What do you buy for the conscious foodie friend who seems to have everything? From the perfect kitchen gadget to the unforgettable cooking essentials, here are 11 ideas to spread Christmas cheer.
1. A Membership to Thrive Market
In just a few short years, Thrive Market has become the healthy living equivalent of Costco, with $60-a-year memberships that allow conscious foodie customers to buy organic foods at lower prices than competitors like Whole Foods. Boasting tons of choices of brands and products, all available via an easy-to-use site, a membership to Thrive is the ideal gift for your busiest conscious foodie friends.
2. Eco-Friendly Bamboo Cutting Boards
Kitchen fiends will love these naturally antimicrobial bamboo cutting boards. Bamboo is one of the best materials for cutting boards, as it does not dull your knives and is super easy to wash and keep clean. This set is made from 100 percent recyclable moso bamboo and comes with a large, medium, and small cutting board, each of which is 5/8" thick.
3. 4-Blade Spiralizer
If you've got a foodie friend who's gluten-free, paleo, or just loves gadgets, this fantastic 4-blade spiralizer will be a surefire hit. You can share a few of your favorite spiralizer recipes with the lucky recipient (we love this spiralized zucchini with peas and arugula pesto), but this spiralizer also comes with a cookbook filled with inspired recipes to try.
4. Bronzed French Press
While some swear by individual coffee pods for single-serving brew, we much prefer the far less wasteful (and far more aesthetically pleasing) French press. This one from Anthropologie looks beautiful on the counter and makes a perfect cup of coffee with absolutely zero waste.
5. Stemless Champagne Flutes
You know all about stemless wine glasses, but we're new fans of these stemless Champagne flutes. The crosshatched metallic base means that you avoid getting fingerprints all over these elegant glasses, and the copper tones add a welcome warm hint of color to the table.
6. Chai Tea Spices
This DIY chai kit is the perfect gift for your tea-loving friends. Fifteen individual containers containing ceylon tea, Earl grey tea, cardamom tea, star anise, black peppercorns, whole cardamom, ceylon cinnamon, whole cloves, and rock sugar are packaged together for a beautiful presentation. The box includes a detailed recipe, but one of the best things about this gift is that your friend is free to mix and match the teas and spices according to her personal tastes.
Got a conscious foodie friend whose secret to her pesto is her very own home-grown basil? This growhouse is the ideal gift -- it's a beautiful, mountable masterpiece that allows indoor plants and herbs to grow all winter long. A built-in LED light means that you don't need to worry about where you place this magic box -- plants will get sunlight even in the darkest corner of the kitchen.
8. Wok Set
Wok cooking is incredibly healthy given how little fat you need, and this wok set is the perfect way to get cooking. The cold-rolled carbon steel surface economically exploits heat and works on both gas and electric. The set comes with all the tools your conscious foodie friend will need to make your favorite wok-cooked recipes like our bok choy with mushrooms and quinoa.
9. Wine and Cheese Tote
Picnicking just got about ten times more fun with this wine and cheese tote. The insulated tote is perfectly proportioned for carrying cheeses, two bottles of wine, and the included cutting board, cheese knife, and corkscrew. Hope that your friend knows that the best "thank you" you could possibly receive for this gift is a picnic invitation.
10. Pineapple Measuring Cups
Measuring cups were overdue for a makeover, and Anthropologie has united utility and aestheticism with this Russian stacking pineapple set. The copper measures are easy to store, and they're lovely to display on the countertop, freeing up room in cupboards and drawers for other gadgets and tools.
11. Pasta Maker
Got a conscious foodie friend who claims that homemade is always better? Prove her right with this copper pasta roller. The beautiful, Italian-made machine is simple and intuitive to use, helping to churn out lasagna sheets, fettuccine, ravioli, and more.
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