Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

This holiday gift guide may be small, but it’s full of quality, spot-on gifts that your foodie friends will LOVE.

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

If there’s one thing that’s changed for me over the years, it’s what I enjoy giving and receiving for the holidays. Last year I received two knife sets for Christmas, by two different people. I’m assuming this is because it is obvious I am a foodie who loves to cook, with good knives.

I am giddy with excitement when I have to give a gift to someone who appreciates food and cooking as much as I do. I can wander the walls of Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Pier 1 and Sur la Table for hours already – give me a mission and I will complete it with enthusiasm. It can be intimidating and a bit of a sensory overload when you are surrounded by millions of tools, appliances, products and more, each of which seem perfect for your loved one whose favorite tv show is Top Chef. I’ve compiled a few ideas for you, so you can stop scrolling through Food52 being smacked in the face with cooking tool stimuli that overwhelm your brain with choice.

the spiralizer*

If you haven’t hopped on the Spiralizer train, what are you waiting for? It’s 2015, and veggies in their true form is so five minutes ago. Use the Spiralizer to transform your side dish from soggy zucchini to healthy noodles.Kale Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Kale Sun Dried Tomato Pesto


Get the recipe here.

the professional chef*

Save your friend $40,000 and give them this book that will teach and provide them a reference for the rest of their culinary lives. It is a total classic and has been dubbed the ‘bible for all chefs’. Being someone who owns this book – I can attest to that. It is essentially an entire culinary education between two hard back covers.

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A few other foodie books I recommend (click image to see product)*:

cutting board tablet stand*

Like I said, it’s 2015, which means the majority of the recipes we use are from the internet. If your loved one is an avid iPad or Android tablet user, a stand will make it easier to keep in the kitchen for recipe-glancing. It also prevents your tablet from getting dirty or broken by keeping it out of the way. Plus, it looks like a cutting board! S’CUTE!

hatchery subscription

Hatchery is not your normal subscription box. With this subscription, you’ll receive a monthly package filled with small-batch food items, sourced from independent makers across the country. Hatchery was kind enough to share the experience with me, and I could not believe how perfectly assembled, high-quality and one-of-a-kind this box was. Your foodie friend would be forever grateful.

PS: I’ve got a secret for ya. Use code ‘BLISSFULBALANCE’ at check out ​on ​and receive your first tasting box for just $10!

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For a little more guidance, here is Hatchery’s gift guide:

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

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kate spade coffee table recipe book

Now this one isn’t for your foodie dudes, but your foodettes (new word) will fall in love. This is the ultimate coffee table cookbook with more than just recipes. I love it so much, in fact, I’m giving one away! Scroll down for details…
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Join the conversation:
What foodie-themed gift would you be stoked to receive?
How have your gift preferences changed over theme?

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*This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click the links marked with an asterisk, and purchase an item, I receive a very small commission. Additionally, I received free product from Kate Spade and Hatchery for this post. As always, these opinions are 100% honest. Thank you for your continuous support. 


  1. says

    I got The Professional Chef for my birthday last year, and I can attest to it being like mini culinary education! Great guide, that Hatchery subscription looks amazing!

  2. says

    I love food because it’s “a family affair.” Phew…only 3 words. That’s seriously tough! haha

    As for what foodie gift I’d love to receive, I’ve seriously been into good cookbooks lately! That Hatchery subscription sounds INCREDIBLE, too!

  3. says

    I love this gift guide :) unique ideas, esp. Hatchery! I may get it for myself….tehe
    Three reasons why I love food: 1) brings people together 2) allows me a creative outlet 3) expands my horizons!

  4. Susan H says

    Ah, the spiralizer is on my wishlist this year :)
    Ever since I started eating healthier and cooking for myself, it has changed my outlook on food and my lifestyle

    Why I love food (in three words): fueling the body!

  5. says

    This is perfect! Adding all these things to my Christmas gift list. My mom is (almost) as big of a foodie as I am and I’ve been struggling to find something to get her – these all look great! Thanks for sharing!

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