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 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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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!"
"Best Gifts for Couples" - Time Out New York
Video chat a chef from Italy, Thailand, Turkey and more countries into your kitchen!
The Chef & The Dish has been rated "Best Gifts for Couples" by Time Out New York.
Skype a chef into your home for a great date-night in, girls get-together, epic dinner party or gift for someone you love.