Wedding Gifts for Foodies
If you are attending the wedding of a foodie couple, you will likely be served wonderful food. Return the favor by giving the newlyweds a unique, memorable and tasty gift that any foodie would enjoy receiving.
Did you know you can actually adopt an olive tree? If you have $77 you can. Nudo Adopt is a company that bought and restored their first olive grove in 2005. They have since partnered with family owned groves all over Italy. What the couple actually gets when you give them the gift of adoption is a tree dedicated in their name, a gift packet with registration information, and the first spring pressing of olive oil. Best part is, the olive oil is pressed FROM YOUR OWN OLIVE TREE! For a good friend that you would like to spend a bit more money on you can add on quarterly olive oil deliveries from their tree for $63 a shipment. For a year it will cost you $252, a great price for a gift that is sure to be memorable. Bonus points if the couple plans on taking their honeymoon in Italy, because they could actually go visit their tree. Adopt an olive tree $77
While William Sonoma’s motto is “Inspiring Chefs Everywhere,” after the whirlwind of a wedding and honeymoon it might be difficult to feel so inspired. Gift them a few days to adjust to their new domestic responsibilities with this gift of gourmet meals delivered right to their house. From Elephant Delicatessen in Portland, OR, five meals including Beef Stroganoff and Polenta Dolcetta will be delivered frozen, ready to stick in the oven. The newlyweds are guaranteed to appreciate this foodie gift.
Five Days of Entrees $149.95
If your friends prefer dining out, a gift card from Union Square Hospitality Group is the perfect gift. This card will be accepted at any of the following restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5, Maialino, North End Grill, Marta, Untitled and Studio Cafe. While you can individually purchase gift cards to any of these restaurants individually, this card will give the couple the versatility to choose a meal of their choice any any of these locations.
For any couple that is just starting their life together, a starter kit from Zingerman’s is a much appreciated gift. The kit includes many staple ingredients to supply the kitchen and help the couple prepare their meals. The basket includes mustard, sea salt, balsamic vinegar, and a whole host of other common ingredients that make this far superior to any other gift basket the newlyweds may have received. Kitchen Starter Kit $200
Cooking together could be a great way for a newly married couple to bond. This gift set of classic cookbooks with custom printed book jackets can help your friends learn how to cook in style. The set is not only useful, but beautiful as well, and includes, The Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser, James Beard’s American Cookery, Joy of Cooking 75th Anniversary Edition, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, and Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. No foodie kitchen is complete without these five important cookbooks. You can even have this set delivered in beautiful gift wrapping for only $4.50. Classic Cookbooks $250