Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Top Ten Best Foodie Gifts to Buy This Year

 I have often said that a Microplane Grater and a really good Chef's Knife are the only two tools a home chef will ever need, and I'm not wrong. That said, these other tools would make life so much easier, and are always appreciated gifts. If you are shopping for a foodie, or budding foodie, this holiday season, here are the kitchen tools that I find most valuable and highly recommend, from stocking stuffers to items of a more serious nature. Click on the name of the tool under the photo to take you to the place to purchase.


Microplane Grater 

A Really Good Knife 

Tart Tamper

9-piece Measuring Cup Set

This invaluable set of 9 measuring cups features not only the standard offerings, but also a 1/8 and 1/16 cup allowing the cutting down of recipes to be a breeze. This set is not only appropriate for those just setting up households, but also for established cooks who now find themselves cooking for only one or two.

9-piece Measuring Spoon Set

Etched measurement markings for easy reading, this measuring set comes with 1/16 tsp, 1/8 tsp, ¼ tsp, 1/3 tsp, ½ tsp, ¾ tsp, 1 tsp, ½ tbsp and 1 tbsp. Each one gives the ml measurement also.

  Small Knife Sharpener


Instant Read Thermometer



This is one tool I will not be without. Yes, I don’t use it all that often, but when I do, it makes quick work of slicing. This is genius for potatoes au gratin, wafer slicing onions, and making homemade potato chips.


Ninja Mini Food Chopper

This is on appliance that I use every week. From whipping up smoothies, to chopping nuts, grating chocolate, making salad dressings, hummus and pesto, I find this tool invaluable.

Stainless Steel Olive, Cherry, Onion, Caper Slotted Spoon


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Marie Smith said...

I am reminded that our daughter has the mandolin since we don’t use it. Some great ideas there though.

Tanza Erlambang said...

good idea....

Thank you for sharing

Lana said...

I always gift myself with a new kitchen tool for Christmas and this year it is the Kitchen Aid cordless, rechargeable mixer. I don't know what I ever did without it! I can mix anywhere in my kitchen now and no pesky cord in the way ever.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Thanks for that, Lana. I think I’m going to need to have one of those. I never consider myself much of a baker, but these days I find I am doing it more and more often. I am totally on board with cordless tools, so why not a cordless beater? That is genius!