December 11, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC
Stumped on what to get that one friend or family member who’s always cooking up a new culinary creation, makes vacation plans around buzzy restaurants, and posts more photos of food than people on Instagram?
Instead of getting them a gift card to their favorite taco spot (again), grab one of these foodie holiday gifts that will help them whip up restaurant-level cuisine at home. From a next-level knife to The Well+Good Cookbook (call us biased, but we think the collection of 100 healthy recipes should be a staple in every kitchen), our editor-approved picks will put the chef kiss on your holiday shopping. Bon appétit.
Scroll down for the foodie holiday gifts to get the food-and-bev-obsessed people in your life.
Every home chef needs a go-to cookbook for simple, healthy, and actually doable recipes, and The Well+Good Cookbook doesn’t disappoint. With ideas from wellness experts like Venus Williams, Dr. Mark Hyman, Kelly LeVeque, and more on the recipes they really make (none of which require a ton of ingredients), they’ll feel like a culinary genius with half the effort every time they crack it open.
If (with an emphasis on the “if”) there are any leftovers from their W+G Cookbook masterpieces, they can store them in these environmentally friendly, reusable storage bags, which come in festive colors they’ll still like to use after the holidays.
Agate Cheese Board, $78
Fact: Anything served on a cheese board this luxe will automatically taste more delicious. Okay, that’s not necessarily a stat we can verify, but your foodie friend will definitely love any excuse to break out this serving platter (which means more dinner party invites for you).
Bubbly will always be one of the foolproof foodie holiday gifts. This one is dry and crisp (ahem, so it would pair well with that fruit and cheese platter), and proceeds go toward ending child hunger. Plus, who doesn’t want to drink sparkling wine that comes from a sparkly bottle?
Give her a (personalized) place to set her glass with these pretty marble, mother of pearl, and abalone coasters that are an upgraded, multi-purpose version of wine charms.
Olive oil is the king of the at-home pantry, but this variety adds a sentimental touch. By adopting an olive tree (rather than just gifting a singular bottle) your giftee gets a personalized adoption certificate and receives the harvest of oil from their tree throughout the year. Plus, if they’re looking for an excuse to book an Italian vacation, they can go visit their physical tree in the Nudo grove. Buon viaggio!
The tea lover will be obsessed with this new addition to their nighttime routine. Controlled with an app on their phone, the mug allows them to keep their beverage of choice at their temp of choice—instead of doing the teatime dance of waiting for it to be cool enough to drink, forgetting about it, and heating it up again.
If the wannabe chef in your life doesn’t already have one of these knives, order it ASAP (it’ll be their favorite gift, trust). The latest version of the cult fave Wüsthof knives is 20 percent sharper than previous models, which means cutting, chopping, and dicing ingredients for their meal prep will be a breeze.
Standard salt and pepper shakers get the job done, but these gold-foiled ones will be like a work of art on her countertop. Bonus: You can snag matching measuring cups, spoon rests, and more to complete the bistro-inspired kitchen makeover.
For the chef who invites tech into their kitchen, this sous vide cooker connects to their phone so they can (almost) literally prep a full meal while still checking Instagram. Just attach the sous vide to a pot, plug in the details on what’s cookin’, and they’ll have a perfectly photo-worthy meal in no time.
The frilly aprons from grandma’s kitchen are enough to turn anyone off from the look—which is why every cooking aficionado needs a modern version for protecting against spills, like this collab between Madewell and Hedley & Bennett that comes with strategically placed pockets (for holding extra snacks).
Don’t forget dessert. Sweeten up your gift with a six-pack of edible cookie dough in holiday flavors like gingerbread man, peppermint bark, and vanilla chai crème brûlée (and throw in an extra spoon for sharing). It is the season of giving, after all.
Want more gift guides? See all of our 2019 curated picks here.