Can you believe I'm already thinking about Christmas?! I normally have a strict “no Christmas before December rule” but I'm being badass and breaking my own rule this year. And … it feels good!
You see, there's this little thing you might have heard of called **wink wink** Black Friday, and it's coming up THIS Friday!
It's like the universe gives you permission to sit on your couch in your pj's and get all your Christmas shopping done without ever leaving the house, like the wise and wonderful person you are. You know what that means, right? No malls! No headaches! No can I just get out of here like right nows!
Online Black Friday shopping = pure happy bliss.
I've put together a list of super awesome Christmas gifts for foodies that will make you look like a rockstar on Christmas morning. All of these can be bought on Amazon, which means you can get all of your Christmas presents delivered to your door in just two days with Amazon Prime.
Sidebar → The delivery guy, who I now know by first name, literally just dropped off a package from Amazon five minutes ago. Don't you just LOVE Amazon?!!
On a more personal note, I've mentioned my favorite charity at the bottom of this post as an option to donate to on behalf of someone who has everything. For many years my family would donate money to a charity we thought the person we were buying for would be interested in. Those were some of my favorite and most memorable Christmas gifts.
And onto awesome Christmas gifts for foodies …
Make it ridiculously easy for your foodie friend to pull out their best Iron Chef impersonation with carefully selected and freshly ground spices from RawSpiceBar. Gift them a monthly subscription so fun and tasty spice mixes show up at their door each month. The gift that keeps on giving!
Have you heard of the Kitchen Aid Mini? It's everything awesome about a Kitchen Aid Mixer, only with a much smaller footprint. This is the gift for the foodie with a small kitchen!
If you want to rock your kitchen, this is how you do it. Once the domain of professional kitchens, this gadget lets you take total control over how you cook your food by turning any pot into a sous vide machine. If anyone wants to buy me a gift …. just sayin' 🙂
Have a sweet tooth on your list? Sneak some fudgy chocolate sauce into their stocking. Yeah, baby!
Plenty More is Ottolenghi's newest cookbook and (I think) his best one yet. The photos are gorgeous and the recipes turn out perfect every time. I've got a well used copy at home and another ready to be wrapped.
Boil water and look good doing it with this pretty Kitchen Aid Electric Kettle.
When my sister got a waffle maker for Christmas a few years ago, she made us waffles the next day. You know what I'm saying, right? If you want to eat waffles, buy your fav foodie a waffle machine!
A true foodie knows that you can never have too many salts. This sea salt gift pack has one of my all-time favs: truffle salt. Yum!
Love these super fun pots and pans by Rachael Ray!
Poach the perfect egg with these super cute, non-stick, silicone egg poachers.
This is the spiralizer I have and LOVE. The lucky foodie in your life will be able to spiralize their veggies 4 different ways.
The cutest vintage-style bread box around.
This is the best juicer ever. Seriously. My dad bought me one for my birthday this year I don't know how I ever lived without it. It makes making bourbon sours dangerously easy.
I don't know about you but I think this Sugar ‘N Spice apron may just be one of the cutest, prettiest, make me wanna be in the kitchen aprons ever made.
The most inappropriately awesome cookbook around.
I ♥ my Microplane. It grates the zest off a lemon without getting any of the bitter pith and will turn garlic and ginger into a perfect paste. It also works awesome to grate nutmeg and other spices.
I'm in love with these colorful tea cups. They come with an infuser so you can brew loose tea right in your cup, a lid to keep your tea warm and a rubber grip around the middle to protect your fingers. My sister bought me the turquoise one last year and I LOVE it!
My cast iron skillet is the pan I reach for 98% of the time. Whatever I cook in it gets a beautiful sear and unless you use soap to wash it, it's indestructible. I even take mine camping and put it over the fire.
If you know someone who doesn't have one in their kitchen, you should change that
I have 2 knives in my kitchen and my 10″ Shun chef's knife is, without a doubt, my favorite. I think everyone who spends a reasonable amount of time in the kitchen should own one. It is basically the sharpest thing ever (watch your fingers, seriously!) It's apparently made like a samurai sword and cuts through everything like nothing.
It also comes with a lifetime warranty so if you ever take it camping and accidentally drop it and the blade chips a little you can send it back and they'll refinish it for you. Not sayin' it was me who did something that silly, though.
The biggest and most badass Le Creuset. I use mine ALL the time!
Know someone who's been naughty this year? Juuust joking'. Did you know that charcoal takes the nasty stuff out of your water? These are like the jugs of water with filters you leave in your fridge only WAY cooler.
I have a few friends with these (people who are obviously way cooler than me) and I can tell you that they make water taste amazing.
Reusable sandwich bags are a must for anyone who takes sandwiches for lunch. It almost makes me wish I didn't work from home.
Kiva is a non-profit organization that helps low-income entrepreneurs from all over the world gain access to micro loans so that they can grow their businesses and rise out of poverty. Rather than donating your money, you loan it. You choose the person you want to loan to based on gender, country or the type of business and once they repay the loan you can either re-loan it or withdrawn the funds.
I love the idea of helping people to help themselves. Kiva has been my charity of choice for years now. If there's anyone on your list who has everything, why not give them a Kiva gift card so they can make their first loan?