Holiday Gift Guide for Food-Loving Families
Whether you’re a family who loves to eat out and in need some ideas to add to your holiday wish list, or you’re wondering what to get for the food-loving family on your shopping list, we at KidNosh have got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite holiday gift ideas for families that love good food, and dining out with their entire clan.
Give ‘em some gear! Every year, there’s some new and fancy gadget that’s a game changer in the world of kids, toddler and baby gear. But when it comes to dining out with kids, it is all about bringing the right tools, toys and treat along to keep those little hands and mischievous minds occupied. Gift givers looking to gives lots of little (but extremely useful) things can get some inspiration in our oldie but goodie blog post, What’s In My Diaper Bag. Favorites mentioned in that blog post, plus some all-time winners include:
- A portable, compact, clip-on chair to serve as a high chair in a pinch. We love these chairs from Phil & Ted’s. (we’ve even ditched the space-hogging high chair at home in lieu of one of these)
- Travel spirograph to keep older kids busy
- Disposable stick-on placemats and disposable bibs
- Wind up toys, portable etch-a-sketch, Tegu blocks, and memory card matching games
- Kid Made Modern Drawing Kit
When in doubt, grab a gift certificate. With so many kid-friendly restaurants in the greater Boston area, you can’t go wrong. Need inspiration? Check out our complete list of 5 spork reviews and give the gift of a kid-friendly night out. KidNosh favorites include:
- The Kirkland Tap and Trotter (Cambridge/Somerville)
- FuGaKyu Japanese (Brookline/Coolidge Corner)
- Pastoral (Fort Point)
- Cinquecento (South End)
- Area Four (Kendall Square)
Give the gift of babysitting. Don’t have much coin to spare, but have time to share? Give those parents a night of your babysitting skills, and send them out solo for an always needed grown ups time at one of our favorite date night restaurants in Boston.
Take yourselves out for a holiday treat. Whether you’re jonesing for some latkes to celebrate Hanukkah or looking for a lavish Christmas dinner or holiday brunch, Boston’s got you covered. Take the family out for some quality time well spent, with a side of deliciousness. Check out:
- Eater Boston’s Hanukkah guide to Boston
- Open Table’s list of Boston restaurants open on Christmas
- BostonChef.com’s extensive list of Boston area spots offering Christmas Day eats
Whatever you end up doing for gifts, we hope that your holiday plans involve lots of fun, friends, family, love, laughter, and of course–good food. Happy holidays from KidNosh!