5 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Arizona Foodie

The end of Buy Local Month is near and soon you will experience the joy of giving gifts, putting your feet up, and just relaxing in holiday bliss. But there may be a few goodies left for you to get!

The final push to collect a gift for every person on your list can feel stressful but here are 5 last-minute suggestions for the foodie on your list that do not feel last minute.

A delicious Backyard BBQ at Okra treated Localists to drinks+bbq earlier this year!

1. Localist Membership

Arizona has a rising foodie culture and we couldn't be happier. Being a Localist is an easy way to experience and be present during the continuing growth of the food hubs in Arizona. In 2015, thirteen state-wide Localist events were foodie inspired, inviting folks to feast on a rich Cajun buffet at the Angry Crab Shack, sample pizza + beer with Iron John, celebrate local food + agriculture at the Farm at Agritopia, and celebrate 6 full size desserts for $10 at the Summer Dessert Social.

The Localist Membership is only $20 for a whole year of exclusive events and discounts designed to spoil a foodie. More details can be found at www.localfirstaz.com/localist.

Windsor slider

2. Devour Phoenix eGiftcard

A pretty obvious last minute gift is a giftcard, right? Shopping for a foodie could even start becoming routine if you just pick up credit to their favorite restaurant and slide it into a card year after uear. Break the routine and give Phoenix foodies a card that has more value without spending more money. The Devour Phoenix eGiftcard allows a foodie-about-town to dine out at over 25 exceptional Devour Phoenix restaurants including Cibo, The Vig, Vovomeena, + more.

Devour Phoenix eGiftcard is sold in values of $10, $20, $50, and $100. It can be purchased online at www.devourphoenix.instagift.com.

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Goodman from the Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition

3. Tickets for 2016 Devoured Events

This is the premier food event in Central Arizona and tickets to any of the three Devoured Phoenix events would make a premier gift. Devoured Phoenix has a full schedule of events coming in the first months of 2016:

All events are food-or-drink-centric featuring established restaurants and ones to watch! These tickets often sell out quickly so if you want to spoil your food-loving loved one, act fast!

More information is available and tickets are on sale now at www.devouredphoenix.com.

Photo via Savor 2015.

4. Savor Food Festival Tickets

In Southern Arizona, the Food + Wine Festival to be at is Savor. Featuring up to 40 of the regions finest chefs and local restaurants highlighting exceptional menu tastings, this foodie festival will showcase the diversity of the tasty talents throughout the region and treat your foodie to a array of Southwestern masterpieces. The event also presents fine wine, spirits and craft beer tastings.

Tickets are on sale now for $65 at www.saaca.org/SAVOR.

5. Downtown Tucson GiftCard

This is, arguably, one of the coolest gifts you can give this year because it is the gift of Downtown Tucson (which is a great place). This one giftcard can be used at over 70 participating business, not limited to restaurants, and features great food and brew such as Tap & Bottle, Empire Pizza Pub, Cafe 54, and more. You can view all the participating businesses here.

The Downtown Tucson Giftcard comes in increments of $10, $25, $50, $75, $100, $150, and $200 and can be purchased online at downtowntucson.instagift.com.

So there's your quick 5 ideas for a foodie in Arizona which are guaranteed to impress and that positively benefit the Arizona economy. Have a great holiday!