2016 Holiday Gift Guide with Bambeco

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker Updated

This Gift Guide for the True Foodie will give you great ideas on what to get your favorite foodie this holiday season. From artisanal honey to hand-carved bowls, there's something for everyone who loves to eat. You can even win some for yourself!

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

This gift guide and giveaway are brought to you by Bambeco. The editor received some items for review, but was not compensated monetarily. Some photos contained in this post are provided by Bambeco.

Are you ready for the holidays? I certainly was not feeling prepared. We just bought a house, we're in the midst of moving, and Christmas is five weeks away.  

Yeah, I said it. FIVE. WEEKS.

Cinnamon Honey on Cake Stand

I was stressing out hardcore. My family and I don't make a huge deal out of gift-giving at Christmastime, but we DO spend time choosing a single thing for each person on our list that we know will be loved and cherished for years to come.

Quality, not quantity, is what we're about.

This year, I'm doing all of my shopping with Bambeco. Now, more than ever, it's So important to spend your money where you know it can count for good. 

Cake Stand

Bambeco was started with the mission to be a resource where every product offered impacts the world in a positive way. How cool is that? 

Each product is authentic in design and character, reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, renewable, natural or organic, and made with the highest respect for the planet and its people.

Cake Stand 2

I've been putting together a shopping list for my loved ones, and since so many of them are foodies, just like you, I thought you'd love this gift guide too.

Small Earthenware Cake Stand

Bambeco Cake Stand

Cake stands do lots of different jobs in my house, not just holding cake. We use them as serving platters on buffets, to elevate condiments, like I've done here with the honey. 

They can be great for holding serving utensils up off tabletops, or elevating the centerpiece of your holiday table. Heck, I even know a foodie friend that uses one to elevate her cat's water dish so he drinks more. Cake stands are SO versatile! 

Farmstead Stoneware Salad Serving Bowls

Bambeco Bowls

A beautiful serving bowl can elevate salads of any kind, from harvest wild rice salad to this winter salad with citrus vinaigrette. Toss a hand towel in, and it becomes a beautiful bread basket. 

Even popcorn turns fancy in this beautiful, handmade bowl. I received the neutral bisque, but I'm hoping for one in every color this Christmas!

Honey Taster Gift Set - Lavender, Cinnamon, Arbol Pepper

Bambeco Honey

Speaking of popcorn, if you've never made honey caramel corn, you haven't lived. You can make three fun flavors for easy, homemade gifts this year. This Honey Taster Set comes with lavender, cinnamon, and arbol pepper infused honeys. 

The cinnamon honey is absolutely amazing stirred into your oatmeal on a chilly morning. Don't forget to mix in chopped pecans!

Barrel Aged Cola Syrup

Bambeco Soda Syrup

My husband is a huge fan of making his own soda syrups, but this Barrel Aged Cola Syrup kicks it up about a thousand notches by imparting the flavor of Bourbon by aging it in the same barrels that were used to age the bourbon. 

Since he can't make this one himself, and he's a mega Bourbon man, I will be sliding this sweet infusion under the Christmas tree this year. 

Adopt an Italian Olive Tree

Bambeco Olive Tree Gift

Not only does this gift protect the Italian countryside from destructive modern farming, it keeps tradition alive. You can choose the region where your olive tree will grow, and come April, when the harvest is in, you'll receive the fruits of your adoption - three containers of small batch olive oil

Stainless Steel Herb Grinder

Bambeco Herb Grinder

If you've got a foodie who gardens in your life, this Stainless Steel Herb Grinder is the perfect gift. Get the most flavor out of your fresh herbs possible. This grinder expresses the natural oils as it grinds, giving you maximum flavor and perfect texture without endless chopping. Rosemary, dill, or basil - they'll all work perfectly here.

There's something here for every level of foodie, and I know Bambeco is going to make your shopping SO much easier. Especially because you can win a $100 gift card to use for anything you want on Bambeco.com this holiday season!

Teak Rectangle Cheese Board

Bambeco Cheese Board

Everyone loves a pretty cheese board. Whether it's Tuesday night's dinner with a glass of wine, or a platter for serving book club, a cheese board is a must-have. This sustainable teak board is as beautiful as it is functional.

Teak is hard to scratch, and has a natural moisture barrier that means you should only need to oil this board occasionally. It can also do double duty as a regular cutting board. 

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Holidays Recipes

    Spicy shrimp cream cheese tartlets are so great for entertaining! With cool cream cheese and a bit of heat, these little bites will go quickly!
    This lemon cranberry bread is quick and easy to make. It's filled with tart cranberries in a sweet, lemon flavoured bread with a lemon glaze.
    This chocolate cookie butter babka is filled with swirls of chocolate cookie butter. It’s the kind of bread that makes you wish you could live off bread alone.
    Mint Chocolate Puff Pastry Tartlets are the perfect individual dessert for entertaining! The flavors of mint and chocolate pair well with a whipped cream frosting to make them out of this world!
    This luscious cabernet chocolate pudding is easy to make at home. Serve it at your next dinner party for a grown-up take on this classic!
    Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole is the perfect comforting side dish for any holiday party or even a Sunday dinner! It cooks up quickly so you can have that classic taste any time.
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Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".