We all have that friend—the one who collects dutch ovens, kitchen tools, (opens in new tab)and glassware (opens in new tab) no matter how much they already have in their cabinets and on their bar carts; they love hosting their friends no matter how small their apartment (opens in new tab) is; and they spend much of their hard-earned cash hitting up new restaurants. Oh, and the condiments! They never stop buying condiments. In my group, I just happen to be that friend. But if you, reader, are not, you might need to buy a sweet and suitable gift for that friend. We're here with some suggestions to make sure your presents satisfy all of their foodie needs.
If you're stuck on ideas, there are plenty of options for your hungry host-with-the-most. This year has birthed dozens of incredible cookbooks with cuisines from all over the world. Kitchen tools have gotten increasingly more advanced—and a hell of a lot cuter. There are countless kitchen towels, spice racks, and measuring cups to spruce up the dull corners of someone's kitchen. Hey, there's even designer aprons. Ahead, the best food gifts to help your friend cook, eat, and enjoy this holiday season.
Every great cook needs a great apron to sport—like this flower-adorned version from La DoubleJ.
Made in collaboration with Sonder, CANN's first edible and limited edition popping candy is both a bit sour and sweet. Can(n) you think of anything better?
Imagine the toasty, crispy tops your dessert-loving giftee could torch on any crème brûlée.
If your friend always lets the phone eat first, this photo-friendly slate cheese board will start popping up all over their feed in no time.
This sleek decanter can contain up to a full magnum bottle of wine or champagne. Pair it with a set of the brand's light-as-a-feather wine glasses (opens in new tab) in an array of shapes and sizes. Cheers to that.
Refresh any flavor-loving foodie's pantry with these nine essential spices.
Any entertaining foodie will know that the more napkins, the merrier.
There's no shortage on ways to consume this addictive chili crisp. Add it to eggs, pastas, or even ice cream!
Composting just got ultra-convenient. This small countertop compost bin will be any foodies newest best friend.
It's soup season, and the thought of pulsing multiple batches of soup in a blender just sounds like too much work. Behold: the immersion blender, which saves a ton of time and effort when pureeing stews and sauces.
True to its name, this all-in-one pan will take the place of a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucepan, and non-stick pan. What more can we say?
Forget what you think you know about boxed wine. This female-founded and backed wine startup is the perfect gift for wine-loving foodies. One box holds 4 bottles of vino.
It turns out comedian Eric Wareheim also has a passion for food. Drool over his favorite recipes and then cook them yourself!
Crafted from family-farmed olives in the California region, this cold-pressed olive oil will be a treat for any foodie.
This nutty flavored cavair is the ultimate holiday stocking stuffer for one lucky foodie.
With notes of pineapple, guava, and orange blossom— this vegan and organic wine (crafted by childhood friends turned founders) pairs perfectly with soft cheeses and fresh seafoods.
Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.
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