Delicious (and Practical!) Food Gifts for Your Foodie Loved Ones

Check out our Food Gift Guide for fun ideas for your foodie and home cook friends and family.


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Box of Brownies

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If you own the domain , you better be good. And Fairytale Brownies are very, very good. A mixed dozen is a great gift for anyone in your life. And if you want to step it up, you can create a custom box—yes, they’ll do it for a single box—with the image/logo/design of your choice.


, $20 to $80 for custom boxes


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No Kid Hungry Tools for Change Silicone Spatula

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Kristen Bell, Alton Brown and Jeff Bridges are among the celebs who teamed up with Williams Sonoma to create these spatulas benefiting .  


, $13 each


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Everything Bagel and Cream Cheese Making Kit

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Make the cream cheese too! Comes with cheesecloth and vegetable rennet as well as, um, everything for a dozen bagels.


, $25


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Creative Pika Avocado Heart Friendship Necklaces

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Need we say more? Share this necklace with your bestie, sister or daughter.


, $30/pair


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Cookbooks

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Round out your cookbook collection with these picks that offer something for everyone.


  • Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made into Pie by Mary-Frances Heck, $17.
  • MasterChef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks, foreword by Christina Tosi, $20.
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat, $35.
  • The Chef and the Slow Cooker by Hugh Acheson, $30.
  • Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, $35.
  • Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu, $35.

All books available at .


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Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker

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Let gravity do the work—pour batter in the top, then pull open to reveal cooked waffle. The vertical design makes storage a snap.


, $60


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Bodum Chambord Copper 34 oz French Press

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There’s nothing like a fresh, full-bodied cup of coffee that steeps to your desired strength. Plus, the stylish design will look great on your countertop.


, $50


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Trio Tray

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Sleek, simple and practical, with a bold pop of color.


, $59


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Customized Beer Glasses

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For the beer aficionado who knows that IPAs taste better in a snifter-type glass (pictured right.) These are also all made out of blown glass and can be customized for right- or left-handed people.


, from $35 each


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Joule Sous Vide Circulator in White Polycarbonate

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Joule’s app-controlled sous vide device is what tech-geek cooks want but might not buy for themselves. All that’s required is a pot and a ziplock bag. 


, $179 (before code) Enter code “FAMILYCIRCLE20” at chefsteps.com for $20 off through Jan. 1, 2018.


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Chocolate Advent Calendar

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La Maison du Chocolat’s calendar comes in a midnight blue box that works with the chocolatier’s 2017 Starlit Night theme. Each day, you’ll get a finely crafted chocolate with flavors like pistachio praline, hazelnut, praline coconut, and almond.


, $62 


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Jam Advent Calendar

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How cute are these tiny jars of jam? Bonne Maman’s calendar includes 24 different flavors in mini versions of their iconic jars. Toast the holidays with tons of toast!


, $28 


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Liquor Advent Calendar

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If you want to splurge on an advent calendar (but save money at the liquor store!), go for one of Drinks by the Dram’s decidedly grown-up choices. They offer calendars with tiny bourbon, gin, mezcal and rum and more to make you merrier.


, $137 to $164


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Reusable Velvet Advent Calendar

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Want to do your own thing? We love this calendar you can fill yourself and use every year. You can even order a personalized version.


, $99 


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Sweet Tooth Fairy Adjustable Cake Stand

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This is fashion—check out that retro mint color—and function: The cake stand can become a 2- or 3-tier cupcake stand with a few clicks. If you’re getting really festive, you can add a banner and a custom label so people know what they’re about to eat. Plus, all the parts store neatly in the base.


, $30 


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Vacu Vin Swirling Wine Carafe

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This beautiful glass-and-cork wine carafe does more than merely decant your wine. It also aerates it by spinning on a built-in turning base.


, $60


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Charcuterie Gift Box

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Give the gift of several picnics/cocktail parties/truly great snacks with this gift set from Les Trois Petits Cochons. Charcuterie lovers get pork and chicken liver mousse with truffles, saucisson (dried sausage), duck rillettes and more, which are of course paired with mini toasts, Dijon mustard and cornichons.


, $79.99


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Kettle Grill (and Toy Replica!)

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Does nostalgia get any more gorgeous than this red Weber grill based on their original charcoal kettle model? It would make the whole backyard happy.


, $200


And if you’re getting yourself a nice grill, why not get one for the tiniest chef in your life? This toy grill with play food, accessories, and toy charcoal that lights up and sizzles is an adorable addition to your patio.


, $45 


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AOS by SOSA Aprons

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’s aprons are the perfect blend of modern-day tech (stretch fabric, reinforced stitching, stain resistance) and classic charm. We’re obsessed with the indigo-and-white cross-back style inspired by designs from the 1920s; it’s fashion and function.


, $98 


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Shenandoah Growers Potted Living Herbs

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Fill our stockings (or, teacher hint: giftable mug!) with any of these potted herbs. It’s the gift that’s designed to keep giving. We feel like a peaceful little farmer snipping herbs at dinnertime, and they’re perfect for people who might not have a lovely plot of land to grow herbs.


(for where to buy), about $2.99 


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Vintage-Style Tea Towels

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These retro tea towels are adorable little gifts in and of themselves. But we also love the idea of using them as bonus-gift wrapping paper.


, prices vary, most $7 to $8


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Le Crémeux Cheese

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Honestly, you can stuff our stockings with pretty much any cheese. But one really stood out this year: , which is aged 120 days in the ancient Kaltbach caves in Switzerland. The flavor is delicious and mild, but it’s the creamy texture—their words: “reminiscent of a soft cooked egg yolk in a bowl of ramen”—that will keep you craving it.


Select retailers and specialty cheese shops nationwide, starting at $20/pound


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Ayesha Curry’s Bacon Grease Can

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Saving bacon drippings is smart, but it’s not always pretty. Celeb Ayesha Curry has solved that problem by including a classy bacon grease can in her affordable cookware line. Say goodbye to the coffee can, and leave this holder out for all to see.


, $14


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Wilton Sprinkles, Jimmies and Sugars

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Got a baker on your list? Create a custom decorating kit. Choose from dozens of shapes—such as hearts, airplanes, pineapples, crowns—jimmies, sugars and nonpareils for almost limitless custom combinations.


, starting at $1


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BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks

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Want to make your own Fig Newtons? What about Oatmeal Cream Pies? Or just a really great dark chocolate pie? Proceed straight to BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts, (cleverly) named for the blog and mad-scientist-chef of the same name (née: Stella Parks of Serious Eats).


, $24 for hardcover 


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Carnivore by Michael Symon

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Symon’s book will help you mix up your go-to meats, but it also offers great information on cooking with lesser-used cuts, which are often low on price and big on flavor.


, $21 for hardcover


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Thomas Keller box set

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This set is for the truly curious cook. It includes The French Laundry Cookbook—full of refined recipes from Keller’s award-winning restaurant of the same name—and Ad Hoc at Home, which delivers the family friendly menu of Ad Hoc.


, $70 for hardcover 


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The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini

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Mangini has written the book we all need, and the full name says it all: The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini.


, $23 for hardcover 


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The Healthy Teen Cookbook by Remmi Smith

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Chopped Teen chef and chef-entrepreneur Smith says The Healthy Teen Cookbook: Around the World In 80 Fantastic Recipes is “for kids, by a kid.” It’s the perfect gift to encourage a teen with a love of cooking.


, $17 for hardcover 


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The Walking Dead by Lauren Wilson and Yunhee Kim

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Superfans of The Walking Dead get more bang for their buck with this book: It’s one part recipes inspired by the show and one part survival guide.


, $20 for hardcover 

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