Though the holidays are nearly in full swing, there’ll still be some of you out there who have a little bit of last-minute shopping to do. With the online world ready and waiting for us to browse and click, last-minute shopping doesn’t have to be so bad! Perhaps you’ve got a few foodie friends to buy for and are looking for a few ideas? If so, these five should help you out.
1 . Foodie Trivia Board Game
We all love a good game over the festive season, and a foodie trivia game could be an excellent choice. The Ridley’s brand offer a food and drinks quiz game that’s available on Amazon. If you have enough players, you can divide into teams and play for some festive prizes. Perhaps you’re a bit of a foodie yourself? If so, it could be fun to write your own ‘bonus’ round questions to make the game that little bit more interesting.
- Chocolate truffles Kit
When buying for a chocolate lover, what better gift than a ‘make your own chocolate truffles kit’. Brands like ‘Grow and Make’ offer some great deluxe truffle making boxes. You’ll find cocoa powder, peppermint and vanilla extracts, a thermometer and everything else you’ll need! For a great cook, making the truffles should be fairly simple, so it shouldn’t be much trouble for a foodie pal. The first part involves prepping the ganache filling and the second step, creating the hard shell. Extracts can be added or not depending on preferences.
- Themed Cookery Class
Activities can be excellent gifts to give over the festive season. A cookery class could be particularly well received by a food-loving friend. Try to look out for a particular theme that you feel they’d enjoy best. Perhaps they’d like a Thai or a Spanish themed cooking class? Maybe they like sweet treats and would love a class themed around making some special desserts?
- Spices Hamper
Every good cook needs a huge array of spices and herbs! To give your friend all the ingredients that they’ll ever need, a spice hamper could be a great present. You can buy some pretty fancy spice kits, or if you prefer-make one up yourself? Purchase a range of spices, get a nice basket and present them in a makeshift hamper with wrapping.
- Indoor Garden Kit
An indoor garden kit can be a super idea for those who don’t have a garden to grow their own herbs. You can get some lovely kits complete with lighting and even some that water themselves (talk about convenient)!
If you’re a bit of a cook yourself, perhaps make your friend some festive chutney or jam as a gift? You could even make them their favourite meal when they visit you over the holidays? If you are not much of a cook, you could always order in some delicious el pollo loco tamales (which will surely go down just as well)!