When it comes to giving a gift, consider whether or not the person you’re shopping for is a “foodie”. How can you tell, you ask? Do they collect cookbooks for fun? Are they always talking about new restaurants and pop-ups opening around town? Are they constantly taking you to obscure food trucks to try “the best samosas they’ve ever had”? Do they know what mirepoix, petit fours and sous vide all mean? If your gift recipient knows the difference between a macaron and a macaroon, chances are you can safely call them a “foodie”. When shopping for a gift for a food lover – a gourmand, an epicure, a gastronome, a connoisseur – ok, we’re done with the hedonistic synonyms – you’ve come to the right place. GiftTree is owned and operated by a bunch of foodies, too, and we’ve recently added a bunch of new gifts to our Epicurean Collection. Check out some of these fabulous new gifts for foodies – onward!
Every foodie and home chef’s kitchen needs a mortar and pestle, and olive wood is the perfect material. Made from a solid piece of olive wood, the natural oils in this mortar and pestle are more hygienic for food than any other wood or plastic. The unique grains in each piece have been aged and treated with olive oil to create an enduring, beautiful addition to any home chef’s kitchen. Presented with a companion butcher’s grinding blend of shallots, peppercorn and coarse sea salt, this epicurean gift is truly one-of-a-kind.
This luxury gift is overflowing with all things truffle – earthy, aromatic and downright intoxicating! From breakfast to your midnight snack, few delicacies are as opulent as black or white truffles. Dust your morning eggs with the black truffle sea salt, swirl the Regalis Organic White Truffle Oil into Alfredo sauce for dinner, snack on the black truffle potato chips in the evening… the possibilities are virtually limitless in this generous gift.
Prepare your sweet tooth! The Honey Flight and Fresh Pears Gift arrives with four succulent pears for drizzling these artisanal honeys. Celebrating American, family-owned apiaries, Bee Raw honeys support artisanal beekeepers and the mission to save endangered bees. Each raw honey vial is hand-corked and wax sealed, then matched with a detailed description of its floral source. Given with four perfect pears for slicing and a detailed card containing delicious cheese pairing recommendations, this sweet gift is memorable and generous.
Speaking of drizzling, this is a gift that will be savored by gourmands and Sunday brunch lovers alike. Vermont’s best maple syrup producers Runamok present a gift of three infused and barrel-aged maple syrups. These barrel-aged maple syrups are infused with rum, rye and bourbon – they’re perfect for a grown-up take on waffles, pancakes, French toast and even ice cream!
Everyone will want to try these silky little balsamic pearls. They have a texture reminiscent of salmon roe, but explode with a flavor that is quintessentially balsamic. From Modena, Italy, these little pearls burst with the luscious flavor – the perfect complement to the companion bottle of extra virgin olive oil, made from hand-picked olives on the hills of Castiglione in Italy. Pair these specialties on toasted crostini, focaccia, fruit, cheese and more.
Quaint and cute and perfect for housewarming gifts, host gifts or any home baker, our Perfect Apple Pie Crate is filled with absolutely everything needed to bake a comforting apple pie: a ceramic pie plate, Pie Provisions DIY pie crust mix, luscious Washington apple filling, an olive wood rolling pin and even a vintage-inspired antique gingham cloth.
We don’t have the room to talk about all the perfect gifts for foodies in one blog – check out the Epicurean Collection and see for yourself! From cheese and charcuterie to incredible cakes, desserts and more, you’re sure to find gifts for all the gourmands in your life.