You’ve given them cheese. You’ve given them a beer or wine; or bacon club subscriptions. You’ve given them restaurant gift certificates. Maybe one year you got them that damn pizza stone. Now it’s the final holiday season of the decade and somehow your loved one is still obsessed with all-things food and you’re all out of gift ideas. Don’t stress: just scroll down to find the perfect present for the epicurean in your life.
For the Celebrity and Celebrity Chef-Obsessed
Do they know what Chrissy Teigen had for breakfast today? Do they try to mimic Shake Shack burgers at their summer barbecue? Then they’ll love the new cookbook from Allbirds and Whalebone featuring holiday takes on celebrities’ favorite festive recipes like Oprah’s deviled eggs and David Chang’s Momofuku ramen. To make it even better, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the NYC Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Because They Love to Order Room Service
BABOON to the Moon is a luggage brand offering a technically-designed line of aesthetically bold bags that Travel & Leisure called “perfect for weekend getaways or backpacking adventures.” A few of the color options come lined with a limited-edition print combining tigers and pancakes depicted in vivid colors, born from their collaboration with NYC-based ice cream parlor, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream
For Chocoholics That Are Also High-Culture Critics
Seattle Chocolate’s experimental sister brand jcoco just released their CHIHULY Chocolate Gift Set. Made in collaboration with acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly, is filled with four of jcoco’s signature flavors: Boharat Middle Eastern Spice, Crisp Quinoa Sesame, 80% Dark Single Origin and Bali Sea Salt Toffee. Plus, since 10% of box sales are donated to the Pilchuck Glass School co-founded by Chihuly and looks great on any coffee table thanks to its art-inspired packaging, this holiday hole-in-one is basically a three-for-one gift.
When They Love to Put an Egg (or 30) on It
Caviar always makes an impressive gift, but it can cost a lot for a measly portion. For a more substantial taste of the sea that won’t leave your wallet bare, order them a tin of Marky’s Caviar Butter. Made with high-quality French butter and 35% Marky’s Osetra caviar, it’s a luscious garnish for latkes, steaks and even their morning toast.
For Your Global Eat Seeker
Eatwith has built the world’s largest community for food-obsessed travelers and native tourists. Give your foodie globetrotter the gift of access to 4,000 culinary events in 130 countries—all led by a network of hand-picked home cooks, MasterChefs and Michelin-star chefs.
Because You Can’t Go Wrong with a Little Bubbly
Maybe they had a big year, or maybe 2020 promises to be one for them—in either case, giving The Ruffino Prosecco Holiday Six-Pack will give them a lift. It includes a half-dozen mini bottles of prosecco in a sparkly, reusable tote so they can bring the party to wherever they decide to celebrate.