Food is one of the most important necessities in life. However, food is also the greatest pleasure we have. Food can cross barriers of all kinds as everyone can take part and share in a meal.
The early hunter and gather days of cave dwellers did not offer much in terms of diversity, to say the least. We are truly in a blessed time of humanity where we can have any meal or dish at the swipe of a card or the convenience of an app on our phone.
The men at the time were in peril when it came to securing the meat of early buffalo or the wooly mammoth. The women would have to search long and hard for edible fruits, vegetables, and roots that were not poisonous.
The name of the game was not to die of starvation or dehydration. So it was important for the small communities/tribes to make the most of the meals they had. That meant combining and sharing their resources in a communal meal, since then humans have enjoyed sharing a meal with others.
LIST of Some Simple Gift and Amazing Ideas
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Personally, family meals have helped us grow and develop bonds with my cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. To this day I still remember the Christmas dinners that my godmother Aunt Dorrett made for the entire family during my childhood.
The macaroni and cheese with the perfect amount of savory flavor and crunchy goodness, the stuffing that exploded with the flavors of thyme, turmeric, and rosemary, and the upside-down pineapple cake with enough rum to intensify the flavor of the perfectly charred pineapple.
I also remember my first Thanksgiving meal without my family with my college friends/roommates. It may not have been extravagant…but it was delicious and memorable.
We had made tasty sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and brown sugar and bough the rest of the meal from Publix (shout out to Publix as I had worked there for 8 years before going to medical school). It was not as well prepared as home cooking but nonetheless, it was a memorable meal that I will remember for the rest of my life because it was with special people.
Nothing can match the experience that food can give us.
It is no wonder that when you have a good friend or relative comes into town, the first thing you do is recommend going out to grab a bite to eat!
A perfectly braised prime rib from a Brazilian steakhouse
Creamy ice cream from the neighborhood ice cream parlor
Or a refreshing cocktail from the local bar
It does not better as food is the one thing that all of us humans have in common that transcends race, creed, religion, and even sports teams!!! (Unless it is a Saints vs Falcons or Celtics vs Lakers thing hahaha).
Whether people want to admit it or, not everyone is a foodie at heart!
The best way to warm the heart of someone is with food, and the most perfect way to do is by preparing a meal by hand. There is a reason home cooking has a taste that no restaurant can match!
Whenever I come home to Tampa, FL I am always looking forward to my Aunt Dorrett’s oven-baked macaroni & cheese, and my mother’s beef stew with dumplings.
Sending a gift through food goes right to the heart. This list is about getting that someone in your life a gift that will help them expand their culinary arsenal in order to comfort others.
You are giving them the tools to warm the heart of their child coming home after spending months by themselves working in another city. Or that childhood buddy that has come to visit you in a new town just to keep you company and make you feel at home.
Now when it comes to getting a gift for that foodie in your life, how do you do it?
The answer is hard, as a man, I know how difficult it can be shopping for gifts.
For me a lot of the times the default answer is just to get a gift card and be done with it when it comes to clothes or accessories L
Sorry my baby girl Sarah, it is what it is….
However lucky for you (and also my girlfriend Sarah) I am too a foodie at heart.
I am a man who is always looking to expand my culinary horizons and because of this, I was able to compile a list of what I believe the best products for that foodie in your life.
I have made a shopping list of the 30 must-have kitchen tools/accessories that will make anyone smile J
The items on this list are a nice mix of anything a foodie can love. On the list are innovative and new cooking appliances. Also on the list includes cookbooks full of fresh and exciting recipes.
My List of 30 Simple Gifts Ideas for Food Lovers
50 Cocks That Won’t Disappoint
Do not judge a book by its cover, no matter how raunchy it looks… This poultry centric cookbook was written by Ana Konik and published by Dirty Girl Cookbooks. This book will satisfy that deep empty hole inside all of us by telling how to cook a proper cock ( okay I will stop, promise)
Cooks and food lovers will definitely love this chicken-focused cookbook. I believe this is the perfect gift for a White Christmas or a bridal party. It is a simple 56-page book with recipes for any palate. I love how there is a good mix of healthy and savory recipes, highly recommend this.
- "I bought this book for a girls' white elephant gift exchange. It was a HUGE hit and had everyone laughing hysterically. It was popular enough to be 'stolen'. The great part about this book is that while the cover is a hoot, inside are some great-sounding recipes with beautiful color pictures. Thanks, Amazon and the author for helping me find it! – K. Watson"
Paltrow Clean Plate: Eat, Heal, Reset
From the famous actress Gwyneth Paltrow (from famous movies like Great Expectations, The Avengers, and Seven) comes a cookbook with a unique flare. Each dish is very tasty and comes in all sizes. The best part is that all dishes focus on being tasty and healthy, the keyword being healthy. She is a mother and fervent advocate for healthy eating for to please the soul and heal the body.
This is an awesome cookbook for anyone who is trying to find some delicious dishes that are simple to make. I guarantee you are going to be the star of the next brunch if you make the Easy Fritatta for breakfast!-"I love this book!! I have been on a one year health journey, studing functional medicine and looking at food as medicine to help heal some of my health issues (bloat, reflux, yeast, weigh gain, anxiety, fatigue, etc) that have plagued me in my late 30’s. I have come across all of the doctors she has referenced several times in my reading and am impressed with their work. I also see a functional medicine MD who has recommended much of what she and the doctors talk about, so I know this is the latest and greatest in the field (and my appointments aren’t cheap, so why not get this book for yourself as a place to start?). What I love is how this book highlights the doctors’ most valuable advice and puts it all in one place as a convenient resource for us. And let’s talk about the recipes! They look and sound amazing! I’ve been struggling to find recipes that satisfy elimination diet requirements and that sound tasty, and she sure gave us some (eggless frittatas made with cauliflower, peas and Indian spices that evoke thoughts of samosas - YUM)! – Julie"
Eres Measuring Spoon Set
This is the perfect gift for the stylish bakers. Have you ever seen a cuter set of spoons in your life? I think not….
Such measuring spoons are very classy, bloomy flair and come with a fancy tassel loop to keep them all together. I recommend the 4 piece spoon set ranging from a 1/4th a teaspoon to 1 tablespoon.
Original Salbree Microwave Popcorn Popper
Who does not love a fresh hot bowl of popcorn? This is always the perfect light snack for a movie night at home or a girl’s wine night at your house. The problem is that popcorn from the pre-packaged bag can have that greasy residue on it. Well, worry no more!
This popcorn maker is very convenient to use and perfect for college dorm rooms or bringing to hotel rooms while traveling. Its collapsible design allows it to be compact and fit in most places. The entire family will love this BPA free and dishwasher friendly device!
Famgom Apron is a well-designed apron for your day to day kitchen or grilling tasks. It is a sturdy apron designed to hold your tools. They also have a lot of funny and cute designs for anyone to love!
There is the “Dinner is Coming” Game of Thrones-inspired apron to the matching “Him and Hers” aprons for the cooking power couple.
The Partito Bella brand is famous for their kitchenware. My favorite product of theirs is the Paritito Bella 3 Tier Collapsible Standing Plate Rack. Not only is it reasonably priced around $30 but it comes in a variety of sizes and shapes.
It is a must your kitchen, and every cook needs a rack to present their delicious cuisine in style! Adding a 3-D component to your dish will make it a truly memorable dining experience.
The Gemlon is a complete decorative set of pipettes and tools for making the cutest culinary creations. From peace signs to swirls, there are over 30 different shapes and sizes for any chef/baker.
Take your pick, you can make heart-shaped toppings on cupcakes or a decadent whipped cream on top of a strawberry shortcake.
Stainless Steel Herb Scissors
Have you ever struggled with trying to cut a carrot, potato or another tough tuber? If you have struggle no more! These scissors are perfect for cutting all kinds of herbs and vegetables because they are made of strong stainless steel and easy to handle. Did I mention that it is dishwasher safe?
It is a complete set of grilling instruments including 1 spatula, 1 barbecue fork, 1 bbq tongs, 1 basting brush, 1 grill cleaning brush, 4 corn holders.
I can think of a lot of fathers who could use a complete toolset like this at the next cookout (my father included). This is also a perfect toolset for grilling at the next football game tailgate, beach vacation, or summer soiree with friends.
These tools are made of weatherproof stainless steel and come in a durable aluminum case. All tools are dishwasher safe making clean up very easy.
Chef Sifu Air Fryer
This is a versatile air fryer with the ability to cooks burgers, fries, meats, turkeys and other baked goods. The benefit to an air fryer is that there is SIGNIFICANTLY less fat compared to regular deep fryers (and a lot fewer grease fires). There will be no Thanksgiving day ambulance calls for that one careless dad or uncle…
There is a total of one gallon of room to cook whatever your heart or stomach desires. This model has a removable nonstick tray and food basket that are dishwasher safe. It also has multiple safety features including a safety lock and heatproof handle to prevent burns.
This is a stainless steel product with a non-slip silicone handle to zest and grate your way to a tasty meal. The Raniaco zester is perfect for hard cheeses, carrots, celery, dark chocolate, and many other things.
The thing to realize about this product is that it is not only a zester but a micro-plane that allows for a finer grind for ginger and herbs. This is an Amazon bestseller and highly rated product.
This stainless steel spice grinder is very to use for your salt and pepper. It has an adjustable grinder setting to make it go from very fine to very coarse. Not only does it look great, but it is very durable and very well priced.
This is a great way to make veggies and fruit great again! The Hamilton Beach company is a behemoth in the kitchen and home accessory industry making everything from juicers to knife sharpeners to even odor eliminators.
The electric spiralizer is the upgraded version of the previous version that comes with a sleek compact design that is dishwasher friendly and BPA free.
I personally love using products like this to create flavorful fruity salads for the summertime. Also, another good use is to make your healthy zucchini or squash noodles.
Have you ever wondered how bbq pitmasters are able to get perfectly shredded pork, chicken, or beef? It is no secret hidden by Guy Fieri, it is very simple…. Shredder meat claws! This is a very simple but sturdy handheld claw set that are BPA free and dishwasher friendly.
These Hito Shredders are going to have you slicing and dicing in style and make you like you deserve your own Food Network TV channel.
These spoons have a true feeling of nostalgia for the olden days. The creative and artistic design of the wooden utensils gives an elegant touch to any meal. The benefits of these Ecosall wooden spoons are many.
They are very durable able to withstand the thickest of ingredients and the heat of any frying pain. The wood is also more resistant to bacteria compared to cheaper plastic or metal utensils.
AkitchenZ 9 Piece Kitchen Set
This is one of the best-priced kitchen tool sets costing you less than $30. This AkitchenZ product is FDA approved and BPA free for those who are environmentally conscious.Inside the cookware, kit includes all the necessary kitchen supplies including a spatula, soup ladle, whisk, pasta spoon, and serving tongs among other things. This is the perfect house warming gift for that friend or couple moving into a new house.
The Food Lovers Handbook
The Food Lovers Handbook is a one of a kind cookbook. It is a thought-provoking book that not gives you recipes but the reason behind the food.
Mark Price discusses on why the price of caviar is so high compared to dirt cheap bananas using first-hand experience and anecdotal tales.
This book will give all shoppers and chefs the tools and information they need to make informed decisions on what to buy and how much to spend.
My favorite part of the book is the products “that you need to try before you die”, I will not spoil any surprises… You have to buy the book yourself and see what he is talking about.
Sunkuka Garlic Press and Stainless Steel Cutter
I decided to do a 2 for 1 on this one.
It is the extra-large capacity stainless steel garlic press you have dreamed of. It is the only way to get freshly crushed garlic, quickly and effortlessly!
Not only do they have the steel press, but Sunkuka has another perfect product with the julienne stainless steel cutter slicer. It is a convenient device that is able to slice carrots, eggplants, and potatoes. With both of these products, you can add a beautiful garnish to any dish.
Kalak Fried Egg Rings
I do not know about you but I have never been able to cook the “perfect” fried egg at home. I always either wait too long and burn or rush it and break the yolk.
However, problem solved with these silicone egg rings that come in 5 different colors and shapes. It is made of safe and premium quality silicone that is non-stick, FDA approved and BPA free.
It is ideal for families who want to make breakfast quickly and easily with a variety recipe of eggs, pancakes, cookies, breakfast sandwiches, fritters, and even omelets. This is perfect for the kids as they will go crazy for star or flower-shaped eggs.
Belpink Defrosting Tray
Thawing can be tricky, if you put meat in the microwave to defrost it then it can lose its flavor and become soggy. The same thing happens if you leave in warm water for too long.
The solution is this aluminum non-stick tray that uses heat conduction to thaw most foods in 45-60 minutes WITHOUT changing the flavor of the food. It can be done faster by placing a plate on top and bottom of whatever you are trying to defrost.
Uncle Viner Electric Wine Opener Kit
This electronic wine opener with charger helps in alleviating the stress of opening any bottle of wine only in 7 seconds!
That leaves room for even more wine!!!!
If you give this your girlfriend, wife, or significant other you have earned yourself a bucket load of romance points. The box is beautifully designed to be a kitchen accessory for any wine lover. Inside the gift, kit includes 4 AA batteries, a rechargeable corkscrew, vacuum wine stopper, wine pourer, and charger.
Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Strainer
The other day while trying to drain and rinse my spaghetti, I got a splash burn when pouring out the water from the pot into the strainer I placed in the sink … Sound like a familiar tale?
If it is then there is something that will change that story forever. This little device is a plastic strainer you strap onto the pot so that you simply just pour out the water without the worry of losing any delicious rigatoni or angel hair. It is a one size fits all design so it should be compatible with whatever cooking ware you have.
What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Life’s Everyday Question in 50 F*@#ing Recipes
As you can tell, this is not your grandmother’s cookbook. If she has a heart condition you might want to stay away hahaha.
However, if you love foul mouth witty humor combined with easy recipes then this is your book! This book is a best seller written by Zach Golden to make cooking a little more fun. I see recipe book as the perfect gift for a white Christmas exchange party or younger chef.-"This is one of the best cookbooks I have ever purchased. I purchased as a gag(ish) gift for my wife, but it has quickly become our go-to cookbook! Big shout-out to the steak with chimichurri recipe. We have this book out in our kitchen as a conversation starter for obvious reasons and our friends/family always get a huge kick out of it, - Chi Burbian"
Totally Bamboo Triple Storage Box
If you want to have plenty of storage for your salt, pepper or other herbs AND want to look good, I have a product for you!
This rack is made from authentic bamboo smartly designed with magnetic swivel lids to have easy access to all of the compartments. Bamboos is a very environmental friendly sturdy material that will last a while.
It is not only useful for spices and herbs but also good for holding treats, jewelry or even office supplies.
Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Have you ever been disappointed by fast food or microwavable breakfast sandwiches? I know I have…
The sandwiches from fast-food restaurants are sloppy, greasy, and filled with more salt than an ocean.
The microwavable ones are so soggy and lack that firm bite.
That is where the Hamilton Beach sandwich maker comes to save the day. It is built for you to stack your own favorite sandwich in less than five minutes in the comfort of your own home.
There is very little assembly required and the only hard part is that you must pre-cook whatever meat you choose to place. Besides that, it very to assemble/disassemble and all removable parts are dishwasher safe.
Color blast Cookware
This silicone material allows for fast and easy peeling of garlic. Color blast Cookware is designed for taking the pain out the slow, tedious process of trying to get that perfect garlic clove from its husk.
Customers have stated they have been able to peel 2 whole garlic cloves in less than 3 minutes! Once you are done all you have to do is flip it inside out and then throw it in the dishwasher.
Did I mention the variety of vibrant colors they come in that make them look absolutely cute?
Amazon Basics 12-Piece Colored Kitchen Knife Set
This is Amazon’s own home kitchen knife set that will not break the bank compared to other knife sets. The set itself includes 6 knives and 6 knife covers that come in 6 different colors for identification.
Knives include a paring knife, utility knife, Santoku knife, carving knife, chef’s knife, and bread knife all made of stainless steel. The nonstick color coating helps to prevent food from sticking to the blade and with a comfortable grip, these knives will have you thinking you can take on Bobby Flay or David Ramsey!
Instant Pot 7 in one Multi-Functional Cooker
It is a multi-faceted kitchen device that includes: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, and food warmer. This is a very modern device that monitors the pressure and time to make sure whatever you are cooking comes out so perfect, you can serve it on Chopped!
This is just the basic version!
Instant Pot has a version with more functions and one that includes Wi-fi syncing to Alexa so she can help you in your quest for the perfect pot roast or sautéed veggies.
The Nordic Ware natural aluminum commercial baking trays are made of durable aluminum and designed specifically for cooks and food lovers who love baking.
The reason they are so awesome is that the aluminum conducts heat very easily making sure all parts heat up at the same time.
Also, the ends are reinforced with encapsulated steel which prevents warping of the edges of the sheets.
And of course, they not only have baking sheets but also come in a variety of sheets, bundt pans, and microwaveable cookware as well.
Philips Twin TurboStart Technology XXL Air fryer
Phillips is a giant in the electronics industry and this is their most innovate air fryer to date. This air fryer has a unique tornado-like airflow using the twin-turbo star engine that is special to Phillips.
This amazing air fryer not only uses hot air to fry foods but also has a built-in fat extractor that can isolate any fat from food. Did I mention it is easy to disassemble and the removable parts are dishwasher friendly?This is an awesome gift for any health-conscious chef who wants to have a healthier fish fry or fried veggies. It can easily handle any amount of food as there is 3lb or one-gallon capacity. This easily fit a whole medium size turkey or two bags of fries.
There is no way to know for sure what that special foodie in your life will want but I can guarantee you that something they like will be on this list.
For the professional on the go, I suggest that morning breakfast sandwhich maker.
For your girlfriend get that super cute wine opener set.
For that uncle who loves to throw big get-togethers, then that air fryer might be the perfect Christmas or Birthday gift.
Again, nothing unites people like food as compared to a tie or an iron (please do not get someone an iron as a gift, my dad did once and almost did not make it out of Christmas alive).
I hoped you enjoyed the list I made and hope that someone will make you something delicious using one of these gifts!
Dr. CHRISTIAN-JEVON BRAMWELL MD
Christian Bramwell, MD uses his own weight loss story as teaching for people struggling with their own weight through blogging, teaching, and writing. His mission in life is to promote health and education, that is why he has chosen to be a family physician and found his own nonprofit Project RAK based on education and empowerment.
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