Do you have a foodie in your life to shop for this holiday season? Or maybe you are a foodie, looking to add a little something to your Christmas wish list? I’ve put together a list of a few of my favourite food lovers themed holidays gifts. So have a peek.
First item up is this retro cow-girl print apron. How cute and unique is this? This little sweet treat of an apron is sure to bring a smile to the face of your daughter, friend, mother, aunt and also makes a fun bridal shower gift. Made by Carolyn West of Carolyn’s Aprons you can buy this item for $39.95 on www.getgoretro.com Love it!
What’s more thoughtful than a personalized gift? This rolling-pin is handmade from solid birch and customized handles. It’s a full size, working kitchen utensil, ready for whatever pie crust your bringing its way. The designs on the rolling-pin are wood burned by hand and can be custom designed to fit any theme. Maybe flames on it for your hubby or a sweet flower design for your sister? I just like this one because of a certain M.S. I know, wink-wink. You can contact the designer directly and she is happy to help you. Only $28 on www.etsy.com
Next up are Eggies. If you haven’t already seen these on tv don’t let the cheesy infomercial scare you away. These are actually very handy little items. You simply crack an egg into an Eggies container and boil away like you would a regular egg. When done there is no peeling, no burning, less stinky egg smell, you just open and your done. One of my favourite things about Eggies is that the bottom is flat so you can make deviled eggs to stand up on a platter. Perfect gift for a hostess or to use if you’re hosting a party yourself this holiday season. They are only $14.99 in Canada ($10 in the states) and comes with 12 Eggies containers and 2 egg slices which comes in handy for salads and such. www.Eggies.ca
These adorable cupcake timers are the sweetest gift for the baker in your life. They come in a variety of colours. Just leave it on your counter and see how many people try to take a bite. A handy little gift to have, especially over the holidays when you’re cooking more than one thing at a time. Available for $22.99 on www.etsy.com
This is a unique blend of spices from the gorgeous host of Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi. I choose this latina spice blend as it is such an interesting blend of flavours that most North American mouths aren’t used to. Tastes incredible when blended in with ground beef for burgers, spaghetti, meatloaf or also used in grilling chicken. It’s also gluten-free which is perfect for the celiac on your list. Available for the low price of $7.20 on www.urbanaccents.com
This is one of my favourite new cook books from Chef Emeril Lagasse. Full of amazing ideas from side dishes to desserts and more. All based on ingredients you can easily pick up from your local farmer’s market. This cook book is going to be my sidekick this summer while grocery shopping. The fresh local ingredients list and recipes on every page are all a must try. Available at www.Amazon.ca for $16.99 plus free shipping!
What’s a better hostess gift than a fantastic bottle of wine? This Okanagan winery called Moon Curser formerly known at Twisted Tree Vineyards has an amazing repertoire of reds. All wines are made from grapes grown exclusively on the East Bench in Osoyoos. They are strong, full-bodied sometimes smoky wines that are sure to be a hit for any wine lover on your list. Another reason why I like Moon Cursor wines is that they support local farmers who supply the grapes for this wine. So next time you’re sipping on that Moon Cursor Cabernet Sauvignon it just could have been hand planted by me at my boyfriend’s family vineyard in Osoyoos. One of my favourite wines from Moon Curser is there Contraband which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (29%), Carmenere (23%), Malbec (23%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (1%). Available at fine wine retailers or at www.mooncurser.com for $25 a bottle.
Last but not least on this foodie Christmas wish list are glamour gloves. The fanciest way to wash those Christmas dinner plates. You need something to make washing dishes fun right? These plastic dish washing gloves come adored with accents, including a faux diamond ring! These are so cute I’m tempted to wear these even when I’m not washing dishes! Available on www.simply-whimsical.com in a variety of colours for $15.
Hope everyone has a lovely holiday season. Please remember to help those in need this Christmas and make a donation to your local food bank. There are over 70,000 people in British Columbia that rely on your generous donations.