Still shopping for your favorite foodie? There are so many types of gifts that the food aficionado on your holiday list would enjoy, from cookbooks to food items that there is no shortage of options. Gadgets and other useful food-related gifts are another possibility. The following is a list of some of the most innovative and impressive choices available to suit every budget and personality.
Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer XL
Deep fried turkeys for the holidays or any gathering are becoming increasingly popular. Deep-frying a bird does not have to be a messy, outdoor job anymore. The Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer XL can cook up a 20-pound turkey safely and easily right in your favorite foodie’s kitchen. Cleanup is simple, too, with a stainless steel shell, dishwasher-safe lid, drain valve and removable inner pot. Around $150, find a retailer near you on the Masterbuilt website.
Cupcakes are currently trending, and there are many ways to make these personal-sized goodies more accessible and even more adorable. Take Cupcake Cuties designer cupcake kits, for example. Each kit comes with 24 decorative cupcake sleeves, toppings and decorations to create cute designs, such as cupcakes that look like miniature buckets of popcorn or Jack-o-lanterns. Check out the Cupcake Cuties gallery to see all of the options available at around $20 a kit.
Contigo Travel Mugs
If your favorite foodie is never without a home-brewed cup of fresh ground coffee, a Contigo Travel Mug makes a gift that will be used every day. These insulated mugs keep hot beverages hot, cool drinks cool and fit perfectly into car cup holders. Did I mention that they are 100% spill proof and come in a variety of designer styles, too? Around $20; shop online or check the website for a retailer near you.
Foodies who love gadgets will adore the Ninja Master Prep Professional. Use it to blend, chop, dice, mince and puree. Make everything from creamy soups to killer salsa to fun snow cones in seconds. The power pod attaches to any of the three dishwasher- and microwave-safe containers included, which are a 16 oz. chopping bowl, a 40 oz. pitcher and a 48 oz. large pitcher, making usage and cleanup so easy. This gadget gets used. Your foodie will wonder how she ever lived without one. Around $60 at retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart, or buy direct online.
Not all foodie Christmas gifts are items to be used in the kitchen. For example, Papeterie offers gorgeous notecards with food-related designs such as lobsters and grapevines. You can customize them by selecting an ink color, font or personalization. They range in price from $8 for a set of eight digital print cards to $49.99 for a set of 25 letterpress cards at Papeterie Store online.
Everybody loves a gift personalized with his or her name, and Personalization Mall has dozens of fun and thoughtful foodie Christmas gifts. From bamboo cutting boards emblazoned with a name to personalized serving items to cookie jars with pictures of Grandma’s favorite munchkins, there is definitely something for every foodie and every budget. Check out Personalization Mall’s Kitchenware collection here.
Pilar Pull-Down Faucet
Some lists of the best Christmas gifts for foodies contain everything but the kitchen sink. This list is different, as it only includes unique, thoughtful gifts. Including the kitchen sink! You might not think of a faucet as an ideal gift, but that is only because you have not yet tried Delta’s Pilar® Pull-Down faucets with Touch2O™ Technology. With these faucets, there is no need to turn a handle with food-covered hands risking cross-contamination and messes. Simply touch anywhere on the spout or handle to turn the water on and off. It will even turn itself off if you forget! These faucets are sleek and stylish as well, with pull-down sprayer wands and even built-in soap dispensers available. Giving your favorite foodie one of these faucets is like giving an extra hand in the kitchen, and who doesn’t need one of those? Faucets start at around $300. Head to your favorite home center or shop online.
Chances are good that the foodie on your holiday gift list does most of the cooking for family and friends. Wouldn’t a break be the perfect Christmas gift? Slip a gift certificate from Restaurant.com into his or her stocking. You can buy $25 restaurant gift certificates for only $10, which means that you are actually both getting a break!
Sunbeam™ Cupcake Maker and Donut Maker
With one of these gifts, your favorite foodie will no longer need to run out to the donut shop or bakery for a sweet treat. These handy gadgets whip up a batch of cupcakes, muffins or donuts in minutes. Non-stick surfaces are a breeze to clean, too! About $30 to $50 at major retailers such as Target and Amazon.
No matter what type of holiday gift you decide on for the foodie in your life, it will surely be just right when you sprinkle it with love.