Foodie Life Guide

Best Local Holiday Gifts for Foodies

Best Local Holiday Gifts for Foodies

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, and if you’re still stumped on what to get the foodie in your life, look no further than our local gift guide. Shopping local means you won’t have to worry about shipping delays, and you get to support a local business owner in the process. Here are our top picks for gifts any foodie will love, and you can find them all in Winter Park!

Stocking Stuffers

Spices and more from The Spice and Tea Exchange of Winter Park
The Spice & Tea Exchange has everything you could possibly need for the creative cook in your life, especially when it comes to stocking stuffers. Keep it practical with kitchen tools like mini whisks and tea infusers, or get creative with a spice sampler or unique flavors of loose leaf tea. And no stocking is complete without a bottle of Florida Sunshine, Spice & Tea’s signature citrus spice blend. Don’t forget to grab a few free recipe cards utilizing the spices you purchase.

Foxtail Coffee mug and coffee
Foxtail Coffee finally opened its doors in December, and they have plenty of products in store that are ideal for craft coffee enthusiasts. You can’t go wrong with a Foxtail Coffee branded mug and a blend of their signature coffee.

Foodie Fare

Peterbrooke Chocolatier chocolate covered popcornPeterbrooke Chocolatier popcorn tub
Anyone who’s tasted Peterbrooke’s chocolate covered popcorn knows it’s the catalyst for popcorn addiction. Let everyone in your circle in on the secret by giving them the gift of a tub of that heavenly chocolate covered popcorn. Bonus: the tubs come adorned with holiday bows, so you don’t even need to wrap!

4 Rivers Pitmaster Kit
Every family has a grill master – make an impression on him or her with the ultimate pitmaster kit from local favorite 4 Rivers Smokehouse. The kit is $28 and includes 4R Signature Sauce, 4R Hot Signature Sauce, Brisket Rub, All Purpose Rub and Coffee Rub.

Lady in Red wine from The Parkview, Winter Park FL

Image: The Parkview

Boutique wine from The Parkview
The Parkview is a great place to enjoy a weekend brunch or quiet meal, but it’s also a wonderful wine bar. If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite wine lover, look no further than the boutique bottled wines available at the restaurant, including the festive holiday edition of Lady In Red, a pleasing red wine blend. Complete the gift package with a gift card and voila!

One of a Kind

Goodies from The Ancient Olive
The Ancient Olive is a treasure trove of gift ideas for foodies, with everything from infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar samplers to gourmet cheeses, cookbooks and more. Create your own unique holiday gift package with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar pairing. Or, consider putting together a foodie basket with a selection of balsamic vinegar and olive oil samplers, pasta blends, beer jam, and a jar of olives.

Recipe box and cards from Rifle Paper Co.
Revive the art of hand-written recipes with a practical recipe box and recipe cards from Rifle Paper Co. This gift will delight the stylish cook in your life, and the unique cocktail recipe cards are the perfect compliment.

Gift certificates

Park Avenue restaurant gift card
Forgo the generic American Express gift card and give something more personal. Some of the best restaurants in Orlando are found along Park Ave. and many of them offer gift cards. A gift card to Luma on Park is an excellent gift idea for in-laws, and if you want to take it one step further consider booking the chef’s table. Other local restaurants that sell gift cards include Prato, Boca, and Bosphorous.

Orlando Food Tours gift certificate
A walking tour is one of the best ways to get a feel for the food scene in Winter Park, and it also happens to make a great gift! A food tour gift certificate offers a bit of everything: a great food experience, an educational adventure, and a bit of history all packaged into a 3.5-hour tour. Gift vouchers never expire and there are no blackout dates. Get yours here – 20% off for a limited time!

What’s on your foodie wish list?