Whether your gift recipient loves to cook, bake, or just eat, here’s my picks for the best food gifts for your loved one this holiday season:
Martha Stewart’s Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails
This cookbook was surprisingly unique with innovative, delicious recipes for everyone to enjoy. I’ve made dinner and sides from these recipes a number of times – it’s so much more than just a book of dishes to whip up for a party. It has many vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and gluten-free options, too. My favorites included the pureed vegetable dips, homemade crackers, and the fried macaroni-and-cheese bites. This book would make a great gift for the accomplished cook or the kitchen novice.
Every Southern baker needs a good biscuit cutter for perfectly round, fluffy buttermilk biscuits. This cutter makes a cute, affordable gift that’s easy to use and yields perfect results!
Holiday Truffle Collection
French Broad Chocolates is a small chocolatier in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its decadent flavor combinations and local ingredients. Their holiday truffle collection includes such treats as the gingerbread truffle and eggnog truffle.
Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen
Whether the person you’re shopping for is a vegan or vegetarian eater or just wants to spice up Meatless Mondays, this cookbook includes delicious vegetable-based recipes for every taste. With recipes muesli, sweet pea hummus, and butternut squash mac and cheese, it’s packed with great meal options. This is one of my favorite cookbooks of the year and a great way to add color and flavors to veggie feasting!
Retro aprons combine a classic patterns, bold colors, and stylish fabrics to rub access flour and gummy dough on. After all, that’s what beautiful aprons are for!
Wood Recipe Box
A beautiful recipe box is a must for the modern cook to preserve passed down and beloved recipes. While the internet has made recipes so easily accessible, preservation and sharing remain important. Heirloom recipes are irreplaceable.
A Couple Cooks 2016 Daily Desktop Calendar
This beautiful calendar features a daily recipe with step-by-step instructions and stunning photography.
Nothing says you care like an edible gift you make yourself. Here are some recipes from Flour and Fancy that make delicious gifts:
- Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Tarts
- Dark Chocolate Brownies
- Ferrero Rocher Brown Butter Brownies
- Spiced Pumpkin Bread
- Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons
- Biscotti with Chocolate Drizzle
- Pumpkin Flax Granola
- Chocolate Chunk and Candy Cookies
- Bakery-Style Cinnamon Rolls
I received copies from the publisher of Martha Stewart Appetizers and Food52 Vegan to review. The opinions on this book and its contents are my own. All images of recommended items were taken from product websites.