The Classy Foodie Gift Guide

With Cyber Monday already here, we know December is somehow creeping upon us *already*. Now that Turkey Day has passed the world has started to shift to winter holiday mode, making you start to think about all of the gifts you still need to buy. I’ve already started my holiday shopping this year, making time during my lunch break and on my way home from work. But if you’re planning on getting the majority of your shopping done next weekend, this gift guide will definitely help.

If you have any friends or foodie relatives who like to whip up some gourmet meals or baked goods from time to time, they’ll appreciate anything on this list. Specialty ingredients are sometimes hard to come by and expensive, so receiving them as a gift is the perfect way to go about it. Plus, any kitchen-lover will be delighted to receive some classy new appliances, utensils and linens… I know I would! 😉 x


1. Naturally Delicious Cookbook by Danny Seo $18.75

This healthy eating cookbook features bright and fun recipes and gorgeous food photography. It’s the perfect gift for a friend (or yourself) this season, especially for those who are trying to eat cleaner!

***  I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY for one lucky winner to receive a free copy. Here’s how you can win:

  1. Make sure you’re following Class and the City on Facebook and Instagram.
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2. Little Black Dress Wines $11.99 per bottle

LBD Wine comes in all of our favorite options, Rose’, Moscato, Chardonnay and the brand new Diva Red. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer and gift this season and will be sure to put a smile on your classy wine-loving friend’s face!


3. Blends by Orly London Baking Blend $11.49

Made with the highest quality of wholesome, gluten free, vegan, corn free and Kosher ingredients, these baking blends are the perfect healthy substitute for regular wheat flour.Give your favorite gluten free chef a yummy baking alternative this season.


4. Nielsen Massey Rose Water Extract $11.86 per extract

I absolutely love playing around with different extracts and essences in my food. I’ve created incredible recipes with lavender extract and hope to do the same with rose this season *hint hint*! Nielsen Massey Extracts are top quality and sourced from the best ingredients, even the regular vanilla extract is a treat.


5. Pure Leaf Gunpowder Green Loose Leaf Tea $5.36

Known for its delicious iced tea (with no added sugar) Pure Leaf has brewed up something even better. A new line of loose leaf and bagged teas has just been launched and the flavors are amazing. The ingredients are sourced locally and internationally and the result is made up of a meticulous and individually blended batch of teas.


6. Heavenly Organics Himalayan Raw Honey $11.54

This collection of fair trade, sustainably sourced, vegan friendly and entirely delicious honey (sourced from wild bees!) is the perfect gift for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking to cook with the honey or dip some into your tea, you won’t be disappointed with Heavenly Organics.


7. Macaccino Magical Mint Blend $23.95

This coffee alternative has its roots in ancient Buddist history. Buddhist Monks believed that maca provided them with divine energy. We now know this is due to its caffeine content. An awesome substitute to coffee, this blend is so easy to make and doesn’t have the same negative and dehydrating side effects as its sister drink!


8. Clif Bars Coconut Almond Butter-Filled Bars $17.10 for a 12 count box

Forget the Christmas candy, Clif Bars’ newest protein bar collection is filled with the best and creamiest nut butters out there. Of course, make sure the giftee doesn’t have a nut allergy first, but as long as they don’t they’ll absolutely love this flavor! They’re ideal to take along for a snack at school, work or after a workout.


9. Teavana Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea $12.62

Tea-lovers know the difference between good tea and tea that you’re forced to drink because it’s the only thing they have at the office (and it’s free so why waste $$ and time making multiple Starbucks runs throughout the day??). They can also taste when tea leaves have been meticulously curated for the highest quality ingredients, making their cupful just as luxurious as a new Henri Bendel bag (it’s true!). Teavana is a trusted brand that your friends would love to be gifted this prime tea-drinking season.


10. Trudeau Mini Rolling Pin & Matching Spatula $10.99 and $19.13, respectively

This adorable matching set is the perfect prezzie for your favorite baker! Pair it with some yummy ingredients and wait to see what they create!


11. Mommy’s Time Out Moscato $43 (or $9.99 at select retailers)

This wine tastes just as good as it is cute. I’ve already gifted an early Christmas present to my mom, who definitely appreciated the gesture. Buy a few and give to some of the most hard working busy moms you know, they’ll definitely enjoy it!


12. Scratch by Maria Rodale $21.00

Anyone can cook or bake from scratch and Maria Rodale’s new cookbook shows us how. The cookbook is full of healthy and easy recipes that create some of our favorite food staples totally by scratch – making them cheaper and healthier than the store-bought version! Give this cookbook as a gift to a motivated friend or relative, who enjoys spending time in the kitchen trying new recipe ideas.


13. Magic Candy Factory Custom Candy (Price varies per order)

Custom candy is always appreciated. Spell out their name or favorite phrase and expect to see a smile on their face upon receiving it! ALSO- this candy is vegan, gluten free and actually healthy… guilt-free gifting for sweet tooth relatives doesn’t get much better than this!


14. Trudeau Mini Chocolate Mold $14.85

For the kitchen creative, new molds and baking tools are basically the equivalent to a new toy. Give them something they don’t already have so they can get the creative juices flowing and brainstorm some new yummy recipes!


15. The Happy Cook by Daphne Oz $19.96

This gorgeous cookbook is written and recipe curated by host of The Chew (and daughter of Dr. Oz!). It features easy and healthy recipes that you can whip up for the entire family. I’ve tasted her blueberry loaf and it is to.die.for. Plop this book in your favorite baker’s stocking, and hope they’ll make you something sweet in return!


16.Trudeau Silicon Muffin Pan $27.95

Hold off on buying matching muffin or cupcake liners, because this pan does it all! Simply spray the pan with cooking spray before pouring in the batter and you’ll be ready to start baking.


17. Tealyra Tulsi Morning Dew Detox Tea $19.50

A “teatox” will be much needed and appreciated during the holiday season. After feasting and indulging over the holidays, this tea detox can help get your health and fitness motivation back on track – just in time for the new year!


18. Thrive by GoMacro $2.19 per bar or $26.28 for an assorted box

All GoMacro products are vegan and made with only the best ingredients, but this new line is plant-based as well. Featuring delicious new flavors including Chocolate Sea Salt and Lavender Lemon, these bars taste both healthy and gourmet.


19. Anthropologie Copper Hanging Colander $30

Both decorative and useful, this gorgeous (and trendy) gift will give your bestie the best of both worlds.


20. Anthropologie Gold Polka Dotted Pot Holder $14

This pot holder and oven mitt set will motivate you to stop eating out and get cooking! Plus, you can hand them up as decorations on busy nights when you know you won’t be able to use them.


21. GG Collection Cookbook Holder $115

If you cook a lot using cookbook recipes (in hard copy) you know the struggle of getting ingredients and parts of your meal all over the otherwise pristine and gorgeous pages. This lovely cookbook stand is exactly the kitchen accessory that you need this season. While you’re gifting one to yourself, buy one for a friend as well.

Stay Classy & Happy Shopping! xx