Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers
Enjoy this selection of gift ideas from our editors and Test Kitchen professionals. You're sure to find something for the chef on your list―or yourself.
Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers
What to gift the food lover—a question that can prove to be quite a conundrum. Luckily, our editors took up the project and deliver with their top holiday picks for the culinary connoisseur.
If a splurge is in order and a KitchenAid is absent, the 5-quart stand mixer now comes in a handsome espresso finish.
Orange Howell Snowflakes
Silver and crystal snowflakes shine in centerpieces.
Price: $60 to $100 each
Shop: Orange Howell
Josh Owen Cast Iron Menorah
Cast iron lends sturdy elegance.
Ribbon Dinner Plate
The subtle border makes these plates perfect for the holidays—or any day.
Price: $72/4-piece set
Museum of Modern Art Forest Glasses
Combine these charming crystal glasses to create a tabletop topiary.
Price: $195/set of 6
Shop: MoMA Store
Capiz Dessert Plates
Pretty in pearl: Capiz dessert plates inlaid with seasonal scenes.
Price: $28/4-piece set
Rocks 2-Tier Server
Nambe's two-tiered black granite Rocks server gives food a little lift.
Kosta Boda Noel Santa
Cute, hefty table accent from Swedish glassmaker Kosta Boda; limited edition figurine.
Shop: Kosta Boda
Jonathan Adler Peacock Bowl
You can always count on Jonathan Adler for fun, showy pieces. His porcelain peacock bowl has retro gold accent.
Shop: Jonathan Adler
Orbix Mix Swizzles
Because some creatures will still be stirring.
Price: $15 each
Fat Daddio's Removable-Botton Pans
No more stuck-on-the-bottom cakes: Fat Daddio's aluminum removable-bottom pans.
Shop: Global Sugar Art
Williams-Sonoma Sanding Sugar
Coarse-grained sugar crystals make a crunchier cookie.
Price: $5.50-$8 each
Anthropologie Rolling Pin
Garlands and flowers ring this adorable stoneware rolling pin.
Loveramics Tripod Bowls
The spouts on Loveramics' porcelain Tripod bowls double as handles.
Price: $25 to $89 individually
Proteak Cutting Board
Slab-sized, won't-go-sliding-away cutting board in indestructible teak.
Cristel Agate Long Handle
One set of click-on handles fits every pan and lid in Cristel's gorgeous line, newly imported from France.
Price: $270/pan and lid, $35-$55/handles
Shop: Kitchen Universe
OXO Good Grips Egg Beater
OXO's update on the old-school hand mixer has flawlessly smooth gears. It's a pleasure to use.
Artland Inc. Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
Love the elliptical handles on this sturdy enameled cast-iron Dutch oven.
Shop: Artland Inc.
EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale
The secret weapon in every healthy cook's kitchen: an easy-to-use digital scale.
Shop: EatSmart Products
Wüsthof Classic Sous Chef 5-Piece Knife Block Set
Wüsthof's starter set includes shears and three knives.
Toast Trivet Set
Hook the ends together, and a coaster-sized silicone square springs open to form a bloom-shaped trivet.
Price: $42/set of 3 includes red, peach, and black
Shop: Generate Design
MoMA Metal Mesh Tea Strainer
Infuse some style into teatime courtesy of MoMA's metal mesh tea strainer.
Shop: MoMA Store
Prepara Ice-Ball Makers
Bring a little mixology home with Prepara's cute kit. Freeze plain or with fruit and fruit juices.
Price: $10/set of 4
Joseph Joseph Salad Servers
For the rabbit on your list. Available in four colors.
Shop: Joseph Joseph
Lindsay Olives Holiday Wreath
Festive and fragrant, ordering a Lindsay Olives wreath is sure to become a holiday tradition. For a beautiful first impression, fix the wreath to the entryway door and scents of fragrant bay and eucalyptus will great guests as they are welcomed into your home. Proceeds from each sale benefit Meals on Wheels.
Price: $35/16-inch, $30/12-inch
Shop: Lindsay Olives
Sub Sandwich Ornament
Deck the halls with… hoagies? This isn’t the only interesting tree trimming item you will find at Ornaments to Remember. Purchase any ornament designed after a food lover’s favorite nosh and the company will donate the proceeds to benefit The Learning Community.
Shop: Ornaments to Remember
Red Flower Felt Placemat
The perfect gift for the decorator on your list, these placemats are just the thing to give a slightly festive touch to any table. The intricate floral design and vibrant red will provide a definite pop wherever they are displayed.
Moonstruck Chocolatier Holiday Collection Truffles
Each holiday collection box holds a set of four darling chocolates that are too cute to eat, but too delicious to resist. Grab a box to bring to the host of the annual neighborhood stroll, tuck them in a stocking, or give them as a teacher’s gift. We won’t tell if you hide an extra pack away for a special holiday treat to share with Santa.
Price: $11/4-piece box
Shop: Moonstruck Chocolatier
Swizzlestix Retro Holiday Placemats
Are there any retro fabulous friends on your holiday list this year? If so, these mid-century mod placemats are the perfect gift. Offered in a variety of colors and patterns (shown here in Retro Romp) there will be a mat to match any motif.
Illume Monogram Candle
There is nothing like the smell of cedar in the wintertime. Spread warmth and tidings of cheer with each monogrammed cedar-scented candle you give. Word of warning: Just make sure you don’t give the wrong initial. That could spell disaster.
Unexpected guests abound this time of year. A dish of sweets is just the thing to have on hand for those “pleasant surprises.” Whether giving or receiving this charming star-shaped dish, it will shine throughout the season.
The nifty silicone trim on this blade cuts down on the need to stop and scrape the bowl.