Got a foodie to shop for and not sure what to get them for Christmas? Here are some of my picks for items that I’ve been mighty impressed with.
This year, I’ve kept it short and sweet with a small group of best bets for the best foodie gifts. (photo credit: naturalchow.com)
D’Artagnan Gourmet Foods – This company offers all kinds of meats like Goose, Guinea Hen, Muscovy Duck, Venison, Rabbit and Wild Boar, just to name some items. But they also sell indulgent packaged items that are easy to heat and prepare like Foie Gras. They also have items like truffle butter and veal demi glace. I like them because they promise animals are raised on small farms with humane and free-range practices, a focus on clean and natural diet, and an absolute prohibition on antibiotics and hormones. They make gift-giving easy. You don’t have to guess what your foodie friend or relative would want. Just order a gift certificate from D’Artagnan Foods.
They even have a Wagyu burger kit that comes with two 8 oz. patties and, Foie Gras and truffle butter. Forget going out for my birthday. This will be my birthday dinner!
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Dinner Lab – Though not a tangible gift, your foodie friend will appreciate the experience that Dinner Lab provides. Read about my Dinner Lab experience in the link. You can provide a gift credit towards any dinner for them which can be in any value of your choosing. Or if you are feeling extremely generous buy them a year’s membership for $125. Membership gives them exclusive first pick at events but anyone can sign up for their emails to be alerted to events in their city.
Keurig KOLD – If you love your coffee in K-cups, you’ll be happy to learn that Keurig has introduced the Keurig KOLD for sodas, teas, sports drinks and even cocktail mixers (alcohol not included). I had the opportunity to try it, and found the taste to be just as good as the real thing. Most sizes come in a eight-ounce size with just 100 calories a serving. The pods have the flavor in one section of the cup with the beads for fizz in another section. My favorites of what we tried were the Cola made with real cane sugar and the Mojito mixer. It tasted great even sans sand booze. It retails for under $300. Get it delivered to your front door if you order the Keurig KOLD from Amazon.
Pearson Farm – I discovered Pearson Farm months ago when I went on a foodie field trip to Fort Valley, GA. We got to see the Pecan harvesting and production. We also tasted the quality of the pecans vs. other low grade ones. Wow, what a difference! But you don’t have to drive down to Fort Valley to get in on the pecan goodness. You can order their tasty offerings right from their site. I love their chocolate covered pecans and you can get a tin for $20. However, you can get a sampler pack of flavored pecans for $35 too. That’s just a couple ideas. Visit the Pearson website for all the gift guide offerings.
Rumson Gifts – Notti Toffee and more. Last year, owner Catherine McGahan invited me to stop by her store in Buckhead where she’s curated a lovely selection of gifts for the home. While there are many food items, she’s got other cute home decor items. However, on my visit, I was focused on food related items. From high end oils and vinegars, to beef jerky, it took me quite some time to make my selection. I think the best thing I had from Rumson Gifts was the Notti Toffee. In fact, I went back to purchase several boxes as presents for a trip overseas. One thing I love about Rumson, is that the collection supports local vendors.
Sous Vide Cooker – Foodies have foodie friends, right? Well, my friend Christina tells me about her sous vide that she and her husband invested in last year. My mouth waters when she describes the short ribs her hubby cooks that are so moist and tender, it’s better quality than a restaurant. That’s my next must have kitchen gadget. Here’s hoping my hubby sees this.
Although it is rather late in the shopping season by many standards, you can still get most if not all of the items shipped or picked up and under the tree for your foodie friends.
Disclosure: D’artagnan provided samples for me to include in this post.