This weekend will undoubtedly bring a rush of last-minute shoppers to malls and stores around the country as people search for that perfect gift (which they probably should have bought weeks ago, but I digress).
If there is a foodie in your life, you might think the latest gizmo or gadget will make the perfect gift.
You’re wrong. Don’t do it. Put it back on the shelf and walk away.
NPR’s The Salt pretty much summed it up: “Resist the food baubles and frippery that await you on Amazon.com and in nearly every retail outlet.”
My family and friends are wonderful, and always try to take my interests and hobbies into account when picking out presents. Most of them know that I love food. I love to eat, make it, throw it… you name it.
But that has also brought me an array of egg separators, cookie dough scoops (a teaspoon works just fine) and potato mashers that sit in a drawer, unused. While I appreciate the thought, it’s created unnecessary clutter in my kitchen.
So, here’s my advice: Skip the cookware aisle at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target or wherever else you might find yourself. Instead, buy to a gift card to the person’s favorite restaurant or a store like Sur La Table or William & Sonoma, where they can treat themselves to something they will actually use. Or make them a favorite treat of yours! If there is one thing all of us foodies have in common, it’s that we love to eat!