Okay folks, you’ve got just over a week to finish your holiday shopping.
Here’s a round-up of the best edible gifts and handy kitchen gadgets for those food lovers in your life. From delightful macarons and chocolate bark to a top-notch espresso maker and an incredible blender, we’ve got you covered!
Holiday Gift Ideas For The Foodie
Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Compressor, $480
Is there anyone out there that wouldn't love receiving an ice cream maker for Christmas? We don't think so. This one blends frozen desserts, from sorbet to ice cream to gelato, in your choice of consistency, from soft-serve style to hard pack, in less than an hour. Available at Williams-Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma Entertainer’s Chevre Cheese-Making Kit, $71
The perfect gift for that foodie who loves to entertain. This kit includes all the essentials for crafting delicious, all-natural cheese in less than an hour and makes 10 batches of fresh, tangy goat cheese (chèvre), 4 to 6 oz. each. Available online at Williams-Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma The Original Peppermint Bark, $40
Give the gift of yumminess. This scrumptious holiday candy is handmade from custom-blended Guittard premium chocolate, infused with natural peppermint oil, layered with creamy white chocolate and finished with a snowfall of crisp handmade peppermint candy bits. Oh yeah. Available at Williams-Sonoma
Nespresso VertuoLine, $299
Join the "club" this year and give (or buy yourself) the ultimate coffee maker. This easy-to-use one-button machine, brews both delicious tasting coffee and authentic Italian espresso, using bar-code reading technology allows for precise extraction. Yup, it's a clever little gadget. Available at Nespresso Boutiques and online at www.nepresso.com.
PHILIPS Digital Airfryer, $299.99
Know someone that adores making French fries? This kitchen whiz offers an easy way to fry foods, but in a healthy way. Using its unique Rapid Air Technology, the Airfryer fries, bakes, roasts and grills with a tablespoon or less of oil making it a perfect solution for fast and healthy meals and snacks. Available at Hudson's Bay
VITAMIX Pro Series 300 Blender, $609.95
Smoothie fans will appreciate receiving a VITAMIX this Christmas. This super-quiet, self-cleaning machine allows the user to chop, blend, cream, purée, and more. Comes with a full-colour, hardbound Create cookbook that includes exquisite recipes from gourmet chefs, and a tutorial DVD hosted by Chef Michael Voltaggio. Available at Hudson's Bay
T-fal Fresh Express, $102.99
The T-fal Fresh Express offers slicing and grating a variety of veggies and fruits (even cheese and nuts!) in a unique compact design. It comes with 5 cones for a choice of food prep needs, and once you're finished prepping, pop those removable parts in the dishwasher. Available at London Drugs
Le Creuset Oval French Oven, $480 (4.7L)
The foodie in your life will be absolutely thrilled to receive this amazing kitchen-staple. The benchmark in cast iron cookware, this beauty is large enough to fully contain poultry and longer cuts of meat for roasting and braising. Available at Hudson's Bay
Black+Blum Bento Box, $20
Made from polypropylene and copolyester (BPA free) and available in three colours, these lunch boxes are perfect for holding pasta, rice or even sushi. Available online at Black+Blum
Nadège Patisserie 25 Assorted Macaron Happy Holidays Travel Box, $55
These almond meringue wonders are skillfully crafted to deliver a delicate crunch, followed closely by flowing layers of flavoured buttercream, ganache or jam in every bite. You can’t go wrong giving these colourfully delicious treats. Available online at www.nadege-patisserie.com
Holiday Gift Ideas For The Foodie
Will you be purchasing any of these gifts for your loved ones?