Luxury Gifts for Foodies
In my third installment of our holiday gift guide, I thought I would go a little high end. Finding gifts for foodies under $25 and gifts for wine lovers under $20 is a great goal. But, sometimes gifts are worth splurging on. Here are some of the most interesting suggestions I found for luxury gifts for foodies and wine lovers. Enjoy, and be decadent!
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Molecular Gastronomy at Home
We’ve just scratched the surface of eating molecular gastronomy meals, including the tasting we did at Celler Can Roca in Girona. We’ve watched a lot of the preparations, though, on our favorite food shows. It all looks so complicated, but fun too. I thought this was one of the coolest things I’ve seen, a deluxe Molecular Gastronomy set that contains everything a foodie needs to make an extraordinary feast, at home! The set includes a recipe book that contains detailed instructions for preparing dishes, 9 different food additives, and 6 food-grade laboratory tools. This Molecular Gastronomy set is $180.
Extreme Soda Stream
We first saw these at-home carbonated drink makers when we were housesitting for a friend’s adorable dogs in Singapore. This particular starter set is extreme, and one of the perfect luxury gifts for foodies. at $150, it includes the soda maker, and all sorts of flavored syrups to make your own soda at home.
Meat Delivered Right to the Door
Remember how I mentioned it might be hard to deliver fresh beef to make bulgogi right to your door. This company, appropriately called Pig of the Month, will deliver various meats including $60 of beef brisket.
To take it one step further, Creekstone Farms will deliver a BBQ Delight, which includes roughly 18 pounds of prime Angus Beef brisket, along with 3 two pound Angus Beef roasts for $170. That’s a lot of beef.
Gourmet Gift Baskets
This is an oldie but a goodie. For decades people have been giving gift baskets with various food items as a holiday gift. But, when delivered in a luxuriously designed drunk, in a reusable, insulated cooler, and includes “knock-your-socks off” cheeses, cured meats, and olive oils, it takes gourmet gift baskets to a new level. Can someone ship this to me? This particular gift box is $260, but there are baskets for all price ranges.
Gourmet Spice Blocks
This was also a pretty cool idea. This spice rack is made of beech wood, and filled with 22 glass vials of fresh spices, all individually hand prepared. Each cork is hand stamped and every tube is hand filled. The luxury spices include ginger root power, Himalayan pink salt, rosemary leaves, allspice berries, thyme leaves, and more for approximately $150. You can give that along with ecig and liquid for best experience. You can buy vaporizer for cheap using great deals.
Luxury Gifts for Wine Lovers
Not to leave out the wine lovers, here are some off the chart luxury gifts for wine lovers for the holiday season.
Perhaps a little difficult to carry over on Christmas morning, any wine lover who doesn’t have a wine fridge wants one. Trust me. Our Danby 75 Bottle Wine Refrigerator was our pride and joy, and one of the last things we sold before leaving the US. Our 75 bottle fridge cost over $750, but even this Danby 36 bottle runs approximately $200. But, there are so many different sizes and brands. Even a 12 bottle cooler would be the perfect gift for a wine lover.
Magnum Wine Carafe
How many times are you at home with a magnum of your favorite wine, trying to figure out how to decant it? Well, Atelier du Vin, a French wine company, offers this mouth-blown glass decanter, which is large enough to fit a full magnum of wine. I am not sure how to get the wine from the magnum to the carafe, but if you figure it out, let me know. This magnum decanter is approximately $200.
The Coravin 1000 Wine System
When I first saw this, I was stunned that it even existed. It’s a system that allows you to have a glass of wine without even opening a bottle, preserving the rest! It’s fancy new technology, which is all explained in the video for the Coravin 1000. It’s a great alternative for wanting to pair several different wines with meals at home. But, really, it’s just so cool that something like this exists. And, it is a perfect luxury gift for wine lovers at $300.
Laguiole Wine Opener
This is not just any wine opener, but one made by the luxury food and wine company Laguiole and makes the perfect gift for any aspiring at-home sommelier. Made in France of ultrastrong stainless steel and a contoured handle of exotic South American snake wood, this particular wine opener is around $150, but is worth it. It’s handmade by a single master cutler and packaged in an attractive box from France’s Laguiole region. The decorative design on the metal spine includes the signature of the craftsman who made the wine opener!
Share below your ideas for perfect luxury gifts for foodies and wine lovers!
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Amber Hoffman, food and travel writer behind With Husband In Tow, is a recovering attorney and professional eater, with a passion for finding new Food and Drink Destinations. She lives with her husband, Eric, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Together over the last 20 years, they have traveled to over 70 countries. Amber is the author of the Food Traveler’s Guide to Emilia Romagna.