Small But Mighty Gifts for Foodies

Updated: Nov 12


This gift guide is perfect to find a little something for the food lover in your life. Whether it's a stocking stuffer or a little gift to let that foodie know you're thinking of them (and their palette!).

SAFFRON

Saffron is the world's most expensive food. It's laborious to harvest, but the flavour and aroma it imparts is what makes the world's most iconic dishes like Risotto Milanese or Paella what they are. Treat your loved one with a little gift of saffron threads!

Find it on La Tienda

ELECTRIC SALT & PEPPER MILLS

There is nothing like freshly ground pepper and salt. It really does make a difference when seasoning a dish! Having an electric option that only requires one hand can make things a whole lot faster when working in the kitchen. Plus these would look amazing on your dining room table!

Find it on Williams Sonoma

FLEUR DE SEL

Cassandra owner of the go-to west-coast website Good Life Vancouver loves this Vancouver Island Salt Co Fleur de Sel. The company is founded by former chef Andrew Shepard and the sea salt is harvested from the cold and clear waters off Vancouver Island.

Find it on Vancouver Island Salt Co.

COOKING CLASS GIFT CERTIFICATE

A cooking class gift certificate is the perfect experience for any food lover in your life and fits perfectly into a stocking! The Chef & The Dish lets you video conference with a chef from Italy, Thailand, Spain, Hungary and more. Pick one of the world's most famous dishes and master it with private chef coaching via Skype - all in your own kitchen!

Find it on The Chef & The Dish

DILLIONS BITTERS

Grace from MousseTaco loves Dillon's Bitters, especially the Wormwood Bitters. "They're a fantastic small gift for the bartender in your life!". It's perfect for anyone looking to perfect a classic Sazerac.

Find it on Dillons

SILPAT SILICONE COOKIE SHEET

Tara, London based blogger behind Choperella.com, would love to get a Silpat! "I love that it’s reusable and fits baking sheets perfectly. There’s no fuss cutting, as opposed to parchment paper, and no wastage either!. Silpats are completely non-stick and baked goods come out perfectly. Roll it up and pack it perfectly in a stocking." Follow her cooking adventures @choperella on Instagram.

Find it on Williams Sonoma

CARRY ON COCKTAIL KIT

Know someone who loves their drinks and loves to travel? This carry-on cocktail kit has everything you need to prepare two classic cocktails! Choose from a Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary and more.

Find it on W&P Design

TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Known as liquid gold, we can assure you this traditional D.O.P. Balsamic Vinegar from Modena is different than what you use on salads. Produced only in a small region in Italy, this protected product is one of the world's most expensive foods, and is perfect on anything from cheese to steaks (but never greens!).

Find it on the Parma Shop

STAR WARS PANCAKE MOULDS

Riz behind the award winning Toronto blog, Chocolates and Chai, would love to wake up having the Force on his side. "These pancake moulds are perfect for any Star Wars fanatic! It brings out my inner geek, plus they double as cookie cutters." Find this and more food wisdom by following him on Instagram.

Find it on Williams Sonoma

HOT SAUCE IN A MATCHBOX

For the spice lover in your life, this box contains some of the hottest peppers in the world. Perfect for the hardcore chili lovers who want to take their heat experience to the next level.

Find it on In a Matchbox


MICROPLANE

Tara from Choperella would also love to find a Microplane in her stocking this year. "It’s one of those tools that I find I use for more than I thought I would. A microplane is very sharp and gets the job done in a snap which saves on prep time and makes clean-up easy. It’s perfect for zesting citrus fruits, grating hard cheeses, mincing garlic, shaving chocolate and even nuts. Plus it fits perfectly into a stocking!"

Find it on Microplane

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