While I don’t have the time and energy to consider myself a gourmet, I do love to cook. Some of my favorite gifts can be found in the kitchen and I would never turn away any edible gift. Take it from me, foodies are pretty easy to please.
One of my favorite gifts of all time is the Kapoosh Stainless Steel Knife Block ($49.99). It’s available in stainless steel or hardwood but what really matters is what’s on the inside – movable long fibers or “freedom rods” that allow you to shove your knives in any way you want. It holds everything from tiny paring knives to cleavers. It’s totally cool.
For the chocolate lover in your life you can not go wrong with Frango Mint Chocolates. My friend insisted I buy them at Marshall Fields the first time I went to Chicago and I was hooked. They are positively addictive and now Frango has many other varieties and an organic version but you have to try the original. They’re on sale right now for $22.99.
I bought this Wolfgang Puck Multi-Position Grill a few months ago as an upgrade from my inexpensive contact grill, and I am so glad I did. It’s great for the beginning cook or for those of us who don’t have that much time in the kitchen. I have used it for steaks, chicken and veggies and grilled sandwiches. Right now it’s $107.90 down from $112.90 and you can break it up into three payments.
Give your favorite gourmet a head start with a Little Bit of Everything ($69.99) from igourmet.com. It comes loaded with an assortment of cheeses, meats, jam, cookies, crackers and chocolates ideal for anyone who entertains or prefers more sophisticated snacks than microwave popcorn and string cheese.
Every gourmet has a thing for kitchen tools. OXO has a great line of utensils that are comfortable to use, look good and work. This 22-Piece Set ($49.99) includes a peeler, ice cream scoop, can opener, measuring spoons and cups and more.