This holiday season, gift your loved ones an item they will cherish. Something they are passionate about. I have loads of friends who live to eat…. This list is dedicated to all my foodie friends out there, the connoisseur’s of varied palatal experiences.
Every one’s always busy with last minute shopping rush, every year. In a bid to finish our shopping soon, we end up buying things which go to the gift graveyard. The cupboard that houses, all items gifted every year, which are then recycled to be repacked and gifted to someone else.
Why waste money? Weather you are looking for a gift to give a colleague or and an acquaintance, or a big ticket item for your lover, i have it all sorted for you. From budget buys to expensive items. Most of these items i have personally purchased especially the ones on the ‘mom list’ and some are on my wish list, rest assured, you will only find the best items here.
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Lets help you up your gifting game this season and save some dollars.
Gifts for the budding chef
We all know that one person, who creates magic in the kitchen. Has the potential but lacks the resources. Looking for gifts for a friend who is a chef in the making? Go through this list.
1. Baking dishes set
For the avid baker friend, these sets of baking dishes and trays would be perfect.
2. Air fryer
Philips air fryer. drop those kilos and still eat yummy foods. This air fryer cook book will make cooking even more interesting and easy
3. Tea infuser
These tea infusers can be used for straining as well as infusing flavor from tea leaves n herbs
When just starting out cooking, a guide is very important to help you get your basics right. nothing better than these best selling books. perfect for the low budget gift list.
5. Spatula set.
No chefs kitchen is complete without his gear. gift the perfect spatula set to make cooking a hassle free experience
6. Mixer for baking
Without this gadget your cooking session is incomplete. from making the dough for cookies to making frosting with perfect stiff peaks, this gadget does it all.
7. Silpat baking mat
This is a fondant rolling mat, indispensable fro a baker kitchen. it can be used in a microwave or oven, even in refrigerator. its made of soft silicone material. i highly advice this low budget item. bring on the perfectly shaped cookies, pies and pizzas.
8.Cheese knife set
Slice and serve your favorite cheese—from hard gouda to buttery brie—in style with this classic wooden Cheese Knives set.
9. Kitchen conversion magnet.
This is the best gift, if you ask me, in terms of utility. Any and every recipe comes with a measurement. Every cook needs it some or the other time in their kitchen. So you can’t go wrong with this one. It comes with a magnet by the way. So it fixes easily on your fridge.
Gifts for the home cook.
A home cook is someone who cooks often but only in their home. They tend to not be as efficient or “perfect” as the more professional types of people. The do no worry about the way something is measured, cut, etc. These people are most likely to “stray from the recipe” looking for a simpler way, or sometimes better taste.
Does that sound like someone you know? Go through this list for
1. Stainless steel colored knife set
This pretty looking set is a great gift for moms, or your girlfriend. it consist of a paring knife, utility knife, Santoku knife, carving knife, chef’s knife, and bread knife. each knife comes with a cover. the color coding makes it easier to distinguish.
2. Egg rings
To spice up your mornings, this budget friendly gift item is great for a colleague or friend. make funky eggs each morn. great fro those with kids especially toddlers.
3. Wooden spatula set
Make someone happy by gifting this all time favorite wish list item of mine. Its got all you need, to ignite n kindle the fire of cooking in you. Not to mention the increased lifespan of your Teflon coated, non stick cookware.
4. Waffle maker
Not an item one would spend on for oneself. But if you are looking to impress your loved one, definitely this is the one. For those sweet mornings. This is a 3 in 1 item. use it as a waffle maker, grill or sandwich maker.
5. Instant pot
A hundred recipes just requiring one gadget. This product, is basically a time saver. If you are looking for a gift to give to a working mom, then this will be it. Too tired to cook, try some one pot recipes with this smart cooker. It has 14 easy touch programs. Pressure Cook, Slow Cook, Saute, Steam, Egg, Cake, Yogurt, Porridge, Multi Grain, Rice, Soup, Beans, Poultry & Meat
It comes with an extra silicone gasket, silicone mitts, steamer basket, raised steam rack/trivet, ladle, rice paddle, and measuring cup are all included . this pot also has an app in android as well as appstore. It features thousands of recipes with videos.
6. Ice cubes tray in different shapes
Bored of the typical ice cubes? Change it up with these honeycomb shaped ice cubes. Let the party begin.
7. Oil mister and vinegar spritzer.
A gift for someone who’s just lost weight? Or is on the way to do so? This oil mister is definitely a game changer. Helps you keep the oil content low, still doesn’t give you the feeling of eating dry, oil less foods. with the spritzer, give your salads, a touch of taste.
I have this same product in my kitchen and i use it every single day. Don’t go by its simple looks. This is a piece of ergonomic art. Its so precise that i didn’t cry at all and i get a heap of finely chopped onions in less than min. Super cheap and affordable.
2. Spice tower
Shhh…… every mom secretly wants this. cooking is a monotonous job, if you have to do it day after day. things like these add a twist.
3. Meal prep bowls
Working mom, stay at home mom? all moms needs storage bowls. You cook fresh food daily, or cook once a week and store batches, that’s as per your convenience. But you cannot go wrong with this one. spill proof, air tight, microwave, freezer safe bowls. Ps. i am a hoarder of all kind of meal prep bowls, and these are the best addition to my kitchen gear.
4. Garlic press
As a cook or may be someone who loves food would know, that the way garlic tastes in your food, largely depends upon how its cut rather than how its cooked. (didn’t know that?). Maximum taste is imparted to the dish when garlic is used in paste form and least taste when its chopped. I personally love garlic and this product gives just the middle ground, required to achieve the best taste out of garlic, and in no time.
5. Fold able chopping board
I am a big fan of all things ergonomic. this one is no exception. When the handle of this board is squeezed, the sides of the board fold up forming a chute down which chopped food or waste can be neatly guided. Its got a comfortable soft-grip handle and non-slip feet. It is Dishwasher safe too.
6. Pasta post
This pot is made of aluminum which gives a smooth, even heating.Twist and lock lid for easy straining and the Oval design accommodates noodles without breakage. check out the perforated lid for easy hot water drainage, without loosing even a single spaghetti, or getting burnt.
7. Bamboo Steamer
Bring out the natural taste of food with organic steaming and healthy cooking, with this bamboo steamer. The bamboo is not treated with any chemicals and is BPA free. wantons, momos, or plain veggies steamed to perfection fro your babies. Also its a perfect pocket friendly gift.
So that was my gift guide for all foodies out there. Hoping to make your holiday season shopping a little easier and less time consuming. so you can spend all the free time with your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.