Day 42: Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Foodie
I have a confession to make. I haven't even started Christmas shopping. To be honest, I hate shopping, and so therefore I put it off until the very. last. minute. Maybe I'm the only procrastinator out there, but I'm guessing (hoping!) I'm not, so I've put together a little "Last-Minute Gift Guide" for all of your favorite foodies. Hey, if nothing else, now I know what I want for Christmas!
(FYI: The grid starts with #1 on the upper left and goes clockwise. Also, I am not getting paid to promote any of these brands - they are all just products that I genuinely love!)
1) The Little Paris Kitchen ($25.44)
For the francophile: This gorgeous book (full of dreamy pictures of Paris) has 120 simple French recipes created in Rachel Khoo's tiny Paris kitchen. I'm obsessed.
2) Clyde Oak's Urban Farm Seed Kit ($34)
For the urban farmer: This little tin contains an entire garden, with seeds for lettuces, beets, canteloupe, summer squashes, radishes, herbs, watermelon, peppers, tomatoes, and much more! Sealed in a mylar bag, the seeds are individually packaged, non-hybrid, non-GMO, open-pollinating, American-grown – and ideal for small spaces and raised-bed gardening.
3) Bon Appetit Apron ($68)
For the cook: I love Anthropologie's vintage-inspired aprons, but this one caught my eye because it's so simple and so chic –what's not to love?
4) Mast Brothers Origin Collection ($40)
For the chocoholic: This collection of 5 beautifully-wrapped dark chocolate bars from Brooklyn's Mast Brothers contains four single-origin bars (Belize, Dominican Republic, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea), plus their signature Brooklyn Blend bar.
5) Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book ($18.98)
For the baker: The Elsen sisters make the best pies in Brooklyn, but now – with the help of their beautiful new book and step-by-step tutorials – you can make their show-stopping pies at home. The Maple Buttermilk Custard Pie and the Salted Caramel Apple Pie are both to die for.
6) Nonstick Madeleine Pan ($25)
Also for the baker: Ever baker needs a madeleine pan – this nonstick one from Williams-Sonoma is super-durable and turns out perfect madeleines every time.
7) White Whale "House Guest" Cocktail Mixers Set ($29.95)
For the mixologist: A must for the at-home bar, these amazing organic, botanically-inspired mixers allow you to make craft cocktails simply with the addition of vodka, bourbon, or gin. Simply mix, stir, strain, garnish, and enjoy!
8) Vika Sky Salad Set ($28)
For the hostess: I love the simple design on this wooden salad spoon and fork from Anthropologie. This would make a perfect gift for a home-entertaining enthusiast.
Other fabulous gift ideas...
- For the curator: A subscription to the ever-stylish and inspirational Anthology magazine (4 issues = $38).
- For the locavore: A weekly subscription to Quinciple, my favorite farm-to-apartment delivery service (1 week = $49.90 in Manhattan; $37.90 in Brooklyn).
- For the foodie traveler: Where Chef's Eat, a brand new international restaurant guide written by 400 of the world's top chefs ($19.95).