Chicago Foodie Sisters' Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time again for us to share some great foodie finds and other gift ideas as your holiday shopping gets underway. Scroll on down for some of our favorite things and some fun new discoveries that will be sure to please those on your list.

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I tried DeBrand Chocolates a couple years ago on a trip to Fort Wayne, IN and I was instantly smitten. Their high quality chocolates are favorites of celebrities and an amazing indulgence. I was re-acquainted with them when I revisited this past fall and I fell in love all over again. Anyone who is a chocolate lover will give you big hugs if they get these a a gift.

This past year I became a Pampered Chef consultant and there are so many products that I have gotten that I adore. This is one that makes a wonderful gift - the charcuterie & cheese board set. The board is also a lazy Susan. 

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I am in love with this Santoku knife from Cutluxe. It's sturdy and easy to handle. There's a full line of kitchen knives and you can get a full set with block if you really want to spoil someone who likes to spend time in the kitchen. Order here:

Universal Yums makes such a fun gift for a foodie. These snack boxes have themes for each box - a country or region around the world and you get a booklet with facts about the place and a variety of new snacks to try - from cookies to crackers to chip and more. I love trying new foods and could spend all day wandering around an ethnic market so I loved these. I tried one for the first time earlier this year - a box full of Italian treats and I just got another delivery - this one from Scandinavia. This works especially well for teens or kids who might be hard to buy for and there's an educational element to it. Boxes start at $15. Order here:

Flour & Branch Cookies are so decadent and a lovely way to treat the foodie in your life. Tried them earlier this year and would do cartwheels if someone sent me a box for Christmas. :) 

Do you give wine as gifts? Add some of these Wine Condoms to the gift bag to give the recipient a little chuckle and to easily seal your bottle if you don't finish it up. It has a nice hold, so you can store it on its side in your fridge with one of these and it won't leak. Order here:

I've followed Ally's Kitchen for a long time. I love her personality and spunk and her creative ideas and recipes. Her cookbook is full of fun and exotic recipes that will help broaden your sense of adventure in the kitchen. The book is available on Amazon - click here.

Ok, I have to admit that I am not a coffee drinker, but still I'm recommending this for those who do like coffee. I've given Fire Department Coffee to my husband, who is a firefighter, who enjoyed it. I love that it is firefighter and veteran owned and made right here in the great state of Illinois. There's several varieties to choose from, including some liquor-infused ones. 

I recently came across Hedley & Bennett aprons and love all the cute designs. They are sturdy, well-made pieces that can withstand the abuse of the most active and hard-working chefs. They also have pockets and you can add custom embroidery!

You simply can't go wrong with Who wouldn't love an assortment of goodies? There are so many to choose from with different themes and varieties, so you can find something appropriate for just about anyone on your list. 

I LOVE these electric salt and pepper grinders. I got some last year after seeing them on @cookingwithdarryl on TikTok. They are so cool and they light up and just make cooking more fun.

8-slice pie cutter

Cut up your pie like a pro. No more fighting at home over who has the bigger slice.

I'm also all about experiences rather than material gifts.

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Keep checking back as I'll be adding more as the season moves along and I discover more great gift ideas to share!