In search of gifts for foodies in your life? Easier said than, well, done. Because while you might be drinking whatever wine is open, your father has watched every single episode of Som on Netflix and has some strong opinions on what pairs best with that Christmas ham. And although you think you have adventurous tastes, your constantly-backpacking college roommate’s kitchen cabinet is overflowing with the signature spice of every country they’ve ever been to. Then there are the people with very strong opinions about pasta shapes. (Elbow macaroni? Don’t even think about it.)
So, on that note, Vogue decided to round up the best gifts for the people in your life with discerning palettes. For those who love to DIY-and-dine, opt for a mole kit from Los Angeles’s beloved Guelaguetza, or perhaps a make-your-own hot sauce set from Brooklyn Brew. Meanwhile, a plant-based charcuterie board from Plantbelly is a perfect gift for your vegan or vegetarian friend. Want something chic and culinary, but not perishable, to put under the tree? Opt for a silk scarf from fashion’s cult-favorite grocer, Alimentari Flâneur, or a cookbook from the Michelin-starred restaurant, Don Angie.
Below, our favorite gifts for foodies.
For The Fashionable Foodie
From Dolce & Gabbana chocolates to Vogue Italia’s very own Panettone, the perfect gift for your friends who have quite the haute hunger.
For your friend always with a heated coffee cup in hand.
Our favorite chocolates and cookies.
For the Wine Connoisseur
We love wines—and wine guides–from Parcelle, New York’s coolest wine shop.
For the Home Cook
For the kitchen whizzes, consider a baguette maker—or perhaps a make-your-own hot sauce kit.
For The Entertainer
Help them achieve their dream of a perfect cheeseboard.
For The Pasta Obsessive
From a Zia Pia kit—which comes with spaghetti, San Marzano tomatoes, and chocolate-covered nuts—to Michelin starred Don Angie’s new cookbook.
For Resy Refresher
Here’s what you get your friend who always has a reservation at the best restaurants.