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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Its Time to Play With Your Food!

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Foodie Dice & Mixology Dice

Foodie Dice Seasonal Dinner Tumbler $38.00 Mixology Dice Pouch $24.00

Foodie Dice and Mixology Dice* make playing with your food completely acceptable. Whether you are a little green in the kitchen or if you are a seasoned professional, these dice are sure to bring about a good time and some fun experimentation. I live and die by recipes while my Mister is all about experimenting and seeing what new things he can come up. These dice take all the stress out for me and allow for a little fun. The dice feature an array of ingredients for all seasons. Don’t miss out on their Mixology Dice to ensure you mix-up your weekend cocktails!

Molecular Gastronomy Kit

Cuisine R-Evolution $49.95

If you are looking for a gift for a creative type who loves to get a little crazy in the kitchen, the kits from MoleCule-R* are a perfect gift for the closet chemist. They have Molecular Gastronomy kits that allow you to experiment with gelification, emulsification and spherification which equated to flavor bubbles, foam and caviar and noodles! They also have similar kits that allow you to create similar “tricks” and incorporate them into your favorite cocktails. My favorite item of theirs is the Aroma R-Evolution, also known as the AromaFork. This kit comes with a wide array of aromas that you place on a small pad that fits onto a specially created fork that allows you to intensify your dining experience and engage all of your senses in the process. Check out their website now to make the most of their holiday specials.

Brass Popcorn Necklace

Gold Teeth Brooklyn| Solid Brass Popcorn Necklace $80.00

We all have those friends that are really hard to buy gifts for. For those kinds of pals, why not a food-centric necklace? Over at Gold Teeth Brooklyn they have an assortment of really adorable snack food necklaces; ones that don’t look like they are for tweens. The feature peanuts, popcorn, pistachios and pretzels in solid brass or solid sterling silver. A whimsical gift for your favorite snack lover.

Lily & Val Tear-Out Placemats

Book of 25 Tear-Out Placemats

What if you have all you need to fill the bellies and hearts of your dinner guests? Looking for a little kitschy notion to add to the table? how about these tear out place mats from Lily & Val? The chalkboard pattern is pretty en vogue at the moment and create a fun and replaceable notion.

2.6 in. (66mm) Spherical Ice Ball Maker Set $399.99

2.6 in. (66mm) Spherical Ice Ball Maker Set $399.99

Shopping for the fanciest of friends in need of something special and not sold in every box store down the street? The Whiskey Ice Co. features some incredible Spherical Ice Ball makers. The device marries science and design to perfectly chill your glass. The spherical shape has the least amount of surface allowing your drink to stay cool much longer with the least amount of dilution. The simplistic design and great resulting product create the perfect gift for the cocktail lover who has everything.

Foodie Fight Game

Foodie Fight Game $23.00

Up for a little competition? Invite your favorite food enthusiasts and see who has the best tasty trivia knowledge with the Foodie Fight Game. Do you know where you can find a cow sculpture made form 550 pounds of butter? Know what a Boston Shaker is? Make some finger food and test your knowledge among friends and embark on a great night with friends.

Stay tuned for more holiday gifts this week, sure to receive lots of “oohs” and “aahhs” from those on your gift list!


*We received complimentary samples to facilitate the write-up; however, our opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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  1. Jay says:

    The ice ball maker is in action at the Gladly and it makes for a killer Manhattan.

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