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The Best Local Holiday Gift Ideas for the Foodies in Your Life

Searching for a gift for a food lover? Here are five local Indiana-area picks that are worth adding to your holiday shopping list.
Pottery and olive oil dispensers from A Question of Eagles

Indy Maven recently partnered with Edible Indy on a fantastic Provisions Gift Guide 2021, and here are five businesses from the list with holiday gift ideas that are perfectly suited for all of your friends who love cooking and eating well. Whether your recipient wants to sip hot cocoa, whip up a homemade salad dressing, or roast over an open fire, these fun foodie gifts are sure to impress.

This is a Dutch oven by Netherton Foundry from Cooks for CooksIf you’re looking for a unique piece of cookware not found anywhere else in Indiana, an item from Netherton Foundry in Shropshire, England will impress any foodie or outdoor enthusiast on your list. You can find a selection of spun iron Netherton items at Goods for Cooks in Bloomington, and the store is one of only half a dozen shops in the United States that carries this brand. One of co-owner Sam Eibling’s current favorites is the coal lid Dutch oven, but there are also spun iron frying pans, prospector pans, and outdoor grills to choose from, to name a few.


Netherton Foundry items, $40-$500, Goods for Cooks, visit
GoodsforCooks.com for store location and more information.

This is a 10th anniversary tote bag from Smoking Goose meatery.

Goose the Market and Smoking Goose are no-brainers for delicious sausages and charcuterie boards, so the next time you’re shopping at Smoking Goose, pick up a brand new “10th Anniversary” market tote in celebration of the local meatery’s ten years in business. The reusable, recycled-cotton bag is the perfect size for taking quick trips to the market, and it also makes a unique gift bag.

 

Anniversary market tote, $9.95 at shop.SmokingGoose.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 

This is a collection of mugs from a boutique called Five Thirty Home.Whether your loved ones prefer sipping coffee, cocoa, or even Moscow Mules, you’ll find the perfect mug for them at Erica Carpenter’s Five Thirty Home boutique in Zionsville. The best part? No matter which style you choose, each mug is $12.

 

Mugs, $12 each at Five Thirty Home, visit FiveThirtyHome.com for store location and more information.

Three olive oil pouring bottles from A Question of EaglesThese ultra-chic pouring bottles from A Question of Eagles, an Indianapolis-area company from the husband-and-wife team of Melissa Tolar and Jonathan Ballak, are handmade of stoneware that’s locally fired in an electric kiln. The bottles are ideal for housing olive oil—but they’re also a fun way to water small plants.

Pouring bottles, $65-$68 at AQuestionofEagles.com.

A glass salad dressing jar from Zionsville Olive OilJulie Wooldridge and Angie McCloskey’s Zionsville Olive Oil is a fantastic local spot to pick up the freshest extra virgin olive oils and flavored vinegars, and while you’re there shopping for holiday and Christmas gifts, you can also add this clever salad dressing jar to your basket; it has recipes printed on the side for making dressings like “raspberry walnut” and “bacon ranch.”

 

Salad dressing jar, $8 at ZionsvilleOliveOil.com.

Stephanie Groves is a freelance writer in Indianapolis who has a new frying pan on her wish list.

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