‘The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach’
Truer words have never been said, and in today’s world of stuff it can be refreshing to get receive a consumable gift rather than just another ‘thing’ to add to the rest of the rarely used items in your home that sit collecting dust. When searching for gift ideas having a look for interesting, unusual or international foods can be an easy winner because, after all, who wouldn’t want to receive an apple pie or wasabi flavoured kit kat (yes those are real things).
Thanks in part to our internet overlords, sourcing fantastical foods from all corners of the globe is relativley easy but don’t forget that there may be a whole assortment of international goodies hiding out in a city near you. Head to an ethnic grocery store or speciality food store to find interesting new flavours and items to gift to the dedicated foodie in your life. Strike up a conversation with the shop owner to find the best combination of items and methods of preparation if it is an item you are not familiar with.
Back to our internet overlords for a moment, there are a huge variety of subscription boxes featuring international snacks and goodies available on the world wide web. A huge benefit of a subscription box is that you can set it up from the comfort of your own home, ideal for those moments when you simply don’t have time to hit the shops. Many subscription box services now offer a one-off box meaning your gift doesn’t have to break the bank either. If you are feeling generous and plan to gift a longer-term subscription be aware of any food allergies your giftee may have when choosing the right box for them.
On a more local front support small businesses by giving the present of gift certificates to a local restaurant or two that specialise in the traditional cuisine of the owners.