The Foodie’s Gift Guide + DIY Customized Apron

It can be a little bit challenging to find the perfect gift for a foodie! There’s a very fine balance between fun and interesting while also still being practical. You may be tempted to pick out a quirky mini waffle iron but how often are they really going to use it? And something like a baking sheet, while useful, lacks excitement.  So what’s the perfect in-between? Well, since there are only so many mugs a person can own, I’ve put together a list of 8 gifts to get the foodie in your life, including a customized apron using your Cricut!

 

  1. Customized Apron
     A little bit of personalization is such a simple way to make a gift seem like so much more. A customized apron is a perfect example: you can take a simple inexpensive apron and, with just a little Cricut magic, turn it into something really personal and special. I made this apron for my friend Sonal using the same process as I did for this sweatshirt. (Click through for a step-by-tutorial)
  2. Competition Kitchen
    Shopping for someone who loves cooking shows, board games, and a little friendly competition? This is the gift for them! It’s like playing Chopped at home, and the best part is there’s no dish washing or cleanup involved!
  3. A Cookbook
    Gifting a cookbook is a great option because you can have some fun picking out the perfect one! Do they love Italian? Are they looking for vegan recipes? Do they want to branch out and try experimenting with a new cuisine? Or maybe they like cookbooks that function as a decor piece? With so many cookbooks available, you’re sure to find something that fits their interests, but just in case here are two great options:- Cherry BombePut together by the women behind the hit indie magazine about women and food, this cookbook features all female contributors. 100+ recipes from some of the most interesting chefs, bakers, food stylists, pastry chefs, and creatives on the food scene today.- Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman“It’s not entertaining. It’s having people over”. Alison Roman, social media star, New York Times columnist, and author of Dining In, helps you nail dinner with unfussy food, unstuffy vibes, and the permission to be imperfect.
  4. Recipe Tin
    Much cuter than an old file folder or having loose scraps of paper shoved into a kitchen drawer, a recipe tin is a great way to keep all of your tried and true favourites in one place. It also makes a great heirloom piece that can be passed on. It’s practical, pretty, and thoughtful which is basically the gifting trifecta.
  5. Ceramic Olive Oil Cruet
    Here’s a little kitchen trivia for you: did you know that olive oil is actually supposed to be kept in an opaque container to keep it from going rancid? Not only is this ceramic cruet beautiful, it’s super functional, too! This is a piece that they’ll want to display!
  6. 3 Tier Stacking Salt Keeper
    You might be wondering “Why would someone need 3 salt containers??” Well, a foodie will tell you that there are all kinds of salt for all kinds of occasions. Flavoured salt, finishing salt, pink salt – you name it! Have some fun picking out the perfect salt to pair with this salt keeper and you’ve got an easy and interesting gift!
  7. Silicone Baking Mat – set of 3
    When it comes to kitchenware, there are some things that you can have too many of. Luckily, silicone baking mats are not one of them! Taking the place of parchment paper or tin foil, they work well for baking of all kinds: cookies, scones, biscuits, macarons, meringues, and more!
  8. Reusable Produce Bags
    Grocery shopping can be exciting when you think about all of the possibilities, but it can also be daunting when you think about how to make it less wasteful and more environmentally-conscious. Know someone who’s looking to be a little more sustainable next year? This is a thoughtful and practical gift that also helps the environment. I’m pretty sure that’s called a win-win. Plus, did you know that Etsy now offsets 100% of their carbon emissions from delivery?

 

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