The Foodie Gift Guide

by Organic Spa Magazine

ABOVE: The Bestowe Start Cooking Gift Box will be a treat for any-level cook, with a Japanese Selvage Denim Apron, a honey dipper, a jar of 100 percent raw Yellow Star Thistle honey and beeswrap, a reusable food storage alternative, made with organic GOTS-certified cotton, organic jojoba and beeswax from sustainably kept bees. $155; bestowegifting.com

For those who enjoy good food, served in the company of friends and family, here are some tasty—and tasteful!—gifts.

Java Joe

For that special someone who is super fussy about top-quality coffee, this Brim Conical Burr Grinder will grind each bean evenly for a perfectly balanced cup of joe. With 17 grind sizes from Turkish to French Press, it grinds enough for up to 17 cups of coffee. $130; williams-sonoma.com

Kombucha Kit

For your kombucha-addict, the Kombucha Mamma Continuous Brewing Deluxe System with a Modern Porcelain Crock will make it easy to make delicious Kombucha at home. This kit contains everything you will need, and eliminates all of the guesswork. $399; kombuchakamp.com

Picnic Time

The Ever Eco bamboo cutlery set is finished with food-grade vegetable oil and packed in an organic cotton pouch for easy transport. $13; anthropologie.com

Sights on Cider

Cider is the drink du jour, but few are as nuanced and delicious as the biodynamic Eden Specialty Ciders, produced in Vermont with heritage apples. The dry, Sparkling Cider is also gluten-free—the perfect gift! $15; edenciders.com

Sunrise + Sky

These pretty and sturdy Root 7 Ombre Lovely Cuppa bone china mugs are each hand-sprayed and designed in London, and we love them because they remind us of a blue sky, sunrise and sunset. $12; amazon.com

Ghee Sampler

For an adventurous cook or foodie, the grass-fed and organic Spiced Ghee Sampler Pack from Pure Indian Foods will be the perfect gift. It features a selection of six one-ounce jars of ghee, the staple of Indian cooking, including Herbes de Provence Ghee, Garlic Ghee, and more. $18; pureindianfoods.com

Linen Lovers

The Rough Linen Orkney Tea Towels (sold individually or in a set of seven) come with a loop to hang with; they are elegant, absorbent and naturally antimicrobial. A gorgeous gift for any foodie. $23 each, $145 for set; roughlinen.com

Little Red Cup

The Little Red Cup Tea Sampler comes from a small, family-owned business in Maine. It comes in a darling red box, filled with four adorable tins of delicious, USDA-certified organic, Fair Trade certified loose tea from China. Choose from Lapsang Souchong, Gunpowder Green, Jade Oolong and several more. $20; littleredcuptea.com

With Sparkle

If you know someone who prefers sparkling water to flat, the Fizzi One Touch by SodaStream is the perfect gift. It enables you to create your own sparkling water, with the touch of a button, and three levels to choose from. $130; sodastream.com

Feed the Unicorn

If you are drawn to unicorns—who isn’t?—and know someone who wants to eat what they eat, Unicorn Food: Beautiful Plant-Based Recipes to Nurture Your Inner Magical Beast, by Kat Odell, offers over 75 delicious gluten-free recipes, like Avocado Pizza with Tomatillo Salsa, and much more. $20; barnesandnoble.com

Precious Planet

The brainy foodie will love the paperback, Kiss the Ground, by Josh Tickell, a polemic on how food choices can reverse climate change, heal the body and save the planet—and don’t miss the documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson! $16; barnesandnoble.com

Award Winning EVOO

This handsome McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil Flight from the renowned California producer, includes three delicious, award-winning, extra virgin olive oils, with spouts: the new lemon olive oil, jalapeno olive oil, and limited edition olive oil, with recipe cards for those who like to play in the kitchen. $90; mcevoyranch.com

GIFTS THAT GIVE

Very High Tea

Direct from India, these elegant sets of hand-picked loose-leaf teas from India also do good: one percent of revenue goes toward the education of the tea farmers’ children. The Vahdam Founder’s Private Reserve Trio, $35, Blush Assorted Teas Gift Box, $18; vahdamteas.com

Fair Trade Chocolate

The Marich Gratitude & Cheer Box of handcrafted chocolates contains 10 individual bags, with dark chocolate salted caramels, coconut milk caramels, toffee almonds and more. Not only delicious, but the best part: It is Fair Trade Certified! $32; marich.com


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