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Mom was right when she said that food is the way to the heart. Favorite recipes signify special moments in our lives or remind us of extraordinary people. Cakes say celebration. Pies mean unconditional love. Bacon, well, that just represents everything that's good in the world. We find comfort in eating favorite foods, sipping on custom cocktails, and entertaining with friends and family.
Whether your favorite culinary connoisseur is into fancy cheese, grilling, or wildflower honey, it's easy to find the perfect gift—if you know where to look. Luckily there are a lot of options out there, from presents that promote collaboration like rolling your own sushi or curing pork belly to gifts that help the recipient unwind at the end of a long day (we're talking vino). Help them kick off a perfect Saturday morning brunch with banana pancakes and maple syrup or fresh coffee. The possibilities really are endless. To help you determine the most standout gift for your favorite foodie, we've compiled some of our favorites.
Here, the best food gifts.
Spanish Paella Gift Set in Paella Pan
You cannot make paella without its namesake pan, so give one alongside essential ingredients like paprika, olive oil, and, of course, bomba rice. Just add your favorite seafood and sausage for an authentic dinner at home.
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Perrier-Jouet Gift Set with Glasses
Perrier-Jouet’s floral-embellished bottle comes with matching glassware when you buy the vintage Belle Epoque gift set. There’s nothing like sipping crisp Champagne from hand-painted glasses.
For more glassware and other entertaining essentials, take a peek at our list of the best registry items.
Murray's Cheesemonger’s Picks Cheese of the Month Club
This famed NYC cheese shop sure knows how to pick them. Let the experts guide you through the world of cheese by sending three or four seasonal chunks each month.
Looking for serving inspiration? Check out our list of pieces you need for the perfect cheese plate.
Heatonist Hot Ones Box
If your partner douses everything in Sriracha, then this is the gift for you. New York City-based hot sauce purveyor The Heatonist offers a hot sauce subscriptions, where you’ll get a monthly delivery of three different artisanal hot sauces (including some exclusives you can’t buy at the shop).
Charles Krug 2016 Single Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Three Bottle Set
Napa Valley’s oldest winery still makes some of the area’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, whether it’s an easy-drinking bottle for dinner or a special edition from a specific vineyard. Wine lovers will be delighted to receive this limited edition set featuring a trio of unique bottles.