Gift Guide for Foodies

With only few more shopping days until Christmas, we’re guessing some of you still have a few blank spaces on your gift-giving lists!  There’s still time to order something quick, so for the next few days we’ll be sharing themed gift guides and today’s is fittingly, for your foodie-loving friends (or foodie-loving self!)

Our Best Bites Cook Books

Our Best Bites Cook Books

You know we couldn’t do a gift guide without including ourselves!  Our books make great gifts (if we don’t say so ourselves…)  We have our popular debut cook book , and our second book, the Nationally Bestselling Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites.  And if you didn’t hear, our 3rd book, which comes out in early spring is now available for pre-order!  It’s called 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites.

Silicone Baking Mats

Silicone Mats

I think we include Silicone mats every time we do a gift guide, but that’s because we love them so much. I especially love these ones by Miu because they come in fun colors.  I couldn’t live without my mats!

Glass Typography Workspace Saver

Typography Workspace Saver

I wanted to buy this for Kate last Christmas and it was featured on the Today show the same week I was going to buy it and it sold out EVERYWHERE.  I remembered it this year and sent it for her birthday.  It’s a cool multipurpose glass board that can be used as a trivet for hot dishes on the table, or a cutting board, or all around work surface.  I keep mine displayed on my counter because it’s just cool looking! They come in tons of fun designs and colors.

Smart Stick Immersion Blender

Smart Stick Blender

Immersion blenders are awesome little tools, and we especially love these Cuisinart that come in a million bright colors and fall at a nice price point.  If you’re interested in a little bit more, I personally have this one, which is a bit of an upgrade but comes with a lot of great attachments, including a extra-mini chopper/food processor that I use all the time.

Le Creuset Batter Bowl

Le Creuset Batter Bowl

This beautiful bowl can be spotted in so many of our posts because Kate and I both have it and love it.  It’s a bit smaller than a standard big mixing bowl, which makes it the perfect size for whipping up just about anything.  Plus, it’s gorgeous.  It also comes in a million colors, but teal is our thing!

Casserole Crock

Casserole Crock

We’ve featured this handy crock pot a few times lately.  It’s new this year and it’s fabulous!  The 9×13 ceramic pan can be baked in the oven and transferred to the crock to keep warm, or you can slow cook like normal directly in the crock pot.  I absolutely love this for pot-lucks, keeps my dishes nice and warm!



This might be the most expensive thermometer you’ve ever seen, but it is also the best.  I promise.  It comes in tons of fun colors and the digital read-out is immediate and accurate.  It’s probably one of the things I use the very most in my kitchen.  I’ve had mine for several years and it’s still running like a champ.

Ice Cream Maker

Ice Cream Maker

If you’re in the market for an ice cream maker, this is an awesome one.  Kate and I have both used it for years.  I recently upgraded to this Breville Ice Cream Compressor, which is really awesome.

Flavored Artisan Olive Oil

Olive Oil Full Line for Cyber Monday

If you haven’t visited our Shop, our unique Extra Virgin Flavored Oils make awesome gifts!  We have gift boxes available for our 4-Pack Samplers, our 2-Pack Bundles, and our 3-Pack bundles.  Our Dipping Oil is gorgeous on its own, and we even have Gift Certificates available.  Place your order by FRIDAY at 9pm MST to ensure Christmas delivery!

Our Best Bites Christmas Pack

Do you guys have any fun kitchen gadgets to add to the list??


  1. I gave my parents that immersion blender last Christmas and they love it so much! Now I just need to get one for myself. . .

  2. I’m horrid at instagram and twitter – did you announce the new cookbook officially here on the site? I remember you saying last summer in passing that you guys were working on it. I’d love to see a huge announcement about with sneak peaks if you can. I already pre-ordered it though! 🙂

  3. My brother-in-law got me some spatulas a couple years ago that have built in rests, so you can put them on the counter without getting a sticky mess everywhere. So simple, but I love those things.

  4. Pick Your Plum has silicone baking mats today! And you can pick them up without shipping if you live in the area. I just thought I would pass that along because I think everyone should have at least one baking mat!

  5. I’d like to give a second vote to the Cuisinart immersion blender set that you included the link to (the one with the attachments). I use mine ALL the time. I’ve had it for at least 5 years (probably more) and it still runs like a champ. That whisk and the cup that comes with it will make a perfect dollop (or 6) of whipped cream in about a minute. I make smoothies and shakes right in the cup with the immersion blender. The small food processor is perfect for chopping herbs and garlic for dressings or marinades. I even use it to make my cookie crumbs for crusts…I just do it in two or three batches…still easier than lugging out the full sized one and then having to clean it all out. I just toss all the parts (minus the motor portion, obviously) in the top rack of the dishwasher and I’m done!

  6. I love my Blend-tec, but it would be a pretty expensive gift to give others. One of my favorite kitchen tools is my garlic press. I also miss my bread maker. My bread maker kind of caught on fire earlier this year.

  7. I definitely recommend the Smart Stick immersion blender. Great price, very efficient, easy to clean, fun colors–after loving mine for a while, I bought one for each of my kids! I use mine every day. Every kitchen needs one of these!

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