FOODIES – said to be one of the hardest types of people to buy a thoughtful gift for because often enough, they’ve been to every restaurant and have every staple cooking appliance. So, most of the time, you have no idea where to start when it comes to gifting them something that gets them excited!

To help with this, the VIVE Cooking School team have done all the hard work for you and have curated the best foodie gifts to buy your friends and family this Christmas. Check out our top gifts for foodies:

1. A gift voucher

… I know you’re thinking, “basic”, but hear us out…
A gift voucher allows foodies who are often quite fussy to buy exactly what they want! There are a range of experience and restaurant gift cards available which gives the gift receiver options on what they’d like to use it on. For example, they can pick a restaurant  of choice with The Good Food gift voucher or perhaps a voucher to a cooking class with us where they can choose the type of cuisine they want to cook and might even bring you along for the experience! You can learn more about our customisable gift cards here.

gift card

2. Olive oils and vinegars

Because who doesn’t love this combination?! A good olive oil can make all the difference to a variety of dishes by adding a different level of flavour. Our good friends at Alto Olives provide a unique range of olive oils and vinegars and we can’t recommend them enough. P.s We love the robust olive oil as an accompaniment to some warm freshly baked sourdough. Explore their range of premium olive oils here.

Olive oil

3. Ceramics

Think hand made plates, bowls, mugs and trays. Ceramic items make all the difference to a foodie’s kitchen and we can safely say that Daniel Mulligan from Chef vs Clay has created some amazing and unique pieces which are available for sale in small batches. Check out his Instagram, @chef_vs_clay for more information and let him know that the VIVE team sent you!

ceramic dinnerware

4. A gift set from local distillers

When it comes to alcoholic gift sets, Archie Rose Distilling Co. is at the very top of our list! This is the perfect gift for the foodies who also love their beverages. Archie Rose products are guaranteed to impress as they are creators of some of the best gin and whiskey in Australia. These guys also offer a personalised gin/whiskey where you choose the flavours, create a customised message on the label and ship this direct to your foodie friends or family.

Alcohol gift set

5. Carbon Steel Wok

Does your foodie friend love to cook (or eat) Asian food? Help them take their Asian dishes to the next level with a high quality and authentic wok! We love Ken Hom Woks – specifically the ‘Excellence’ range because they can withstand the intense heat required for stir fry cooking. They also deliver high performance technology that enhances the cooking experience with superior non-stick surfaces, meaning you can save time with heating and use less oil. View their range here.

Carbon steel wok

It’s the happiest time of year, so gift giving shouldn’t be stressful. As long as you put in some thought, we’re sure that your loved ones will appreciate it! If you have any other great gift giving ideas, let us know on Instagram!