PBF Gift Guide: Foodie Finds

Part four of the PBF Gift Guide is here!

Today we’re focusing on fun food-related finds. And if you make it all the way to the bottom, a rather delicious giveaway is waiting for ya…

Foodie Gift Guide

Additional gift guides:

Happy holidays!!!

Foodie Finds


This hot chocolate is a favorite in our house! It is made with chocolate shavings, not cocoa powder, which makes it unbelievably creamy and delicious. Ryan and I splurge and buy a tin every year and love sipping on a hot mug of the peppermint hot cocoa while we watch Christmas movies on television throughout the holiday season. If there’s a big-time hot cocoa lover in your life, I can assure you that they will love this hot chocolate! If they’re not into peppermint, Williams-Sonoma makes a regular hot cocoa flavor that is fantastic as well.

  • Lunch Bag

Black and White Lunch Tote

How cute is this black and white Lauren Conrad for Blue Avocado xo(eco) nylon lunch bag? If you know someone who brings a lunch to work nearly every day, a fun and functional lunch bag might make a good gift! More cute options: Lauren Conrad Blue Avocado xo(eco) sage bird lunch bag and the ORE Originals Good Lunch Sack. (<— I love the blissful blue color!)

Blue Apron

After discovering this service last week, I think it is the coolest thing! Blue Apron is a meal delivery service that sends you all of the ingredients you need to prepare a fresh and delicious meal at home. It includes detailed instructions (with pictures), pre-measured ingredients and costs $9.99 per person per meal. The company places an emphasis on sustainability and premium seasonal ingredients from artisanal purveyors.


I love sitting down to a hot mug of coffee at breakfast. When I want to make my morning coffee extra special, I take the time to froth some milk to pour into my freshly brewed mug. It makes me feel oh so fancy! I have the Aerolatte frother but the IKEA frother is cheaper and has decent reviews on Amazon. 

Salad to go container

I bring my lunch to work a lot and since I try to pack relatively healthy meals, salads are a staple. I cannot stand soggy salad, so Tupperware made specifically for transporting salads is a personal favorite. I love all of the separate compartments and the way you can easily store salad dressing in a leak-proof compartment.

  • Immersion Blender

Immersion Blender

I use my Cuisinart immersion blender regularly because it helps me make a fantastic batch of protein pancakes! Another bonus? Clean up is a breeze! 

  • Gift Card to an Upscale Local Restaurant for Dinner or a Local Winery for a Wine Tasting

This is a gift Ryan and I love to give! We know most couples enjoy going on fancy dates, but it isn’t fun to spend a ton of money, so we enjoy giving couples we love gift cards to an upscale local restaurant for a romantic date night out. We think it’s a great way to give loved ones a fun experience rather than something they may or may not use. Just be sure to do your research and pick a restaurant that has received rave reviews and serves the kind of cuisine you know the couple will enjoy.

  • Cute Mug or Teacup

Anthropologie mug

You can never have too many mugs! The above mug is the Gloriosa Mug from Anthropologie (they have it in two additional colors). I also adore their Homegrown Monogram Mug and the standard Monogram Mug that Ryan and I received as a wedding gift!

  • Cookbook


I adore The Pioneer Woman’s cookbooks. They’re absolutely stunning and her recipes are always crowd pleasers. Her step-by-step instructions make every recipe easy to follow and her photographs are simply beautiful. She recently released a new holiday cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, and I’m hoping to pick up a copy soon!

More cookbook favorites: Martha Stewart Cookies and Williams-Sonoma Eat Well.

Harry & David Gift Basket

In October 2012 I had the honor of touring the incredible Harry & David orchards in Medford, Oregon with a handful of other bloggers. It was a truly unforgettable trip and I fell in love with the company, their delicious food and beautiful Oregon! All of the items you find in a Harry & David gift basket are high-quality though I am a bit partial to their phenomenal fruit. Harry & David is perhaps most famous for their pears which taste like heaven.

If your mouth is watering, check out the giveaway below for your chance to win a box of of their fabulous pears!

Harry & David Pears

One PBF reader will win a basket of Harry & David Organic Royal Riviera Pears!

To enter this giveaway, simply comment below, telling me who you’d send the pears to if you won (and it’s okay to say yourself). I will randomly select a winner on Thursday.

Good luck!


Note: This gift guide is not sponsored, though Harry & David is fulfilling the giveaway. The above list is simply a compilation of some fabulous food-related finds that I think would make a great gift for loved ones this year. Some affiliate links are included and I sincerely appreciate your support!


  1. Jen says

    My husband (which I guess means I would get some too ;) ). He loves pears and I never think to buy them. I would love to try Harry&David pears…I’ve heard so many times good they are.


  2. Amanda says

    I won’t lie! I would love to give this to my closest friend Season! Currently she is having to deal with some hardships with her family, but she has been trying to diet and stay active even during this difficult time! And recently she had discovered pears and has thoroughly enjoyed them! This would be a wonderful gift to cheer her right up!


  3. Katie says

    MYSELF! I don’t even buy pears at the store EVER after tasting Harry & David’s at my parent’s house one year…..nothing else compares!!!


  4. Betsy says

    Oh I’d love to share these pears with my family. I live in the northeast and it’s extremely hard to find fresh and affordable fruit up here this time of year, so these would be a real treat!


  5. Krystina says

    I would send it to my grandfather who lives in Florida. My grandmother recently passed away, so he will be spending Christmas alone this year. :(


  6. Lauren says

    I’d give the pears to … my husband. (So I can eat them myself!) Also, I’m heading to ikea this weekend- I’ll give their frother a try! Thanks for the recommendation.


  7. Jessica says

    I would send the pears to my family because right now I am home for the holidays and my entire family would get to enjoy some together.


  8. Rebekah says

    I’d send them to work for all my coworkers who are working with me Christams day. (We work in a residential mental health facility)


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