Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for Foodies

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 It’s the time of year when more than ever smells of delicious dinners and baked goods waft from the kitchen as foodies are tackling those Pinterest worthy projects. If you’re looking for gifts for the foodie in your life, or just hoping that the right purchase will inspire good smells wafting from the kitchen more often, check out our Gifts for Foodies Holiday Gift Guide. There are recipe books to inspire and kitchen gadgets your chefs will be dying to use. 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for Foodies

New Wave Pizza Cooker

New Wave Petite Pizzeria Maker

Retail Value $129.95

Who doesn’t love pizza night? Especially when it’s build your own pizza night! The New Wave Petite Pizzeria Maker features interchangable stones and deep dish pizza pans to cook pizzas in as little as five minutes (frozen in only 10!) thanks to it’s ability to heat to over 600 degrees. It’s small enough to cook pizza right on the counter top but big enough to cook a 12in pizza pie. This is the ONLY way I make pizzas now – they come out perfect every time!


Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cookers and Soups 

Retails for $14.34 on Amazon
Taste of Home is known for their tried and true classic cookbooks and recipe. This classic cookbook includes meal-in-one choices, slow-cooked recipes for entrees, appetizers, and beyond as well as heartwarming favorites, home-style classics and change-of-pace stockpot specialties. It’s perfect for the busy mom on your list since it’s a gift that will keep giving all year long. 

Kitchenaid Mixer

KitchenAid 4.5-Qt. Classic Plus Stand Mixer

Available on Amazon for $179.99
I received my KitchenAid mixer as a wedding gift 5 years ago and my most treasured appliance is still going strong today. It’s a complete workhorse, especially around the holidays and it’s a gift that keeps on giving since it gives me an excuse to bake and create. I highly recommended gifting KitchenAid attachments for even more use. 

Holiday Gift Guide, Gifts for Foodies

Best of Bridge Home Cooking by Julie Van Rosendaal (TV, radio, print personality)

Retail Value $29.95
This cookbook consists of over 250 easy and delicious recipes like soups, one-pot dinners and meatless mains.


New Wave NW-800 6-in-1 Multi Cooker 

I LOVE this Electric Pressure Cooker. I use it almost daily for rice, but you can also use it as a slower cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, for searing and of course, deep frying! One of my all time favorite kitchen appliances that gets the MOST use all year round. 

The Complete Guide to Sushi

The Complete Guide to Sushi & Sashimi by Robby Cook (leading NY sushi chef) & Jeffrey Elliot (Zwilling knife expert). 

Retail Value $29.95
We’re sushi nuts in our household, even the 6-year-old request it! This complete guide features 500 photographs and makes sushi easy and fun. 


Holiday Gift Guide, Gifts for Foodies

The Essential Ayurvedic Cookbook by Lois Leonhardi (wellness expert)

Retail Value $24.95

This cookbook teaches you to understand and implement Ayurvedic practices with over 200 recipes for wellness. All of the recipes are suited to a Western palate and it features tasty recipes for vegetarians and omnivores in addition to providing dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free alternatives with most recipes.

Chill factor

Chillfactor Frozen Yoghurt Maker 

In our house, we’re trying to eat healthier as a family. Instead of avoiding foods we love, we’re trying to find “swaps” that we like just as much. One of those healthy swaps is frozen yogurt. The Chillfactor Frozen Yoghurt Maker turns your favorite yogurt into a frozen treat, in just minutes. You can freeze a single flavor or layer flavors for more fun. 

Holiday Gift Guide, Gifts for Foodies

175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson (slow cooking expert)

Retail Value $24.95
Anyone who has a slow cooker swears by it and I can see why. There is something awesome about being able to throw a meal in one pot and watch it cook all day long. Not only does this cookbook feature the favorites, it also includes a range of dishes you probably ever associated with a slow cooker like desserts and appetizers! 

Ninja Slow Cooker

Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System

Available on Amazon for $184.99
With all of these tasty slow cooker cookbooks, it’s only natural that I would include a slow cooker. The Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System is anything but “just a slow cooker.” In the year that I’ve had mine, I’ve cooked roast, stews, lasagna, slow cooker meals, casseroles and even cupcakes. If it can be made in a slowcooker, oven or stovetop chances are I can cook it in my Ninja. 

Holiday Gift Guide, Gifts for Foodies

150 Best Spiralizer Recipes by Jennifer Williams & Marilyn Haugen (ideal for vegans + vegetarians) 

Retails Value $19.95
Looking to get more veggies into your diet or sneak them past a picky toddler? This book is made just for that! It’s also ideal for vegan and vegetarians. 

Holiday Gift Guide, Gifts for Foodies

Simply Vietnamese Cooking by Nancie McDermott (Thai food expert)

Retails Value $19.95
Trying new dishes is one of our favorite parts of travel so of course a Vietnamese cookbook intrigues us. Simply Vietnamese cooking  is full of tips, info, menus and  135 recipes so you can make classic Vietnamese food at home. 

Chillfactor Cocktail Kit

Chillfactor Cocktail Maker Kit

With the holidays and New Year’s Eve parties looming on the horizon we’re heading into one of the busiest entertaining seasons. What holiday gathering is complete without cocktail hour? The new Chill Factor™ Cocktail Maker Kit lets you freeze cocktails and mocktails in minute. The kit even allows you to juice, grate, squeeze and shake everything in one device. I’m thinking frozen Margaritas and mocktail Daquiris?!  



Taste of Home Holidays and Celebrations 

Retails for $12.64 on Amazon
The Taste of Home Holidays and Celebrtions book reminds me of a printed version of Pinterest! It features 467 recipes with great ideas for every holiday including Mother’s Day luncheons and unique Thanksgiving menus. There are even cocktail recipes! 

Surf and Sunshine was provided some of the items on this list to share in our gift guide. All opinions remain our own. 

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