Food Blogger Gift Guide

The holidays are officially here. I can attest to that based solely on the crowds at the mall on Friday!

While I do enjoy going shopping on Black Friday with my mom each year, I never seem to finish up all of my Christmas shopping. This year, I barely made a dent in my list.

Since I know that many of you are in the same position, this week I am going to focus on gift ideas to help you tackle your list with as little stress as possible. I’ve got some online shopping suggestions, homemade gift ideas, and more.  Plus, I’ve got a few fun giveaways to help you cross a few things off your list, as well!

Food Blogger Gift Ideas…

For Cyber Monday, I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites for food bloggers (and anyone else who loves to spend time in the kitchen!)…

Cookbooks…

I don’t know many food bloggers, cooks, or bakers who wouldn’t be thrilled with a new cookbook or two this holiday season. Here are a few of my favorites from the past year…

  • Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving – It seems to me that canning and preserving is becoming more and more popular each year. I know I can’t get enough! This book is one of my favorites and it’s a great guide for anyone who’s just getting started. Add a set of pretty jars or canning supplies for a great gift!
  • King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion – This isn’t a new one in my kitchen, but it’s definitely one of my favorites! This cookbook is a must-have for all of the cookie lovers out there. I don’t think I’ve tried a recipe from this book that I haven’t loved!
  • Cook Like A Rockstar – I don’t yet have a copy of this book (hint, hint…), but I know it’s one that I will love. I’m not a real big fan of most celebrity chefs, but I love Anne Burrell’s style. And, her food is fabulous. I’m pretty sure this book is full of great recipes and techniques that will take dinner to the next level!

Kitchen Accessories…

Sure, I could list lots of gadgets and appliances that every foodie would love. But, you’ve seen all of those before. So, this year, I thought I’d highlight a few of the non-food accessories in my kitchen!

  • Bose SoundDock – I love to listen to music when I’m in the kitchen.  Loud music. In fact, sometimes my hubby complains that my music is too loud. I love that I can dock my iPhone into the SoundDock and let it charge while I listen to music. Plus, it doesn’t take up a lot of space, so it’s perfect for the kitchen!
  • Ravelli Tripod – I’m pretty sure that anyone who likes to blog about food knows how important it is to have a good sturdy tripod on hand. I use mine all of the time to keep my camera accessible, yet out of the way, when I’m working on recipes for the blog!
  • Moleskine Notebook – I do a lot of things online, but when it comes to developing recipes, I am still a paper and pen kind of girl. One of my favorite things to splurge on is a nice notebook for jotting down ideas, recipe notes, and more.

Just for Fun…

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I do enjoy practical gifts. But, it can also be fun to receive things that are just for fun. You know, those things that you probably wouldn’t buy for yourself, but they make you smile every time you see them.

  • Photos to Canvas – This is a gift idea that I’m really loving this year. I can’t think of a better gift for a foodie photographer than to have one of his/her favorite photos printed on a canvas. This is definitely a personal gift that will score you some extra points!
  • Cozy Slipper Boots – Ok, this is probably only a good idea for the ladies out there. But, I think it’s worth mentioning! I spend an awful lot of time in my kitchen during the winter, and most of the time, I’m sporting my cozy slipper boots. They’re comfy, stylish (well, sort of…), and they keep my toes warm on chilly winter mornings.

Photos to Canvas Giveaway!

To help you along with your holiday gift list, I’m happy to announce a great giveaway from Easy Canvas Prints.  They have agreed to give one lucky reader the opportunity to create an 11 by 14-inch canvas for free!

Check out these awesome canvas photos!

Congratulations to Julie of Bananas For Bourbon… She was randomly selected as the winner of the canvas and can turn one of her favorite photos to canvas!

I’ve also got some more good news… Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you can still create your own custom canvas. Check out Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook for details on how you can get 50% off of your next order, as well as free shipping!

My Kitchen Addiction Disclosure- The giveaway item (custom canvas from Easy Canvas Prints) has been provided at no cost to me. I have not been otherwise compensated for this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

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23 Responses to Food Blogger Gift Guide

  1. Winnie says:

    Fun list! I really love this giveaway…I’d give one to my husband if I won :)

  2. I would love to print a picture from your honeymoon.

  3. Emma Jo says:

    I got married this summer, so I would love a large photo of us :)

  4. Kimiko says:

    My sister just bought her first home, so I would love to give this to her!

  5. Margaret says:

    I have very little artwork on my walls right now, so my boyfriend and I would greatly appreciate it!

    xo,
    Margaret

  6. jennifer says:

    I would like to get a picture of my kids made for their Great Grandma :)

  7. Alanna says:

    Oh, I would totally keep it for myself! We don’t have hardly anything on the walls, and a canvas like this would be perfect!!

  8. I would totally keep it for myself! I’m about to buy my first home and could use some decoration!

  9. Kristen M. says:

    I’d gift this to my husband. He’s always asking for photos for his office.

  10. Francesca Lobban says:

    I really like this giveaway, if I were fortunate enough to win, I would give the canvas to my mum. She is my rock and she’d love to receive something like this. Thank you.

  11. Amy says:

    I would use it for the family picture that we just took on Thanksgiving. I would put it in my family room.

  12. Erin says:

    My husband and I just had a baby girl in September and I would love to have our family portrait on one of these!

  13. Stefani says:

    My walls are white, white, white! I would definitely be keeping it for myself :)

  14. Angela campbell says:

    Would keep it – and use for a picture of my doggie that recently had to leave this earth……

  15. SMITH BITES says:

    we are getting ready to re-do our kitchen and would love to have a canvas print of one of our photos – lovely gift idea Jen!!

  16. Sparrow says:

    i would have a picture of my boyfriend and his mom from when he was a baby reprinted. she passed away and i think this would be a sweet tribute to her in our home.

  17. Tracy says:

    Great gift ideas! Bookmarking this list! :-)

  18. Love these ideas! I want them all! Hehe. I would definitely give a canvas print of my nephew to my parents. Grandparents can never get enough pictures of their grandkids, right?

  19. ti says:

    I would gift this canvas to my husband with the picture of his beloved black kitty, WHAT?!(yes that is her name). What?! was his before I came along…..She has been his animal soul-mate, his partner in crime, the object in advancing his photography skills, his furry shoulder to cry on, his friend. It’s sad to say……..What?! (or Whatie-What, as our toddlers call her) is trying to stay by her beloved’s side as she battles various problems………….mostly of aging.

    Thanks for the lovely idea! I will do this regardless of our luck!

    -Ti

  20. Brenna says:

    I would totally use it as a gift for my stepmom! She would love some artwork like that.

  21. i think i would keep it for myself / my girlfriend. our new bedroom could definitely use some personal art :)

  22. Heather says:

    I would love to finally have a picture of our whole family together on our wall!! We just took family pics of all 6 of us! Otherwise we didnt have a single one :( so would totally add all us to a wall!

  23. Nikki says:

    Love this list…there are a few things on here that I think my blogging friends would really enjoy. As for the giveaway, I would give it to my husband. He is just getting together his new home office and I would love to put up his favorite picture from our wedding.