This gift guide will keep the Foodies on your list HAPPY and HUNGRY! There are gifts for any budget, and the list includes 2 homemade and 3 under $20!
- Tower Garden: The ultimate foodie gift is the Tower Garden. This allows year-round food growing in any climate! Based on a recent study done by ATL Urban Farms, the return on investment can be as little as 6 months! Growing aeroponically means no soil, less water, quicker growth, and more produce yield! Easy $45 per month payment option for 12 months makes it super affordable!
- Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm: Another home-growing experience for the foodie in your life! This kit is under $20!
- Homemade Bourbon Bacon Brittle: This recipe is sure to please your foodie’s palate! Wrap it up with a mini hammer and mini bottle of bourbon for an exciting homemade gift!
- Homemade Finishing Salts: Back almost 10 years ago, I made some really great Finishing Salts for family and friends. I made Matcha Salt and Citrus and Fennel Salt. I could literally put that on EVERYTHING! This is a really inexpensive and fun homemade gift to make! I put them in cute ceramic jars with lids from Old Time Pottery and wrapped with a festive ribbon. They still use them today!
- No Six Depot: They are a small-batch coffee roastery, café, art gallery & event space in the oldest train station in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. They import tea and coffee from around the world and do all their own roasting. They have fantastic gifts such as coffee, teas, and salts, with gorgeous gold-foil stamped boxes and letter-press cards!
- Hello Fresh Subscrption: HelloFresh is a weekly recipe-kit delivery service. You choose three delicious recipes each week, and they deliver them straight to your door! What foodie wouldn’t love that?!
- Veggetti: This has been such a great purchase for us! We used this with our Tower Garden cucumbers and squash, and it is such a fun way to eat your veggies! Zucchini noodles or zoodles are perfectly made with the Veggetti and it’s only $14.99. You can find them at Walmart, Amazon, and Bed Bath and Beyond as well.
- CSA Share: Any foodie would love a CSA share (Community Supported Agriculture). This gives them a weekly supply of produce, eggs, and possibly meat depending on the farm you are using. Local Harvest has a nice way of finding a CSA, and if you’re local to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, Berkshire Grown is a great resource.
The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure : This cookbook by Berkshire native, Alana Chernilla is the perfect foodie gift! Alana guides you through exciting ways to make your own staples at home such as chevre, kimchi,and preserved lemons! Lovely recipes to go along with the guides as well! It was named one of the top 21 cookbooks of 2015 by Epicurious! The author is my son Nico’s teacher’s wife, but I’m not biased, it’s a fabulous cookbook!
- Local butcher Certificate: If you’re local to the Berkshires of Massachusetts, my friend Jeremy Stanton has a fantastic shop named the Meat Market. They are a locally-sourced, nose-to-tail butcher shop, serve lunch and have dinner events, as well as have an amazing catering company, Fire Roasted Catering. Finding a local butcher shop allows you to know where your meat is coming from, and ensures quality cuts, as well as cuts you may not find otherwise. Ask a local chef or farmer for a butcher recommendation if you aren’t familiar with one. You could also visit this online listing.
Whatever gift you choose for the Foodie in your life, any of the above will score you big time points!
Sara ~Fresh Foodie Mama~