Do you have a cook in your family or among your friends whom you are shopping for this Christmas? You are lucky because buying gifts for cooks is easy. Cookware needs to be replaced frequently, plus appliances and devices are being upgraded all the time. Read further to get some ideas for holiday gifts for the cook or foodie in your life.
Even if your cook isn’t an all-out cat lover, it will be hard for them to resist this whimsical Cats Tea Towel from Simons. Made from absorbent 100% cotton, this tea towel features silver and copper colours that will look great with stainless steel appliances or on wood. Plus, it’s very reasonable at $2.99. If you are looking for a holiday hostess gift, this tea towel is perfect. You could wrap it around a bottle of wine and tie it with a silver ribbon. This tea towel would also make a great stocking stuffer.
Canadian chef Rose Reisman has updated many of her classic recipes to incorporate the food philosophy behind Canada’s New Food Guide, which places less emphasis on milk and dairy products we need and includes more plant-based proteins. Rose Reisman’s Meal Revolution features on-trend food ingredients such as cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, avocados, kale, and beets in her recipes. There are even sections on Instant Pot and sheet pan recipes. Recipes are marked “gluten free,” “dairy free,” and/or “vegetarian” so this cookbook will appeal to people eating a variety of food regimes. Here is a Cauliflower Couscous recipe from Rose Reisman’s Meal Revolution. You can purchase Rose Reisman’s Meal Revolution at FriesenPress for $34.49 (paperback) and $44.49 (hardcover).
Make life simple for the cook in your life with the Electric Wine Bottle Opener, $67, from Kitchen Gadget Solution. The next time they want to open a bottle of Chardonnay to enjoy with dinner, they won’t have to struggle a bit. You’ll have your wine opened in seconds using the Easy Wine Bottle Opener. The opener’s high-precision screw mechanism improves the precision of the wine stopper and the smoothness of cork removal. Just press the button twice and the Electric Wine Bottle Opener will remove the cork in seconds without breaking the cork. The Electric Wine Bottle Opener includes a foil cutter, wine pumper and USB charger. Purchase online.
Most cooks like to try different extra virgin olive oils. Introduce them to Mina Single Origin Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which has a pleasingly pungent flavour and is not heavy. Cooks will know that many extra virgin olive oils are blended. Mina Single Origin Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from olives that are grown and harvested on the Mina family farm in Morocco. This means the flavour of the olive oil will be consistent. You can purchase Mina Single Origin Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $9 (500 ml) at Sobeys.
The cook in your family will love the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Grill & Griddle, $469.99. This smart grill reaches a high heat of 500 F so they can barbecue indoors all year long. The grill is large enough to fit up to six steaks and there are no cold zones! This grill and griddle also includes an air fryer to fry foods in the healthiest way, a grill grate, and a flat top BBQ griddle. Temperature control allows for precise cooking. The Ninja Foodi XL Pro Grill & Griddle will be available in Canada in 2022 at NinjaKitchen.ca, Canadian Tire and other retailers.
I hope you enjoyed reading about these holiday gifts for the cook. Let me know in the comments section if you purchase any of these products!