Need some gift ideas for your foodie friends? Looking for the perfect last-minute gift for a wellness-obsessed buddy? No idea what to get someone who’s into paleo? This guide was put together by someone who falls into all those categories, so get ready to wow your friends with the perfect gift under the tree!
Also, check out my gift guide from last year for additional ideas!
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Gift ideas for the creative foodie friend:
These handmade wooden dice will help your foodie friends come up with new dinner ideas so that they never run out of creative dishes to cook. In fact, with over 180,000 dinner combinations, they will never get bored with food again. The set comes with 9 dice and include options for different cooking methods, different meats, sides and even seasonal veggies. Price: around $25
The Flavor Bible
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs is a robust resource for those who like to experiment with their food and come up with new flavor combinations. This book will guide your creative friends through new and exciting pairings helping them navigate the world of exotic and elegant flavors. Price: around $20
If you haven’t heard of this magical new cooking method, you are about be blown away! This funky little tool allows you to cook amazing food perfectly prepared to the exact level of doneness and tenderness that you desire using nothing but a pot of water. You don’t even have to be there when it cooks. Set it up on the complimentary app and have your food cook on its own. It’s said to make some of the most incredible steaks. Price: $199
Gift ideas for the foodie who likes to grow their own food:
Funky Veg Kit
The Funky Veg Kit comes with everything you need to plant and grow some unusual varieties of vegetables (like purple carrots and striped tomatoes). Other kits from this company include the Psychedelic Salad Kit (more “trippy” varieties of common salad foods), the Forbidden Fruit Kit (rare and delicious fruits from all over the world, like Alpine White Strawberries), and a Gourmet Flower Kit (beautiful flowers you can actually eat!)
This is seriously one of my favorite gifts on the list. With this kind of arsenal, your friend’s passion for growing food will be satisfied, and you’ll get invited to dinners made with all-natural exquisite ingredients! It’s also great for the kids on your list – teach them to be excited about the miracle of growing their own food from an early age! Price: around $20
Smart Herb Garden
For food growers without a backyard, the Click & Grow Smart Herb garden would make a great gift! This kit includes everything you need to grow edible herbs and berries indoors without sunlight or land. Herbs can be grown year-round and used in cooking as you go. Use the seeds it comes with, or plant your own. I would personally love one of these because I don’t have a window in my kitchen, so growing herbs for cooking has always been difficult. Price: around $60
Gift ideas for the newest members of the #paleo tribe:
30 Day Paleo Program
This digital Paleo program from Primal Palate (a great source of paleo recipes, BTW) is perfect for someone who is new to paleo, but serious about trying it. The program comes with a 60-day meal plan (so you get an extra 30 days), recipes and shopping lists. Additionally, there is a whole wealth of paleo education to help you learn the ins and outs of the lifestyle. What a perfect gift right in time for New Years resolutions! Price: $29
1000 Paleo Recipes
For the friend who wants to master as many paleo recipes as possible, this collection of paleo recipe books offers variety and options. It’s impossible to fall off the wagon with your diet if you have hundreds of options to choose from to tackle every craving imaginable: snacks, desserts, breakfast food, appetizers, and more…
It comes in e-book format, but you could always print it out and gift to your friend in the form of pretty binders with a big bow! I would’ve loved something like this when I started my paleo journey. Price: $30 + the cost of binders (optional)
I’ve spoken of vegetable spiralizers on many occasions, and I use mine several times a week. I believe this is an absolute must-have for any paleo kitchen! This neat tool will transform your vegetables into noodles in a matter of minutes, allowing you to make paleo versions of pasta and noodle dishes. They range from really simple tools to elaborate table-top machines with dozens of blades. I like to keep it simple, though. This is the one I have and it does the job quite nicely. Price: $10 – seriously, it’s the best 10 bucks you’ll ever spend.
Gift ideas for the experienced paleo enthusiast:
This home fermenting kit is perfect for anyone looking to get on some next level shiz and start pickling their own foods. The gift set comes with a fermenting recipe book which will teach the lucky gift recipient how to make delicious cider, beer, wine, pickled vegetables and fruit. The tool included in the kit ensures their fermentation process is safe and mold-free so you don’t end up getting poisoned by your friend’s homemade wine a few months down the road. It’s a win-win for everybody. Price: about $25
A big jar of organic ghee
Paleo enthusiasts love ghee, but it’s not cheap! A jar of high-quality ghee would make a fantastic present for someone who knows how to appreciate it. I know I would! Price: $35
Keto Cookbook Pack
The keto diet is basically a more extreme version of paleo aimed at increasing weight loss through the process of ketosis. The theory behind this diet is based on the same framework as paleo: no grains, no legumes, no processed food, no added sugars. Anyone who understands paleo would find this series of books interesting and might even give keto a try. So many people swear by it, so there must be something to it. I am actually considering trying keto next year myself!
Gift ideas for the natural wellness friend:
Elegant Essential Oil Diffuser
Everybody loves diffusing essential oils, and this pretty diffuser lights up the room in the process. I just love the look of the rustic wooden texture on the modern shape of the diffuser, and you can’t beat the price. If you have a friend who’s obsessed with essential oils, chances are they’ll love this too. Price: around $45
Horoscrope Essential Oil Set
To go along with the diffuser, consider grabbing this fantastic set of essential oil blends designed individually for each horoscope sign. Use them therapeutically to improve on the weakest points of each sign, or simply diffuse them for their delightful scents! Each blend is made from 5-6 different oils. I have the Taurus, Aries, Libra and Gemini ones and I honestly wish I just got the whole box of 12! Price: around $30
Himalayan Salt Lamps
These lamps are not only beautiful to look at, they also purify the surrounding air and improve the well-being of everyone who spends time around them! Salt lamps make a lovely gift for any healthy living enthusiast who loves a cozy home. Price: about $30
BPA-free glass water bottle
A lovely gift for health conscious friends, this water bottle is eco-friendly and toxin-free. The silicone sleeve makes it a great gift for kids or sporty friends too! Pick from a variety of fun colors. Price: $14
I hope you picked up some ideas for the upcoming holidays! Let me know what other great gift ideas for paleo and wellness enthusiasts I should add to this list!