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Everyone has a foodie in their life; that special food motivated friend or family member who throws the best dinner parties, snaps the best food photos and always has their pulse on the latest gastronomic trends.
Their passion for all things tasty makes them easy to shop for when it comes to Christmas gifting, but not all foodies are created equal. Like any group with a collective interest, some prefer baking, some cooking and some couldn’t be bothered to wield a spatula but would gladly dine at the city’s new culinary hotspot.
Pick out the perfect Christmas gift for the foodie in your life by identifying where they stand in the foodie spectrum. Do they light up when discussing dough lamination or can they chat for hours about the art of sous vide? From air fryers to professional quality bakeware, Canadian Tire has the perfect gift for every type of foodie in your orbit.
The kitchen gadget foodie
This type of foodie thrives off new ways to make their cooking and baking experiences more efficient. They were probably the first to own an Instant Pot and were early adopters of the now iconic KitchenAid stand mixers.
Before the kitchen gadget foodie beats you to the punch, get acquainted with some of the most coveted gadgets of the year. The Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer single-handedly revolutionizes at-home frying. The sleek device eliminates the mess and cuts oil use to almost nothing. Not to mention, it also broils, roasts, reheats, bakes and rehydrates food.
Another no-fail gift idea is the Ninja Foodi Smart XL Air Grill. This item will be especially well received during the winter when we’re all craving a taste of summer. The indoor grill uses Cyclonic Grilling Technology to give your food that perfectly chargrilled flavour that’s painfully reminiscent of warmer days.
The foodie who loves to bake
Baking is experiencing a bit of a renaissance -- which makes total sense given the circumstances. What’s more comforting than cracking open a fresh loaf of homemade bread? Whether you’re gifting to a lifelong baker or a newly minted sourdough enthusiast, there’s no shortage of options for the baking foodie.
Newbie bakers may not have all the essentials and that’s where you come in with the Master Chef 5 pc Essential Baking Set. The set includes an oven mitt, trivet, silicone spatula, silicone whisk and heart shaped cookie cutter. More experienced bakers will love an upgrade on their current bakeware, which makes a new cookie sheet or cake pan a welcome gift. The professional grade aluminum allows for even heat distribution so you get consistently perfect baked goods every time.
The foodie who loves to cook
We all know a person who is always trying to replicate a Julia Child’s recipe and is on a never ending hunt for the freshest ingredients. This person is a cooking foodie and they always have an aromatic mirepoix brewing on their stove top.
Cooking foodies typically have great cookware already so consider gifting them something that'll inspire new recipes. Perhaps they’ve never ventured into handmade pasta territory. The Masterchef Integrated Pasta Maker is a gateway to endless amounts of fresh tagliatelle, lasagna and fettuccine.
A quality dutch oven is also an ideal gift for anyone who loves to cook. The Paderno 6.5-qt dutch oven in vibrant teal is the perfect vehicle for making hearty braised stews, soups and can even be used for baking bread.
The foodie who loves to host and entertain
Foodies who love to entertain are concerned with more than just what they’re serving up. They take great care in curating every detail of the evening to ensure their guests have a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable experience. If you know someone who takes hosting to a new level, consider gifting them a proper set of wine glasses. The Libbey Wine Party Goblet Set includes 12 generously sized goblets that are dishwasher safe and easy to pack away -- so it’s easy for your favourite foodie to keep a few out for their closest family members and store the rest away until gathering in larger groups is safer.
Every good host knows that being able to serve a great cup of coffee or espresso is a must. That’s why an espresso machine is a no-brainer for the hosting foodie. Gifting that person in your life a Nespresso machine will have them serving up a perfect piping hot espresso in seconds. Plus, the sleek, contemporary design complements any kitchen.