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2017 Foodie Gift Guide

My 2017 Foodie Gift Guide is perfect for the person on your list that loves to cook, eat, and entertain. You’ll find something at every price point!

Cookbooks

When in doubt, cookbooks are always a good choice for the foodie in your life. These are just a few of the best books of o2017 as told by me.

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites: Deb is the O.G. food blogger. When I first started my blog, she is what I wanted to model myself after. Unfortunately, she’s basically the only one that can do what she does, so the rest of us are left trying to learn how to shoot tasty-style overhead videos while she’s making epic fuss-free dishes in her NYC apartment. Bummer. Her second book is everything I’d hoped it would be.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking: This book takes you back to the basics of cookery by teaching you to master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food. If you actually want to learn how to flavor food on your own without needing an actual recipe, this book is the one. 

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains: You’re probably familiar with the blog, Half Baked Harvest, and for good reason. Tieghan’s recipes are complex without being too unapproachable. I, myself have made many and each one is more delicious than the last. This cookbook is not only gorgeous (she shot all the photos!), but it’s full of dishes that will become lifelong favorites. 

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts: There’s a difference between following a cookie recipe and getting a good result, and knowing why you’re adding what you’re adding to get that result. Make sense? If you know someone who loves to bake but is interested in also learning the science behind those recipes, this cookbook will be invaluable to them.

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook: For the hip Instagram-loving foodie, you have to gift them the Cherry Bombe Cookbook. It’s packed full of recipes from some of the best women in the biz and beautiful photography. You’ll find recipes from Chrissy Teigen, Molly Yeh, Padma Lakshmi, Karlie Kloss and many many more. Plus, it doubles as an interesting coffee table book.

DIY

Gifts don’t have to be expensive and store-bought to make an impact. Some of the best presents you can give are made with love!

DIY Popcorn Tins: Instead of buying the overpriced tins of popcorn in the mall, make them yourself! My favorite popcorn is from G.H. Cretors and they have a ton of quality flavors to choose from. Simply pick out a couple that you think the person you’re gifting it to would like and arrange them in a festive tin or plastic bag with a bow. It’s so simple, but thoughtful!

Homemade Vanilla: You might want to get started on this one right away because the vanilla beans have to sit for a while before you can use it. HERE you can get instructions and a free printable for the bottle! Vanilla prices have skyrocketed lately, so any avid baker would appreciate this gift!

Hot Cocoa Kit: This one is a classic that you can never go wrong with! First, pick up a mug that they’ll love. I think it’s best to get one they can use all year as opposed to a Christmas one. Then fill it with their favorite hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows! There’s nothing better than the gift of a relaxing cozy night.

Splurge-Worthy

Staub Round Covered Baker, 8″ $120 A classic that every chef needs.

Wolf Gourmet High-Performance Blender $600 The Rolls Royce of blenders.

Hedley & Bennett (PRODUCT)RED APRON $98 25% goes to charity!

Breville Nespresso Creatista Espresso Maker $299 For the coffee OBSESSED.

Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker $100 This is the one I have and I LOVE it.

Under $50

Marble & Copper Monogram Cheese Board $40 I NEED this in my life.

Antropologie Felix Spatula $14 Pick up a couple and gift with an oven mitt!

Nina Cheese Marker Set $28 For the hostess with the mostess.

Metallic Bar Cocktail Shaker Set $40 Every budding mixologist needs this set!

Rachael Ray Bakeware Set $40 For the new college graduate.

Stocking Stuffers

Anthropologie Slivered Geode Coaster $14 I’m not over the geode trend. How pretty?!

W&P Design Carry On Cocktail Kit $24 For the frequent flyer.

Copper Wine Opener $25 Wine snobs need love too.

Threshold Cookie Cutter Set $4 You can’t go wrong with these.

Pink Marble Stoneware Mug $4 *orders for myself*

I hope you all enjoyed this gift guide! Please let me know if there’s anything you’re planning on gifting that you think I would love! Have a happy holiday season!!

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