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Gift Guide: Unique Gifts for Foodies

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Still looking for gifts for the foodies on your list? We have some fun and unique gifts for foodies of all kinds and a variety of price points.

Disclosure: LARQ, La Panza, and Forest Decor sent me free products. All opinions are my own.

Hey all, it’s that time of year for our foodie gift guide!

We’ve been dreaming up some fun things to add to this foodie gift guide and I think we hit on some great ideas.

There is something in here for just about every kind of foodie, plus we’ve featured gifts in a variety of price points so whether you want to spend a little or a lot, you can find foodie gift ideas that fit your budget.

Gifts for foodies

Here are our top picks for foodie gifts this year!

La Panza olive oil

If you love robust and flavorful olive oil, La Panza extra virgin olive oil from California makes an awesome gift for foodies!

Pantry pouches of La Panza olive oil

The La Panza Ranch in California had gone through several owners over the years, and was purchased by the Leprino family in 2003 where they spent years cultivating olives to create the La Panza Olive Oil company.

The historic La Panza Ranch was also a hideout in the 1860’s for the outlaw brothers Jesse and Frank James while Jesse James recovered from bullet wounds sustained during a bank robbery.

Pouch of La Panza olive oil Outlaw Blend

La Panza sent me a set of their 3 olive oil varieties in their Pantry Pouches. The Pantry Pouches are designed to keep out light and oxygen, both of which wreck good extra virgin olive oil over time. These will keep your olive oil fresher longer!

There are 3 varieties of La Panza olive oil:

  • Chef’s Blend (my favorite, this is milder and perfect for cooking and recipes)
  • Estate Blend , silver medal winner at the 2020 New York International Olive Oil Competition (more robust, great for drizzling and dipping)
  • Outlaw Blend, 2-time silver medal winner at the 2018 and 2020 New York International Olive Oil Competition (strongest flavor for those who like a peppery kick!)

The La Panza olive oils make a great gift alone or as part of a culinary gift basket with herbs for creating a dipping oil for your favorite bread.

crusty bread dipped in olive oil with herbs
La Panza olive oils are perfect for herbs and dipping bread

Olive wood kitchen boards

If you’re looking for a unique gift that you can customize, Forest Decor makes beautiful olive wood cutting boards and charcuterie boards!

Their boards are available in a variety of different sizes and styles, and they offer customization for several of their boards, so you can have the name of your giftee stylishly engraved into their board.

An olive wood cutting board with blackberries, limes, and a knife.

Forest Decor sells more than just boards, too. They also sell olive wood bowls, spoons, utensil holders, rolling pins, and more.

Our meal planner kit

If you love to plan ahead, schedule, and write things down, we created a beautiful printable meal planner for sale on Etsy!

printable meal planner pages

It’s easy to make our meal planner pages reusable, or if you prefer to keep things digital, these pages will work on your tablet or computer as well.

We’re going to work on making a compact version that is smaller sized for fitting on your fridge easier or in small binders!

Our Etsy shop also has some great reusable shopping bags and tote bags that are perfect for your friends who want to avoid plastic.

We are in the process of printing several styles of our Thriving with Food Allergy bags and we’ll have those up on Etsy soon!

Espresso Machine

Since our favorite local coffee shop has shut down their lobby off an on during this year and the drive through lines can get long, I’ve been hunting for a mid-range espresso machine to make our own dairy free lattes and cappuccinos at home.

We usually only get coffee-shop coffee once a week as a family treat since it can get pretty expensive if we did that daily, so this would be a nice way to make our own lattes whenever we want.

I ended up getting this Brim espresso machine and have used it almost daily (and sometimes twice daily) for the past year! It has worked great so far and I’ve had no complaints with the machine or the components. It has been heavily used in our house and it’s still running great.

Brim 19 bar espresso machine

All things KitchenAid

If your friends or family are in the market for a new mixer or attachments for the KitchenAid that they already have, KitchenAid has some pretty dope machines and attachments, as well as cold brew coffee makers, blenders, and cookware.

KitchenAid also regularly has sales, and since we’re an affiliate for KitchenAid we add their sales as they happen to our Discounts page!

KitchenAid artisan mixer with hobnail bowl
How pretty is this limited edition Artisan Series KitchenAid with hobnail bowl?

Here are some of the fun attachments you can get for a KitchenAid if your creative foodie friend or family member already has a machine:

We bought a refurbished bowl-lift KitchenAid not too long ago and we’re going to get a food grinder attachment next year for our wild game hunting since we usually process everything ourselves at home.

Check out our other great gift guides:

More great gifts for foodies

Here are a few more awesome gift ideas for your foodie friends and family, these are allergy friendly too!

people exchanging gifts in front of a Christmas tree

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