When a chef is prepared to bake up a new dish, he or she has to rely on local ingredients to create their
concoction. It’s a wonderful Christmas gift for bakers when you provide them things they can’t get (or won’t
splurge on for themselves) locally.
The gourmet section of many online sites allow you to buy your
favorite baker some luxury cooking items. You can buy everything from specialty chocolate to extravagant rice and more.
Beans and rice seem like common staples to every home, but there are
some ingredients that can’t be found in your local supermarket. Take Jasmine rice, for example. You can buy it online,
but probably not in your local store. It’s 100% vegan, gluten free, organic, wheat free, and dairy free. Bakers who
use rice would love this as a gift!
If they make
dessert quite a bit, then they may have a favorite type of cookie that they use in crusts. For example, ladyfingers
are often not sold in local stores. So you could create a gift basket of the top gourmet ladyfingers for their upcoming sweet
If the baker is into presentation,
then you might consider getting them a gourmet gift of a different sort – like an array of edible flowers that
they can decorate their meals with so that it won’t harm the recipient.
They have edible flower starter kits you can buy. Or, you could get them an indoor growing
machine that allows them to harvest fresh herbs and spices in the comfort of their own kitchen.
If the baker that you know loves to stroll down to the local farmer’s
market for fresh ingredients, then you might want to consider enrolling them in a gift of the month club as their holiday
For example, you can sign them up for a
mixed tropical fruit gift box club, where each month they will receive a fruit like Lychee, White Dragon Fruit, Star
Fruit, Mamey Sapote, and more. These are fruits not readily found in most local markets.
There’s a chocolate of the month club, gourmet cheese clubs, meat
of the month clubs, and even wine of the month clubs, for perfect pairings of your baker’s culinary creations.
You can typically choose from 3, 6 and 12-month options.
Herbs, spices and seasonings make great stocking stuffers for the bakers you know. You can purchase 50 pound
bulk bags of spices and herbs, for example. Pasta is another option, like organic soba noodles. You might consider
oils, too – they’re often pricey and it can be hard to find the more exotic oils for baking.
Don’t forget there’s a vast international marketplace online,
too. You can buy things like Zafrani Reserve for Indian cooking, Argan culinary oil for African cooking, French
gourmet cheese, German meats, Greek olives, or Korean Kimchee base.