Chop, chop! The festive season is coming to it’s end soon, though it feels like it just begun. You’re here to thank that special foodie in your life, for all those fresh muffins they baked you when you were groggy, for those gourmet meals they slaved over, and who can forget those infamous biscuits they make when you’re feeling down. Now it’s your serve up some big thank you and love.
If you’re looking for last minute gifts that’ll WOW that special foodie in your life, here are my top 5 gifts under $50 that’ll surely impress them.
- Bean Box Subscription
Bean Box is truly the gift that keeps on giving, who doesn’t want that? If your best friend or best bae is a coffee aficionado, they’ll enjoy waking up to different flavors each time. Every month they’ll get a box of four sample bags each filled with gourmet and high quality beans locally sourced from independent roasters. If they’re not a morning person…now they will be!
Best part of all, it’s flexible, there’s no commitment, or cancellation fees.
- Organic Dry Rub Set by Kitchen Imp
The Kitchen Imp sure makes it easy to spice up your life! Organic, locally sourced in Seattle, and fair trade when applicable, these sample sets will allow your giftee to grill the next best dinner (yum you can practically smell it from your house). If dry rub isn’t your dig, this sample set also comes in Indian spices, North African, or peppercorn.
- DIY Mushroom Growing Kit
Every chef understands the importance of fresh ingredients. You can’t beat freshly grown veggies, from your own personal garden! With a little bit of water, and patience, your foodie friend will have their own sprouting oyster mushroom garden in their kitchen. This kit includes everything to get started, who can resist fresh mushrooms grown by yours truly.
- Cheese Kit by Urban Cheesecraft
Fun fact: Everything tastes better when you make it yourself! This includes a DIY kit for making your very own cheese. Urban Cheesecraft gives you everything (fun included), so the special foodie in your life can go on a cheese-making frenzy (milk not included). What WILL they do with 2lbs of cheese…well, you can always help them test it out right?
If Paneer and Queso Blanco isn’t their jam, there’s a bunch of other equally cool cheeses to choose from.
- Rinse and Chop Board by Joseph Joseph
College students or friends living in tight quarters are going to appreciate this space saver. This innovative rinse and chop chopping board by Joseph and Joseph does exactly that! Laid out flat, you have the perfect chopping board. Fold it in half, you get a colander that’ll wash your veggies in no time (btw clunky colanders were never cool). BTW everything Joseph Joseph makes is pretty damn fly.