Our holiday gift guides are here! Happy gifting.

Kitchen and Food Gifts

We plucked these ideas straight from our pantries, home bars, and kitchen cabinets. That means everything edible that’s gift-worthy and everything that makes cooking and baking that much better.

Published
November 11, 2021
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Rancho Gordo
Deluxe Gift Box of Beans
$
59

We guarantee that someone on your list is a Bean Person. And for Bean People, there is no better gift.

Dandelion
Single-Origin Truffle Collection
$
45

A sophisticated box from one of the best chocolate shops in the U.S.

Food52
Opinel Steak Knives
$
55

They cut well, and the handles are lovely. Practical and aesthetically pleasing!

Anthropologie
Nathalie Lete Helena Oven Mitt
$
16

Who said oven mitts have to be boring?!

Williams Sonoma
Smeg Milk Frother
$
210

You don't have to go to out to get a coffee shop quality beverage. This appliance will have you covered (and well-caffeinated!).

Molly Baz
The Apron
$
95

We're team cross back apron over here and you probably should be too. Molly Baz knows what she's doing!

Fly by Jing
The Ultimate Sichuan Pantry
$
71

"I love that this also includes a guide and recipe book, so your recipient will have everything they need to get started." -Mary Anne

Domestique
Capitoline Vermouth
$
34

It's an elevated bar staple with a display-worthy bottle.

Heatonist
Season 16 Hot Ones Trio
$
40

For fans of Hot Ones :)

Whetstone
Whetstone Subscription
$
100

A great independent food magazine with issues worth holding onto.

Food52
Five Two Bamboo Cutting Board
$
59

"This cutting board is one of the most used gifts I've received." -Mary Anne

Yumi
Baby Food
$
50

"Everyone wants to be the kind of parent that makes all their own food for babies. But life happens and you ran out of your freezer squash purees. That's where Yumi comes in—the food is legit good. I know because I tasted them all before my son ate them :)" -Carey

Big Spoon Roasters
PB&J Subscription
$
90

Fresh roasted peanut butter, plus a featured jam, every month!

Melissas
Baby Vegetable Basket
$
78

So fun to receive, and not something you would just stumble across.

Three Gems Tea
Porcelain Gong Fu Tea Set
$
96

This handcrafted teaware is playful and one-of-a-kind.

Misen
Chef's Knife
$
75

A knife that's quite reasonably priced given the quality.

Sur la Table
Ramekins
$
22

"No, I've never actually made a souffle but I have used ramekins for countless other uses: olives, ice cream, fistfuls of Goldfish. It's the kind of thing you don't know you need, until someone gives them to you, and you're like 'how could I have ever lived without these?'" -Carey

Omsom
The Best Seller Set
$
45

"Omsom has become a staple in my pantry. Every starter is flavorful, made with high quality ingredients, and cuts cooking time in half." -Olivia

Moonflowers
Saffron Threads
$
22

"Moonflowers offers premium grade saffron handpicked by female farmers in Afghanistan. Each purchase comes with a recipe card to inspire and encourage all different kinds of uses for saffron. My personal favorite? Infused iced tea." -Olivia

Crate & Barrel
Pasta Maker
$
85

There's nothing like homemade pasta.

Food52
Cody Foster Vintage Food Ornaments
$
16

These ornaments have become so popular over the last few years that they tend to sell out. Grab and gift that stick of butter while you can!

Material
The Good Shears
$
35

"I have these and they are one of the most luxe AND functional items in our kitchen. Not only do they look great, but they are fantastic quality, incredibly sharp, and comes in clutch when I want to quickly snip up pieces of bacon or basil into bits for a recipe." -Alisha

East Fork Pottery
Breakfast Bowl
$
26

If you're ever in our Slack and search for "East Fork," you will likely stumble upon hundreds (okay, maybe not hundreds) if not dozens of times we've all flipped out about a new release. Their pottery is good. Even better when gifted. This bowl is the perfect size for a small gift for a friend; maybe you'll help them start their own collection!

Goldune
Buttercup Bamboo Compost Bin
$
50

"I have this adorable compost bin. I love how petite it is and it's pretty enough to sit out on the counter. A great gift for the sustainability-minded host and home cook." -Alisha

Goldune
Upcycled Sugar Cookie Mix 3-Pack
$
24

"I love a cookie mix for a holiday baking project. This one is upcycled, which makes it that much sweeter." -Alisha

Fishwife
Wild-Caught Smoked Tuna
$
27

There is no doubt that your giftee will be delighted not only by the fun design of this packaging, but the delicious contents within.

Food52
Spicy Hot Sauce Set
$
45

"I have this best-selling set and use them regularly. These sauces are high-quality in their complex flavors, plus they come in attractive packaging which makes this set an easy gift." -Alisha

Our Place
The Always Pan
$
145

This pan really is worth all the hype. It's got a safe non-stick interior, a built-in spoon rest, and comes in a lot of fun colors to choose from.

Amazon
Maldon Salt Tub
$
31

You know how every recipe seems to suggest sprinkling flaky sea salt before serving? With this giant tub, you never have to worry about running out. Maldon crystals have a beautiful shape that really give a “pop” to whatever you sprinkle them on. So give those scrambled eggs that extra oomph! Make that salad shine! Shower those chocolate chip cookies (actually, don’t shower them per se, the limit does exist here)!

W&P
Porter Bags Starter Pack
$
70

We love these in particular because they're clear on one side, but opaque on the other so that you dont have to see everything in your fridge.

Great Jones
Holy Sheet
$
40

Great Jones' rimmed sheets are ideal for focaccia, sheet-pan meals, and all the bakes goods you can create. Plus, we love the bright and bold colors.

Williams Sonoma
GreenPan Ultimate Indoor Grill
$
149

Grilling shouldn't have to be seasonal; that's why we love this indoor smokeless grill. It sears just like a hearty outdoor grill.

Food52
The Ultimate Apron
$
45

"One of last year's top gifts was one of my favorites to bulk gift. This year, Five Two has released short and kids sizing too." - Katrina

Foxtrot Market
Tastes Like Nostalgia
$
35

Foxtrot curates some of the greatest snacks, pantry goods, and food items out there. But there's just something about this special box that we can't stay away from.

Italic
Olivewood Cooking Utensil Set
$
50

We love the intricate look of natural olivewood.

Food52
Food52 x Dansk Butter Warmer
$
85

This butter warmer is not *just* for butter. You could gift it with something like a butter knife, sure, but you could also do some nice hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, or mulling spices and wine, or even boxed Mac and cheese—the possibilities are endless… sort of like the color options.

Food52
Five Two Over-the-Sink Drying Rack
$
34

This a great gift for smaller apartments and college dorm kitchens that don't have a lot of space.

Olive & June
Snack Time Nail Stickers
$
7

Consider buying everyone on your list these cute little snack stickers from Olive & June.

Great Jones
Dutch Baby
$
120

The smaller sister of Great Jones' original dutch oven is as strong and high-quality as the larger version, but makes it easier to cook for just one or two.

Fly By Jing
Fly by Jing Triple Threat
$
45

This sauce and spice trio will level up any meal, from veggies fresh out of the oven to four-day-old leftovers that need a little kick. They really are good on everything. Yes, even that, as Fly By Jing says.

Food52
Five Two Airtight Silicone Lids
$
40

Silicone lids might not seem like the most exciting gift, but wow are they uselful. Bowls, cans, microwave covers—they have endless uses.

Food52
Five Two Bench Scraper
$
15

A bench scraper isn't just for baking, it's pretty much useful in any cooking setting, even when you're just chopping veggies and need to organize them on the cutting board. Gift this to the homechef you know who could use a helping hand.

W&P
Porter Commuter Bundle
$
64

If you're giftee is headed back to the office, or got a new job this year, consider this neat set from our favorites at W&P.

Great Jones
Great Fellow Kettle
$
160

The Stagg EKG kettle is everyone's go-to for gifting, so naturally we got excited when we saw the new green hue.

Caraway Home
Cookware Set
$
395

While the quality and elevated look of Caraway's cookware set can speak for itself, we recommend it for gifting because of the IDEAL lid and pot storage it comes with. Not only can you give the gift of upgraded cookware, but you can also gift a decluttered kitchen, and isn't that all we really want?

Food52
Five Two Adjustable Rolling Pin
$
39

If you're an avid baker then you know how useful a rolling pin is, and how hard it is to eye the proper thickness of your dough. Enter this amazing adjustable pin that takes the guesswork out.

Material Kitchen
Material Mini reboard
$
25

Sometimes, all you need is to quickly cut up some fresh veggies or fruits as a snack without hauling out a larger cutting board. Enter this recycled plastic number, which comes in several fun colors to brighten up your kitchen. Practical meets sustainable meets good-looking.

Kristina Micotti
Cartoon Food Print
$
25

These fun food prints are designed by Bay Area illustrator Kristina Micotti, and will add some cheer and comfort to any room.

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