Not sure what to get a person with a sophisticated palate? We found bold spices, stylish sushi accoutrement, a cabinet just for cheese, and more great gifts for foodies.
Spice up your gift-giving routine with La Boîte’s modular magnetic walnut spice rack. The Adventurous assortment includes unexpected blends like seaweed, coriander, and fennel seeds. Available at Food52, $134.
Sometimes a cheesy gift is just the thing. The Classic Cowgirl Collection includes Cowgirl Creamery’s signature Mt. Tam, peppery Devil’s Gulch, and triple-cream Red Hawk from Petaluma, California. Available at Cowgirl Creamery, $70.
There’s no chocolate like Dude, Sweet Chocolate. The confection company’s European-style drinking chocolate — with 72 percent dark chocolate — is thick and rich enough to stand up to even the coldest winter night. Available at Dude, Sweet Chocolate, $16.
Dressing a salad never looked so good. Gift your lettuce lover with Laurence Brabant’s subtly beautiful oil and vinegar vessels. Available at Garde Shop, $95.
Handmade from cedar wood and playfully paired in colorful wrappers, this chopstick set just might make sushi a new holiday tradition. Available at Shed, $58.
A more serious sushi aficionado might need a sophisticated place to rest his chopsticks. Futagami’s brass chopstick rests should do the trick. Available at Rikumo, $60.
The Three Knees spicy gift set with honey, Sriracha, and maple syrup turns up the heat all the way from Brooklyn. Available at Bushwick Kitchen, $45.
If you can’t gift a trip to funky-cool Marfa, give a taste instead. ANC Alchemy’s orange cacao bitters is as marvelously unexpected as the tiny Texas town itself. Available at Freda, $20.
One of our favorite seasonal treats is fruit. Even Oprah loves the silky sweetness of organic Warren pears. Available at Frog Hollow, $60.
Really good Gruyère deserves its own grotto, and your special cheese fiend deserves a handcrafted cheese cellar. Available at Cheese Grotto, $350.