You won't find products like these in your everyday grocery store or market, but that makes these products all the more special. Impress everyone from refined connoisseurs to Instagram-driven foodies with these one-of-a-kind artisanal food gifts.
August 30, 2017
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
1 of 17Courtesy: Julie Roberts
Maine Maple Popcorn
Coastal Maine Popcorn pours its heart into into bringing New England's signature flavors to all of their non-GMO, gluten-free and air-popped popcorn products. You can't go wrong with Maine Maple, one of their most popular flavors, that will change the way you look at the sweet and salty snack.
Crafted using local goat's milk in Vermont, these rich caramel sauces are an amazing artisanal treat. In flavors like Cold Brew Coffee, Salted Bourbon, and Vanilla Bean, your dessert game will be all the better with a bold drizzle from this set of jars.
Get the best of both worlds with this bold and spicy sauce. Keep the familiar taste of sriracha sauce, but kick it up a notch with the addition of spicy gochujang chile paste. Drizzle on grain bowls, breakfast sandwich, stir-frys, and more!
Filled with four hand-chosen Rancho Gordo products, this gift box is sure to make most home cooks delighted. Featuring dry heirloom bean varieties like Christmas Lima Beans and Yellow Eye Beans, dinner just got a lot more interesting for the recipient of this gift.
Bright in color and flavor, this floral favorite can add a fun twist to cocktail or dessert recipes. Made by infusing organic maple syrup with hibiscus flowers, Runamok's syrup makes for an impressive food gift.
Amy's Bread is a NYC staple that has produced outstanding artisanal breads across the five boroughs, and with online product prices being inclusive of shipping, they can now be shared across the country. This gift set collection has four of Amy's best selling loaves – the semolina with golden raisins and fennel, black olive bread, miche mini, and the 5-grain whole wheat.
You won't be able to stop raving about this corn syrup-free spreadable jam. Perfect on anything from toast to waffles or even pancakes, the jam also can be substituted in baked items that call for lemon curd.
One of Manhattan's best kept secrets is the Fat Witch Bakery, a heaven for brownie lovers tucked neatly away in Chelsea Market. Good news for the rest of the country is that they ship out fresh brownies 24/7, and have a slew of gift sets perfect for the holidays.
Stockings wouldn't be complete without a sweet treat. Theo's artisan chocolates are just the right size for sharing (though we won't blame you if you keep them to yourself) and come in fun holiday flavors like gingerbread spice, peppermint stick, cranberry orange, and more.
For the spice lover in your life, impress them with this collection of Rancho Gordo's hot sauces. Ranging from mild and flavorful to fiery hot and smoky, these four sauces provide something for everyone to love.
Subscriptions are the best gifts that keep on giving, and this particular service hand-delivers top-notch coffee blends right to your front door. The subscription service is completely customizable, meaning you can change amounts as well as varieties of the grounds you receive biweekly.
Umami is what helps make certain vegetarian or nearly-meat-free dishes so satisfying, and is often referred to as the fifth taste within Japanese cuisine. This bottled paste is a great dish enhancer and contains flavor highlights of tomatoes, olives, vinegar, mushrooms, cheese, and various spices.
This gift set of homemade pastas come from the Italian town of Gragnano, in Campania, where upscale retailer Eataly claims dry pasta was invented. These four different shapes of pasta will prove to be a smash hit for any Italian cuisine lover, especially if they can't make it to an Eataly store themselves.
Also known as "shoyu," this artisanal soy sauce is brewed from whole soybeans, wheat, and sea salt before being fermented in what Dean & DeLuca says is 100-year-old bottles. If Japanese cuisine is a particular passion, this product will shine compared to other options given the lack of preservatives and additives.
Take the flavors of Hemingway off the pages and into your beverage. The gift box includes sea salt, hot sauce, cocktail sauce, grilling sauce, and bloody Mary mix for your ultimate Hemingway celebration.