The discrepancy between the amount of things I wanted to put on this gift guide and the amount that I did is...heartbreaking. But on this one I went for the less is more principle. Holiday shopping is overwhelming as it is. No need to throw a million wonderful things at you and make it even more complicated right?
So I picked out a few of my absolute favorites. And fortunately I think there is a little something for everyone on here. No need to have a die hard foodie on your list to use this gift guide!
I also wanted to share Ashley's gift guides from The Uniqueness of Being. They are pretty fabulous and go far beyond your foodie loving friends. Part 1 includes gifts for the foodie, the crafty ones, and the men. Part 2 includes gifts for the fashionista, the camera lover, and the pop culture fanatic. Check them out, she's got all of the bases covered.
And of course you can always take a peek at my 2011 Foodie Gift Guide for a few more ideas!
1. Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Askinosie Chocolate
-This stuff is to die for. Along with everything else they make. I'm also a big fan of the Dark Chocolate + Crunchy Sugar Crystals and Vanilla Bean CollaBARation Bar.
2. Barefoot Coffee Roasters
-I'm a major coffee lover. And while I haven't had this...I'm pretty sure I should. They have amazing combinations and it was voted in the top 4 of Food & Wine Magazine's Boutique Roasters.
3. Home Made Winter Cookbook
-This is a given. The original Home Made Cookbook made my list last year. And I love it to pieces. Now I just need to get my hands on this one.
4. Julia Child Wall Art from Pot and Pantry
-Kitchen wall art. Everyone needs some.
5. Pig Trivet from Jonathan Adler
-This was a hard one to narrow down. But so adorable. Right? I also love his collection of bottle stoppers.
6. DIY Goat Cheese Kit from Belle Chevre
-No need for explanation here. A simple kit to make your own cheese? Yes please.
7. Lucky Peach Subscription from The McSweeney's Store
-A creation straight from David Chang of the Momofuku restaurants. Food porn at its finest.
8. Silpat Baking Sheet Liner from Williams Sonoma
-An absolute necessity for the baker in your life. Don't have a baker in your life? Send me one of these and I'll send you baked goods for a month.
9. Camano Coffee Mill from Old Faithful Shop
-Back to the love of coffee thing. And the love of old beautiful things. This is a gorgeous thing to have on the counter even if it's not going to a coffee lover.
10. Calendar Year Dishtowels from Anthropologie
-Oh, Anthropologie. Your kitchen products make my heart sing. Seriously though. Can I have it all?
11. Kyocera Revolution Ceramic Knife Set from Williams Sonoma
-Have you used a ceramic knife? I finally purchased one a couple months ago and I'll never go back. Your foodie friend needs one of these. Or several. I promise.
12. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
-I can't tell you how wonderful this movie is. It's simple. Beautiful. Everything that food should be.
13. P&H Soda Syrups from P&H Soda Co.
-These are so fun! I'm definitely ordering the ginger syrup and making a cocktail. Oh wait...this is a gift guide for other people? Huh. Maybe I'll share the cocktail?