Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers

Enjoy this selection of gift ideas from our editors and Test Kitchen professionals. You're sure to find something for the chef on your list―or yourself.

Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers

Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers

What to gift the food lover—a question that can prove to be quite a conumdrum. Luckily, our editors took up the project and deliver with their top holiday picks for the culinary connosieur.

If a splurge is in order and a KitchenAid is absent, the 5-quart stand mixer now comes in a handsome espresso finish.

Price: $399

Shop: KitchenAid

Orange Howell Snowflakes

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Orange Howell Snowflakes

Silver and crystal snowflakes shine in centerpieces.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use promo code O.H.LIGHT for a 10% discount.*

Price: $60-$100 each

Shop: Orange Howell

*Discounts available from November 14 to January 14, or while supplies last. Products selected by editors and do not relate to advertising.

Josh Owen Cast Iron Menorah

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Josh Owen Cast Iron Menorah

Cast iron lends sturdy elegance.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use promo code CLMMENORAH for a 10% discount.*

Price: $150

Shop: Areaware

*Discounts available from November 14 to January 14, or while supplies last. Products selected by editors and do not relate to advertising.

Ribbon Dinner Plate

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Ribbon Dinner Plate

The subtle border makes these plates perfect for the holidays—or any day.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use promo code RIBBONDINNER for a $10 discount.*

Price: $72/4-piece set

Shop: NotNeutral

*Discounts available from November 14 to January 14, or while supplies last. Products selected by editors and do not relate to advertising.

Museum of Modern Art Forest Glasses

Museum of Modern Art Forest Glasses

Combine these charming crystal glasses to create a tabletop topiary.

Price: $195/set of 6

Shop: MoMA Store

Capiz Dessert Plates

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Capiz Dessert Plates

Pretty in pearl: Capiz dessert plates inlaid with seasonal scenes.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use promo code CL20 for a 20% discount.*

Price: $28/4-piece set

Shop: Bambeco

*Discounts available from October 17 to December 17, or while supplies last. Products selected by editors and do not relate to advertising.

Rocks 2-Tier Server

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Rocks 2-Tier Server

Nambe's two-tiered black granite Rocks server gives food a little lift.

Price: $200

Shop: Nambé

Kosta Boda Noel Santa

Kosta Boda Noel Santa

Cute, hefty table accent from Swedish glassmaker Kosta Boda; limited edition figurine.

Price: $100

Shop: Kosta Boda

Jonathan Adler Peacock Bowl

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Jonathan Adler Peacock Bowl

You can always count on Jonathan Adler for fun, showy pieces. His porcelain peacock bowl has retro gold accent.

Price: $128

Shop: Jonathan Adler

Orbix Mix Swizzles

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Orbix Mix Swizzles

Because some creatures will still be stirring.

Price: $15 each

Shop: Orbix

Fat Daddio's Removable-Botton Pans

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Fat Daddio's Removable-Botton Pans

No more stuck-on-the-bottom cakes: Fat Daddio's aluminum removable-bottom pans.

Price: $18

Shop: Global Sugar Art

Williams-Sonoma Sanding Sugar

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Williams-Sonoma Sanding Sugar

Coarse-grained sugar crystals make a crunchier cookie.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use promo code COOKLIGHT for a 10% discount.*

Price: $5.50-$8 each

Shop: Williams-Sonoma

*Discounts available from November 14 to January 14, or while supplies last. Products selected by editors and do not relate to advertising.

Anthropologie Rolling Pin

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Anthropologie Rolling Pin

Garlands and flowers ring this adorable stoneware rolling pin.

Price: $18

Shop: Anthropologie

Loveramics Tripod Bowls

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Loveramics Tripod Bowls

The spouts on Loveramics' porcelain Tripod bowls double as handles.

Price: $25-$89 individually

Shop: Cookworks

Proteak Cutting Board

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Proteak Cutting Board

Slab-sized, won't-go-sliding-away cutting board in indestructible teak.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use promo code PROTEAK for a 10% discount.*

Price: $84

Shop: Proteak

*Discounts available from November 14 to January 14, or while supplies last. Products selected by editors and do not relate to advertising.

Cristel Agate Long Handle

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Cristel Agate Long Handle

One set of click-on handles fits every pan and lid in Cristel's gorgeous line, newly imported from France.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use promo code CL20 for a 10% discount.*

Price: $270/pan and lid, $35-$55/handles

Shop: Kitchen Universe

*Discounts available from November 14 to January 14, or while supplies last. Products selected by editors and do not relate to advertising.

OXO Good Grips Egg Beater

OXO Good Grips Egg Beater

OXO's update on the old-school hand mixer has flawlessly smooth gears. It's a pleasure to use.

Price: $20

Shop: OXO

Artland Inc. Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven

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Artland Inc. Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven

Love the elliptical handles on this sturdy enameled cast-iron Dutch oven.

Price: $130

Shop: Artland Inc.

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale

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EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale

The secret weapon in every healthy cook's kitchen: an easy-to-use digital scale.

Price: $25

Shop: EatSmart Products

Wüsthof Classic Sous Chef 5-Piece Knife Block Set

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Wüsthof Classic Sous Chef 5-Piece Knife Block Set

Wüsthof's starter set includes shears and three knives.

Price: $150

Shop: Williams-Sonoma

RSVP CookMark

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RSVP CookMark

Cookmarks: For those of us who still roll Gutenberg style. Pair them with one of our Best General Cookbooks.

Price: $10/set of 4

Shop: Chef Tools

Toast Trivet Set

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Toast Trivet Set

Hook the ends together, and a coaster-sized silicone square springs open to form a bloom-shaped trivet.

Price: $42/set of 3 includes red, peach, and black

Shop: Generate Design

MoMA Metal Mesh Tea Strainer

MoMA Metal Mesh Tea Strainer

Infuse some style into teatime courtesy of MoMA's metal mesh tea strainer.

Price: $30

Shop: MoMA Store

Prepara Ice-Ball Makers

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Prepara Ice-Ball Makers

Bring a little mixology home with Prepara's cute kit. Freeze plain or with fruit and fruit juices.

Price: $10/set of 4

Shop: Prepara

Joseph Joseph Salad Servers

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Joseph Joseph Salad Servers

For the rabbit on your list. Available in four colors.

Price: $10

Shop: Joseph Joseph

Lindsay Olives Holiday Wreath

Lindsay Olives Holiday Wreath

Festive and fragrant, ordering a Lindsay Olives wreath is sure to become a holiday tradition. For a beautiful first impression, fix the wreath to the entryway door and scents of fragrant bay and eucalyptus will great guests as they are welcomed into your home. Proceeds from each sale benefit Meals on Wheels.

Price: $35/16-inch, $30/12-inch

Shop: Lindsay Olives

Sub Sandwich Ornament

Sub Sandwich Ornament

Deck the halls with… hoagies? This isn’t the only interesting tree trimming item you will find at Ornaments to Remember. Purchase any ornament designed after a food lover’s favorite nosh and the company will donate the proceeds to benefit The Learning Community.

Price: $38

Shop: Ornaments to Remember

Red Flower Felt Placemat

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Red Flower Felt Placemat

The perfect gift for the decorator on your list, these placemats are just the thing to give a slightly festive touch to any table. The intricate floral design and vibrant red will provide a definite pop wherever they are displayed.

Price: $6

Shop: Kikkerland

Moonstruck Chocolatier Holiday Collection Truffles Four Piece Box

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Moonstruck Chocolatier Holiday Collection Truffles

Each holiday collection box holds a set of four darling chocolates that are too cute to eat, but too delicious to resist. Grab a box to bring to the host of the annual neighborhood stroll, tuck them in a stocking, or give them as a teacher’s gift. We won’t tell if you hide an extra pack away for a special holiday treat to share with Santa.

Price: $11/4-piece box

Shop: Moonstruck Chocolatier 

Swizzlestix Retro Holiday Placemats

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Swizzlestix Retro Holiday Placemats

Are there any retro fabulous friends on your holiday list this year? If so, these mid-century mod placemats are the perfect gift. Offered in a variety of colors and patterns (shown here in Retro Romp) there will be a mat to match any motif.

Price: $10/each

Shop: Swizzlestix

Illume Monogram Candle

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Illume Monogram Candle

There is nothing like the smell of cedar in the wintertime. Spread warmth and tidings of cheer with each monogrammed cedar-scented candle you give. Word of warning: Just make sure you don’t give the wrong initial. That could spell disaster.

Price: $10/each

Shop: Illume

Star-Shaped Dish

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Star-Shaped Dish

Unexpected guests abound this time of year. A  dish of sweets is just the thing to have on hand for those “pleasant surprises.” Whether giving or receiving this charming star-shaped dish, it will shine throughout the season.

Price: $30

Shop: Halls

BeaterBlade Pro

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BeaterBlade Pro

The nifty silicone trim on this blade cuts down on the need to stop and scrape the bowl.

Price: $30

Shop: Amazon.com

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