I’m actually not that into gifts. Giving or receiving. It’s not my love language. It’s not Erik’s either. We haven’t exchanged gifts for birthday or the holidays for about 6 years now. We do still exchange a gift for our wedding anniversary. But that’s it.
Instead of gifts we plan a fun night out or cook a really nice dinner to celebrate. Quality time is both of our love language. Have you ever read the book the 5 Love Languages? We read it during our premarital counseling class and discovered ours matched. Erik’s mom’s love language is definitely gifts and whoa is she generous. We are heading to visit her for Thanksgiving this week and I know she’ll be sending us home with a trunk full of presents. Understanding your significant other and family member’s love language helps with communication, understanding, overall relationship, etc. Ok, I’m no expert on this stuff I’ll move on now.
So even though I’m not super into gifts, I’ll admit, it’s still nice to receive and give a thoughtful gift from time to time. Gift guides are really popular around this time of year and I’ve been eyeing a few things here and there and thought I’d capture them in a nice little gift guide package.
Being a foodie can get spendy. Like really really expensive. I spend a huge chunk of change on dinner parties, family get togethers, etc. I spend way too much time at the grocery store.
But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Maybe food should be another love language. Right?
Here is a list of items that would awesome gifts for that foodie in your life:
I LOVE this reclaimed wooden cookbook stand. In fact, I think I will casually email this gift guide over to my hubby to hint about it. I mentioned that we give each other gifts for our wedding anniversary and our 5 year is coming up in just a couple weeks. We like to give gifts in the theme of the traditional anniversary year. And this year is wood. So um…he should really buy me this right?! Speaking of wood check out these wooden martini glasses. Erik loves his dirty martinis so this could be a great anniversary gift for him. Be sure to check out Uncommon Goods, they have a ton of awesome gift ideas in their holiday gifts collection on this page.
No matter what the entertaining occasion is, I always have offer cheese board with at least 3 different types of cheese. Everyone loves cheese and it’s an easy appetizer to throw together along with some crackers, dried fruit, a baguette, etc. This slate cheeseboard with soapstone chalk from Uncommon Goods is perfect. People always ask “what type of cheese is this?” and I usually forget place cards/labels for my cheese tray so with this cheese board, problem solved.
At any given time, I want to buy 10 cookbooks but I hold back. I don’t have room in my kitchen for a thousand cookbooks so I have to be selective. I am loving all things kale lately so this 50 Shades of Kale cookbook would be a perfect addition (and would look great displayed on top of the wood cookbook stand).
This Blendtec blender is amazing. I received one from the company to do a product review a couple months ago (review coming in the next couple of weeks) and I have not stopped raving about it since day one. They are spendy but so very worth it. I’ve made carrot juice, margaritas and a thousand smoothies with this blender. I am going to try soup in it next. You can find these blenders at Costo and Sam’s Club for around $399.
This Learning Tower is for the foodie momma who loves having her kiddos in the kitchen. Erik and I are buying Juliet one for Christmas. She’ll be getting way too many presents from family members so Erik and I don’t have to go too crazy with gifts for her. Juliet has just recently began enjoying helping me in the kitchen and this tower is perfect. Plus it comes highly recommended from my friend Jessica who has enjoyed using it with her sweet 2 year old son.
How adorable are these mother/daughter aprons? Sign me up!
What’s on your holiday wish list this year? Please comment and share (it doesn’t have to be foodie-related).
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods and as always, all opinions are my own.