Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving for Foodies

Hello friends,

I know it may seem like it's too soon to talk about it; but it's not. The holiday season is almost upon us, and soon our malls will be jam-packed with last minute gift shopping. You don't want to be part of that hot mess, do you?

I didn't think so. Now I assume that those of you who actually read my blog (and are not my loving mother who reads all my posts because she's awesome) are what we like to call "foodies"; and, as such, I have begun to compile a list of super neat gifts that are sure to excite you and all your fellow food fanatics. (Sigh, I've been so good about not using alliteration, I just couldn't help myself!)

1. Artichokes By ErinChristin

I don't even like artichokes and I love this. I just love food in general, and I believe food in art can be relaxing or invigorating, two feelings that happen often, though never at the same time, in my kitchen. Simple yet inspired, it would be a great addition in any aspiring home cook's kitchen (or any other room if you really love artichokes).

2. Colander Pendant Lamp By boeliedesign

This is just plain awesome. Who would've thought to turn a colander into a lamp? Well it's been done and done quite well I might add. It's retro but still classy, and white goes with everything. If I had my dream kitchen and not my tiny galley apartment kitchen, I could definitely find a place for this in it.

3. Cupcake Kitchen Timer By Shimrita

Now this is something I DO have room for right now and would make a wonderful addition to my ever expanding cupcake collection. I know most (if not all) of us use our timers on our ovens, but there's something nostalgic about winding up a kitchen timer; and I feel as though you wouldn't be able to help but be inspired as you came into your kitchen to see an adorable little cupcake sitting on your counter, begging the question: "What do you want to bake today?"

4. Coffee is Fuel for Genius Pencils by TheCarbonCrusader

These pencils have college student foodie written all over them (hah, it's funny, because they're pencils - they write AND there's something written on them. I crack myself up). But seriously, I know I am constantly losing my pencils and pens, and at college coffee's fuel for not only genius, but just for surviving three hour classes. Though I do wonder if having these pencils will make me think I should go after class and treat myself to those lovely (but expensive) flavored Starbucks drinks...who knew pencils could be so dangerous!

5. Cookie Prep Board - Dollhouse Miniatures By PetitPlat

I know I dedicated an entire post to PetitPlat in the past, but take a look at this photo and tell me how could I not talk about it? True food artistry, and one of the reasons I want to have a daughter when I'm older so that I can buy her a dollhouse just to have things like this in it. Of course, I had a beautiful Victorian Dollhouse (made with the blood, sweat and tears of my wonderful Dad) that, naturally, I never played with. But that was before I knew about this! If only I knew, I would've made the whole house a giant bakery! But if you have a little inspiring baker in your family, this could be the perfect gift to start her dream bakery dollhouse.

I plan on attempting to make this into a mini series of posts, depending on the will of the English Gods and how many papers I am assigned from now until Christmas. So keep checking back for more fabulous foodie gifts and a post on Cinnamon Roll Cookies! 

Happy Baking!

Disclaimer: I do not profess to own these photos. I link and cite these photos back to the original sources I found on the internet.


  1. The lamp by far is the coolest of all of these, but the cupcake timers are the cutest. Thanks for pulling all these together-the gifting season is upon use

  2. just found you via Foodbuzz.

    I so adore that colander lamp shade!

    p.s my mum loyally follows me too :-)

  3. Wow, these are really cool gifts. I totally love the artichoke art since I've got one that looks similar. I wish they could make a pencil that IS coffee. IDK, sounded good in my head!

  4. I love the lamp and the cupcake timer! These are all so cute!

  5. These are all so cute but that lamp is awesome!