If a loved one loves to cook, try many cuisines, or sample new dishes, they might be more than happy to receive a food-inspired gift on their birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or another occasion.
Ensure their special day doesn’t disappoint this year and give a present that will stand out from the crowd. Here are some of the best gifts for a food lover.
A Custom Box of Chocolates
Chocolates are likely to put a wide smile on most people’s faces, which is why a foodie will be thrilled when you slide them a thoughtful box on their special day. If you are worried about the gift lacking effort, you can create your own chocolate box for a more thoughtful touch and to prove how well you know them. Choose from many delicious flavors that will tickle their tastebuds, such as vanilla, salted caramel, pistachio, and truffle. Also, a recipient who loves to try new flavors might be pleased to receive a box of exotic yet tasty options, such as coconut curry truffle or cardamon chocolate.
A Cast Iron Skillet
Every foodie should have a cast iron skillet in a kitchen cabinet. The versatile pan can cook many dishes with ease, from fluffy golden pancakes to a perfectly cooked steak. The beauty of a cast iron skillet is that it will get better the more a person uses it. All it needs is a little TLC throughout the years, as your recipient should rinse it with a little soap and dry it after use before rubbing its surface with an oil, such as grapeseed or canola. If they care for a cast iron skillet well, it could last a lifetime.
A Selection of Cheeses
If your loved one always chooses the cheeseboard over dessert, you can trust they would be excited to unwrap a selection of quality cheeses on their birthday or another special occasion. A cheese board tends to feature between three to five cheeses with varying textures and flavors. For instance, you should provide a mix of:
- Soft and bright cheeses (think goats cheese or camembert)
- Nutty and firm (like gruyere or Manchego)
- Crumbly yet sharp (such as feta and cheddar)
- Tangy (such as blue cheese or pecorino romano)
- Oozy but ripe (go for Brie)
You could even provide various items to complement your chosen cheeses, such as a bottle of wine, crackers, breadsticks, or fresh bread. Guaranteed the recipient will want to devour it right away.
A Marble Rolling Pin
If your loved one adores making cakes and pastries during their spare time or professionally, they will never forget receiving a marble rolling pin on their birthday. It is a much better alternative to a standard rolling pin, as the cold stone will stop butter from warming when rolling dough. Plus, the chilly surface will prevent sticking when making cookies, pies, or other bakes. It is a must-buy gift for those who love to put on an apron to cook delicious cakes, croissants, pretzels, and more during their downtime.