Everyone gets a food-related gift from me for the holidays. I love to share the things that I love and, well, I love food. Scroll on for my Ultimate Gift Guide for the Food Lover in Your Life. Whatever your budget, you’ll find the perfect present. (I either own or aspire to own everything on this list):
The Piro. + Bonini Gift Box is utter perfection. Piro.’s award-winning First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols is paired with Balsamico Bonini Vivace, which is completely handmade in Modena following the secular tradition, and exclusively with grapes from the region of Emilia Romagna. Bonini Vivace is unique in its kind and considered the Balsamic of the great Chefs. ($84.50)
Every home cook needs a Le Creuset Dutch Oven and this year I am just drooling over the Artichoke color. My sister made me the happiest gal alive by gifting me one in Pacific Blue last year and it puts a huge smile on my face every time I use it. $369.95
Marshall’s A Haute Sauce Gift Set ($35) is the perfect gift for the hot sauce lover in your life. The female-owned and Portland-based company creates astoundingly delicious and flavorful sauces that utilize fresh, local ingredients. All sauces are gluten-free, vegan (some do contain honey), and vegetarian.
The Rogue Creamery Brilliant Blue Sampler Box ($85) is a beautiful collection of organic blue cheeses that is an absolute must for the blue cheese fanatic in your life! They have lots of other gift sets available for the holidays. Use code EatDrinkTravelYall for 20% off the site through the end of the year!
The cheese-lover in your life will also need this cheese dome ($48.95) to set out all of their prized cheeses! I couldn’t wait for Christmas; I have already ordered and am using the one above (and I absolutely LOVE IT)! Careful as the glass is thin and delicate, but totally worth it for this beauty. Cheese will forever be on display in our home. (I’m also a big fan of this Marble Cheese Holder ($52.99) and this one ($66.95) with its mango wood base.)
Olympia Provisions’ new Caviar & Charcuterie Box ($209) has arrived just in time for the holidays! (I have already ordered one of these for myself to have on hand for Thanksgiving guests and it absolutely makes a perfect gift!) They offer many delicious gift set options if you’re not in the mood for caviar. Use code BETTERMEATS! at checkout for 10% off their entire site!
A STEELPORT Knife Co. Chef’s Knife ($400) is a very special gift and should be reserved for the professional chef or serious home chef in your life. These exceptional, handcrafted knives are absolutely stunning. You can shop their entire site here.
These fun, porcelain bowls are perfect for the ramen lover in your life! I have a similar set I purchased years ago that I just love. Safe for dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer! ($32.99 for the set of three.)
The Copper River Gift Bundle from Sena Sea ($199) is the move for the salmon lover in your life! Wild Alaskan Copper River salmon is the very best, with taste and quality that is unparalleled. This bundle includes Copper 2 River King portions, 2 Copper River Sockeye portions, 2 Copper River Sockeye Patties, 1 Copper River Sockeye smoked salmon spread, and 1 Copper River Coho lox. Sena Sea offers several other gift set options, as well. Use code EatSenaSeaYall for 10% of the entire site!
Taste: My Life Through Food ($18.14) is Stanley Tucci’s new memoir that will make you 1. very hungry and 2. have the urge to travel to Italy and other delicious far away places. I tore through it after we finished watching Searching For Italy, and upon completing it immediately rewatched both Big Night and Julie & Julia.
The Spiceology Ultimate Rub Collection features a dozen different gourmet barbecue spices rubs. It’s a great gift for dad or anyone in your life that loves to grill! These make awesome little stocking stuffers, too! ($64.99)
The Trio Oyster Sampler ($105) from Taylor Shellfish is the perfect gift for the bivalve lover in your life! It includes 45 oysters and a beautiful oyster knife. Taylor has several other gift boxes (and gift cards), as well as great merch, too!
I believe every avid home chef needs a Boos Block (there is a massive one in my kitchen) and this year I’m loving the John Boos Maple Classic Reversible Wood End Grain Chopping Block ($255.95).
The Holly & Jolly Care Package ($75) from Seattle Chocolate is sure to delight sweets lovers of all ages! The box includes six scrumptious holiday truffle bars (drool). Shop their other holiday gift offerings here!
The Best Seller Cheese Trio from Cypress Grove ($99) is the perfect accompaniment to any gathering. It’s sure to please cheese lovers and novices alike, and features goat cheese from each of their three lines: soft-ripened, aged, and fresh. This small but mighty cheesery is located on the rural coast of Northern California and produces award-winning goat cheeses. Get $15 off your Cypress Grove order of $50+ on Goldbelly with the code GOATBELLY15 at checkout!
This stunning Marble Charcuterie Board can be personalized and comes with the beautiful set of cheese knives above. ($119.99)
Caviar is always a great gift (and is an indulgence that many love but wouldn’t necessarily purchase for themselves). This beautiful Premium Osetra Sturgeon Black Caviar ($138 for 1.76 ounces) has outstanding reviews and guarantees overnight shipping for that special last-minute gift! Add on a Caviar Serving Set with Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoons for just $34.99.
The World is Your Oyster Pajama Set is absolutely essential for the oyster lover in your life.
The Cheese Board Companion Gift Set from Girl Meets Dirt ($92) is an absolute must for the cheeseboard lover in your life. I make cheeseboards often and it always includes some Girl Meets Dirt! This San Juan Island-based company creates wonderful jams and shrubs and has several gifting options available. Use code STEPH20 for 20% off the entire site!
The Bite Society’s Holiday Bite Gift Basket could not be more delicious! Filled with artisan cheeses, salami, caramels, and so much more; it covers all the bases for the food lover in your life! ($209)
These ceramic mixing bowls have over 1,300 reviews and an over 4.7 star rating on Amazon. They’re beautiful and functional and are microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. They are currently on sale for Prime members for only $29.99!
These Polymer Clay Cheese Board Earrings may be the most adorable thing I have ever seen. The artist has hundreds of stellar reviews on Etsy, so you know they’re legit and a bargain at only $23.99! I am literally ordering a pair as soon as I finish typing this.
The Food & Wine Pairing Virtual Experience ($230) with Brooks Wine is absolutely delicious and includes everything you see here! This experience features their 2018 Rastaban Pinot Noir, 2018 Crannell Pinot Noir, 2018 Estate Riesling, and 2018 La Chenaie Riesling a well as a Brooks Scout Book and Brooks flavor and aroma charts. Additionally, it includes a curated selection of specialty food items. It’s the perfect gift for the wine and food lover, and you have the option to add on a virtual tasting with one of the Brooks team members! Use code STEPH10 for 10% off their entire store!
The Jacobsen Salt Co. Italian Trio is beloved in our home. I am addicted to the Basil Salt (but the garlic and rosemary are equally delicious). ($45.95)
For the friend that can never say no to a bowl of ramen! This super fun Ramen Print, Noodle Bowl Artwork print is essential! ($14.96)
Happy holidays dear friends. I hope you have a joyous season celebrating with the ones that you love at a table filled with copious amounts of good food and wine.