Frugal Foodie Mama: 6 Holiday Perfect Cookbook Gift Sets

Monday, December 5, 2016

6 Holiday Perfect Cookbook Gift Sets

If you happen to have a foodie, an aspiring home cook or baker, or a wanna be pit master on your gift list this holiday season, you are going to love this collection of 6 Holiday Perfect Cookbook Gift Sets...
If you happen to have a foodie, an aspiring home cook or baker, or a wanna be pit master on your gift list this holiday season, you are going to love this collection of 6 Holiday Perfect Cookbook Gift Sets.
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If you happen to have a foodie, an aspiring home cook or baker, or a wanna be pit master on your gift list this holiday season, then you are going to love today's post! I polled my food blogger friends to find out what are the must-buy cookbooks this year, and then matched each one up with the perfect gift to ensure that the your gift recipient actually puts that brand new cookbook to good use. Because let's face it- oftentimes when you give a cookbook for a gift, it finds it's way onto a shelf in the kitchen and then proceeds to collect dust. But pair that cookbook up with a baking pan set or a shiny new slow cooker, and bam! They have a little motivation to actually crack open that cookbook, am I right? ;)

Most of these cookbook gift combos I am sharing with you all today come in at under $40 making them totally budget friendly gift giving ideas, but I included a couple of splurges in this gift guide as well for those of you with more generous gift giving budgets this holiday season. Whether you have a loved one who is looking to up their pie making game or a friend who is interested in getting in on the Instant Pot craze, I have the perfect holiday cookbook gift set for you... 

For the Pie Baker...
Art of Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life by Kate McDermott + a Silicone Pastry Baking Mat set


This cookbook has been called the bible of pie baking. It is a must for the home baker who is looking to take their pie making game to a whole other level or the novice baker who happens to be pie crust challenged. I paired it with a silicone pastry baking mat set that includes all the basic essentials for getting started with pie baking.
Want to add a little splurge? Then order a Le Creuset Stoneware Pie Pan (comes in 5 different colors) to add to your gift set. 

For the Slow Cooker Addict...
Real Food Slow Cooker Suppers by Samantha Skaggs + Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker

Kick the processed foods & ingredients to the curb with this collection of 80 delicious slow cooker recipes. I paired this cookbook with one of my favorite slow cookers from Hamilton Beach.
Want to upgrade this gift set a little? Then spoil them with a Ninja 3-in-1 Slow Cooker instead! 

For the Novice or Busy Baker...
Out of the Box Desserts by Hayley Parker + a 3 Piece Cake Pan Set


This cookbook gift set is perfect for that loved one who happens to be a little dessert challenged or for the busy home cook who is short on time. ;) Out of the Box Desserts is chock full of semi-homemade, easy to make desserts recipes from my gal Hayley from The Domestic Rebel. I paired her cookbook with this essential 3 piece baking pan set that can be used to whip up many of the sweet recipes in this cookbook.

For that friend that is always into the next foodie trend...
Instant Pot Cookbook by Madison Rose + Instant Pot 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

Just in case you happen to have been living under a rock for the past couple of months, Instant Pots are all the rage right now. Personally, I haven't got my hands on one just yet, but I am hoping Santa puts one under the tree for me this Christmas. ;) The appeal of the Instant Pot? It can supposedly cook just about everything and do it all efficiently and perfectly to boot. I paired this most requested foodie gift with a cookbook that is supposed to be the essential guide to all things pressure cooker.
Feeling extra giving this holiday season? Then upgrade to the Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker

For the Aspiring Pit Master (aka, my husband)...
Smoke It Like a Pit Master with Your Electric Smoker by Wendy O'Neal + Masterbuilt Smoker & Grill Accessory Kit

This cookbook gift set is perfect for the friend or family member who is just getting into smoking their own meats. Most novice "pit masters" start with an electric smoker since the heat can be easily regulated without them having to constantly stand over it, adjusting the temperature and smoke. I love this cookbook because it breaks down the science and art of smoking through easy to understand tips and mouthwatering recipes. I paired this cookbook with the Masterbuilt Smoker & Grill Accessory Set that includes a rack for smoking ribs, a fish & vegetable smoking mat, and carving gloves.
To make this gift set absolutely epic, add on an electric smoker and a variety pack of wood smoking chips

For the busy cook looking to get out of that weeknight dinner rut...
The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin + a Magnetic Dry Erase Weekly Chalkboard Menu

I think we could all use a little help when it comes to changing up that usual weeknight dinner plan. All of the recipes in The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook can be made with minimal prep and fuss making them perfect for getting dinner on the table quickly for that busy family. I paired this cookbook with a nifty magnetic chalkboard menu to help make weekly meal planning even easier and more fun. Plus, it helps head off the constant, "what's for dinner?" inquiries. ;)

If you happen to have a foodie, an aspiring home cook or baker, or a wanna be pit master on your gift list this holiday season, you are going to love this collection of 6 Holiday Perfect Cookbook Gift Sets.
Which of these Holiday Perfect Cookbook Gift Sets will be giving as gifts this holiday season?
Which one would you like to see under your Christmas tree with your name on the gift tag? ;)

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