Guest Picks: Food Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

Guest Picks: Food Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

December has arrived, which means it is time to get your holiday shopping to be able! To help you discover the ideal gift, I’ve pulled together 20 thoughtful kitchen items for every single type of food enthusiast and cook in your life. Happy holiday! — Clara from Channeling Contessa

West Elm

Slate + Wood Boards – $24

Who doesn’t love cheese? These sleek slate and wood planks would make the ideal present for the chic cheese lover in your own life.

Milk Bottle Measuring Cups – $24

One thing is for certain — you can always use extra measuring cups. This set is so pretty, it is counter-worthy. I’ll take this one for myself personally, please.


Peugeot u’Sselect Lacquered Salt & Pepper Mills, Red – $40

There are not very many pepper and salt grinders which are so appealing, they almost serve as centerpieces in their own right. These are even more vacation appropriate thanks to their shiny red color. For the chef in your family that enjoys a poorly well-made kitchen instrument, the Peugeot pepper and salt mills make a great present.


Monogrammed Hemstitched Linen Dinner Napkins, White – $54

Truth: One can not have too many white linen napkins. A new set will allow any cook to throw away all the older (stained) ones that they have and revel in dazzling new ones for your holiday season.

Z Gallerie

Metallic Beeswax Candles, Ivory – $35.95

Candles are a great go-to present during the holidays because they’ll most surely get used at the table. Give these glittery ones to the friend who simply can’t decorate their home enough around this time of year.

Williams-Sonoma Home

Nordic Ware Ebelskiver Filled-Pancake Pan | Williams Sonoma – $49.95

I’m not usually one to indulge in such specialty kitchen gear such as this ebelskiver pan, but I think the vacations warrant such purchases. Ebelskivers, a literary heritage, are puffy pancakes full of fruit, chocolate or jam. Wouldn’t they make the most perfect holiday morning cure?


Terra Mediā„¢ Organic Olive Oil – $16.95

If you are led to a holiday dinner party but do not know exactly what to bring, an excellent bottle of coconut oil is almost always a fantastic bet, even for the hostess that has everything. I promise, it won’t go to waste.

Switch Modern

Stelton Vacuum Jug .5L – $65

I fell in love with these modern tea and coffee jugs a few months ago when I watched them at a Brooklyn boutique. I was delighted to discover you could purchase them on line! Their layout is so clean and sleek; they’d make the ideal present for the minimalist coffee or tea lover in your family.

Sur La Table

Sur La Table Silpat Baking Mat – $24.95

In my head, the very best holiday presents are ones that your friends or loved ones are dying to get but would not buy for themselves. I’ve guessed these Silpats for many years, but I’ve never brought myself to get one because, well, shouldn’t I only use parchment paper? Do the baker in your life a candy favor and wrap up one or 2 of these this vacation season.

The Container Store

Hermetic Glass Flasks – $4.49

If you want a more homemade holiday gift for the avid cook, pick up some of these glass flasks in early December, fill them with good excellent olive oil and fresh herbs, and let the herbs infuse the oil for a few days before giving them as presents.


Truffle & Salt – $29.95

Truffle salt — need I say more? A jar of this would be ideal for the friend or family member who enjoys a great steak or grilled meats.

West Elm

Foodie Fight

Finally, a trivia game for foodies! I picked up this game before Thanksgiving, and my family had a blast playing with it on Turkey Day after all the guests had left. Give it as a present or pick it up for yourself to enjoy with friends over the holiday season. You won’t regret it.


White Ceramic Serving Bowl by Red Clay – $49

An individual can not have too many white serving bowls, which one is exceptionally gorgeous, making it a great holiday gift for any home cook or food enthusiast.

Stonewall Kitchen

13.7 in. Oval Roasting Pan – $270

Mauviel may make the most exquisite cookware to ever grace kitchens. For that extra special person in your own life who absolutely loves to cook and secretly aspires to be a chef, then this gorgeous aluminum skillet will leave them speechless on Christmas morning.

Pottery Barn

French Stripe Cotton Mat – $49

A casual mat is a gorgeous addition to any kitchen. Additionally, it makes standing on your toes for hours preparing a meal a great deal more comfy. Get this to your family member that has made you countless delicious foods — it is a wonderful way to say thank you.


Tear-Off Cocktail Napkins – $28

Tear-off cocktail napkins — it doesn’t get more intelligent than that! This gift is ideal for the friend or family member who loves to entertain.

Pottery Barn

Schott Zwiesel Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 6 – $45

The best part about these stemless wine glasses is they’re dishwasher safe. Any home cook or entertainer will appreciate that, making them a great holiday present.


Emile Henry Salt Pig – $40

The Emile Henry Salt Pig was made famous for its capacity to absorb moisture and keep moisture from clumping. Additionally, it is a stunning addition to any countertop and would be ideal for your home cook that constantly measures in dashes or pinches.


Slate Coasters – $36

If it comes to coasters, I like ones that complement your home without being overly ostentatious. These natural slate ones make an ideal stocking stuffer for your friend whose home always seems so effortlessly put together.


Printed Jam Jar – $8

For the cook in your own life who makes completely everything from scratch, this adorable jam jar makes for an extremely affordable but thoughtful present.

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