The key to buying a great gift AND getting a deal on it is to shop way ahead of time!!! If you have a foodie friend with a birthday coming up check out our gift ideas and start looking for what’s on sale. Maybe it’s a kitchen appliance or gadget that will make cooking super fun or easier for them. Maybe it’s a gourmet foods to take their recipes up a notch! Either way the key is to start shopping early so you can wow your foodie friend with a fabulous gift and spend less.
Check out our gift ideas that will surprise and delight your culinary aficionado:
A Professional Knife Set
Good knives are the perfect present for the amateur chef and can be works of art themselves. Not only do they look professional, but they will be sharp enough to cut anything at all very skillfully! If your friend already has nice knives consider adding to their set with a specific knife such as a cleaver for meat, or a de-boning knife for preparing fish. If your friend loves Sushi and Asian food, they could try preparing it at home if armed with one of these types of japanese kitchen knives.
A Trendy Apron
Inspire your friend to be the most stylish chef in the kitchen with a cool apron! Not only are they practical items of clothing, but they are a fab way of adding some sartorial splendor to cooking. If your friend has a sense of humor you’ll be able to find some quirky, highly comedic aprons out there. For a proper chuckle, buy them a novelty one depicting a naked torso or a bikini-clad body!
Gourmet Cocktail Bitters
For friends who love to entertain, cocktail related gifts are always a winner! Bitters are liquid extractions of herbs, flowers, plants and many other natural ingredients and commonly used in drinks like the Old Fashioned. But today they come in many different flavors and will inspire some new ideas for your host. Bitters are extremely key ingredients. Cocktail connoisseurs swear by them and your friend will be surprised and excited to invent a new libation when they unwrap one!
Do you know your friend’s favorite celebrity chef? If so, how about buying their latest recipe book? The internet is a great place to look for recipes but a quality cook book that your friend can sit down and enjoy will be a nice surprise. Look for a book that focuses on one particular ingredient or world cuisie. Try and see if you can find one that’s closely linked to your friend’s favorite food!
If your friend is just starting out, book them a class to learn something new. You can find courses at your local night school. Some colleges even hold ones at the weekends aimed at adults. You’ll usually pay for a block of lessons. Normally, students won’t get a formal qualification. It’s just a great experience of learning new dishes and getting the chance to hang out with like minded people! You never know, your friend might let you sample her new skills once she has completed the course as a thank you.
We hope you’re inspired to start shopping and find a deal on a fab foodie present. Hey if you find a GREAT deal you may even keep some for yourself!