This year. So much happened and so much that needs to be processed. But it is coming to an end. And with that end, Christmas is coming. Finally it is around the corner. While Christmas means having a nice time with your family and your loved ones, singing, laughing, cooking and eating cookies, it also means getting all the Christmas presents and being stressed out. But this year, we are not going to stress out on Christmas presents and we definitely do not want to run from store to store.
So here I have created a little guide for you with the best Christmas presents you can get in the food scene. All around and somehow related to good and healthy food and having a great time. As all blog posts, nothing here is sponsored, these just are products/ things I would LOVE to get for Christmas myself 🙂 !
This one is golden. A homemade present always hits differently. So does this. I actually brought my besties such a box in the beginning of December and I can only tell you this much: they loved it.
We all know that homemade presents are a whole lot better but we also know that they are a lot of work! But really, they do not have to be! Into these care’ntine boxes I have added a bunch of food and non food related items so the person gifted has everything it takes to relax and treat themselves over the holidays!
My care’ntine boxes were filled with:
- homemade Christmas apple sauce
- Chai pancake mix (the dry ingredients only)
- hot chocolate granola
- overnight proats
- 2 ingredient energy balls
- a good book
- homemade cookies
- face masks
You can fill them with whatever you like to make or have on hand! I feel like this is the perfect Christmas package and to be honest, I would LOVE to receive such myself!
Cooking Box Dinner Date
This idea is for all of you who would love to cook but do not quite know how or are too busy or lazy to get the groceries. By simply getting a voucher for a cooking box, that has all ingredients premeasured and prepackaged, you can start cooking a delicious and easy meal together. No worries about who is getting the groceries, just having fun cooking together!
There are two I currently know form in Austria which are:
There are companies like these in pretty much every country and city, so you probably find one wherever you live!
With gifting this, you have a present you both benefit from and can share while having a good time!
Cooking Class Voucher
This is very similar to the one before but different. When ordering a cooking box you have to follow the instructions by yourself at home. If this is nothing you like, or if you want to gain some extra knowledge about cooking, this present is for you!
Why not looking uo whether your favourite restaurant offers a cooking class? When times are more normal again, you can join this cooking class together, learn new skills and have a great time, plus lots of delicious food!
The ones I would love to try in Vienna are:
This is a great present for all of you who want to learn more about cooking, have a fun time together with people you love and meet new people!
Barista Workshop Voucher
This sort of is a 3.1 present because it technically is a cooking class but not really. For all the ones who rather live off coffee and not food. Or for all of those who miss Italy and wanna have these Italian Barista skills at home. I personally have never been to a workshop like this because I usually drink my coffee without milk but I would LOVE to learn it!
Imagine getting up on a weekend and making yourself a cappuccino with some sort of milk art in it. Sounds pretty amazing right? So this present is great fo coffee lovers and creative souls!
Places you can do this in Vienna are:
Unfortunately, all of these courses are very expensive because of the time and knowledge consuming course!
NENI Gift Boxes
This I have jus discovered recently, and I can tell you, this is something I will probably get for Christmas myself because it is such a cool idea. One of the best (if not the best) oriental restaurant chains, NENI has become creative during the lockdown and started making gift boxes which you can order and get for Christmas.
This way you are fully prepared with delicious staples and foods from all over the world for the Christmas holidays. Labneh, Tahin, pickled lemon, Za’atar,…
This present is perfect for all of those who want to get a little creative and enjoy experimenting with new flavours and products in the kitchen. You can start making your own hummus, salads, and many other roriental inspired dishes!
There are two varieties of the boxes: a smaller one and a larger one that has a few more products AND the NENI Vienna cookbook, which I already have shared in my October Top 5!
You can get them here!
How would I not include this? I have so many of those and I definitely use them every. single. week. Porridge, bowls and nice cream just tastes differently out of a coconut bowl. No doubt.
This present is perfect for all environment-conscious ones out there that also love to cook and eat healthy. Beautiful bowls for beautiful souls. If the person you are planning on gifting something, is a porridge, smoothie or bowl lover, there is no way you get him or her something different!
Plus, you can get 10% off with the code UNEPETITE10 to even save something while doing good for your friend and the environment!
A Recipe Book with Love
This is the perfect presents for those who love to come up with new ideas but cannot remember how to make them. Like me, basically. This actually is something my grandma has gifted me once for Christmas and it made me so happy.
Basically what the idea of this present is that you gift them an almost empty recipe book. In this you write in your favourite recipes, so they can cook them but you also leave enough space so they can write in their favourite recipes and you both can write in recipes you came up with together. This way the person gifted has a really personal present that can be used over and over for an eternity.
A greta idea for all of those who love personal gifts and enjoy cooking and coming up with new recipe ideas.
You can find such empty books at:
A classic: A Good Cookbook
You can never go wrong with this one though. A good cookbook is something everyone can make good use of. No matter whether someone is a complete beginner or super advanced, here you can find something for everyone and at every price.
My personal favourite cookbooks are:
Perfect gift for everyone who at least is interested in cooking or wanting to improve his/ her cooking skills!
Some beautiful tableware
You have a friend or family member who loves to cook and make gorgeous food but only has white plates at home. Well, here we have another Christmas present idea! Some gorgeous tableware.
I think this also is a pretty safe pick when it comes to Christmas presents. No one can have too many bowls or cups in their pantry. And eating out of a beautiful bowl always is more fun and actually encourages you to eat healthier.
These would be my pics:
For bowls, plates, cups:
Reusable coffee mug (this one is so cool)
I hope that these Ideas will help you to get all your Christmas Presents on time and with no hurry or stress and that they will help you find something for everyone! No matter if it should be something personal, something useful or something forever, something for complete beginners or for experts, here you have something for everyone.
I would love to know how you like this guide!
Have a wonderful Merry Christmas,
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière