Ten Gift Ideas for Under $30

Looking for a last-minute gift? Our shelves are overflowing with fantastic gifts—olive oils, craft beer, cheeses, spreads, and spices—for the foodie in your life. And we have tons of non-food items, too!

Here are 10 gift ideas for just about anyone on your list. (Not sure where to find it in the store? Just ask! We’re happy to point you in the right direction.)

Handmade Soaps

Fragrant artisan soaps are the perfect example of something we all love but rarely buy for ourselves. That’s why they’re the perfect gift. Farmers’ Body Soaps are made by hand at Cobb Hill Farm in Hartland, Vermont, using products grown in the woodlands and meadows of Vermont (fresh milk, herbs, flowers, eggs, fruit, and more).

Farmers' hand and body soap ($6.99)
Farmers' hand and body soap ($6.99)

Cookbooks

Why buy a cookbook when you can look up just about any recipe online? Because good cookbooks tell a story. We brought in a bunch of new cookbooks for the holidays.  Our favorites include “You Suck at Cooking,” filled with tips for the new cook; ”How Can It Be Gluten Free” for gluten-free home cooks; and “Local Flavors,” a celebration of the growing farm-to-table movement.

Cookbook for the gluten-free home cook ($29.99)
Cookbook for the gluten-free home cook ($29.99)

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles are a natural alternative to traditional petroleum-based candles. However Wild is a family owned apiary located in Shaftsbury, Vermont. They produce and sell raw honey, as well as these beautiful, sweet-smelling beeswax candles.

However Wild honey pot ($8.99) and pillar ($15.99)
However Wild honey pot ($8.99) and pillar ($15.99)

Bar Supplies

Wine charms, corkscrews, bottlecap openers, and more. Our bar gifts are scattered around the wine/beer and cheese departments. One of our favorite items this season are these corkscrews disguised as owls and foxes. Or look for the sloth wine charms; they’re super cute!

Animal-inspired waiter's corkscrew ($12.99)
Animal-inspired waiter's corkscrew ($12.99)

Tea & Tea Accessories

‘Tis the season for tea! We’ve got a wide selection of gourmet teas, including one of our favorites: Ajiri Tea (pictured here), handpicked in Kenya. 100% of the net profits go to help pay school fees for orphans in Kenya. We’re also loving these animal-inspired tea infusers that came in right before the holidays. A perfect combination for the tea lover in your life!

Ajiri tea $9.99) and tea strainers ($10.99-$14.99)
Ajiri tea $9.99) and tea strainers ($10.99-$14.99)

Pottery

Laura White works out of her home-based pottery studio just down the road from our Woodstock location. We love the simplicity and functionality of her designs. Pictured here are a salt cellar (to keep right next to your cooking space) and a garlic grater that also works for cheese

Laura White Pottery salt cellar ($21.99) and garlic grater ($15.99)
Laura White Pottery salt cellar ($21.99) and garlic grater ($15.99)

Travel Mugs

Who doesn’t need an extra travel mug? Especially this time of year, when hot drinks are a daily necessity. New this season are our WFM camp mugs by MiiR, a sustainably-minded company that specializes in high-quality portable drinkware. We also have our regular-size MiiR travel mugs that fit snugly in your car drink holder.

MiiR 16 oz ($26.99) and 12 oz ($24.99) travel mugs
MiiR 16 oz ($26.99) and 12 oz ($24.99) travel mugs

Oyster Knife and Tasting Booklet

The perfect gift for your oyster-loving family member: an Opinel folding oyster knife and oyster-tasting booklet. Professional cooks say these are their go-to knives for oyster shucking. The knives are made in France and are small enough to double as a pocket knife.

Opinel oyster knife ($17.99) and tasting booklet ($4.99)
Opinel oyster knife ($17.99) and tasting booklet ($4.99)

Cheeseboard Accessories

We’ve got cheeseboards, cheese knives, dip bowls and spreaders, and these cool little tapas plates by Twine. Perfect for entertaining. Guests can pile them high with cheeses and accoutrements from your DIY holiday cheeseboard. Each plate (6.5″ x 4.5″) will comfortably hold several hors d’oeuvres.

Slate tapas plate set ($14.99)
Slate tapas plate set ($14.99)

WFM Gift Card

One of our regular customers uses her Farmers’ gift certificate every Friday to treat herself to a specialty coffee drink.  Talk about the gift that keeps on giving. Think of the things your loved one could get: fresh baked goods; produce; breakfast, lunch, and dinner to-go; wine and beer; groceries; and more!

Our Farmer's gift certificate. Available in the store or online.
Our Farmer's gift certificate. Available in the store or online.

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