Looking for gifts for the sweet tooth in your life? Easier said than done. Because even if you drink any open wine, your dad watched every episode of Sum on Netflix and has strong opinions on what goes best with this Christmas ham. And although you might think you have adventurous tastes, your constantly backpacking college roommate’s kitchen cabinet is bursting with the spice characteristic of every country they’ve been to. Then there are the people who have very strong opinions about pasta shapes. (Macaroni on the elbow? Don’t even think about it.)
So on that note, Vogue decided to collect the best gifts for the people in your life with demanding palettes. For those who love to DIY and dine, opt for a mole kit from Los Angeles’ beloved Guelaguetza, or maybe a do-it-yourself hot sauce set from Brooklyn Brew. Meanwhile, a plant-based charcuterie board from Plantbelly makes a perfect gift for your vegan or vegetarian friend. Fancy something chic and culinary, but not perishable, to put under the tree? Opt for a silk scarf from the fashion cult grocer, Alimentari Flâneur, or a cookbook from Michelin-starred restaurant, Don Angie.
Below are our favorite gifts for foodies.
For trendy gourmets
From Dolce & Gabbana chocolates to Vogue Italy very clean Panettone, the perfect gift for your friends who are very hungry.
For your friend always with a hand-heated cup of coffee.
Our favorite chocolates and cookies.
For the wine lover
We love the wines and wine guides from Parcelle, New York’s coolest wine store.
For the home cook
For cooking enthusiasts, consider a baguette maker or maybe a do-it-yourself hot sauce kit.
For the artist
Help them make their dream of the perfect cheese board come true.
For the pasta obsessive
From a Zia Pia kit – which includes spaghetti, San Marzano tomatoes and chocolate coated nuts – to Don Angie’s new Michelin-starred cookbook.
For Resy Refreshment
This is what you get your friend who always has a reservation in the best restaurants.