Giveaway season has arrived and we have little time left before the shipping and delivery windows close (so we don’t stress out). You made a list and checked it twice – and yet! – you forgot your favorite foodie. Sort of, your home chef or budding British baker has slipped through the cracks, leaving you back to the drawing board of gifts.
While you’d probably like to surprise them with a new kitchen gadget or some homemade cookware (hello, Le Creuset …), gifts for foodies can be a bit pricey. The good news is they don’t. have to be. If you’re looking for an inexpensive food-inspired gift, fear not, below are 13 affordable last-minute gifts that make gifting foodies a snap.
13 cheap gifts for foodies you can buy at the last minute
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Acid League, Thai Toasted Coconut Dressing – $ 6.00
Forget the balsamic vinegar and opt for this beach dressing instead. Made by Acid League, this toasted Thai coconut dressing mixes the perfect amount of spice, sweet and savory, with a tropical twist of course. If your foodie friend doesn’t like coconut, you also have the choice of aromas of pink pepper yuzu, strawberry rose, and manjo jalapeno cilantro.
Uncommon products, brown butter truffle honey – $ 18.00
For the friend who always has the cheese board, this delicious truffle honey will take their charcuterie game to new heights. Each bundle is made with real mouthwatering truffles and dreamy brown butter that pairs well with just about anything.
Zulay Kitchen, silicone utensil holder with drainer – $ 12.00
The next time your favorite home chef cooks their favorite dish, they can avoid spills and drips and cook as cleanly as possible. This nifty silicone utensil test contains spatulas, wooden spoons, whisks and more, keeping them neatly off your counters until you’re done cooking. When you’re done, simply place it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
Kosterina, Daily Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $ 20.00
Olive oil is underrated – any good cook knows that the decadent EVOO is liquid gold. This batch of Kosterina is made from 100% organic Koroneiki olives grown in the Peloponnese, which means it is the Good product. The flavor is slightly fruity but sweet enough for everyday use, making it a functional gift that your foodie is sure to love. The brand just released a lip balm and a face oil, so if there’s a beauty enthusiast on your list, Kosterina is here for you.
Joseph & Joseph, GoEat salt and pepper shaker – $ 8.00
For the friend or family member who doesn’t have enough salt. Whether it’s a camping trip, an overnight flight, or a picnic in the park, this compact salt and pepper shaker is small enough to toss in a bag and go (regardless spills, of course). Separate them to place each shaker upright and unscrew the lid to fill them as needed.
Blk & Bold, Hibiscus Citrus Leaf Herbal Tea – $ 12.00
When winter comes, you can’t go wrong with a hot cup of tea. This loose leaf mix from Blk & Bold is delicious hot or cold (although when the temperatures drop we recommend steaming it.) Expect flavors of tropical hibiscus, flowers and citrus mixed for the perfect cup.
The Container Store, Peak Popcorn Popper – $ 20.00
Do you know what else is nice in winter? Cinema evenings. And do you know what movie nights demand? Hot buttered popcorn. That’s why you should throw that popcorn bowl in your stocking. Just add a few grains, put them in the microwave and voila, you (or your friend) will have a delicious snack in seconds.
Uncommon Goods, Kabob Grill Baskets – $ 20.00
Come the grilling season, your pit pro will appreciate this set of skewer baskets. No skewer is needed. Instead, just layer veg, meat, and more, then close the basket and put it on the grill. The rosewood handle allows you to turn for even cooking, so no more burnt fingers or charred skewers when barbecuing.
Target, Earthenware Mixing Bowl Set – $ 10.00
We all have that friend who gets Yeah in the holiday bakery. If they’re on your list, get them this inexpensive 3-piece mixing bowl set, perfect for whipping cake batter, mixing cookie dough, and mixing frosting. Each set also comes with a rubber spatula and whisk, giving them everything they need to start next year’s holiday goodies.
Clevr, Flower sequins – $ 11.00
Speaking of baking… throw those flower nuggets in the bottom of your baker while you’re at it. They’re made from real edible dried flowers, making them the perfect garnish for coffee drinks, cookies, cupcakes, and more.
Hank Sauce, Witches Brew – $ 12.00
This hot sauce is aptly named, it is terribly good. It’s made with a ton of spicy goodness, including jalapeño peppers, cilantro, garlic, and more. Your hot sauce-loving friend will love it, and if it’s not their flavor, the brand has a ton of other options to explore.
Herb & Lou’s, Cucumber Watermelon Cocktail Cubes – $ 20.00
Get started in planning for the NYE with these handy cocktail cubes. Each “cube” is actually a prepackaged portion of a blender, perfectly mixed to complete the drink you are making. All you have to do is add alcohol (or seltzer water and juice for mocktails.) Otherwise, sit back and sip, no bartending school is needed.
Target, Reusable Zippered Snack Bag (Set of 2) – $ 13.00
Finally, eco-friendly foodies will love these reusable silicone bags, perfect for storing leftovers, snacks and more. Unlike traditional plastic bags, these are designed to be reused over and over again, removing waste while making food storage cute. They are also dishwasher safe, which makes them even more convenient.
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