Do you have that one person or couple in your life that it is always difficult to buy for, or they are not difficult to buy for, but are just difficult to buy something different and special? If they are foodies, that is they love food and exploring new food and talking about food, there are a wide variety of gift ideas out there. In the following post we will look at some of the best, giving you some great options for when you next must buy gifts for foodies.
Cookbooks by their Favourite Celebrity Chefs
It seems like no celebrity chef is worth their grain of salt without their own cookbook, or in some cases, their own series of cookbooks. If you know your friend or friends are fans of a celebrity chef, you could invest in one or two of their cookbooks. Often, if you wait towards the end of the year, that’s when chefs release their newest books. This means you may be able to surprise them and buy it for them before they get a chance to do it themselves.
Organise a Day Out at a Cooking Class
If you know they are interested in a cuisine or style of cooking, you could surprise them by booking them a cooking class or two. There are lots to choose from up and down the country, from very traditional cuisines such as Italian and French to more exotic cuisines like Thai, Malaysian and Moroccan. Perhaps they have always wanted to learn how to do delicate and dainty sugar craft to improve their home baking – why not book them a class or two in this, they’re bound to be delighted that you took time and effort to choose some that has practical value as well as something that is interesting.
Interesting and Exotic Spices and Condiments
Foodies are normally big on spices, herbs and condiments that add big bold and intricate flavours to their cooking. You could do them a favour and buy them a selection of spices, herbs and condiments, being sure to pick some of their favourites as well as some they may not have tried. As well as restocking their kitchen cupboards and larder somewhat, you may also be introducing them to something completely new. Foodies love adventures involving their taste buds, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box a little.
A lot of what is mentioned above is often included in gift baskets that have been designed specifically with foodies in mind. Why not gift them one of the many gourmet baskets out there. There are various options to choose from, so if you fancy getting them some exotic fruit and vegetables, you can, or if you think a cheese and wine type of basket might be more their thing, that is an option too.
Although it can be a challenge to get a foodie something truly spectacular, it is not impossible. We hope with the tips above, we’ve helped you to see some of the great options for gifts out there.