Giving and receiving gifts is a wonderful way to show someone that you care. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or just because, receiving a gift is such a nice surprise and can really make somebody’s day. Whilst we all have our own tastes and interests, and so no two people are the same when it comes to buying a gift for them, for food lovers there is only one kind of present that they want to receive! These days there are so many fantastic (and delicious) food-based gifts that will get anyone’s mouth watering.
Here is our guide to the perfect gift ideas for food lovers.
Everyone loves receiving a food basket and they are a perfect gift because there are so many different types of baskets. The best basket for the food lover in your life will depend on what their favorite kind of food is. There are delicious beef jerky baskets with different meaty snacks, old school candy baskets with all your favorite childhood treats, and traditional jams and pickle baskets for some rustic fun. There are many baskets online being made by small, independently owned companies that create beautiful and delicious gifts. Look for companies that deliver directly so that you can surprise your loved one right to their door.
Cotton Candy Machine
Cotton candy is the perfect sweet treat for kids (and big kids!) but sadly it is only available in a few places. What better gift for a loved one with a sweet tooth than their very own cotton candy machine so that they can make this delicious snack at home. There are many different cotton candy machines that are very affordable and even ones that children are able to use. Cotton candy machines spin melted sugar until it’s light and fluffy and to make it even more fun, try using lots of different colored sugar. Cotton candy can bring the fun of the fairground right into the home.
Chocolate is the ultimate indulgence food and is so many people’s guilty pleasure. Whether your loved one is milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate lover, a chocolate fountain is an ideal gift. Chocolate fountains melt chocolate and send it cascading down like the waterfall in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Then all you need to do is get some chopped fruit, marshmallows, and cookies, pop them on some sticks and coat them in rich, delicious melted chocolate. Chocolate fountains come with everything you will need for your very own chocolate party. Try mixing up different types of chocolate for a really special flavor experience.
Fondue was extremely popular in the 1980s and 1990s and we are seeing a big comeback in recent years for this cheesy delicacy. Originating in Switzerland, fondue is melted cheese, white wine, garlic, and seasoning, which diners dip vegetables and bread into. Fondue is absolutely delicious and the best thing about it is that you can melt all of your different kinds of cheese and create your own yummy mixture. Fondue kits include the fondue pot and all of the sticks you will need for dipping. All your loved ones will need to do is pick up their favorite cheese and start experimenting.
Grow Your Own Kits
We are all becoming more aware of how our food is produced. Organic is becoming the new health buzzword and more and more people are checking that their fruit and vegetables are pesticide and GMO-free. What better way to track where your produce comes from than to grow it yourself? Grow Your Own Kits are a really fun gift to give to a food lover in your life because they will be able to grow their own food from scratch. Everything from tomato plants to strawberry bushes to different herbs can be bought as a gift set which includes absolutely everything they will need to get started. There is a little bit of a bonus for you too, because once their produce is grown, they may just invite you round for a home-cooked meal.
There is no gift quite like an amazing food gift, especially if your friend or family member is a big food lover. We all know that the easiest route to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Especially as buying gifts for people can be very difficult, a food gift is always a thoughtful gesture and will show the person how much you care. One added little benefit, is that if you hang around a while after giving the gift, you just might get to eat some too.
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