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It’s hard to get a gift for the person who has everything, but it’s easy to buy for the person who eats everything. We love choosing gifts for our foodie friends because it’s the perfect time to splurge on the upgraded versions of everyday items we use while cooking and eating. We’re talking deluxe hot sauce, kitchen tools that are a total lifesaver, of course, some unique drink options. Take a look at our holiday gift guide for foodies below, then get ready to load your cart with presents. And if you end up adding a few items for yourself…well, we won’t tell Santa.
Edible Holiday Gifts
Acid League Saffron Gold Sauce
What is this sauce? Pure magic. It’s slightly spicy, slightly tangy, a little sweet, and fragrant with the powerful aroma of saffron and Meyer lemon. Acid League’s Saffron Gold Sauce is a perfect gift for condiment obsessives, and you can bet they don’t have anything like this gold magic in their fridge already.
Side Dish Dressing
This must-have multipack of delicious dressings is guaranteed to please any foodie. SideDish, the dressing line created by Alex Snodgrass, the mastermind behind The Defined Dish, is not just for salad lovers. While all three incredible flavors would pair perfectly with a salad, they can also be used as dipping sauces, marinades, or flavor boosters for tacos, casseroles, sandwiches and much, much more.
Graza Olive Oil
Olive oil is essential for cooking, but it can be hard to find bottles that are both high-quality and affordable. Graza’s Spanish Olive Oil is just that. Their “Sizzle & Drizzle” combo pack includes one bottle of extra virgin olive oil to use for cooking, and one bottle to use as a finishing element. It’s the perfect olive oil for gifting.
Burlap & Barrel Spices
Burlap & Barrel’s single-origin spices and blends are shockingly good if you’re used to exclusively using grocery store spices. One that really blew our minds is the Red River Coriander, which comes in a grinder-top jar so you can use it freshly ground — the citrusy, herbal flavor is delicious in everything from Christmas spice cookies to meat rubs and marinades. Tasting it made us feel like we had never really tried coriander before. Want to try a variety of spices? Their Chef’s Collection is loaded with unique flavors like Cloud Forest Cardamom, Tomato Powder, and Black Urfa Chili.
Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Kit
These cocktail kits from Shaker & Spoon really deliver a special experience at home. We’re not talking simple Old Fashioneds. Each cocktail kit comes with ingredients for three cocktails (you supply the booze), and they’re things you wouldn’t be able to buy at a regular liquor store, like Rosemary Thyme Hydrosol, Lemongrass Salt, and bitters, syrups, and shrubs made in-house at their facility in Brooklyn. It’s the perfect gift for a friend or loved one who likes trying new spirits, cocktail flavor combinations, and unique ingredients.
Momofuku Chili Crunch Hot Honey
Chili crisp is one of the most delicious condiments out there, and it’s enjoying lots of popularity now, for good reason. Hot honey, that sticky-sweet essential, is a favorite too. So why not combine them into an ultimate condiment that can truly be put on just about anything? That’s what David Chang’s Momofuku has done. Spicy, crunchy chili oil, sweet honey — drizzle it on pizza, stir fry, sandwiches, salads, roasted meats, roasted vegetables, steamed fish, fried chicken — the options are endlessly delicious.
Real Oyster Cult Oysters
If you know someone who goes gaga over seafood, a fresh delivery of oysters from Real Oyster Cult is bound to be a hit. You can choose from monthly subscriptions, gift bundles, and holiday tasting packages, all featuring the freshest varieties of farmed oysters from accross North America. They ship for free in New England, and for a fee in the rest of the country. This gift bundle includes 40 of two different varieties of oysters, along with a shucking knife and gloves.
Osmo Flavored Sea Salt
Celebrity food products don’t always hit the mark, but when we tried this flavored salt from TikTok star Nick DiGiovanni, we were immediately smitten. The Roasted Garlic Sea Salt packs a ton of roasted garlic flavor, and the Black Truffle Sea Salt is a truly luxurious finisher to sprinkle over pasta, roasted veggies, meat, or even popcorn if you’re feeling fancy. It’s made with real black truffles, and you can tell.
What do you get for the baker in your life during the holidays? Chances are, they’ve already got the basics down pat, so why not treat them to something a little special? Heilala is known for its vanilla, but their Holiday Season Vanilla Extract Trio is extra special. It’s a three pack that features Gingerbread, Butterscotch, and Apple Pie flavored vanilla extracts, which are the perfect way to add a touch of special flavor to all manner of cookies, cakes, and baked goods.
Holiday Gifts For the Kitchen
Masienda Tortilla Starter Kit
Masienda celebrates the art of making tortillas from farm to table. They source beautiful heirloom corn to make their masa harina, and we can vouch for the quality and flavor of their product over grocery store brands. And you can make a lot more with masa than tortillas, tamales, and sopes — it’s delicious in cookies, too. Bobby Flay named Masienda’s Doña Rosa x Masienda Tortilla Press one of his top gift ideas of the year, and we think this Masienda Tortilla Starter Kit, which includes the sleek, modern press and two bags of Heirloom Corn Masa Harina, is the cream of the crop.
Tovolo Tip Top Tongs
We use tongs in the kitchen all. the. time. From turning roasted vegetables over halfway through cooking, to tossing noodles in an aromatic sauce, a good pair of tongs makes cooking so much easier. You need tongs that will last, and Tovolo’s Tip Top Tongs are just that. In fact, one writer on our team has had a pair that’s lasted more than 10 years! They have a strong but not too strong hinge that never gets loose, a sturdy lock, and a little silicone stand on the side so the tip doesn’t rest on the counter when you’re in between tong-tosses. Is it a random gift? Sure. But it’s an endlessly useful one!
Hedley & Bennet Apron
If you know someone who’s always in the kitchen, chances are they could use an apron. Even if they have a few already, they always need to be washed, and the durability and beauty of a Hedley & Bennet apron makes them an ideal holiday gift for cooks. We’re kind of obsessed with this flower-print apron, which is a collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. But don’t let the pretty design fool you — this apron can stand up to anything you throw at it while cooking.
OXO Flexible Metal Turner
This might seem like a basic gift, but we somehow lived without a flexible metal spatula for too long, and when we finally got one, it was a game changer. Flipping pancakes and delicate fish filets is a piece of cake with this flexible metal turner, and cookies come off of the sheet pan with ease. Pair with a set of sheet pans for the cookie baker in your life.
Nordic Ware Sheet Pans
We don’t know what it is, but it seems like everyone we know has a sheet pan or two that looks like it’s been through a war…a war that took place like 200 years ago. You know, the kind that are warped and make terrifyingly loud banging noises in the oven as they bend with the heat. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade? This three-pack of durable aluminum sheet pans works for everything from baking cookies to roasting veggies.
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