If you’re looking for a gift for the foodie on your list but have a limited budget, antique shops and flea markets are a great place to look. Here are some of the items that I always keep an eye out for:
Vintage dinnerware: Food looks so good on distressed, farm-style earthenware, especially in white. See this piece on Etsy for an example.
Cast iron: If you’re lucky, you might find a really nice, well-seasoned cast-iron pot or skillet at an antique shop or second-hand store. Check out this magical-looking griddle on Etsy.
Galvanized metal containers: They’re usually easy to find, and can be turned into an attractive planter simply by using a hammer and nail to punch some drainage holes. Pottery Barn is currently selling galvanized metal planters for $30-150, but you can buy them at antique stores for much less.
Know of any other found items that make great foodie gifts? Leave your suggestion as a comment!