For the Gourmet Home Cook
Every cook uses salt, and flavored salts are all the rage. For the serious gourmet cook,
Secret Stash Sea Salts
come in a variety of flavors (ranging from truffle to chorizo to pineapple), sizes and prices (ranging from $5.00 to $144.00). Purchase a sampler pack if you can't pick just one.
For the Foodie with a Sweet Tooth
To satisfy the sweet tooth of a loved one, give the ultimate snack pack: Dean & Deluca's
Snacks on the Run
sampler mix, which includes mini containers filled with jelly beans, toffee, Swedish fish, licorice and a multitude of other sweet treats. Choose from three-, six-, 12- or 18-packs ranging in price
from $16 to $105.
For the Travel Loving Foodie
If the foodie on your Christmas gift list loves to travel and experiment with local cuisines, then
1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die
is the gift. It features 1001 foods -- fruits, vegetables, cheeses and sweets -- that you probably have never heard of or seen before. Your adventurous foodie friend will love learning about all
the foods in this book.
For the Wine Lover
includes all the essentials for pouring and storing wine: Two wine collars to stop dripping, two double-sealed stoppers to keep air out and a pouring spout to prevent splashes, all in a handsome
rosewood box. For only $25, this sophisticated gift is affordable.
For the Green Foodie
Sometimes, going green in the kitchen is difficult. For your favorite eco-holics, Williams & Sonoma offers
organic flour sack towels
woven from unbleached organic cotton. They are absorbent, lint free and a great alternative to paper towels. They come in a pack of three for only $14 -- a steal, considering how much money your
friends stand to save on paper towels. (This, of course, means they can get you a better gift next year.)