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Food and drink that has us seeing gold
The holidays are just around the corner, and we all know what that means: food, food, and more food. Thank your special foodie friend, family member, or lover for their cooking this holiday season with these high-end food-related gifts. They’ll love you for it, and if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll cook something for you, too.
First on the list is a Breville Elite Juice Fountain ($299.95) juicer.
The juicing trend has been around for awhile, which is why a juicer would make a great gift for anyone who doesn’t have one yet. Juice shops can charge somewhere from $5-$8 for a drink, which adds up to cost (and is kind of pricey, regardless.)
A juicer can save anyone a lot of money. I personally like to use a juicer for leftover fruit in my house. It helps put them to use before they go bad and it’s a great way to incorporate healthier options into meals without breaking the bank.
A Breville juicer is especially great as it can be easily cleaned and take fruits with the skin on. The assembly is simple and it’s not too big, either.
Up next is an Alen BreatheSmart with an HEPA-FreshPlus filter ($619).
That’s an air purifier. Wait, what? An air purifier for a foodie? Hear me out.
Trust me, I love the smell of good food as much as anyone else, but sometimes it can be overwhelming, especially after the food is enjoyed and gone. Some foods can also have distinct smells not liked by everyone. We have a family friend who absolutely hates the smell of fish and refuses to enter the home if we cook it.
The Alen BreatheSmart with an HEPA-FreshPlus filter has helped get rid of strong cooking smells by capturing the odor particles. It’s especially ideal when expecting guests. You can also switch out the filter for other purposes, like eliminating allergens, dust, or pet dander from the air.
And, of course, the holy grail: A Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer ($569.99).
Not only is this the best holiday gift for a foodie, it is the best gift for anyone in the kitchen. I cannot tell you how many wedding registries I come across that ask for a Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer. It is perfect for baking. My mom personally uses them to make dough for roti, which is a flat round piece of bread made on a griddle.
Interchangeable parts can also be purchased for a Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer to make it multipurpose. Some attachments include a Gourmet Pasta Press, a Food Grinder, and a Citrus Juicer.
I personally don’t have this camera, but it has been on my want list for a while. This camera is perfect for photographing and video graphing food. With 20.1 megapixels, the Sony Cyber-shot is just great.
While the camera is very much on the pricey side, it’s a gift that will be used for years. I have a DSLR that I’ve been using for 5 years now.
With a camera comes the need for some editing programs. Adobe Photoshop is perfect for the foodstagrammer. Adobe Lightroom stores photos and keeps them organized. Adobe Premiere is best for anyone into food videography, even aspiring YouTubers who want to share their recipes online.
Have any gifts you’d like to receive during the holidays? Comment below and share them!
Feature image courtesy of David Everett Strickler via Unsplash.com.
Fatima is from the heart of Texas and comes from a Pakistani-American family, which has influenced her love for a variety of cultural cuisines. A recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Fatima is spending post-grad life working for a private company and igniting her creativity in her free time through cooking, makeup artistry, and photography.