A Cheesy Christmas Cheer ...
Ornaments resembling blocks of cheese, sometimes with ceramic mice curled up in it, are popular Christmas tree decorations.
When it comes to gift ideas for people who like cheese, excluding cheese itself, cheese-related gift ideas can range from cheese-shaped accessories to cheese-flavored perfumes (incidentally, the latter is a terrible gift, don't even think about buying that).
But the problem is that most buyers, who are rarely fans of cheese, don't know any cheese-themed gift items. So, they end up buying a generic, typical gift not related to cheese, or worse, something that goes with the wrong cheese.
Personalized gifts are always better than the standard chocolates and gift cards and can make the special day a bit more special. They show the receiver that some thought has indeed gone into the present, and that it's not a desperate last-minute buy with the price tag scratched off. Here are a few gift ideas that people who like cheese would love.
So, go for the safe option, and buy a gift basket. The recipient will obviously appreciate the unusual gift, and with the variety of cheese in the package, it is highly unlikely that they dislike all of them.
Don't present a cheesy (pun intended, of course) gift card along with the basket - that's just overkill. Another variety of gift baskets is an online Cheese Of The Month Club and gift certificates to cheese shops. If you are not sure about what sort of cheese your friend likes, let them choose their own.
Cheese knives are often derided as ostentatious and needless by those who just don't get the lure of cheese. Practically speaking, of course, you can cut cheese with a regular knife, but then you can also drink wine from a pitcher, or a teacup. Would you, though?
This present may seem nerdy (it is, slightly, to be honest), but a true cheese lover will love it much more than the stereotypical chocolates and gift cards.
Cheese Cufflinks and T-shirts
No, not like the 'house of cheese' that got Chandler so frustrated with the cheese-loving chef Monica. These are cufflinks shaped like hunks of cheese.
Cufflinks in the shape of cheese wedges are a perfectly informal way to appear formal, and t-shirts with quotes or humorous one-liners about cheese are a quirky way of showing your love for the delicious stuff.
Correctly picked, any of these gift ideas are an excellent choice for cheese lovers. But remember that cheese is a matter of taste, and though your friend won't show it, mismatched gifts about cheese are, to be frank, a waste.
So, if you are going to get something that goes with a particular cheese, be absolutely certain that your research is correct. Pick wisely, complement perfectly, and make sure it's not too cheesy. Happy hunting!