We may be into our 3rd and hopefully final lockdown, but it would seem that more and more people during lockdown have become budding chefs or homed in on their existing cooking skills, whilst others have just declared themselves professional foodies. With Valentine’s day less than a few days away, there’s no reason why we can’t shower our loved ones with all the tools they need to fill both of our bellies all year round. If you’re struggling to find that perfect gift this Valentine’s and for any occasion that warrants a gift, don’t worry, because I’ve come up with the perfect guide to the best gifts for Foodies, Cooks and Foodstagrammers in 2021.
To make it easier I have broken these best gifts for Foodies and Cooks into three sections Foodies, Cooks and Foodstagrammers.
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Gifts for Foodies and Cooks
Gifts for Foodies
Flavours of The World Hot Sauce Sampler Gift Set from Modern Gourmet Foods
This is one for those who like it Hot, this 30-pack of Hot Sauces from around the world is the perfect gift for those foodies who like it hot and spicy in their food or it can even be brought as a novelty gift.
This item is available from Amazon for £26.99
Sandy Leaf Farm Ultimate Gin Maker’s Kit
One for Gin lovers. Just because the pubs are closed, why not have some fun and make 10 big bottles of various flavours of your very own gin.
This item is available from Amazon for £24.99
Monty Bojangles 100 Chocolate Truffle Trunk Gift Hamper
If your loved one is a travel and chocolate lover, why not treat them to an assortment of Monty Bojangles Chocolate Truffle Trunk.
This item is available from Amazon for £34.99
Wine & Chocolates Gift Basket With Prosecco
Crack open the Prosecco whilst enjoying the rich indulgent Lindt Swish Chocolate selection box that comes in a beautiful basket hamper selection from the Regency hamper store.
This item is available from Amazon for £49.20
Downton Hamper With Red Wine
Looking for something a little more savoury why not give your foodie lover the Downton Hamper from the Regency Hamper Store.
This item is available from Amazon for £44.99
Bearing Gifts Hamper
If your looking to give the perfect none alcoholic hamper then look no further, this is a great hamper especially if your loved one is working from home, they can indulge in all the treats provided in this hamper from the Clearwater Hamper Store.
This item is available from Amazon for £39.00
Whiskey Decanter Glasses Gift Set
Not only is this a great gift for Valentine but it doubles as a great fathers day gift as well. This Whisky Gift set from Baban comes with 1 Whiskey Decanter with a glove and ship design, 2x glasses with a frosting world map and 8 Premium whiskey stones.
This item is available from Amazon for £42.99
Healthy Snack Box with Vegan Chocolate and Vegan Sweets
If you are not a vegan yourself getting treats for your partner who is, can be difficult. So, why not get your partner a healthy snack box full of healthy vegan treats from The Rider Company, I guarantee he or she will appreciate the effort.
This item is available from Amazon for £27.95
Sushi and Maki Making Kit from Grow Your Pantry
Just because we can’t travel abroad right now, there’s no reason why you can’t bring a taste of Asia into your home and have a Japanese-themed night with this Sushi and Maki kit.
This item is available from Amazon for £24.99
Gifts for Cooks
23 Pieces Vegetable Cutter Sedhoom with Container
This is a great tool for any cook as it dices and slices fruit and vegetables in next to no time with this 23-piece Mandolin Slicer which comes with a vegetable cutter, grater, egg peeler, container cleaning brush and handguard.
This item is available from Amazon for £31.77
HINMAY Silicone Collapsible Measuring Cup and Spoon Set, Set of 8
Some recipes require a little more than just chucking everything in and hoping it all turns out ok, this silicone collapsible measuring cups and spoon set is a great gift for cooks and bakers. A bonus feature about this set is that it’s all collapsable so it takes up less space.
This item is available from Amazon for £9.99
Tefal 5 Piece, Essential, Pots and Pans Set, Black, Aluminium, Non-Stick
You won’t get very far without a decent set of pots and pans and they don’t come any better than a Tefal set. This 5 piece set is long-lasting and of great quality.
This item is available from Amazon for £48.99
Wanbasion 6 Pieces Matte Black Titanium Plated Knife Set Stainless Steel Forged Kitchen Knife Set
Every chef needs their own set of knives for preparing those great dishes and Wanbasion has good quality and affordable set of knives for working that magic in the kitchen.
Available from Amazon from £22.99
Professional Cook Non-Slip Index Plastic Cutting Board Set with Storage Case,
A great set of knives deserves a great set of chopping boards. These boards come with their own case and food separators, so you know which boards are for which.
Available from Amazon for £32.99
Romanticist Heavy Duty Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set Kit
Summer is coming and so is BBQ season, this great heavy-duty BBQ set gives you all the tools you need to pull off a great BBQ.
Available from Amazon £27.99
Artesa Hot Stone Grill in Gift Box
This is a little something different and a great idea to pull out on date nights, bring the fun of couples cooking into your dining room with this elegant hot stone grill.
Available from Amazon for £24.41
Gifts for Foodstagrammers
Just because this is a guide for the best gifts for foodies and cooks, it doesn’t mean that you can’t show off those tasty meals or culinary skills on Instagram through photos and videos. Below, you will find a list of items that will help you or your loved one live their very best foodstagrammer life.
ProCook Coastal Stoneware Dinner Set – Blue – 16 Piece – Dinnerware
Food photography is all about aesthetics as tasty as you’re food might be, if you want to take a great picture and get the likes, you are going to need some props. So invest in some plates and bowels that you only use for your photos. This dinner set, I like because it stands out, but the dinner wears you get is down to your tastes.
This item is available from Amazon for £49.00
Tower T859007RGB 16 Piece Cutlery Set, Rose Gold and Black, Steel
Again with the props, you don’t want props that take the person looking at the photo’s attention off the intended food focus, but you want something that compliments the setting. What I love about this cutlery set, is that it’s elegant.
Available from Amazon for £24.99
Backgrounds from Food Photography
Whether you’re taking pictures for Instagram, a thumbnail for your YouTube cooking video or you are going to launch a cookbook using backdrops is a great way to set the mood and scene for those all-important photos. Below I have put two different brands of backdrops, these can also be used for product photography.
BEIYANG 2PCS Photo Backdrop Boards with 2 Brackets for Flat Lay or Food Photography Background
These are hard board backdrops, so they won’t need rolling out or need weights to hold them down.
This item is available from Amazon for £49.99
Allenjoy 34.4×15.7in Double Sided Marble Photography Background 2 in 1
This a roll-out backdrop so it’s cheaper if you are on a budget, but you may need to weigh it down, or you could buy two and attach them to a board.
Available from Amazon for £17.89
Neewer 2 Packs Portable Photography Lighting Kit
When shooting Food photography, having lighting is key for showing the beauty of your food setting and can help to stop the image from looking so flat. Lighting kits are great for all manner of things including; vlogging, filming food, online meetings like zoom and other indoor photography. I love using Neewer products because they are designed to do the job you need them to do.
Available from Amazon for £55.94
Selens Light Reflector Cardboard Foldable Photography
This is another great tool for photography and is an inexpensive. Light Reflectors are a great way to take existing light and bounce it to different angles.
Available from Amazon for £13.99
Apexel HD 5in1 Camera Lens Kit
If you or your loved one take photos with a mobile phone, then it’s worth thinking about investing in a lens kit. Whilst camera phones are indeed getting better and better with every new release and most camera phones will have photography settings for foodie images. Adding the lenses will take your photography to a whole new level of mobile photography.
Available from Amazon for £53.98
I hope that this guide for the best gifts for foodies and cooks has given you some inspiration on what to get your loved one’s or even yourself for Valentine’s day and beyond and if you did like it don’t forget to share this post with all your family and friends.
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