I love my food which means I love anything food related! If you lose me in a Department Store I can promise you I’ll be in the kitchen section, drooling over some pretty plates, groovy cutlery or a K-Mix (one day I’ll be able to afford one!!) Who’s with me here? Grab your apron and let’s get cooking, I mean looking!
How cool is this? It’s a win, win really-you give the cheese starter kit to your buddy and you’ll be presented with some gorgeous homemade cheese (just saying!) Each kit makes 10 batches and the kit lasts about 2 years. Choose from Halloumi, Mozzarella & Ricotta, or a Goat’s Cheese kit.
2. Folklore Enamel Tableware €25 for 2
There something cool about enamel cups isn’t there? or is that just me?Article (Powerscourt,D2) have stocked a stunning collection that would make the perfect gift! The espresso cups are so kitsch and look at that beautiful tea/coffee pot! You know this is the one for your Brunchtastic Buddy!!
Last year I received a gift of a gluten free cooking course at Cooks Academy, it was brilliant! I was there from 10am-4pm and learned a heap of new tricks! I couldn’t recommend this enough for your foodie friends! They offer so many fantastic courses, there really is something for everyone! I have my eye on the chocolate making one (Obvs!!)
4. Waffle Maker €36
Waffles are the new pancakes, didn’t you know? It’s kind of a gimicky present but who doesn’t want a waffle maker and like #1 you will be rewarded (cue evil laugh).
5. Recipe Journal €24
A great present for the budding chefs in your life. Paper chase have a great collection of Recipe journals/organisers. Some are very pretty and whimsical but I thought this compact one from Moleskin (famous for its notepads) was pretty slick! The pages are laid out with different sections for lots of the finer details of a dish, think wine pairings or prep time. I love that they include a set of emoji-style stickers to customise your creations!
6. Delicious Food Tours €45
Why not eat your way around Dublin! Lead by the Ballymaloe-trained, award winning food blogger Ketty Elisabeth aka French Foodie in Dublin.You can get a taste (sorry) for the real Dublin!! Ketty brings you to local shops, food and drink businesses. where you will sample some delicious Irish food and drinks, as well as learning all about Dublin’s cutting edge food scene.
Who doesn’t look a good cookbook? It’s the perfect present for any foodies in your life! You could even pack them up with some of the essential ingredients and make a hamper (see #10). I love that there are so many great Irish chefs out there now, Susan Jane White is amazing! Check her out on YouTube, Nigella who?
8. Humorous Apron €20
It doesn’t get more Irish than this, I love it!! Perfect colour for the festivities and will give everyone a giggle on Christmas day! Not too expensive so would make a great stocking filler or Kris Kindle gift.
9. Le Creuset Heart Pot €70
This piece of kit is essential in all chefs kitchen (especially in winter, hello hearty meals!) The Le Creuset range does come with a price tag so it can be hard to buy for yourself! The lovely heart shaped pot is more affordable and makes a great gift for someone you really want to impress!
10. DIY Foodie Hamper
Why not put together a food hamper with delicious nibbles and/or ingredients? You could even show off your own skills and make a personal recipe book and include things to make them with! Shops like Fallon & Byrne have a great selection of delightful treats, that will put a smile on any foodies face!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my second gift guide of 2015!
If you need more inspiration, my lists from last year are still very popular!