Gift Ideas for the Foodie on Your List

If you're living the Vibrant life, chances are a health-conscious home chef has made his or her way onto your "nice" list this year.  Check out these tools that are bound to be used on a daily basis, and consider yourself Santa's little kitchen helper!

Microplane Fine Grater

Your Green Goddess sister who's a whiz at whipping up her own salad dressing, your new boyfriend's garlic-loving grandma and the coworker who's currently obsessed with turmeric all have one thing in common: the need for a Microplane.  Lemon peel is zested into fairy dust, while garlic and root spices take on a melt-in-your-mouth texture with the flick of a wrist.  This go-to gadget rinses clean as a whistle, making it easy to grate multiple ingredients in minutes.

Up the ante: Nestle this grater in a basket filled with fresh citrus fruits.

Handheld Milk Foamer

Elevate someone's morning coffee game in seconds with an easy-to-use tool that delivers barista-worthy results.  I stumbled upon this little gem during a dairy elimination, and can vouch for it's effectiveness in aerating almond, cashew, and coconut milk as well as regular milk and half 'n' half.  Bonus: it incorporates matcha powder into any of the above beverages with ease, and is crucial for smooth hot cocoa.  Splash out on a $20 version if you please, but this one has stood the test of time with daily use.  Batteries required.

Up the ante: Wrap this up with a tin of ceremonial-grade matcha or high-quality drinking cocoa.  I recently gifted a handheld milk foamer along with an old-fashioned espresso (moka) pot!

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws and Brush

Shopping for someone who loves his Vitamix as much as he loves the earth?  The thought of contributing more plastic waste might be sucking the fun right out of his post-workout protein shakes and green smoothies.  Put his mind at ease by gifting him these sleek, reusable stainless steel straws, complete with a handy cleaning brush.  Unlike their disposable counterparts, they won't end up in a landfill.  Reusable glass options are also available.

Up the ante: Pair these with your favorite VH product.

No Kid Hungry Chef Series Silicone Spatula

The baker on your list is sure to appreciate a quality spatula for scraping, spreading, mixing, and stirring up a storm in the kitchen.  So why choose silicone?  It's ultra heat-resistant (up to 600 degrees F), flexible, easy to clean, and resistant to lingering food odors.  Every purchase of these wood-handled beauties benefits No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit charity working to end childhood hunger in America.  This is a gift you'll feel good about giving.

Up the ante:  Gather up the dry ingredients for your favorite muffin or cookie recipe!

Here's to a Vibrant holiday season!