It’s that time again! I’ve put together my annual list of gifts for the food lover in your life (and that includes you)! As always, these are just some personal favorites – no one has asked me to promote any products or compensated me in any way, though I may earn a small commission from Amazon sales. Photos used are from the vendors. And for more gift ideas, check out my Amazon store. And check back tomorrow for my Festive Food Finds!
If you’ve got an ice cream lover on your list, up their game. Drop a pint carton into this ice cream chiller and serve it up with elegance. And don’t forget the scooper, this hand-turned wood handled version definitely takes it up a notch. A serious cook needs a serious knife, and this beautiful hand-forged Middleton Made 6-inch knife would make a very special gift. Useful and attractive, these crocheted potholders make a great stocking stuffer.
Jazz up your Christmas table with this tree shaped baker with wooden trivet. I am a big fan of this practical, dishwasher safe pot set (even more than the viral everyday pan). And for the Stanley Tucci stans, any piece of his beautiful cookware collection will thrill. I am loving this slow cooker that browns, simmers, sears and slow cooks and is dishwasher safe.
Let your favorite cocktail aficionado shine with this Billy Reid Cocktail Mixing Glass set, or take the show on the road with a Yeti cocktail shaker, which you can have personalized. A botanical cocktail kit will up their creativity, and edible sparkles and glitter make any beverage a holiday treat. For the serious mixologist, this ice tray makes hefty, perfectly clear cubes.
For the person who eats and sleeps with thoughts of food, pretty pajamas with a foodie theme are perfect. Or this stunning rosemary collar necklace is a very special gift indeed. Or your bacon, egg and cheese fan will love this BEC polo shirt. And a baker is gonna bake, so let them do it in style with this sparkly sweatshirt.
Elizabeth David was one of the greatest British food writers ever, and this lovely bound set of some of her books are a thoughtful gift. Roast Figs and Sugar Snow is a favorite cozy cookbook of mine, and this new edition is a perfect winter gift. Tessa Kiros cookbooks are gorgeous and her latest Now and Then deserves a space on the shelf. Or how about a personalized notebook for jotting down recipe notes.
If someone on your list took up the whole pandemic bread baking thing, this lovely set of linen bowl cover and storage bag are perfect. Or a giant tote bag that proclaims their love for sourdough. And I love this giant kitchen towel apron that wraps around your waist. This lovely little gift sac with tea towels and cocktail napkins makes a very festive happy.
Of course, the best gift is giving to others, so consider donations to organizations doing great work in these crazy times. Feeding America supports a network of food banks across the country. Click here to find your local food bank, or donate directly here. The Lee Initiative, founded by Chef Edward Lee, has a restaurant worker relief fund. Chef Chris Sheppard’s Southern Smoke Foundation has turned its efforts to relief for food and beverage workers. World Central Kitchen created by Chef Jose Andres provides meals for those in need around the country and the world during natural disasters and emergencies.