If you have an affinity for food, you're not alone. Whether you enjoy cooking, baking, going to restaurants, trying every recipe you can, or watching celebrity chefs on TV, we get it — we're foodies, too.
This year, we've created a gift guide for the food fanatics. From the bacon lovers and ice cream obsessives, to the grill masters and at-home bartenders, we've got a gift to satisfy every palate.
READ: The Truth About Bacon
This holiday season, melt hearts and bulge bellies with some of these gifts:
The New Way to Cook Light
With over 400 delicious, practical and figure-friendly recipes, "The New Way to Cook Light" is one of our favorite cookbooks of the year.
Available: Barns&Noble.com, $19.97
Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine
I scream ... you scream ... we all scream for homemade ice cream! Soft serve, of course. With this gift, you're sure to make someone feel like a kid again.
Available: Bloomingdales.com, $165 (Now on sale for $99.99)
Tea for the Tree
Don't drink coffee? Have some tea. These festive tea-filled Christmas ornaments taste as good as they look. And, they're perfect for stocking stuffers or tree decorations. Choose from Santa’s Secret, Merry Cranberry, Alpine Punch, or a box of all three.
Available: DavidsTea.com, $4.50 each or $12.50 for set of three
Baked By Melissa
If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, give them these 45-calorie miniature cupcakes. They first made their debut in New York City and have now caught the attention of foodies across the nation. In addition to their signature flavors such as Tie-dye, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cookie Dough, Mint Chocolate Chip and Red Velvet, Baked by Melissa offers customizable cupcakes and designs, including their custom holiday Christmas Tree or Dreidel spreads.
Available: bakedbymelissa.com or by calling 212-842-0220
Bar10der Bar Tool
Know someone who enjoys a stiff cocktail? Featuring ten essential bar tools in one compact design, the Bar10der makes it easier than ever to mix up your favorite cocktails and beverages. It includes standard and channel knives, a muddler, reamer, jigger, zester, stirrer, strainer, corkscrew and bottle opener. Cheers to that!
Available: Bloomingdales.com, $49.99
Bacon Scented Car Freshener
Know someone who can't get enough bacon? With this Bacon Scented Car Freshener, they can take it with them wherever they go.
Available: ThinkGeek.com, $2.99
Sweet Heat Cookbook & Pepper Jelly
Pepper jelly makes a great gift for the holidays — it excites the taste buds and one-ups your old cheese basket. This brand new Sweet Heat cookbook has fifty ways to use Jenkins Jellies’ best-selling Hell Fire Pepper Jelly in everything from cocktails to appetizers, and mains to desserts. The foreword is written by Gwyneth Paltrow, and sprinkled throughout are enthusiastic blurbs from Celebrity Chef Mario Batali, Blythe Danner, Kate Capshaw and more.
Available: Amazon.com (cookbook), $10.84
Gift sets (book + jelly) available here: JenkinsJellies.com
We've tried and tested Williams Sonoma’s recipe and it can’t be matched. Purchase a piece of this handmade custom-blended peppermint bark to make someone's holiday season a bit sweeter.
Available: Williams-Sonoma.com, $26.95 – $48.00
Steel Grill Griddle & Pizza Que Grill Stone
Know someone who would appreciate endless amounts of soda at their fingertips? A SodaStream machine will do the trick — and save countless dollars, bottles and calories.
Available: SodaStreamUSA.com, $79.95 and up
READ: We Tried It: SodaStream
If you know a grilled cheese lover, you'll make their holiday with ToastaBags. Make a grilled cheese as usual and pop it into your toaster for one of the easiest, most delicious sandwiches you've ever tasted.
Available: Boska.com, $11.99 or at many local grocers
READ: We Tried It: Grilled Cheese ToastaBags
Starbucks Mini Moments
If you need a last minute gift for a loved one, give them a special Starbucks holiday experience with the Mini Moments book. With five beautifully designed $5 Starbucks Cards, each good for a unique and special moment, treat your loved one to a moment to unwind with their favorite beverage or catch up with old friends over a cup of Starbucks coffee.
Available: Starbucks stores nationwide, $25
PARCHMENT OR COURTLY CHECK TREE DISH
Serve dessert or snacks in this Courtly Check® Tree Dish. Its deceptively simple signature checks reveal an intricate spectrum of jewel-toned colors. Handmade, fired, glazed, fired again, hand-painted, fired again, and embellished with lustre, each piece is stamped by the artisans involved in its creation.
Available: In-Store (20 West 57th Street, New York, NY) or MacKenzie-Childs.com, $88
Know someone who likes to tailgate where ever they go? Give them this portable grill that collapses into a tiny box and stores charcoal right inside.
Available: Industrialrev.com, $89.99