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 2 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 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: 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.
Dinnerly: Dinnerly is the least expensive, quality weekly meal-kit delivery service on the market. Coming in at $4.99 per portion, it’s the most economical option coming from Martha and Marley Spoon. You choose three delicious recipes each week, with quality ingredients like grass-fed meats, and mascarpone cheese, and they deliver them straight to your door! What foodie wouldn’t love that?
Food Tour Gift Certificate: The Foodie in your life will relish in all of the local culinary delights on a Food Tour, and you get to join them–Bonus! If you are local to the Carolinas, check out Carolina Food Tours You can buy tickets or a Gift Certificate straight from their website. If you are local to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, where I’m originally from, you can take some incredible taste tours from Berkshire Farm and Table . Their Charcuterie Trail, Cheese Trail, and Beer and Cider Trail are a few tantalizing options! For other areas, check out Food Tour Finder to locate one near you, or do a Google search with the name of your area and Food Tour and see what pops up!
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.
Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World: Forget all the fad diets and give this cookbook a whirl! Sam Kass, former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier to do a little better for your diet–and the environment–every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.
Local Butcher or Farm Certificate: Finding a local farm or nose-to-tail 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 near you. You could also visit Eat Wild and locate great resources in your own state!
Goldbelly Gourmet Gifts and Subscriptions: They are on a mission to discover America’s most loved regional foods & ship ‘em right to your door!
Whichever gift you choose for the Foodie in your life, any of the above will score you big time points!
Sara ~Fresh Foodie Mama~