If you know a foodie you may well have already purchased them the best induction cookware set, the best wines, the best everything, leaving you struggling to know what to get them come Christmas or their birthday. Luckily, we have you covered with these five thoughtful gifts the foodies in your family will appreciate:
- A Handpicked Hamper
There’s nothing more special than a hamper that has items you have carefully picked out for the giftee.
You could make a fresh hamper in a freezer box with deli meats, cheeses, and posh dairy products. You could make an exotic fruit basket for the fresh fruit lover in your life. You could even make a chocolate and alcohol basket, with all kinds of unusual, interesting varieties your loved one has never seen before.
The key is to present whatever you give, really well. Pick a nice basket, place it on a bed of tissue paper or shredded corrugated cardboard, and wrap it beautifully.
- Dinner at a Michelin Starred Restaurant
The Michelin guide is renowned for listing the most incredible restaurants across multiple countries across the world. Eating out at a Michelin Starred restaurant is not just a meal, but a culinary experience.
For a fantastic foodie gift, why not surprise your loved one with a booking at a Michelin Starred restaurant creative, world-class yummy food fun they will never forget?
- A Super Subscription
Subscription services were already gaining popularity pre-pandemic, with around 31% of millennials receiving a subscription at that time.
Once the pandemic happened, of course, subscription services went through the roof, and now, there are more options to choose from than ever before.
For foodies, there are all kinds of subscriptions, like chilli lovers’ packs, alcohol and snack combos, gourmet popcorn subscriptions, and more. This is the kind of gift that literally keeps on giving, so it’s a great option to consider.
- Make Your Gift Friendly for All Foodies
Any gift can be made extra special if you ensure that it is tailored to suit the needs of the recipient. Is your giftee vegan? Teetotal? Are they one of the 32 million people in the US who have food allergies?
If you aren’t sure, the best thing to do is to try and make your gift as suitable for the majority of people as possible. One way to do this is to avoid food altogether, and instead, choose items that all foodies can use. Consider a high-grade blender, novelty food preparation gadgets, beautiful crockery, or even essential oils like cinnamon or mint that add a delicious aroma to the home. These are items everybody can enjoy, regardless of their food and drink preferences.
- A Chef Visit
The average American works over 34 hours per week. Add to that childcare, hobbies, personal relationships, and health, and it is no surprise that even the most food-mad people can end up using convenience meals and services to get by.
For a truly special experience, why not treat your frazzled foodie friends or family members to a visit from a chef? The professional food master will stop by to cook them a meal in their home whilst they sit and enjoy the results – heaven!
“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child
With the tips above, you can make sure that the foodie in your life gets a fantastic gift they truly appreciate next time a special event comes up. With all the thought you have already put in, they’re sure to love what you give them.