When you’re a foodie, a lover of all things kitchen, or a budding chef (at home) Christmas is a great time for food (obviously) when everything decadent and delicious is allowed to be scoffed by the handful – it’s the best time of year. It’s also a time where you can, hopefully, get some new gear or upgrade. Whether you ask for money to do this, or for the things themselves. Fingers crossed that you get at least one item off your wish list!
Nothing says Christmas like a gadget that allows you to bake and cook all things delicious in a slow, melt in the mouth way. You can get a personal one, a small one or even a family sized one – to put together those huge meals with the whole family comes over. You can also get slow cooker specific recipes to try out.
Juices and smoothies have become an integral part of a kitchen over the last couple of years – due to the rise in healthy eating. Nutribullet maintains its reputation for the best blender, but the best masticating juicer title belongs elsewhere. It’s up to you where you want to blend or crush your fruit, but every kitchen needs one or the other.
Grow Your Own
Through sites like Not On The Highstreet and Etsy, grow your own gifts have become quite popular. If you love cooking, then why not turn your hand to creating your own ingredients? Pick a plant or two, or maybe you want to try making your own alcohol and make your own Gin or grow your own vineyard. Or go for the cheesy options.
If you love good food, you can always ask for a cooking class or two. Learn how to make sushi from scratch, how to make realistic flowers out of icing, or even just a beginners class in bread making. A class allows you to have fun, expand your skills, and meet new people. If you don’t want to go alone, then ask for two tickets for one class instead of two classes for one.
If you love food but don’t love cooking, why not ask for people to make table reservations for you and pay for the meal? This is a great way to try new places and to go out with friends and family – take them with you and share the gift. Obviously, try not to go crazy and spend all their money – they’ll probably shut you down anyway if you try and order ten lobsters cooked in truffle oil and topped with gold leaf and caviar.