Kicking off my series of gift guides for the holiday season (yes, plural), I wanted to start with foodies specifically! Centered around products I’ve loved to eat/use from brands I genuinely support and have supported for the whole year of 2015 and some more than that. I’ve included a wide range of items from all different price points, as well as direct links if you’re interested in purchasing any of the mentioned products. None of the links included are affiliate links, I am not receiving any compensation for mentioning these brands.
Feel free to check out last year’s holiday gift guide and a mini foodies gift guide I shared earlier this year. Let me know what some of your favorite brands/products are from this year, I would love to learn about some I might not be familiar with. As always, wishing you a very Happy Holidays!
Emmy’s Organics Macaroons // $15.95 Half-Case (mixed set of 6 flavors)
I adore Emmy’s, we go years back. You can check out an older review for them here. Most of you know that I have a serious sweet tooth and these macaroons are my favorite! Emmy’s offers so much more as well, chocolate sauce and super sprouted cereals too. Everything is raw vegan and insanely delicious! Plus, a little birdie told me a new flavor is coming out in December 2015… you didn’t hear it from me!
Perfect For: Sweet tooth, coconut lovers. These 3-packs make the perfect stocking stuffers too!
Alpendough Cookie Dough // $5.96 per pint (you can order online)
A recent discovery that has quickly made my life much sweeter. A gluten-free AND vegan cookie dough, it’s a beautiful thing. Especially since it’s easily the best cookie dough I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. Raw or cooked, I know any foodie in your life will approve too!
Perfect For: Gluten-intolerant vegans that need some raw cookie dough in their lives. This is an absolute staple in my refrigerator. Ready to cook dough when you want cookies for company or a midnight snack when you’re craving a spoonful.
Cuppow BNTO Food Storage Adaptors // $8.99 each ($16.99 + Tall Boy Jar Combo)
My love for Cuppow goes way back. I’ve been loyal to this brand for many years now, I truly adore them! If you have a mason jar obsession like me, welcome to your new best friend. Cuppow specializes in fun & quirky pieces used in harmony with both regular and wide-mouth mason jars. These BNTO adaptors are for wide-mouth jars only.
For a foodies guide, I of course had to specifically mention the BNTO food storage adaptors. Perfect for a meal on the go, keeping your dip on top. I love using this combo for meal prepping snacks, mess-free eating outside: camping, picnics and so much more. You NEED to get their “Tall boy” jar as well – it’s perfect for this adaptor. I have a few and always want/need more.
Perfect For: Homemade lunches, road trips, meal preppers and everyone in-between. This system could even be used as a unique form of desk organization. The possibilities are endless!
To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set // $12.95 per set
I love these utensil bundles, you really can’t have enough of them. Each set includes 1 fork, 1 spoon, 1 knife and a pair of chopsticks. Every foodie needs their own pack of utensils!
Perfect For: Camping, picnics, lunches at school or work. Any on the go eating! I’m guilty of owning a few pairs of these. They always come with me when I go camping, they even have a little clip so its easy to attach to your backpack.
Tribest Solostar4 Juicer // $299.95 (on sale)
Making the plunge with a hefty purchase is incredibly nerve-wracking, I completely understand. I’ve personally been using the Solostar4 Juicer from Tribest for the past 3+ months. This was my first ever slow masticating juicer and I can honestly say, it’s well worth the price tag. For serious peace of mind, it even comes with a 15 year warranty! Yeah.
Perfect For: Everyone. We could all use more fresh juice in our lives. Honestly though, I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to incorporate more whole foods into their diet. Starting the day with a raw option has done wonders for my overall health.
Tribest Sedona Express Dehydrator + Stainless Steel Trays // $499.95 (on sale)
Continuing on with raw vegan options, a dehydrator has got to be one of the most fun devices to experiment with. If you’re not interested in keeping your foods raw, it does go up to 167 degrees F. Aside from the high-quality, stainless steel trays – it’s also got a 10 year warranty. I can’t complain. Let me know if you would like to see some dehydrator specific recipes in the near future!
Perfect For: At home dehydrating. Anyone wanting the ability to make fully raw fruit snacks, crackers, sprouted nuts and more. The possibilities are truly endless, natural fruit roll-ups, veggie wraps, raw desserts.
The Homemade Vegan Pantry Cookbook by Miyoko Schinner // $15.89 (on sale)
If you’re looking for a new cookbook, one that has tons of useful recipes for creating the essentials – you need this one. I adore Miyoko, her books are absolutely fantastic and very helpful. My family will be receiving a copy of this as well.
Perfect For: Plant based vegans needing some food inspiration. Wonderful for the whole family, tons of ideas and easy to follow meals on making the staple products at home. I actually have a review and share a recipe for mustard from the book, here.
JJ’s Sweets Cocomels // starting at $4.99 (per 3.5 ounce pouches)
I have loved these caramels ever since I first tried them. They’re an experience, let me tell you. My dad loves these too! They taste even better than I remember soft caramel chews tasting – plus, they’re cruelty-free!
Perfect For: Candy-lovers. These are a wonderful sweet treat and anyone will love them. They make a fantastic stocking-stuffer too!
Blendtec Designer 625 Series High-Speed Blender // $479.95 (models as low as $279.95 refurbished)
Single handedly the most used and loved item in my kitchen. A high-speed blender is a big investment, I know, but it really does pay for itself time and time again. Mine is going on almost two years strong, 800+ blends according to my digital counter. I wrote a review on the exact model I have when I first got it, here. I swear by it and can’t recommend it enough. I weighed the pros and cons of each brand, Blendtec is my baby for life!
Perfect For: Everything. Starting your day with a smoothie, making soups, dips, sauces and ice cream from scratch. I even have a super simple juice recipe, using my blender and a strainer (optional) – it’s awesome, you should check it out. Here. You’re welcome.
The Breakfast Criminals Heart Bowl // $14.99 each (personalization available)
The Breakfast Criminals Heart Bowl has been one of my favorite items this year. It brings me joy filling it with whole foods and snapping photos. I personally own two and can’t get enough of them, they also work beautifully as a candy dish or personalized gift for a fellow foodie friend!
Perfect For: Instagram foodies, super cute in photos and styling food in. I use mine every single day!0