The Only Foodie Gift Guide You’ll Need to Reference This Year

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, graduation or holiday, it can be daunting to navigate the sea of great, potential gifts for your flavor-loving friends. Luckily, we are here to help. Hungry, thirsty or just looking for something fun, this foodie gift guide has you covered.


1. Any of the pins from Mover & Shaker Co.

You don’t really need an excuse to buy these. In fact, this may become a growing collection your friend didn’t know was ever going to blossom for them. Mover & Shaker has every pin you can think of, and they are fun and oh so stylish.

2. On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

It may have had some time to sit on bookshelves, but Chef Jeremy Fox’s ode to vegetables is just as important today as its first day of publication. One of the most important chefs in North America, Fox has done more than write a cookbook with just vegetables, but a complete testament to what a vegetable truly can and should be in a cook’s eye.

3. Vans x H&B Checker Apron

Great cooks need great gear, and Hedley & Bennett make some of the best. So what better design for some of the best products on the market than with one of Southern California’s most iconic brand, Vans? This special collection is a superbly stylish addition to any home cook’s kitchen collection.

4. Meehan’s Bartender Manual

Sometimes, you need an answer, and sometimes you need the absolutely best, well-researched, professional answer there is. Meehan’s encyclopedia to everything spirits and cocktails is one of the best options available for the imbibing inclined. Amateur to expert, you can’t go wrong with this green beauty.

5. Glass Butter Churner

Sure, making jam is neat, and pickling stuff is cool, but have you ever made your own butter? Want to do it with a good looking little device, way cooler than that massive wooden churn from any photo before 1802? Besides, who doesn’t love butter?!

6. Clean + Dirty Drinking

You may not immediately recognize her name, but there is an extremely good chance you have had one of Gaby Mlynarczyk’s cocktails. This book is more than just another collection of the classics and their variations, as Mlynarczyk has taken expertly painstaking work to give a guide to make instant classics with or without booze. A new instant classic.

7. The Whole Shebang Bar Kit

To make a great cocktail you need great tools, and this kit from The Mixing Glass in Costa Mesa. Gabrielle Dion is the Godmother of Orange County cocktail culture and this curated kit from her store at The OC Mix has everything the budding home bartender needs.

8. Chic Kitchen Utensils

The kitchen can get messy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish, and what better way to start than by switching to handcrafted wooden utensils? You can feel the quality in the wood selections and designs they use just by holding them in your hands. Working with these pieces in the kitchen you can tell heart and soul went into making them and that transfers into your dishes. Who doesn’t want a little extra love in their recipes?

9. Hepp’s Salt Co. Passport Collection

This brand is reinventing the way you’ll think about salt and how you incorporate this ingredient into future dishes at home. These all natural gourmet sea salts are imported from all over the world and will make your friend’s cooking taste like restaurant quality. We guarantee they’ll be doing Salt Bae every time you come over.

10. Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse

The new “cookbook of sorts” from the monstrously talented team of Frédéric Morin, David McMillan and Meredith Erickson. More than just recipes, but a guide to living well and surviving anything, with the bawdy style, flavor and charisma that only the team behind Montreal’s Joe Beef can bring — an absolute must own.

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