Are you looking for something that is useful, practical and, dare we say, possibly inspiring?
We have some gift ideas that would be ideal for just about anyone on your list. Maybe they already love transforming REAL ingredients into nutritious and delicious meals at home. Or, if they are not crazy about cooking, these ideas just might inspire them to get into the kitchen!
A simple solution?
Give them a gift website membership for Eat REAL America!
Perfect for someone who needs a little motivation and assistance to follow through on their desire to enjoy more delicious and healthy meals at home! It's super-easy to buy a gift membership for those special family members and friends!
Or a signed Eat REAL Cookbook!
Now through December 15, 2022, you can use the coupon code FESTIVE15 to save 15% of the Eat REAL Cookbook. Plus, if you order 3 or more cookbooks, there are even more discounts available!
If you want a customized message for the lucky recipients, you can provide the name(s) and any messages you’d like included in the “Order notes” section of the checkout process.
Keep drinks cold or hot with an Eat REAL Tumbler!
This Polar Camel tumbler is $21.99 and sold by MBJD Laser. Clicking on this link will take you to their website, and you can select color and the Eat REAL logo.
Because we spend countless hours in the kitchen coming up with delicious, easy-to-prepare, nutritious meal ideas for the Eat REAL America community, as you can imagine, we have our favorite kitchen gadgets and utensils. Keep in mind, when it comes to kitchen gadgets, we are picky…they have to be affordable, useful and convenient…we don’t need a pointless kitchen tool taking up valuable space!
Get your list ready!
Ninja Express Chop: this is one of our all-time favorite gadgets...similar to a mini food processor, it will make dressings, salsa, hummus and pesto, and will also chop nuts. It has the power of a food processor, but a lot less hassle to drag out and clean. Another favorite trick is to use it to chop vegetables to hide them in a variety of meals such as sloppy joes and marinara sauces - it will finely chop a raw sweet potato in just a few seconds, and does an excellent job of shredding Brussels sprouts, carrots and other veggies! Whatever it takes for those picky eaters…and we're not just talking about the kids! The best deal we have seen recently is at Target for $19.99.
Chef's Knife: this knife is versatile enough to do everything from chopping herbs to butchering a chicken. It is great for chopping, slicing and dicing fruits, vegetables and meats! Look for an 8" or a 10" knife that feels comfortable. Even if it appears intimidating at first, give it a try -- you may decide this is the only knife you need!
Slow Cooker: there is nothing better than coming home to a meal that has cooked low and slow all day and is ready to enjoy! The removable inserts make cleanup much easier. At least a 6-quart size will work great with most slow cooker recipes — and look for one with the easy latch lid and automatic warm feature!
Air Pop Popcorn Popper: back to the basics and the perfect snack! So simple and the whole family will love it. Match this up with a mason jar full of popcorn kernels and you have the perfect unique gift! Air-pop popcorn can be easily seasoned with just olive oil and sea salt, or get creative and check out our other flavor combinations such as pizza-flavored popcorn and kettle corn!
Ninja Professional Blender: this is not just any blender...the Ninja blender is a great alternative to a food processor. The 72 oz. pitcher has blades that go all the way up the center so it does a great job of chopping or crushing just about anything. Then, with its easy-pour spout, it is ideal for the Banana Oat Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce, Harvest Pumpkin Bars, Salsa Fresca, or your favorite smoothie...just to name a few. Last year, we ordered another one on QVC...they are currently offering the 1,000-watt version for $69, and Wal-Mart is running a special on the 1,000-watt version for $50!
Garlic Press: quick and easy way to mince fresh garlic! Of course, you can buy jarred minced garlic, but for the ultimate fresh garlic flavor, a garlic press will easily let you mince fresh garlic cloves in a flash. For added convenience, look for pre-peeled garlic cloves in the produce section at your local store.
Spiralizer: our favorite gadget to turn veggies into noodles and make zucchini noodles, sweet potato fries, parsnip fries, plus many more! Available in a few different varieties — we own the crank version with 7 different blades for angel hair, spaghetti and ribbons. So easy to use for all kinds of fruits and vegetables…carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, zucchini, summer squash, apples — if it doesn’t have a pit, you can probably spiralize it! See more about the spiralizer. Amazon is currently selling Brieftons' 7-blade version for $22.39 (and the 5-blade version is $19.99).
Mason Jars: Possibly the simplest kitchen necessity...mason jars! They are perfect to mix up homemade dressings and ideal for overnight oats and quick-pickled veggies…and so much more! Plus, you can store just about anything in these handy little jars! A great unique and thoughtful gift idea is homemade granola in mason jars...the Cranberry Coconut Granola is excellent for the holidays! Perfect for co-workers, teachers and friends!
Put together a collection of spices — purchase small quantities of common spices from local merchants…and some not-so-common spices (like Za’atar) to encourage your loved ones to try new foods. Or, put together a batch of our "GO-TO" seasoning and inspire someone to discover the joy of roasting vegetables! A great gift for the newly married couple or those wanting to cook more and eat healthfully!
A few other ideas we love:
- Aged balsamic
- Cast iron skillet
- Dutch oven
- Immersion blender
- Pineapple corer
- Microplane zester
- Citrus juicer
- Spice/coffee grinder
- Salad spinner
- Rice cooker
- Salt and pepper grinders
- Fine mesh colander (for rinsing quinoa!)
So, maybe if you drop some big hints or include some of these items on your wish list, you will be able to add these great tools to your kitchen collection! Or, use these as ideas for others on your list - they will be happy you did!
Share with us...
do you have a favorite kitchen gadget we need to add to our list?