Gift Picks for the Foodie

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You know that friend who always has the perfect recipe on hand and makes your homemade meals look like KD compared to their gourmet creations? This list is for them…

Philips Pasta Maker

Fresh is best and with this automatic maker, even fresh pasta takes is just 15 minutes away. It makes penne, lasagna, fettuccini and spaghetti and works with gluten-free flours and added fresh ingredients such as spinach, tomato or carrot juice. $300, Hudson’s Bay

T-fal OptiGrill

Whether it’s too cold to fire up the outdoor grill or the BBQ was one of the casualties of downsizing, this countertop model is an impressive alternative. It has six cooking modes, from red meat to fish to sandwiches and a thickness sensor to cook to a preset doneness. Plus, the grill features a defrost setting to take that piece of protein from frozen to finished. Bon appetite! $260, Sears, Home Outfitters, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Home Hardware, Bed Bath and Beyond, London Drugs

Nespresso by KitchenAid    

Yes, the coffee and appliance icons have partnered to produce this handsome, heavy-duty espresso machine. Countertops and coffee cups will never be the same! From $400,


World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable

For the healthy foodie, this will help them cut the carbs and increase their veg intake. The Tri-Blade will help turn almost any vegetable into a noodle. Amazon, $55.



Philips Airfryer Digital

Fry, bake or roast faster and healthier. The Philips Airfryer uses fast circulating hot air and a patented grilling element so as not to sacrifice the flavour of caramelizing even though it’s all done oil-free. Cooks everything from fries to rack of lamb. $300, Hudson’s Bay

Infuser Bottle for Oil

Infused oil is something enjoyed at restaurants while dipping fresh bread, but perhaps you know someone who would like to venture into their own herb and oil concoction at home. This will do the trick.

TRUDEAU Perfect Infuser Bottle for Oil, Hudson’s Bay, $35


Disney Mickey Kettle Style Popcorn Popper (For the mini foodie)

Not content with simply keeping your kids/grandkids entertained via their home video vault, the House of Mouse now keeps them fed too. Well, as long as you don’t mind them gorging on popcorn.

The Disney Mickey Kettle Style Popcorn Popper looks adorable, fits on your countertop, pops a fine batch of theatre-style corn, and comes with four plastic serving cups emblazoned with the big cheese himself. Bad mouse puns not included. $80, Available online at Amazon or