2017 Small-Batch Gift Guide for Food Lovers

(photo courtesy of Kayla Johnson Photography)

 

Food gifts are some of my favorite gifts to give, especially ones that are handcrafted and thoughtfully produced. As a lover of food myself, I decided that the best way to put together a gift guide was to make of list of food-related gifts I’d love to receive! I’ve used or experienced almost all of these gift suggestions, and I know many of the makers personally (though none of them have asked me or paid me to suggest their products). These are high quality tools, food items, or experiences that are 100% endorsed by me, free and clear.

 

Wishing a joyful holiday season to you and yours!

 

For the baker:

 

From cultured butter made from local, grass-fed dairy, to handmade ceramic baking tools that are as beautiful as they are functional, to hand-carved wooden rolling pins made in the USA with American lumber: these are gifts made with intention for the baker in your life.

 

Heirloomed Collection — Atlanta, GA

 

Full sash apron (pictured above) – $85

Ceramic biscuit cutter (limited edition gold) – $36, $44

Ceramic pie bird – $28

 

 

Banner Butter — Atlanta, GA

 

Holiday gift package (3 seasonal cultured butters, teak spreader, recipe card) – $30

Assortment of 4 cultured butters – $28

 

Order online by December 18th for Christmas delivery!

Also available in Southeastern Whole Foods Markets and other stockists

 

 

Repast Supply Co — Oakland, CA

 

Straight rolling pin in maple or walnut – $29

Baker’s maple rolling pin (⅛”- ⅜” thickness) – $39

 

Order online by December 18th for Christmas delivery!

 

 

2017 Small-Batch Gift Guide for Food Lovers
2017 Small-Batch Gift Guide for Food Lovers

For the Italian food lover:

 

Maybe a trip to Italy is out of the budget for holiday gifts, but you can make Italian food anywhere! If you’re in Atlanta, give the gift of a pasta-making class (and say hi if you book one of the classes I teach!). Or you can make filling pasta easier with a gorgeous ravioli rolling pin that gives back (100 trees planted for every tree used in production!).

 

Bellina Alimentari — Atlanta, GA

 

Culinary Club classes – $35-$85

 

 

Repast Supply Co. — Oakland, CA

 

Ravioli making gift box (rolling pin, semolina, cutter, olive oil, keepsake box) – $135

Ravioli rolling pin (7.5” or 17”) – $79, $99

 

Order online by December 18th for Christmas delivery!

Also available on Amazon*

 

 

2017 Small-Batch Gift Guide for Food Lovers
2017 Small-Batch Gift Guide for Food Lovers
2017 Small-Batch Gift Guide for Food Lovers

For the chocolate lover:

 

I love little more than pure, hand-crafted chocolate. No fillers, no preservatives, just carefully sourced cacao in a thoughtfully produced bar of chocolate. Three of my very favorite small-batch chocolate makers are in Atlanta, Asheville, and San Francisco. Fortunately you can order their goods online (for yourself or a friend) if you aren’t one of those places!

 

Xocolatl Chocolate — Atlanta, GA

 

Small batch chocolate bars – $9-$10 each or $25 for three

Chocolate-hazelnut spread – $18

Tours of micro factory in Atlanta – $25 per person (6 max.)

 

Order online by December 18th for Christmas delivery!

Also available for purchase at Krog Street Market in Atlanta

 

 

French Broad Chocolate — Asheville, NC

 

Small batch chocolate truffles & caramels – $15.75 for six, $29.95 for a dozen

Chocolate subscription (3 months+) – $110+

 

Available online and in their downtown Asheville locations.

 

 

Dandelion Chocolate — San Francisco, CA

 

Gift set (3 bars) – $30

Making Chocolate cookbook – $40

 

Order online by December 19th for Christmas delivery!

Also available for purchase in their Mission District location (SF).

Cookbook also available on Amazon*

 

 

For the tea lover:

 

Some of us prefer tea over coffee–maybe it’s my English roots talking. But like many goods, all tea is not created equally. Here is a selection of teas from some amazing Southeastern producers. Think chocolate-flavored tea made from the byproduct of chocolate making (yay for reducing food waste!), or a special chai blend from some kickass flower farmers in Athens (Georgia), or tea made from the only naturally-caffeinated plant to grow wild in North America. The tea lover in your life will be thrilled!

 

Xocolatl — Atlanta, GA

 

Herbal cacao tea – $12

 

 

3 Porch Farm — Athens, GA

 

Organic chai blend – $24 for two bags

 

 

Catspring Yaupon — Cat Spring, TX

 

Loose leaf yaupon tea – $7.95-$12.95

 

 

 

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