CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE FOODIE
Food, glorious food.
Everyone has one. Someone in their life who just LOVES food. Someone who wakes up and plans breakfast, lunch and dinner. Someone whose week revolves around brunch on Sunday, dinner on Thursday and the latest bar on Friday night. Like the good person you are, you’re going to buy this person something they love for Christmas – not a book on physics. Considering we know a few foodies (yes, us…) we thought we’d help out and hunt down this years’ top gifts for the food lover.
Here are our top picks for the foodie in your life this Christmas:
Food. Exercise. Sleep. Journal from Kikki K
A little organisation never hurt anybody – especially those whose lives revolve around their eating habits and (eating) outings. Save your foodie friend the hassle of planning and forgetting their food adventures with this food planning diary from Kikki K. It’s also a useful tool for tracking exercise and sleep!
Ultimate Eatlist by Lonely Planet
The title says it all. A bible of sorts for those who worship food, Lonely Planet has done the huge task of shortlisting and ranking the world’s top 500 food experiences! After speaking to the world’s top chefs, food writers and food-obsessed authors they somehow came up with a definitive list. Well worth the read!
KeepCup Original 16oz
Foodies live intense and busy lives and quite often (in our humble opinion/experience) they require several cups of coffee a day. Be the best friend a foodie could ask for and help your foodie friend do their bit for the environment with the first barista-standard reusable coffee cup. We recommend the 16oz – ‘I got 99 problems but coffee ain’t one’…
Modern Baking by Donna Hay
Despite insisting there is no time for reading – only eating – we’re willing to bet most foodies would be open to a cookbook from one of the world’s foremost culinary queens. For a limited time, when you order Modern Baking from Booktopia you’ll receive a signed copy – kapow, who’s the favourite this Christmas?
Fizz Chocolate Fountain
This doesn’t really need explaining… Name a foodie, name anyone, who doesn’t love a chocolate fountain? We’ll wait. The ideal gift for the foodie in your life, this chocolate fountain from Fizz Creations is the ideal companion to any party, dinner, girl’s night in or Friday night alone on the couch with Netflix… You get the picture.
Foodies Collective Gift Box
Give your food loving friend something they can literally eat up. Australian-owned Foodies Collective offers deliveries of 1-6 boxes filled with specially curated, local foodie treats. From the likes of organic chocolate, Australian olive oil, jam, chutney and fruits, to herbs and spices – there’s something for every food lover in these boxes.
Bake It Box Subscription
A must for any foodie who is also a bit of a whiz in the kitchen. Take the hassle out of cooking and sign your foodie up to a subscription with Bake It Box. The monthly box comes with step-by-step instructions, pre-measured dry ingredients and all the decorations needed! Maybe they’ll cook for you if you’re nice…
Gelato Messina: Gelato Appreciation Class
Book your foodie friend (and maybe yourself) into Gelato Messina’s Gelato Appreciation Classes and join them for a gelato making experience, a combination of a science class, an information session and a gelato degustation. Classes are held in the Messina HQ’s in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and are a must, must, must.
Chocolate Christmas Wreath
If your foodie friend is likely to be hungry come Christmas Day and has a sweet tooth their dentist is scared of, why not invest in a chocolate Christmas wreath? Decorated with 70 Lindt balls, your foodie of choice (and everyone around them) will love you. That is if they intend to share…
The St James Hamper
In the back of every foodie’s mind, beneath all the layers of food, lies the common knowledge that Harrods is a food-lover haven, previously inaccessible from the shores of Australia. Well foodie and fashion lovers we’re here to tell you, Harrods has made it. This year, treat the food-obsessed to one of Harrods outrageous hampers. Our pick is the St James Hamper, a collection of Harrods own food delights.