Well, we’re finding ourselves at that time of year again: the time to gather with friends and family, show good will to others, and look back on the year behind us while prepping for the new opportunities coming our way next year. This introspective time gives us a lot to think about, not to mention adds much to the ol’ to-do list. One of the most challenging tasks on that list—assuming you’re one who actually puts thought into your gift giving—is deciding what gifts to get your friends and family to show your love and appreciation around the holidays. Yes, this can be a stumper for certain loved ones. But if you’ve got a foodie to shop for, this short piece can help you find gifts that’ll be put use long after the New Year’s Resolutions have come and gone!
Obviously, much of our focus the past couple months has centered around online campaigns to get clients noticed as consumers hit the interwebs for holiday shopping. Spending so much time studying effective interactive marketing solutions for clients in the foodservice industry comes with the bonus of discovering quite a few food trends and kitchen innovations on a weekly basis. With Santa’s peepers surely scoping out our choices this month, we thought it’d be a great time to share some of the goodies we came across lately.
For the whole rundown, you’ll want to head to our ~ gift ideas for foodies ~ Pinterest board… after you read about a few of our favorite finds:
All those days digging online for the most compelling food and drink marketing campaigns of the season helped us find a couple of great gifts from the garden. This adorable DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden Kit makes a good option for friends who love to grow their own herbs and spices. If your people love to cook but aren’t into growing their own herbs, or simply haven’t quite mastered the secrets to gardening, this Spice & Herb Salt Tower is the perfect gift.
Any good foodie knows that cute desserts have blown up in popularity recently, and no dessert is cuter than the macaroon. Who doesn’t like these sweet, crunchy coconut confections? If your shopping for something home bakers will love, check out this DIY Macaron Kit from Dot & Bo. Get it for a friend, or pick one up for yourself and wow people with macarons at your office holiday party. While you’re at it, you might as well grab this Macaron Mat, too. It appears to make the whole baking process easier and less messy, making this one a nice motivator for you or your favorite baking enthusiast.
Alcohol is always a popular gift around the holidays. Sometimes it’s welcomed for livelier parties, and sometimes it’s welcomed just to survive the relatives (love ya, Mom!). Know how we can be certain booze is oh-so inviting? We’ve never once seen it re-gifted. Still, even this go-to should come across as an inspired idea. Your beloved beer or cocktail connoisseur deserves to open something more unique. Instead of a bottle, or perhaps just to complement the bottle, consider one of these that caught our attention:
If your friend or loved one is more of a cocktail fan, you can’t go wrong with the hand-spun Moscow Mule Mugs, crafted locally from raw copper. Sipping a holiday cocktail in one of these beauties is sure to make your special someone feel just that.
As popular as craft brewing has become in recent years, chances are you know a brewing enthusiast. Home brewers are a bit more difficult to shop for; you know they have no shortage of beer, because they’re always sharing what they make with you! Why not show your appreciation for their home-crafted libations with a brewer-themed gift like this Let’s Brew shirt from FOOD52.
Wrap It Up
Showing the foodies you know and love that you remember what brings them joy is the best gift you can give them this year. Hopefully, some of these gift ideas we’ve shared will help you check some still searching items off your gift shopping list… and maybe you can treat yourself to a gift or two to while you’re at it.