Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Our team of editors have come together to select some of the most unique, delicious, sustainable, and fun gifts for you.
Cooks' Tools
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Doña Maria x Masienda Tortilla Press
Heirloom masa and supplies company, Masienda, partnered with legendary Oaxaca tortilla maker, Doña Rosa, to create this gorgeous, adjustable, limited-edition, hand-crafted tortilla press.
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Mariana's Limonarium Aprons
Who needs a fancy linen apron that looks like a dress? The people you love, that's who. Designed by ridiculously talented food stylist and cookbook writer, Mariana Velásquez.
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Challenger Bread Pan
Created by a bread baker for bread bakers, this cast iron pan supports exceptional bread making. Separately the bottom doubles as a griddle and the top as a Dutch oven. Craftsmanship at its finest!
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Zojirushi Rice Cooker
My original Zojirushi lasted over 30 years! Zojirushi Automatic Rice Cooker is an easy machine with two functions: COOK and WARM. It’s simple but makes the best pot of sushi rice without any effort.
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Meater Plus
This smart thermometer is a grill master's dream. It's like a toy for adults and it also really works. I swear it's the one and only gift I've ever given to my dad that he actually uses and loves.
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Smithey No. 10 Cast Iron Pan
Between its beautiful American-made craftsmanship and the option to engrave, this giftable, top-tested cast iron pan is bound to become an instant heirloom passed on for generations.
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Perfect Little Gifts
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50 Hertz Green Sichuan Pepper Oil
Sichuan peppercorns impart a wildly unique spice and tongue tingling element. Just a smidge is enough to finish off your fried rice, your chicken wing marinade, and even as a floater in a cocktail.
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Black Urfa Chili
Black urfa chili is the best thing I bought for my kitchen in 2021. The Turkish chili is the perfect combination of salty, smoky, sweet, and sour. It’s especially great on roasted vegetables.
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Wiley Wallaby Candies
Get un-twizzled and wrap your lips around this flavorful, vegan, sustainable, kosher, low sugar licorice. The huckleberry, watermelon, and strawberry flavors rock, and the Sourrageous candies are outrageous!
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Bittercube Bitters
Each of these bitters is a blend of ingredients that produces unique flavors for cocktails AND cooking. I adore Jamaican No 2 with hibiscus, grapefruit, ginger, and vanilla. It's a new world in a drop.
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The Bakery Lady: Prints for a Cause
Chelsea Kravitz not only crafts intricate pastries, she is an artist looking for every way to support those in need. 100 percent of every purchase of her quirky prints is donated to mutual aid funds.
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Fancy Sprinkles
My baking-loving niece practically jumped for joy at the sight of these whimsical sprinkle blends and powders, which make decorating cookies and cupcakes even more fun during the holidays and any day.
Party Ware
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Live Edge Paddle Cutting and Cheese Boards
Charcuterie boards were just the beginning ... and we know any food becomes more fabulous when placed on a board. These one-of-a-kind wooden servers, crafted by artisans, will be your perfect canvas.
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Marble & Brass Dip Bowls
Dips and olives need pretty vessels too! These marble and brass dip bowls are perfect for the host or hostess who is obsessed with the little details. The best part is that there are so many options!
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Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glasses
These glasses bring memories of my mother entertaining when I was young ... and the fight over them with my sister as adults. Fight no more! Bring some mid-century modern to your table. Cheers!
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Weierken Diamond Whiskey Glasses
These can be used for whiskey or as stemless wine glasses, and you can set them straight up or tilt them at a 50-degree angle. Gift to anyone who loves a pretty tablescape (and a cool party trick).
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Sponsored by Johnnie Walker
Johnnie Walker Blue
Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an unrivaled masterpiece–an exquisite combination of Scotland’s rarest and most exceptional whiskies. An extraordinary whisky for extraordinary occasions.
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The Sampler Kit
Haus makes 15-20% ABV wine-based apéritifs using fruits, herbs, and botanicals. My favorite is Ginger Yuzu, but the Bitter Clove is a winter essential. The membership/subscription starts at $40/month.
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Maple Mixers & Bitters
This maple tree nectar has renewed purpose through this collection from Runamok. Your holiday bar and cocktails will be better for them. Your guests will start adding "master mixologist" to your name.
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Aarke Sparkling Water Maker
Style meets sustainability in this soda maker, available in chic colors like sand and brass. It's a bit of a splurge, but it allows the mixologist in your life to add a splash while reducing waste.
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Kitchen Obsessed
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Japanese Picklestone
This beautiful object is sourced by Marie Kondo and made by a Japanese design team. The weight of the stone gently presses liquid from vegetables when making fresh pickles and doubles as a sculpture.
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Reversible Large Cutting Board
These African ebony wood boards are stunning. Made from Taylor guitar scraps, owner Bob Taylor created them to be more socially and economically responsible. Sustainablity never looked so good.
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Cry Baby Serving Platter
Some people swoon over food (me) and some people swoon over handmade kitchenware (also, me). Gift the same ceramics, as a centerpiece or dishware, that major food stylists and restaurateurs use.
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Vitamix FoodCycler
Jumping on the compost wagon can be hard, especially when it is not a community effort. Now, be your own community with this sleek Vitamix Foodcycler that breaks down food waste into fertilizer.
Much Too Delicious
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Chocolate Babka
The babka brick you didn't know you needed. Saw off hunks for munching or use to make a holiday worthy breakfast French toast. This Brooklyn-based company ships nationwide for hassle-free gifting.
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Miami's Versailles Cuban Sandwich
Renowned for its Cuban sandwich, Miami's Versailles Restaurant has made it easy to get this famous sammy anywhere in the country. When you have a hankering, satisfaction is just key strokes away.
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Gift Classic Bokksu
We got my teenage son a Bokksu Box full of Japanese treats last year and he loved it. It's a box filled with little wrapped gifts of deliciousness and so many moments of delight.
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Holiday Hot Cocoa Gift Set
Who doesn't love hot chocolate on a cold winter's day? Included in this three-tin, hug-in-a-mug is milk chocolate, yum, and my "food bae", dark chocolate, both with and without peppermint.
Outdoor Dining
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Stasher
Sustainability is a big focus for me this year, so of course I'm going ham over reusable snack bags. Whether you want to pack nuts for a road trip or prep food to sous vide, these bags are the answer.
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Co-op Flexlite Camp Chair
This perfect, tiny, lightweight folding chair makes picnicking anywhere possible and infinitely more comfortable. It folds into a tube the size of a bread loaf. Wrap it up with a to-go cocktail.
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Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
You know the name and its road-tested durability. Whether on a road trip, chilling in the backyard, or in need of some extra storage, this cooler gets it done and done!
Make a Donation to No Kid Hungry
Food insecurity is a bigger issue than ever this year. As we head into the holiday season, help by making a donation to No Kid Hungry.
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