Once again, we look at the calendar and the holiday season is approaching quickly. If there is one thing that we should have learned recently, is that we need to make sure that we think about gifts early, and get the orders in asap. Last year’s USPS struggles don’t look to change by much this year, so do yourself and small businesses a favor and start early.
If you have a family member who is a chef, known as the families’ “chef”, or just aspiring to have better skills in the kitchen, we have a list for you. Even if you’re not looking for someone who loves to cook, some of the options on this list are going to be great for them to just be able to enjoy someone else’s great craftsmanship. These black owned gifts for food lovers are sure to make people smile. Don’t just give them to others either, grab one and reward yourself for being thoughtful.
Karibe Cookware has had a steady and careful expansion of quality cooking items. This year they have added an entire knife set to their collection. Have a great looking set in your kitchen to replace your previous house warming set.
Mersi Cookware is is a Canadian brand that has a line of cookware for you as well. Check out their professional knife collection that features a more traditional design but brings you a set of knives for you and your family members that love to cook. Follow your favorite recipes easily with these cooking tools.
The Spice Suite is more than just a place to get yourself some black owned products. This location is a movement and a statement on not just black entrepreneurship, but also empowerment for women of color. From this cast iron pan set to the spice blends, the Spice Suite is the backbone of the black cooking community. Take a visit there or check out their shopping site and get the cook in your life an entire suite of great items.
Bakers can step their game up or, you can make their lives easier when you give the gift of Yum Crumbs. These little sweet pieces can top everything from cakes to ice cream. Be creative with it and add to oatmeal if you want, the options are limitless. If you have a baker in your life like my mom, they will thank you for this simple but perfect addition to their pantry.
Trade Street Jam co is more than just the name. The jams are made of top quality ingredients and mature flavors that beg to be used in ways other than just on bread and biscuits. Mix them into smoothies or use for sophisticated cocktails. However, be aware that the smaller sizes in the sampler pack won’t do you justice because you’re probably going to need to turn right around and place another order, but they do offer a great way to get a feel for your favorites. They also offer cocktail mixes and a raspberry hot sauce that are great in drinks as well.
Big L’s Blends is one of our favorite brands over here. This company’s offerings can help to make it easier of the person who normally cooks dinner, or make it so the person who can’t boil water can pull of a meal that is more than adequate. Grab a complete set of seasoning blends and some of their top tier breading mixes to make frying shrimp or chicken a breeze.
If you are looking for cooking ware, seasonings and small appliances, you can do your one stop shopping with Premadonna. This veteran of Love and Hip Hop has used her hustle and ingenuity to grow a different business than most of alumni of the series. Focusing on food and small appliances, she has grown a black owned brand that can replace many of the small brands you could find on Amazon or Wal-Mart. Grab everything that the home cook and burgeoning chef could use to get meals done. So when you need an Air Fryer, a set of pots and pans, or a knife set, you have an option at an affordable price.
In collaboration with small appliance maker, Crux, NY Food Collective Ghetto Gastro has a limited line of premium small appliances that you can get for your home. I personally have this waffle maker and if you have a large family or making brunch for a group of people, this baby does the job. Think about the waffle irons you might see at a hotel that has free breakfast and that’s the sturdy quality that you get from this bad boy. Check out their entire collection.
For the home cook, an apron can be a welcome addition to their kitchen gear. You need a place to wipe your hands and stash your phone in the handy dandy pocket. Get yourself an apron along with your pancake mix from Vicky’s Pancake Mix and have your entire family gathering kit ready. Maybe even put it into a gift basket or grab some pancake mix and an apron for a house warming gift.
The Muted Home has a wide array of items to help keep you organized and looking good as well. For example is their glass jar spice set which makes it easy for the home cook to keep all of the important spices straight and within reach and easy eyesight. But that’s not all, you can get get measuring cups, and drink mixing accessories that are worthy of being on display or in any social media content. If you’re gift recipient plans on making content, they will look like a pro with these collections.