Whenever I buy a gift for someone, I like to think about what their personal interests are, if they have any hobbies, or if their profession reflects their personality. I always try to buy gifts for people that I think they will really enjoy or at least find useful. No one likes a gift that does not interest them or seems like it may go to waste. Interestingly enough, I usually find myself coming back to an idea that is food or cooking related. Many people have at least some appreciation for food, and some really enjoy the art of making the perfect meal or dessert. Whether that involves cooking, baking, or grilling, there are so many great gift ideas out there for the next person you need to buy a gift for. Check out the great ideas below.
A Hand Blender
A hand blender is a great gift because it is useful and often makes a difficult task easier. There are a variety of sizes available and can even come in custom colors. Useful for making soup, purees, salsas, baking, and much more, a hand blender is a kitchen staple.
Mail Order Food Box
There are many places to choose from depending what you are looking for. You can choose from dry foods and snacks or opt for something fresh and hearty like a box from Omaha Steaks. The best part about these types of gifts is that you can have them delivered directly to the recipient.
A Salad Spinner
If you don’t already own a salad spinner, you should pick one up for both you and your friend. Maybe even buy an extra for the next time you need something for a gift swap. These are useful, and once you own one, necessary.
A Micro Zester
This may seem like an odd choice but this gift is bound to make any dish better. There are so many recipes that call for just a touch of this or a few shavings of that. A micro zester takes care of the job and produces small enough pieces to blend right in.
A Good Set of Knives
Every chef, no matter what level or skill or how often they practice, requires a good set of knives. When you have the right knives that are sharp enough to get the job done, it becomes that much more enjoyable. There are a million different brands to choose from, but read the reviews to see exactly what you are getting.
A Non-Stick Baking Mat
This is another item that you may want to pick up multiples of if you are purchasing it as a gift for a friend. These mats are usually made of fiberglass coated in a special food standard silicone to make sure it does not stick to anything. They can be used in the freezer or the microwave and make cleaning up a million times easier. You can avoid getting the bottom of a pan all greasy and can save money on parchment paper or aluminum foil that you may have used before.