Damn Good Food

GIFT GUIDE 2021: Damn Good Food Edition

What do you get the foodie in your life? From tabletop accessories to boozy treats, we’ve got you covered.

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We already shared our gift guides for the mama and runner in your life, but how about the foodie?  As noted last year, it can be overwhelming shopping for a foodie since there are so many options and you may not know what kitchen tools they have in their artillery. Do not stress mama, whether they like creating damn good food or enjoying it, we have got some pretty special gift ideas.  This year, most of our inspo is from September Shop, a cute, local storefront in the Ballard neighborhood.  We have linked through the online storefront below so that you can support small business from the comfort of your couch with a click of a button.  We hope you enjoy browsing some of the links below as much as we did.  

Catch All Tray $18+

We don’t know about you, but we are always taking our rings and jewelry off when cooking or baking in the kitchen.  Tumble, a small female-owned business out of New Mexico makes these quaint trays that are perfect when you don’t want to misplace your bling. Get a couple so that you have your bathroom and kitchen covered!  Such a cute stocking stuffer‍.  

Cookbook $18+

There is something so wonderful about a hardcover cookbook, where you turn pages and pick a recipe based on the picture or maybe just find inspiration from what is inside.  If you are local to Seattle and have enjoyed dining out at some well-known establishments then you will probably enjoy Julien Perry’s Seattle Cooks which features recipes from some of Seattle’s best known chefs.  Spoiler alert there are some cocktail recipes too!

Cast Iron Accessory $25

One of those things you didn’t know you needed, until you saw it.  Function meets design with this cast iron skillet handle cover from local business Hardmill.  Check out their site for other simple, traditional, and rugged products.  

Craft Cocktail Kits $25+

Another female-owned company, Camp Craft Cocktails, is changing the way you think about entertaining.  Two friends dreamt up this business and their vision is wonderful, “Camp is more than cocktails-- it’s a mission to build longer tables where everyone is welcome, and everyone belongs. You can sit with us, and please share your story. We want slow sips and long talks, acceptance, and a willingness to open your mind to others.”  Mix and match a few on your own or check out one of their gift bundles and then shake things up at your next get together!

Ceramics $40+

M. Bueno from Olympia, WA makes some beautiful ceramic ware, including this honey jar and dipper.  Nice kitchen and tabletop pieces are truly one of my favorite gifts to give and receive.  It may be something you yourself wouldn’t normally splurge on, but a handmade piece of ceramic ware is so lovely and can be a great conversation starter.  

Assemble a Cocktail Box

We shared this idea last year and still love it, so we wanted to remind you that you can assemble your own cocktail gift set.  An idea that takes a little more planning, but will definitely leave a lasting impression is to make your own cocktail kit or picnic basket full of favorite and unique treats. You can support local and small businesses by purchasing their items and curating a personalized gift!

Example for a cocktail kit: Purchase your spirit from a local distillery, we love Oola and Westland which are local to Seattle and have hosted us for Burn & Brews in the past!  Then add in an awesome natural sweetener like Just Date Syrup or Just Pomegranate Syrup. Finish it off with a cute mixer like Topo Chico and a handwritten recipe card or note. Check out Just Date Syrup for awesome cocktail recipes that will leave you feeling inspired.

P.S. If you need a cute stocking stuffer or want a festive treat to snack on while doing your last minute Christmas shopping and wrapping, try our maple spiced nuts recipe here.