Looking for new gift ideas for a home fermenter?
Our gift ideas for the home fermenter gift guide are sure to have something for that special someone on your list. Whether they are beginners, hobby fermenters, or advanced fermenters who are into making kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and other delights, you will find SOMETHING to please your favorite fermenting friend or family member.
I’ve included practical, helpful tools and equipment to help the home fermenter increase practice and knowledge while saving time and money.
So, in this guide, you’ll find:
- Gift ideas for home fermenters on your list
- Some ideas for Fermentation Holiday Gifts
- Equipment for Safely Preserving Food at Home
Let’s jump right into the guide. We’ll start with some gifts for the beginning home fermenter.
A Gift Guide for Fermentation Enthusiasts
Humble House Sauerkrock Crock
The Humble House SAUERKROCK fermentation crock is the perfect gift for anyone who loves fermenting vegetables.
The small size doesn’t take up much space in the kitchen and is perfect for making small batches of fermented foods.
E-Jen Premium Fermentation Container
This kimchi and sauerkraut container is the perfect gift for anyone looking to learn how to pickle their vegetables.
Available in 10 different sizes of fermentation crocks and is dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe, microwave-safe, and easy to use.
Complete Fermentation Kit
This Masontops complete mason jar fermentation kit has everything you need to turn a standard mason jar into a fermentation machine.
This makes a great gift for someone just starting their home fermentation journey and making do with the equipment they already have.
Gifts For The Fermenter With Safety In Mind
Benriner Mandoline Super Slicer
Home fermentation involves cutting tons of vegetables. Without the right equipment, this can result in many cut fingertips and skinned knuckles.
If someone in your life is getting into fermentation, you can save them a lot of pain and money spent on bandaids by gifting them a mandoline vegetable slicer.
NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves
The NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves are 100% food safe. They are perfect for dicing vegetables or using a potato slicer or mandolin. Protect your hands; feel like a master chef while giving your hands extra protection.
Gift Ideas for the Kombucha Lover
Kombucha Starter Kit
This Kombucha Starter Kit from The Kombucha Shop makes a great gift. The gallon-sized container allows your loved one to make a large batch of kombucha in one go. This means that they are more likely to share their product with you.
A Kombucha Heating Wrap
A heating wrap to put around a jar of fermenting kombucha is a gift for any kombucha maker. This custom-made wrap helps keep the kombucha at the proper temperature to ferment successfully.
The heating wrap is adjustable according to the size of the fermenting jar and can fit a jar as small as ½ gallon to large-sized jars.
Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
Want to gift your friend a truly unique kombucha gift?
Any kombucha lover will adore using a kombucha facial treatment on their skin. This skin care product made with kombucha is suitable for all skin types.
It is known for eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness from the skin and provides an even skin tone.
Gift Ideas for the Cheese Maker in your Life
If you have a budding cheese maker, this complete cheese-making kit from Standing Stone Farms is a great gift idea.
The best thing about this kit is that it contains all the ingredients to help turn store-bought milk into a delicious homemade cheese for everyone to try.
The complementary DVD also helps newbies gain an understanding of the process.
Gift Ideas for Breadmakers and Sourdough Enthusiasts
Glass Sourdough Starter Jar
Sourdough is another home fermentation item that keeps growing in popularity. This starter kit from Oscar’s Bakery is a perfect gift for anyone who has expressed an interest in making sourdough.
Bread Proofing Basket
If the sourdough enthusiast has mastered the art of growing a starter, this proofing basket set from Banneton Bread can be the perfect follow-up gift.
Because this is a set of two, they can have two loaves of bread on the go at once.
Round Enameled Dutch Oven
The round enamel Dutch Oven is the most commonly used for sourdough baking. Owners of this dutch oven say, "Works great! Extremely well made!"
When buying an enameled Dutch Oven, you want to look for a heavy base to regulate the heat, a tight-fitting lid to trap steam with an ovenproof knob and handles for easy handling. Marquette Casting delivers all of these qualities.
Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker
Baking bread in a regular oven can be a bit hit or miss. This folding proofer and slow cooker from Brod and Taylor can be the perfect gift to help your loved one perfect their sourdough craft.
Gifts for anyone who makes Miso, Soy Sauce, Sake, Mirin, Amazake, or charcuterie
Koji Starter For Miso
If someone in your life wants to begin fermenting their miso, this miso starter kit is a great gift idea. It simply contains the spores that are required to start fermenting miso.
Book: Koji Alchemy
The book Koji Alchemy: Rediscovering the Magic of Mold-Based Fermentation (Soy Sauce, Miso, Sake, Mirin, Amazake, Charcuterie) is the perfect gift for the avid fermentation enthusiast in your life who is particular about the equipment they use.
This gift will help them to increase their knowledge on the subject.
Koji Alchemy is a comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of koji: how to make it and how to use it in a whole host of applications, ranging from savory to sweet.
Learn how to make Soy Sauce, Miso, Sake, Mirin, Amazake, and Charcuterie.
Buying a fermentation-themed gift for someone you love might seem difficult if you aren’t a fermentation enthusiast.
However, with this thorough gift guide, you can get them something they will love, appreciate, and, most importantly, get a lot of use.
Fermenting for Gift Giving
A list or box filled with top fermentation recipes is a fantastic gift for the hobby or advanced home fermenters. If your favorite home fermenter is interested in fermenting ideas for Christmas gifts in the future, this would be a fun idea that I think they would love.
Here are a few of my favorite fermented vegetables items that I put into gift baskets to give as gifts:
I will continue to grow this list as I add new recipes. Fermented food items make great gifts, too.