I now bring you my final gift guide and this one is for the foodies in your life. We all know them and they have such particular tastes that it can be difficult to source a unique gift. I always think the best presents are items you really love but wouldn’t buy yourself. Would you agree?
As we’re only a week away from Christmas this last minute gift guide will include items only available in Ireland. ( I swear this isn’t my list for Santa..wink,wink)
1. Kenwood Ice-Cream maker Arnotts €40: Think about it, buy someone an ice-cream maker and you get thanked with delicious frozen treats (win-win) Movie nights will never be the same again with (clean) ice-cream on tap. This is a great price for an ice cream maker, there are more top-end ones available such as the Magimix. But the Kenwood is a perfect option without breaking the bank.
2. Coffee Subscription 3FE €110 for the year: Every month the guys at 3FE pick a different coffee and post it directly. The subscription will come with a newsletter of information that highlights the coffee and its origin. This is a perfect gift for the Coffee Connoisseur in your life.
3. Falcon Enamelware Bake Set Industry €75: A five-piece enamelware bake set in traditional Ice White with Dark Blue edge. This set is timeless and elegant with a rustic feel. Any foodie would be delighted with this addition to their kitchenware. (Hint, Hint)
4. Cooking Guide Apron Designist €22 There is nothing worse than being in the middle of your cooking/baking and realising you don’t have the instructions for your recipe. This apron will have all the information you need, so you won’t need to run to Google. Guide includes: numeric conversions, cooking times for vegetables, roasting times for birds, freezing instructions, defrosting times, a cooking glossary and more!
5. Spiralizer Juicers.ie €47: These guys are taking orders up to midday on 22nd December. Every health foodie/ gym bunny needs one of these in the kitchen. All you got to do is place the fruit or vegetable on the spikes, wind the handle while pushing sideways and instantly get beautiful spaghetti, spirals or ribbons-Magic!
7. Gluten Free Cooking Course Cooks Academy €150: I actually did this course myself in February and loved it. It’s a full day 10.00am-4.00pm and it’s very hands on. We made everything from gluten free bread to pizza to chocolate cake. I would recommend it to anyone. If the Gluten Free isn’t the right option there are lots to choose from and the day courses cost from €70-€150.
8. Slated Cheese/Presentation Board Slated.ie €45: These handmade pieces are simply stunning. Hand crafted in Dalkey, Co.Dublin each piece is completely unique, perfect for the foodie friend who loves their cheese. The gift box comes with a Slated Cheeseboard and Stainless Steel Cheese Knife.
So there we have 8 lovely gifts that can be purchased in Ireland. I didn’t include any books as it was hard to choose one, but here are a few I can recommend:
- The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit (A wonderful resource for any foodie)
- The Extra Virgin Kitchen by Susan Jane White
- The Happy Pear by David & Stephen Flynn
- Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo (My bible when I started eating clean)
- I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson
- Against All Grain by Danielle Walker
- Hemsley Hemsley by Jasmine & Melissa Hemsley
- Save with Jamie/Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
Happy Christmas Shopping xx