Know someone who is a master chef? A baker? A grill master? A person with an extremely perceptive palate? These outstanding gift picks are sure to make any foodie's mouth water.
Attractive to behold and mighty to use, this 15-piece set of knives is impressive. The regal glass display case is far superior in looks to the traditional "block." The knives themselves are crafted with a combination of 100% German stainless steel and teak wood handles for ultimate durability. They're also stain & rust resistant. It's no surprise that Oprah named this set as one of her Favorite Things of 2012. It's now one of Metropolitan Mama's Favorite Things too!
The ultimate foodie gift. This high-powered blender will replace the recipient's current blender, food processor, and mixer. The 120 volt motor is super powerful and comes equipped with a seven year full warranty. You can make smoothies, soups, breads, and much more. We've used ours to make creamy strawberry banana smoothies, decadent butternut squash soup, and the very best New York Cheesecake. After mixing, grinding, chopping, and churning, clean-up is a breeze. Add a drop of dish soap, warm water, and put on high. Also comes with a spiralbound cookbook that can stand on its own on the countertop.
For the baker on your list, consider this silicone loaf pan. Easy to remove your bread and easy to clean. Ideal for the holiday season when banana, pumpkin, cranberry, and whole wheat breads are being popped in and out of everyone's ovens. Note that the pan is slightly smaller than most bread pans, but I've found that it stills works with my favorite recipes.
Serving up food for a crowd? This seasoned steel pan is the perfect gift for big families, outdoor adventurers, and grillmasters. We use ours at least a few times a week for sizzling up salmon, roasting potatoes and onions, and sauteeing bell peppers for fajitas. The pan takes high heat well (works especially well over an open flame) and, with proper maintenance, is meant to last a lifetime. Made in the USA.
Surprise your favorite baker with a set of charming cupcake boxes from Meri Meri. Fashioned to look like a fancy french shop, you can choose between a large box that can hold 4 cupcakes or a small box that can hold 1. Beautiful embellishments make for a wonderful presentation.
For the coffee lover, choose a pound of certified organic, fairly traded, shade grown, delicious coffee. Camano Island Coffee Roasters is a family-owned company based in Washington State (the owners are friends of ours!) - and they're coffee is truly in the "top 1% of all coffee." CICR also has coffee gift boxes available.
Got tired feet from cookin' up meals? Sewing or crafting? Working on projects in the garage? Welcome a wellness mat into your home. The squishy surface provides support for you back, knees, hips, and back. These mats are made in the USA and backed by a 7-year warranty. Available in a variety of sizes, patterns, and colors.
Just say no to mainstream snack brands that are loaded with additives and chemicals. Instead, stock your stuffings with Sahale Snacks. No added fats, transfats, or preservatives. The Valdosta Pecan blend is particularly tasty - black-peppered pecans and sweet cranberries are paired for a truly gourmet treat.
Super trim, lightweight, and easy to set up, this scale measures body weight, %body fat, %body water, %muscle mass, and %bone mass - for up to 8 users! Just step on the black surface and get an instant digital read-out. It's probably best to purchase this for someone who has specifically requested a scale to avoid hurt feelings, but this is a super "smart" gift for people looking to get or stay fit in 2013.
Homemade pizza is fun to make - and delicious to eat! For a fun gift for foodies or families, choose this pizza stone by Longaberger and pair it with a jar of marinara sauce and some fresh pepperoni. This sturdy stone is designed to be used in the oven or directly on the grill. Choose from 7 lovely colors. Dishwasher-safe.
Will you be shopping for a foodie this year? What gift recommendations would you add?
Be sure to check out Metropolitan Mama's full 2012 Christmas Gift Guide.