadgets are either on my wishlist or already in my kitchen!
|Authentic Granite Mortar and Pestle ($23.95)
This 4 cup mortar and pestle is not only a beautiful conversation piece but also a way to share an authenticity in food preparation as you go back to working with your hands in a pure form. Use it to grind grains, herbs and spices, or even to make guacamole! Thanks to its size, it makes a great serving dish also.
| Mason Jar Measuring Cups ($23.99)
This ceramic measuring cup set is the perfect gift for your favourite baker. Adorably designed and dishwasher safe, this set looks great on display in your kitchen and adds a bit of whimsy to any baking occasion! (It also comes in yellow)
|Ninja Kitchen System Pulse ($59.90)
I’ve had a Ninja kitchen system for a few months now and am in love with it. I make myself a daily morning smoothie and it powers through mounds of frozen fruit and leaves, nuts and seeds all in just seconds. It is by far the best kitchen gadget I’ve bought recently, and I love that this set not just makes smoothies, but is also a great spice/seed grinder and includes a food processor add-on for prepping ingredients, kneading dough and more.
|Wizotsky Mahogoney Tea Chest ($39.99)
I love Wizotsky teas and have fond memories of this chest being pulled out at family gatherings. Pre-filled with a selection of 9 different flavours of tea, you can then refill the chest with your own favourites and make this chest a family tradition.
|Over the Sink Colander ($24.30)
This is another favourite of mine. This colander’s handles extend to rest on the sides of your sink so that you can easily wash vegetables, leaves, and herbs without hassle. I use this multiple times a day and am thankful for it creating a more functional space out of my sink since I have a shortage of counter space.
|Digital Kitchen Scale ($24.95)
For the serious chef or baker, this high capacity digital kitchen scale is a perfect gift. This scale can easily change between ounces, grams and milliliters and is especially perfect for gluten-free bakers where exact measurements are really crucial to the recipe’s success!
|Mandoline Slicer ($36.01)
There’s no need to invest time in perfecting your knife skills. Investing in a professional mandoline slicer, you can get perfectly sliced fruits and veggies every time. This mandoline is great for making home made chips, prepping salad ingredients, or sliced veggies for sandwiches.
|Custom stamped Silverware (Starting from $16)
I am in love with Bon Vivant Design House’s stamped cutlery pieces and have several of them in my shopping cart as we speak. Whether you find a perfectly worded message or want to request a custom message, I think this is a perfect way to pick up on an inside joke and create a special memento.
|Nerdy Cutting Board ($37.99)
The perfect gift for the STEM enthusiast foodie, this “I cook meals periodically” periodic table cutting board will be a guaranteed hit.
| Witty Serving Set ($28.50)
For the wordsmith in your life, these spreaders are stamped with witty phrases that will bring a smile at each use.
4 Big Ticket Foodie Gift Items I love (or hope to love soon)
At the end of the day, if your budget allows for it, buying one of these bigger ticket items can have a huge impact on how you prepare food and even how you eat! Here I’ve shared some of my most used appliances and some that I am hoping to get my hands on soon.
|Cuisinart 14 Cup Professional Food Processor ($160.55)
Those who follow my blog will know how much I love my Cuisinart food processor. Still going strong after nearly 10 years of use, it is an incredibly versatile appliance that makes food prep an easy task. It’s a great gift for any serious or budding chef.
|Blendtec Blender ($369.99)
The most coveted of blenders, I am waiting impatiently for my blender to conk out so that I have an excuse to finally pick up one of these and test it out! With an 8 year warranty, this is an appliance that you can expect to last and more than pay for itself.
|Omega Nutrition Center Masticating Slow Speed Juicer ($299.99)
The perfect gift for anyone serious about juicing, the slow speed of this juicer means you get the most out of your ingredients, preserving nutrients and ensuring the maximum amount of juice is extracted from the pulp.
| Pro Countertop Food Dehydrator ($124.94)
Whether your interest is making macarons, meringues, dried fruits or homemade veggie chips, a good food dehydrator can open up your food horizons to lots of fun new possibilities!
Now that you have all these great ideas, you just need to narrow it down and figure out which you are actually going to buy! Have a suggestion for a must-have kitchen gadget not already on the list? Leave a comment and share it with us!